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Offline J. Mauro

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Hifiman and SEX
« on: February 15, 2014, 04:10:34 AM »
I would love to hear all your thoughts on the Hifiman HE400 and 500 cans with the SEX amp combo. Please give me some details because I am considering both to pair with my SEX and I won't have a chance to audition them together without buying first. Thanks very much in advance.
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Re: Hifiman and SEX
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2014, 01:53:17 PM »
Hi Jeremy,  Did you buy a pair of Hifiman cans in the end?
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Re: Hifiman and SEX
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 08:51:29 AM »
I had a chance to listen to the HE-6 on a SEX amp, and I was very impressed.  I would expect the HE-400 and HE-500 to also work very well.

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Re: Hifiman and SEX
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 10:36:55 AM »
From what i have read the 400/500 are meant to be much easier to drive than the 5/6. If the 6's work well i'm sure it would have no problem with the 400/500 then.

The 400's are on eBay for $250 which caught my interest, i had no idea you could get a planar headphone for that kind of money, tempted to try them to dip my toe into the planar world.  From what i have read i think the 500's would be ideal but they are a big jump up at $600.

Unfortunately there is nowhere in this country to try out headphones, i would love to hear the T1,HD800,LCD's or high end Hifimans to see which one works for me. Just too damn expensive to buy blindly.
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Re: Hifiman and SEX
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2014, 07:28:44 AM »
Sorry for the long wait for a reply. I still have not purchased the 500's because I was given a pair of Cornwalls that has taken my attention for the last little while. They are, however, the next set of cans that I will get because of the positive reviews over on Head-Fi. I will be in Vancouver next month and should have a chance to audition them
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Re: Hifiman and SEX
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 10:43:11 AM »
Hey no problem, i went ahead and ordered a pair of HE-500's, razordogaudo kept listing them on ebay for ~$500 so i couldn't resist.  I was expecting them to arrive today but they got stuck in customs so i should have them early next week.  I also discovered Loquah owns a pair so he was able to confirm they pair well with the S.E.X. amp.

What are Cornwalls by the way?
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Re: Hifiman and SEX
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 11:57:58 AM »
Beautiful, large, vintage Klipsch Cornwall speakers. 100 dB sensitive and absolutely magical. It's tough to listen through headphones when one has such incredible speakers to fill this room with unbelievable music.
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Re: Hifiman and SEX
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2014, 02:12:18 PM »
Cornwalls, big fun...John
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Re: Hifiman and SEX
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2014, 07:23:55 PM »
The HE500 pairing with the S.E.X is a brilliant combo. The HE500 and the HD800 are the reason the S.E.X will be staying with me along side with the Mainline.

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Re: Hifiman and SEX
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2014, 04:23:34 PM »
The HE500 pairing with the S.E.X is a brilliant combo. The HE500 and the HD800 are the reason the S.E.X will be staying with me along side with the Mainline.

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+1 - At first I thought I liked the Mainline + HE-500s better than the S.E.X. + HE-500s, but further listening showed the S.E.X. to bring out the wonderful organic sound of the HE-500s. I've since fallen in love with the LCD-2s + S.E.X. combo having previously been unimpressed with the LCD-2s on my Mainline. Am awaiting shipping of my new headphones now and can't wait to spend some time comparing the HE-500s and LCD-2s
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Re: Hifiman and SEX
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2014, 01:22:05 PM »
I only briefly got to try an HE500 and LCD-2 on my SEX amp during a Head-Fi meet up.  Mainly to confirm that the amp had plenty of power to drive each headphone.  I ended getting a STAX headphone and SRD transformer and the combo has been good enough to kill my interest in planar headphones for the time being.