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post #10261 of 14313
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

i like pleathers on the hifimans for electronic music

+1, Same here.

post #10262 of 14313
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How fast does it normally take Audeze to process an order? I want my pads!

 

:wink_face: I'm telling you, we should have drove down... in traffic:tongue_smile: to boot!

post #10263 of 14313
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

i like pleathers on the hifimans for electronic music

+1, Same here.

+2

 

Sometimes I need my system to hit and hit hard! (Slam) And I'll need it to shovel a bit. (Bass!)

:popcorn:

post #10264 of 14313
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 

:wink_face: I'm telling you, we should have drove down... in traffic:tongue_smile: to boot!


I haven't even gotten off work. Probably closed by now. :angry_face:

 

Status says payment received but seems like they are in no hurry to ship it out...

post #10265 of 14313
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I haven't even gotten off work. Probably closed by now. :angry_face:

 

Status says payment received but seems like they are in no hurry to ship it out...

 

:tongue: Worse, it's the front-end of a weekend... "We'll leave it for Monday."

 

Congrats on the gig, though!

post #10266 of 14313
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:tongue: Worse, it's the front-end of a weekend... "We'll leave it for Monday."

 

Congrats on the gig, though!


No gig. Just something I've been doing since I was a kid.

post #10267 of 14313

:( At least you won't have to wait three weeks... and Mark already got his money.

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considering the first watt f3 again.....

 

but not sure if it will provide enough power into the HE-6 and whether it will be improvement over GSX MK2 or not.

 

i been thinking of selling he-6 and just sticking he-500, but i can't deny it, the he-500 sounds better in mids and whatnot right now somewhat cause its better powered, but the he-6 is clearly a huge step up in everything, transparency, naturalness, accuracy, timbre, and most of all....the bass. the he-6 has the tightest deepest most true to the recording bass i've heard. it has just the perfect amounts of everything and seems the most visceral and tactile bass out of any headphone, it just sounds so controlled and clean. only the LCD-2 and LCD-X have comparable bass and better slam, but its still different than that of the HE-6. basically, i think the HE-6 would be my favorite headphone and my true end game if i can find a perfect amp for it that has no limitations. like on all my recordings, the bass always stands out with the he-6 i just hear it so cleanly and it doesn't muddy anything up, the decay is faster and better than any of my other headphones. 


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 11/14/13 at 8:13pm
post #10269 of 14313
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Originally Posted by Karllin View Post
 

@brunk and Potterma,

 

Thanks to both of you.  brunk thanks for the great illustration!  Yes.  It is as I expected.  I am not sure why it is not flat, as it should be. The biggest problem is because the ring is not flush, it moves in and out while wearing which produces a plastic on plastic noise.  I can speculate either fake(I don't think so), bad QC(I hope not), this pair has been repaired or modified(likely).  I will contact Hifiman and see if it is possible some of their rejects escaped their factory.  That does happen over here, or if they have refurbished some.  Their factory is near, so it is possible.

 

The sound is what I would have expected.  I must say they certainly bring out any flaws in the source, unlike the HD650 which seem to mask them in extra bass.  The music is kind of naked and pure.  There is bass and very deep, but very tight and not emphasized at all.  The mids and highs seem perfectly accurate. I am no pro, so not able to describe well what I hear, but I can imagine with a more powerful amp these would be unbelievable, especially for classical.  I just listened to some piano, cello, and violin from a 24/192 source and nothing is missing.

 

I appreciate everyone's help.  I do not think I am dealing with fakes, but likely a pair that have been worked on or rejects.  But I will say, from what I have seen in the past day, both here and elsewhere, Hifiman could do a much better job at manufacturing consistency.  The color has changed from part to part, I am sure.  I saw a purple hue pair, live.  Mine are not. And some have no black material between the outer grill and driver, some do, it seems.  Mine do.

I'm 99% sure the pair you got there is a very early-production pair of HE6s. Later production HE6s have 6 screws on the inner baffle instead of 4 (this change likely BECAUSE of the baffles-popping issue like what you see there). It's definitely a genuine pair.

post #10270 of 14313
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

considering the first watt f3 again.....

 

but not sure if it will provide enough power into the HE-6 and whether it will be improvement over GSX MK2 or not.

 

i been thinking of selling he-6 and just sticking he-500, but i can't deny it, the he-500 sounds better in mids and whatnot right now somewhat cause its better powered, but the he-6 is clearly a huge step up in everything, transparency, naturalness, accuracy, timbre, and most of all....the bass. the he-6 has the tightest deepest most true to the recording bass i've heard. it has just the perfect amounts of everything and seems the most visceral and tactile bass out of any headphone, it just sounds so controlled and clean. only the LCD-2 and LCD-X have comparable bass and better slam, but its still different than that of the HE-6. basically, i think the HE-6 would be my favorite headphone and my true end game if i can find a perfect amp for it that has no limitations. like on all my recordings, the bass always stands out with the he-6 i just hear it so cleanly and it doesn't muddy anything up, the decay is faster and better than any of my other headphones. 

When I tried the Master-7 DAC on my setup, the mids became more forward. The texture was really amazing.

 

Master-7 plus neutral speaker amp is probably what you want.

 

Or you could find an amp with a dash of warmth.

post #10271 of 14313
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

considering the first watt f3 again.....

 

but not sure if it will provide enough power into the HE-6 and whether it will be improvement over GSX MK2 or not.

 

i been thinking of selling he-6 and just sticking he-500, but i can't deny it, the he-500 sounds better in mids and whatnot right now somewhat cause its better powered, but the he-6 is clearly a huge step up in everything, transparency, naturalness, accuracy, timbre, and most of all....the bass. the he-6 has the tightest deepest most true to the recording bass i've heard. it has just the perfect amounts of everything and seems the most visceral and tactile bass out of any headphone, it just sounds so controlled and clean. only the LCD-2 and LCD-X have comparable bass and better slam, but its still different than that of the HE-6. basically, i think the HE-6 would be my favorite headphone and my true end game if i can find a perfect amp for it that has no limitations. like on all my recordings, the bass always stands out with the he-6 i just hear it so cleanly and it doesn't muddy anything up, the decay is faster and better than any of my other headphones. 

You know you'll regret it if you don't try it!  Reno Hi Fi has two in stock with a 14 day return policy.  

post #10272 of 14313

@Dubstep Girl - Trust your ears, lord knows you have tremendous experience with TOTL headphones. You're so close with the HE-6. Like Potterma said, give it a trial run, and/or go to a hifi shop and test everything under the sun.

post #10273 of 14313
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Originally Posted by potterma View Post
 

You know you'll regret it if you don't try it!  Reno Hi Fi has two in stock with a 14 day return policy.  

 

 

 

yeah thats why im interested in trying it out.

 

but its only 15W amp, it'll be nothing into the he-6s 50 ohms, especially since i listen kinda loud and like to raise the volume alot, and sometimes on those quieter recordings, or for bass, the gsx mk2 is good but limited because it still feels like the mids could be better and the treble could be smoother, and that puts out 8w into 50 ohms. 

 

like the F1J that prepro uses, thats only 10W amp, i don't know how much dynamic headroom you will have with one of these. 

post #10274 of 14313
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

considering the first watt f3 again.....

 

but not sure if it will provide enough power into the HE-6 and whether it will be improvement over GSX MK2 or not.

 

i been thinking of selling he-6 and just sticking he-500, but i can't deny it, the he-500 sounds better in mids and whatnot right now somewhat cause its better powered, but the he-6 is clearly a huge step up in everything, transparency, naturalness, accuracy, timbre, and most of all....the bass. the he-6 has the tightest deepest most true to the recording bass i've heard. it has just the perfect amounts of everything and seems the most visceral and tactile bass out of any headphone, it just sounds so controlled and clean. only the LCD-2 and LCD-X have comparable bass and better slam, but its still different than that of the HE-6. basically, i think the HE-6 would be my favorite headphone and my true end game if i can find a perfect amp for it that has no limitations. like on all my recordings, the bass always stands out with the he-6 i just hear it so cleanly and it doesn't muddy anything up, the decay is faster and better than any of my other headphones. 

there wis one for like 1600 a demo unit buy it before it goes. Then you will want  speaker too

post #10275 of 14313
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Originally Posted by potterma View Post

You know you'll regret it if you don't try it!  Reno Hi Fi has two in stock with a 14 day return policy.  

The trial period is a great option. If you re looking for an option with more power , I might point out the blue circle hybrid integrated I noticed on audiogon. My blue circle stuff sounds great with the he-6. The integrated has a similar output stage to the amp I have and I think the mix of the tube stage and the solid state output stage works well with the he-6. You get a bit of warmth and the bass is fabulous . I have not heard the integrated but think it should be pretty good and reviews are good. Fwiiw.
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