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post #10291 of 14749

Seriously mate what's up with the caps lock lol

post #10292 of 14749
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post
 

i'm running them balanced through a yulong a28...should be more than enough power. i also have run them out of some 8W tube monoblocks via the speaker taps, but i need to add some resistors as there was way too much background noise (and also b/c it's probably better for the amps). i want to like them...but it has to really hold my attention for me to keep them, especially considering how freakin' heavy they are!

Yeah that should defo be enough juice! I liked them but I never had any 'wow' moments like I have had with the HD800. Of course, its not all about 'wow' as long as you are enjoying the music.. But I agree, they always seemed a little compressed and narrow - especially when compared to the Senn's. They do have a lovely tone however and I thought they did piano, Jazz, chamber music really well. 

 

I think that anyone who already owns the HD800 can only be a little underwhelmed with the HE500. It's too similar in balance and tone, only much smaller sounding and not as tight at the bottom. I think the LCD2 can offer a better contrast/compliment in the price range in regards to planar.

 

and yes... Then there's the weight issue.. Us head-fiers wear our ear armoury 24 hours a day... We need comfort!! :D   

post #10293 of 14749
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Originally Posted by SONYES View Post
 

I SOLD  LAST YAER

 

SONY  SCD-1 +TAE-1{XLR}

LUXMAN M-05+ C05 DUAL MONO CLASS A 105W RMS 

YAMAHA NS1000M

VDH CABELS C-12

 

TODAY

I MOVED TO  DENON -PMA-2000IVR

TANOY MERCUEY V4

SONY ES PLAYERS 

 

AND RETURN TO 

MY OLD  HOBY

 

i get fantastic   sound  as good and more then the hi end  seystm before !!!!

 

MUSIC  !!!  very very intment

 

EARPHONS   HD800/P-1U

 

 

i had aslo denon d-7000/akg k702/340 /hd600/hd580

 

more and more  i lesen by haedphons  so i sold al my hi end 

 

moved to big screen 120" +vplhw30es

 

in hi fi mostely  

 

hd800/t1  LUXMAN P-1U /LEEHMAN BCL

 

BEST REGAEDS

Thats some great gear you've got there. You also have great taste in music too! 

 

:beerchug:

post #10294 of 14749
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

I have heard the Keff R500 through a Nice Rotel amp (my friend owns this system) and don't think it compares to even my WA2/HD800. Most people will disagree with me here but i think you have to scale much higher in a HIfi system with a treated room to compare to a good HD800 rig. 

 

All of this crap about MidFi speaker setups are much better than HD800 rigs are exactly that - crap. I just will not agree on this. I have heard the Keff R500 for long listening sessions many many times and my HD800 rig kicks its ass (IMO). 


I agree. Thousand dollar headphones is always going to sound better than thousand dollar speakers. What speakers don't have though, is harsh sound (except studio monitor speakers which are used in music production).  This is why I dislike AKG Q 701s. They're dry and boring sounding, as they are for music production. Some people say they sound good with tube amps, well guess what, it sounds good because you colour the sound and make it warmer. There's no neutrality anymore. Tube amps always give the headphones/music a warmer touch. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against tube amps or colouring the sound if that's what you like, but it's a not a neutral sound you'd hear anymore.

 

Teac HA-501 amp, which a friend of mine has, is a really neutral amp, but also very musical. You can hear Q701s for what they are on that amp. Boring and dry professional headphones. Sennheiser Momentums sound very musical and engaging. I might buy that amp actually, it's really good. Pair it with Meridian Explorer...


Edited by obsidyen - 5/3/14 at 1:40am
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LUGBUG 1:beerchug:

THANK YOU 

ALL 

THIS IS WHAT IS LEFT FROM 

 

3 MUSIC ROOMS THAT   UESD

 

 

I WELL UP LOUD  

THANK YOU


Edited by SONYES - 5/3/14 at 3:04am
post #10296 of 14749
^ ^
Seriously dude, please tone down the use of CAPITAL LETTERS in your post!
post #10297 of 14749

ok

 

thank you 

this way?????

small leters

post #10298 of 14749
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Originally Posted by akhyar View Post

^ ^
Seriously dude, please tone down the use of CAPITAL LETTERS in your post!

Relax. They are only letters. does that really bother you? 

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Yep, it's amazing how many people have this mistaken notion that neutral studio setups sound dry or analytical. The HD800 is brighter and more analytical than most every studio setup that I've heard. Oh the irony.
Which headphone do you think is the closest to neutral? Do you think sr-009 is bright?
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I agree, very cool collection of gear you had there.

 

I always like when there's a collection of new and old like that. HD800 and some 70's recievers, mixed with vinvyl player and luxman amp. Very nice.

 

Bit of a shame you got rid of it all but maybe you didn't use it enough?

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I HAED 

ALL THE  UP THE POST 

NS1000M  LUXMAN 05M+C

SONY SCD-1

 

TODAY  I HER AND FELL THAT I IN THE COCERT HELL

WHITE  

 HD800

T1

NEW TO ME 1 WEEK  ONLY IT IS VERY VERY GOOD 

sory  small letters 

post #10302 of 14749
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

Relax. They are only letters. does that really bother you? 
LOL...relax, does that akhyar's post really bother you? wink.gif
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Originally Posted by akhyar View Post

^ ^
Seriously dude, please tone down the use of CAPITAL LETTERS in your post!
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Originally Posted by SONYES View Post
 

I HAED 

ALL THE  UP THE POST 

NS1000M  LUXMAN 05M+C

SONY SCD-1

 

TODAY  I HER AND FELL THAT I IN THE COCERT HELL

WHITE  

 HD800

T1

NEW TO ME 1 WEEK  ONLY IT IS VERY VERY GOOD 

sory  small letters 

:p

post #10304 of 14749

i well tray best next - sory

 

thank you

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LOL...relax, does that akhyar's post really bother you? wink.gif

NO .....  ;)

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