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post #1756 of 1911

The 5LE's felt more "right" for hard rock/metal compared to the HE-6, imo :P

 

Idk about the 500's tho...

post #1757 of 1911
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Originally Posted by itshot View Post

The 5LE's felt more "right" for hard rock/metal compared to the HE-6, imo :P

 

Idk about the 500's tho...


Yeah perhaps, but I also felt that you really have to crank the volume on the HE-6 to wake them up and start singing too. So maybe its the amplification and/or volume requirement thats a problem. However, the 5LE's sound great with rock, but the Beyer T1's hold that crown IMO.

post #1758 of 1911

Lol I thought that'd be the RS1's :P

post #1759 of 1911
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Lol I thought that'd be the RS1's :P


I have found the RS1's to be awesome for rock music, especially for the price. However, they arent nearly as fast as the T1s, so you miss out on alot of the effects pedals guitarists use, and the bass impact on T1 is superb. The main thing the Grado RS1 has is that "front and center" soundstage, while the T1 is alot more open that sometimes puts you "in the lawn" when you dont  want to be :P Oh, and you cant have the T1 at full bore on the volume for rock or it get a bit congested. If you want to go screaming loud, the HE-6 will actually blow you away.


Edited by brunk - 4/12/13 at 5:31pm
post #1760 of 1911

I recently picked up a cable for my HE-500 to use with my Emotiva mini-x.  I was told it was a stock balanced HE-5LE OFC cable.  It has Yongsheng 4-pin XLR connectors.  From reading this thread and looking around it seems there are quite a few cables that were stock for the 5LE.  Any information you could give me on this particular cable, OFC type, strands?  Would be appreciated, thanks.

 

 

 


Edited by Shazb0t - 5/19/13 at 8:49pm
post #1761 of 1911
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Originally Posted by Shazb0t View Post

I recently picked up a cable for my HE-500 to use with my Emotiva mini-x.  I was told it was a stock balanced HE-5LE OFC cable.  It has Yongsheng 4-pin XLR connectors.  From reading this thread and looking around it seems there are quite a few cables that were stock for the 5LE.  Any information you could give me on this particular cable, OFC type, strands?  Would be appreciated, thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

I think for most of their time Hifiman has used OFC in different forms and jacketing but it SHOULD be the same cable.. 

post #1762 of 1911
Looks like the 400s cable.
post #1763 of 1911
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post

Looks like the 400s cable.

Indeed it does, it's the Canare cable that Hifiman likes to use.

post #1764 of 1911

I had asked the same question to HiFiMAN last week through email and they confirmed it was a stock OFC HE-5LE cable.  They didn't say much more than that though.  Wanted to see what you guys thought.


Edited by Shazb0t - 5/20/13 at 6:12am
post #1765 of 1911

I'm glad people are still talking about these, due to their discontinuation. I got my pair used on ebay a week ago for 420- in like new condition. It seems the screws keep trying to back them selves out, and they fit kinda odd, especially the cable angle. But they do not sound like headphones to me, at least compared to the HD-600 my friend says are the best. Everything sound-wise comes on more gradually and leaves less quickly, making me feel like they are not as close to my head (more like a speaker) and the echos last longer (which may be in my mind, but I've never heard some of those details in anything else.) Hopefully that whole sentence was clear, because the echo really stands out to me on so many songs like I'd never noticed before. The sustain too, these never seem to cut off and always give the full effect, which may be due to their Freq. Resp? I can't wait to have my Sennheiser loyal friend put them on, because he is really a speaker guy and I think he'll appreciate what I'm saying.

post #1766 of 1911

These HP are singing without any effort. Theres absolutely nothing I could blame these on. Never heard HE6 or HE500 but from friends I heard these are least sweet sounding which I personally prefer. More agressive, less romantic with perfect balance to my ears. I could only guess if thats true.

post #1767 of 1911
Even owning the HD-800, I can't seem to part with the 5LE. I really enjoy them for Pop/Rock and Jazz on a second set-up with a speaker amp. Tonal balance across all frequencies is excellent which makes for long-term listening without fatigue. It's an incredible performer! Very glad to own them.
post #1768 of 1911
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Originally Posted by Mambosenior View Post

Even owning the HD-800, I can't seem to part with the 5LE. I really enjoy them for Pop/Rock and Jazz on a second set-up with a speaker amp. Tonal balance across all frequencies is excellent which makes for long-term listening without fatigue. It's an incredible performer! Very glad to own them.

Since they are discontinued now, it might be unwise to get rid of them anyway. They'll be harder and harder to find in the second-hand market, as people start holding onto their 5LE units.

post #1769 of 1911

No plans to sell them!
 

post #1770 of 1911

Funny thing I find them quite similiar to HD800 but better, more organic sound without added thickness and great details without being too pronounced. Just more natural for me. I didnt know their graphs are so similiar until I found it about week ago:

 

http://www.headphone.com/learning-center/build-a-graph.php?graphID%5B0%5D=4061&graphID%5B1%5D=2251&graphID%5B2%5D=&graphID%5B3%5D=&scale=30&graphType=0&buttonSelection=Update+Graph

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