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post #76 of 846
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Because what is an intentional over exaggeration, also it's a very well built case.

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Damn, I cant wait for a better amp. These are just killer with tom waits, I can't wait to see what the Lyr will add to them. Still working on my Write up right now.

 

Which Tom Waits album are you referring to you specifically? 

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Which Tom Waits album are you referring to you specifically? 

 

Bone Machine, It's got such an interesting tone to it.

post #79 of 846

Woah, woah, woah. So when did they include the clam shell case and that crazy twisted cable?

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Woah, woah, woah. So when did they include the clam shell case and that crazy twisted cable?

 

I posted an unboxing vidya of the Schiit, They started including it I believe a few months ago and stopped including a box.

post #81 of 846
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Okay now that I have had about 48 hours with them I'm posting my initial impressions, this is not the RS-2 Versus the HE-500 or the D2000 Versus the HE-500 yet. Check the OP post.

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Bass quantity was dramatically changed with the Lyr?  Was the background noise gone when adding the Bifrost?

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Okay now that I have had about 48 hours with them I'm posting my initial impressions, this is not the RS-2 Versus the HE-500 or the D2000 Versus the HE-500 yet. Check the OP post.

 

Great, I hate you now, you make me want to get these soooooooo bad. wink_face.gif

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Bass quantity was dramatically changed with the Lyr?  Was the background noise gone when adding the Bifrost?

 

Yea, I even hooked up my MKII to the Bifrost just to make sure I'm not just infatuated with my new toy. Aside form having to crank the volume the bass was pretty dramatically different. And yes the bifrost deadens any noise I was hearing*other than outside noise*  I will post more impressions as time go's on and decide weather this is a keeper or if I'm return it but so far it's sounding pretty promising. Also anyone with this set up, I suggest listing to Tango Till they're sore by tom waits, it's amazing. Someone asked in the thread if they are good for rock. Right now I'm saying yes! I have never used the HE-400 and it seems DR.Fang him self tried to make the HE-400 more rock oriented but man, the HE-500 is just such a sweet can. If anyone cares to lend my an HE-400 later on down the road I would love to compare the twotongue_smile.gif

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Loaning the HE-400 is tempting!

 

Now are these changes with the Lyr subtle, noticeable or night and day differences? 

post #86 of 846
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Loaning the HE-400 is tempting!

 

Now are these changes with the Lyr subtle, noticeable or night and day differences? 

 

IMO it's a pretty night and day difference, I mean the vocals for one.

MKII The vocals are...once again not recessed just set back in the stage a bit more.

Lyr the vocals are much more forward along with the bass but not to a harsh level.

The bass is just jarringly different. I mean from the MKII tot he Little dot 1+ I thought the bass was a big difference so going from the MKII to the Lyr was like going from the sr80i tot he XB700....okay not THAT drastic but you can piece to gather my impressions. Working on the RS-2 versus the HE-500 now before work.

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Cool.  I guess if I ever do want to get a Lyr sometime down the line I'll send you my HE-400 beforehand.  That is if you havn't already sold off the Little Dot :D

post #88 of 846
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I might hold onto the little dot for a while, but the D2000 look might nervous.


UPDATED OP POST WITH HE-500 VERSUS RS-2!

post #89 of 846

That's good to know.  By the way the protein leather pads HiFiMan employs are a form of pleather, just a higher grade pleather.  It's the same protein leather used in cars, luckily not that cheap stuff that just flakes off over time.

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It's interesting that these comparisons are pointless to many Grado fans, who will continue to vehemently defend that the Grado sound automatically wins in the audiophile world, because it has more "musicality" than other headphone house sounds.

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