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post #12901 of 19813
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 #12902 of 19813
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

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 #12903 of 19813
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 #12904 of 19813
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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.

 

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 #12905 of 19813
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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 #12906 of 19813
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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 
post #12907 of 19813
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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 #12908 of 19813
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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 #12909 of 19813
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 #12910 of 19813
Also hire someone to redo there website.
post #12911 of 19813

Is the treble smoother on the HE4?

 

Hmmm I wonder if it would run from my NAD 326bee speaker jacks... Maybe not a good idea...

post #12912 of 19813
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

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.

 

who cares about looks lol 

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Also hire someone to redo there website.

and I hear you there... 

post #12913 of 19813
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who cares about looks lol 

People who aren't blind ;)

post #12914 of 19813
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People who aren't blind ;)

 

Oh well I'm legally blind so do forgive me

 
that said :D Pikmin 3 is proving very fun
post #12915 of 19813
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Oh well I'm legally blind so do forgive me
 
that said biggrin.gif Pikmin 3 is proving very fun
Sidetracking for a second, have you been legally blind your whole life? I'm just thinking, I've always heard when you lose one sense, especially a major one like vision or hearing, the other senses all become stronger. So, you must hear a lot more than the rest of us folks here.the only reason I asked if it has been since birth, is to figure out if you had a comparison to before and after loss of sight. If this is rude in any way I sincerely apologize.
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