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Hifiman He-400 or He-500? - Page 12

post #166 of 508
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I say that the he500 needs more than the e12 delivers. If you really need a portable there are better choices IMO. 

 

You can check with MLE on the esp950...he owned it briefly. 

Yeah but he hasn't owned the HE500. Lots of people have owned ESP950 briefly or forever.

post #167 of 508

MLE tends to own things briefly... very briefly. LOL

post #168 of 508
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

MLE tends to own things briefly... very briefly. LOL

 

Yup.  He's a FOTM kind of guy.  Flavor Of The Month.  basshead.gif

post #169 of 508
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Lol fotm hahaha. Well the hee500 should arrive any minute or hour. I hope its a good pair! I don't have an adapter yet for the 6.33mm to normal headphone jack.
post #170 of 508

Awesome!! That's one fine hp across the board. Just heard Jerg brag about today calling it "near ideal." That's some fine praise indeed. biggrin.gif

 

Enjoy...

post #171 of 508
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Awesome!! That's one fine hp across the board. Just heard Jerg brag about today calling it "near ideal." That's some fine praise indeed. biggrin.gif

 

Enjoy...

It took a lot of work to get it to this stage though. Out of the box HE500 is pretty underwhelming, not gonna lie.

post #172 of 508

They're near ideal for me as well... in my setup that is. evil_smiley.gif

 

BTW Nimzerz if you're driving them from your laptop don't expect the world. Get the Magni/Modi as soon as you can afford them and don't forget to let your headphones and also your mind burn in for a hundred hours or so...

 

I personally believe in a long burn in period for the 500s but that's just me and my 4 pairs I've had.


Edited by M-13 - 7/31/13 at 2:25pm
post #173 of 508

Man I cant believe how large this thread has grown in just a bit over a week! Glad I found it though as I have been going back and forth between these too myself as well as the Beyerdynamic DT-880's (600) and DT-990s (600). Got a lot of reading to do.

post #174 of 508

Quick question, what amps are you guys withe these two headphones using?

post #175 of 508
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[Mod Edit: Please don't swear.]
post #176 of 508
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LOL very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Good call on the speaker amp and the HE-500! biggrin.gif

post #177 of 508
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My
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LOL very_evil_smiley.gif


Good call on the speaker amp and the HE-500! biggrin.gif
my god.... Anyone wondering if he400 or he500... No longer think about the he400. I am completely...shocked at the quality of these. Damn.
post #178 of 508

What was your previous experience with headphones?

post #179 of 508
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post

My
my god.... Anyone wondering if he400 or he500... No longer think about the he400. I am completely...shocked at the quality of these. Damn.

Yes welcome to "almost-summit-fi." LOL. But yeah coming from mid-tiers like the HD650/DT880/Q701 the HE-500 can be quite a shock, especially off a speaker amp. God-tier indeed.biggrin.gif (keeps getting better, so burn those babies in, along with your mind for the next 100 hours or so.)

post #180 of 508

Seeing this thread go from someone unsure of HE-500s to being blown away reassures me in my purchase. I just purchased (Paypal pending) the NFB 11.32 and HE-500s from the forums. Really excited to hop on the bandwagon! 

 

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