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http://www.head-fi.org/t/694010/comparison-of-sennheiser-amperior-beyerdynamic-dt-1350-martin-logan-micros-90-and-yamaha-hph-200-or-how-i-spent-my-winter-vacation

The link to the original comparison I did on Amperior/DT1359/Mikros 90 amd HPH-200. To follow up, since I wrote that, while I still agree with my impressions, I tend to pull the Mikros out most often of the 4...needs more bass imo (and has fit issues causing the bass problem, yada, yada, yada), but kids/highs really great, open sounding. Hey, at clearance prices, I still think it is a no-brainer.
Edited by doctorjazz - 1/31/14 at 6:29pm
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

I liked the headband. Didn't have them on for long. Are there long-term comfort issues or something I should be aware of?

 

A picture tell a thousand words..

 

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I went away in order to try and prove you wrong with some google-fu, but came back empty-handed. The shame.

 

Perhaps Tyll will get them in (if he hasn't already) since he had already gotten the HP50s in and measured.

Lol. I'm a google-fu master. Hazard-San.

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Definitely agree with nehcrow so thank you for the impressions.  I have zero issues with upper mids/lower treble also.  I wouldn't want anymore treble but possibly more airiness without increasing that treble.  The AD900X sounds more airy to me but also very thin compared and overall is slayed by the HE500's and even the HE400's are an upgrade IMO.

 

I've checked Emotiva's before but not thoroughly.  Which one would I shoot for?  I have the Yulong D100 MKII and Hifi-M8 so considering those, would the Emotiva's be an upgrade?  I'm also very interested in the Audio GD's, mostly the Compass 2.  Thanks nehcrow.

Emotiva mini-x a-100, DannyBai.

http://shop.emotiva.com/products/a100
Unavailable at the moment, and it used to be $169 :( You can possibly pick up a used one/or find a store that sells it

There's a huge thread dedicated to powering the HE-500/HE-6/LCD with it - you'll get amazing top tier performance! Some of the best there is for the HE-500 and even the HE-6

You'll need to make/buy speaker taps however
Schiit Lyr is another great option, but there's been reports the Emotiva mini-x beats it (and it's cheaper too by ~$200)

You've got a great DAC already but I feel portable amps won't do Hifiman orthos justice, you'll need a beefier desktop amp

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A picture tell a thousand words..

 

It sure doesn't! A thousand words would be barely enough to adequately describe that beautifully glistening bald head. I should shave the sucker one of these days...

 

...Oh right the headphones. What were we talking about again?

 

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Lol. I'm a google-fu master. Hazard-San.

Further Google-fu reveals a lot of "bass-heavy" impressions on the HP-20. Hmm.

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Just came today from The Audiophile Voice...have a feeling I'm going to be sad when I have to return them frown.gif
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Eric, how does the thinksound on1 reproduce this song?

 

 

Inquiring minds would like to know. :atsmile: 

 

 

That horn, those guitar crunches, cymbals, that voice, tell us the details! (if you may).

 

 

Very nice selection vlenbo. The trombone, bass and reverb in the snare drums dominate the first half the of the song. Every instrument seems to have its own space. You can hear the "chinka chinka" of the electric guitar, but electric guitar really doesn't flair up until about the 3:00  time lapse in the song. Trombone Shorty is one of my favorite new artists. Again, every instrument is heard clearly and succinctly in its own space. I love hearing this through the On1.

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The On1 really makes this song sang (although this is not a good copy of it) ...

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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

It sure doesn't! A thousand words would be barely enough to adequately describe that beautifully glistening bald head. I should shave the sucker one of these days...

 

...Oh right the headphones. What were we talking about again?

 

Further Google-fu reveals a lot of "bass-heavy" impressions on the HP-20. Hmm.

ehhh what else.....

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Fff outta' here with that nonsense!!!

... you gotta' give it to that clown, he sure is one funny arse mofo. : P

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I have not checked if this had or had not been posted on here before - https://www.justmyshop.com/camp/finalaudiokit/

 

Not really any price advantages over the IIs or anything, just interesting.

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Very nice selection vlenbo. The trombone, bass and reverb in the snare drums dominate the first half the of the song. Every instrument seems to have its own space. You can hear the "chinka chinka" of the electric guitar, but electric guitar really doesn't flair up until about the 3:00  time lapse in the song. Trombone Shorty is one of my favorite new artists. Again, every instrument is heard clearly and succinctly in its own space. I love hearing this through the On1.

Simply awesome to hear that, thanks eric!

 

I've got to get my hands on that wooden headphone later on, especially since I would like the experience of each instrument having its own space. I may hear that with the mikros after burn-in, but I believe the on1s will have that nice warm and detailed sound that the mikros miss.


And for that john Boute song, OH MY GOD, that intro, pretty awesome drumming and bass playing from the re700s.

 

Cymbals sound great, airy, has its own space.

 

Vocals are fantastic! I like this so far. Nice tune.

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Emotiva mini-x a-100, DannyBai.
http://shop.emotiva.com/products/a100

Unavailable at the moment, and it used to be $169 frown.gif You can possibly pick up a used one/or find a store that sells it
There's a huge thread dedicated to powering the HE-500/HE-6/LCD with it - you'll get amazing top tier performance! Some of the best there is for the HE-500 and even the HE-6
You'll need to make/buy speaker taps however

Schiit Lyr is another great option, but there's been reports the Emotiva mini-x beats it (and it's cheaper too by ~$200)
You've got a great DAC already but I feel portable amps won't do Hifiman orthos justice, you'll need a beefier desktop amp

I can't use it without speaker taps?
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

 
Very nice selection vlenbo. The trombone, bass and reverb in the snare drums dominate the first half the of the song. Every instrument seems to have its own space. You can hear the "chinka chinka" of the electric guitar, but electric guitar really doesn't flair up until about the 3:00  time lapse in the song. Trombone Shorty is one of my favorite new artists. Again, every instrument is heard clearly and succinctly in its own space. I love hearing this through the On1.
Simply awesome to hear that, thanks eric!

I've got to get my hands on that wooden headphone later on, especially since I would like the experience of each instrument having its own space. I may hear that with the mikros after burn-in, but I believe the on1s will have that nice warm and detailed sound that the mikros miss.


And for that john Boute song, OH MY GOD, that intro, pretty awesome drumming and bass playing from the re700s.

Cymbals sound great, airy, has its own space.

Vocals are fantastic! I like this so far. Nice tune.

!+
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I can't use it without speaker taps?

Yep unfortunately so, since it is a speaker amp - all you'll need is an adaptor for your HE-500 cable converting it into 4 banana plugs

I'm sure a DIYer here can make one for you - or BTG-Audio which has make plenty of them

Ask Emotiva thread on how to convert your current cable to banana plugs

Basically what I did was convert the stock cable to XLR 4 pin and an adaptor with 4 pin XLR to banana plugs (most common way I think)

Not 100% if 6.3mm jack can be converted to banana plugs hmmmmm

EDIT: There was somebody who was modifying Emotiva amps with a 1/4" female jack on the front of the chassis, not sure what happened to that lol


Edited by nehcrow - 1/31/14 at 7:50pm
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ASG-2 vs XBA-H3 for any interested:

 

 

 

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ASG-2 and XBA-H3

 

 

The first track I used to compare these two was Floret Silva Nobilis. It's a test for clarity, detail, bass tightness, dynamic range, black space, and soundstage qualities.

 

This is my first time A/B'ing the ASG-2 and H3, so the next few paragraphs may come off as a stream off incoherent thought.

 

 

1) The H3's soundstage is wider, the G2' is taller

2) the ASG-2 is more refined, details are better fleshed out. Timbre is also better on the ASG-2, the H3 has this slightly plastic timbre.

3) The H3 requires about 20% more power than the G2.

4) The G2 is clearer and more resolving of microdetails. 

5) The H3 has better sub-bass extension, but that is not always obvious because the looser mid-bass can obscure it at times.

6) The G2 has a more mid-forward presentation. 

7) The H3's treble tweeter is marvelous. It's more resolving up there in some fine details and gives more weight to the treble.

 

 

Next track: Djobi Djoba - Gipsy Kings

 

1) Guitars are more realistic on the G2.

2) There's that plastic timbre on the H3 again.

3) Vocals on the G2 are better.

4) G2 mid-bass is more controlled.

5) G2 has greater black space due to the greater soundstage height.

6) ASG-2 + H3's tweeter = goodbye head-fi.

7) Actually, SR-009 = goodbye head-fi.

 

 

Lips of an Angel - Hinder

 

1) See above.

2) I really like this song.

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, I wouldn't say the differences are large enough for me to put the XBA-H3 a whole tier below the ASG-2. No, I'd say they're on the same playing field in the superbowl, but the ASG-2 is up by a couple of touchdowns. For the price the H3 is a nooo brraaaiineerrr. A zombie would stop chasing you to buy a pair of these.

 

Ergonomics wise, it's the ASG-2 10 times out of 10. The H3 is comfy when inserted, but I'll be damned if I had to do it multiple times at work or in between lectures. It's large, and the memory wire can be an obstacle to proper insertion.

 

 

 

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