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post #12016 of 19433
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For my buddies? Anything!!

:wink: Come with the Aleph 3, leave with the :evil:Sansui G-22000; Pioneer SX-D7000; Pioneer Sx-650!

post #12017 of 19433
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:wink: Come with the Aleph 3, leave with the :evil:Sansui G-22000; Pioneer SX-D7000; Pioneer Sx-650!

 

 

Oh don't even get me started! HAHA!

 

I'm going to see what Delta charges on checked luggage....

post #12018 of 19433
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Oh don't even get me started! HAHA!

 

I'm going to see what Delta charges on checked luggage....

 

Oh those glorious days of been single!!:D

post #12019 of 19433

yes.gif It's "Happy Time!" inside the Tea room. Just got confirmation my mono blocks are operating @ 16 Ohms for best performance. Now I just need to raise my cans up to 16 Ohms and I'm set!

 

This time I'm going to try and set the chintzy adapter aside, as it requires me to use my 2.5M speaker cables. All of these "extras" are too much. Hope to get dialed-in by Fri/Sat nite. The rig is still boxed up but I'm gettin' anxious!!!

post #12020 of 19433
Ohhra. I had a mini meet and craig took the aragon home to give it a good listen to. We tried the he 6. With the WA5 ! Stratus and the aragon. 8008 BB. The stratus sounded ok but did run out of steam. But the woo and aragon sounded great. . I am sure craig will post his views soon.

Al
post #12021 of 19433

I figured it would not drive the he6 just not enough power for the dynamic range. The Meir fell short on the Copland too with the hE6 th eWA5 handles them easily

post #12022 of 19433
It sounded fantastic with the hd 800. It sounded as good as the wa22. . During the week I will do a shoot out with the stratus and the woo WA22. Now the stratus does have a balance input just SE.

Al
post #12023 of 19433

I know i had it here for 2 weeks. The hD800 was good with it and very synergistic. The HE6 is not the right headphone for that amp.  The Wa5 is more versatile. It plays all the headphone including the HE6 and also does speakers so for me it was an easy decision.  It will do the TH900 and lCD cans also but they are not demanding headphones and will sound terrific with those. 

post #12024 of 19433
Thanks Al and Frank, as it is a bit of a rare amp there are not too many reviews. I am still unsure if it is worthwhile for the TH900, but it seems it drives the HD800 very well.

... Now back to the HE-6. biggrin.gif
post #12025 of 19433

I agree that the WA5 is an excellent match with the HE6. Amazing bass and tactility. I have not touched my HD800 for days...

post #12026 of 19433

I was wondering if you could help me out.  I live overseas and cannot try any headphones here.  I have a LCD-3 and love it.   I tried a HE-500 and it sounded relatively similar to the LCD-3 but to my ears much more etch; kind of brittle sounding relative to the rounder fuller LCD.  The LCD is smoother. I was very disappointed in the 500.  I was expecting more treble energy which I got (slightly)- but not at the cost of etch.

 

Will the HE-6 be as grain free and creamy as the LCD putting tonality else aside?  That smoothness is no compromise for me.  And yes- I have a very appropriate match for the HE-6 for amplification;- Audio-gd Master 9.


Edited by rsbrsvp - 2/19/14 at 12:32pm
post #12027 of 19433
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I was wondering if you could help me out.  I live overseas and cannot try any headphones here.  I have a LCD-3 and love it.   I tried a HE-500 and it sounded relatively similar to the LCD-3 but to my ears much more etch; kind of brittle sounding relative to the rounder fuller LCD.  The LCD is smoother. I was very disappointed in the 500.  I was expecting more treble energy which I got (slightly)- but not at the cost of etch.

 

Will the HE-6 be as grain free and creamy as the LCD putting tonality else aside?  That smoothness is no compromise for me.  And yes- I have a very appropriate match for the HE-6 for amplification;- Audio-gd Master 9.

If you find the He500 intolerable in terms of treble - then I'm pretty sure the He-6 is not for you. The He500 has the smoothest/least pronounced treble in the whole Hifiman range.

I'd suggest looking into Stax - very different flavour and grain free treble :D

post #12028 of 19433
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Originally Posted by rsbrsvp View Post
 

I was wondering if you could help me out.  I live overseas and cannot try any headphones here.  I have a LCD-3 and love it.   I tried a HE-500 and it sounded relatively similar to the LCD-3 but to my ears much more etch; kind of brittle sounding relative to the rounder fuller LCD.  The LCD is smoother. I was very disappointed in the 500.  I was expecting more treble energy which I got (slightly)- but not at the cost of etch.

 

Will the HE-6 be as grain free and creamy as the LCD putting tonality else aside?  That smoothness is no compromise for me.  And yes- I have a very appropriate match for the HE-6 for amplification;- Audio-gd Master 9.

 

On my brief listening to the LCD-3 I found it very slightly rounded off sounds - for example distorted guitars lacked the last bit of bite that they should actually have (I play guitar). The HE-6 represented them more accurately to my ear. In other words if there is meant to be a little rough edge to things you'll hear that on the HE-6, but maybe not the LCD-3 - the LCD-3 sound may be more to your liking from your stated preferences. 

post #12029 of 19433
I concur captain sir
+1

Al
post #12030 of 19433

Electric guitar is sex on the He-6!!!

 

 

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