Discussion in 'Headphones' started by purr1n, Nov 16, 2017.
I bet the boys on Discord would appreciate that...
Around where are you? NVM the question, saw you're in Calabasas.
I might go for that. After traffic dies down Calabasas isn't too far.
I would take that offer if you were within a 2 hour drive. But you are not...
I'll pay you $10 to take it to the post office and ship it to me...
Is that after he pays you $20 to take it? LOL
OK, I would definitely take the amp, if you don't mind giving it to a rando
And you can keep the $20.
You would just have to hand me the amp
I'm confused. Is this the LE?
I'll take it off your hands! $20 should be enough to cover the courier service I normally use to ship stuff from US to the Philippines, will use the amp to get other people into the hobby
EDIT: Ah crap, didn't see the above replies. Ah well.
I was wondering when people would start to notice.
Hifiman store sent out a Black Friday promotional email to its subscribers in advance several days ago and I couldn't believe my eyes, I had to contact their rep to make sure it's the HE-5 and not some HE-5LE or another headphone by mistake. Other than the difference in cups and grills, it's virtually identical to the HE-5 that we come to know and love (not for its stock sound, but for its use as an ingredient). I ordered one as soon as it went on sale because it was in limited quantities.
The EF100 can drown in the Han River for all I care.
Too bad you're on the other side of the country, I'd offer to take it off your hands...I don't need an amp, but my brother is appreciative of high-end audio gear, but can't afford much, is in the army, just got married...would love to give him something to build off of, even if it's not the best.
This is a tempting deal either way...was always intrigued by the HE-5s but have never heard them before.
I'm not sure the EF100 can be considered high end. This is the kind fo stuff I would give to people I dislike, hence my offer of $20 to take it off my hands.
LOL! Someone offered me the same in a trade for the Micro iDSD I'm trying to give a new home. Lots of praise for it, but a bit of snooping prompted me to (politely) turn down their offer. I was serious about just giving it to someone else if it somehow went my way, though, seeing as they're just starting out and the EF100 is better than nothing.
I've been curious to see how long it takes to kill an amp by melting with fire. We never did get that flaming poo video of the S19.
Is it worse than the nfb-1?
I'm telling you, I'll take all this garbage. I like garbage. I have a recliner I got for $8 on Goodwill in my room right now.
I'd say on the same level, but different. Softer and more squishy.
Finally, an amp worthy of the S19...
Well the loaner of the nfb-1 arrived today at the mail room, but it closed at 3:00... So I'll try it out tomorrow
Well, compared to entry-level Logitech stuff, I suppose anything is high-end.
I liked the EF5. Kept that little gem for years and now kind of miss it. I suspect the EF100 may be worse then the EF5?
I've owned the HE-5LE, HE-500, and HE-6. Liked them all for different reasons. The HE-5LE would be extremely similar sounding to the HE-5? I wonder which would pair best with the Pioneer M-22?
It's been a very long time since I owned the HE-5. Going off my memory (and if this rerelease matches the original) the HE-5 is a fairly bright headphone throughout he spectrum. Very clean and tight bass, but the bass was a bit thinner. I think at the time I thought the AKG K501 shared a lot in common with the HE-5 in terms of overall sound signature.
The HE-5le was (again going off recollection from years ago) a darker sounding headphone in its overall tonality. I remember thinking it was a dark sounding headphone with a pretty heavy shoutiness to the treble.
Funny the HE-5 and original LCD2 are being "rereleased" this year. IIRC, those were the first real push into planar magnetic headphones in the modern headphone world.
As I mentioned in the deals thread, I suspect the HE-5 rerelease is because Fang doesn't want to give all the snarky HE-6 owners the satisfaction of admitting that they were right. Instead, he gets to pump out the HE-5 which no one talks about and bask in the accolades that follow.
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