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dont forget the 3.2 aka the "post-RMA" LCD-3 biggrin.gif

And the "LCD2r2 edition 2" with new wood, and new connector design. Though arguably this isn't as bad as the others as it's only cosmetic/structural, not a revision due to mass defects.

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The QC issues with Audeze headphones is what lead me to this thread in the first place. As we all know, the HE-6 gets a bad rap from some since many do not have an amp on the rack capable of driving them properly.

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Tyl did the 6s an injustice by first using a headphone amp, then the Lyr for impressions. But at least he did take the suggestions for more power, just not enough.

I did some comparisons last night with the HD-800s. Man, those 800s are a good headphone. Certainly worth their praise. I wish I had an LCD late model as well but I'm not flush with funds to buy so I rely on Darryl for his gracious exposure to these excellent headphones. Thanks again prepro.
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I heard the HE-6 plugged into the Phonitor recently and was most impressed.
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Tyl did the 6s an injustice by first using a headphone amp, then the Lyr for impressions. But at least he did take the suggestions for more power, just not enough.
I did some comparisons last night with the HD-800s. Man, those 800s are a good headphone. Certainly worth their praise. I wish I had an LCD late model as well but I'm not flush with funds to buy so I rely on Darryl for his gracious exposure to these excellent headphones. Thanks again prepro.

So you've never heard the a headphone amp do the HE-6 justice?

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I heard the HE-6 plugged into the Phonitor recently and was most impressed.

 

 

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Edited by preproman - 10/28/12 at 7:31am
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

So you've never heard the a headphone amp do the HE-6 justice?

 

 

Sure..

 

But comparing is a different thing.

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Sure..

 

But comparing is a different thing.

I'm not quite understanding there.

 

He said Tyll did injustice by using a headphone amp, then the Lyr for impressions.

 

From my perspective it's a bit silly. I feel like that's akin to the SR-009 on a Stax amp rather than, say, the BHSE.

 

I guess I'd just want to know what would qualify as suitable for review (in regards to gear). I thought Tyll

was using the HeadRoom balanced gear, I guess I was mistaken.


Edited by paradoxper - 10/28/12 at 9:10am
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Well excuse me for posting preproman. Yes, I've read some of this thread and I'm sorry to disappoint you, but it didn't prevent me from being impressed with the HE-6 being driven by the lowly Phonitor.
Edited by unspool - 10/28/12 at 7:28am
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No I think he did use a Lyr at one time.  I think it was the HE-6 compared to the HE-500 - I'm not sure.  Someone may have to dig up that review.

 

A Stax amp and a BHSE amp:  Both are Stax amps and headphone amps

 

Lets just say the Lyr:  The HE-6 on the Lyr and the HE-6 on a speaker amp will get you different results no question.  

 

IMO  It's almost unfair to compare the HE-6 and the HE-500.  I now have both - but where will the comparison take place?  On the speaker amp: nope to much for the 500s.  On the B22 nope not fair for the HE-6.  So IMO yes it's an injustice to compare the HE-6 with the HE-500 on a Lyr.

 

But this is not to say the HE-6s don't sound good on the B22 or the BHA-1 or the Mojo i"m sure they do.  However, for the purpose of comparing it's good to be fair to both candidates.  In this case it's hard to do.

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Well excuse me for posting preproman. Yes, I've read some of this thread and I'm sorry to disappoint you, but it didn't prevent me from being impressed with the HE-6 being driven by the lowly Phonitor.

 

 

unspool - my fault man - I thought you said you WAS NOT impressed.  I just re read you post.  WOW

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Early on in this thread, the foremembers had been recommending speaker amps for these headphones. Since Tyl's review, some new, powerful headphone amps have been introduced to squeeze the 6s. As has been mentioned, the 6s sound good on lessor gear, but not their optimum. Not even the vaunted Lyr in many estimation as seen by Schiit making more powerful amps to accomplish this goal but when that Lyr came out, it was the end all amp. But that's another story. Schiit owners sure are touchy.
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Maybe I'm just easily impressed.
post #7049 of 15256
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Originally Posted by unspool View Post

Maybe I'm just easily impressed.

Not at all, the 6s are a great headphone. Without a reference of what is possible, every new level of discovery is satisfying. I went through several amps with new "wow" moments. Enough to know I don't think I've heard the best yet.
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

No I think he did use a Lyr at one time.  I think it was the HE-6 compared to the HE-500 - I'm not sure.  Someone may have to dig up that review.

 

A Stax amp and a BHSE amp:  Both are Stax amps and headphone amps

 

Lets just say the Lyr:  The HE-6 on the Lyr and the HE-6 on a speaker amp will get you different results no question.  

 

IMO  It's almost unfair to compare the HE-6 and the HE-500.  I now have both - but where will the comparison take place?  On the speaker amp: nope to much for the 500s.  On the B22 nope not fair for the HE-6.  So IMO yes it's an injustice to compare the HE-6 with the HE-500 on a Lyr.

 

But this is not to say the HE-6s don't sound good on the B22 or the BHA-1 or the Mojo i"m sure they do.  However, for the purpose of comparing it's good to be fair to both candidates.  In this case it's hard to do.

Perhaps. 

 

I don't see the relevance there. The Lyr can drive ortho's which the HE-6 is, so.

 

I am not questioning whether or not a speaker amp would yield a different result. I am just wondering for a review what would be adequate

enough. ( this is where I threw the two Stax amps into the equation, the Stamp amp being lower aka the Lyr but adequate

and the speaker amp being the BHSE).

 

The HE-6 and HE-500 is a fair comparison in ideal situations. For example: Throw them both on, say, the Dark Star. 

 

The HE-6's sound good on a ton of headphone amps, which is contrary to what I seem to pickup most from this thread of recent.

 

I see you keep bringing up comparing between one another and fairness. 

i still don't understand, how it's not fair, exactly? 

 

Would you for example, say, both headphones on the Dark Star or EF-6 amp wouldn't be fair? Or is it only fair

when the HE-6 is compared when being driven by speaker taps?


Edited by paradoxper - 10/28/12 at 7:53am
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