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Yes, I'd say its a winner. I ended up returning it to the owner though as I'm mostly likely going down the route of Magnepans which requires high powered solid state. The EAR and both big Krells (FPB 300cx and EVO 302e) all have been very very similar out of the HE-6. Based on that, I've concluded I've hit the ceiling on the HE-6 in terms of amps. If I want anymore out the HE-6, I'd need a much better DAC or turntable.
I've been eyeing the 3.7i
You are right to be suspicious. I've been down that route myself with vintage receivers. I wouldn't go back to them. For those who only have $200-300 to spend on an amp, buy a used Crest pro audio amp and pair it with a cheap preamp.
This amp is special in that it doesn't need it.
I've had an EAR 834 integrated in the house for a few days. Fantastic sounding amp which narrowly edges out my Krell. Goes back to it's owner tomorrow.
As long as you taped the pads directly to the cups you should get a perfect seal. Imperfect seals are trying to use the hifiman pads or gaps in whatever adhesive/mounting you use. The next mod you should be doing actually reduces bass quantity. The answer to use a proper power amp. I've haven't heard a headphone amp doing bass correctly.
Not if you get a perfect seal against the cups.
Easy to compare, just do it on one side only. You will be able to hear it.The link to the template is at the bottom of my post. Link to post is also in my sig.
Peel off the felt and place on a piece of wax paper to save.Just try my mods. You've been a stubborn one and in the end I'll have to tell you "I told you so". Quit struggling so you may hear the HE-6 at it's best. You took one step up the stairs and think you're at the top already.
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