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post #14146 of 19662

here's a comparison between HE 6 & HE 560 by Srajan Ebaen of 6moons & he prefers the HE 560. But he doesn't mention what amp he is using to drive the HE 6, hence that renders the comparison useless IMO.

 

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/hifiman/4.html

 

Edit : he has mentioned a list of amps used for the review.

 

Headphone amps: Bakoon AMP-12R and HPA-01, Eximus DP1, Burson Soloist, Stello HP100MkII, Questyle CMA800R, Aura Note Premier V2 and Vita

 

As far as I am aware none of them are capable of driving HE 6 to its potential. Please correct me if I am wrong.


Edited by punit - 7/19/14 at 8:03am
post #14147 of 19662
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As far as I am aware none of them are capable of driving HE 6 to its potential. Please correct me if I am wrong.

you are correct IMO

post #14148 of 19662
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

here's a comparison between HE 6 & HE 560 by Srajan Ebaen of 6moons & he prefers the HE 560. But he doesn't mention what amp he is using to drive the HE 6, hence that renders the comparison useless IMO.

 

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/hifiman/4.html

 

Edit : he has mentioned a list of amps used for the review.

 

Headphone amps: Bakoon AMP-12R and HPA-01, Eximus DP1, Burson Soloist, Stello HP100MkII, Questyle CMA800R, Aura Note Premier V2 and Vita

 

As far as I am aware none of them are capable of driving HE 6 to its potential. Please correct me if I am wrong.

 

Ya, all these amps are weak i think

post #14149 of 19662

I would not read to much into Srajan's review. It's known that he is not a big fan of the HE6's and finds faults with it that many people don't, including myself.

 

Given the amps that he is known to have used to drive the HE6's his opinion should be viewed with extreme caution, which makes his comparison to the HE560 pretty irrelevant.


Edited by nigeljames - 7/19/14 at 8:45am
post #14150 of 19662
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I would not read to much into Srajan's review. It's known that he is not a big fan of the HE6's and finds faults with it that many people don't, including myself.

 

Given the amps that he is known to have used to drive the HE6's his opinion should be viewed with extreme caution.

 

Yape agree, there are so many dishonest reviews, one of them I can think of is from hifiguy528. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gqVD1Nr0Ss)

 

You have to realize that these people borrow headphones to do reviews and guess what ? they always ended up giving the positive feedback.

 

Not saying Srajan doesn't own these but you have to be extremely careful making a purchase decision based on the reviews that are done on a loan device. That's just my opinion.

post #14151 of 19662
Have the Soloist. Will run it tomorrow with the 6.
post #14152 of 19662
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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post
 

I would not read to much into Srajan's review. It's known that he is not a big fan of the HE6's and finds faults with it that many people don't, including myself.

 

Given the amps that he is known to have used to drive the HE6's his opinion should be viewed with extreme caution, which makes his comparison to the HE560 pretty irrelevant.

+1 on the above.  If you struggle through his verbose reviews you'll notice that he has a very particular sound signature he tends to like and the HE-6 never did it for him.  Fair enough but owning a 6 and some other gear which he's written about I do think there's a bit of an irrational (beyond strictly personal taste) bias here.  And like with most commercial publications, the 6moons reviews come with serious financial health warnings anyway, imo at least.

 

I tried the HE-6 with the soloist and conductor.  Good gear if you like a forward presentation but for me not such a great combo with the HE-6.

post #14153 of 19662
And the thing is he has some great speaker amps to try them on. But then so do many here and they just won't give it a shot.
post #14154 of 19662
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And the thing is he has some great speaker amps to try them on. But then so do many here and they just won't give it a shot.
Yeah, this completely confounds me. Why do some people spend serious time and money striving for higher fidelity and then refuse to try something which may offer higher fidelity just because they assume it won't? Particularly in this case where the cost associated with getting an adapter or cable to connect the HE-6 to a speaker amp is relatively minimal.
post #14155 of 19662
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Yeah, this completely confounds me. Why do some people spend serious time and money striving for higher fidelity and then refuse to try something which may offer higher fidelity just because they assume it won't? Particularly in this case where the cost associated with getting an adapter or cable to connect the HE-6 to a speaker amp is relatively minimal.

Maybe he belongs to a school that believes that HPs should only be driven with headphone amps. I am just guessing; I have a friend who was confounded when I said I was trying the HE 6 through my receiver. He said " why don't you just buy a good set of floor speakers?"
post #14156 of 19662

After reading the last few posts I can't wait to reunite with my HE-6 rig. But, I am expected elsewhere for the night. Ahhh but Sunday night I'm gonna hit RESET! :veryevil:

post #14157 of 19662

Trying out the focuspads for the first time. To my ear I'm giving the edge to the preproduction version. Sounds much better than the velour to my ears and I don't like the 4k hump on the production pads (but that's just first impression). Sounds really nicely flat and open!

post #14158 of 19662
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Trying out the focuspads for the first time. To my ear I'm giving the edge to the preproduction version. Sounds much better than the velour to my ears and I don't like the 4k hump on the production pads (but that's just first impression). Sounds really nicely flat and open!


Have you done felt and grill mod?

post #14159 of 19662
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Have you done felt and grill mod?

I've done the felt mod and I have removed the cotton but haven't found a suitable replacement mesh yet.

 

EDIT: I should state I'm also using a WyWires Red wire, not the stock, so the sound is a bit different, I'll also try with the stock later.


Edited by purplegoat - 7/20/14 at 3:18am
post #14160 of 19662
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Originally Posted by purplegoat View Post
 

Trying out the focuspads for the first time. To my ear I'm giving the edge to the preproduction version. Sounds much better than the velour to my ears and I don't like the 4k hump on the production pads (but that's just first impression). Sounds really nicely flat and open!

 

On what types of music are you getting this so called "4k" hump?  I haven't noticed it. But it has always been about comfort for me.

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