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post #376 of 663
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

True but do you still get the HE 4 optimal sound out of the Vali? If you compared the DT 880 on the Vali to the HE 4, would the HE 4 stand out as the better headphone? I tend to think it would be mostly on par with the DT 880 out of the Vali, I could be wrong but through my NFb10ES2 balanced out the HE 4 was is a mosnter

 

and I did a test with my old DT 990 and HE 400 [imo the DT 990 and HE 400 share teh same relationship at the HE 4 and the DT 880,]

 

and the HE 400 on my Matrix M Stage, was imo on par with the DT 990, each had advantages over the other, but their trade offs put them on equal footing, out of the NFB 10ES2 [SE at that] the HE 400 started to sound a step above the DT 990

 

so I assume with less than optimal amps, the HE 4 wouldn't be any better than cheaper priced dyanmic headphones. Just my 2 cents

 

Yes, definitely. The Vali may not be optimal for quiet recordings though. 

post #377 of 663

Hi Everyone,

 

Haven't read through all the posts yet, but wanted to say Hi and thanks for having me!

I got my HE-500's exactly 7 hours and 8 minutes ago.  My Schiit Bifrost DAC and Schiit Lyr are arriving tomorrow.  Right now I'm (trying) to drive them through my Logitech 5.1 computer speakers, which are *barely* getting the job done at full volume with a little dB and equalizer push from JRiver on Windows 7.  

Tomorrow I'll be driving them solely from the Schiit DAC/Amp combo and a Macbook Air.  By Friday I'll be sending files via AirPlay through my Apple TV via Toslink cable.

As I write this I'm listening to some 24-bit/192KHz vinyl rips of James Taylor, Dave Matthews, Billie Holiday, Queen, Pearl Jam, and Peter Gabriel tracks.  And ALL of them sound great un-amped!  I can't wait to hear them through the "Schiit Stack" tomorrow! :)

Hope to find some fellow HiFiMan aficionados  on this thread!

Tim from Seattle

post #378 of 663
Thread Starter 
If you think they sound good un-amped, you'll be blown away when the Schiit comes in!
post #379 of 663

^+1

Not a big fan of the Schiit gear myself but any amplification with the 500 is better than none at all, you're only listening at 20% of their potential right now.  Give'm decent amplification and 50 hours of burn in and you'll be in heaven.

post #380 of 663
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

 
Misunderstandingzz...
The bolded line was said in relation to Nimzerz being annoyed by k701 pads being recommended too much.
I know xenophon owns the amp..
Never said anything bad about the evil one or 339/337 for that matter, might have commented a little on your tendency to rave about it back then (which is quite true IMO), but that's it. 


no worries..i dont feel offended... hope u will enjoy ur listening time with that 339 on that meet ur going to attend:D
That's not me :-(
I doubt there's any 337/339 owner in my country.
post #381 of 663

Finally got around to snapping a quick pic:

 

post #382 of 663

:beerchug:

post #383 of 663

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 HM5 Pads 

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The 650s cable is usually tied , was using it at the time 

 

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STX

 

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post #384 of 663

Nice pix.  Just ordered a pair.  Happy to see they look good on your HFMs.

post #385 of 663
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Originally Posted by MrTechAgent View Post

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 HM5 Pads 
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The 650s cable is usually tied , was using it at the time 

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STX

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where does one get these pads? I'm not wanting to buy it from mp4heads or whatever
post #386 of 663
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

where does one get these pads? I'm not wanting to buy it from mp4heads or whatever

 

I think mp4nation was the only place I saw them, but one could always search more thoroughly.

post #387 of 663
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

I think mp4nation was the only place I saw them, but one could always search more thoroughly.

 

Would you mind providing a link please? I could not find them.

 

Man they look nice.

post #388 of 663
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Originally Posted by Kakuz View Post

 

Would you mind providing a link please? I could not find them.

 

Man they look nice.

 

Strange, but anyway, here ya go:

 

http://www.mp4nation.net/brainwavz-earphones/brainwavz-hm5-spare-earpad-1pc

 

Make sure you order two.

post #389 of 663
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

Strange, but anyway, here ya go:

 

http://www.mp4nation.net/brainwavz-earphones/brainwavz-hm5-spare-earpad-1pc

 

Make sure you order two.

 

Thanks, I didn't really do a thorough search. I always wondered whether the HM5 pads worked at all, and I'm glad they do.

post #390 of 663

Just ordered the He-500! Can't wait for them to arrive :) 

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