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post #646 of 1668
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Originally Posted by sachu View Post
So playing around with the cable makes the noise go away? Sounds like a cold solder on the cable terminations to me.
I meant that wiggling the cable doesn't cause noise to appear.
post #647 of 1668
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Originally Posted by ygm View Post
I meant that wiggling the cable doesn't cause noise to appear.
I would have the headphones sent back for a check up,assuming you have tried it with at least one other working headphone amp capable of driving low impedance headphones to rule out any distortion issues you might have with your own amp.
post #648 of 1668
Something must be going on here. I think excessive sibilance is the very devil, and I hear none from my HE-5's. There must be some serious batch variation going on.
post #649 of 1668
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Originally Posted by sachu View Post
I would have the headphones sent back for a check up,assuming you have tried it with at least one other working headphone amp capable of driving low impedance headphones to rule out any distortion issues you might have with your own amp.
Unfortunately my Woo is still being built. Two weeks left to go.
post #650 of 1668
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
... There must be some serious batch variation going on.
It looks to be that way. Not confidence inspiring really
post #651 of 1668
I'll get my Diana Krall, Carpenters, and few other CDs out tonight and listen for sibilance. So far I haven't heard any sibilance but I've only listened off and on for about 3-4 hours while its burning in. I listened to a Norah Jones CD last night and it sounded sublime driven by my Phonitor.
post #652 of 1668
I've got about 30 hours of burn-in on my pair, and last night did a solid 3 hours of listening. I do not notice any excessive sibilance. Like others, I wonder if some of us are more sensitive to it than others.

Rig is a Resolution Audio Opus 21 CDP into an Eddie Current Zana Deux. I did notice that the first listen, with no burn-in, the HE-5's were less than great sounding. Burn in has helped a lot and I am very happy with my purchase. I will be listening again tonight.

A_Sr.
post #653 of 1668
My HE-5s are finally out of "despatch" purgatory. They should be in hand tomorrow. Any updates from others still waiting?
post #654 of 1668
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Originally Posted by Absorbine_Sr View Post
I've got about 30 hours of burn-in on my pair, and last night did a solid 3 hours of listening. I do not notice any excessive sibilance. Like others, I wonder if some of us are more sensitive to it than others.

Rig is a Resolution Audio Opus 21 CDP into an Eddie Current Zana Deux. I did notice that the first listen, with no burn-in, the HE-5's were less than great sounding. Burn in has helped a lot and I am very happy with my purchase. I will be listening again tonight.

A_Sr.
So I take it you like the ZD/HE-5 combo. That is great news. I get my new Zana Deux tomorrow.
post #655 of 1668
Fang, this is not an answer nor helpful in my understanding.
I have tried the original cable as well, same thing (a bit worse actually). There must be something going on here, my D7000's have 90% less sibilance vs. the HE-5.
My source is one of the smoothest DAC's on the planet with what is considered a dark sounding amp, the farthest from bright and edgy as you can get pretty much.
I am not exaggerating when I say that on some female sung tracks, the es's and t's are like chalk on a chalk board. I realize that albums are recorded differently but I don't hear this etch on any other headphone I have had (more than 10 now).
If this is the HE-5 sound, I will have to return it. There is so much to like but it's like a gorgeous woman with a missing front tooth- you just can't get over it.
post #656 of 1668
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Originally Posted by tintin47 View Post
My HE-5s are finally out of "despatch" purgatory. They should be in hand tomorrow. Any updates from others still waiting?
Still nothing since the 4th. I'm going to contact them to find out what is going on. This is really p'ng me off. I ordered back on November 11.
post #657 of 1668
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Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post
There is so much to like but it's like a gorgeous woman with a missing front tooth- you just can't get over it.
A missing tooth can be fixed, now, if she had a mustache, that would be different.
post #658 of 1668
I have an MP3 I converted from the original FLAC file that is sibilant all to hell. How would I post it so that people can download it and listen to test what I am hearing?
I tested it and the FLAC original and they both are intolerable.
Start around the 1 minute mark and let the ear bleeding commence.
post #659 of 1668
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Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post
I have an MP3 I converted from the original FLAC file that is sibilant all to hell. How would I post it so that people can download it and listen to test what I am hearing?
I tested it and the FLAC original and they both are intolerable.
Start around the 1 minute mark and let the ear bleeding commence.
Just as folks did with me and dBel84 earlier in the thread for calling the HE-5 sibilant, your amplifiers and source are not good enough. You need an EF-5, krell monoblocks to get them sounding just right

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There is so much to like but it's like a gorgeous woman with a missing front tooth- you just can't get over it.
Now you know why I sold mine away.
Both myself and dBel84 have pointed out what steps Fang could/should take to make the sibilance go away..but don't think that'll happen
post #660 of 1668
The weird thing is Skylab with the same amp hears nothing and hates sibilance per his post above. If it's the nature of the phones, that's fine and I'll move on, but others offer polar opposite opinions in what they claim to hear.
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