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post #12031 of 19676
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post
 

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

It is not the treble itself that I am bothered by- or the brightness of the 500 over the LCD.  It is that I find it brittle in comparison.  I owned a BHSE,  007 and 009 system- and yes those are super smooth in spite of being brighter - just lacking the weight of the LCD.

 

I think I will stick with the LCD.   I am a creaminess freak….

post #12032 of 19676
We all have choices to make. And if you have had the headphones you say it's just what it is for you. .
I have all you had and I still do. But none of them makes me feel like you do. But the only thing you have not said is the dac and amp you used.

Al
post #12033 of 19676
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

We all have choices to make. And if you have had the headphones you say it's just what it is for you. .
I have all you had and I still do. But none of them makes me feel like you do. But the only thing you have not said is the dac and amp you used.

Al

 

That is a good point Al, something like the PWD2 between filtering and upsampling can smooth things over a little if that is required. Really though it just sounds like the Audeze have what he needs. Either way, he should definitely arrange a good audition of the HE-6, nothing can replace hearing with your own ears.

post #12034 of 19676
Exactly. Like the M7 for me is better with headphones. And the PWD mkii is better with speakers. . But for me the HE6 is just a better headphone. But not for everyone. I have the lcd3. Not a fav. It's better with EQ but not a HE6.

Al
post #12035 of 19676
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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.

:rolleyes: I've read many criticisms about the 500 and can agree with some of them but brittle sounding and edgy in the treble, that's a first (and something I've never experienced listening to them). Different ears and tastes I suppose.  Or a seriously cold DAC/Amp combo or insufficient amplification (which doesn't seem to be the case with the Master-9).  All I can say is that if this is the way you like your sound, the task of finding a headphone will be much simplified as you can immediately discount 99% of them.  Anyway, for sure you can forget about the 6, and the HD-800, the T1 (based on the brief time I auditioned them) and anything from Ultrasone.  I'm also overseas and can sympathise with your predicament of purchasing stuff you can't audition.  But if you spend LCD-3 kind of cash on a headphone imo it makes sense to hop on a plane for an audition.  One suggestion based on how you seem to like your sound:  try a quality tube amp.

post #12036 of 19676
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Posting your findings is a must. As this will
Put to rest the situation for others. And thanks
For taking the time to do so.

Al

 

 

HE adapter arrived and so did wired resistors (10 watt 2ohms for parallel and 10 watt. 10 ohms for series), I used tape to replace the stock resistors (10 Ohm and 25 Ohm).

 

I did A/B on modified adapter with direct connection, no change in SQ at all……. neither bass or 3D presentation is effected unless like stock resistors.

With Emo DC-1 used as DAC/Preamp and UPA-200 (power amp 125w /per channel at 8 ohms), I ca turn the volume to max with HE-6 and even with HE-400…. my ears got temporary high pitched noise but HP did not blow up. Upon mute both HPs are dead silent, no static and crackling sound coming from them, even when I off/on Amp or preamp when HP is connected.

 

This is great no change in SQ, plus good protection to HP’s.

 

However I problem with size of resistors they are bigger than I anticipated.....not able to fix them nicely inside adapter using tape’s….need to wait till soldering arrives here.

 

Thanks a lot Al, for suggesting this mod

 


Edited by musicinmymind - 2/19/14 at 4:54pm
post #12037 of 19676
Your very welcome. And thanks for posting. It will help,others greatly.

Enjoy
Al

Ps you have to wonder just how much effort did hifiman put into that box and testing it .
Edited by ALRAINBOW - 2/19/14 at 4:57pm
post #12038 of 19676
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Your very welcome. And thanks for posting. It will help,others greatly.

Enjoy
Al

Ps you have to wonder just how much effort did hifiman put into that box and testing it .

Good point, to me it always looked quickly thrown together and overpriced  (at least in Europe:  122 USD tax in) for what it is.

post #12039 of 19676
You know it's not the price it's the fact it screws with peoples head . Just not cool. At least you found this forum to get help. This is a great place.
Al
post #12040 of 19676
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

You know it's not the price it's the fact it screws with peoples head . Just not cool. At least you found this forum to get help. This is a great place.
Al

 

Yes Al, people like you make this thread awesome. Without help, I would have struck with volume knob at 8 o' clock and struggled to set volume to my liking.

post #12041 of 19676

I'll be selling my HE-Adaper soon and it'll be priced to move quickly.

post #12042 of 19676
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post
 

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

 

 

Even more sexy!

 

 

post #12043 of 19676

My diy adapter. Only 10 ohm / 50 W resistor (Caddock) on heatsink and top-rated components (Neutrik). The silver string overhead was an initial version to avoid ringing during heatsink warming. And yes, in loud and long passages, the heating gets warm!

 

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post #12044 of 19676

Nice, if I may ask, what type of resistor is it exactly and what's its power rating?

post #12045 of 19676

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