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post #10636 of 19433

^ Yeah same here. I regretted selling them, and am happy to have them a second time. That's the only headphone I can say that about lol.

post #10637 of 19433
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

^ Yeah same here. I regretted selling them, and am happy to have them a second time. That's the only headphone I can say that about lol.

 

Yeah, this.

 

I see most Head-Fier's who have been here long enough eventually go back and re-purchase some of the headphones they'd previously discarded, and the HE-6 is the only one of those for me (hopefully my second set should arrive today!).

post #10638 of 19433

I have done that with the Hd800 and the T1 which I have owned 3 times now. The HE6 twice but these are all staying permanently as I like the variety and use them all frequently.

post #10639 of 19433

:biggrin: My recent HE-6 purchase marks my 3rd go at the cans! Previously, I had borrowed them twice months apart for two months at a time. I was on the fence for a very long time. Getting pushed really helped! :normal_smile :

post #10640 of 19433
Frank,

Many have found faults instead of finding solutions to see what this headphone can offer. I've read many claim that if it took a speaker amp to make them sound better, they weren't worth the effort. I claim they had a bias toward the HE-6 headphone and used whatever they could to convince themselves that their lack of efforts were justified. Some here have found that other headphones sound better on said speaker amps since opening the speaker amp door. If I owned a stable of headphone amps, perhaps I'd be biased too. Since I only had one headphone amp and a few speaker amps on hand, I was curious to hear what Fang found when he pulled out the Threshold amp. Many others have since found the same thing. They may not be perfect but when the 5le and 6 came out, they demanded attention as a top end performer. The LCD clan clamored loudly for the 2.1, 2,2, 2,3 now the X. The .3 comes close but they still don't have the same top to bottom evenness of presentation. You can find a headphone that will out perform the bottom, the mids, but it's tough for one to do it all as well as the 6. I've not had the chance to witness the top end Stax. So I won't throw volleys at their offering. But I have lived with or experienced the 800s, T-1, PS-1000, AKG K1000, HE-60/HEV70, HD600/650, etc. and none have as good an all around offering than the HE-6. They each have their own strength and some are better in some areas. But I've been satisfied with the HE-6 for a long time.
Edited by Happy Camper - 11/26/13 at 6:54am
post #10641 of 19433

^^^^^very nicely put.....

post #10642 of 19433
I own almost all on the list and some others. Here is how I hear it. The top 4 headphones are very close to each other.

The four I am talking about is the stax009,he6, hd800 and the he60. Now given the two stats need expensive amps I do not think it is fair to judge but for sound quality they will remain.

Any of us that owned the hd800 have gone through some amps chasing that dream and this is what we are doing with the he6. But the advantage we have is speaker amps. Used they are not bad . As for overall use they are at the top of the food chain . To me the top four are within 10% of each other. But given the he6 and amp that works well you can have top tear for under 4k. And I do prefere them to the hd800. For most music. It is a shame only that it takes a lot of effort to get there.

Al D
post #10643 of 19433
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Originally Posted by philo50 View Post
 

^^^^^very nicely put.....

+1

"Happy Camper" just made my evening!

post #10644 of 19433
So does this mean your buying the HE6 again!!!
post #10645 of 19433

Again :confused: Just bought it; not yet sold it; not for sale either. :wink:

post #10646 of 19433
Wow talk about indesicion lol .. I guess I'm worse though at,east you sell them , where I just let them sit there. Stupid me...

I have a collection I should sell ..
post #10647 of 19433

:blink: Can you imagine if Imelda Marcos was a Phones Phreak instead of Pumps? 

post #10648 of 19433
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

blink.gif  Can you imagine if Imelda Marcos was a Phones Phreak instead of Pumps? 
Her husband might give our David Mahler a position as an audio minister in his cabinet LOL!
post #10649 of 19433

Finished doing the mod! It's what I was expecting! Removing the cotton and foam and using felt works!!!

 

The bass goes deeper and became tighter. The mids are more forward, but it didn't loose that signature treble!. Soundstage seems to have increased a bit more and has more airiness. Overall the tonality hasn't changed but certain aspects improved. :bigsmile_face:

post #10650 of 19433
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 

Finished doing the mod! It's what I was expecting! Removing the cotton and foam and using felt works!!!

 

The bass goes deeper and became tighter. The mids are more forward, but it didn't loose that signature treble!. Soundstage seems to have increased a bit more and has more airiness. Overall the tonality hasn't changed but certain aspects improved. :bigsmile_face:

Great!!! Now you could:

 

1. Summarize the mod in one post

2. Accept a commish to mod my box, eliminating/bypassing series resistors; replacing binding posts on rear

3. Take the money you make from me and take yo' girl to Disneyland to celebrate #1. 

:popcorn:

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