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post #706 of 846

for me, soundstage is 

 

1. T1

2. HE-500

3. Q-701

post #707 of 846
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrow View Post


I dont know about that. the super spendy ones like the algorithm would get you pretty close. But yeah. they are an at home headphone that need an at home amp system.

Hi WhiteCrow,

 

What sort of Home amp system that I need to buy at least to make out the most of HE-500 ?

I am planning to use my HE-500 during my daily commute in Train, because at the moment I got Fiio F11

post #708 of 846
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Originally Posted by JohnSantana View Post

Hi WhiteCrow,

 

What sort of Home amp system that I need to buy at least to make out the most of HE-500 ?

I am planning to use my HE-500 during my daily commute in Train, because at the moment I got Fiio F11

 

I'm not sure that the HE-500 would be the best choice for a portable setup. Not only are they heavy but they require quite a bit of power to be driven properly (>1W). They also leak quite a bit of sound and have little to no isolation at all.

 

IMO

post #709 of 846
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Originally Posted by Stalker81598 View Post

 

I'm not sure that the HE-500 would be the best choice for a portable setup. Not only are they heavy but they require quite a bit of power to be driven properly (>1W). They also leak quite a bit of sound and have little to no isolation at all.

 

IMO

Stalker,

Thanks for the clarification, so I guess in this case, HE-500 can only be used with desktop amp for the maximum benefits ?

 

that sounds little bit different game to me as I normally use my Westone W4 with Fiio E11 plugged into my Laptop, PC or my iPhone.

 

Perhaps in this case I should buy Asus XONAR for the amp before getting HE500

post #710 of 846
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Originally Posted by Stalker81598 View Post

I'm not sure that the HE-500 would be the best choice for a portable setup. Not only are they heavy but they require quite a bit of power to be driven properly (>1W). They also leak quite a bit of sound and have little to no isolation at all.

IMO
I agree totally here with the 3 points u said (although u cant just say they need 1 watt..as u need a good amp that synergies well with the he500 to make them sound good)..

but u forgot another thing..the standard cable is very flimsy and easily broken...so in total its not best phone to walk around with..
post #711 of 846
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


I agree totally here with the 3 points u said (although u cant just say they need 1 watt..as u need a good amp that synergies well with the he500 to make them sound good)..

but u forgot another thing..the standard cable is very flimsy and easily broken...so in total its not best phone to walk around with..

hi HifiMan Rookie,

 

So does this means that I will need to get Balanced XLR cable or something like this (pure OCC silver cable) http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HiFiMan-HE6-HE500-HE5-LE-HE4-HE300-8ft-Pure-OCC-Silver-cable-1-4-Viablue-more-/110947130568 ?

post #712 of 846
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Originally Posted by JohnSantana View Post

hi HifiMan Rookie,

So does this means that I will need to get Balanced XLR cable or something like this (pure OCC silver cable) http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HiFiMan-HE6-HE500-HE5-LE-HE4-HE300-8ft-Pure-OCC-Silver-cable-1-4-Viablue-more-/110947130568 ?

My personal suggestion:

First get urself a good amp for the he500 (as example a lyr is a good starting point,)..
Second: i found out the he500 likes quality copper cables better (was actually also the advice i got from toxic cables themselves) and they are much cheaper then silver cables in general....

for example i use the toxic cables Black Widow 22awg as rca cable between my hm602 and my 337 and as headphone cable for my he500..

But qualitywise..toxic cables are indeed better quality cables and less flimsy then the original cables..but i think all premium cable makers do better then standard in the breaking department..but still...being mobile with such a big heavy phone is not best way to use it..imho ofcourse!
Good luck with ur choices! wink.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 4/15/13 at 12:59am
post #713 of 846
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Originally Posted by JohnSantana View Post

Stalker,

Thanks for the clarification, so I guess in this case, HE-500 can only be used with desktop amp for the maximum benefits ?

 

that sounds little bit different game to me as I normally use my Westone W4 with Fiio E11 plugged into my Laptop, PC or my iPhone.

 

Perhaps in this case I should buy Asus XONAR for the amp before getting HE500

I think the Hi-Fi M8 would run them.  I'm sorta counting on it, actually.  I don't think I can save the scratch for the pre-order, but the M8 is on mah listzorz for 'next headphone doo-dad'.

post #714 of 846
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I think the Hi-Fi M8 would run them.  I'm sorta counting on it, actually.  I don't think I can save the scratch for the pre-order, but the M8 is on mah listzorz for 'next headphone doo-dad'.

wow, http://centrance.com/products/hifi-m8/ it cost more than $700 here in Australia :-o more expensive than the headphone itself.

 

I guess my good old Fiio E11 is not strong enough to do the amping for the HE-500 :-/

post #715 of 846
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Originally Posted by disastermouse View Post

I think the Hi-Fi M8 would run them.  I'm sorta counting on it, actually.  I don't think I can save the scratch for the pre-order, but the M8 is on mah listzorz for 'next headphone doo-dad'.

The M8 shares the same power output as the Dacmini does which is 1.5W @32ohm, it definitly will powered the HE-500 just as good as the Dacmini, but in terms of soundquality I'm not quite sure though
post #716 of 846
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Originally Posted by JohnSantana View Post

wow, http://centrance.com/products/hifi-m8/
 it cost more than $700 here in Australia :-o more expensive than the headphone itself.

I guess my good old Fiio E11 is not strong enough to do the amping for the HE-500 :-/
They work with a Magni, but Magni power source is US-only. Asgard 2 should drive them.
post #717 of 846
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Originally Posted by disastermouse View Post


They work with a Magni, but Magni power source is US-only. Asgard 2 should drive them.

Wow, Schiit DAC/Amp products looks cool and truly made in USA, now I realize that in pursuit of this hobby of high fidelity audio, thousands of dollar must be sacrificed :-/

 

Amp: Lyr + DAC:BiFrost = $898 in total (*_*), Toxic Copper Cable ~ $ 200 those are excluding the headphone itself.

 

I wonder if my source of music is my iPhone 4S, laptop and my PC with at least 320 KBps MP3 or FLAC at best can those setup give better sound quality than listening to Westone W4 + Fiio E11 ? 

post #718 of 846
Is this enough to drive the HE-500s??

Maverick Audio Tube Magic A1:
Headphone maximum output power: 1000mW x 2 (32 ohms), 500mW x 2 (300 ohms), 300mW x 2 (600 ohms)
post #719 of 846

O2 amp + HE-500 = good synergy?

post #720 of 846
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Originally Posted by leadbythemelody View Post

O2 amp + HE-500 = good synergy?
This has been talked about many times by now..some say yes..and some say not at all...budgetmindee people will say yes..others willing to spend much more will disagree
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