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post #6976 of 14883
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+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!

Agreed, I like to use the muscle/exercise analogy, where rest is just as important as stress.
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Originally Posted by IEMCrazy View Post

+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!

Agreed, I like to use the muscle/exercise analogy, where rest is just as important as stress.

 

For some, at-first-glance the muscle/exercise concept seems counter intuitive. But, working together, stress/rest enjoys a wonderful relationship.

 

And then there's the "3-Bite Rule!" tongue_smile.gif Long ago, Parisian Pastry Chefs wisely figured out that any decadent dessert more than three bites in size, is just extra calories...

 

Okay, back to HiFiMan chat! I'm still on the fence with the HE-6. Having auditioned the cans twice for over a month each go, there's definitely  magic in the middle - it is to be appreciated. Returning to my Denon D7000 each time, the mids suddenly sounded dirty...until I got reacclimated. rolleyes.gif

 

However, I do prefer the bottom of the D7000, the closed-can (well, more than open cans anyway...) aspect of the D7000 and the Denon handled the my diverse music library better across the board. Then there's the fact I'd have to sell 'em to fund the HE-6 purchase. And if I regret this time-money-exercise? mad.gif

 

It would be nice to move on to something different, another experience if you would. Such is the beauty of life. Though, it's quite likely if I sit on the fence too long, I could easily lose my balance and fall. Or receive an unsuspecting push - "grokit, is that you? I didn't hear you walk..." (and with a shove, Silent One is sent hurdling toward the ground).


Edited by Silent One - 10/24/12 at 2:31pm
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And then there's the "3-Bite Rule!" tongue_smile.gif Long ago, Parisian Pastry Chefs wisely figured out that any decadent dessert more than three bites in size, is just extra calories...

 

 

3 bites is all I need to take out a good home made pie of some kind   biggrin.gif

post #6979 of 14883
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And then there's the "3-Bite Rule!" tongue_smile.gif Long ago, Parisian Pastry Chefs wisely figured out that any decadent dessert more than three bites in size, is just extra calories...

 

 

3 bites is all I need to take out a good home made pie of some kind   biggrin.gif

 

Now you've got me craving Sweet Potato Pie! ksc75smile.gif

post #6980 of 14883
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Okay, back to HiFiMan chat! I'm still on the fence with the HE-6. Having auditioned the cans twice for over a month each go, there's definitely  magic in the middle - it is to be appreciated. Returning to my Denon D7000 each time, the mids suddenly sounded dirty...until I got reacclimated. rolleyes.gif

However, I do prefer the bottom of the D7000, the closed-can (well, more than open cans anyway...) aspect of the D7000 and the Denon handled the my diverse music library better across the board. Then there's the fact I'd have to sell 'em to fund the HE-6 purchase. And if I regret this time-money-exercise? mad.gif

It would be nice to move on to something different, another experience if you would. Such is the beauty of life. Though, it's quite likely if I sit on the fence too long, I could easily lose my balance and fall. Or receive an unsuspecting push - "grokit, is that you? I didn't hear you walk..." (and with a shove, Silent One is sent hurdling toward the ground).

To refresh my memory muscle, how were you driving the HE6 when you tried it?
post #6981 of 14883
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

Okay, back to HiFiMan chat! I'm still on the fence with the HE-6. Having auditioned the cans twice for over a month each go, there's definitely  magic in the middle - it is to be appreciated. Returning to my Denon D7000 each time, the mids suddenly sounded dirty...until I got reacclimated. rolleyes.gif

However, I do prefer the bottom of the D7000, the closed-can (well, more than open cans anyway...) aspect of the D7000 and the Denon handled the my diverse music library better across the board. Then there's the fact I'd have to sell 'em to fund the HE-6 purchase. And if I regret this time-money-exercise? mad.gif

It would be nice to move on to something different, another experience if you would. Such is the beauty of life. Though, it's quite likely if I sit on the fence too long, I could easily lose my balance and fall. Or receive an unsuspecting push - "grokit, is that you? I didn't hear you walk..." (and with a shove, Silent One is sent hurdling toward the ground).

To refresh my memory muscle, how were you driving the HE6 when you tried it?

 

1980 Pioneer SX-D7000...lower right.

 

LL

 

Although, if I bought 'em, I'd have them "Hard wired" which would make them more efficient to drive whatever I hooked 'em up to. I'd throw the OTL amp at 'em after that...


Edited by Silent One - 10/24/12 at 4:43pm
post #6982 of 14883

Wow.  That is...really beautiful.  Isolation doo-hickies do well for aesthetics.

 

What's that big black thing on top of the W4S?

post #6983 of 14883

^^^ Looks like a headphone box^^^ 

post #6984 of 14883

Somehow I'm not convinced yet.  =]

 

S.O?

post #6985 of 14883
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1980 Pioneer SX-D7000...lower right.

Although, if I bought 'em, I'd have them "Hard wired" which would make them more efficient to drive whatever I hooked 'em up to. I'd throw the OTL amp at 'em after that...

Out of the speaker taps or is it a full-powered headphone jack?
post #6986 of 14883
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1980 Pioneer SX-D7000...lower right.

Although, if I bought 'em, I'd have them "Hard wired" which would make them more efficient to drive whatever I hooked 'em up to. I'd throw the OTL amp at 'em after that...

Out of the speaker taps or is it a full-powered headphone jack?

 

I trialed the cans both ways, HPO & Speaker taps, playback performance was the same. Can't remember what Pioneer is using resistor wise on the HPO, but this iron has got quantity and quality. This model sounds engaging...love it!

 

The sole regret I have is not trying the Tone controls both times the cans were in my possession. Since I always listen to the Pioneer flat, I forgot. blink.gif

post #6987 of 14883
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

^^^ Looks like a headphone box^^^ 

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Somehow I'm not convinced yet.  =]

 

S.O?

 

It's the original case for my Zeus recabled D7000. When not in-session, I box 'em. While in-session, I use a headphone stand...

post #6988 of 14883

I broke down and splurged, i grabbed the First Watt F1 that was for sale in the for sale section...ill be running it balanced straight out of my Anedio D2, using the D2 for volume control. i cant wait to hear how it sounds powered by that current monster.

post #6989 of 14883

There's another mini meet on it's way.  It'll be great if someone in the Dayton, Cincy area has a Mjolnir they could bring.  Also if the GS-X would be ready as well.  It's gonna be fun..

post #6990 of 14883

I got the D7k pads on my HE6 now. I no longer get that squeaking noise when my glasses rub against the pads. I was originally going to buy the Lawton Audio angled pads but Mark told me about the D7k pads he had for sale at that time at a much cheaper price. The comfort is good and the HE6 still sounds good to me :) Of course now I have a useless pair of leather pads with no ring..

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