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post #31 of 903

Next would be a ribbon/pleated type diaphragm like Apogee's, larger excursion area.

 

 


Edited by wuwhere - 12/26/11 at 2:26pm
post #32 of 903

This may seem like a silly question, but given that these can be easily driven by a DAP, will a cable with an 1/8" termination be included?

post #33 of 903
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

This may seem like a silly question, but given that these can be easily driven by a DAP, will a cable with an 1/8" termination be included?



I would suspect the answer will be yes as the cable termination that is standard with the HE-500 is the 1/8" termination with an adapter for 1/4" use.

post #34 of 903
I've been wondering why no one is doing closed planars. Is it cowardice? Too much of a challange? Is it lazyness? Is it stupidity? I prefer my Peggy built thundefpants over any of the two dozen headphones that I've owned.
post #35 of 903

I think you meant Smeggy and thunderpants right? Maybe there is a Peggy though...
 

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Originally Posted by powerlifter450 View Post

I've been wondering why no one is doing closed planars. Is it cowardice? Too much of a challange? Is it lazyness? Is it stupidity? I prefer my Peggy built thundefpants over any of the two dozen headphones that I've owned.


 

post #36 of 903

because open sounds better than closed....
 

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I've been wondering why no one is doing closed planars. Is it cowardice? Too much of a challange? Is it lazyness? Is it stupidity? I prefer my Peggy built thundefpants over any of the two dozen headphones that I've owned.


 

post #37 of 903

The answer is yes. i have been driving the HE-400 (yes, i currently have a HE-400 on hand ^_^) with my iPhone4, and the sound is surprisingly good. of course once you start to use more powerful portable source like HM-602 or HM-801, the sound just gets better and better. 

 

btw, i have been a big Ortho fan for quite a while, and never considered HE-500/LCD2/HE-6 to be heavy until i switched them between HE-400. it is still heavier than dynamic headphone, but for an ortho it's quite light on the head. My wife couldn't take any one of those three, but she could live with HE-400.

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Can they replace my beloved RS-1s for road cans? If they can be driven from a portable well (specs say they can), I will be offloading tubes, RS-1, K701 and becoming a full HiFiMan planar convert. I will never give up my HE-6 though for home use.


 

post #38 of 903

I'm actually really feeling the blue on these things--adds just a little touch of classy bling, I think. Looking forward to more impressions. Would love to give a Hifiman phone a shot one of these days, and I've been eying the 500s ever since the price took a drop. If these wind up with a similarly impressive sound signature they may serve as a good entry point for me, not only into Hifman products, but into planar-magnetic phones, period.

post #39 of 903
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I think you meant Smeggy and thunderpants right? Maybe there is a Peggy though...

 



I get these spelling errors and autocorrect problems when using my cellphone. 4" screen, real big hands. yes Smeggy built Thunderpants.
post #40 of 903
There's a big market for quality closed back Orthos too.
post #41 of 903

So, is it a better HE-4 or not?

post #42 of 903

Guilty as charged.
 

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I'm sure there is at least one person on Head-Fi who wants these and is not fond of the blue color scheme.

 

post #43 of 903

Lol just having a Grammar Nazi moment sorry :)
 

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I get these spelling errors and autocorrect problems when using my cellphone. 4" screen, real big hands. yes Smeggy built Thunderpants.


 

post #44 of 903
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Originally Posted by blankdisc View Post

The answer is yes. i have been driving the HE-400 (yes, i currently have a HE-400 on hand ^_^) with my iPhone4, and the sound is surprisingly good. of course once you start to use more powerful portable source like HM-602 or HM-801, the sound just gets better and better. 

 

btw, i have been a big Ortho fan for quite a while, and never considered HE-500/LCD2/HE-6 to be heavy until i switched them between HE-400. it is still heavier than dynamic headphone, but for an ortho it's quite light on the head. My wife couldn't take any one of those three, but she could live with HE-400.



 


If you have the HE-400, what is the sound signature like?

 

post #45 of 903
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Originally Posted by blankdisc View Post

The answer is yes. i have been driving the HE-400 (yes, i currently have a HE-400 on hand ^_^) with my iPhone4, and the sound is surprisingly good. of course once you start to use more powerful portable source like HM-602 or HM-801, the sound just gets better and better. 

 

btw, i have been a big Ortho fan for quite a while, and never considered HE-500/LCD2/HE-6 to be heavy until i switched them between HE-400. it is still heavier than dynamic headphone, but for an ortho it's quite light on the head. My wife couldn't take any one of those three, but she could live with HE-400.



 


What's the difference in SQ between the HE-500 and the HE-400? Which do you think has a more neutral, transparent and fluid sound?

 

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