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I have auditioned the t1, hd800, jh13, lcd2 and ps1000 in the last year however other then the jh13 which floored me due to the...  Read More

They just feel like a quality product.

I got my first taste of planar bass early last year with the he400 and even though it punched more and lower than my flavor of ...  Read More

Sound quality is great overall, plenty of bass for electronic music and anything else for that matter.

Both the quality and quantity of bass in these headphones is excellent, though perhaps just shy of best-in-class.


These are the best i ever heard and price was a steal!

Well that too will cost you an additional fee as well.

I listen usually at night laying in bed, so the weight isn't an issue.


Lovely shipping case and comes with a 10 foot headphone cable.


They came with a nice box and the packaging and presentation was done well.

I believe this means you probably need a decent headphone amplifier to get the best potential out of the he-500.

Do yourself and build a 1/4 to banana plug adapter and use the speaker taps on the emotiva to power these and you will be amazed.

Off went the hd598 and the he-4 gained permanent residence.


Unlike the excellent audeze products, the he-500's are easy to drive to boot.

), i bought a schiit lyr headphone amp (which worked perfectly!

So while you might be missing a tiny bit by settling for the he500, this is in no way a 3star or even 4 star headphone.

I drive them with either a schiit mini stack(magni 2u and modi 2u), or a recently acquired jotuneheim.

These hit up into hd800 / t1 / lcd-2 at a fraction of the price.

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    Lets jump to what matters the most which is sound.

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    A better way to describe this, they have the tendency to pronounce the s letter in vocals rather sharply to the extent where its fatiguing.

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    And fatiguing it was when using the denons, but with the he-500 mind you that problem still exists but toned down by a great margin and thankfully its not as fatiguing even after 3hrs of listening.

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    They do run at low ohms though, just like the denons, but i guess them being orthodynamic headphones has a part to play in it.

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    I've yet to give these babies a go with games, please let me know if you're interested about that and i'll gladly give an update.

    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Great headphones but its need mooore power to get it greater,sound is clean and crisp may lake low base maybe , my amp is schiit lyr and can handlet very will,if your budget 1000$ this headphones is yours.

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    Don't bother plugging these into your ipod.

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    Endgame setup:anedio d2 dacburson soloistmbp (macbook pro running audirvana plus* software as player[using zebrify** plug in as eq within the software]* **audirvana is a fantastic piece of music software that makes itunes sound like the pillow over the music that it is.

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