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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Unfortunately I don't have any experience with either of those amps. However, I would agree with the V200 being described as "liquid" and "tube-like."
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    I'm in love with it. It has a wonderfully lush, liquid tone, exactly what I wanted for my HD800 and T1. It has an almost otherworldly ability to smooth out glaring peaks without sacrificing any detail, remaining quick and articulate. The noise floor is imperceptible with any of my headphones and...
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Just recently picked up a Violectric V200. Off frame to the left is my SAE 2200 which powers a pair of KEF Q300 loudspeakers.  
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Your rig looks spookily similar to my own, right down to the Ergotron monitor arm.   Sorry for potato pic; I'm on my way out the door at the moment.  
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Haven't been around Head-fi for a couple of years. There are some beautiful setups here as always.   This is the current state of my somewhat modest rig.  
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    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

    Quote:   My Lyr sounds fine with the source I have and even right from an iPod because it colors the sound in its own way. I'm not willing to spend 4000+ on a new amp and source when I already have what I want from my current rig. I'm enjoying it just as much as anyone else here, if not...
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Quote:   I'm not offended by derogatory comments about the Lyr. I simply wanted to ensure that someone who likes tubes doesn't disregard the Lyr just because it's a hybrid design.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Quote:   Lyr isn't any less of a tube amp just because it's a "hybrid." The tubes are on the input stage and the SS stage is transparent enough that the sound of the tubes comes through quite clearly. This is apparent in how responsive it is to tube-rolling. The Lyr is more "tubey"...
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Quote:   It can be difficult to strike a balance with EQ because of how the bands interact with each other. Raising one band is the same as lowering all the others. If you try to EQ up the bass, you will probably perceive, to some extent, a loss in "detail, clarity, airiness and...
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Is there any difference sonically between the standard Orange Globes and the A-frames?
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    Q701 impressions thread

    Quote:   I'm not simply repeating what others have said. I own both of these headphones and my assessment is my own, based on many hundreds of hours of listening. I frankly do not like the Q701. I'm sorry if that upsets or offends you.   In my opinion, the Q701 and HD800 are...
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    What's your foobar2000 setup?

    I opted for function over fashion.  
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Quote:   Like I said, as long as you aren't melting things you should be fine    There are people plugging their HE-500 into 150W speaker amps. That I would be worried about.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Quote:   I'd be more worried about my ears than the headphone. The HE-500 can take A LOT of juice. I don't have desktop speakers, so when I need to take the headphones off I actually turn the volume up on my Lyr loud enough that I can hear the sound while they are sitting on my desk...
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    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

    Quote:   +1 I don't pay much attention to graphs or measurements. I just listen to what sounds good to my ears 
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