Head-Fi.org › Forums › Summit-Fi (High-End Audio) › High-end Audio Forum › HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone - Page 207

post #3091 of 13023

To be fair, my HE-6 is cosmetically perfect, and error-free so far. The only issue I have experienced is static electricity that has occasionally come through the earcup, it's quite shocking to the ear actually. I have experienced this on other headphones before, but never anywhere near the frequency of the HE-6.

post #3092 of 13023

wow..... this is kinda disheartening to hear about these, especially especially at that price...


 

post #3093 of 13023

^^ wait till you hear my story.!!

if id my situation does not get better in few days , i will go public :( 

 

 

 

post #3094 of 13023


Quote:

Originally Posted by grokit View Post

To be fair, my HE-6 is cosmetically perfect, and error-free so far. The only issue I have experienced is static electricity that has occasionally come through the earcup, it's quite shocking to the ear actually. I have experienced this on other headphones before, but never anywhere near the frequency of the HE-6.

grokit,   I'm not trying to start any arguments but why are you defending this relatively high dollar headphone manufacturer for just plain poor workman ship/ quality control issues??? In the post before you say something to the effect of "It's just growing pains"  Hey I think the members of Head-Fi who are thinking of spending their hard earned bucks on these cans that have been so "highly praised" should know some of their pit falls also, don't you????? Like I said, I'd be pissed off if I had a pr of these and had to pay to send them back to be fixed, for many of the same issues that they've seen before and are "Quick Fixing" the same design problems......just wondering......

 

 

post #3095 of 13023
Quote:
Originally Posted by 9pintube View Post


Quote:

grokit,   I'm not trying to start any arguments but why are you defending this relatively high dollar headphone manufacturer for just plain poor workman ship/ quality control issues??? In the post before you say something to the effect of "It's just growing pains"  Hey I think the members of Head-Fi who are thinking of spending their hard earned bucks on these cans that have been so "highly praised" should know some of their pit falls also, don't you????? Like I said, I'd be pissed off if I had a pr of these and had to pay to send them back to be fixed, for many of the same issues that they've seen before and are "Quick Fixing" the same design problems......just wondering......

 

 



I think his statement was that his pair weren't cosmetically damaged. I'm reading a lot of damage stories, so a few 'non damaged' are also encouraging so see. I think his earlier statement was intended to aim along the lines of hifiman working out the "kinks" of packaging.

post #3096 of 13023
These can are worth the Possible hassles but I agree that a world class product needs world class service and delivery too.
post #3097 of 13023

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by 9pintube View Post

Quote:

grokit,   I'm not trying to start any arguments but why are you defending this relatively high dollar headphone manufacturer for just plain poor workman ship/ quality control issues??? In the post before you say something to the effect of "It's just growing pains"  Hey I think the members of Head-Fi who are thinking of spending their hard earned bucks on these cans that have been so "highly praised" should know some of their pit falls also, don't you????? Like I said, I'd be pissed off if I had a pr of these and had to pay to send them back to be fixed, for many of the same issues that they've seen before and are "Quick Fixing" the same design problems......just wondering......

 

All I said was that while they're not perfect, they seem to be trying. I did say that I went through two bad HE-5s before I got a good one, and that the process of getting that good one left a bit to be desired. I also said that I paid to send them back three times, one of those times totally unnecessarily. Then I said that my HE-6 seems okay but is not without issue either, as in little lightning bolts flying into my right ear. How is that defending a company?

 

I suppose for a while I felt that they owed me $100 for the return shipping of the HE-5 three times, but then they gave me the additional $100 rebate when I got the HE-6 along with the $200 introductory discount so I do feel that the account has been balanced for the most part.

 

That's the first time I've been criticized for not being critical enough though tongue.gif


Edited by grokit - 3/6/11 at 3:27am
post #3098 of 13023


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by grokit View Post

All I said was that while they're not perfect, they seem to be trying. I did say that I went through two bad HE-5s before I got a good one, and that the process of getting that good one left a bit to be desired. I also said that I paid to send them back three times, one of those times totally unnecessarily. Then I said that my HE-6 seems okay but is not without issue either, as in little lightning bolts flying into my right ear. How is that defending a company?

 

I suppose for a while I felt that they owed me $100 for the return shipping of the HE-5 three times, but then they gave me the additional $100 rebate when I got the HE-6 along with the $200 introductory discount so I do feel that the account has been balanced for the most part.

 

That's the first time I've been criticized for not being critical enough though tongue.gif

 

The introductory discount and $100 rebate seem quite lackluster when they're selling them for $899 anyway.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

He had them at the san francisco meet for 899.99 so I would assume they may sell for that at the NY meet. They are worth the asking price IMO they are my Go to Can and I sold every other can and will have a new D7000 tomorrow for my closed can. If you have the proper amp and source the HE6 is so good and I found them getting almost all my head time.

post #3099 of 13023

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by somestranger26 View Post

 

The introductory discount and $100 rebate seem quite lackluster when they're selling them for $899 anyway.

 

It would cost me much more than $899 just to attend a headphone meet from where I live ph34r.gif

post #3100 of 13023

While my tube amps have been warming up in the morning I have been using the HE6 on my marantz SA8004 and I am, shocked the Marantz can drive them. I would say they play at about 85-90DB with no clipping or distortion and sound good. I listened for 45 minutes this morning and I am amazed at the results. So I anm happy that not only is the Marantz and outstanding redbook and SACD player but it has a great headphone amp. Kudos to marantz for thinking outside the box and producing a great product.

post #3101 of 13023


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baird GoW View Post

I also had to send mine back because the head band adjusters would not stay where I adjusted them to. Then they sent me a new pair with the exact same issue. Miraculously after a few days and many arguments with them about how they should have to pay for shipping since I already paid $25 to send them back and they didn't fix my issue, they somehow fixed themselves (mostly, I mean they don't move on their own anymore but they are ultra easy to adjust).


I consider this a design quirk, not a defect, IMO, in that ALL of the HE-6 do this.  At first the adjusters return to their smallest position, but after time, they stay where they are set.  It is not possible to return them and get a different pair that fixes this problem because they ALL have this problem, based on what has been posted here.

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by grokit View Post

To be fair, my HE-6 is cosmetically perfect, and error-free so far. The only issue I have experienced is static electricity that has occasionally come through the earcup, it's quite shocking to the ear actually. I have experienced this on other headphones before, but never anywhere near the frequency of the HE-6.


Yeah that static issue bugs me too, but I have had it with other cans.  I'm not sure why the HE-6 seem to be more prone to this than other headphones.  It's an annoyance, but not sure how Hifiman could have avoided it.

 

post #3102 of 13023

I'm using a small  Neco Mosfet desktop amp to burn-in my new Oppo BDP-95. This amp has a rating of 11.84 peak voltage, 215mA, 2.55 watts into 55 Ohms. With gain 2 set at 10.5, it can drive the 50 Ohm HE-6 pretty well, no distortion at all. I set its vol at max and use the 95's vol control setting between 40 to 55, depending on how loud I want to listen. This is a nice and not too expensive amp.

post #3103 of 13023
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

I'm using a small  Neco Mosfet desktop amp to burn-in my new Oppo BDP-95. This amp has a rating of 11.84 peak voltage, 215mA, 2.55 watts into 55 Ohms. With gain 2 set at 10.5, it can drive the 50 Ohm HE-6 pretty well, no distortion at all. I set its vol at max and use the 95's vol control setting between 40 to 55, depending on how loud I want to listen. This is a nice and not too expensive amp.



Have you looked into what happens when you drop the volume on the 95 below 85%.

 

post #3104 of 13023
Quote:
Originally Posted by sillysally View Post





Have you looked into what happens when you drop the volume on the 95 below 85%.

 


 

I only set it between 40 to 55. I tried 90 and 95, the sound becomes tilted to the highs, which I don't like. At 40 to 55 the sound is very natural and well balanced.


Edited by wuwhere - 3/6/11 at 8:15am
post #3105 of 13023
I just got my Oppo BD-95. I saw the volume control function, but if it is a digital volume control, meaning the volume is reduced in the digital domain, anything below 100% will be reducing resolution.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: High-end Audio Forum
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Summit-Fi (High-End Audio) › High-end Audio Forum › HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone