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  1. fihidelity

    OnePlus One

    Any of you have an invite? Not slept for days in my hunt but to no avail 
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    The discovery thread!

      I decided if they could survive a song from my Magni at maximum volume then I'd keep them. In their defence they did make it about half way through which was really quite impressive but they gave out in the end.
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    The discovery thread!

    I don't mind being patient with them and I don't particularly need any IEMs as I have plenty of others knocking around but in your description in the first post you said you were wowed by them right off the bat. I think the sound's just not for me unfortunately.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    I'd go for glass or aluminium as opposed to acrylic as that could look a little cheap. Perhaps you should buy the evil one off him for your second rig when you get the HE-6? (and bring it to the October meet!)
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Can anyone tell me what sort of power the Corda Classic would put into the HE-500s and how that compares to the other amps people are using with them?
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    A Magni for the time being but I'm thinking of upgrading, perhaps to an Ember or something SS like Meier or Burson.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

          Cheers chaps, luckily the pleathers are more comfortable too in my opinion (though the velours didn't get much chance to shape to my ear). Just tried removing the foam ring, I probably will get around to modding them or perhaps if modular makes another batch I'll take advantage of...
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    I switched to the velour pads last night (very stressful) in the hope it would lessen the sibilance but so far if anything it's just aggravated it. Does the treble mellow out a bit with burn in as I've only had about twenty hours with them so far?
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Given the choice, who'd have the Lyr and who'd have the Ember assuming price, looks, etc. weren't a factor?
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Sorry to call you out on this but I checked the DV website as an amp upgrade is next on my buy list and it doesn't specify into what impedance it outputs 2W. So it doesn't necessarily mean it has 2 watts of usable power, I'm not saying it isn't powerful but it's probably a bit of deceptive...
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    The discovery thread!

    A7X have been a favourite metal band of mine for a while now but I've not heard much of their stuff since the original drummer died, Rev something IIRC. A pity as he actually wrote a lot of the songs (turns out not all drummers are airheads).
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    I really like Beyers but the DT770s used to leave my ears a little sweaty, perhaps the open T90s would keep a bit cooler. Would you consider them a true upgrade or more of a sidegrade? It sounds like the T90s are a little brighter and less intimate but good otherwise, I imagine they'd perform...
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Quote: In terms of comfort or sound? Or both?
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    Schiit Magni Headphone Amplifier

    Quote: Any idea how long the extended lead is? I was using my Magni with a pair of DT770s which come with a three metre cable as stock, with that I was literally able to tune into a radio station!
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    If you're yet to solve this then give Audacity a try, it'll take a while but it does what you need.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    I'd love to see a manufacturer put say 300 hours on ever pair of cans that they sell and sit back and watch everyone talk about the improvements with burn in.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    I'm looking forward to hearing the DV337 at the October meet, I'll be sure to post my impressions. It's a pity I won't get to try this super amp you're having built though!
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    Schiit Magni Headphone Amplifier

    My Magni works fine with most IEMs though the majority of them don't really benefit from that amplification. I have however noticed the channel imbalance when listening to IEMs so it's by no means perfect.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    In the UK we're constantly ripped off when it comes to audio, it's almost as if retailers don't understand the concept of exchange rates and currencies.
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    Schiit Magni Headphone Amplifier

    I get the interference at 6-9 o'clock even!
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    London Calling...19th October, 2013.

    Quote: There's no guarantee I'll have an O2 (EHP-O2) but if I do then I'd be happy for it to be used. If not the FiiO should make a fun comparison and the HDVD800 would be a perfect TOTL amp with which to compare. Another one to consider would be the budget Schiit combo (now I'm just...
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    London Calling...19th October, 2013.

    Quote: I might have one...   Quote: ...if I don't get one of these instead, we'll have to wait and see.
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    Schiit Magni Headphone Amplifier

    I expect you know this but you should always have the software and OS volume at their highest as this lowers the amp's noise floor. I'm afraid I don't know what causes the RFI and when I last asked about the noise I'd experienced none else had come across the problem. Out of curiosity what...
  24. fihidelity

    Rank the Headphones that You Own.

    I expect even a poorly powered HD600 would outperform the PPs from most peoples perspective, I imagine his dislike for them is deeper than that. I still find it hard to believe though considering they're the least favourite pair in my collection!
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