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How many hours do you guys recommend on a new pair of HE-6?

0 - they are orthos... which are dynamic headphones... which do not change with burn in (at least in an audible manner).



Wow. I didn't know headphone burn-in was still a controversial topic. All of head-direct's orthodynamics benefit from ~100 hours of burn-in. Dynamic headphones burn in too, you've got to be kidding, implying that Pro 900 don't change with burnin.


 

It is not a controversial topic. There is lots of documentation disproving the myth. So you are correct that there is a general consensus on what actual goes on, and data to back it up... Don't know why people are still asking about how many hours they need to put on their headphones either... totally baffles me. Like we are in the Dark Ages or something.

 

There are indeed changes, but they are personal and happen in your brain.

 

People should just enjoy their headphones instead of worrying about that which does not exist... but it would seem that is too simple and people must complicate matters.

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Well they just went up to 1199.99!

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I would think the price will change overnight tonight, Fang may just be enjoying a nice long MLK weekend and decided not to end the promo until after the holiday.

 

edit: left a tab open and should have refreshed before posting, he probably changed it at midnight EST.

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It seems Fang is a man of his words.

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What if they won't raise the price at all?







How are you finding yours vs the LCD-2 without getting into cable swaps and amps, sources etc... just purely the headphone and its set up vs the other headphone and its set up.







This is a very tricky question, reallytongue_smile.gif



 



I think my LCD2 and HE6 both driven quite thoroughly with my currently setups, and they're pretty much equally great, with different flavours. I do use LCD2 more with Jazz and chamber music and HE6 more with symphony, depends on different tracks. And balanced T1 shares my head time equally with those two, and I use T1 for all kinds of music. I seldomly use ED8 at home but it is the greatest on the go companion.  

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The listing for the HE6 at USD1199 still refers to free international express shipping. The combo with the EF5 also went up by $200 to $1499.

Rather than just spending a grand, I feel like I have saved $200. Much better. Now it doesn't hurt so much. :-).
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The few who recently bought them used of the forum should really feel good. Compared to the prices other flagship headphones go for, they are still a good value at 1199.99. Well... that's easy for me to say since I've saved a couple of hundred, but that's still the case.

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Just ordered a set today, Jan 17th, paid via PayPal at the initial pricing and just got an e-mail shipping confirmation asking for my phone number. 

 

While I agree that to keep the price the same as the LCD-2 would seem to make sense I don't see this happening as per Fang's announcement: "HE-6P sound better than HE-5LE and will be priced between HE-6 and HE-5LE." 

 

Carpe Diem! 



 Same thing happened to me. I ordered them just before midnight on Saturday and I received an email yesterday morning asking for my phone number. I reply the email immediately but I have not recevied any shipping confirmation yet.

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I purchased mine late on Thursday night(13/1) and have still not had an email or any advice other than the Paypal receipt.  I even sent Ms T an email a few days back and have not heard from her either.  Kind of takes the fun out of the purchase when you start feeling like yours may be one of the few sales that goes wrong.

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Why do you automatically think that something has gone heinously wrong. It's been a couple of days. Give it a little time. Everyone seems to be enjoying the "jump down their throat" before they even have a chance to send you your headphones.

 

I am seeing this more and more with our MOT's and it is frustrating me. I am noticing that this is a pattern of younger purchasers. We did not have this problem 4 years ago when we had a tenured member population.What's going on? It's very difficult to mod a group of a younger demographic population. Wait and i will come. Purchasing and and maturity go hand in hand.

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Why do you automatically think that something has gone heinously wrong. It's been a couple of days. Give it a little time. Everyone seems to be enjoying the "jump down their throat" before they even have a chance to send you your headphones.

 

I am seeing this more and more with our MOT's and it is frustrating me. I am noticing that this is a pattern of younger purchasers. We did not have this problem 4 years ago when we had a tenured member population.What's going on? It's very difficult to mod a group of a younger demographic population. Wait and i will come. Purchasing and and maturity go hand in hand.



I totally disagree with you. Age does not matter (I am 51 years old). If I am buying something on-line and sending immediate payment that merchant already has my money (it is not like when you order and your card is not charged until the item is shipped) so common commercial courtesy from the merchant should be to acknowledge the purchase and provide estimated shipping or delivery date. I understand it could take 24 to 48 hours to process the information and send you the acknowledgment but more than that I think it is a point in the customer service area that should be improved.

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There does appear to be a nerve struck but as to whos' nerve is not really clear given the passive versus anxious tones of the two above posts.  I just spoke to Ms T and she is extremely helpful and I dont have any doubts whatsover that Head-Direct will do whatever is needed to have a happy customer at the end of the day.  If I did, then I wouldnt have put my money at risk. As for your comment about younger generation not being patient, I do tend to agree, but the access to greater market knowledge and knowing what is and isnt normal sales processing does give more opportunity to react.

 

I am 40 years old but as excited as a teenager about listening to one of the best cans available.  Classify me as you like.

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Why do you automatically think that something has gone heinously wrong. It's been a couple of days. Give it a little time. Everyone seems to be enjoying the "jump down their throat" before they even have a chance to send you your headphones.

 

I am seeing this more and more with our MOT's and it is frustrating me. I am noticing that this is a pattern of younger purchasers. We did not have this problem 4 years ago when we had a tenured member population.What's going on? It's very difficult to mod a group of a younger demographic population. Wait and i will come. Purchasing and and maturity go hand in hand.



I totally disagree with you. Age does not matter (I am 51 years old). If I am buying something on-line and sending immediate payment that merchant already has my money (it is not like when you order and your card is not charged until the item is shipped) so common commercial courtesy from the merchant should be to acknowledge the purchase and provide estimated shipping or delivery date. I understand it could take 24 to 48 hours to process the information and send you the acknowledgment but more than that I think it is a point in the customer service area that should be improved.


Good form Musicman.

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There does appear to be a nerve struck but as to whos' nerve is not really clear given the passive versus anxious tones of the two above posts.  I just spoke to Ms T and she is extremely helpful and I dont have any doubts whatsover that Head-Direct will do whatever is needed to have a happy customer at the end of the day.  If I did, then I wouldnt have put my money at risk. As for your comment about younger generation not being patient, I do tend to agree, but the access to greater market knowledge and knowing what is and isnt normal sales processing does give more opportunity to react.

 

I am 40 years old but as excited as a teenager about listening to one of the best cans available.  Classify me as you like.



What number did you call? I called the customer service number in the website this morning but got a recording and left a message. So far I have not received a call back. After reading your post I just called again and got the same recording.

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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post

Why do you automatically think that something has gone heinously wrong. It's been a couple of days. Give it a little time. Everyone seems to be enjoying the "jump down their throat" before they even have a chance to send you your headphones.

 

I am seeing this more and more with our MOT's and it is frustrating me. I am noticing that this is a pattern of younger purchasers. We did not have this problem 4 years ago when we had a tenured member population.What's going on? It's very difficult to mod a group of a younger demographic population. Wait and i will come. Purchasing and and maturity go hand in hand.



I totally disagree with you. Age does not matter (I am 51 years old). If I am buying something on-line and sending immediate payment that merchant already has my money (it is not like when you order and your card is not charged until the item is shipped) so common commercial courtesy from the merchant should be to acknowledge the purchase and provide estimated shipping or delivery date. I understand it could take 24 to 48 hours to process the information and send you the acknowledgment but more than that I think it is a point in the customer service area that should be improved.


I agree with you MM in that their communication could be quicker. But, just letting you know, you have nothing to worry about. In my dealings with Head-Direct (HE-5, HE-6, RE2), I've found their customer service to be excellent and they will not do you wrong.

It takes about 3-4 days from the time you order to get the shipping confirmation (weekend included). After that, it's a matter of 1-2 days until it reaches your doorstep.

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