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So that's why they don't make wooden cars tongue.gif


Since when?

 

http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/


the chassis is made of wood? Doesn't look like


Neither is the LCD2's transducer.  wink_face.gif

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cups, that's what I had in mind. cups=chassis

 

What I wanted to say is wood maybe isn't the best material to be used for a headphone if it has durability issues.

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I see cracked wood next to the left, rear wheel very_evil_smiley.gif

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I see cracked wood next to the left, rear wheel very_evil_smiley.gif


Lol, I didn't want to comment on that thing.  Haha.  From all that orange I guess it's a Chevy.  blink.gif  J/K.  I think we've derailed enough probably.  tongue_smile.gif

 

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yeah sorry for the offtopic

 

Does anyone know does head direct accept money transfer through bank?

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Email them, they seem to get back to you pretty quick. 

 

I would really like to get a pair of these I am just concerned at to whether I can power them correctly since I am so mobile. 1300mws at 18 volts into 32 ohms is the best I have. 


Edited by jamato8 - 11/14/10 at 2:20am
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Will be interesting to see what kind of square wave responses we get out of the HE-6 as well as the over all FR.

Do you have access to a scope? (not saying that your breath stinks).
 

I actually would probably be able to get access to one calling an old friend up... but that of course having the phones...
 

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Does anyone have experience with the EMS shipping service and how long it took for you to receive your pair?

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EMS is the postal service. I have always had a good experience from it, but it also depends upon the country. China worked well, US and a few other countries I have used EMS in. Expedited Mail Service. It takes 3 or 4 days from the US to Micronesia. Priority mail take 8 to 12. 

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Email them, they seem to get back to you pretty quick. 

 

I would really like to get a pair of these I am just concerned at to whether I can power them correctly since I am so mobile. 1300mws at 18 volts into 32 ohms is the best I have. 


Just E-Mail them and ask them if the HE-6 will work for you, as I did with my WA5LE.wink.gif

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Does anyone have experience with the EMS shipping service and how long it took for you to receive your pair?



Ordered on 11/4. Arrived on 11/11.

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Hi there smily_headphones1.gif

As you know, I received the HE-6 last week, and have spent a lot of time with them.
They were plugged on a Meier Concerto, same as the LCD-2.

So I will not only make a rewiew, but a comparison as well.

This is my first review in english, so be lenient.


The Comfort


The HE-6 are very comfy with nice pressure around your ears.
They are quite heavy, but nothing appalling. The velvet pads are nice and of good quality.

VS LCD-2 :

It's up to your preference.
The LCD-2 are heavier with a stronger clamping, but the leather pads are so more confortable.
Beside, the Forward angled cable inputs is a good idea, because it can be annoying on the HE-6 (depending on your listening position)


Amp Requirement


The HE-6 need a lot of power. With the Concerto, it's just enough.
I have to put volume to the max, and I still feel the the HE-6 could do more with extra power.

VS LCD-2 :
The LCD-2 don't need a lot of power, just a good source.


The Build


I've always had some trouble with headphones which use plastic materials.
They always seem more fragile, and sometimes, you can hear some plastic crackle noise when you move your head. Fortunately, The HE-6 are well built, and the crackle noise are quite rare. The stock cable is also really nice.

VS LCD-2 :
For me, the LCD-2 are a piece of art. Well built and solid.

The stock cable is good, but would be more pleasant if it was less rigid.
The only real trouble is the block-band made in plastic (again) but Audeze are aware of this issue, and are fixing this by replacing them.


Now, let's talk about the sound o2smile.gif


The Soundstage

Not as wide as I'm used to with dynamic headphones or stats, but quite enough.
Fair representation.

VS LCD-2 :
The LCD-2 have a smaller soundstage. Not a gap, but still. It's really surprinsing at first.
Less air too. Can be annoying on live concert recordings.


The Bass


I've bought a lot of headphones this year, including some Hi-End, and my conclusion was "if you want punchy and deep bass, buy closed headphones". Well, fortunately it's not the case with Orthos.
The bass response is amazing. far better than all the (open) dynamic and stats I had tongue_smile.gif

VS LCD-2 :
In this area, the HE-6 are amazing, but the LCD-2 are better.
More quantity and more punch. Visceral !


The Mids


Really smooth and present, there is nothing else to say than great.

VS LCD-2 :
The LCD2 seem warmer, but just a bit. I can't really say wich one I prefer.


The Treble


These headphone offer beautiful treble. It can be harsh sometimes (for me), but is really enjoyable.

VS LCD-2 :
Not a lot to discuss here. Despite what a lot of people says, they really lack in treble.
It's very noticeable when you listen female singers like Tina Arena, and even more when you do direct comparison with the HE-6. For me, the major weakness of the LCD-2.


Global Sound & Conclusions


The HE-6 are really versatile headphones and offer a very realistic sound representaion.

They do everything well without any doubt.
If you don't want to buy many headphones but just one pair, it should be these ones.

They don't have any weakness, so you can enjoyed them with any kind of music.


I have just a few complaints about them.

1) The built
Even if they are well built, the plastic is definitly not a good idea.

2) They do everything well, but they don't shine in any area.

3) For that reason, I found them a little pricey.
I know that orthos are expensive (don't know why), but still...

VS LCD-2 :
If you've read my previous posts on the Audeze topic, you certainly know that I don't like the LCD-2 sound. If I admit that voices and bass are great, I find the presentation too congestionned, and because the lack of treble, totally irrealistic (resonance on piano for instance).


Fortunately, the LCD-2 respond well to a HTRF EQ. And you can get something really spectacular with them.

 

So my review is done. Hope you enjoyed it beerchug.gif


Edited by frenshprince - 11/14/10 at 8:56am
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Thanks for the useful and concise comparison against the LCD-2s.

 

Now i'm really breathless with anticipation on the arrival of the HE-6s. 

 

Keep them impressions coming through!

 

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Hi there smily_headphones1.gif

As you know, I received the HE-6 last week, and have spent a lot of time with them.
They were plugged on a Meïer Concerto, same as the LCD-2.

So I will not only make a rewiew, but a comparaison as well.

It's my first review in english, so be lenient.
 

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I'm waiting on a mini to RCA cable from Whiplash audio so I can hook up my 801 to my new EF5/HE6 combo after that I will post my impressions.
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