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Might've heard one of the veiled sounding LCD2s, they are out there and they sound really bad compared to the unveiled ones.

 

I prefer warmer headphones and think the HD800 is definitely thin and treble-tilted.  So there's always that too.  Different sound preferences will lead to polarizing and extreme opinions.

 

 

Mines are pretty new.  Got them in June 2012 with the angled connectors.  I like them don't get me wrong.  A very fun headphone and sounds good on just about any amp unlike the HD800.  

post #227 of 396
The ones I tried have angled connectors, too. Funny thing is that one ear cushion is broader on the rear side than the other, so you have transducers at a different angle to each ear.
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I just read the last few pages of "discussion" and came to this part...

 

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I don't have one my friend [...]

 

(Lol.)  I think that says a lot.  And it also sums up a lot about head-fi.  

 

It's amusing how many posts come down to what people have versus what people don't have.  

 

I'm working on my detailed review of the Qualia 010's this weekend.  It will be a comparative review, and I will compare it against the Orpheus system, the baby Orpheus, R10s and the BHSE + SR009.  I'll go through my usual test tracks and take detailed notes all for your benefit.  

 

This review will be based on things I have read on head-fi.  I hope many of you find it useful.  rolleyes.gif

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I just read the last few pages of "discussion" and came to this part...

 

 

(Lol.)  I think that says a lot.  And it also sums up a lot about head-fi.  

 

It's amusing how many posts come down to what people have versus what people don't have.  

 

I'm working on my detailed review of the Qualia 010's this weekend.  It will be a comparative review, and I will compare it against the Orpheus system, the baby Orpheus, R10s and the BHSE + SR009.  I'll go through my usual test tracks and take detailed notes all for your benefit.  

 

This review will be based on things I have read on head-fi.  I hope many of you find it useful.  rolleyes.gif

Thats not you being cinical is it sphinxcta? Not like you tongue.gif

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I don't think the HE-500 have any special amping requirements.  What amp do you have now?  To me they both fell the same.  It could be different for you though,

 

It's the Burson HA-160.

post #231 of 396
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Originally Posted by unspool View Post

 

It's the Burson HA-160.

 

 

They should be good together.  Although, I didn't have my HE-500s and my Burson 160D at the same time so I cant be for sure.

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It's the Burson HA-160.

I didn't like the HE-500 with the Burson.

It goes very well with the V200 and/or La Figaro 339 though.

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I didn't like the HE-500 with the Burson.

It goes very well with the V200 and/or La Figaro 339 though.

 

 

What were your findings with the HE-500s and the Burson?

post #234 of 396
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What were your findings with the HE-500s and the Burson?

HE-500s were very sibilant with the Burson.  It lacked a sense of smoothness and sounded overly harsh with mid/fast paced music.  The synergy just wasn't there, and I would experience listening fatigue shortly after having them on.  When I first got the HE-500s, this is the reason I disliked them.  A little off topic, but I had the same issue with the LCD-2 when I initially got them.  

When I used a different input for the DAC, it sounded better, but there was still much room for improvement.

 

With the V200, they sound like a completely different pair of headphones, hands down (both HE-500 and LCD-2).  They gain the musical mids that they lack with the Burson, become silky smooth so that you can listen for longer periods of time, and instruments no longer mesh together poorly to create a loud blob of incomprehensible sound.

 

These are my experiences with the Burson and the planar magnetics.

post #235 of 396
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HE-500s were very sibilant with the Burson.  It lacked a sense of smoothness and sounded overly harsh with mid/fast paced music.  The synergy just wasn't there, and I would experience listening fatigue shortly after having them on.  When I first got the HE-500s, this is the reason I disliked them.  A little off topic, but I had the same issue with the LCD-2 when I initially got them.  
When I used a different input for the DAC, it sounded better, but there was still much room for improvement.

With the V200, they sound like a completely different pair of headphones, hands down (both HE-500 and LCD-2).  They gain the musical mids that they lack with the Burson, become silky smooth so that you can listen for longer periods of time, and instruments no longer mesh together poorly to create a loud blob of incomprehensible sound.

These are my experiences with the Burson and the planar magnetics.

Classic signs of underpower. Not enough to finish the sustain and decay before losing control.
post #236 of 396
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Originally Posted by vc1187 View Post

HE-500s were very sibilant with the Burson.  It lacked a sense of smoothness and sounded overly harsh with mid/fast paced music.  The synergy just wasn't there, and I would experience listening fatigue shortly after having them on.  When I first got the HE-500s, this is the reason I disliked them.  A little off topic, but I had the same issue with the LCD-2 when I initially got them.  

When I used a different input for the DAC, it sounded better, but there was still much room for improvement.

 

With the V200, they sound like a completely different pair of headphones, hands down (both HE-500 and LCD-2).  They gain the musical mids that they lack with the Burson, become silky smooth so that you can listen for longer periods of time, and instruments no longer mesh together poorly to create a loud blob of incomprehensible sound.

 

These are my experiences with the Burson and the planar magnetics.

 

 

I think the new Burson fixes most of this.  I have not heard them yet but the impressions are good so far.

post #237 of 396
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Classic signs of underpower. Not enough to finish the sustain and decay before losing control.

 

Yeah it must be, since they run the HD650s just fine, and quite nicely.

 

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I think the new Burson fixes most of this.  I have not heard them yet but the impressions are good so far.

 

 

You mean the Soloist?

post #238 of 396
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Originally Posted by vc1187 View Post

You mean the Soloist?

 

 

Yes - and the Conductor as well

post #239 of 396
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Originally Posted by vc1187 View Post

 

Yeah it must be, since they run the HD650s just fine, and quite nicely.

 

 

 

You mean the Soloist?

 

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Yes - and the Conductor as well

 

Actually, the soloist even does fairly well with the HE-6 as well.

post #240 of 396
well nobody will get the Soloist to run HE-6 "fairly" well.
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