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Sennheiser HE60 electrostatic headphone Reviews

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he60 - my favorite electrostat

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Pros: Superior detail, not real picky with amplification

Cons: The included hev70 is not up to the task

The he60 is the affordable version of the Orpheus, often referred to as the 'Baby Orpheus'. This is mainly due to the lack of a real amp, and the (supposedly) lesser quality as compared to it's sibling the HE90/HEV90, which sells for >$20k, based on recent sales.   Personally, I think there are better amps than the hev90 (eXStatA, Blue Hawaii), but ANY electrostatic amp is better than the hev70 - literally.   So, let's focus on the he60. When driven by a capable amp (which excludes the hev70, and almost all Stax amps), this phone is unparalleled in detail and speed. Often, electrostats are noted to be bass shy, but not the he60, and it's closest rival, the Stax Omega II. In...
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