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post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by musicmaddy View Post

i was wondering are there any cheaper amp and dacs that can still drive the he 500, cause i only have around $1200 or less for the headphones the amp and the dac

 

 

Yeah, Magni/Modi stack, it's only $200 but plenty of people are satisfied with it comboed with HE500. I'm definitely getting the stack soon.

post #32 of 42

Since we are talking about headphones how about the RS1.

post #33 of 42
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would i need a dac with the magni/modi stack ?

post #34 of 42
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would i need a dac with the magni/modi stack ?

No.

 

The Magni is an amp:

 

http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=13

 

and the Modi is a DAC:

 

http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=14

post #35 of 42
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Yeah, Magni/Modi stack, it's only $200 but plenty of people are satisfied with it comboed with HE500. I'm definitely getting the stack soon.

Interesting, I am really beginning to dislike my e17. I find it to be okay, and no more than that

post #36 of 42
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Interesting, I am really beginning to dislike my e17. I find it to be okay, and no more than that

It definitely only scratches the surface of the dynamics/staging/transparency that cans like HE500s are capable of.

post #37 of 42
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It definitely only scratches the surface of the dynamics/staging/transparency that cans like HE500s are capable of.

Agreed, it does definitely scratch the surface, and I think you get a good feeling of what the HE-500 is capable of, but not much more than that. I'll be looking forward to hear what you think aboout the M&M. 

post #38 of 42
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whats the difference between the he 400 and he 500 and why is it such a big price difference ??

and with these headphones i want to just in enjoy the music not pick it a part .

post #39 of 42
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whats the difference between the he 400 and he 500 and why is it such a big price difference ??

and with these headphones i want to just in enjoy the music not pick it a part .

They are 2 different headphones, they sound different. The HE-400 has a more fun signature. A bit more bass kick and a prominent treble. It is a bit V shaped, and the treble can be metallic and slightly sibilant.

 

The HE-500 is more refined and relaxed. It sound more realistic and natural, with a fairly warm tone

post #40 of 42
Thread Starter 

 i stuck on which headphones i should get and im between the he 500, he 400 and shure srh1540

opinions on which one is better  for sound quality not so much on design.

 

 :)

post #41 of 42

I would just go for the Sony MA900 and a cheap amp. They are a quarter of the price of some Hifi phones and sound darn close. You don't need to go spending max budget on phones  when you can get just as good of a sound in a smaller priced set up.

 

Mad Dog + Fiio 11 sounds better and as good as many phones doubt the price of the set up. it will cost you about 350 for the set up.

 

Sony MA900 + Fiio E11 will cost you about 200-250  and it sounds incredible, it has the biggest and best soundstage I have heard in ANY headphone, it's liquid smooth in the mids and it has a nice bass response and a smooth treble! very nice listen.

 

Denon D600 +Fiio E11 This is for a more fun set up but can still sound great for classical and vocal tracks. The Bass is amazing so it's forte is lively tracks but these are quite versatile. A tad bright than the other two but just as detailed and much more musical. set will cost about £300.

 

If you really must go to a higher price you can try the HE-500 plus a higher end up that will max your budget but I find the others actually more enjoyable and you get that great feeling of getting amazing sound without going overboard on budget. The HE-500 are excellent, these are world class BUT they are not worlds apart from the others I mentioned. They are better yes but Not double the price better, in-fact in terms of technicality the Mad Dog competes really well.

post #42 of 42
Dunno bro...
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