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post #13921 of 14787
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Originally Posted by erikfreedom View Post
 

 

I have moon audio silver dragon v3 on my he-6 and he-500 and with the mods they are amazing. silver cable for me was a good upgrade that complimented the mods very well. unfortunately with the mods and my silver cable, it has become even more apparent that my ef-6 is inadequate for my he-6. I need a good speaker amps.

I spent the afternoon with Drew at Moon Audio yesterday and he recommended the black dragon for my HE-6.  I listen mostly to classic rock and that may have influenced his recommendation.

post #13922 of 14787
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Originally Posted by gcannon View Post
 

I spent the afternoon with Drew at Moon Audio yesterday and he recommended the black dragon for my HE-6.  I listen mostly to classic rock and that may have influenced his recommendation.


I have the moon audio black dragon deluxe on my hd 800. that thing need to be tamed a bit and that cable does a wonderful job. I prefer my he-6 to be fully lit up. I love the moon audio cables, they are well made, they d'ont cost a fortune.

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I will have to agree with those that say HD800 doesn't do well with all recordings.  I'm findings lots of recordings that sounds too unnatural coming out of it.  I don't recall having that problem with the HE-6.  :(

post #13924 of 14787
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

I will have to agree with those that say HD800 doesn't do well with all recordings.  I'm findings lots of recordings that sounds too unnatural coming out of it.  I don't recall having that problem with the HE-6.  :(

I'm forever on the fence with my 800 for exactly that reason, they're too much.  Have spent the past 3 weeks in my place in Belgium listening only with the HE-6, really wondering if selling my 800 wouldn't be the smart move as I rarely seem to use them.  But on some occasions the soundstage is really helpful.  I'll give 'm a shot over the weekend but definitely NOT while listening to some 1930's mono recordings.

post #13925 of 14787

Usually, if a headphone is bright, my ears adjust over time, but not the case with the HD800.  The vocals, my lord.  :(  It should not sound like that.  When I heard the vocals on the HE-6, I nearly cried because it sounded so euphoric.  People has been saying HD800 is resolving, I personally think it's a perception from the boosted treble and lack of body.  This of course causes coldness to the sound which will sound analytical and not natural.  The tone is too tinny, and it's doing what I cannot stand the most, cause congestion with the treble(this will happend with boosted treble).


Edited by SilverEars - 7/3/14 at 11:56pm
post #13926 of 14787

The HD800's certainly do not 'lack body' or sound 'tinny' if amped properly. I find mine to be very full bodied (only slightly less so than the LCD2's), dynamic and neutral.

 

May I ask what amp you are using?

post #13927 of 14787
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Originally Posted by rsbrsvp View Post
 

I was wondering if anyone ever tried the HE-6 with a silver cable.   To my ears- it is not open and transparent enough with the copper hardwire.   I can't believe all the talk about thin and bright - and now I finally test it and it is to my ears to full.

 

By the way- after one day of use I must say I do not agree with the electrostat comparisons.   I owned A BHSE ad SR-009 and SR-007 for years.  Totally different sound.  The HE-6 is so full and meaty- with less transparency and detail.

 

Better or worse is a question of taste.  But similar- NO WAY.   The HE-6 sound like a less muddied and quicker LCD-3, with better overall balance-  but still more like a LCD-3 by far than an SR-007 or SR-009.

 

My comments about the similarities between HE6 and SR009 are based on my use of a warm tube amp coupled with Toxic Silver cables for the HE6. The silver cables make it more like the SR009 in terms of tonality, IMHO, with more meat but less "air" / effortlessness of an electrostatic. Both are very enjoyable.

post #13928 of 14787
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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post
 

The HD800's certainly do not 'lack body' or sound 'tinny' if amped properly. I find mine to be very full bodied (only slightly less so than the LCD2's), dynamic and neutral.

 

May I ask what amp you are using?

 

Well compared side by side with the HE-6 or LCDs, the HD800 would have less body.  But no they don't lack body in general..

post #13929 of 14787
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

Well compared side by side with the HE-6 or LCDs, the HD800 would have less body.  But no they don't lack body in general..

+1. For example, to me the HD 800 from the BH Crack or the ZD sounds jut fine but a tad thinner than the Audez'e out of the Mojo.

post #13930 of 14787

I've had the Twau Reference cable 8-core for my HE-6 a few weeks now. Sounds fantastic. Black Dragon V2's treble was making me wince all the time. No such problem now. Bass and mids come out much more nicely too! Absolutely zero fatigue. Mr. Craig even used upgraded hifiman and xlr connectors but kept to his original estimate. I forget how much I paid when I'm jamming out.

post #13931 of 14787

Hey guys,


Bought a pair of Audeze vegan pads but having some trouble finding tutorials how to install it on this massive thread. Anybody care to assist? Thx.

post #13932 of 14787
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Originally Posted by lojay View Post
 

Hey guys,


Bought a pair of Audeze vegan pads but having some trouble finding tutorials how to install it on this massive thread. Anybody care to assist? Thx.

Here you go:

 

http://www.audeze.com/padschange

post #13933 of 14787

Does the same apply to HE6s?

post #13934 of 14787
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Originally Posted by lojay View Post

Does the same apply to HE6s?
I took the rings out of the suede he pads and fitted them in the audeze pads. Took some fiddling but they did fit on the he-6. For the record I did not like the result too much and do not use them, but was able to get them on the he6. Some use two-sided tape I think but maybe want to wait to see if you like them first
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Fill me in. What did you not like about them? I've held off to save for ICs and hard wire (silver) but the pads were going to be my last move. I do like my standard Denon pads but many have recommended the Audeze pads.
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