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    NOBLE Savant Thread (Impressions, Reviews, Tours)

    Just have to pass along a big Thanks to Noble. I've only had the Savant for a couple days, and these were purchased based solely on reviews and faith and hope. My very good Westone W30 gave their last, and it was time to upgrade. And a remarkable upgrade it is. My experiences mirror many of the...
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    Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone

    Speaker taps work just fine.
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    Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone

    I must admit to being taken back a bit by the price tag for Hifiman's latest model. Mostly because they have a reputation for producing great headphones that almost outperform their price points. Fang must be very confident that the HE1000 can compete with the best. But in addition to R and D...
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Heard great things about Mjolnir. Wish my aftermarket cable was balanced...Ragnarok seems intriguing, not sure when it'll be released though. A lot of great ideas here, some interesting ideas to explore further. Just read about the Auralic Taurus MKII...wish I could afford it- seems like a beauty.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    My best bet...wish I knew. Whenever the upgrade bug bites me, I feel like a nomad wandering the desert, hoping to stumble upon great sounding gear. And now starting to wonder if the HE560 would be more worthwhile than a new amp...Sure do love the HE500's though. A new amp vs the HE560...My...
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    There are times when I'm watching TV with headphones, and sounds seem to come from across the room- or atleast external to the headphones. We've probably all had a similar experience- it's kind of eerie though the first couple of times it happens.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Perhaps best to visit the Jergpad thread, where the design of the pads on the new HFM series are born from.
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    It almost sounds like you'd like a neutral, detailed tube- one that presents music closely accurate to the recording. How much you're comfortable spending is something to consider. Telefunken are known for their neutrality and detail. Many Amperex are detailed and quite far from boring, but the...
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Sorry to hear of your recent disappointing experiences. Mercedesman will hopefully fix this issue. Many here, myself included, can testify that he is a great guy to deal with and is very honest. It seems likely there's a good reason you haven't heard back from him yet. Hopefully you will have a...
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Didn't think Fedex delivered on President's Day- National holiday and all :angry_face:
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Yeah, the OG's are probably the best tubes in terms of bang for the buck. Holy Grail for the 500, not sure yet. From the tubes I have- The Telefunken's are good, Amperex USN-CEP's are better. Probably my favorite right now are Ediswan CV2492, which is a surprise. Been told these are actually...
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    I have no experience with the Meier Classic so can't comment on it's performance with the HE500's compared to the Lyr. Although if the tubes in the Lyr are Orange Globes, then the Lyr is capable of more. Then again, if you're happy with the Meier Classic, maybe it's not worth the extra $ for...
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Read in a different thread the HE500 is like a hybrid of the HE400 and the HD650. After several days of enjoyment, this description seems perfect. For me, it's a dream sound signature. Maybe it's the Jergpads, though bright or fatiguing are some of the last descriptions that come to mind. They...
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    Hifiman HE-400i and HE-560: From CES to Pre-Launch

    Suppose it's this dip that allows me to the turn the volume up with the 500's and the signature is still very pleasant. Kind of have to watch it in terms of ear protection, but they sure are enjoyable to listen to- loud or at any volume really.
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