Sphinxvc you just made me laugh out loud.
Anyway I just saw you were selling. Hm.....
And in reponse to the *highs* question, it's not piercing so much as unreal. If the high is piercing on a recording then so be it. I want to hear that
But when highs on the HD800 ring out with perfect attack and decay and actually sound like the instrument being played I have noticed so far on the HE-6 they sound less real- the attack is there but the decay is missing and the tone is more digital sounding for lack of a better word.
I see what you mean. I think that F3 takes care of that a bit. It is not perfect and when i plug in the HD800 I can see the slight difference there but it does not bother me when I just listen with He6 and not compare. I actually think the HE6 presents better defined contours, and the decay is there, but slightly less . Overall though, while I am inexperienced with tubes, it sounds like this is a problem one can more easily rectify with tubes.