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post #11686 of 15187
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

 

There nothing better than the HE-6 for piano.

 

The LCD-X sound way too heavy and unnatural on my setup...

 

That's odd.  The link I posted, my LCD2s captured the richness of a piano very well and I can't see how the LCD-X would sound too heavy.  Are we mistaking heaviness for richness here?  The HE-6 shouldn't sound that much different to the LCD2s in that clip as the guy is in front of the piano.  If the HE-6 sounded drastically different to the LCD2 in that clip than I'm going to have a problem.  The problem with the K701 is that it was too lite.


Edited by SP Wild - 2/1/14 at 1:27pm
post #11687 of 15187

I guess it's cool your using the LCD-2.2 as your reference.  To each is own of course.  However, for me and to my ears the LCD-2.2 was almost the worst headphone I owned.  "not really"  But the HE-6 does "just about" everything better to my ears.  Heck the LCD-3 does everything better as well.  I could not stand feeling like i was closed in a closet listening to music.  

 

The Sound stage was to restricted / narrow / tight - all the time on all music.  The HE-6 gives what the music calls for.  If it's a large orchestral ensemble the HE-6 will give that to you - not like the HD800s but still pretty good.  If it's a small Jazz trio the HE-6 does that well also.  The LCD-2.2 did not adapted well to different types of music.  Just my two cents..

post #11688 of 15187
Wow. So tyles review doe sent matter than habana
Anyway try this with the he 6 cut about 4 db off from 150 down
And see how much the sound stage opens up
And I agree they are great headphones but the bass is boomy
Although it's nice and good feeling it does take away
From the clairity of the base detail
Just try it and see post back the results

Al
post #11689 of 15187
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

I guess it's cool your using the LCD-2.2 as your reference.  To each is own of course.  However, for me and to my ears the LCD-2.2 was almost the worst headphone I owned.  "not really"  But the HE-6 does "just about" everything better to my ears.  Heck the LCD-3 does everything better as well.  I could not stand feeling like i was closed in a closet listening to music.  

 

The Sound stage was to restricted / narrow / tight - all the time on all music.  The HE-6 gives what the music calls for.  If it's a large orchestral ensemble the HE-6 will give that to you - not like the HD800s but still pretty good.  If it's a small Jazz trio the HE-6 does that well also.  The LCD-2.2 did not adapted well to different types of music.  Just my two cents..

 

i loved the in your head studio like clarity from the LCD-2.2, but it definitely isn't as good of an all rounder since unless i was listening to rap/pop/rock, it could of definitely had a bigger soundstage.

 

the he-6 is superior and should not really be compare to lcd-2. the lcd-3/x however, do hold up very well vs the he-6. i liked my 3 as much as the 6 and they came very close to being my 2nd favorites at the end but sold because theyre not as good all rounders (since i can't keep owning like 5-6 flagships right now).


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 2/1/14 at 2:36pm
post #11690 of 15187
Thanks Alrainbow for the Stax 009 vs HE-6 comparison.

Do people prefer SS or tubes for the HE-6?
post #11691 of 15187
I did both today as comparisons
The woo WA5 and the krell KAV 400 xi

I can say the he 6 sounds very close for both
But the krell might be a little more neutral
But it really is very close to call. Now to me the wa5 does not really have the tube sound
Anyway

Al
post #11692 of 15187
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Originally Posted by Audio Jester View Post

Thanks Alrainbow for the Stax 009 vs HE-6 comparison.

Do people prefer SS or tubes for the HE-6?

i have used both.  i think the amp is pretty revealing so it depends on what you like.  if you are using a speaker amp, i think it is a bit easier to find a solid state that is quiet and that have enough oomph, but there are certainly tube amps that are quiet and have good transformers that will drive them well.  i think it is about what sound you like better

post #11693 of 15187
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

I guess it's cool your using the LCD-2.2 as your reference.  To each is own of course.  However, for me and to my ears the LCD-2.2 was almost the worst headphone I owned.  "not really"  But the HE-6 does "just about" everything better to my ears.  Heck the LCD-3 does everything better as well.  I could not stand feeling like i was closed in a closet listening to music.  

The Sound stage was to restricted / narrow / tight - all the time on all music.  The HE-6 gives what the music calls for.  If it's a large orchestral ensemble the HE-6 will give that to you - not like the HD800s but still pretty good.  If it's a small Jazz trio the HE-6 does that well also.  The LCD-2.2 did not adapted well to different types of music.  Just my two cents..
+1. The 'wall-of-sound' from the lcd2 was tough to deal with, though I did use a fantastic dsp --'TB_Isone', that allowed the cans to sound significantly more 'open'.

The deal breaker for me in the end however, was from its weight that brought unthinkable pain on top of my head. At times, so painful that even my teeth would hurt in combination, sorta like when you've got a headache so bad that your teeth begin to exhibit pain. Niagara Falls of sweat around the ears during summer time really made me an unhappy as well.
post #11694 of 15187
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Originally Posted by Audio Jester View Post

Thanks Alrainbow for the Stax 009 vs HE-6 comparison.

Do people prefer SS or tubes for the HE-6?

Depends, it sounds good with either provided the amp delivers enough power.  Tube guys will go for tubes, ss will stay faithful to ss.  I use both but my ss amp is said to be the most 'tube-sounding' solid state constructions around and my tube amp is -in the realm of tube amps- very neutral.  And of course it also depends on the tubes you use in it.  I've found ss to be a bit more controlled/tight/faster, tubes are more laid back but bring that 'extra' touch of musicality so with me what I use depends on my mood and the music (only classical) that I listen to.  E.g. for solo violin / chamber music / most vocal I have I slight preference for tubes, for orchestral suites or more punchy, energetic pieces (Stravinsky etc) I have a slight preference for ss.  But the HE-6 plays well with both although I would say that especially with tubes, you really have to try them out with the amp you'll be using them with.

post #11695 of 15187
Very well said
+1. I am both a as and tube guy. But my tube amps
Are close to as sound. As I like more neutral
Sounding amps.

Al
post #11696 of 15187
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

i loved the in your head studio like clarity from the LCD-2.2, but it definitely isn't as good of an all rounder since unless i was listening to rap/pop/rock, it could of definitely had a bigger soundstage.

 

the he-6 is superior and should not really be compare to lcd-2. the lcd-3/x however, do hold up very well vs the he-6. i liked my 3 as much as the 6 and they came very close to being my 2nd favorites at the end but sold because theyre not as good all rounders (since i can't keep owning like 5-6 flagships right now).

 

 

Not cool! :'(

 

Actually, traitor!

post #11697 of 15187
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Originally Posted by XVampireX View Post
 

 

 

Not cool! :'(

 

Actually, traitor!

DG kept the HE-6 and TH-900 lol.

post #11698 of 15187
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

DG kept the HE-6 and TH-900 lol.

Exactly! Preferring the HE-6 over the LCD-3!

post #11699 of 15187
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Originally Posted by XVampireX View Post

Exactly! Preferring the HE-6 over the LCD-3!
You may have stumbled into the wrong thread. 'round these parts folk don't take too kindly to that kind of language.
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post #11700 of 15187
Whys that, cause they cost more? I have the lcds atm so interested to see myself one my he6 arrives..
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