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There is no better bargain than the Emotiva that Raven mentions as far as bang for the buck NIB. The mojo would work of course. 

post #12902 of 18702
Mjonir should be fine, but the Soloist, definitely not. If it's not pushing at least as much power as the Lyr, you're not gonna tap into the HE-4's potential. Even the Lyr didn't push it that much.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/17/13 at 5:48pm
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

There is no better bargain than the Emotiva that Raven mentions as far as bang for the buck NIB. The mojo would work of course. 
Matt, you made my day. Nothing like blogging on Head fi at 6 am local time in India and getting a definitive opinion. 😄Methinks an HE 4 is on its way to the Orient.
Thanks
post #12904 of 18702
You all need to keep in mind that the HE4 is considerably more neutral sounding than the HE400. It's a different flavor.
post #12905 of 18702
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Mjonir should be fine, but the Soloist, definitely not. If it's not pushing at least as much power as the Lyr, you're not gonna tap into the HE-4's potential. Even the Lyr didn't push it that much.[/quote

MLE, thanks. I have the Lyr and the Mjolnir. At this stage I just want to use what I have and this is no knock on the Emotiva.
post #12906 of 18702
You'll find it enjoyable off the Lyr. That was how I experienced the HE4 the first time, and I fell in love. No knock against the Lyr. It's a wonderful amp. Just saying the HE4 has more potential. I'm sure the Mjonir will show that.

I do think the HE4 probably suits a warmer amp, as it's a little on the brighter side in terms of treble, though obviously not HE400-like treble.
post #12907 of 18702
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You'll find it enjoyable off the Lyr. That was how I experienced the HE4 the first time, and I fell in love. No knock against the Lyr. It's a wonderful amp. Just saying the HE4 has more potential. I'm sure the Mjonir will show that.

I do think the HE4 probably suits a warmer amp, as it's a little on the brighter side in terms of treble, though obviously not HE400-like treble.
Ah ok. Funnily, I love the treble on the 400 which in combination with the bass gives me a wider and deeper soundstage impression, a more 3D effect. A little less treble should be fine anyhow.
post #12908 of 18702
The HE4 being $350 on Headamp, and the Emotiva costing around $200, would make it quite a formidable combo in the $600 range, assuming you have a dac and some cables for the HE4 to hook up to the amp.

If I had disposable income and wanted to go back to a legitimate planar setup, that would be it for me. As Matt said, the HE4 is.... well its pretty damn amazing. Pretty lightweight, and the velours on tbe HE4 put the newer HFM velours to shame, though the horrible plastic teeth to attach the pads were a bad idea from HFM.

HE4, the best kept secret in headphones, IMHO.
post #12909 of 18702
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The HE4 being $350 on Headamp, and the Emotiva costing around $200, would make it quite a formidable combo in the $600 range, assuming you have a dac and some cables for the HE4 to hook up to the amp.

If I had disposable income and wanted to go back to a legitimate planar setup, that would be it for me. As Matt said, the HE4 is.... well its pretty damn amazing. Pretty lightweight, and the velours on tbe HE4 put the newer HFM velours to shame, though the horrible plastic teeth to attach the pads were a bad idea from HFM.

HE4, the best kept secret in headphones, IMHO.

 

Yea I hear that alot my self, I might have gotten it but... my Desk space is slighty limited  

 
still I hope to one day hear it my self! 
post #12910 of 18702
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The HE4 being $350 on Headamp, and the Emotiva costing around $200, would make it quite a formidable combo in the $600 range, assuming you have a dac and some cables for the HE4 to hook up to the amp.

If I had disposable income and wanted to go back to a legitimate planar setup, that would be it for me. As Matt said, the HE4 is.... well its pretty damn amazing. Pretty lightweight, and the velours on tbe HE4 put the newer HFM velours to shame, though the horrible plastic teeth to attach the pads were a bad idea from HFM.

HE4, the best kept secret in headphones, IMHO.

Just ordered from Justin. MLE thanks for all the valuable input. Plan to run it balanced with the Gungnir/Mjolnir.
Morning coffee just tasted better😃
post #12911 of 18702
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Just ordered from Justin. MLE thanks for all the valuable input. Plan to run it balanced with the Gungnir/Mjolnir.
Morning coffee just tasted better😃

 

OH nice, that's gonna sound heavenly! The Mjolnir is a balance tube yes? Oh no a balanced Solid State... and it's just as powerful as the Audio GD 10ES2... but it cost uhh twice as much [since it's not a balanced Dac as well]

 
Sheesh Kingwa makes such great intro products... I wonder how the mjolinir compares to the Audio GD 
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OH nice, that's gonna sound heavenly! The Mjolnir is a balance tube yes? Oh no a balanced Solid State... and it's just as powerful as the Audio GD 10ES2... but it cost uhh twice as much [since it's not a balanced Dac as well]
 
Sheesh Kingwa makes such great intro products... I wonder how the mjolinir compares to the Audio GD 

Thanks. As you subsequently noted, the Mjolnir is an SS amp that is balanced. In the Gungnir, I do believe I have a very good DAC.

While I have read about Audio GD and almost bought the Compass last year, I have not heard their products at all. I'm sure there are plenty of Head-fi'ers that do though.
post #12913 of 18702
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Thanks. As you subsequently noted, the Mjolnir is an SS amp that is balanced. In the Gungnir, I do believe I have a very good DAC.

While I have read about Audio GD and almost bought the Compass last year, I have not heard their products at all. I'm sure there are plenty of Head-fi'ers that do though.

 

I have already read enough positive reviews of the Audio GD 10ES2 to confirm my purchse, I just wonder the differance between it and your set up... considering it cost about half as much

 
ALTHOUGH u are buying local and supporting US Buisness... where as I'm importin from CHINA ;3 
post #12914 of 18702
I loved my A-GD Compass 2, NFB-5, and SA-31, so I have nothing but good things to say about A-GD products. I just wish they were more aesthetically pleasing, lol.
post #12915 of 18702
Also hire someone to redo there website.
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