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post #11506 of 19444
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

The review with the WA5 is a mistery , it just makes no sense. Now was the amp stock or upgraded. As there is big difference if upgraded. Second itoints to the fact this is all subjective too. I remember the first day I put those cans on my head. It was so bright I said , what the heck is every saying this is good. Well that was because the amp I had was just in no way suitable for the headphones . It reading in this post and the amps for headphones that I learned what I really needed. I have not tried any mods as I just to not have to do so or care really. If I had someone near maybe just to hear, but no big deal. Over this weekend I want to make time to do a head to head with the stax009. And the HE6. Again. And I will post my thoughts .

Al

Looking forward to your impressions Al!

 

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Originally Posted by lljayll View Post
 

Who knew spending so much money on the HE-6 is actually going to save money? This is the first time I have don't feel like buying headphones. I may even be done with this hobby for a long long while. Feels good.

Especially if you own, or will be owning speakers. Just get a speaker amp and have it do double duty, but yeah, I have had the vast majority of flagships in my stable and the HE-6 has gotten the most head time by far. All the others have been sold off except for a modded HE-500 that I have as a backup.

 

Cheers to your newfound peace of mind!

:beerchug:

post #11507 of 19444
I have the krell that orragarMoi has.
The kav400 xi. It works very well. And I have 10 and 2 ohms I. Series a cross each output
And the headphone across the 2 ohm. Dead sent and attenuation too.

And I will do the comparison. Too bD you were not closer open invite. !!!

Al.
post #11508 of 19444
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Originally Posted by Anda View Post

Congrats! Would like to hear your impressions with the CR-2020. Must be one of the sexiest receivers out there biggrin.gif  

I agree, thanks smily_headphones1.gif
I LOVE that receiver, lots of headroom in terms of power. I was hoping I could connect the HE-6 directly to the speaker terminals, however I just noticed they don't accept banana type plugs, they are the spring loaded type that you have to insert the bare wire through...what to do? I mean judging from where my volume knob is set at using the HE-500 (10-11 o'clock), i'm confident I have enough reserve to drive the HE-6 from the headphone jack, howewer I really want to increase their potential using the speaker terminals if that is possible...do I need some kind of adaptor guys?
Edited by vlach - 1/24/14 at 9:49am
post #11509 of 19444
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Originally Posted by vlach View Post


I agree, thanks smily_headphones1.gif
I LOVE that receiver, lots of headroom in terms of power. I was hoping I could connect the HE-6 directly to the speaker terminals, however I just noticed they don't accept banana type plugs, they are the spring loaded type that you have to insert the bare wire through...what to do? I mean judging from where my volume knob is set at using the HE-500 (10-11 o'clock), i'm confident I have enough reserve to drive the HE-6 from the headphone jack, howewer I really want to increase their potential using the speaker terminals if that is possible...do I need some kind of adaptor guys?

 

You can remove the Banana plug on your He-6 cable and use bare wire of course. No need for an adaptor, just be careful with volume.

post #11510 of 19444
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post

You can remove the Banana plug on your He-6 cable and use bare wire of course. No need for an adaptor, just be careful with volume.

Yeah, good idea and so simple I didn't even think about that, thanks!
post #11511 of 19444

To those seeking superior comfort and sound with HE-6, I'd like to say the LCD3 pads after over year have never been swapped out; it's day and night compared to stock pad options.

 

Now the thing to take note of is the change in sound characteristics. The LCD3 pads really open up the stage and increase airiness, but also treble presence. To counter that, I made sure to put double sided tape on the pads along the perimeter all while clipping in the 4 tabs of the ring in place (it's a hassle, but well worth it!). Bass becomes much more impactful and taut providing an amazing listening experience. The bass does not bleed out as much.

 

I posted some pictures about a month or two back, I highly recommend doing this to any HE6 owner. This ultimately converted me from slightly preferring the HD800's to now slightly preferring the HE6 for listening.

 

Keep in mind, my Dac is the NAD M51 (analog-sounding and less aggressive than say, BDA-2) and my amplifier is a heavily modded McIntosh MC225. So the results of the pad changes would definitely be more beneficial to users with a more forgiving/warm sounding rig.

 

(I've also been told the Alpha pads yield good results too, I haven't tried it personally but I do own the Alpha Dogs... Maybe I'll test it out and let you guys know!)

post #11512 of 19444
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

To those seeking superior comfort and sound with HE-6, I'd like to say the LCD3 pads after over year have never been swapped out; it's day and night compared to stock pad options.

Now the thing to take note of is the change in sound characteristics. The LCD3 pads really open up the stage and increase airiness, but also treble presence. To counter that, I made sure to put double sided tape on the pads along the perimeter all while clipping in the 4 tabs of the ring in place (it's a hassle, but well worth it!). Bass becomes much more impactful and taut providing an amazing listening experience. The bass does not bleed out as much.

I posted some pictures about a month or two back, I highly recommend doing this to any HE6 owner. This ultimately converted me from slightly preferring the HD800's to now slightly preferring the HE6 for listening.

Keep in mind, my Dac is the NAD M51 (analog-sounding and less aggressive than say, BDA-2) and my amplifier is a heavily modded McIntosh MC225. So the results of the pad changes would definitely be more beneficial to users with a more forgiving/warm sounding rig.

(I've also been told the Alpha pads yield good results too, I haven't tried it personally but I do own the Alpha Dogs... Maybe I'll test it out and let you guys know!)

Good to know. Can I order these pads from Audeze?
post #11513 of 19444
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Originally Posted by vlach View Post

Good to know. Can I order these pads from Audeze?
Yes.
post #11514 of 19444
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post
 

To those seeking superior comfort and sound with HE-6, I'd like to say the LCD3 pads after over year have never been swapped out; it's day and night compared to stock pad options.

 

 

I have done the same thing and the results have been most satisfactory....

post #11515 of 19444

Microsuede or leather?

post #11516 of 19444
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Originally Posted by Anda View Post
 

Microsuede or leather?

leather in my case......

post #11517 of 19444

Microsuede for me. I suppose either would work fine since philo50 has positive results with the leather pads :)

post #11518 of 19444

need help...my right connector on the stock HE6 cable started twisting loose a little, and i am getting intermittent distortion. 

 

Question, can i just cut open the shrinkwrap and do soldering on it? ( is it factory crimped or something..

i cant figure out how the connector works.. there is a spare set of connector in my hifiman box :P )

 

Or i have to buy something like this ? its called a "DIY" connector? looks fatter/bigger than what came with the stock hifimancable?

http://www.moon-audio.com/hifiman-diy-headphone-connectors.html#

These have taps that i can solder the wires to??

post #11519 of 19444
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

need help...my right connector on the stock HE6 cable started twisting loose a little, and i am getting intermittent distortion. 

 

Question, can i just cut open the shrinkwrap and do soldering on it? ( is it factory crimped or something..

i cant figure out how the connector works.. there is a spare set of connector in my hifiman box :P )

 

Or i have to buy something like this ? its called a "DIY" connector? looks fatter/bigger than what came with the stock hifimancable?

http://www.moon-audio.com/hifiman-diy-headphone-connectors.html#

These have taps that i can solder the wires to??

There is a spare connector set in the box. Email their customer service and see if you can get a replacement before trying your hand at repairs. They have excellent customer service.

post #11520 of 19444

How big of an improvement will I hear from the Audeze pads in comparison to the Hifiman valour pads? Is fitting them straightforward? I suspect better bass but will the clarity be affected in a positive or negative way? Sorry for all the question but this is an interesting discovery since I love the feel and look of the Audeze pads.

 

Jason

 

Edit: I should've looked a few posts up. Ignore my post. Sorry.


Edited by lljayll - 1/25/14 at 10:19am
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