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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Everyone SPEAKER AMP  TAPS!!!!

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Hold up wait a minute.  :biggrin:

 

I'm using Hardwired 6ft. Norse Audio Riegn cable with spads - However, I have no idea what the impedance is and don't have a meter.  I think HC might have one.  Have to see if I can use it. Wait, I don't even know how to use it.:rolleyes:

 

Oh well - I guess Brunk wins..

post #10053 of 14871
Ok the f3 wont work for me then. I want no limitations and i do raise the volume at times to hear sub bass on some tracks, especially ambient dubstep kinda stuff. And tracks that are mostly bass and nothing else. As well as quieter recordings and just about everything else
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These sound like the words of a non believer.  Well, all I can say is I was a non believer before as well.  Now I can feel the heat :biggrin:

 

EFA :)

post #10055 of 14871

Just put a meter on my completely stock HE-6: 48 Ohms

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

:dt880smile:

I'm trying to get hard-wired and drop down as it is... you keep it!

 

 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

Hold up wait a minute.  :biggrin:

 

I'm using Hardwired 6ft. Norse Audio Riegn cable with spads - However, I have no idea what the impedance is and don't have a meter.  I think HC might have one.  Have to see if I can use it. Wait, I don't even know how to use it.:rolleyes:

 

Oh well - I guess Brunk wins..

 

LOL @ both of you:tongue:

 

I don't think the 70r is necessarily a "bad thing", so long as you have the capability to push the load. Both my speaker amps have the capability. The only rational decision behind this is that if your amp is really close to its capability limits at said load. Well it just so happens that my F5 may be outside of it's 'sweet spot' when listening loudly (not often), so that is the reasoning for the change. I wouldn't be worried if it was 60r, but 70r is just enough to make me curious if the F5 may be audibly happier in the 40-60R ballpark.

 

Much like this song :)


Edited by brunk - 11/10/13 at 8:42am
post #10057 of 14871
Hello HE-6 users.

I need your help. I am in Shanghai and they are having some crazy Nov. 11 sale where the online sellers drop prices heavily.

Found HE-6's for $500, the store has 250 pair, but as with anything in China, I suspect fakes.

I need to know any identifying physical factors that would confirm these are real.

Also, could anyone confirm obvious differences that can easily be seem between the he-500 and the he-6. I suspect they might have even relabeled the 500 to the 6. Anything is possible here.

Thank you for your help!
post #10058 of 14871
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

 

LOL @ both of you:tongue:

 

I don't think the 70r is necessarily a "bad thing", so long as you have the capability to push the load. Both my speaker amps have the capability. The only rational decision behind this is that if your amp is really close to its capability limits at said load. Well it just so happens that my F5 may be outside of it's 'sweet spot' when listening loudly (not often), so that is the reasoning for the change. I wouldn't be worried if it was 60r, but 70r is just enough to make me curious if the F5 may be audibly happier in the 40-60R ballpark.

 

Much like this song :)

 

I've no concern with the Sansui G-22000, with a benched 265wpc. With the 40wpc tube amps, I am concerned about a potential real world 2-3wpc at a higher resistance, instead of a theoretical 7.5wpc @ 50 Ohms. :( 

post #10059 of 14871
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Originally Posted by Karllin View Post

Hello HE-6 users.

I need your help. I am in Shanghai and they are having some crazy Nov. 11 sale where the online sellers drop prices heavily.

Found HE-6's for $500, the store has 250 pair, but as with anything in China, I suspect fakes.

I need to know any identifying physical factors that would confirm these are real.

Also, could anyone confirm obvious differences that can easily be seem between the he-500 and the he-6. I suspect they might have even relabeled the 500 to the 6. Anything is possible here.

Thank you for your help!

I think there is two unmistakable identifiers between the HE-500 and HE-6 from visual appearances:

 

1) Note the gold inside the housing, that's a good identifier.

 

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2) Note the 'purple hue' on the cups, even though they appear black 

 

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post #10060 of 14871
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Originally Posted by Karllin View Post

Hello HE-6 users.

I need your help. I am in Shanghai and they are having some crazy Nov. 11 sale where the online sellers drop prices heavily.

Found HE-6's for $500, the store has 250 pair, but as with anything in China, I suspect fakes.

I need to know any identifying physical factors that would confirm these are real.

Also, could anyone confirm obvious differences that can easily be seem between the he-500 and the he-6. I suspect they might have even relabeled the 500 to the 6. Anything is possible here.

Thank you for your help!

Sounds like fakes lol
post #10061 of 14871
Hello brunk.

Thank you for the suggestions and photos. Looking around, I see a lot of photos that do not seem to show the gold, nor the purple hue. Do you think these traits are consistant among all production. I have also noticed some say Hifiman and he-6 and some only he-6, so I am guessing at some point they changed. The ones for sale say hifiman he-6.

Do you or anyone know the true weight of the he-6? I have read on another websites review that the he-500 are lighter, while the hifiman website lists the same weight.

I will have the he-6 in my home for a couple of days before I must pay, so I can really give them a thorough inspection. Hopefully, simply listening will be enough, but I have not heard any hifiman cans before and I doubt my listening skills are truly great.

I suppose I could find a shop selling them and go compare.

I appreciate the forum's help. I am glad to be a new member.
post #10062 of 14871
Hello Dubstep Girl,

Very likely. But 11/11 in China is kind of like Black Friday in the states, so it is not impossible they could be real. The store had a timer of 1:30 on the price and it went back to 7999 RMB (slightly over $1300 usd) after the clock ran out. Good thing is they don't get paid until up to 7 days after I receive them, so the key will be making sure I know what I am looking at and listening to. From all the great things I have read, I really hope they turn out legit.
post #10063 of 14871
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Originally Posted by Karllin View Post

Hello brunk.

Thank you for the suggestions and photos. Looking around, I see a lot of photos that do not seem to show the gold, nor the purple hue. Do you think these traits are consistant among all production. I have also noticed some say Hifiman and he-6 and some only he-6, so I am guessing at some point they changed. The ones for sale say hifiman he-6.

Do you or anyone know the true weight of the he-6? I have read on another websites review that the he-500 are lighter, while the hifiman website lists the same weight.

I will have the he-6 in my home for a couple of days before I must pay, so I can really give them a thorough inspection. Hopefully, simply listening will be enough, but I have not heard any hifiman cans before and I doubt my listening skills are truly great.

I suppose I could find a shop selling them and go compare.

I appreciate the forum's help. I am glad to be a new member.

I have a current production model HE-6 from about 5-6 months ago. I have also had a set from 2011. The gold has been consistent, but there has been changes to the felt and cotton patterns behind the grills and pads over time. I'm speaking of experience here, as I own/owned the 500, 5LE and 6. The purple hue is exclusively found on the HE-6, but i think you need natural light to see it. You should also see a printing on the round black plastic slider mechanism that says "Hifiman HE-6" in silver paint. However, that is something that can be easily faked, but the gold and purple hue are not so easy.

post #10064 of 14871

I've had my HE-6 since Nov. 2010, this is one of the first ones, bought it at their introductory price.

I just looked at it closely again outside the house with natural light.

There is no purple hue at all. Its solid black.

That purplish hue may have been added later on by using a slightly different mix of raw plastic by HiFiMan.

post #10065 of 14871
Thank you wuwhere. Do you know if the he-6 and he-500 are the same weight? I think weighing them will be one test. Fakes seldom are made to great detail in use of exact materials. My concern now is hifiman's seemingly lack of consistency. Do you think the sound has changed much over the few years thy have been produced?
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