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post #12856 of 17083
Using the HE4 off the SA-31 (10watts at the HE-4's impedance), I STILL felt they wanted more. Seriously. DO NOT HALF ASS IT WITH THE HE-4. Like Matt said, they meet the same amping requirements as the HE-6, basically.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Using the HE4 off the SA-31 (10watts at the HE-4's impedance), I STILL felt they wanted more. Seriously. DO NOT HALF ASS IT WITH THE HE-4. Like Matt said, they meet the same amping requirements as the HE-6, basically.

10 watts is more than enough even for the HE-6.

post #12858 of 17083
I certainly felt the HE-4 could be fed with much more power than both the Lyr and SA-31, keeping in mind that both drove the HE-4 to ear screeching levels. It sounded more refined off the SA-31, but it still felt like it was holding back to me.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/16/13 at 5:33pm
post #12859 of 17083
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I certainly felt the HE-4 could be fed with much more power than both the Lyr and SA-31.

Probably not a power issue.

post #12860 of 17083

Probably might not be the raw power but the quality behind that power.  If you take a look at something like the Emotiva, which is said to do well with the HE-6, its transformer is considerably larger than the Lyr.

post #12861 of 17083
Yeah, I'd love to hear the HE-4 off a speaker amp.
post #12862 of 17083

HE5-LE, HE-4, HE-6 - all sound great off the Emotiva, I can attest.

 

Of course they sound great off the M^3 to me as well, so perhaps I'm not the best judge.

post #12863 of 17083

If the Emotiva wasn't so big, I'd get it instead of the Mjolnir. Unfortunately, space is a real concern to me.

post #12864 of 17083

uhh so which Emotiva amp r we talking about -.-

post #12865 of 17083
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uhh so which Emotiva amp r we talking about -.-

Emotiva mini-x A-100

post #12866 of 17083

This one.

post #12867 of 17083

Holy Crap that's cheap, where do I get the nessicary hook ups to run that oh it's not balanced

 

but man that's a cheap amp :O

post #12868 of 17083
Thread Starter 

Ask preproman...he may sell one of his castoffs. 

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Ask preproman...he may sell one of his castoffs. 

 

bleh decisions decisions, do I stick with Dynamics and go balanced with them, or go with SE Orthos... I guess I could just wait to upgrade to a higher end Balanaced AUdio GD amp that would have enough power

 
although honestly, I don't really need the HE 4, assuming the Beyer T90 is at least in it's class, seeing how it would be easier to drive and hopefully balanced would at laest have the sound stage and imaging of the HE 4
 
still the HE 400 sounds like the right EDM open for me :3 till I can maybe get a LCD 3
post #12870 of 17083
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Still... congrats to the guy found the $320 NEW deal on the HE 400... that's tempting... I wonder how much it costs to get the LCD 3 pads and how they affect the sound [the pad thread has yet to answer this but they should soon] 

 

 

The deal would be on razordogaudio.com of course, forgot to include that in the initial post...The LCD-x vegan pads are $80 and the leather ones should cost around the same. I'm pretty sure some have already tried them, they said that they were a bit hard to fit on Hifiman headphones because of the difference in size and that the sound isn't worth the premium considering the HE-400 isn't supposed to be high end in terms of cost anyways. 

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