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Sorry, lol. Still not what I meant. Just to make it simple, does the he500 give more impact than the dt880s as well?

Depends on your amp. That's been my observation - HE500's bass is sentimental, very weak and slightly bloated when underpowered, and very solid and impactful when given enough juice (in my case ~2.5 watts with NFB11.32).

 

As for impact vs DT880, assuming you got a powerful enough amp setup, it's safe to say HE500 should be more impactful.

 

If you are stuck with a slightly less powerful amp though, you should go with HE400, unless a powerful amp purchase is on its way.


Edited by jerg - 7/21/13 at 4:51pm
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Depends on your amp. That's been my observation - HE500's bass is sentimental, very weak and slightly bloated when underpowered, and very solid and impactful when given enough juice (in my case ~2.5 watts with NFB11.32).
Well base it off of a magni
post #33 of 507

For bass? Yes. There is not much impact from the bass on the 880 compared to the he500 IMO. 

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2k-6kHz = upper midrange / lower treble, HE400's treble is the exact opposite of "rolled off", it is "shot up", the upper treble of HE400 is VERY, VERY present, too sharp for many, in fact.

you are right that would be considered upper mid/lower treble.

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For bass? Yes. There is not much impact from the bass on the 880 compared to the he500 IMO. 

hey matt, how do you feel about the bass impact on the lyr, hd650 vs he500? do you prefer the lyr over the asgard?

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The he500 is a better hp across the board. There is some sub bass with the hd650 but it just doesn't have the same weight and texture that the he500 does. There is good mid bass on the hd650 that I find musical and fun to listen to. 

 

If you mean the Asgard 2...it's a darn good amp and very versatile with pre-amp outs and the gain switch. But it still can't match the lush musical nature of the lyr or the dynamics for that matter...nor should it given the price difference. 

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But it still can't match the lush musical nature of the lyr or the dynamics for that matter...nor should it given the price difference. 

Thanks for the info. what kind of tubes you got on the lyr?

post #38 of 507

Amperex Orange Globes are basically end game for me. You can spend lot's of money on tubes but those are amazing with the lyr. Look for late 60's vintage. Mercedesman on ebay.

 

gL!!

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What I mean with regards to http://www.head-fi.org/t/673378/hifiman-he-400-or-he500#post_9636086

Same photo?!

HE500



HE400

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It was a pictorial analogy about HE400 vs HE500 with regards to detail, transparency, neutrality, and resolution.

post #41 of 507

I've owned the DT880, HE400 and HE500 and would say that the HE500 has more bass impact than the DT880.

post #42 of 507

i would also like to know how much i be missing out with mm stack on the he500 vs something more powerful like lyr or x100.

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I've owned the DT880, HE400 and HE500 and would say that the HE500 has more bass impact than the DT880.
Thanks for the reply, but how much more impact? Would you say it might be dead between the dt880 and dt990 bass?
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Depends on your amp. That's been my observation - HE500's bass is sentimental, very weak and slightly bloated when underpowered, and very solid and impactful when given enough juice (in my case ~2.5 watts with NFB11.32).

 

As for impact vs DT880, assuming you got a powerful enough amp setup, it's safe to say HE500 should be more impactful.

 

If you are stuck with a slightly less powerful amp though, you should go with HE400, unless a powerful amp purchase is on its way.

Would you say that the Magni would be sufficient enough?

post #45 of 507

Hifiman recommends 1watt for he-500.  Magni gives you 1watt.  

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