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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Is that for one channel or both ?
I just measured mine at 60 ohms each side with the wire on .
al

Each channel. Which means the factory does go through a driver matching process.

 

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Originally Posted by sluker View Post

How are you measuring. Can we get detail instructions so that we can replicate.

1) Get a Digital Multimeter

2) Turn the dial to 100-200 ohms setting, or auto range.

3)Touch the leads together and write that down.

4) Connect the leads to +/- on one side.

5) Measure, and subtract the offset of the lead's impedance from #3.

6) Repeat on other side

7) [optional] Post your results here.

post #12362 of 15369

Did not do or think to do #3 & #5. Going in now for a recount! :ksc75smile: 

 

 

:sigh: 61 Ohms


Edited by Silent One - 2/28/14 at 9:12am
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If #3 reads more than a half ohm... it's time to recable your multimeter :biggrin:

post #12364 of 15369

Mine went "000.0" :biggrin:

post #12365 of 15369
.2 or .3 is avg
Al
post #12366 of 15369

OK did it.

Offset = .8

L = 39.0

R = 38.7

 

Does that mean that my HE-6's are 38 ohm?

That can't be especially if they are rated at 50 and everyone seems to be at or above that.

Could the fact that I re-cabled mine to 4 pin mini xlr have anything to do with it? Is that why I am getting good results with lower wattage amps like the Hi-Fi M8.

So many questions and no time to think about it today.


Edited by sluker - 2/28/14 at 10:28am
post #12367 of 15369
Yes as those headphones will require an amp to need lower voltage
As the current will remain the same
Wow that is amost half of mine. I wonder what ones sound better
The low imp or high like mine.
Al
post #12368 of 15369
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Originally Posted by sluker View Post
 

OK did it.

Offset = .8

L = 39.0

R = 38.7

 

Does that mean that my HE-6's are 38 ohm?

That can't be especially if they are rated at 50 and everyone seems to be at or above that.

Could the fact that I re-cabled mine to 4 pin mini xlr have anything to do with it? Is that why I am getting good results with lower wattage amps like the Hi-Fi M8.

So many questions and no time to think about it today.

 

It means you are the lucky owner of an easier to drive HE-6.

Recabling probably helps, I think the standard connector is in the ~30Ω range already. I don't remember who measured that and how, though.

post #12369 of 15369
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

 

It means you are the lucky owner of an easier to drive HE-6.

Recabling probably helps, I think the standard connector is in the ~30Ω range already. I don't remember who measured that and how, though.

Do I risk blowing them up if I wire tap the SX-1250? I haven't tried that since re-cabling them.

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I measured mine a while ago all 4 wires totaled
About 5 ohms if I remember correct.
I need to use a lower gauge wire on mine
They are stock 20 gauge I think.
I would like them to be 16 gauge. At that size wire
The imp of the wire would less than an ohm
For a 10 foot cord
Al
post #12371 of 15369
Of course you do if played very loud.
But no more than before
Al
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Well here is another reason to direct wire them. Although I like the convenience of swapping cables.

I wonder what Steve Eddy will charge for direct wire on my Q cable. 

Thanks now I am always going to have that in the back of my mind.

Sometimes ignorance is bliss.

But on that note I will now need to try them with speaker outs on my new Sony HAP-S1, 40 watts/ch should sound pretty good.


Edited by sluker - 2/28/14 at 10:53am
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

And this is why some people say an amp is ok and others it's not. . There is a big difference in power requirements with these headphones .

I love the cans. But I do not know of anything made with a tolerance like this .

Al


That's really not a good statement about hifiman. I'm pretty sure Sennheiser wouldn't have such variance.

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Well. As they all sound better than the senns. I guess it's ok

Al
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"That's really not a good statement about hifiman. I'm pretty sure Sennheiser wouldn't have such variance."

 

Yeah, but finding an amp that makes them sound "good" (not loud) is much harder.

Having said that I do want a set of HD-800 eventually.


Edited by sluker - 2/28/14 at 10:57am
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