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the 8 bump  k701 which i owned was very nice, tight bass, warm yet uncolored mids, non-fatiguing treble

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post #152 of 172
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final question :P decided to go with the he500 cuz both my annies and he650 sold.

 

in a scale of 1-100 how good will Modi/magni drive he500 ?

 

and how good will Audio GD NFB 11.32 drive the he500 in 1-100 ?

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A scale of 1 to 100? Are you just kidding around? Who could give you such exact figures? And who's to say they've heard the HE-500 at 100% or at 0% ??? Why not a scale from 1 to 10,000 points with +/- .5 points? LOL rolleyes.gif

 

I think you'll find some info in the HE-500 thread and threads dedicated to the Magni/Modi about people who have driven the HE-500 using this set up.

post #155 of 172
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im sorry tongue.gif

i just wanted to figure how much better Audio GD NFB 11.32 will be comoare to magni/modi

so i know if i should spend the extra for it or no
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post #157 of 172
IMO, if you want to buy a top end headphone, why start from the bottom to complete the rig?
post #158 of 172

Ok I got to try my 65th Annies and HE500 on my brother's Asus Essence One.  The difference is much bigger than on the O2/ODAC.  On the O2/ODAC, the 65th Annies can hang better with the HE500, but on the Essence One, the superiority of the HE500 really comes through.

post #159 of 172

Got the HE500 last Friday to replace my K701.

 

 

 

 

Compared to the HD650 (Latest Model with the silver diaphragm), the HE500 delivers a much livelier treble presentation and is less "laid-back". Overall sound is more neutral with more air and less "veil" Although I never thought my HD650's were veiled in the first place, it just becomes apparent when compared to the HE500 (And only when being compared)

 

The HE500 just delivers and exceeds my expectations when it comes to sound. The only thing I hate about it is...that it is very heavy. I would listen for about a half an hour and I feel a slight headache and a little nauseous. The pain seems to come from the part of the right earpiece that presses against my head and the entire stretch of the headband that touches my skull. I then find instant relief as I take the headphones off.

 

I had the headband stretched by putting a pillow between the cups overnight and it did wonders with the right ear strain. But because almost the entire weight is now supported by the headband (The ear cup grip that shares some of the load has been reduced) it now takes about 15 minutes before the pain sets on.

 

I may need to adjust a little to the weight by wearing the HE500 more and wait for my body to adjust. Its just something that, at this point, I am willing to make sacrifices and enjoy the sound. I know the comfort issue will dissipate as long as I keep wearing the headphones.

 

I am wearing them now as I write this and I feel beads of sweat building on my forehead and my nape is feeling a little numb. Before I totally lose consciousness, I just wanna say that i really love the sound and I am willing to soldier on....

post #160 of 172
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Got the HE500 last Friday to replace my K701.

 

 

 

 

Compared to the HD650 (Latest Model with the silver diaphragm), the HE500 delivers a much livelier treble presentation and is less "laid-back". Overall sound is more neutral with more air and less "veil" Although I never thought my HD650's were veiled in the first place, it just becomes apparent when compared to the HE500 (And only when being compared)

 

The HE500 just delivers and exceeds my expectations when it comes to sound. The only thing I hate about it is...that it is very heavy. I would listen for about a half an hour and I feel a slight headache and a little nauseous. The pain seems to come from the part of the right earpiece that presses against my head and the entire stretch of the headband that touches my skull. I then find instant relief as I take the headphones off.

 

I had the headband stretched by putting a pillow between the cups overnight and it did wonders with the right ear strain. But because almost the entire weight is now supported by the headband (The ear cup grip that shares some of the load has been reduced) it now takes about 15 minutes before the pain sets on.

 

I may need to adjust a little to the weight by wearing the HE500 more and wait for my body to adjust. Its just something that, at this point, I am willing to make sacrifices and enjoy the sound. I know the comfort issue will dissipate as long as I keep wearing the headphones.

 

I am wearing them now as I write this and I feel beads of sweat building on my forehead and my nape is feeling a little numb. Before I totally lose consciousness, I just wanna say that i really love the sound and I am willing to soldier on....

Do some light lifting, it'll help strengthen your neck.

post #161 of 172
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Do some light lifting, it'll help strengthen your neck.

 

 

Thanks Jerg. I am also seriously considering modding my pads into Jergpads. I am just thinking of ways to make the holes a little "neater". Paper puncher perhaps? Drill, dremel, or any other tool comes to mind. I am just too chicken to perform surgery using my "scissorhands".

post #162 of 172
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"The only thing I hate about it is...that it is very heavy. I would listen for about a half an hour and I feel a slight headache and a little nauseous. The pain seems to come from the part of the right earpiece that presses against my head and the entire stretch of the headband that touches my skull. I then find instant relief as I take the headphones off."

 

I know how you feel Anna. I love how the HE500s can sound, but they are such a relief to take off!

 

I've also tried adjusting and readjusting, and you're right. Way better when the headband holds more weight, but only for a little while.

 

I'm almost ready to sacrifcie the sound for comfort, and them HD650s are might comfy.

post #163 of 172
Get the 560s comfy and great sound
post #164 of 172
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For female vocals get the K702, and for everything else...also get the 702s. I never liked the 650s, without a good amp they sounds bad, but maybe for some headfiers this can be a fun factor, with a good amp the 650s sounds even worst. The HE-500 for me was on the other side of the sound spectrum, the first and the last thing I remember about them was the treble energy, and after suffer a few minutes from this piercing sawing treble attack I guess I got used a bit, and a beautiful balanced mids shows up and this was the best part for me. No bass to speak of, and poor sound stage. As well my experience with the 500s was on the SPL auditor, and in a way I got this felling that maybe the Auditor was not enough to push the 500s, or not enough to push them in the right direction...maybe a bit darker and bassy amp with a bigger sound stage like the Violectric V-100 can be a better combo with the HE-500 and maybe even save the day.

You must have been using the stock pleather pads, which, from my experience, are un-listenable. Way too high of treble. Soundstage is congested, and bass, as you said, is muted. The new stock velours are better, and perhaps even more are the Jerg pads or the new 560 Focus As. Pads make an incredible difference in a headphone's sound signature, and companies spend an extraordinary amount of R & D on pads, more than one would think. 

 

With the right pads, indeed most of those that are available, the HE-500s are absolutely outstanding and are at least competitive with the LCD-2s, in my opinion. 


Edited by Liu Junyuan - 8/27/14 at 4:14pm
post #165 of 172
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Originally Posted by Liu Junyuan View Post
 

You must have been using the stock pleather pads, which, from my experience, are un-listenable. Way too high of treble. Soundstage is congested, and bass, as you said, is muted. The new stock velours are better, and perhaps even more are the Jerg pads or the new 560 Focus As. Pads make an incredible difference in a headphone's sound signature, and companies spend an extraordinary amount of R & D on pads, more than one would think. 

 

With the right pads, indeed most of those that are available, the HE-500s are absolutely outstanding and are at least competitive with the LCD-2s, in my opinion. 

 

I can see and hear the HE-500 have a lot of potential with the right tweaking, or maybe I should say the drivers of the HE-500 have have a lot of potential with other or new parts. After the first time I audition the HE-500 I contact the company and wanted to buy only the drivers form them, at first they told me they dont only sale the drivers separately but then they ask me why I want to buy only the drivers, I've told them I want to try those drivers in a different host. For us here on headfi this will be great to experience with those drivers as well this will be a nice cost efficient to get only the drivers.

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