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post #16 of 17
I have a Schitt Lyr for my HE-500's and it's a wonderful combination, I can only imagine the HE-560 would benefit in a similar way.

Honestly, it's a shame you just bought a DAC as I would have said Firefly. I'm in a very similar situation as you as I'd like to start using my CIEM's at home but plugging them into a Lyr would make my ears bleed even on the lowest setting. From what I understand the WA-7 Firefly does a solid job with both things like the HE-500 and CIEM's, but it's definitely above your budget.

From what I've heard an O2 is flexible enough that you can get it to pair well with multiple headphones and many vendors will let you customize it more so you can have a quarter-inch plug as well as tweaking the gain steps to better work with lower and higher powered headphones... It's definitely been on my short list a few times.

Gonna follow this thread closely.
post #17 of 17

I have the new MStage HPA-2 and the Project Ember and the Ember is far superior with the HE-500. In fact, it's my favorite amp with the HE-500 so far... YMMV

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