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post #11416 of 19433
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

What's amazing is that it even brought out more information than the HD800, I heard things in my material that I had never heard with using the HD800.

I've seen another person make the same remark recently here too. Had a fellow HD800 owner around the other night, and he listened to the HE-6 for the first time on his reference tracks and he made the same remark. Wonder if the way the HE-6 presents sound makes some micro-detail more accessible?
post #11417 of 19433
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post


I've seen another person make the same remark recently here too. Had a fellow HD800 owner around the other night, and he listened to the HE-6 for the first time on his reference tracks and he made the same remark. Wonder if the way the HE-6 presents sound makes some micro-detail more accessible?

The way I like to describe the HD-800 is that it's biggest strength is also its weakness. The HD-800 is like watching Quad HD (4k) in the "presence region". Brilliant clarity in a small region. However, it's like 720p throughout the rest of the spectrum. The HE-6 is like watching 1080p throughout the entire picture. You get an overall better experience, without missing the tiny 4k window so to speak. The HD-800 will sacrifice the bigger picture for greater control in the presence region.


Edited by brunk - 1/21/14 at 1:01pm
post #11418 of 19433

Hello,

 

I have own the HE6 during one year and at the same time the HD800. At the end I prefered the HD800.

The presentation of the HD800 is like you have the artist in front you. The HE6 the sound is on your head, it lacks air. Moreover I find the mid a bit forward and aggresif. I feel less connected to the music with the HE6 than the HD800. 

post #11419 of 19433
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

What's amazing is that it even brought out more information than the HD800, I heard things in my material that I had never heard with using the HD800.

I've seen another person make the same remark recently here too. Had a fellow HD800 owner around the other night, and he listened to the HE-6 for the first time on his reference tracks and he made the same remark. Wonder if the way the HE-6 presents sound makes some micro-detail more accessible?
I feel that the HD800 'over-emphasized' soundstage makes the micro-details to stay hidden. Instead it focuses on the main or more obvious things, but does it with extreme detail and clarity.
post #11420 of 19433

Pondering compliments for the HE-6's perfect neutrality.

 

Been thinking something dark and sexy like the LCD-2, or something party-fun like the TH-600. Thoughts?


Edited by vaed - 1/21/14 at 1:16pm
post #11421 of 19433
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Originally Posted by Hun7er View Post

Hello,

I have own the HE6 during one year and at the same time the HD800. At the end I prefered the HD800.
The presentation of the HD800 is like you have the artist in front you. The HE6 the sound is on your head, it lacks air. Moreover I find the mid a bit forward and aggresif. I feel less connected to the music with the HE6 than the HD800. 
I completely disagree.

If anything, it's the HE-6 that brings more realism. True, it may not have the openness of the HD800, but it certainly does not lack air.
post #11422 of 19433
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Originally Posted by Hun7er View Post

Hello,

I have own the HE6 during one year and at the same time the HD800. At the end I prefered the HD800.
The presentation of the HD800 is like you have the artist in front you. The HE6 the sound is on your head, it lacks air. Moreover I find the mid a bit forward and aggresif. I feel less connected to the music with the HE6 than the HD800. 

I have both, and can relate to this for some music and listening moods, but in general I feel precisely the opposite way most of the time. Genre probably has a lot to do with that, since the visceral and dynamic nature of the HE-6 makes me feel more connected with the artist for rock and metal which I predominantly listen too.
post #11423 of 19433
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Originally Posted by vaed View Post
 

Pondering compliments for the HE-6's perfect neutrality.

 

Been thinking something dark and sexy like the LCD-2, or something party-fun like the TH-600. Thoughts?

Get some Staxes for death metal perhaps? ;)

post #11424 of 19433

Add tubes - the HD800 is magical. Have love for both - best two dynamic headphones currently IMO. 


Edited by Greed - 1/21/14 at 1:26pm
post #11425 of 19433
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post


I have both, and can relate to this for some music and listening moods, but in general I feel precisely the opposite way most of the time. Genre probably has a lot to do with that, since the visceral and dynamic nature of the HE-6 makes me feel more connected with the artist for rock and metal which I predominantly listen too.

I mostly agree with you too. The only genre i can confidently say that HD-800 out shines the HE-6 is large classical pieces. Everything else is either on equal footing, or better in the case of Rock, Metal, Pop and EDM.

post #11426 of 19433

Try this with your He-6 - no that is not porn :p

 

post #11427 of 19433
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post
 

Add tubes - the HD800 is magical. Have love for both - best dynamic headphones currently IMO. 

I agree with the tubes + HD-800 over Solid State but it doesn't transform them into a different beast. They are the best dynamic headphones in production for sure.

post #11428 of 19433
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post
 

Add tubes - the HD800 is magical. Have love for both - best dynamic headphones currently IMO. 

 

You can add class A amp like Threshold, Mark Levinson, Pass Aleph...that have very soft and warm, moreover they add body, even more than certains tubes amp.


Edited by Hun7er - 1/21/14 at 1:26pm
post #11429 of 19433
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

I agree with the tubes + HD-800 over Solid State but it doesn't transform them into a different beast. They are the best dynamic headphones in production for sure.

 

What tube amps have you tried? I'm definitely hearing a quite considerable difference in sound right now. 

post #11430 of 19433
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Originally Posted by Hun7er View Post
 

 

You can add class A amp like Threshold, Mark Levinson, Pass Aleph...that have very soft even more than tubes.

 

Personally all of those amps are overkill for the HD800 alone. I don't consider tubes to sound "soft", so I most definitely disagree there. 

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