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post #706 of 14307
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Originally Posted by mopps View Post




 

IMO HE-6 (which arrived today) has way better and more pleasant treble than HD 800 with its sometimes biting highs.


How would you compare the highs to the k701?

post #707 of 14307

I appreciate your impressions mopps, I will let you burn them in and ask more questions later tongue.gif

 

enjoy them

post #708 of 14307

I'm very sensitive to harshness, found the HD800 to have bright, strident and glassy treble and even though the HE6 treble is slightly forward, it is completely smooth without a hint of harshness.  I've never heard treble like that anywhere- the aggressive attack while being completely smooth and grain free.  Treble has never ever been my favorite part of a headphone's signature.  Usually I'm running and hiding from the treble and trying to find ways to get it out of the way so I can hear the rest of the spectrum.  But with the HE6 I welcomed it, and actually was able to focus in on the treble thinking how beautiful some high note in an album is, which usually happens with more midrange sounds for me.  so if you find that treble/upper mids is the main focus for you in music, but you don't want harshness, these are a great choice, IMO.  I had other issues with the HE6 which I wrote about in my review in the loaner program thread, but I won't repeat it again given that the phones have changed.

 

This is based on the prototype, but based on what others have said, the production version seems this way as well. 


Edited by rhythmdevils - 11/11/10 at 12:54pm
post #709 of 14307
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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

I'm very sensitive to harshness, found the HD800 to have bright, strident and glassy treble and even though the HE6 treble is slightly forward, it is completely smooth without a hint of harshness.  I've never heard treble like that anywhere- the aggressive attack while being completely smooth and grain free.  Treble has never ever been my favorite part of a headphone's signature.  Usually I'm running and hiding from the treble and trying to find ways to get it out of the way so I can hear the rest of the spectrum.  But with the HE6 I welcomed it, and actually was able to focus in on the treble thinking how beautiful some high note in an album is, which usually happens with more midrange sounds for me.  so if you find that treble/upper mids is the main focus for you in music, but you don't want harshness, these are a great choice, IMO.  I had other issues with the HE6 which I wrote about before, but I won't say again given that the phones have changed.

 

This is based on the prototype, but based on what others have said, the production version seems this way as well. 


This sounds great, I love great treble, but I'm very sensitive to it.

 

I might just put in an order on monday.

Early christmas present for myself.

post #710 of 14307

Just to get it over with for this thread:

 

Zomg guise can my Fii0 drive these?

post #711 of 14307

You have to parallel them. A special Y adapter and use a pair for each channel. Balanced can be done if you have a balanced output and then you need 8. I read that a car battery gives you the extra current for the ultimate jump factor. 4 gauge wire allows for the best electron flow for the hyper conductivity vortex ambulation. 

post #712 of 14307

hyper conductivity vortex ambulation?

 

don't you mean super conductivity when discussing vortexes?

post #713 of 14307

Sorry if this is a newbie question, but I am not sure where to look.  

 

I think I need an early Christmas present.  Say I buy the HE-6 to use with my Beta-22, but later I realize that I sometimes want a little more power.  My B22 sits on top of my Marantz SR8002 receiver -125W per channel into 8 ohms.  So how do I hook the HE-6 to the Marantz speaker outputs?  I can use the "B" speaker output from the Marantz, but how do I handle wiring?  Could I use any XLR jack sold by music stores?  Are there any tricks to making the connections?  Does someone have a specific vendor they can recommend?

Thanks

post #714 of 14307

The HE6 comes with speaker connections so it's not a problem at all.

post #715 of 14307
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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

The HE6 comes with speaker connections so it's not a problem at all.



It does? Didn't know what

post #716 of 14307

Listened to the HE6 (via B22) last night and formed a poor first impression of it. Strident highs (presenting sibilance where there is normally none), unrealistic midrange and 2-D imaging. So far, the LCD2 is in no danger (natural highs, believable mids and 3D imaging). Reminded me of my brief listen to a Jade electrostat vs the O2Mk1.

 

I surely hope burn-in will help. First impressions only.

 

Need a Melbourne meet to make sure my pair is not a dud.

post #717 of 14307

I think they dropped the speaker adapter when they improved the efficiency?

post #718 of 14307

But I have read of good results with 50 watt amps, as you have the power but also stay in the very low distortion zone of the amp. If true then an adapter would be required and would seem to be a prudent accessory. 

post #719 of 14307
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I think they dropped the speaker adapter when they improved the efficiency?



oh maybe so...

post #720 of 14307

Looks like mine will arrive tomorrow.  Looking forward to it!

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