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post #196 of 508
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I have my receiver at 1db. Damn these are power hungry.
post #197 of 508
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Yuna lullaby adventure club? That track pounds on he500.beerchug.gif
Ooh haven't heard that till now. Sounds amazing. I was listening to the album with youth.
post #198 of 508
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John legend - get lifted album. Amazing. Try it biggrin.gif
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I have my receiver at 1db. Damn these are power hungry.

 

Keep in mind, the volume on the receiver usually goes from -80dB and up to "0".  Then, it goes past "0" into the +1dB, +2dB and up to +10dB, or slightly more - depending on what the Denon receiver.

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Keep in mind, the volume on the receiver usually goes from -80dB and up to "0".  Then, it goes past "0" into the +1dB, +2dB and up to +10dB, or slightly more - depending on what the Denon receiver.
Oh I know, thank you though haha
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I think this is end game headphone for me.

 

It very well might be. I also have the HD800 and it is a truly amazing headphone, but when I really want to feel my music, I reach for the HE-500 every time. I have definitely found my endgame with the HE-500. Until the HE-600 comes around. Then it's game on.

 

IMO the Beyer DT880 / 990 pads do wonderful things for the HE-500's comfort and sound. Might want to give it a try. It's a simple and inexpensive mod.

 

Enjoy your HE-500!

 

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It very well might be. I also have the HD800 and it is a truly amazing headphone, but when I really want to feel my music, I reach for the HE-500 every time. I have definitely found my endgame with the HE-500. Until the HE-600 comes around. Then it's game on.

IMO the Beyer DT880 / 990 pads do wonderful things for the HE-500's comfort and sound. Might want to give it a try. It's a simple and inexpensive mod.

Enjoy your HE-500!


Your he500 is ready for Alaska and a snow storm. tongue.gif
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I have definitely found my endgame with the HE-500. Until the HE-600 comes around. Then it's game on.

Why not the HE-6:veryevil:.
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Why not the HE-6:veryevil:.

 

I think people are hoping for an HE-600 variant that will offer the following:

 

  1. A sensitivity rating above 90dB, making the need for an amplifier that needs its own power plant less of an issue.  Also, more current amps could be able to drive a potential HE-600 without having to dig deeper to replace one's current amp.
  2. Sound that leverages the HE-6 "signature"

 

Though, my thoughts were just that - results of mindless thinking.  But, when you read in the thread where others who have the HE-500s have moved over to speaker taps and have used the Emotiva amp to drive their headphones via a balanced cable, they've noted an improvement in sound as opposed to running SET on a random headphone amplifier.  This might be where the true HE-600 sits.  The HE-500 connected to speaker taps via a balanced cable (or a headphone jack hard-wired to the speaker outputs on the Emotiva amp) to give the headphones the juice they deserve.  Does this make the HE-500 the HE-600?  Hmm ... ??

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Why not the HE-6:veryevil:.

 

I honestly haven't heard it but I feel it might have a bit too much treble energy for me. I've also heard people say that the mids aren't quite as sweet as the HE-500, and that is, IMO, one of the HE-500's defining attributes. The mids are just dripping wet and buttery smooth. Also I prefer the slightly bloomy bass with slow decay of the HE-500. Besides all that, not too fond of having to go get a 50W speaker amp to drive my headphones tongue_smile.gif

 

If I want to get the super clarity and micro detail, I have my HD800 atsmile.gif

post #206 of 508
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I think people are hoping for an HE-600 variant that will offer the following:

 

  1. A sensitivity rating above 90dB, making the need for an amplifier that needs its own power plant less of an issue.  Also, more current amps could be able to drive a potential HE-600 without having to dig deeper to replace one's current amp.
  2. Sound that leverages the HE-6 "signature"

 

Though, my thoughts were just that - results of mindless thinking.  But, when you read in the thread where others who have the HE-500s have moved over to speaker taps and have used the Emotiva amp to drive their headphones via a balanced cable, they've noted an improvement in sound as opposed to running SET on a random headphone amplifier.  This might be where the true HE-600 sits.  The HE-500 connected to speaker taps via a balanced cable (or a headphone jack hard-wired to the speaker outputs on the Emotiva amp) to give the headphones the juice they deserve.  Does this make the HE-500 the HE-600?  Hmm ... ??

 

My only critique with the HE-6 was it's stupidly selective range of power devices... I don't care if it has enough oomph to drive the HE-6, I want an amp of my choice... Also, I found the treble to be a little disruptive when compared to the HE-500, hence my decision for sticking with the HE-500.

 

If Hifiman could create a HE-600 with a sensitivity rating similar to what you posted, I would certainly be interested in giving the HE-600 a shot. If the HE-600 was aimed towards the HE Audio Jade, I would purchase it in a heartbeat, but this might be difficult to do as the Jade is an Estat while, from my guess, the HE-600 will be another ortho.

 

 

 

But getting back on topic, I have you know that I've had my HE-500s for QUITE some time now. With the HE-500 in my possession, no other headphone fit the bill like the HE-500 did for me so I ended up selling everything. For some reason, the HE-500 with Jergpads is just so addicting. I've tried to switch to other headphones, but the HE-500 just compliments me so well. That is until I try Stax or the Orpheus...


Edited by planx - 8/1/13 at 12:02pm
post #207 of 508
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Your he500 is ready for Alaska and a snow storm. tongue.gif
I've read that the dt pads are for the worse when considering sound.
post #208 of 508
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Also, if something like the he600 comes out, how would that affect the value of my he500??
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^^ Depending on the price point, my guess is that the value on the he500 would drop. wink.gif

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^^ Depending on the price point, my guess is that the value on the he500 would drop. wink.gif
:/ ok. Haha
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