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post #12316 of 14268

Thanx for your input Xenophon!

post #12317 of 14268
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Thanx for your input Xenophon!

No problem but keep in mind that I haven't actually heard it yet.  If you want to learn more about the FirstWatt amps, look 'm up at www.firstwatt.com

 

If you can take really long-winded verbal effusion, check out the reviews on 6moons.com.  Srajan is to my knowledge the only reviewer to have heard the entire 'family'.

post #12318 of 14268

Yes, but he never liked HE-6s for some reasons!

:)

post #12319 of 14268

I'm tempted to conclude that the HE-6's power hunger is best characterized as a design flaw. Other headphone makers designed flagships that reportedly (I've never heard the HE6) sound as good as this, but they managed to keep their power requirements to a reasonable level.

post #12320 of 14268

Listen first; then, you may reconsider...

I have listened to both LCD-3s (let's say the "no-flaw" design) and HE-6s - one the same "speaker-amp" setup. There is no chance the latter to be bested by the former! :)


Edited by StryGR - 2/28/14 at 12:05am
post #12321 of 14268

Dr. Fang explained the reason behind the inefficiency was due to the powerful magnets used.

post #12322 of 14268
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Dr. Fang explained the reason behind the inefficiency was due to the powerful magnets used.

 

Well hopefully they're those special magnets that some believe produce health benefits, lol.

post #12323 of 14268

Sure, when you' re happy with their sound!

:)

post #12324 of 14268
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I'm tempted to conclude that the HE-6's power hunger is best characterized as a design flaw. Other headphone makers designed flagships that reportedly (I've never heard the HE6) sound as good as this, but they managed to keep their power requirements to a reasonable level.


Conclude once you've heard everything. Not many have heard a properly good setup that can push a headphone close to it's best. I initially thought the HD800 was a joke until I heard it on a heavily modded Super7 which easily blew away the LCD-X on all the other setups I tried at the meet. I can definitely say my HE-6 is better yet.

 

Anyway, you have come to us with a closed mind hoping we would reinforce your current thoughts. We have tried what we can to show you what has been the truths and misconceptions.

post #12325 of 14268
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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post
 

I'm tempted to conclude that the HE-6's power hunger is best characterized as a design flaw. Other headphone makers designed flagships that reportedly (I've never heard the HE6) sound as good as this, but they managed to keep their power requirements to a reasonable level.

 

If we use the Stax term "Earspeakers", you might get a better a understanding of what the HE-6 is. It seems you should be heading over to the TH-900 thread instead.

post #12326 of 14268
You can get an open box one of these with a full hifiman warranty for $900 easy, add an amp and its still less than the hd800, but it seems to oppressively limit your freedom of movement making it a difficult addition to ones collection.

It does show you the engineering masterpiece that is audeze though. They really can be very well driven using just an ipod.
post #12327 of 14268

I cannot fancy myself being "everywhere" with a pair of Audezes, just to have Audeze sound.

:)

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It does show you the engineering masterpiece that is audeze though. They really can be very well driven using just an ipod.

 

Right... those same masterpieces which have gone through multiple revisions, RMAs, problems with cracking wood, failing drivers, etc...

 

That's not to say the Hifimans aren't without their faults either, but geez.

post #12329 of 14268
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Conclude once you've heard everything. Not many have heard a properly good setup that can push a headphone close to it's best. I initially thought the HD800 was a joke until I heard it on a heavily modded Super7 which easily blew away the LCD-X on all the other setups I tried at the meet. I can definitely say my HE-6 is better yet.

 

Anyway, you have come to us with a closed mind hoping we would reinforce your current thoughts. We have tried what we can to show you what has been the truths and misconceptions.

+1 on the bold part.  You should know that our friend has started a thread decrying the evils of amplifiers and (I'm not exaggerating too much) stating that any headphone that cannot be driven straight from an idevice or a laptop is seriously flawed.  In an audio chain he also tends to place priority on cables, amps follow at a very long distance.  Some people have tried to present arguments to the contrary but he's proven himself remarkably resilient.

 

...just in case anyone were to consider a serious effort to explain matters....

post #12330 of 14268
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Well said Frank.

FWIW the HD800 cannot be well driven from a laptop either, they also need due care taken with regards to the chain.

I don't look at the HE-6 drive requirements as a fault as such, it's more like the headphone was designed from the perspective of being the best possible headphone without regard for amping difficulty, rather than a design outlook with constraints or a ceiling determined by headphone amps.
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