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Actually, that isn't true...as is evidenced by my typing below your quote biggrin.gif


It only happens some of the time, just as Interstate 90 backing up by O'Hare. This is what drives me nuts.


Yeah, I have seen that.  You can "fix" the issue by going in and out of "Source" mode.  But it's a pain, you;re right.

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Sometimes, 

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Actually, that isn't true...as is evidenced by my typing below your quote biggrin.gif


It only happens some of the time, just as Interstate 90 backing up by O'Hare. This is what drives me nuts.

traffic backs up here on the island. It can be hell, 5 or 6 cars all in a line. It is crazy. You can be backed up for a minute or so. It is really getting disgusting. 
 

post #2493 of 13016
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Got my HE-6 today smily_headphones1.gif

 


As I have written this post, I have listened to a few more songs and the general impression I get is one of great clarity coupled with deep, satisfying bass.  So far, no regrets!  Based on memory (which is a *very* tricky thing to rely on in audio), I would say that they take the HE-5's sparkling highs and combine them with the HE-6's non-fatiguing nature and deeper bass.  Do keep in mind that I sold my HE-5 months ago and I have only listened to the HE-6 for a couple hours.

 

I'll let you know if I get another audiophilic epiphany ;)  1:35AM, time to go to bed...


Congrats on your purchase.

Having owned both the HE-5 and HE-6, I'm confident in saying the HE-5 had more tipped up highs, particularly in a narrow range of the treble that would manifest itself on certain tracks. The HE-6 has no peaks or valleys that I could hear and it was one of the things I most enjoyed about the headphones. The HE-6 sounds more full and substantial too, putting more meat on the bones whereas the HE-5 wouldn't hold the sustain long enough, producing a less satisfying "empty" sort of sound. Plus, the HE-6 sounds better technically, in terms of detail, speed, clarity (somewhat), and especially bass.

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Sometimes, 

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Actually, that isn't true...as is evidenced by my typing below your quote biggrin.gif


It only happens some of the time, just as Interstate 90 backing up by O'Hare. This is what drives me nuts.

traffic backs up here on the island. It can be hell, 5 or 6 cars all in a line. It is crazy. You can be backed up for a minute or so. It is really getting disgusting. 
 

Oh you funny funny man. Twice in the last twelve hours I've had to clear the driveway of snow.
 

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This arrived this morning  cool.gif

 

HE6 XLR cable.jpg



How much did you pay for this hawkhead? I have ordered from Sean before but would like to know if its to expensive I will make my own.

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

 

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Another weird thing that happens when you quote somebody, is that it won't let you type under the quote, only on top. I have no idea why...the Mods have brought it up to Huddler, but alas, to no avail.

 

 


Actually, that isn't true...as is eLOOK IM TYPING INSIDE YUOR QUOTE!videnced by my typing below your quote biggrin.gif


^I think I wield the most powerful of  quote powers cool.gif

post #2497 of 13016

For 0.5m

 

£27.99 in my standard grey shielded OFC cable, or I can use some silver-plated 18AWG wire (using two runs of the silver wire side-by-side for each banana plug output to give an area equivalent to the copper wire) that I have got in stock for £39.99
 

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This arrived this morning  cool.gif

 

HE6 XLR cable.jpg



How much did you pay for this hawkhead? I have ordered from Sean before but would like to know if its to expensive I will make my own.

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The dilemma of the 2 orthos.
I recently had the opportunity to listen to the lcd-2 at a meet. It wasn't the best environment to listen critically but I thought it sounded quite dark.
Not that that's a bad thing as I can see that being advantageous for less fatigue over longer listening sessions.

I do prefer lower volume listening though and the he-6 sounds like just the ticket.

However with all this talk of speaker amps.
I am a little bit worried that my balanced beta22 will not cut the mustard should I decide to get the he-6.

Anyone tried these phones with a balanced b22 yet?



No, but I have tried my HE-6 with a 3-board beta 22, gain of 5.  The 3-board is powerful with my other headphones, but in my opinion it falls short with the HE-6.  I plan to hook the HE-6 directly to my speaker amp as soon as I get the right cable.



HiFlight helped me secure a good cable to connect my HE-6 to the speaker out from my Marantz amp.  I am finally impressed, extremely impressed, with the HE-6.  The beta22 created enough volume to drive the HE-6, but the sound was thin.  It sounded like I was holding the speakers several inches away from my ears.  An earlier poster described this a sufficient voltage but not enough current.  I cannot say if that is the reason the HE-6 sounded thin with the b22, but it sounds like a good explanation to me.  I still plan some A/B testing against my other headphones, but so far the HE-6 driven by the Marantz sounds like it may be the best headphone I have ever heard.  Of course, to get closer to perfect it could use more ear clearance and less weight.

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I've commented in a previous post that the HE-6 has laid waste to the ZD, Beta, SP Extreme and many other highly regarded dynamic amps. They do need a quality low wattage speaker amp.

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I sent back "HE-6 with the right side not working"  for replacement.
This is evidence of defective.

 

I'm angry that Mr.Fang didn't answer to my questions, and regret what I purchased from Headi-Direct.mad.gif

 

Left side

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Right side
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I received my HE-6 yesterday.

But It is no working right side(left side is ok).

 

Oh my god....

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Hi, HiFlight, Skylab

 

I tried swapping cable plug left to right, but right not working, and connecting right cable to left jack on the HE-6 is ok.

It is certainly phone problem. 

It seems short-circuit inside of HE-6 because it was 0 ohm, I measure the resistance of headphones.

 

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Scary. I hope the short didn't damage your headphone amp.

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HiFlight helped me secure a good cable to connect my HE-6 to the speaker out from my Marantz amp.  I am finally impressed, extremely impressed, with the HE-6.  The beta22 created enough volume to drive the HE-6, but the sound was thin.  It sounded like I was holding the speakers several inches away from my ears.  An earlier poster described this a sufficient voltage but not enough current.  I cannot say if that is the reason the HE-6 sounded thin with the b22, but it sounds like a good explanation to me.  I still plan some A/B testing against my other headphones, but so far the HE-6 driven by the Marantz sounds like it may be the best headphone I have ever heard.  Of course, to get closer to perfect it could use more ear clearance and less weight.

 

Hey Steve. I find that very hard to believe. It's not a reasonable explanation considering the output of the Beta22, which effortlessly drives cans like the K-1000s. We should ask AMB to provide some hard numbers here, because I'm positive that the Beta has more than enough juice for any headphone in existence. Heck, it drives efficient bookshelf speakers pretty well, and now people are claiming that the Beta is not powerful enough for the HE-6? The deficiencies you've found then, are most likely because of some other component in the chain or from the headphones themselves (IMO).
 

post #2503 of 13016

i am thinking in buying a 30 watts per channel in 8 ohms Class A amplifier to have another option to drive my HE-6

Do you guys think that will be enough? I think 30 watts in 8 ohms is around 5 watts in 50 ohms.

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Originally Posted by Hottuna_ View Post

The dilemma of the 2 orthos.
I recently had the opportunity to listen to the lcd-2 at a meet. It wasn't the best environment to listen critically but I thought it sounded quite dark.
Not that that's a bad thing as I can see that being advantageous for less fatigue over longer listening sessions.

I do prefer lower volume listening though and the he-6 sounds like just the ticket.

However with all this talk of speaker amps.
I am a little bit worried that my balanced beta22 will not cut the mustard should I decide to get the he-6.

Anyone tried these phones with a balanced b22 yet?



No, but I have tried my HE-6 with a 3-board beta 22, gain of 5.  The 3-board is powerful with my other headphones, but in my opinion it falls short with the HE-6.  I plan to hook the HE-6 directly to my speaker amp as soon as I get the right cable.



HiFlight helped me secure a good cable to connect my HE-6 to the speaker out from my Marantz amp.  I am finally impressed, extremely impressed, with the HE-6.  The beta22 created enough volume to drive the HE-6, but the sound was thin.  It sounded like I was holding the speakers several inches away from my ears.  An earlier poster described this a sufficient voltage but not enough current.  I cannot say if that is the reason the HE-6 sounded thin with the b22, but it sounds like a good explanation to me.  I still plan some A/B testing against my other headphones, but so far the HE-6 driven by the Marantz sounds like it may be the best headphone I have ever heard.  Of course, to get closer to perfect it could use more ear clearance and less weight.



I though the B22 had no current limiting and could do 18 watts...

 

Glad they were indeed brought to life as you were surely hoping with the speaker outs.

 

 

 

 

I have a 100 watt amp... if my phoenix is not enough could I hook them directly up to my amp?

post #2505 of 13016
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Originally Posted by takoyaki View Post

I sent back "HE-6 with the right side not working"  for replacement.
This is evidence of defective.

 

I'm angry that Mr.Fang didn't answer to my questions, and regret what I purchased from Headi-Direct.mad.gif

 

Dr. Fang is taking a well deserved vacation with his wife in the land where the water is turquoise and the trees have coconuts on them, after finishing the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and previous to that, working 18 hours a day, finishing his thesis for his doctorate, and running back and forth to China, finishing 5 new hi-end products. If he didn't answer you, there's a damn good reason for it. If you have a defective product, they will send you another one.
 

 

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Originally Posted by musicman59 View Post

i am thinking in buying a 30 watts per channel in 8 ohms Class A amplifier to have another option to drive my HE-6

Do you guys think that will be enough? I think 30 watts in 8 ohms is around 5 watts in 50 ohms.

 

Today I received my Red Wine Audio Signature 30.2 integrated battery powered home speaker amp, and it drives the HE-6's effortlessly at 10:00.

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