1. msing539

    Rebuilding the old school Hifiman headband

    So I'm not a DIYer and also not great at documenting everything, but maybe this will still help someone. I picked up a modded HE-5LE (LFF Code LEX) from a great Headfier, but it was definitely showing its age and I wanted to bring some life back to it. First issue was the headband, which was...
  2. J&J

    Desert Island Headphone Amp combo

    Just for fun and to learn what other headfiers would choose I am asking if you had to choose 3 headphones and three HP Amps  to listen to if you were stranded on a desert Island ( with an electric grid) what would you select from only your current or past inventory in other words no fantasy...
  3. marshallmole

    A comparison between Beyerdynamic T1 and Hifiman HE-5LE

    As a starter on head-fi journey I'd like to try to share a little of my experience of these two, which are both highly appreciated headphones here. I have studied playing piano since the age of 6, but has gone relatively rusty since college, and have been to many live concerts (mainly classical)...
  4. NoEars

    Okay. I'm over my head now! Need Stereo Amp Advice!

    So long story short. I ran across some Hifi man HE5LE's for a fair price. So I decided to snag them. Don't regret it. Except jesus f&#^ing christ I don't know what to do to drive them! I have spent roughly... 70+ hours now reading every post, from front to back on every audio whatever site you...
  5. IaHawkeye

    Shure SE 535 cable?

    Someone told me that the best improvement I can make to any headphone is using the cable... Is there a noticeable sound difference to upgrading the cord for my SE 535's (clear ones) or would it be a waste? I use it mainly with my iPhone with music downloaded from iTunes.... If so what is the...
  6. jerg

    = Hifiman “Fuzzor” Mod = (Driver backwave felt damping modification)

    Hifiman “Fuzzor” Mod v1.0                                            Prelude       This modification, which applies directly to HE500, HE5LE, HE4, and HE6 drivers (but derivative mods can be done on other HFMs as well as planar magnetic drivers in general), evolved from a number...
  7. DarkWolf

    HE-5LE : My left driver stopped working. What now?

    My HE-5LE have never had a single problem, and were working perfectly the last time I set them down. That was either this morning or last night. This evening there is no sound at all from the left driver. I switched cables, and checked my amp (NFB-10SE) with other phones. It is the driver...
  8. DutchGFX

    WA6 (or other) for He-5LE

    Any of you using the WA6 + HE-5 or HE-5LE? I paired it with the K702 at the meet and it blew my Lyr out of the water entirely! So if it's a good pair for the HiFiMAN's too, I think I'll have to buy a WA6. Other than the Lyr, what amps would you recomend for the HE5LE? The WA6 looks promising if...
  9. tals

    HiFiMAN HE-500 or HE-5LE?

    What's the main difference between those headphones? How will they compare when it comes to bass, to mids and the highs?
  10. Skooks

    HiFiMan HE-5LE driven by Little Dot Mk III

      I am shocked... absolutely flabbergasted!    I received my new HiFiMan HE-5LE planar headphones from Moon Audio on Wednesday evening. I knew from what everybody was reporting, and even from what David ZheZhe, the very nice and responsive Little Dot amp chief, said to me, that I needed...
  11. Nankai

    HE-Adapter: Using a speaker amp to drive HE-6, HE-5LE and HE-4 headphones

    http://www.head-direct.com/product_detail.php?p=104   Using a speaker amplifier to drive HE-6, HE-5LE and HE-4 headphones. Input: Speaker Connector output: 4 pin XLR Resistors in parallel: 10 Ohm Resistors in series: 25 Ohm Size: 16.5 cm * 12.2 cm * 7.5 cm or 6.5 inch * 4.8 inch * 2.9...
  12. eclein

    Is Lyr a good match for Hifiman -HE 5LE's ???

      I put in an order for some Hifiman- HE 5LE's- and a Schiit Lyr amp....does anyone here have that combo?? Does it sound like a good match, I know I'm in the wrong threads for phones but If I put this in phones they will tell me go to amps and it will be back and forth for days...LOL. So...
  13. Amarbir

    Clarification Required - HE-4 " HE-4 is the single end version of HE-5LE" What Does This Mean ?

    Respected Dr Fang,             While Reading The Headdirect website i came across this "HE-4 is the single end version of HE-5LE" .Can you explain me what were you trying to put across .This has just flow Off the head  .Rest i Can Surely understand .
  14. ilikepooters

    HiFiMAN HE-5LE Bass distortion

    When i EQ these for more bass they tend to distort, i'm talking only a +4db increase in the bass range, is that normal for planars or is it a sign of the amp running out of power?   Running a Maverick TubeMagic D1 that outputs upto 1w per channel.
  15. faverodefavero

    HE-5LE Amplification problem!

      Hi, I ordered a pair of HE-5LE and was wondering if my ASUS Xonar Essence STX with an internal TPA6120A2 Texas Instruments dedicated headphone amplifier ( http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/tpa6120a2.pdf ), able to drive up to 600Ohms headphones, is enough to drive well my new HE-5LE and...
  16. unrlmth

    Amp for HiFiMan HE5-LE, AMC 3050a

    I just picked up a pair of HiFiMan HE5-LE headphones and was wondering was all of your opinions are on my amplification setup.   I currently have it hooked up to my AMC 3050a speaker amp LINK HERE and to my ears it sounds really good.  It has plenty of power, and at normal listening levels I...
  17. Chris_Himself

    Hifiman HE-5LE Impressions

      So I have a lot of people who always ask me what stuff to use, I always answer HD-600 because they're an almost failproof answer but underneath, I've always been a Grado fan. They're constructed questionably, cheap to repair therefore cheap to build, comfort takes about 6 years (how long...
  18. Thran

    Looking for an iem for portable use that is equivalent to he-5le or ad 2000

    I am looking for an iem with somewhat punchy bass that has a sound signature close to those two headphones. Ive been mainly looking into ER-4pt mainly but I hear they are quite outdated now and I have ever tried low budget shures( as far as iems go) and would like to spend about 250$-280$ max on...
  19. drubrew

    *NEW* Wadia 121 Decoding Computer DAC and HiFiMan HE-5LE Desktop Audio Bundle!!! Only $1799!!!

      Wadia 121 & HiFiMan HE-5LE Desktop Bundle Deal - $1799!!!     The Wadia 121 Decoding Computer DAC is the ULTIMATE in Desktop Audio! It has 24bit/192khz resolution on all ALL inputs including the USB.  Just connect your iTransport, Computer, Streaming Audio source, or any...
  20. drubrew

    *NEW* Wadia 121 Decoding Computer DAC and HiFiMan HE-5LE Desktop Bundle Deal - $1799!!!

      Wadia 121 & HiFiMan HE-5LE Desktop Bundle Deal - $1799!!!     The Wadia 121 Decoding Computer DAC is the ULTIMATE in Desktop Audio! It has 24bit/192khz resolution on all ALL inputs including the USB. Just connect your iTransport, Computer, Streaming Audio source, or any...
  21. cpetrillo

    Will Opera Consonance Cyber 30 drive Hifiman HE5LE?

    I have a Opera Consonance Cyber 30 SET amp specs are listed below. Would this amp effectively drive the HE5le headphones?   CONTROL FUNCTIONS: Volume, Mode Switch(normal/headphone),Power On/Off POWER OUTPUT: 3.5W x2 RMS 1kHz TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: less than 1%( 2 watt, 1kHz )...
  22. Loko-Pillo

    Need help ... Hifiman's HE-500 or HE-5LE?

    Considering that I have EF-5 Amp already, so (I think) the power needed to run both is present.   So the comparison is mainly sound-wise.     PS: Using ODAC with the EF-5.
  23. matti620

    HiFiMan HE5

    hi, Will used HiFiMan HE5 for $465 be the best use of the money? I can't test them as I couldn't find them (or many other) headphones locally. They seem to have been discontinued and replaced with other models. I'll probably get the HiFiMan EF2A to drive them. I listen 50% to rock/pop...
  24. B

    Alo Continental 2 & HIFIMAN HE-5 LE

    Hello   Has anybody used or using this combination. Will the amp drive them to their full potential.   Thanks   Ian
  25. rykwn

    Westone 4 > Hifiman HE5

    Hi everyone,   First, sorry for my English. I own Westone 4 and looking for an upgrade, do you think going for hifiman HE5 is the right choice?, I choose this because I find someone sell it for around $550 (2nd). Does it need a good amp? because I don't have any amp for now. I like my w4...