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post #46 of 197
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

Only one out in the wild? :eek:   I know there're probably on the way.  Just takes a little while.   


There is only one in the wild and a prototype is my possession.

 

The first batch of 10 is sold out. I am currently modifying the drivers for set No. 4.

 

These headphones are not a walk in the park to modify as the work requires time and considerable effort. I just hope the future owners smile when they put these headphones on.

 

EDIT: Had a lot of "freaking out" emails. This ONLY MEANS THAT THE FIRST BATCH IS SOLD OUT, NOT THAT I AM OUT OF NOS STOCK.


Edited by LFF - 9/25/13 at 2:56pm
post #47 of 197
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Originally Posted by LFF View Post
 


There is only one in the wild and a prototype is my possession.

 

The first batch of 10 is sold out. I am currently modifying the drivers for set No. 4.

 

These headphones are not a walk in the park to modify as the work requires time and considerable effort. I just hope the future owners smile when they put these headphones on.

 

EDIT: Had a lot of "freaking out" emails. This ONLY MEANS THAT THE FIRST BATCH IS SOLD OUT, NOT THAT I AM OUT OF NOS STOCK.

 

So is it safe to place my order via the site?

post #48 of 197

I may be wrong but I've heard that the late production HE-5s use the same drivers as the HE-5LE. Can someone confirm?

post #49 of 197
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

So is it safe to place my order via the site?

 

I'd order first and ask later :)

post #50 of 197
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Originally Posted by asdafaasda View Post
 

I may be wrong but I've heard that the late production HE-5s use the same drivers as the HE-5LE. Can someone confirm?

 

Different drivers.

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/hifiman-he-5-he-5le-he-6-and-he500-planar-magnetic-headphones


Edited by LFF - 9/25/13 at 10:13pm
post #51 of 197

What's the modding price if I have a used HE5?

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post #53 of 197
Thanks!
post #54 of 197

Have you found any nice AMP pairing to go with this beautiful piece of art? I assume I would be looking at good pairings for the HE-5. Not much out there... 

Just pulled the plug on some of these priceless beauties. Going to sell my HE-500's. I wonder if I should still be looking at the Emotiva mini-x or the Lyr.

Any insight would be appreciated from LFF or anyone else who starts getting these headphones :)

post #55 of 197
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Originally Posted by Drsparis View Post
 

Have you found any nice AMP pairing to go with this beautiful piece of art? I assume I would be looking at good pairings for the HE-5. Not much out there... 

Just pulled the plug on some of these priceless beauties. Going to sell my HE-500's. I wonder if I should still be looking at the Emotiva mini-x or the Lyr.

Any insight would be appreciated from LFF or anyone else who starts getting these headphones :)

 

You could have a look at the SA-31mk2.

 

It works very very good with both the 500s and 5LEs.

post #56 of 197

I have just placed a (pre)order. Can't wait to hear this.

post #57 of 197
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Originally Posted by Drsparis View Post
 

Have you found any nice AMP pairing to go with this beautiful piece of art? I assume I would be looking at good pairings for the HE-5. Not much out there... 

Just pulled the plug on some of these priceless beauties. Going to sell my HE-500's. I wonder if I should still be looking at the Emotiva mini-x or the Lyr.

Any insight would be appreciated from LFF or anyone else who starts getting these headphones :)

 

I'd wait for the first batch of 10. With that many going out, there are bound to be plenty of impressions w/different amp pairings.

post #58 of 197
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Originally Posted by Drsparis View Post
 

Have you found any nice AMP pairing to go with this beautiful piece of art? I assume I would be looking at good pairings for the HE-5. Not much out there... 

Just pulled the plug on some of these priceless beauties. Going to sell my HE-500's. I wonder if I should still be looking at the Emotiva mini-x or the Lyr.

Any insight would be appreciated from LFF or anyone else who starts getting these headphones :)

 

I've been getting a TON of questions regarding amps and which ones I use.

 

Here is the honest answer:


I use two main custom amps.

 

1) Custom: was designed for me by DBel84 and it's a solid state beast. It outputs 85 Watts per channel.

2) Custom: was designed by Alex Cavalli and built by DBel84. It's a Stacker tube amp and it sounds phenomenal.

 

That's ACTUALLY what I use. You can check my profile for DAC, etc.

 

As for amps that I would recommend....well...I HIGHLY recommend amps from the following:

 

1) Craig from Eddie Current

2) Alex from Cavalli

3) Jason from Schiit

 

All their amps have a magical synergy that I really enjoy with my headphones. Only reason I don't own their products is because I can't really afford them but if you can....get them. All offer exceptional build quality and sound.

post #59 of 197

Quick question regarding the Code-x for you LFF. Do any of your modifications affect the resistance? I am looking at a Lyr or maybe the Emotiva Mini-x but I am afraid that the sub 30 Ohm resistance would cause some noise. Because apart from that it seems to be a great amp that compares well the the Lyr with Hifiman products.

 

(I know, I know, you JUST posted about your amp recommendations and the first thing i ask is about some other amp ... :P )  

EDIT: Question rendered moot. Bought a Lyr lol. Although still slightly curious.


Edited by Drsparis - 10/9/13 at 7:39pm
post #60 of 197
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Originally Posted by Drsparis View Post
 

Quick question regarding the Code-x for you LFF. Do any of your modifications affect the resistance? I am looking at a Lyr or maybe the Emotiva Mini-x but I am afraid that the sub 30 Ohm resistance would cause some noise. Because apart from that it seems to be a great amp that compares well the the Lyr with Hifiman products.

 

(I know, I know, you JUST posted about your amp recommendations and the first thing i ask is about some other amp ... :P )  

EDIT: Question rendered moot. Bought a Lyr lol. Although still slightly curious.


It should work fine with the Lyr.

 

I have a friend who used a Lyr with a stock HE-5.

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