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Should I buy the HE-500? I currently have HD600s and DT800 250 OHM Pro

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Hey guys, thinking about getting the HE-500.  I currently have the HD600s and DT800 250 ohm Pro with Schiit Asgard 2 and Bifrost Uber.  I am thinking about buying one because I want great headphones so I don't need to ever upgrade again.  Here's some questions I have and I don't really know much about headphones so some questions might sound dumb:

 

-Is there a big difference in sound quality between HE-500 and the HD600s and DT800 250 ohm Pro?

-Are there headphones that are better for the same price?

-Is HE-500 considered end game?

-What tier would you guys say the Asgard 2 and Bifrost Uber?  Mid tier amp and dac?  Also how about the Lyr?  Thinking about upgrading to Lyr in the future or any other dac you guys recommend for the same price range

-Would Amazon give me 100% refund if the reason I want to return them is because I didn't like it?

-Would I ever need to upgrade again if I have the HE-500?

 

 

Thanks dudes


Edited by TheChosen0ne - 8/14/13 at 1:53am
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-Is there a big difference in sound quality between HE-500 and the HD600s and DT800 250 ohm Pro?
I guess there should be. But with diminishing returns. And a different sound signature.

-Are there headphones that are better for the same price?
Different yes. Better downright, I don't think so.

-Is HE-500 considered end game?
For many people Hd 598/650 is end game. For others even a single hd 800 isn't. HE500 comes in between the two.

-What tier would you guys say the Asgard 2 and Bifrost Uber? Mid tier amp and dac? Also how about the Lyr? Thinking about upgrading to Lyr in the future or any other dac you guys recommend for the same price range
A2 is a mid range solid state amp. Lyr is a mid range hybrid amp. I recommend you to also consider Project Ember which will probably be better for you. Bitfrost is decent enough for a reasonable end game.

-Would Amazon give me 100% refund if the reason I want to return them is because I didn't like it?
If bought from amazon.com directly and not third part sellers, then probably.

-Would I ever need to upgrade again if I have the HE-500?
Not needed. But your wish. Your amp upgrade would help more than upgrading HE500.
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Ok I just ordered it on Amazon and chose 1 day shipping with 15 minutes left to order so I can get it tomorrow.  If I waited 16 minutes I would've had to gotten it on Friday.  I am not the richest person and I work at a job making less than $10/hr and I feel kinda horrible that I chose to buy headphones instead of more important things so I hope I made the right decision.  Looks like for the next 6 months I gotta go on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich diet for breakfast, lunch and dinner to save money.

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Ok I just ordered it on Amazon and chose 1 day shipping with 15 minutes left to order so I can get it tomorrow.  If I waited 16 minutes I would've had to gotten it on Friday.  I am not the richest person and I work at a job making less than $10/hr and I feel kinda horrible that I chose to buy headphones instead of more important things so I hope I made the right decision.  Looks like for the next 6 months I gotta go on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich diet for breakfast, lunch and dinner to save money.

Tell me your impressions of the HE-500. I own the DT880 and have heard the HD600 but can't do a side by side comparison.

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