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post #11596 of 14866
Can anyone offer a comparison between the HE-6 and the 009's?
post #11597 of 14866

not many ppl have heard both, also they sound quite different.

 

btw, i think the he-6 is the best rock headphone i've heard, followed by LCD-3/X/2 and then T1 and then Grado RS1i.

post #11598 of 14866
I own both and will do a comparison with a new dac I own now. But from my past comparisons. , the he 6 is a more full headphone. And a lot cheaper too. The stax 009 has more detail, but the he6 is fast and gets close and for the money get the he6. If you buy the he6 and a used amp you will be about 3500. And have a great setup. If you go stax you are looking at 12k.

Al
post #11599 of 14866
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post


Did you get rid of those HD800 btw? I recall you stating that you didn't like em.

I sold the HD800 to get the HE-6 tongue.gif

I would never sell my HD800 or the hE6 I use both of them. I dont recall ever stating that  I dont like the hd800 its been my reference for almost 2 years now. I am not sure but i have not heard if they are redoing the he6 but I will ask Fang and find out if and when that will be done and report back,

post #11600 of 14866
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

I would never sell my HD800 or the hE6 I use both of them. I dont recall ever stating that  I dont like the hd800 its been my reference for almost 2 years now. I am not sure but i have not heard if they are redoing the he6 but I will ask Fang and find out if and when that will be done and report back,

 

 

 Waiting Patiently

 

:popcorn:

post #11601 of 14866
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Originally Posted by Audio Jester View Post

Can anyone offer a comparison between the HE-6 and the 009's?

 

Like you - I'm waiting on the BHSE.  However, I only have the 007 mk1

post #11602 of 14866
I have them both and have listened side by side. From Wes to BHSE. The BHSE is a little warmer. And I did not do a tube upgrade with the BHSE . Even though they should sound better with a tube upgrade. Now the woo is my choice here cause it can be bought and have in a Month , had a overall more impact full base , better sound stage and a more euphoric sound to it. Now given this is with the satx009. The Wes was mine and the BHSE. Was someone else,s. . I have mine on order about 8 or 9 months. And when it arrives it will stay in the box and go up for sale. I do not have the patience for waiting that long for an item, it just is not worth the wait . The one I ordered had the better volume as well and a blue face plate. Justin's stuff is well made and with colors it beats the Wes. But for sound I like the Wes. Now given my Wes has all upgrades tubes , caps all upgrades. Now maybe with a tube upgrade for the BHSE will be better. But I do not prefer the slow sounding tubby sound. Not with a headphone so reviling as a stax 009. Please do not take my comment as gospel it's just my opinion.

Al
post #11603 of 14866
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I have them both and have listened side by side. From Wes to BHSE. The BHSE is a little warmer. And I did not do a tube upgrade with the BHSE . Even though they should sound better with a tube upgrade. Now the woo is my choice here cause it can be bought and have in a Month , had a overall more impact full base , better sound stage and a more euphoric sound to it. Now given this is with the satx009. The Wes was mine and the BHSE. Was someone else,s. . I have mine on order about 8 or 9 months. And when it arrives it will stay in the box and go up for sale. I do not have the patience for waiting that long for an item, it just is not worth the wait . The one I ordered had the better volume as well and a blue face plate. Justin's stuff is well made and with colors it beats the Wes. But for sound I like the Wes. Now given my Wes has all upgrades tubes , caps all upgrades. Now maybe with a tube upgrade for the BHSE will be better. But I do not prefer the slow sounding tubby sound. Not with a headphone so reviling as a stax 009. Please do not take my comment as gospel it's just my opinion.

Al
You are very fortunate to have had both the WES and BHSE to compare. Edit: sorry, missed your earlier post. Thanks.
Edited by Audio Jester - 1/30/14 at 5:14am
post #11604 of 14866
Please go back a page or two I did a brief description compared. The two. I think for the money difference alone it's really not worth it. It is 4 times the price that is tough to compare alone. But if you want the best get the stax 009. But the he 6 is what I use daily.

Al
post #11605 of 14866
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I have them both and have listened side by side. From Wes to BHSE. The BHSE is a little warmer. And I did not do a tube upgrade with the BHSE . Even though they should sound better with a tube upgrade. Now the woo is my choice here cause it can be bought and have in a Month , had a overall more impact full base , better sound stage and a more euphoric sound to it. Now given this is with the satx009. The Wes was mine and the BHSE. Was someone else,s. . I have mine on order about 8 or 9 months. And when it arrives it will stay in the box and go up for sale. I do not have the patience for waiting that long for an item, it just is not worth the wait . The one I ordered had the better volume as well and a blue face plate. Justin's stuff is well made and with colors it beats the Wes. But for sound I like the Wes. Now given my Wes has all upgrades tubes , caps all upgrades. Now maybe with a tube upgrade for the BHSE will be better. But I do not prefer the slow sounding tubby sound. Not with a headphone so reviling as a stax 009. Please do not take my comment as gospel it's just my opinion.

Al

 

How can you say that.  I heard from experts the WES is rubbish.

post #11606 of 14866
You are referring to the tyle review , yes. What makes you think that anyone who does reviews is completely honest in there opinions. If that is the review find others that say it's great it's all subjective. And there is more details about that review that I know and you most likely do not. And I compared them on a msb 35 k dac. So any and all details were very apparent. Just like did you know there are better tubes for the BHSE , most likely not as justin does not sell them.

And the BHSE. Is a really good amp. It is clear and detailed but it's a warmer amp. He'll I did not buy a 5 k headphone to get even a little vailed with a tube sound. Now take my opinion as just that . And at 6 k for either amp there is no garbage. And I like types reviews I think he is honest but having herd them myself I disagree. And the dac I had was much more expensive then his dac. It's all just opinions. Relax and buy what you want. And enjoy your purchase.
But do not ask and opinion and then argue about the response.

Al
post #11607 of 14866
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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post
 

 

How can you say that.  I heard from experts the WES is rubbish.

regurgitating a hyperbolic opinion.....wtf

post #11608 of 14866
Yea go get him. Lol. It's all good

Al
post #11609 of 14866
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

You are referring to the tyle review , yes. What makes you think that anyone who does reviews is completely honest in there opinions. If that is the review find others that say it's great it's all subjective. And there is more details about that review that I know and you most likely do not. And I compared them on a msb 35 k dac. So any and all details were very apparent. Just like did you know there are better tubes for the BHSE , most likely not as justin does not sell them.

And the BHSE. Is a really good amp. It is clear and detailed but it's a warmer amp. He'll I did not buy a 5 k headphone to get even a little vailed with a tube sound. Now take my opinion as just that . And at 6 k for either amp there is no garbage. And I like types reviews I think he is honest but having herd them myself I disagree. And the dac I had was much more expensive then his dac. It's all just opinions. Relax and buy what you want. And enjoy your purchase.
But do not ask and opinion and then argue about the response.

Al

Al thats his MO has been and always will be . You have a good amp in your system with the WES,

post #11610 of 14866
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

You are referring to the tyle review , yes. What makes you think that anyone who does reviews is completely honest in there opinions. If that is the review find others that say it's great it's all subjective. And there is more details about that review that I know and you most likely do not. And I compared them on a msb 35 k dac. So any and all details were very apparent. Just like did you know there are better tubes for the BHSE , most likely not as justin does not sell them.

And the BHSE. Is a really good amp. It is clear and detailed but it's a warmer amp. He'll I did not buy a 5 k headphone to get even a little vailed with a tube sound. Now take my opinion as just that . And at 6 k for either amp there is no garbage. And I like types reviews I think he is honest but having herd them myself I disagree. And the dac I had was much more expensive then his dac. It's all just opinions. Relax and buy what you want. And enjoy your purchase.
But do not ask and opinion and then argue about the response.

Al

 

Didn't mean to offend you...I didn't ask about the 009s someone else did.  I've not read this review is it possible you could provide a link?  Nah, its just that I've been a DIY fan and followed the experts about amping the STAX via google searches.  Admittedly I have not heard either so sorry for coming across wrong and sorry guys for the off-track.

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