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Silver coated Copper.

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Thanks but 24 gauge correct.
I have ted making me triple 24 gauge for each side
So 6 wires all silver for each side that single crystal
Wire stuff. But I am useing there connector.
Did you ever measure the resistance of your wires it's quite high a few ohms in total

Thanks

Al
Edited by ALRAINBOW - 1/31/14 at 7:42am
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

Happy Camper and I did a side by side compassion with his stock HE-6, I had my hardwired HE-6.  I can tell you this and he can to - there was a very noticeable difference.  My pair had more time on them than his - however, His pair sound raw, louder, and brighter..  My pair sound more refined and tamed.  The cable I have hardwired is the Norse Reign 24.


i can say the reign 24 sounds a lot better than the stock even when it is not hardwired. Definitely not as shrill and much more refined. 

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Dubstep Girl - you said new model sounds kinda better tan older. Could you please take a look if teres still dampin on bot sides of 6 or no glued felt( star, quarter of felt) on it? I saw different pictures of it even like tis:

 

http://www.novomusica.com/tienda/imagen-sonido-profesional/auricular-hifiman-he6/auriculares-hifiman-he6

 

And wonder wat impact it as of sound. Maybe removing star felt from 5LE is key to even better sound , closer to flagsip? Its very interesting.

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Oooh  Boy, wine with cheese & HE-6 is heaven. I've got random music on; my girl is swapping back and forth between the HD800 and the T1, but i'm relaxed and good with what i listen. 

Hell, i should open something nice. Happy weekend guys!
beerchug.gif
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Originally Posted by zibra View Post
 

Dubstep Girl - you said new model sounds kinda better tan older. Could you please take a look if teres still dampin on bot sides of 6 or no glued felt( star, quarter of felt) on it? I saw different pictures of it even like tis:

 

http://www.novomusica.com/tienda/imagen-sonido-profesional/auricular-hifiman-he6/auriculares-hifiman-he6

 

And wonder wat impact it as of sound. Maybe removing star felt from 5LE is key to even better sound , closer to flagsip? Its very interesting.

 The 5LE is already close to flagship.

 

The star felt probably helps preventing reflections with the ear (could be - in part - why it has better focus than the HE-6 for me), so I would not touch that unless you plan on doing the fuzzor mod.

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Yea, I see a lot of mods, however even though theres a difference in specs between models that dampening could be possibly most important thing to get closer to he6 sound. Theres no big revolution in drivers (even 6s got more powerful ones) and I even less believe gold traces got something to do here. Build is the same in both models. Its just a shame he5le are a little forgotten pair of headphones - it could be even better area for experiments than 500s or 4s.

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I think it's fine to play with any headphone , but I would not plan to buy a headphone soly to perform a mod unless I have heard them and want it like that. Given Any headphone maker must put a lot of time into getting it to sound just right.
Food for thought I had a post deleted on this forum , now I did not know why but realize now why and I should have not posted it. But the point is , it was about using EQ to mod the sound not the headphone it self. By increasing or decreasing EQ freq you can alter very much the sound of any given headphone. And as such increase sound stage or base detail. Given the he6 is a planar and actually a real speaker. It makes perfect sense to do so. Now I am not saying play with EQ for each song. But finding a setting that appeals to us and leave it make sense. Just some ideas I have come across.

Al
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EQing can improve soundstage...?  an innocent question...

cos i hardly touch the EQ settings.

Just want to investigate this aspect, thanks.

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Originally Posted by hennessys View Post

Oooh  Boy, wine with cheese & HE-6 is heaven. I've got random music on; my girl is swapping back and forth between the HD800 and the T1, but i'm relaxed and good with what i listen. 

Hell, i should open something nice. Happy weekend guys!
beerchug.gif

 

It's Friday evening in Los Angeles. Time for some Deep-fried Catfish; Veuve Clicquot Brut; Peach Cobbler; Fela Kuti, Tony Allen and more Afrobeat. We're gonna make the HE-6 sweat! :tongue_smile: Will lower the volume at some point...

 

Cheers!

:beerchug: 


Edited by Silent One - 1/31/14 at 6:22pm
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That is the whole point of my post we all get so obsessed with it being natural that we do not try to EQ to make it better.

Sound stage is a function of freq. Take the lcd3 or x. It does not have the sound stage that the he 6 has this is caused by the roll off of the upper freq . This is where we get staging cues. Try it and see. And using EQ is so much simpler then actual modding. And it can be played with till it is just right for your ears. Not everyone else's. .

Al
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Just found the EQ button on my ITUNE...first time i am trying out the options  :tongue_smile:

 

 

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not sure if its working..my Audirvana software might be locking it out..? 


Edited by Lorspeaker - 1/31/14 at 6:35pm
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Keep this I mind you will not hear changes In EQ until at least
3 db changes. Only owner freq can be heard with less like 500 and down
Even a 3 db change you hear.
But above that you may need more than 3 db
But you should not need more than 8 db and moreikely about 4 to 5
Try it
It change how well your gear sounds

Al
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http://youtu.be/hLQMMzDkbwY

 

pls enjoy.....crouching tigress :P

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With my HE-6 (and other cans) I listen to 320 kbps MP3 or FLAC using Amarra on my mac.  All I can say is that it does make a very nice difference, they have some good EQ presets for classical, vocal and the rest and even a pre-defined setting specifically for the LCD-3.  It overrides the iTunes EQ, you can play around with it, even with the 'Q' setting (which determines how 'abrupt' an attenuation setting is implemented around that frequency).  It's not free and when I purchased it at the time I was unsure of the added value but it does make a real difference.  Only caveat is that it's really designed to work with iTunes, if you also use it to playback FLAC-files that you have on your disk but not in iTunes it's not perfect.

 

I'd rather do things this way than start hardware modding or getting lost in cable-lore but that's just my personal opinion, don't feel like arguing about it, to each their own.

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