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Seattle Spring Meet @ BottleHeadquarters April 26,2014 - Page 10
I know...... A week or so before the meet and the thread blows up....
Can make it this time, will bring HD800, Edition8, Phonitor, Headroom Home Amp, Beyerdynamic Headzone with DT880HT, Sony SCDXA5400es SACD and few DSD cd. Can bring AKG HEARO 999. I am deciding between new Oppo and HiFiMan headphones and this meet will help.
Holy smoke Markj, I have not seen you for a long time, well I have been MIA too. You have that Phonitor for ever
The S.E.X. is a criminally underrated amp. I was down at the SF Head-Fi meet a couple years ago and it was by far my favorite for both the HE-6 and AKG K1000s. The power it produces is incredible and it just exudes synergy. You will see more benefit on the HE-6, but the HE-500 is very similar so I would expect excellent results.
if you stick into headphones like those or the HE-500 or something very picky about power reqs, this is for you.
From their site:"Most any dynamic headphones with a standard TRS plug will work with the S.E.X. amp – Sennheiser, Grado, BeyerDynamic, Sony, AKG, etc. The S.E.X. is particularly adept at driving picky headphones like AKG K1000s, Audeze LCD-2s and the Hi-Fiman headphones."
I would imagine it would work great with any Fostex moded T50Rps, such as Mad Dogs, Alpha Dogs, Paradox, etc. Apparently if you buy two right now, it's pretty cheap (... wink, wink)