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Good golly Miss Molly, I can't believe I have missed the previous posts here in Cans world since the beginning of the year.... have not been here in PA as much as I used to, as work, capchas, health, considering moving, life, etc..... keeps getting in the way.

Anyway, David, glad to see you still hanging around, and holy bananas indeed what an impressive list of Cans to have been through.  I have not boned up on the HE500 to know what they offer, but can only imagine higher fidelity than the 400s.  The HD700s sound lustful!!  Speaking of lust, love the Dolly costume! LOL

Nick, I see you are still at the top of your audiophile game!  Do those headphone cables really make a noticeable difference?

And welcome Noni to the wonderful world of Hifimans along with the rest.
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Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Current headphone rig.

Sennheiser HD 800 C's + Chord Qutest DAC + Burson Soloist Amp+ CYRUS CD i with dedicated power supply (PSXR-2) + Furman power line conditioner+ ALO audio reference 16 headphone cable.


I've never been happier. My god!!!!!

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So did you pay through the nose or somehow found a way to evade the used car price?
Just kidding. I am wildly envious of you. That thing looks beautiful!

I am in the process of selling off my hd700 and Audiofly iem plus some other gear. It's been a fun ride up until now but I am trying to thin out the heard...and maybe get one really good closed back. I can't imagine anything beating out my Hifiman.

I am still using my Aune x1 but with a spdif converter so as I can run coaxial from my laptop (huge improvement in sq - all distortion seemed to jump out the window. X1 feeds my Myryad z40 head amp and I'm good to go.
I recently partook in some blindtests of amps and dacs. It all started out with me trying out my Hifiman on a more powerful amp thinking it'd revealed a new gear in the can. I was sure I could hear it...until I had a chance to a/b it with my own...and surprise surprise if the gear didn't magically disappear. I saved about 700Ä on a Violectric V200. Score!
I have also thought about upgrading my dac to a audio-gd r2r, but I can't be bothered now as I couldn't tell the difference between my Aune and a 2000Ä Bel Canto once I got my back to them and let my friend do a little switching.

Instead I used money on sour beers, music and of course a new headphone AKG Q701! It's basically just a porn version of the K701 with removable sexy green boa constrictor cables...but I almost instantly regretted having sold off my old K701s, so it was brilliant to get back together again.
Another can I regret selling? My Ultrasone hfi-2400. Best can ever for electronic music (beats out the pro900 imo).
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Originally posted by AEProgman AEProgman wrote:

Good golly Miss Molly, I can't believe I have missed the previous posts here in Cans world since the beginning of the year.... have not been here in PA as much as I used to, as work, capchas, health, considering moving, life, etc..... keeps getting in the way.

Anyway, David, glad to see you still hanging around, and holy bananas indeed what an impressive list of Cans to have been through.† I have not boned up on the HE500 to know what they offer, but can only imagine higher fidelity than the 400s.† The HD700s sound lustful!!† Speaking of lust, love the Dolly costume!†LOL

Nick, I see you are still at the top of your audiophile game!† Do those headphone cables really make a noticeable difference?

And welcome Noni to the wonderful world of Hifimans along with the rest.

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I hope the health issue is over with. The rest of the stuff that constitutes life tends to flow much easier when one is functioning properly.
Oh believe you me the he500 is out of this world! I donít see myself selling it unless someone wants to fork out a thousand bucks and a tiger. Then Iíll reconsider.
The hd700 is an awesome headphone but is has lost itís place in the apartment to my new Q701. Truth be told I prefer my Hifiman but do so need a summercan to use when the weather is behaving like it is atm. 25 degrees and blue skies going on two months now and nothing seems to change. Here in Denmark that is unusual to say the least - more like impropable to the absolute max. The hd700 while light still sports pads that get too hot for me...which isnít a problem with the AKGs velour. The Q701 is also lighter so yeah the little guy in the upstairs cockpit took a decision.

Nahh these days I find myself contempt with what I have. The only thing I see myself purchasing in the near future would be some open planar in-ears like the Audeze iSines or the Monoprice copycat M300. Get that liquidy planar sound in a small portable package.
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