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post #691 of 1535
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Good to know, I think I will give this combo a shot and order the HE500s. 

 

Some concerns, I am more of a treble guy and I enjoy listening to fast paced music. Maybe the eq will help a bit here?


The treble is good just a little weaker than the Violectric which is very strong in that area

post #692 of 1535
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The treble is good just a little weaker than the Violectric which is very strong in that area

you are talking about the upgraded tubes or the stock tubes? 

post #693 of 1535
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Originally Posted by Shini44 View Post
 

you are talking about the upgraded tubes or the stock tubes? 


This is true for both sets although I found the Sovtek tubes strongest in terms of treble but weaker in bass

Pre burn in the Sovtek and EH are quite different , I found the Sovtek to favor the treble end of the spectrum and the EH more towards the bass end. After burn in the two tubes were almost identical still leaning to there preferred ends but only slightly

post #694 of 1535
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This is true for both sets although I found the Sovtek tubes strongest in terms of treble but weaker in bass

Pre burn in the Sovtek and EH are quite different , I found the Sovtek to favor the treble end of the spectrum and the EH more towards the bass end. After burn in the two tubes were almost identical still leaning to there preferred ends but only slightly

how long does it take to burn the EH tubes? i am on my 3rd day on the TH900 and 2nd day on the WA7, the Treble so far isn't as sparkle as it should be nor the bass :<  

really hate how boring is the burning phase -.-'' specially on J-pop and Electronic music.

post #695 of 1535
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Originally Posted by Shini44 View Post
 

how long does it take to burn the EH tubes? i am on my 3rd day on the TH900 and 2nd day on the WA7, the Treble so far isn't as sparkle as it should be nor the bass :<  

really hate how boring is the burning phase -.-'' specially on J-pop and Electronic music.


Around 30 hours would be a good minimum for tubes to settle, after that I don't think the signature will change much

At a guess I would say the dynamic drivers in the TH900 will take longer to settle than the tubes

post #696 of 1535
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Originally Posted by Dogmatrix View Post
 


The treble is good just a little weaker than the Violectric which is very strong in that area


Ahh I see. I'm coming from the Grados sr325i so I might find the treble a little bit weaker at first from the HE500 + wa7 pairing.

post #697 of 1535
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Originally Posted by Dogmatrix View Post
 


Around 30 hours would be a good minimum for tubes to settle, after that I don't think the signature will change much

At a guess I would say the dynamic drivers in the TH900 will take longer to settle than the tubes

yes i was afraid so, the TH600 took longer than the HD650 to get burned in, i can say double the time too!!! 

post #698 of 1535
Hmm... was listening to some tracks I am familiar with today and noticed that some of the details in the background sounded kind of smoothed over (less able to hear the separation of details from the track).

Is that just a characteristic of tube sound (I came from a solid state FiiO E9K with E17 DAC).... or maybe it's just the DAC in the WA7 that kind of smooths over the sound a bit?

Or maybe I'm just imagining things. Will have to do some A-Bing when I get the time.
Edited by pervysage - 11/12/13 at 3:41pm
post #699 of 1535

The WA7 along with the Alpha Dogs shall be my next significant purchase.

post #700 of 1535

now the WA7 (EH golden tubes) started to sound awesome with the TH900, been like 6 days where i spend 3-5 hours each day on both, yesterday i had fun with it, today when i switched to the M-Stage opa627 i wasn't happy with the music, i though i got board or something, went back to the WA7 and i got what i missed from yesterday :3

post #701 of 1535

Just got my WA7s today. Where do you guys have your volume knob for the HE500s. I have mine at the 12 oclock and its just pleasant, not too loud. Mess with the "preamp" eq setting on winamp improves the volume but not sure if that is affecting my sound quality just yet.

post #702 of 1535

12 is about right I am normally around 11 to 1 depending on the recording

How are you finding it so far

Is the treble energy  to you're taste

post #703 of 1535
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Originally Posted by Dogmatrix View Post
 

12 is about right I am normally around 11 to 1 depending on the recording

How are you finding it so far

Is the treble energy  to you're taste

Good point on the recording. Some of my vinyl rips are dialed back in volume. So now I'm adjusting between 12 and 1 ish.

 

I tried the Grados with the WA7 after a couple days with the HE500; now and I finally understand the "fatiguing highs" description with the 325s. I just don't have the same level of tolerance after a few days with the HE500s haha.

 

I'm definitely getting warmth and soul from the WA7. Right out of the box, that tube sound was largely missing. Left for work feeling unimpressed (about 1 hour of listening.) My 2nd go around is much different, and much better. I'm really getting engulfed by the atmospheric presentation of the sound. Its going to be a great night. :)

post #704 of 1535

WA7 + TH900 = Magic :3 fixed the power problem, the adapter were LQ and were the source of the hissing and bzzzz-ing -.-'' right now the sound is so clean!! :D 


Edited by Shini44 - 11/16/13 at 3:30pm
post #705 of 1535
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Originally Posted by Shini44 View Post
 

WA7 + TH900 = Magic :3 fixed the power problem, the adapter were LQ and were the source of the hissing and bzzzz-ing -.-'' right now the sound is so clean!! :D 

+1 :k701smile:

 

From last night's session:

 

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