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post #13396 of 19642

One thing I dislike about HE-6 is that imaging is compressed.  With some recordings, the sound source(instruments or voice) that is not located centrally(usually on either right or left), sound flat and compressed, it doesn't sound like how a sound source sounds coming from the left or right of the head in real life.  

 

How is the HD800 and the 009 in this regard?  I am assuming that by wider stage, it means the sound is not compressed like the HE-6?

post #13397 of 19642

I'm about to (finally) get my Lavardin IS Reference back from repair.

I will report back if it's any good :D

post #13398 of 19642

I would be disappointed, if Ragnarok SQ marginally improves Lyr and offers versatility. Hope it would a big leap SQ wise.

post #13399 of 19642
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

One thing I dislike about HE-6 is that imaging is compressed.  With some recordings, the sound source(instruments or voice) that is not located centrally(usually on either right or left), sound flat and compressed, it doesn't sound like how a sound source sounds coming from the left or right of the head in real life.  

 

How is the HD800 and the 009 in this regard?  I am assuming that by wider stage, it means the sound is not compressed like the HE-6?

 

A wider soundstage usually means the soundstage is further. For example if HE-6 is row 5, a wider soundstage would be row 10 or more.

post #13400 of 19642
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

I'm about to (finally) get my Lavardin IS Reference back from repair.

I will report back if it's any good :D

 

Very interesting

 

http://www.lavardin.com/HIFI+100_EqRev_Lavardin%20LR.pdf

 

:beerchug:

post #13401 of 19642

I've looked at the Lavardin integrateds before, really interested to hear how it sounds!!

 

Btw, don't know if anyone here knows the band BADBADNOTGOOD, but I'm listening to their new album, III, right now, and it is really good (if you're into this type of thing). I switched from the Audez'e vegans to the HFM velours, and thus far I'm liking them a good deal better, and they are really letting me get into this record (better highs, significantly better bass response).

 

Song from their new album that I really, really like: 

 

Jazz and hip-hop fusion, and I don't like hip-hop. Don't know how they do it, but I dig these crazy Canadians...

post #13402 of 19642

^it has nice tonality to show off the HE-6.  I notice that HE-6 plays well with piano and acoustic guitar.  Of course, I love listening to textures of horn instruments withe the HE-6.  And, most important of all for me, vocals, it does very well with vocal centered recordings, love the texturing of the vocals.

 

Does it seem like Planars needs a warm up period before it starts sounding the way it should?  Maybe it's placebo, but with LCD-2 and HE-6, it sounds better after I have it going for a period each time.  


Edited by SilverEars - 5/7/14 at 8:29pm
post #13403 of 19642

Yup, HE-6 is approved for classical to me.  Love these with classical.  I guess because it's so great with strings and horns.  :D 

 

For rock, not so much.  Especially music with lots of distortion instruments.  I never ran into a can that can do rock music well.  IEMs do well with rock IMO.


Edited by SilverEars - 5/7/14 at 8:44pm
post #13404 of 19642
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For rock, not so much.  Especially music with lots of distortion instruments.  I never ran into a can that can do rock music well.  IEMs do well with rock IMO.


Oh man, I totally (but respectfully) disagree. I listen to primarily rock and metal on mine, and they surpass everything I've ever heard for that. I just had to force myself to stop listening to the new The Mire album (which is metal), because I've listened so much over the last few days that I'm not getting nearly enough sleep. The 6 nails guitar tone and texture like nothing else I've heard before... But hey, to each his own, right? 

 

Glad you like the BBNG too... Really dig those guys, not sure why they're not more popular, at least among the non bing-and-Bieber crowd. 

post #13405 of 19642
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Oh man, I totally (but respectfully) disagree. I listen to primarily rock and metal on mine, and they surpass everything I've ever heard for that. I just had to force myself to stop listening to the new The Mire album (which is metal), because I've listened so much over the last few days that I'm not getting nearly enough sleep. The 6 nails guitar tone and texture like nothing else I've heard before... But hey, to each his own, right? 

 

Glad you like the BBNG too... Really dig those guys, not sure why they're not more popular, at least among the non bing-and-Bieber crowd. 

Actually, if you recall I mentioned that it apears that planars need a warm up period before it sounds the way it should.  I listen to rock during this period, and this could be the reason behind my hasty impressions.  Rock sounds great now.  :L3000:  This experience reinforces the idea of planar needing a warm up period for it to sound proper.

post #13406 of 19642
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post
 

I've looked at the Lavardin integrateds before, really interested to hear how it sounds!!

 

Btw, don't know if anyone here knows the band BADBADNOTGOOD, but I'm listening to their new album, III, right now, and it is really good (if you're into this type of thing). I switched from the Audez'e vegans to the HFM velours, and thus far I'm liking them a good deal better, and they are really letting me get into this record (better highs, significantly better bass response).

 

Song from their new album that I really, really like: 

 

Jazz and hip-hop fusion, and I don't like hip-hop. Don't know how they do it, but I dig these crazy Canadians...

Thats the kind of hip hop I listen to.

 

If that sounds good out of the he-6 then im in for a treat.


Edited by grizzlybeast - 5/7/14 at 9:05pm
post #13407 of 19642
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post

Actually, if you recall I mentioned that it apears that planars need a warm up period before it sounds the way it should.  I listen to rock during this period, and this could be the reason behind my hasty impressions.  Rock sounds great now.  L3000.gif  This experience reinforces the idea of planar needing a warm up period for it to sound proper.

Ah, makes sense. Glad to hear they came around for you!!
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Thats the kind of hip hop I listen to.

If that sounds good out of the he-6 then im in for a treat.

The bass on that track would probably be more alluring on the LCD-2, but yeah, the HE-6 is pretty incredible with anything good wink.gif. Btw, if you know of other bands that are similar to BBNG, would you shoot me some recommendations? I can only think of Jose James' jazzy approach to R&B, but that's a pretty poor comparison (although I love JJ`s last album).
post #13408 of 19642
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Ah, makes sense. Glad to hear they came around for you!!
The bass on that track would probably be more alluring on the LCD-2, but yeah, the HE-6 is pretty incredible with anything good wink.gif. Btw, if you know of other bands that are similar to BBNG, would you shoot me some recommendations? I can only think of Jose James' jazzy approach to R&B, but that's a pretty poor comparison (although I love JJ`s last album).

Shure but you struck gold in that a lot of them don't sound like a live band like that particular song you posted. Its still hard to find it crystal clear  but I enjoy it none the less.

 

starters (Click to show)

---->please watch out for the cymbals and high hats at the end of this VIDEO, if not for nothing  just to give you an idea of what is out there on this one

 

Four Tet - Unspoken

Flying lotus - only if you wanna

Potatohead people (pick and choose a song)

Shigeto - adrift

Shigeto - ann arbor part 3 & 4

Gold Panda - Reprise

post #13409 of 19642
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Very interesting

http://www.lavardin.com/HIFI+100_EqRev_Lavardin%20LR.pdf

beerchug.gif
Wow! I've never seen that review, thanks for the good read tongue.gif.

I own the Focal Electra 1007Be, the sound is reminiscent of Hifiman headphones and the Lavardin is what Focal uses (most of the time) for their demo. Should be good for the HE-6!

It ended up costing me $4k with the repair: it'd better be good!... I'll show no mercy wink.gif
post #13410 of 19642

Warming up Planars - with ceremonial 2-4 hour warm-ups, I've not noticed. :D 

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