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post #12706 of 14869
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

So am in the process of burning in the HE 6 on a Meier Classic, waiting for my Robinnette box to arrive so I can try it with couple of speaker amps I have. It sounds ok on the Meier, pretty listenable, highs are smooth, bass has reasonable presence (quite neutral bass), but doesn't sound like a TOTL HP.

Plugged it into WA22 just for kicks, :eek: Wow. Didn't expect this ! Bass has a solid 3D thump, Soundstage increased, highs are more air, extension. NOW it sounds like a TOTL HP. I am using an Audio GD NFB 7 dac (balanced) with WE 422A +TS 5998 + TS 6SN7 & the general consensus is  a good Speaker amp will further improve sound. Hehehe... :veryevil: Can't wait.

 

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Forgot to add...I listen to 70% EDM & 30% Rock (some pop/vocal). I started listening to HE 6 + WA22 with some EDM , then at 11.45 pm I made the mistake of switching to Rock / Vocal music just to test couple of tracks  & the plan was to retire to bed by 12. I queued in "On Every Street" , I had goose bumps after 2 mins, Mark Knopfler's voice never sounded like this before. So started queueing in all my fav vocalists - Nora Jones, Dido, Annie Lenox, Otis Redding, Don Henely , Texas etc. This is the best HP I have heard for vocals, so natural, intimate.... I went to bed with bloodshot eyes at 1.30 pm but with a happy grin on my face.


THIS GUY GETS IT! :beerchug:

 

So many have tried to convince themselves a headphone amp was sufficient, but have failed to reach enlightenment.

post #12707 of 14869
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 


THIS GUY GETS IT! :beerchug:

 

So many have tried to convince themselves a headphone amp was sufficient, but have failed to reach enlightenment.

 

He didn't try a speaker amp, yet (right?).

post #12708 of 14869
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

 

He didn't try a speaker amp, yet (right?).


No not yet., waiting for the speaker amp connector Robinette box. But I am already lovin these off my Wa22 , which I know (from the feedback on this thread) is still not reaching the full potential of the HE 6. So the only way to go is UP. :L3000: 


Edited by punit - 3/18/14 at 12:08pm
post #12709 of 14869
Not really. There is worse for sure as the wa22 is a fine amp
Just not enough power to drive them well
Al
post #12710 of 14869

Agree with you  Al. They will run out of steam with the wa22 especially on classical recordings. The Classic play them but same story there. Now the WA5  is a good match for them.

post #12711 of 14869

I thought about trying to read through almost 1000 posts but I just need to know one thing. Is the Lyr a good match for these phones or is a full-on speaker amp the only way to go.

post #12712 of 14869
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

I thought about trying to read through almost 1000 posts but I just need to know one thing. Is the Lyr a good match for these phones or is a full-on speaker amp the only way to go.

 

I've not tried the Lyr, but I'm still in the speaker amp camp. The vintage receiver route is pretty good as well. I just saw an SX-650 on my local CL for $150.

post #12713 of 14869
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

I thought about trying to read through almost 1000 posts but I just need to know one thing. Is the Lyr a good match for these phones or is a full-on speaker amp the only way to go.


No, speaker amp is the way to go.

post #12714 of 14869

To the Speaker amp camp... more power to the people.

:beerchug:

post #12715 of 14869
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 


No, speaker amp is the way to go.

 

Hey, some of us are perfectly happy running monoblock headphone amps :cool:

post #12716 of 14869
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 


No, speaker amp is the way to go.

 

Hey, some of us are perfectly happy running monoblock headphone amps :cool:

yes.gif I'm with them!

post #12717 of 14869
Decadent headphiles run speaker amps.
post #12718 of 14869
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post #12719 of 14869
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

Agree with you  Al. They will run out of steam with the wa22 especially on classical recordings. The Classic play them but same story there. Now the WA5  is a good match for them.

They ran out of steam with the WA22 with highly compressed modern pop too. Not recommended at all!

post #12720 of 14869
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

They ran out of steam with the WA22 with highly compressed modern pop too. Not recommended at all!


What tubes & source were you using, Guess the tubes I am using have high gain (WE 422A +TS 5998 + TS 6SN7) as I cannot go above 70% on the volume pot & i find they sound pretty good & a definite improvement over HE 500. Also my source has pretty good dynamics (AGD NFB 7).

 

Will report back the improvements I hear over WA22 when I try them from my speaker amps.

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