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I practically begged for a Canadian seller to ship internationally, he/she was selling an he5-le for $400!?
post #317 of 349
Oh wow
post #318 of 349
Thread Starter 
Did you get them?
post #319 of 349
No he wouldn't ship even if I paid for shipping and was only just south of the border (he's In B.C.)
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You should just go pick it up! :p

post #321 of 349
I actually thought of this but the gas would negate the savings lol, I seen em around $500 shipped.
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post

If you're happy with your pioneer receiver then I say better dac. If you can hold out Audio-GD will start taking orders for Sabre 11.32 next month.

If you can stretch a little bit look for an older 10SE or similar with an R-Core power unit. They're around $400 used and can drive the HE4 directly on the balanced side.

Audio-GD is tough to beat for the money when it comes to sound IMO.

man theres one for sale right now.

post #323 of 349
11.32 or an older r-core unit?
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Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 5/16/14 at 1:18pm
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I just got the HE500 and despite having a sweet perceived midrange that does great for jazz and classical I think it's going on the selling block. 500G vs 350G is a huge jump. Even my helmet doesn't weigh that much!

post #326 of 349

Hey man you gotta post a vs he4 here....come on buddy.

post #327 of 349
Oh I'll have one in time. Figured I'm going through all these headphones might as well write my thoughts down.
post #328 of 349
Thread Starter 

Yeah, my HE-500 was not only heavier but had quite a bit less clamp, which made the top of my head hurt like hell. You'd have to get a comfort strap for sure.

post #329 of 349
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post
 

I just got the HE500 and despite having a sweet perceived midrange that does great for jazz and classical I think it's going on the selling block. 500G vs 350G is a huge jump. Even my helmet doesn't weigh that much!

Curious what kind of helmet that might be (even my carbon motorcycle helmet is heavier, don't get me started on the 'lightweight' stuff the military kitted me out with although that was 20 years ago).

 

Goes to show that comfort is relative, I agree that the HifiMans won't win any prizes (excluding the new design used with the 560, which they ripped from Stax and is spit-ugly to boot) but to me both the stock 500 and 6 are comfy enough. They won't approach HD-800 levels but still...otoh I have a travel Parrot Zik bluetooth set weighing 300 grams but they've got a rather small headband with an annoying center ridge that gives me a headache after an hour.

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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
 

Curious what kind of helmet that might be (even my carbon motorcycle helmet is heavier, don't get me started on the 'lightweight' stuff the military kitted me out with although that was 20 years ago).

 

Goes to show that comfort is relative, I agree that the HifiMans won't win any prizes (excluding the new design used with the 560, which they ripped from Stax and is spit-ugly to boot) but to me both the stock 500 and 6 are comfy enough. They won't approach HD-800 levels but still...otoh I have a travel Parrot Zik bluetooth set weighing 300 grams but they've got a rather small headband with an annoying center ridge that gives me a headache after an hour.

I've got a Shark RSI Carbon Fiber helmet. At XL it's only 350g (same as the HE4 :D) and has an ECE/BSI rating not to mention excellent G-force transfer rates. Too light for SNELL to touch but that's where SNELL helmets suck.

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That's me! And that's the lid. ^


Hey at least the HE500/6s aren't like that stainless steel Final Audio headphone someone is selling for $8000 in the classifieds at a whopping 800g. LOL


Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 5/17/14 at 2:54pm
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