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post #13876 of 14934
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Originally Posted by lojay View Post
 

 

Yes would like to hear your impressions on that (if you get your hands on a Stax tranny).

 

Back to my question, do you mean the Audeze vegan pads?

 

Since reading these points I've been ABing the SR-009 with the HE-6 only amp playing some jazz on Spotify. The edge that the SR-009 is really not as great as the price makes it seem. There is simply more bite with the HE-6 (visceral?) and that seems preferable with the sax. I think I might indeed prefer the HE-6 to SR-009 on some music but hey, no harm owning both :P

 

The DP-777 is a really good match with the HE-6. It used to be the case that I couldn't bear using the Sylvania 6SN7W chrome tops on my amp, but with the DP-777 which eliminates all the digital harshness, I prefer that to the warmer Tungsol driver tubes that I used to love. 


Yes, the Audeze Vegan pads. They make as dramatic if not a bigger difference than the grill mod. The felt mod is the cherry on top that binds both mods together.

 

I don't listen to classical at all so cans like HD800 or 009 don't have as much of an advantage (if any for the HD800) so that bite the HE-6 does wonders for what I listen to. HE-6 definitely does electric guitar better than any headphone. Does very well with 80's hits and Cantopop too!

post #13877 of 14934
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post
 

Hey SO, your avatar changed but your sig line didn't... What gives??? :tongue:

"Summertime, Summertime" > "Her silent smile." :wink_face:

 

 

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Her silent... smirk?

Who doesn't like feisty? :normal_smile :

 

 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

Does euphony = colored?   uumm  maybe - never thought of it like that.  The LCD-3s are way to thick and the TH900s has a mid range suck out.  

 

HE-6 colored? no but they have weight to the music, even off a SS amp - not sure how they sound off tube amps.  The BHSE is a hybrid amp so it can get pretty technical at times.  Not sure how the Woo Wee compares to the BHSE..  Or even how the WA5 compares to speaker amps for the HE-6.  We might be hearing different things..

The HE-6 can sound glorious off vacuum tube amps. But not just any ol' tube amp. My Sinhonia F2a monaural amps/HE-6 pairing bring weight to the music. 

 

 

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I find the whole "euphonic vs reference" thing somewhat strange, it seems like comparing a luxury saloon to a track car. I have a TH900 for euphonic listening and a 009 for reference, but both are merely satisfying my musical preferences depending on my mood or the music I am playing. I am interested in the HE-6 more from a euphonic point of view as people seem to say that it offers a more engaging sound rather than the surgical accuracy of the 009.

The HE-6 allows me to just enjoy the music: Shindo Laboratory Sinhonia F2a monaural amps or Sansui G-22000.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 
 

You mean the EF6? That amp hardly does justice for the HE-6. It was a warm, sloppy sounding amp that was low res.

 

Man I wish I could let you listen to my modded HE-6 on my Krell. And if only I could borrow your Woo Wee and 009 for my Krell...

I'm highly interested in hearing your pairing; getting a reference for pairings with the HE-6. Perhaps, we could get together.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 
 

Is there any recording that is your favorite when it comes to sax or other horn instruments?  I have Marantz Audiophile Test CD collection, and one of them is full of horn instruments, and I've never heard any recording as detailed as these.  You can hear every details on the horn textures.  I believe the company that recorded these were STS Digtial from Netherlands.  Most realistic, accurate, detailed, and clear recording ever. That recording definitely scales with better setup for sure.

 

When I first got into this hobby, I've run across people recommending Miles Davis "kind of blue" over and over again, and every time I listen wasn't impressed with it. Now I know why I wasn't, the recording scales up to better equipment.  Now, it's one of my favorite recording with the setup I have that can pick up all kinds of details.  If you get a revealing setup, you hear amazing sounds from it.

 

Anyhow, as my setup gets better, I'm really appreciating horn instruments and the textures from it.  The better the equipment, more nuances you hear in the horn sounds.

I dig the sound of "Kind Of Blue" on my tube monos.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post


Yes, the Audeze Vegan pads. They make as dramatic if not a bigger difference than the grill mod. The felt mod is the cherry on top that binds both mods together.

 

I don't listen to classical at all so cans like HD800 or 009 don't have as much of an advantage (if any for the HD800) so that bite the HE-6 does wonders for what I listen to. HE-6 definitely does electric guitar better than any headphone. Does very well with 80's hits and Cantopop too!

YES for Cantopop; Mandopop! Can't wait to hear some vintage Karen Mok, Faye Wong later this week. Still curious about the Vegan pads but not yet overcome my "Poodle Syndrome."

post #13878 of 14934
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 


Yes, the Audeze Vegan pads. They make as dramatic if not a bigger difference than the grill mod. The felt mod is the cherry on top that binds both mods together.

 

I don't listen to classical at all so cans like HD800 or 009 don't have as much of an advantage (if any for the HD800) so that bite the HE-6 does wonders for what I listen to. HE-6 definitely does electric guitar better than any headphone. Does very well with 80's hits and Cantopop too!

 

Thanks! I'm sure they will improve the comfort as well. They look more comfortable than the leather Audeze pads (which will certainly make one sweat in the hot and humid weather here).

 

I like using the HE-6 listening to Faye Wong. Very moving. Unfortunately, with all due respect to the woman in your avatar, I'm not sure listening to Twins / Gilian Chung on any headphone will make that music enjoyable (just saying)...

post #13879 of 14934

lojay, any love for K-Mok?

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I find it amazing that the HE-6 is even in the conversation when compared to the Stax units. Says a lot about just how good it is.

A few more days wait on my replacement and I begin the journey to nirvana........lol.
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^^^ Man, you have all those Vintage amps?  Looks like your going to be having some fun..

 

:beerchug:

post #13882 of 14934
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Originally Posted by lojay View Post
 

Given we are an ocean apart, I think the easiest way is for me to buy a used Krell and for you to buy a used 009 and WEE instead of flying business class to meet each other. Looking at it that way, it seems the purchase is absolutely justified! :D 

 

Yes the EF-6 sounded slow and sloppy. It was low res and had a restrictive soundstage. Nevertheless, it had better bass than my WA5 and I surmise that all SS amps would as well. 300Bs are known for their lack of bass extension.

paying a few bucks for an adapter (cable or he adapter) is cheaper than either option, and then you can go test out the he6 on different amps in the audio stores.  the he adapter is not the best but good enough to get a sense of the different amps out there and you will need something with resistors if you want to try out tube amps that need to be under load.  i agree with the previous post that he6 reveals the differences between amps really well.  

post #13883 of 14934
The HE=6 gang are pretty constant at using quality speaker amps to get the best from these headphones. I know there are many who don't feel that way and that many of the headphone amps will drive them perfectly well. But I think they are using volume (loudness) as the measuring stick and not the true performance we've come to hear. The presentation of a 3d sound that is full and agile. I have stats for my speaker rig so I am familiar with their delicate sound. They are lightning fast and image better than most all speakers. But they have a small sweet spot and when you crank them for more weight, they don't quite scratch the itch. That's where the 6s come to the rescue. They give you the authority desired when you want it.
post #13884 of 14934
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

I find it amazing that the HE-6 is even in the conversation when compared to the Stax units. Says a lot about just how good it is.

 

 

Well... this *is* the HE-6 thread. Folks here are going to be pretty invested into their headphone.

post #13885 of 14934
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

^^^ Man, you have all those Vintage amps?  Looks like your going to be having some fun..

 

:beerchug:


Yes I do and yes I will......................:beerchug:

post #13886 of 14934
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

 

Well... this *is* the HE-6 thread. Folks here are going to be pretty invested into their headphone.


Absolutely recognized that - but some comparison comments were by folks with both the Stax and HE-6.

post #13887 of 14934
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Originally Posted by lojay View Post
 

 

I like using the HE-6 listening to Faye Wong. Very moving. Unfortunately, with all due respect to the woman in your avatar, I'm not sure listening to Twins / Gilian Chung on any headphone will make that music enjoyable (just saying)...

 

As bad as most of her music is, I like some of it. But I balance that out with Jacky Cheung.

post #13888 of 14934
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

Lots of us have heard almost every flagship there is. :cool:  Not sure why that's important.  

 

What it comes down to is preference, what kind of music you like and how you want that music to sound.  The problem for me is the 009s and the HD800s lack body, soul, emotion, euphony and richness.  

 

This is why I like the HE-6 so much - it gives all of what I'm looking for.  No doubt the 009s are a great headphone.  However, they don't jive with all types of music same with the HD800.  I also find the HD800 soundstage to be great with large orchestras but not so good with Jazz Trios and such.  The 009s are kind of in-between.   

 

I couldn't have said it better myself. Sold my SR-009s and HD800 and don't miss them one bit. I'm in Head-fi nirvana right now with this combo.

 

post #13889 of 14934
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post

Is there any recording that is your favorite when it comes to sax or other horn instruments?  I have Marantz Audiophile Test CD collection, and one of them is full of horn instruments, and I've never heard any recording as detailed as these.  You can hear every details on the horn textures.  I believe the company that recorded these were STS Digtial from Netherlands.  Most realistic, accurate, detailed, and clear recording ever. That recording definitely scales with better setup for sure.

When I first got into this hobby, I've run across people recommending Miles Davis "kind of blue" over and over again, and every time I listen wasn't impressed with it. Now I know why I wasn't, the recording scales up to better equipment.  Now, it's one of my favorite recording with the setup I have that can pick up all kinds of details.  If you get a revealing setup, you hear amazing sounds from it.

Anyhow, as my setup gets better, I'm really appreciating horn instruments and the textures from it.  The better the equipment, more nuances you hear in the horn sounds.

You might try this.
post #13890 of 14934
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Originally Posted by cradon View Post
 

I couldn't have said it better myself. Sold my SR-009s and HD800 and don't miss them one bit. I'm in Head-fi nirvana right now with this combo.

 

 

Looking really good Craig..

 

:beerchug:

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