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post #1156 of 3090
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

If that's accurate then the A2 would be enough but the Vali would fall short, delivering only 650 mw @ 1ohm. 

 

I can drive the HE-400 to 'ear bleeding level' with my Vali.  So the HE-560 should work very well with the Vali.

post #1157 of 3090
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Originally Posted by pfillion View Post
 

 

I can drive the HE-400 to 'ear bleeding level' with my Vali.  So the HE-560 should work very well with the Vali.

 

What is the relation between HE-400 and HE-560 except they are both orthodynamics? 

post #1158 of 3090

I'm a soft to medium listener so the "volume level" is not that important to me. I'm looking for dynamics and refinement at lower levels actually. Overall pairing and synergy are on my critical list. 

post #1159 of 3090
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

What is the relation between HE-400 and HE-560 except they are both orthodynamics? 

 

Both headphones have 35 ohm of impedance.  But I just saw that the sensitivity of the HE-400 is 92.5db while the sensitivity of the HE-560 will be 90db.

post #1160 of 3090

The HE-500s are 38 ohm too, but even the Asgard cannot provide enough juice for them. The HE-560s have higher sensitivity though.  


Edited by pdrm360 - 1/27/14 at 3:16pm
post #1161 of 3090

Yes I know that the Asgard is not powerful enough for the HE-500. 

post #1162 of 3090

^^ I just thought maybe you know some of the HE-560's secrets such as how power hungry they are. ;)

post #1163 of 3090
If the Mstage is powerful enough, that'd be great.
Though many head-fiers did use it with the 500's and were pretty content so... Maybe wink.gif
post #1164 of 3090
Perhaps not until they begin shipping will there be an accurate gauge of efficiency and synergy...wasn't the HE400 supposedly capable of being driven by an iPod.
Edited by Zuckfun - 1/27/14 at 3:32pm
post #1165 of 3090

My HE500 is driven just fine by an iPod.  It just doesn't sound great.  :D

post #1166 of 3090

^^ That was somewhat of an over statement, but it was fine all the way down to something like an e17, Vali, Magi...all did great. 

post #1167 of 3090

^  E17 on high gain actually can make HE500 kick quite nicely.

post #1168 of 3090

I think MattTCG is talking about the HE-400.

post #1169 of 3090

After doing some research I found that Fang was using an EF5 to drive the 560 for demonstration purposes at CES, so that could, or could not, be some indication of what sort of amp they pair well with, but then again that could just be Fang wanting to "keep it in the family" so to speak, who knows.

post #1170 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Zuckfun View Post

Perhaps not until they begin shipping will there be an accurate gauge of efficiency and synergy...wasn't the HE400 supposedly capable of being driven by an iPod.

The HE-400 could get relatively loud on my ipod classic but the sound was pretty flabby. But as has been mentioned, even a small amp could drastically improve its performance. The Fiio e6, which I was previously convinced did nothing, actually tightened up the sound a good amount. And with better amps the sound gets much cleaner and sharper.

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