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post #9361 of 18011
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

If you have to have tube then yes, Lyr.  If you don't, another excellent stop gap option would be Emotiva.

Personally for me, I don't even look at my Emotiva as a stop gap at all.  To me and my opinion, it's that good (even after having the WA22).  Your standards/ears might vary.

I will try the Emotiva.   :)

Thanks

post #9362 of 18011

Did you know the way you wear the He-500's makes a difference to how they sound.

 

In most cases keeping them centered is key, however, try wearing them with the front of the pads nearer to front of your ears and you may find the low end of the sound becomes bloated, and mids recessed. However, switching them the other way around, with the rear of the pads almost touching the rear of your ears gives an opposite effect, mids are more forward/tight and treble is increased.  A centimetre can make a huge difference! 

 

I know this is damn obvious, but some people may not realise how something so simple can make a huge difference to how the soundstage is presented. 

 

One day may sound different to the next if you slump them on your noggin without any thought. 

 

I prefer them with the rear of the pads almost touching the rear of my ears, treble is slightly enhanced, but that's relative. 


Edited by fluidz - 11/21/13 at 8:52am
post #9363 of 18011

Try hovering and holding the pads off of your ears, and you'll also hear a massive wave of bass too.

post #9364 of 18011
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Try hovering and holding the pads off of your ears, and you'll also hear a massive wave of bass too.

Where did that sub bass come from? Lol 

post #9365 of 18011
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

Open the SineGen program, "Power" button = start playing a sinewave tone. The adjustable vertical scale to the left is frequency (ranging from 20 ~ 20,000 Hz) of the tone. Level -dB adjustment area is for tone loudness and L/R tone balance.

 

Just toggle "Power", and then start sweeping from 20 Hz up to 20k Hz while listening for the balance matching.

 

So to be sure, what you are saying is that I use the sine program to see if there is driver imbalance just by listening? B/c I was wondering if there was any way to reproduce the exact same sound on each ear and measure the volume differences or something of the sort.

post #9366 of 18011
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Where did that sub bass come from? Lol 

I know right? We need to figure out how to make some hoverpads. lol 

post #9367 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Ethereal Sound View Post
 

 

So to be sure, what you are saying is that I use the sine program to see if there is driver imbalance just by listening? B/c I was wondering if there was any way to reproduce the exact same sound on each ear and measure the volume differences or something of the sort.

Keep in mind that the imbalance could be coming from your ears and not the headphone. A useful way to determine this is using a SPL meter with pink noise to see the difference between the cans, if any. Next simple way is to just play music on a single speaker in nearfield (not headphone) and center your head, then cover one ear with your hand or something and alternating for anomalies. None are perfect, but can help you determine if it's your ear canals etc.

post #9368 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Ethereal Sound View Post
 

 

So to be sure, what you are saying is that I use the sine program to see if there is driver imbalance just by listening? B/c I was wondering if there was any way to reproduce the exact same sound on each ear and measure the volume differences or something of the sort.

Just do what I said and report back what you found. We can go from there.

post #9369 of 18011
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Just do what I said and report back what you found. We can go from there.

 

So I just did a sweep and it really did sound like it was coming more from the right side than the left.

post #9370 of 18011

Just ordered my HE-500s. Excited. 

post #9371 of 18011

Got my he500 today... Pretty Excited

post #9372 of 18011

11-month anniversary of my HE500 ownership today......still excited.

post #9373 of 18011

Got my HE-500 yesterday... starting to get excited...

post #9374 of 18011
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

11-month anniversary of my HE500 ownership today......still excited.

If you are excited after 11 months then I have no choice but staying excited.  :D

Just got my HE500 back after 2 week trading with a friend's HD800, definitely very excited just like when I first got it.

post #9375 of 18011

Every time I have upgrade-itis, I only need to listen to the HE-500 to think to myself that it performs pretty darn well, and what more would I really need?

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