You wrote a rave review on the HE-6, http://www.head-fi.org/t/538737/amazing-and-dynamic-he6, and now this one on the HE-500. In your HE-6 review you state "A remarkable product that will provide me with years of long term satisfaction and alongside my LCD2 and HD800 is a permanent resident." You obviously like HiFiman cans. Comparing the two, amplification and cost aside, which to you prefer?
The reason I ask is I'm considering as my first venture into headphonia, the HE-6, LCD-2v2 or LCD-3 and T1. Now I've read this review so may want to add the 500s to my audition list.
Great review on both, by the way.
Thanks for the kind words. If you have the proper amp and can afford the He6 it is the better phone than the hE500. The HE500 is outstanding but the HE6 has more extension in the treble and is a bigger and deeper soundstage but the can needs 15W to sounds its best. the HE500 is very very good for the money and as my review stated the T1 at 1299.00 has a better soundstage and imaging and detail is much better than the He500 so that is still my reference can. I sold my LCD2 because of too many QC issues and lack of air and space which for classical music is very important to me.The best advice I can give is set your budget and try to listen to as many of them as you can because what good for me may be different for you but no bad choices and do audition the HE500 its worth the listen.