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Poll Results: He 500 or Paradox

 
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    hifiman he 500
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    LFF paradox
66 Total Votes  
post #151 of 168

Nice. 

post #152 of 168
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

the Paradox is sonically superior to the HE500 musically and in every technical aspect, noting that I still consider the HE500 to be an excellent headphone.

 

This may be correct.  Not by much though.  Also, more musical and a more enjoyable listen is to ones taste certainly.  I for one would reach for the HE-500s, Mad Dogs - before the Paradox for a more enjoyable session.  I would reach for the Paradox for more of a critical listing session..

post #153 of 168
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

This may be correct.  Not by much though.  Also, more musical and a more enjoyable listen is to ones taste certainly.  I for one would reach for the HE-500s, Mad Dogs - before the Paradox for a more enjoyable session.  I would reach for the Paradox for more of a critical listing session..


Hows the mad dog more funsounding than the paradox? Because it has more bass?
post #154 of 168
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

This may be correct.  Not by much though.  Also, more musical and a more enjoyable listen is to ones taste certainly.  I for one would reach for the HE-500s, Mad Dogs - before the Paradox for a more enjoyable session.  I would reach for the Paradox for more of a critical listing session..

 

Today a coworker said almost exactly the same thing that you said, but it was his apple earbuds vs an HE-500 I have on loan. He told me the HE-500 are too critical and clean, he prefers how his earbuds smudge the sound for him. Can only imagine what he would say about the Paradox.

 

Meanwhile, here you have me and another buddy of mine SERIOUSLY considering buying a Paradox by the end of this year...


Edited by ultrabike - 11/29/12 at 1:15pm
post #155 of 168
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Originally Posted by ultrabike View Post

Today a coworker said almost exactly the same thing that you said, but it was his apple earbuds vs an HE-500 I have on loan. He told me the HE-500 are too critical and clean, he prefers how his earbuds smudge the sound for him. Can only imagine what he would say about the Paradox.

Meanwhile, here you have me and another buddy of mine SERIOUSLY considering buying a Paradox by the end of this year...

SERIOUSLY... Are they that good compared to the he500?
post #156 of 168
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


SERIOUSLY... Are they that good compared to the he500?


To me, the Paradox are better than the HE500. The fact that they are closed is icing on the cake, and make them the best closed headphone I know.

 

You really can't judge the Paradox based on Mad Dogs or stock T50RPs. I've heard the stock T50RPs and I preferred my happy-fi KSC-75s.


Edited by ultrabike - 11/29/12 at 2:00pm
post #157 of 168
Thread Starter 

I'm going for the paradoxes, thank you everyone for you inputs, both subjective and objective were heavily appreciated, the neutrality just won me over, plus I dislike dark headphones. Again I thank you.


Edited by headphonatic - 11/29/12 at 2:02pm
post #158 of 168
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Originally Posted by headphonatic View Post

I'm going for the paradoxes, thank you everyone for you inputs, both subjective and objective were heavily appreciated, the neutrality just won me over, plus I dislike dark headphones. Again I thank you.

Then all we can say..have fun with ur paradoxes when u have them
post #159 of 168
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Originally Posted by headphonatic View Post

I'm going for the paradoxes, thank you everyone for you inputs, both subjective and objective were heavily appreciated, the neutrality just won me over, plus I dislike dark headphones. Again I thank you.

An excellent choicebeerchug.gif

post #160 of 168

To each is own.  As Purin said, the Paradox is (I'm guessing he's going by measurements) technically better than the 500s.  However, if that floats your boat cool.  For me I want a headphone that I enjoy listening to.  So at some point the technical stuff goes out the window.  I will reach for the more fun sounding headphone all the time.  

 

You have to choose what's good for you.


Edited by preproman - 11/29/12 at 3:42pm
post #161 of 168
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

To each is own.  As Purin said, the Paradox is (I'm guessing he's going by measurements) technically better than the 500s.  However, if that floats your boat cool.  For me I want a headphone that I enjoy listing to.

 

You should really sit upright when you're listening.

 

 

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post #162 of 168
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

 

You should really sit upright when you're listening.

 

 

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Awe man..  Did I do that...

post #163 of 168
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

To each is own.  As Purin said, the Paradox is (I'm guessing he's going by measurements) technically better than the 500s.  However, if that floats your boat cool.  For me I want a headphone that I enjoy listening to.  So at some point the technical stuff goes out the window.  I will reach for the more fun sounding headphone all the time.  

 

You have to choose what's good for you.

 

Not sure how Purrins post reads to you, but to me it read as if he was going by ears in his comment, not measurements.

 

I also was not talking about measurements, the Paradox just sounds more neutral and I like that... You agreed that it sounds more neutral, but you said moar bass floats your boat. And I think that is great.

 

 

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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

 

You should really sit upright when you're listening.

 

 

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Edited by ultrabike - 11/29/12 at 3:57pm
post #164 of 168
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

You should really sit upright when you're listening.


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Oops..now i know why i always fall asleep with my he500's on..i listen to them while laying on the comfy couch biggrin.gif
post #165 of 168

My Paradoxes arrived today. I'm swapping between my HE-500's, my JH-13's, and the Paradoxes. So far, I hear more similarities than differences between the three. This means the Paradox is a fantastic value. The Paradox is sounding more airy and full than the HE-500s. The sound would make me think the Paradoxes were the open can, and not the other way around. I might decide I like them more, but I want to give it many hours before commenting.

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