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post #136 of 13011

Any pics of the HE6 around yet?

post #137 of 13011
Thread Starter 

Nope. There probably won't be any until CanJam, just one more week.

post #138 of 13011

Can't wait to get all the CanJam news!  

Would love to see some impressions on the HE6 vs LCD-2, I hope someone gets to hear both there.

post #139 of 13011

Whoever gets to see it first, bring out your camera and post it all!

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post #141 of 13011

Since the HE-5 was built from scratch (clean sheet, along with the HE-5LE.), Fang could save some R&D and re-tooling money

and put the HE-3 right into an HE-5LE chassis unless it uses an oval driver like the HD6XX family. Why re-invent the wheel?

 

Also, it depends on whether or not the design is an open or closed one. 

post #142 of 13011
Thread Starter 

HE-3 is supposed to be a portable headphone, maybe it is an indicative that it will be closed.

post #143 of 13011

The original post says they're "open back".  And I imagine since they're supposed to be portable, they won't be using the HE-5 shell.  I can't imagine those being considered portable. 

 

Originally Posted by Nankai View Post
 

HE-3 full size dynamic headphone cans

 

HE-3 are 32 Ohm low impedance full size headphones using 40mm (1.75inch) drivers. These are high effiency open back headphones which can get good sound quality on portable source. 

 

Available time: June or July, 2010

Final Price will be between $200 and $300

post #144 of 13011
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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

The original post says they're "open back".  And I imagine since they're supposed to be portable, they won't be using the HE-5 shell.  I can't imagine those being considered portable. 

 

Originally Posted by Nankai View Post
 

HE-3 full size dynamic headphone cans

 

HE-3 are 32 Ohm low impedance full size headphones using 40mm (1.75inch) drivers. These are high effiency open back headphones which can get good sound quality on portable source. 

 

Available time: June or July, 2010

Final Price will be between $200 and $300

 

Thanks for clarifying 
 

post #145 of 13011

Yeah, in my conversations with Fang, It appears that the HE-6 is supposed to be a full sized, that should compete with the 

likes of the HD600/650 and K701. for a more reasonable price. Now that he has his own factory in China, he is able to cut

out the middle man and have more say in the quality control department. 

Maybe, after the HE-6 makes it's debut, he can have another go at an electrostatic. In my opinion, the Jade still outperforms

most stats, and can have better quality control under the watchful eye of the owner. He has not mentioned anything about

producing a new stat, But I feel that this is a good direction to go in after the orthos and dynamic headphones have been perfected.

post #146 of 13011

I guess you are talking about HE-3.
 

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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post

Yeah, in my conversations with Fang, It appears that the HE-6 is supposed to be a full sized, that should compete with the 

likes of the HD600/650 and K701.

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post #147 of 13011

The HE-3 sounds interesting - I await some pics and further details

post #148 of 13011
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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post

Yeah, in my conversations with Fang, It appears that the HE-6 is supposed to be a full sized, that should compete with the 

likes of the HD600/650 and K701. for a more reasonable price. Now that he has his own factory in China, he is able to cut

out the middle man and have more say in the quality control department. 

Maybe, after the HE-6 makes it's debut, he can have another go at an electrostatic. In my opinion, the Jade still outperforms

most stats, and can have better quality control under the watchful eye of the owner. He has not mentioned anything about

producing a new stat, But I feel that this is a good direction to go in after the orthos and dynamic headphones have been perfected.

Stats have some serious design limitations that are not shared by planar magnetics.  IMHO, there will never be an ultimate stat that out does an ultimate planar magnetic. particularly with the best of today's materials available.  Can't get around the physics of the things.
 

post #149 of 13011
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Originally Posted by kwkarth View Post

 Can't get around the physics of the things.

 


Oh great...now I'll have to stop by plans of building my "perpetual motion machine".

post #150 of 13011
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post




Oh great...now I'll have to stop by plans of building my "perpetual motion machine".


guess my monopole magnet's gonna have to go too
 

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