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post #76 of 294
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Originally Posted by mrarroyo View Post
Fang, look forward to the HE-5 being back in stock.
Me too. Placed my order based on listening via my Zana Deux at the last ChiUniFi. Though meet conditions were not ideal, I was majorly impressed by these cans.

A_Sr.
post #77 of 294
Yep, anxiously awaiting them being back in stock - have ordered a pair and am just waiting for a shipping notification! I wonder what the odds of having a pair in hand over the Thanksgiving weekend are...
post #78 of 294
I too have ordered a pair, and I can't wait.

^ I don't think the chances are good. They are being shipped from china according to an email from head-direct, so I would say that is 4 days shipping minimum, probably 5 or 6. I am hoping for early next week.
post #79 of 294
Ah, what a shame. It would be a pleasure to have them in hand with 4 days of no work!
post #80 of 294
I can't enjoy my HF-2 anymore - the HE-5 ruined them for me.
post #81 of 294
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Originally Posted by Absorbine_Sr View Post
Me too. Placed my order based on listening via my Zana Deux at the last ChiUniFi. Though meet conditions were not ideal, I was majorly impressed by these cans.

A_Sr.
I wonder if I could talk Fang into a good deal on the new EF-5 amp to go with them given how well they went over at ChiUniFi.
post #82 of 294
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
I can't enjoy my HF-2 anymore - the HE-5 ruined them for me.
Makes me wonder if I should sell my RS-1 in favor of the HE-5.
post #83 of 294
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Originally Posted by AmanGeorge View Post
Ah, what a shame. It would be a pleasure to have them in hand with 4 days of no work!
I hope you have them by the DC. Meet. I would love to give them a listen!!!
post #84 of 294
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Originally Posted by Brighten View Post
Makes me wonder if I should sell my RS-1 in favor of the HE-5.
I believe I prefer the HE-5 to my Grados, which I need to keep for listening in my reviews (I always get asked how is amp X with headphone Y).
post #85 of 294
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
I believe I prefer the HE-5 to my Grados, which I need to keep for listening in my reviews (I always get asked how is amp X with headphone Y).
You are a stand up guy Loaning your amp to the NY crew for a great review, keeping headphones to compare X wiith Y. Thanks!!!

Are there any HE-5 headphones shipping yet?
post #86 of 294
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Originally Posted by markmaxx View Post
You are a stand up guy Loaning your amp to the NY crew for a great review, keeping headphones to compare X wiith Y. Thanks!!!

Are there any HE-5 headphones shipping yet?
It's funny, but I really have to think hard before I sell anything, about whether I will need it in the future for comparisons or not. If I didn't have a wide variety of headphones and amps around I think it would make my reviews less relevant to others who have the gear that I didn't try.

And, while I could have had my WES ship this week, it really seemed a shame to not let the NYC guys use it one more time to compare to KGBH and A-10. Heck, Asr loaned out his KGBH SE for 4 months before he got it back. I couldn't last that long, but one more week isn't going to kill me.
post #87 of 294
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Originally Posted by Brighten View Post
Makes me wonder if I should sell my RS-1 in favor of the HE-5.
Lol makes me wonder if i should trade up my HF-2!
post #88 of 294
Since November 20 has come and gone, is there an updated estimate on the HE-5 shipping?
post #89 of 294
At the NYC Fall meet i was using Yikes', D7000's with every amp imaginable, Although the bass was phenomenal, the rest of the soundstage, especially the mid-bass, it seems that I was robbing Peter to pay Paul, The highs were very good, but not R-10 great. It seems that the Mid-bass was paying a heavy price, to fulfill the bottom extensions needs, They were totally dominated by the lower frequencies, and from 1K to 20K, the sound was really good, but I can't say "Exceptional" The 7000's are a closed back headphone, but i could hear everyone's conversations and the bleed coming from the other headphone. I really got to enjoy them during our 35 minute "quiet time, so I would have to see what they sounded like in my bedroom rig with everyone in the house using their 'inside" voices and marshmellow feet.
Poor kids. Little did they know that they were going to be born into a lunatic audiophile's household. At least my wife knew what she was buying when she went shopping for a cow, errr, I mean husband. I pulled no punches with her. She knew that there would be late night music blasting sessions and there would also be tupperware time in place of China clanking time. When she was working, I got it out of my system 2 hours/day before she and my son walked through the door, each day at 7 p.m.

Anyway, Yikes 7000's were an unfair comparison because his were rewired by Drew at Moon audio with $1100 worth of Siltech wiring,. Pretty much the best wire money can buy, and it better be good.
Basically, I heard the 7000's in the best arena they could possibly be played in. A truly unfair comparison. $999 headphones that can be bought for 700 clams, with $1100 worth of wiring plus, high quality labor thrown in. If these puppies didn't sound good, then I needed to find a new hobby, of the term "snake oil" would have had it's textbook definition.
They were the best sounding combo I could find until I moved over to Ethan's Jade/Siltech wired GES and I gotta say, the Jades Siltech sounded better. I could only imagine what it would have been like with a Siltech wired WES with the $1000 V-cap kit.
post #90 of 294
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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post
At the NYC Fall meet i was using Yikes', D7000's with every amp imaginable, Although the bass was phenomenal, the rest of the soundstage, especially the mid-bass, it seems that I was robbing Peter to pay Paul, The highs were very good, but not R-10 great. It seems that the Mid-bass was paying a heavy price, to fulfill the bottom extensions needs, They were totally dominated by the lower frequencies, and from 1K to 20K, the sound was really good, but I can't say "Exceptional" The 7000's are a closed back headphone, but i could hear everyone's conversations and the bleed coming from the other headphone. I really got to enjoy them during our 35 minute "quiet time, so I would have to see what they sounded like in my bedroom rig with everyone in the house using their 'inside" voices and marshmellow feet.
Poor kids. Little did they know that they were going to be born into a lunatic audiophile's household. At least my wife knew what she was buying when she went shopping for a cow, errr, I mean husband. I pulled no punches with her. She knew that there would be late night music blasting sessions and there would also be tupperware time in place of China clanking time. When she was working, I got it out of my system 2 hours/day before she and my son walked through the door, each day at 7 p.m.

Anyway, Yikes 7000's were an unfair comparison because his were rewired by Drew at Moon audio with $1100 worth of Siltech wiring,. Pretty much the best wire money can buy, and it better be good.
Basically, I heard the 7000's in the best arena they could possibly be played in. A truly unfair comparison. $999 headphones that can be bought for 700 clams, with $1100 worth of wiring plus, high quality labor thrown in. If these puppies didn't sound good, then I needed to find a new hobby, of the term "snake oil" would have had it's textbook definition.
They were the best sounding combo I could find until I moved over to Ethan's Jade/Siltech wired GES and I gotta say, the Jades Siltech sounded better. I could only imagine what it would have been like with a Siltech wired WES with the $1000 V-cap kit.
Great impressions, but I think you have this thread confused for another.
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