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


LoL...and plastic doesn't crack? rolleyes.gif

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nice impressions prince. I didn't know LCD have forward angled cable inputs. Can you send me a photo of the connectors please?

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Had a chance to listen to the HE-6s and compare them to my HE-5LEs yesterday. And wow! The HE-6s sounded great, when well amped. On the EF-5 (set to high gain) they sounded superb. Great detail, impact. Lovely decays on the notes. And Ray Samuels showed off his new balanced portable amp prototype by pairing it with HE-6s, and again, the HE-6s could really shine. I believe he mentioned that the amp put out around 30v and 900mA, making it one of the, if not the most powerful portables out there. 

 

I was most excited to try the HE-6 on my Little Dot VI, and to A/B the HE-6 with my HE-5LE on it. Here the HE-6 fared less well, with less impact than the HE-5LEs. The kick of the bass drum pedal just didn't have the drive and oomph that was coming through my HE-5LEs. BUT my guess is because the Little Dot HAD NOT been converted to high gain mode.  Maxvla who commented on the good pairing with the VI and HE-6 had changed it to high gain. The switch is internal, so I didn't have  chance to try it in that mode at the meet-up. Power matters with these headphones. Hopefully I can get my hands on a pair of HE-6s in the Chicago area and see how they sound on the VI's high gain setting.

 

So to those of you at ChiUnifi who heard me lament that the VIs couldn't power the HE-6s well, please note that the problem is likely the gain switch on my amp being set to low gain. 

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The more I read about the HE6 and LCD2, the more confused about which is for me i get.

 

I'm kinda leaning towards the HE6, but I'm afraid that the treble will be to much for me.

 

Anyone tried them on the HA-160 btw?

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What major part of the HE-6 is plastic? 

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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. 



The SR71b apparently will be able to power these easily, as will the new amp module for the HM-801, according to reports.


Edited by Maxvla - 11/14/10 at 9:38am
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The more I read about the HE6 and LCD2, the more confused about which is for me i get.

 

I'm kinda leaning towards the HE6, but I'm afraid that the treble will be to much for me.

 

Anyone tried them on the HA-160 btw?

 

The HE-6 seems to have more treble (I haven't heard the LCD-2), but it is very smooth. It is not fatiguing in any way.
 

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What major part of the HE-6 is plastic? 



The cups and the hangar blocks.

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The more I read about the HE6 and LCD2, the more confused about which is for me i get.

 

I'm kinda leaning towards the HE6, but I'm afraid that the treble will be to much for me.

 

Anyone tried them on the HA-160 btw?

 

The HE-6 seems to have more treble (I haven't heard the LCD-2), but it is very smooth. It is not fatiguing in any way.
 

So if I find the k701 and the hd800 fatiguing, I wont necessarily find the HE6 as such?
 

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That EF5/HE6 combo is sounding like a really good deal. I don't really like dark sound. I may have to cancel my pre-order for the other one and go for this one instead.


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One of the more interesting things I've experienced lately was with a set of cheapy ME-Electronics M9 IEMs, which produced a lifelike stage where I truly felt I was inside of the music world. This is something I've not experienced with any headphone, even K1000. I'm wondering if this is limited to IEMs and if so, should I be looking at customs like JH13/16 and the sort. Combine this M9 stage with the clarity and depth of sound in the HE-6 and I think I would be done.


I haven't listened to the M9, but I can tell you that the Fischer Audio DBA-02 IEMs have amazing sound.  Their soundstage is quite good but I'd say their main feature is the amazing clarity.  There's a huge thread about them if you want to read more about it.

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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.



That's pretty surprising.  Is this with the gain set to High?  I was thinking of buying the Concerto together with the HE-6, but that's worrisome.

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I'm actually a bit concerned about driving the HE-6 properly with my WA22 using the higher gain power tubes. My HE-5 single-ended goes comfortably up to 3pm on the volume dial, the same as the prototype HE-6 balanced which noticeably improved when I switched to a speaker amp. I am hoping that relative setting goes down to about 1pm balanced. I will find out soon hopefully as my HE-6 shipping *issues* get sorted out.

 

Has anyone had the chance to plug the HE-6 into a WA22 yet?


Edited by grokit - 11/14/10 at 11:56am
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I can confirm that the Concerto is just barely powerful enough. It takes the high gain setting, with three of the four indicator lights lit up to power it. The only other cans that need that much juice with the Concerto are the K1000.

 

In comparison, the LCD-2 can run just fine on the low gain setting with two to three indicator lights lit up.

 

That being said, the Concerto makes both the LCD-2 and the HE-6 sound pretty darn good for a sub-$1000 amp.

 

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Has anyone had the chance to plug the HE-6 into a WA22 yet?


Sadly no. Had to send mine back to Jack due to a humming issue that turned out to be the amp rather than the tubes. frown.gif


Edited by MuppetFace - 11/14/10 at 12:22pm
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Has anyone had the chance to plug the HE-6 into a WA22 yet?


Sadly no. Had to send mine back to Jack due to a humming issue that turned out to be the amp rather than the tubes. frown.gif


Bummer, I was thinking of you when I asked that. I'm sure Jack will get it sorted out quickly.

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