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You are absolutely right that it's the unplanned buys. My Mjolnir and HE6 are definitely unplanned buys..

 

I guess you have a point there or that many people use the HE6 with speakers amp..although mine is connected to a normal headphone jack :(

post #6962 of 14288

Aw, now you guys are gonna make me feel bad.  

 

Practice safe buying guys.  

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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

I think the HE should be nicknamed minimags.

 

The HE6 is the only headphone which doesn't make me want to switch on my Smyth Realiser, which says a lot about the speaker-like presentation of these headphones with sufficient amping.  The K1000 would also probably fall within that category, but the K1000s are uncomfortable for me for extended listening.

 

The Staxes are nice, but the Realiser pushes them to another level.

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

You are absolutely right that it's the unplanned buys. My Mjolnir and HE6 are definitely unplanned buys..

 

I guess you have a point there or that many people use the HE6 with speakers amp..although mine is connected to a normal headphone jack :(

 

Mjolnir is a balanced amp that pushes 5W into 50ohm, is biased heavily class-A, features only XLR outputs, and, in fact, shuts down if you try to bridge the ground leads into a TRS jack as a safety feature, and comes in a rack-mountable chassis.  I hardly think that counts as "a normal headphone jack" blink.gif   It's basically an amp for low-power passive near-field monitors that doubles as a balanced preamp, but is marketed to headphone buyers wink_face.gif

 

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Aw, now you guys are gonna make me feel bad.  

 

Practice safe buying guys.  

 

LOL beerchug.gif  Could either of your favorite cans gone to better homes than Rawr and I? wink.gif  There's this interesting symmetry that we each were missing the opposite can...and you just happened to be selling one of each biggrin.gif

 

Good thing I never bought Rawr's HE-500! wink_face.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Elysian View Post

 

The HE6 is the only headphone which doesn't make me want to switch on my Smyth Realiser, which says a lot about the speaker-like presentation of these headphones with sufficient amping.  The K1000 would also probably fall within that category, but the K1000s are uncomfortable for me for extended listening.

 

The Staxes are nice, but the Realiser pushes them to another level.

 

Is there any really cool audio toy-for-any-price that you don't buy? tongue_smile.gif

 

It's a far cry from the Realizer, but IMO even the HE-6 benefits heavily from the stereo imager on my DEQ.  Now that I'm used to it I'd go crazy without it!  If it weren't for the fact that my HE-6 sounds a lot better than my speakers, I'd be convinced I was listening to my speakers. redface.gif


Edited by IEMCrazy - 10/22/12 at 10:36am
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If I go for a few months without making a gear purchase I feel like I'm making money blink.gif
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If I go for a few months without making a gear purchase I feel like I'm making money blink.gif

 

That really needs to go in the "you know you're an an audiophile when" thread biggrin.gif

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If I go for a few months without making a gear purchase I feel like I'm making money blink.gif

 

hahaha yes! i hadnt bought anything in over two years, now next thing you know i bought a new dac, im buying HE-6s, and ill be buying some form of speaker amp to power them...with all that money i made biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

If I go for a few months without making a gear purchase I feel like I'm making money blink.gif

 

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Originally Posted by IEMCrazy View Post

That really needs to go in the "you know you're an an audiophile when" thread biggrin.gif

 

And that needs to go in somebody's signature line...

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Tonight, it feels as if I walked into a salon for a Tea & Greet and overheard everyone's comments. Reading page 465 was relaxing; enjoyable...

post #6970 of 14288

Well, boxed up my lyr/bifrost, to send back. Ordering my Mjolnir/Gungnir on Friday as I stated before. Been so busy and didn't think this through. Now, can't play my can's until next week when the new stuff arrival. I tried to play them through the headphone plug off my denon receiver and/well don't sound that good. mad.gif, I will have suffer for a few. As they saw good things come to those that wait. And I will be waiting. 

post #6971 of 14288

Tell me about it. My Marantz 2285 requires rehabilitation and the HE6, a headphone that most often gives me a sense of 'I have not heard anything superior to this', sits aloof and alone in the closet mad.gif

 

*Hopefully my incoming T1 can provide temporary medicinal relief. 


Edited by ericfarrell85 - 10/23/12 at 10:14pm
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I take time off from the listening room - or even listening to music, actually - to allow my inner ears to expand; give them a break. I'm looking at your wait equally in a positive light. wink_face.gif

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I take time off from the listening room - or even listening to music, actually - to allow my inner ears to expand; give them a break. I'm looking at your wait equally in a positive light. wink_face.gif

I do that too - forced abstinence makes the heart grow fonder (and the music sound better when I return).
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

I take time off from the listening room - or even listening to music, actually - to allow my inner ears to expand; give them a break. I'm looking at your wait equally in a positive light. wink_face.gif

 

+1, this is absolutely true.  I think both with headphones and speakers its true.  The ears "burn-in" after a while and giving them a rest gives them time to recover, the brain resets.  It's good for the music and also good for the hearing I'd bet!

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On a side note I've always wondered why the HE6 thread is here while the HD800 is in another section of headfi..

The HD800 is more popular with mid-fiers these days.. wink_face.gif or is that the K701..? can't remember..

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