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post #1921 of 3790

The emotiva is 160 now at Amazon I am sure it a winter sale. :eek:

 

I am currently listening to my he-500 on the nfb 11.32 it definetly is loud enough for me. I have had the emotiva before but regretably sold it. I am debating on keeping the set up like that and getting another closed headphone or getting the emotiva again. I like how it sounds but I want it to be a little more smooth and with stronger bass impact. I don't know if the emotiva will do that but after revisiting this thread and hearing that it needs atleast 5wts to sound its best it seems like a no brainer.

 

The guy I sold my emotiva to told me it was nice but didn't help the bass out that much.:confused_face_2:

post #1922 of 3790
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

The emotiva is 160 now at Amazon I am sure it a winter sale. :eek:

 

I am currently listening to my he-500 on the nfb 11.32 it definetly is loud enough for me. I have had the emotiva before but regretably sold it. I am debating on keeping the set up like that and getting another closed headphone or getting the emotiva again. I like how it sounds but I want it to be a little more smooth and with stronger bass impact. I don't know if the emotiva will do that but after revisiting this thread and hearing that it needs atleast 5wts to sound its best it seems like a no brainer.

 

The guy I sold my emotiva to told me it was nice but didn't help the bass out that much.:confused_face_2:

You're not going to get the bass you want from just power alone. You'll need a good software EQ in the chain, or an amp with a bass knob tone control on it.

post #1923 of 3790

If you still find the bass lacking in the Emotiva + HE500 combo, then the HE500 might not be for you as far as bass is concerned.  But sure, you can always EQ to your liking.

post #1924 of 3790
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

The emotiva is 160 now at Amazon I am sure it a winter sale. :eek:

 

I am currently listening to my he-500 on the nfb 11.32 it definetly is loud enough for me. I have had the emotiva before but regretably sold it. I am debating on keeping the set up like that and getting another closed headphone or getting the emotiva again. I like how it sounds but I want it to be a little more smooth and with stronger bass impact. I don't know if the emotiva will do that but after revisiting this thread and hearing that it needs atleast 5wts to sound its best it seems like a no brainer.

 

The guy I sold my emotiva to told me it was nice but didn't help the bass out that much.:confused_face_2:

 

It's also on sale right now for $169.00 from Emotiva directly.  Part of a Halloween sale.  

 

http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/a100

post #1925 of 3790

Part of a Halloween sale.  

What a frighteningly good deal...

 

(...what, someone was going to say it eventually....)

post #1926 of 3790
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

If you still find the bass lacking in the Emotiva + HE500 combo, then the HE500 might not be for you as far as bass is concerned.  But sure, you can always EQ to your liking.

the bass is almost enough for me with the nfb... just curious if the emotiva improves it.

post #1927 of 3790
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

the bass is almost enough for me with the nfb... just curious if the emotiva improves it.


Just a touch bass improvement from my experience but the overall sound signature is quite different between the 2.

post #1928 of 3790

what would be the differences. The nfb to me is a bit edgy... atleast that is how it sounds right now. I haven't burned these in. Nor do I have another amp to compare it to with the he500.

post #1929 of 3790
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

what would be the differences. The nfb to me is a bit edgy... atleast that is how it sounds right now. I haven't burned these in. Nor do I have another amp to compare it to with the he500.

My NFB was also "edgy" to me, as well as the Magni. Needs software EQ with a bass boost to even it out a bit. Its the nature of the headphone.

post #1930 of 3790
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

the bass is almost enough for me with the nfb... just curious if the emotiva improves it.

MalVeuaX hits the definitions of the HE-500 with the a-100

"One, is sound stage, it is very nicely separated, no blurred lines, very nicely distinct. Two, the low frequency range is more pronounced than some other amps I've used, so this amp is warm, though it's not over the top or anything."

And the term black-space is used quite often inside his postings - I agree completely. It was the first thing I noticed, and it amazed me at how incredible black-space enhances the listening experience.
 

post #1931 of 3790
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

The emotiva is 160 now at Amazon I am sure it a winter sale. :eek:

 

I am currently listening to my he-500 on the nfb 11.32 it definetly is loud enough for me. I have had the emotiva before but regretably sold it. I am debating on keeping the set up like that and getting another closed headphone or getting the emotiva again. I like how it sounds but I want it to be a little more smooth and with stronger bass impact. I don't know if the emotiva will do that but after revisiting this thread and hearing that it needs atleast 5wts to sound its best it seems like a no brainer.

 


NOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Whhhhhyyyyy!!!! But on the bright side, Fedex indicated that the amp is already in Singapore. 

post #1932 of 3790
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Originally Posted by mohdkhamsya View Post
 


NOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Whhhhhyyyyy!!!! But on the bright side, Fedex indicated that the amp is already in Singapore. 


Call them back.  They might credit you some $ back?

post #1933 of 3790

Haha. Right I'll shoot them an email and see what they say.

post #1934 of 3790

If it's within 30 days they will give you the difference. It is Emotiva's policy, stated right on their website.

post #1935 of 3790

can you hear any hiss using he-500 with a-100 mini ?? is it dead silent when there is no music playing ??

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