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post #481 of 3613
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Originally Posted by ihrm View Post

I kinda assumed that haha, but is there anything that can beat it for $200? 

 

 

For the HE-400 you might want the try the Magni + Modi Schiit combo for $200

 

Although, the transformer in the a-100 mini X is bigger than the Magni and Modi put together.


Edited by preproman - 12/31/12 at 5:46am
post #482 of 3613
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Originally Posted by ihrm View Post

I kinda assumed that haha, but is there anything that can beat it for $200? 


the only one i know of is the matrix mstage..but its 299 usd its an excellent amp!

post #483 of 3613
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


the only one i know of is the matrix mstage..but its 299 usd its an excellent amp!

I'm not limited to $200, I just figured if I could get something awesome for $200 much why spend $400 on an amp?

post #484 of 3613
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Originally Posted by ihrm View Post

I'm not limited to $200, I just figured if I could get something awesome for $200 much why spend $400 on an amp?


most of the times one amp isnt the right one for every headphone..but i know from experience..the matrix is an excellent pair for the he400 and he300..it could even drive me he500 well...ofcourse my wonderfull 337 blow him out of the water..but its also more expensive!

post #485 of 3613

Hello everyone, i wish to plug my he-500 into the emotiva mini x-a100. I was wondering what cable do I need? and also i still want to use the HE-500 on my ibasso dx100. So would i need a new cable or an adapter.

post #486 of 3613

700

post #487 of 3613
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

700

is that what i need what's it called? and where can i buy it?

post #488 of 3613
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Originally Posted by ihrm View Post

I kinda assumed that haha, but is there anything that can beat it for $200? 

 

Perhaps the O2.

post #489 of 3613
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Originally Posted by ihrm View Post

I kinda assumed that haha, but is there anything that can beat it for $200? 

 

I actually use this amp now for a variety of headphones. For $200 it's a pretty awesome deal if you look at it from a headphone amplifier perspective. 

post #490 of 3613
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

 

Perhaps the O2.

Now that you've had both for a while has your opinion changed from the original review?

post #491 of 3613

I decided to try the HE400 with the amp and it doesn't seem to benefit from power like the HE6 does which is not surprising considering it was meant to be very efficient. Also the bigger problem with this is the volume control. You would need a preamp with this since it goes from silence to too loud in the slightest movement of the volume knob. I have a preamp and it has to be turned quite low for there to be some volume control. In other words use a headphone amp.

post #492 of 3613
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I decided to try the HE400 with the amp and it doesn't seem to benefit from power like the HE6 does which is not surprising considering it was meant to be very efficient. Also the bigger problem with this is the volume control. You would need a preamp with this since it goes from silence to too loud in the slightest movement of the volume knob. I have a preamp and it has to be turned quite low for there to be some volume control. In other words use a headphone amp.

 

I often use my volume control from my computer when it's hooked up to more sensitive headphones. I think the HE-400 still get some benefit from the little guy, just not nearly as much as the HE-6.  

 

Is anyone still using the virtue audio amplifiers? I really miss the size and look of those little guys. 

post #493 of 3613
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Originally Posted by moshen View Post

Now that you've had both for a while has your opinion changed from the original review?

 

I have been using the Emotiva everyday quite extensively, but not with headphones. I've been using them with them tower speakers and this thing is pairing excellently. My only concern with them was the centre stage, I don't know if this has changed or not, since I haven't used the HE-500 for a good two weeks. Although with my tower speakers, I'm getting a very, very nice centre image and imaging. I'll be going back to using the Emotiva with the HE-500 in the next week or so and will update later. 

 

I would say that the Emotiva with HE-500 has lot of impact and can still give finesse, but quite not up there with the O2.

post #494 of 3613

Hello folks, 

 

Long time lurker here. I just bought my he-500. Feels good to finally jump on the wagon after almost three months of researching. I'm a newbie in high end headphones so please excuse my newbie questions.

 

Zoom25 mentioned that it might be risky to use single ended directly from speaker amps. Why is that? Can I use the single ended input terminal to connect my computer or DAP? 

 

For the guys who own both O2 and Emotiva, which one do you prefer using with he-500?

 

Thanks,

post #495 of 3613

Just received my Emotiva today. Great looking little amp and I was really surprised by its quality build and weight. Now all I need to do is actually make a decision on which headphones to get. I'm really torn between the HE-500, HE-5LE and the LCD-2. I would love to audition all three of them but it just isn't possible. For those of you that have heard all 3, which one would tame bright recordings the best? I'm just getting so sensitive to sibilance or harsh treble. My main listening preference is classic rock and I really like a fairly neutral sound. I also really like female vocalists so an accurate sound for those vocals is important to me. Oh, and I currently have the HD-650's which I truly love, but planars are the next obvious step. Looking for suggestions.

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