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  1. Stalker81598

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

      I've only had the T1 for about a month. The HD800 is definitely the more transparent of the two but there is something about the T1's liquid smooth mids and mind blowing levels of clarity and finesse that is really addicting.
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    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

    What a fantastic display of absolute bigotry. I can see I've gotten all I can from this thread. Unsubbed.
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    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

    That is what I did not like about the GS-X Mk2. Detail, clarity and transparency were impressive, yes, but I found it a little dry and unengaging. I much prefer an amp that imparts some warmth and character into the music, even if it isn't as true to the source material. Not saying the GS-X is...
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

      It may be uncomfortalbe for some people but I don't really think there is much cause for concern over injuries from these headphones. 550 grams is barely more than a pound. Most motorcycle helmets weigh 1500+ grams and I've never heard of any injuries due to the weight of a helmet, even...
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Quote:   What exactly are you trying to change about the HE-500's sound?
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    Battle Of The Flagships (58 Headphones Compared)

    Quote:   I was just there a little over a month ago looking at some Magnepans. I ended up leaving with an HD800 
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    I use a desktop PC as the source for my audio rig. I have a self-contained water cooler for the CPU so it's inaudible while I'm listening to my music. The graphics card is noisy when in use but it's silent when idle. Case is a Thermaltake Level 10 GT.    
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    Hifiman He-400 or He-500?

    Quote:   I really like the Lyr with the HD800. The HD800 is, by design, a really quick headphone. The Lyr slows down the attack a little bit and lushes up the mids and bass. There are other amps that are more "transparent" or "detailed" or whatever other Head-Fi cliché you can think of...
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    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

    Quote:   Sounds like you think the HD800 is lacking something and are mistaking it for a cable issue.
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    Hifiman He-400 or He-500?

    Quote:   I think this is just because you are used to the Jergpads. I use Beyer velours, which if anything, enhance the characteristics of the stock velours. My HE-500 is anything but "thin". Compared to my other cans, I find the mids of the HE-500 wet and lush and the upper mids actually...
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    Battle Of The Flagships (58 Headphones Compared)

    Quote:   Maggies are a bit different; they are true ribbon speakers while headphones of this design are planar magnetic. The diaphragm is different in a ribbon speaker.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Quote:   The stock GE tubes aren't terrible but after a few hundred hours of use, both of mine developed a terrible high-pitched feedback that I just couldn't stand anymore. I'm assuming I just got some bad ones. I am absolutely loving the Amperex Orange Globe ECC88's. You can usually...
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    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

      I got mine new a couple months ago and it is numbered 12XXX.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

      Agreed, and a nice set of tubes in the Lyr will make it even better. Emotiva may have a little more power, but I just can't pull myself away from that tubey goodness.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

      -Is there a big difference in sound quality between HE-500 and the HD600s and DT800 250 ohm Pro? I haven't heard the DT880 but I'd say the HE-500 is better. Whether or not it's a big difference, or even better at all, is really up to the person listening to them. I've heard people say...
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    Hifiman He-400 or He-500?

    HE-300 isn't a planar, its a standard dynamic headphone.
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    Hifiman He-400 or He-500?

    I had a similar experience when I first got my HE-500. I was very disappointed and even considered returning them to Amazon. I ended up sticking with it and after about a week, the HE-500's strengths started becoming much more apparent. It doesn't wow you at first but trust me, it will, given a...
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    Hifiman He-400 or He-500?

    Quote:   It's not "needed" per se. It just improves the experience by removing the annoying microphonics. If you are trying to build a system around the HE-500 like I did, it's a worthwhile upgrade.
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    Hifiman He-400 or He-500?

    Quote:   It was a big problem for me. Every time I turned my head it would make terrible, annoying noises in my ears. IMO, an aftermarket cable is 100% worth the cost.
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    Sennheiser HD 598 Impressions Thread

    Quote:   If you are looking to upgrade from your K271 and the HD598 isn't quick enough, maybe check out the AKG K701/702. This is one of the quickest headphones I've ever heard, if not the most at its price point. Mids are a little bit dry but you can fix this by using an amp with a...
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    Sennheiser HD 598 Impressions Thread

    Quote:   Hmm interesting impressions. IME, I didn't find the bass muddy at all. I thought it was very tight though not well extended. I agree that you probably need to listen to the 598 for a few days to get used to the new sound, especially coming from an AKG. Sennheiser and AKG have...
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Quote:   He said it was popping fuses. That probably prevented any real damage.
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    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

    Quote:   Absolutely. I've found that black amps have far better detail and dynamics than silver colored amps. 
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