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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

I would be surprised if Fostex says it is a dynamic :-)

T50RP
Type : Semi-open RP dynamic
Frequency Response : 15 Hz - 35 kHz
Sensitivity : 98 dB/mW
Max Input : 3000 mW
Impedance : 50 ohm
Weight : 330g (excluding cable) - See more at: http://www.fostexinternational.com/docs/products/RP-Series.shtml#content-3-tab-tab

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Funny
post #1428 of 6307

By comparison I know vintage orthodynamic cans as light as 210g.

In the future I would like to see orthos that can disappear on the head. A headphone under 250g.

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Sweden View Post
 

By comparison I know vintage orthodynamic cans as light as 210g.

In the future I would like to see orthos that can disappear on the head. A headphone under 250g.

Vintage orthos and T50RP are light because their drivers (and the associated magnet arrays) are tiny. Small drivers means small diaphragm means poorer power-handling and bass response, among a string of other disadvantages.

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It isn't just "how loud can a headphone be driven." For one thing, having extra headroom, especially in the lowest registers is highly desirable; especially in my case, because I like to EQ up sub-bass for movies. For another, dynamics and transients is impacted when you have a relatively weak amp, even though it can drive your headphones to very loud volumes. Finally, many amps get exponentially more distort as you turn volume knob to the max. It is hard to have "too much power" for any headphones. Too much power, imo, is when you're finding it hard to fine-tune the volume because it gets louder too fast. 10W into something like the 560/500 is not too much power.

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I am sorry but 10w into 500/560 is too much. You won't have much control on the volume.
Into a HE-6 it is alright but that headphone is a lot less sensitive.
post #1432 of 6307
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

I am sorry but 10w into 500/560 is too much. You won't have much control on the volume.
Into a HE-6 it is alright but that headphone is a lot less sensitive.
I agree.
post #1433 of 6307

Master 9 have 9 w in 40 ohm and it was no problem finding the right volume with its Super Exponential Volume on the HE 500. Is it necessary with all this power for the 500, probably not, but it wasn’t wrong.

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Originally Posted by Articnoise View Post

Master 9 have 9 w in 40 ohm and it was no problem finding the right volume with its Super Exponential Volume on the HE 500. Is it necessary with all this power for the 500, probably not, but it wasn’t wrong.

Low gain is 14db high is 20db.
Emotiva, a 200 bucks amplifier, with a pot that does not have 1db steps,, and a fixed gain of 30+db does not allow enough play... That's the amplifier we were talking about.
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

I am sorry but 10w into 500/560 is too much. You won't have much control on the volume.
Into a HE-6 it is alright but that headphone is a lot less sensitive.

Flip the gain switch. Problem solved.

 

EDIT: Referring to the Schiit amp, not the Emotiva.


Edited by tigon_ridge - 4/20/14 at 1:29pm
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

I see no one has asked this yet so I will.  Why not the HD800 if soundstage is a top priority?
In my case, my hd800 soundstage sometimes create excessive distance.
Compound the problem with the excessive treble and detail..
You end up being distracted by these "show off" attributes, which to me detract me from the music.
If it wasn't such a "show off", and be more "balanced" with the rest of the spectrum (mids&bass),
it would be musical to all my music,
Instead or just 40% and force me to upgrade my source files tongue.gif
Edited by Maxx134 - 4/20/14 at 12:52pm
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what type of plugs do the new cables have on connection to the 560?
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

what type of plugs do the new cables have on connection to the 560?

SMC (headphone) and 1/8' (amp)
Edited by conquerator2 - 4/20/14 at 2:52pm
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

I see no one has asked this yet so I will.  Why not the HD800 if soundstage is a top priority?

because I am scared of its bass and price. I have considered it but after looking into it so often and the music I listen to, it being genre selective so they say, it wouldnt be the best choice for me. 

Also for because reading about it gives me the idea that I will experience what @Maxx134 said which is not ideal. I want a decent size soundstage. Just a little bit more wide than the he500 yet for it to still have some euphony and forwardness.


Edited by grizzlybeast - 4/20/14 at 2:34pm
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post


SMA (headphone) and 1/8' (amp)

It's actually SMC, not SMA. The two aren't compatible either.

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