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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

You won't hear the 16~ test tone but you feel it. The sub is jumping out of the cabinet. 

 

Interesting that there are sub/high sonic energies that shape our sensory memory when experiencing live events that, when produced to media, loses it's "live" feel.

 

Longitudinal sound waves, gotta love 'em L3000.gif


Edited by grokit - 3/8/11 at 7:49pm
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I always described the LCD2 and HD800 as the only cans I can heard that can produce "airy" bass.  IMO frequencies below about 30hz manifests as "air" in headphones, even though its not as physical impacting as good speakers.

 

I have a 12 inch sub with a 30 hz boost knob, but I'm still not convinced that it can go below it.  Don't really need to hear good speakers to understand low bass...just pay careful attention to the sound next time an 18 wheeler pulls up alongside you.  These frequencies are everywhere all the time in busy city traffic.  IMO even a bass drum have lots of subsonic "undertones".


Edited by SP Wild - 3/8/11 at 6:11pm
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Haven't been keeping consistent track of this thread, but can anyone speak for actual results of the HE-6 on a B22? Seems like most HE-6 owners are using integrated amps but there's no way I'm getting an integrated for my headphone system. Well ok a correction: I would maybe buy an integrated but the only type that I'd combine with my headphone system would be a >70W solid-state type designed to run large monitors or small floorstanding speakers (so I can set up speakers around my headphone system).

 

Sorta semi-contemplating an HE-6 purchase out of curiosity but am hesitant to do it, as I haven't seen much written about it with the B22, which would be the only amp I'd use with it.

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I'm not sure about the B22, but they work nicely with my Rudistor rp010b.

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Haven't been keeping consistent track of this thread, but can anyone speak for actual results of the HE-6 on a B22? Seems like most HE-6 owners are using integrated amps but there's no way I'm getting an integrated for my headphone system. Well ok a correction: I would maybe buy an integrated but the only type that I'd combine with my headphone system would be a >70W solid-state type designed to run large monitors or small floorstanding speakers (so I can set up speakers around my headphone system).

 

Sorta semi-contemplating an HE-6 purchase out of curiosity but am hesitant to do it, as I haven't seen much written about it with the B22, which would be the only amp I'd use with it.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/493214/hifiman-he-6-planar-headphone/915#post_7057528
 

There are a few words on drivability by the β22 in the fourth paragraph.

 


Edited by JIGF - 3/8/11 at 6:40pm
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Right - from a subwoofer, or speaker that can reproduce it, you feel it. 

 


LoL...then my wife comes running into the family room with orders to TURN IT DOWN! tongue.gif

 

EDIT: Thus my need for good quality headphones...it was all her/my kids fault that my speaker rig sits collecting dust.

 


Edited by MacedonianHero - 3/8/11 at 7:19pm
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Can't this whole debate be solved with a SPL meter?

 

Or do they only go down to 35 Hz?

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SPL Meters cannot distinguish between a fundamental and the rattling of a headphone housing, or the doubling of frequency...
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

I'm not sure about the B22, but they work nicely with my Rudistor rp010b.


I also have the RP010B and while it drives the HE-6 ok my WA5-LE drives them quite better and the Aleph 3 takes them to even a higher level.

 

 

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From my memory the RP010B is not quite enough to feed the HE6's hunger. Try WA5 or LEBEN, they are IMO much better choices for HE6.

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Quote:Originally Posted by Asr 

"Haven't been keeping consistent track of this thread, but can anyone speak for actual results of the HE-6 on a B22? Seems like most HE-6 owners are using integrated amps but there's no way I'm getting an integrated for my headphone system. Well ok a correction: I would maybe buy an integrated but the only type that I'd combine with my headphone system would be a >70W solid-state type designed to run large monitors or small floorstanding speakers (so I can set up speakers around my headphone system).
Sorta semi-contemplating an HE-6 purchase out of curiosity but am hesitant to do it, as I haven't seen much written about it with the B22, which would be the only amp I'd use with it."


My three channel B22 at 5x gain together with my Cary DAC did not drive the HE6. When I plugged the HE6 in I had the volume cranked all the way up and it was clipping. That said, if the amp is configured to say 10x gain and/or with another source with more voltage output it would most likely drive the HE6 properly. The amp is rated for 18 watts @ 8Ohms. You can do the math from there based on the HE6's requirements.

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

SPL Meters cannot distinguish between a fundamental and the rattling of a headphone housing, or the doubling of frequency...


But we can capture the music at the electronic source.

 

20hzmusic.jpg

 

Any old spectrum analyser will suffice.

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Well ok a correction: I would maybe buy an integrated but the only type that I'd combine with my headphone system would be a >70W solid-state type designed to run large monitors or small floorstanding speakers (so I can set up speakers around my headphone system).

 

 

 

Try listen this somewhere http://www.audia.it/products.php?codpro=8
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Edited by knopi - 3/8/11 at 11:30pm
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post

Haven't been keeping consistent track of this thread, but can anyone speak for actual results of the HE-6 on a B22? Seems like most HE-6 owners are using integrated amps but there's no way I'm getting an integrated for my headphone system. Well ok a correction: I would maybe buy an integrated but the only type that I'd combine with my headphone system would be a >70W solid-state type designed to run large monitors or small floorstanding speakers (so I can set up speakers around my headphone system).

 

Sorta semi-contemplating an HE-6 purchase out of curiosity but am hesitant to do it, as I haven't seen much written about it with the B22, which would be the only amp I'd use with it.


You are welcome to borrow my HE-6 for a week over spring break.  We fly out of Denver and I could meet you somewhere to hand them over.

 

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But we can capture the music at the electronic source.

 

 

 

Any old spectrum analyser will suffice.



Any old spectrum analyser AND calibrated measurement mic will do.  Got that lying around? tongue_smile.gif

 

Seriously, though, I'm thinking of buying a calibrated mic, spectrum analyser software, and getting set up to make some quality measurements.  Just need a little time...

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