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post #11791 of 14286

If they could provide a schematic of the transformer windings, you could probably figure one out yourself.

post #11792 of 14286
As I hope this all works out for all with the transformer
But I cannot help to not understand why you are doing this.
First off the only instance I ever used or heard of using a
Transformer for a solid state amp to speakers
Was to a set of apogee speakers that had an imp of less than 2 ohms
I seriously doubt this is needed and besides the fact it could hurt the amp or headphone
It also could effect the sound duality as well.
But if there is anything I can do to help I will be happy to.
And I will be reading and learning as well.

Al
post #11793 of 14286
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

It might just be me.  It seems like the HE-6 is being talked about a lot lately.  I mean in about 4 threads that's not related to the HE-6 at all.  

:blink: Just four? Let's start :veryevil: a rumor!

post #11794 of 14286
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

:blink: Just four? Let's start :veryevil: a rumor!

 

This wonderful headphone only being discussed in four threads is a travesty. I'm sure if we scour the boards we can find more threads where people claim the HE-6 is "thin", "bass light" or other such nonsense. If we search them out we can probably accuse hundreds of people in dozens of threads of not amping the 6 properly :)

post #11795 of 14286
Lol. Yea wow is that true. I read someone was using a wa22. And they said it was ok.

Al
post #11796 of 14286
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

Thanks Anda and Alrainbow. Good and straight forward understanding of the topic. Too bad it can't be stickied at the head of the thread.

 

Hi Happy Camper,

On the HiFiMAN HE-6 Planar Headphone product page, I've begun addling useful links under the How To section of the product guide (see the Guide: HiFiMAN HE-6 Planar Headphone section towards the bottom of the product page).

So far, I've only added the following two topics:

  • Various ways to mount Audeze vegan pads on an HE-6
  • Modifying a HE-adapter with preferred resistors

 

Note: Click on the Post# links to jump directly to the information source.

 

This seems like a good place to capture these useful "nuggets" of information for posterity.  It's not exactly the same as a sticky, but it can be just as useful as more people become familiar with it and take advantage of this wiki feature.  Potentially, this will make finding tips easier by centralizing the knowledge of the community rather than having it spread across multiple threads.  Hopefully others find this useful and will begin adding additional How To topics of interest as well.


Edited by jazzfan - 2/10/14 at 5:17pm
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What does the HE-6 users here think about using EQ?

post #11798 of 14286
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

What does the HE-6 users here think about using EQ?

 

I don't use it..:biggrin:

post #11799 of 14286
Not picking but if you do not try you are just being a purest and not allowing the headphones to reach there full potential.

Ask how many mod the headphones. So it it's ok to mod but not use DSP . I have a big rig in my office I have DSP active crossover and room correction both phase , delay and EQ . It's all good. Just try the simple EQ I stated as a trial and post the results. It's all good.
Keep this in mind we all have different hearing and different interpintation of what we hear as well. And do you think your equipment is all flat and perfect. So it is worth a try. You do not have to like it. But you should keep an open mind and try it.
Al
post #11800 of 14286
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

I don't use it..:biggrin:

 

I'm not at the present time, but I have no particular philosophical aversion to doing so. 

 

Two reasons why I'm not. Firstly, the HE-6 doesn't really need any EQ to my ears (which is not to say it could not be improved by EQ, only that I am satisfied for the present). Secondly, and probably more importantly at this stage, I'm still researching/investigated/tinkering with elements of my hardware chain - I prefer to keep most variables stable and where the headphone is concerned the stock sound of the HE-6 is the one I have the best feel for.

post #11801 of 14286

I know it's not good for me... but ******* do I forget sometimes how great the HE-6 when played LOUD. Especially with high DR recordings. Simply phenomenal.

 

As for the EQ question, the only time I do is for low-quality metal recordings that need it regardless of the can, and it's like -0.5db off the extremities.

post #11802 of 14286
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Originally Posted by vaed View Post
 

I know it's not good for me... but ******* do I forget sometimes how great the HE-6 when played LOUD. Especially with high DR recordings. Simply phenomenal.

 

As for the EQ question, the only time I do is for low-quality metal recordings that need it regardless of the can, and it's like -0.5db off the extremities.

 

Yep, I take a lot of care with the volume knob listening to mine - they just keep giving the more you turn it up. 

post #11803 of 14286
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

What does the HE-6 users here think about using EQ?

I don't, already own them for some time but I want to get to know everything about my hardware chain on its own merits first and eq'ing would just muddy the waters for me.  The day (if/when) I ever reach my end-game setup I might experiment with it but only after I learn more about it.  

post #11804 of 14286
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post
 

 

Firstly, the HE-6 doesn't really need any EQ to my ears

This.

 

However, playing with bass/treble/loudness control on vintage receiver is great fun :p. Somehow they seem to be less intrusive than modern tone control.

post #11805 of 14286
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post
 

This.

 

However, playing with bass/treble/loudness control on vintage receiver is great fun :p. Somehow they seem to be less intrusive than modern tone control.

 

I remember the very first night I brought home the vintage 1980 Pioneer SX-D7000. I leashed up the Zeus re-cabled D7000, turned the Bass & Treble controls up and cranked the volume. It was so much fun :tongue_smile: I was suspicious! 

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