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post #13291 of 19670
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

So I have pictures of the difference between the old one and the new one I just bought.  The new one sounds better.

 

Old one:

 

 

 

New one

 

 

 

 

Notice the difference on the joint?

 

Heh, looks like I have an old one as well. Thanks for the pictures! Now I'm going to obsess over any SQ I might be missing. :P


Edited by vaed - 5/4/14 at 9:35pm
post #13292 of 19670
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

The thing is I don't know if it's something I suggested or something they decided to change by their own accord. All I suggested was that in the long run, they could experiment more with slightly thinner pads which may give a warmer / more engaging quality to the sound.

 

 

AFAIK it'll be sold separately at a reasonable price, not sure if it'll be on older HFMs that are sold after HE560s all get shipped though.

Ok, got you. Thanks.

post #13293 of 19670
New pads thanks to jorg tongue.gif
post #13294 of 19670
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

So I have pictures of the difference between the old one and the new one I just bought.  The new one sounds better.

 

Old one:

 

 

 

New one

 

 

 

 

Notice the difference on the joint?

what are the differences sonically, apparently I have the old one.

post #13295 of 19670
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

what are the differences sonically, apparently I have the old one.

To me, with the newer one, there is less bass, and more clarity and hear more different types of sounds being picked up.  It's like the older version strips off certain sounds.  This is why when I first started to give my impressions I stated that these provide lots of details.  I was quite impressed with the amount of details and clarity.  Also, the older version seem like it needs more power or voltage.  

 

Take all this with a grain of salt, but I hear differences.  I would test it out with a new version if you can get a hold one to see if you hear any differences.

post #13296 of 19670
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

To me, with the newer one, there is less bass, and more clarity and hear more different types of sounds being picked up.  It's like the older version strips off certain sounds.  This is why when I first started to give my impressions I stated that these provide lots of details.  I was quite impressed with the amount of details and clarity.  Also, the older version seem like it needs more power or voltage.  

 

Take all this with a grain of salt, but I hear differences.  I would test it out with a new version if you can get a hold one to see if you hear any differences.

hmmm I wonder if all this comparing of the he-6 to he560 is vs the old one.

post #13297 of 19670
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

So I have pictures of the difference between the old one and the new one I just bought.  The new one sounds better.

 

Old one:

 

 

 

New one

 

 

 

 

Notice the difference on the joint?

Hmm very strange i have stock that came direct from HiFiMAN in Feb and it looks like the old one?

I will have more stock landing next week or two.. will compare.


The stock has the all copper cable plus both pads (pleather/velour)

post #13298 of 19670

Same here... I do have September 2013 version- has flat joint! I really think you can't determine age by looking at this joint! Date of production is on package of headphone itself (stamp on outher box)

post #13299 of 19670

The one I just recently bought says June, 2013.

post #13300 of 19670

We're not talking teutonic or Japanese standardisation here...wouldn't surprise me if the assembly parts bin at HifiMan didn't always contain the exact same pieces for items judged 'non critical' such as these.  May have to do with availability/supply issues.

post #13301 of 19670
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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
 

We're not talking teutonic or Japanese standardisation here...wouldn't surprise me if the assembly parts bin at HifiMan didn't always contain the exact same pieces for items judged 'non critical' such as these.  May have to do with availability/supply issues.


Fully agree... regarding frequently changes in for example packaging (box versus travelcase versus box 2013/2014) i think this is true!

post #13302 of 19670
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Originally Posted by sluker View Post


+1 on the HM5 pads.
I have also tried the LCD-2 leather, both stock, and pleather Denon pads.
The HM5 sound best to my ears clean highs like the fabric and deep clean bass and lower mids. They are also super soft so they seal well.


Do you have to cut / modify the plastic inner rings for the HM5 pads or is it a straight fit ?

post #13303 of 19670

I've heard every headphones do not measure the same for the same models.  I know LCDs come with graphs showing it's FR and they look different.  Anybody know how much variations are possible with HE-6?  Has measurements with different pads been done before?

post #13304 of 19670

I don't know about the HE-6 frequency response variability but what a number of people have already done was have the headphone impedance measured.  Iirc results varied from 46 Ohm to 70 Ohm or so.  My pair measured out at 49, officially it should be 50.  Obviously measurement error and lack of standard procedure might have something to do with it but still, it's not exactly highly standardised.

 

My HD-800 also comes with a graph (you can request it online) and there's even  a thread on this site where people spend time analysing minute differences and tearing out their hair if they have a 'bad' pair. We're talking 1-2 dB variations with 1dB being the detectable threshold if the planets align correctly.

post #13305 of 19670

My pair measured 61 Ohms previously. Will now measure them post hard wiring, would like to see them drop.

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