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post #5281 of 6020
Right now the amp is sourced from my CD player, which doesn't have EQ, but I'll keep it in mind for when I hook the amp up to my USB DAC.

Checked the sensitivity of the two, it's 98 dB/mW for the AD700 and 92.5 for the HE-400s, so that should make them about a quarter as loud I think.

Here's how things are at the moment (sorry that this is a bit off topic, I'll do an updated shot when the HE-400s get here tongue.gif)

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Edited by bcpk - 11/4/12 at 1:31pm
post #5282 of 6020
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Originally Posted by bcpk View Post

Right now the amp is sourced from my CD player, which doesn't have EQ, but I'll keep it in mind for when I hook the amp up to my USB DAC.
Checked the sensitivity of the two, it's 98 dB/mW for the AD700 and 92.5 for the HE-400s, so that should make them about a quarter as loud I think.
Here's how things are at the moment (sorry that this is a bit off topic, I'll do an updated shot when the HE-400s get here tongue.gif)

 

The HE400 is less sensitive but it's not that much different than most dynamics I've tried even if it is an ortho. I don't get much volume control with my Mjolnir unless I use the preamp feature on my D1. You could get something like a preamp  if you dac doesn't do that.


Edited by rawrster - 11/4/12 at 4:15pm
post #5283 of 6020

I'm guessing it would be better to go with the HE-400 instead of the HE-500 if all I have is the E17?

post #5284 of 6020
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Originally Posted by GTRagnarok View Post

I'm guessing it would be better to go with the HE-400 instead of the HE-500 if all I have is the E17?

Irrelivant. It's all about sound signature. HE-500 from everything I can tell is leaning toward neutral and natural sound while the 400 is more musical and fun. Frankly for the price difference I don't see the point in HE-500, but that's me. 

 

E17 is fine, but you will need to upgrade eventually if you actually want to hear what the HE series can do, if it's just for portable use, it's fine.

post #5285 of 6020
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Originally Posted by bcpk View Post

Right now the amp is sourced from my CD player, which doesn't have EQ, but I'll keep it in mind for when I hook the amp up to my USB DAC.
Checked the sensitivity of the two, it's 98 dB/mW for the AD700 and 92.5 for the HE-400s, so that should make them about a quarter as loud I think.

 

-6dB probably won't give you that much of a drop.  You have to go down about -10dB for it to SOUND about half as loud (as opposed to -3dB being half the electrical POWER).

You could try getting some inline attenuators to put in-between the CD player and amp.  They are just like phono plugs with built in resistors.  Otherwise if you (or a friend) are handy with a soldering iron you could make up an attenuator yourself with 4 resistors and a spare interconnect lead (see the DIY forum).  When CD players first came out such things were needed to stop the CD players' higher output level overdriving the inputs on older amplifiers.

post #5286 of 6020
Hi people,
I'll get my he-400 in a few days and I'm going to mod the grills asap.

Could anyone please tell me the exact diameter of the stock grills ?

TIA.
post #5287 of 6020

I bought a HE400 recently (although i didn't receive due to my relevant will be here end of nov.). I will use it with E11.

 

I plan to buy a headphone amp. I wish to buy Schiit Lyr but it is expensive for this time. And also i want to go step by step to taste of the difference.

 

Could you please give me an advice for this case ? I do little search about Schiit Asgard and it looks good. Actually Asgard also isn't cheap one and I'm really open for the other options. 

Thanks.

post #5288 of 6020

There's a cheap Lyr (used) on the marketplace, if I recall...  300 bucks shipped, I think.

post #5289 of 6020

linkage?

post #5290 of 6020
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

linkage?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634434/for-sale-schiit-lyr

 

It has been sold.

post #5291 of 6020

That one went quick!! I tried to buy his bifrost also. He priced too low and said the next morning he had about 100 pm's!! 

post #5292 of 6020
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Originally Posted by Dragunov-21 View Post

There's a cheap Lyr (used) on the marketplace, if I recall...  300 bucks shipped, I think.

Yes it may be an option but i think it is ver very rare and also I'm livingoutside US. So this option is too close to impossible. I should find second hand Lyr to sell anywhere. On the other hand this option is so close to find second hand Asgard :) 

 

Main question is is it worth to buy Lyr or should i start with Asgard and after that (2-3 years later) upgrade to Lyr ? 

 

I don't want to say "I bought an Asgard but I don't feel significant difference from E11 with HE400" 

post #5293 of 6020

The lyr is the right buy for harder to drive hp's like orthos. The Asgard will work pretty well for harder to drive hp's but will work best for low impedance. 

post #5294 of 6020
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

That one went quick!! I tried to buy his bifrost also. He priced too low and said the next morning he had about 100 pm's!! 

How does selling on here work anyway? what's to stop someone from taking the money and not sending the HP? I want to sell my senn HD 25 and was thinking ebay.

post #5295 of 6020

^^ Well, paypal. That's why when you buy something or sale something here, you should never go with the "gift" options. Lot's of guys here will ask you to send the payment as a gift in order to avoid the fees. The reason that pp will drop the fees with that scenario is that they have no liability when you send money as a gift. Regular transactions with pp have protection for the buyer. 

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