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post #8971 of 15201
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Happy Camper - what's you thoughts on this?  

 

Peter and I always disagree on this.  We agree on just about everything else.   But it does seem like we have similar taste 

 

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Please don't feel that I think that the HE-6s aren't great headphones, 'cause I do. smile.gif  Just our rankings are a little different. (And you're still A-1 in my books).

post #8972 of 15201
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
Just not sure if it's to the HE-6 or the big 'ah f$%k it!' to the 009 ;)

 

As much as I love the HE6 it's no contest, the 009 is on another level even on my relatively paltry system.

 

 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

 

Just one thing, I have always found that the HD800s have more bass than the HE-6s (speaker amps included). Quality wise, the HE-6's bass is outstanding and very strong. 

 

With regards to Silent One's comments, TOTALLY agreed that orthos (LCD-2/3 and HE-500/6) sound better turned up and can be too polite at lower listening levels.

 

Like preproman, I wonder about the HE6's synergy with that particular Macintosh speaker amp although there is the chance that we just hear things differently. The HE6 has extremely impactful, extended planar-type bass out of my Alesis, to my ears. Not as warm as the LCDs but they really bring it down low. And its bass is damn near as tight as the 009 when powered correctly. This may have an influence on the low volume dynamics as well.


Edited by grokit - 6/23/13 at 2:11pm
post #8973 of 15201
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

 

As much as I love the HE6 it's no contest, the 009 is on another level even on my relatively paltry system.

 

 

 

Like preproman, I wonder about the HE6's synergy with that particular Macintosh speaker amp although there is the chance that we just hear things differently. The HE6 has extremely impactful, extended planar-type bass out of my Alesis, to my ears. Not as warm as the LCDs but they really bring it down low. And its bass is damn near as tight as the 009 when powered correctly. This may have an influence on the low volume dynamics as well.

 

+1  yup - that's just how I hear it..

post #8974 of 15201
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Bass Quantity:

TH-900

HE-6


Bass Quality:

TH-900

HE-6

 

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post #8975 of 15201

The TH-900s bass is not the tightest out there IMO..  There'e a lot of it though...

post #8976 of 15201
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

MH opens with a hard knee to the cup popcorn.gif

I like what I like. :P

The TH900s have spectacular bass too and likely on par with regards to quality (revised). smily_headphones1.gif

Did you miss my comments after I stated this?
Edited by MacedonianHero - 6/23/13 at 2:49pm
post #8977 of 15201

(After reading the last few comments, 'Silent One' realizes there's hope... still)

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post #8978 of 15201
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

(After reading the last few comments, 'Silent One' realizes there's hope... still)

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Silent One.  This has been a real intense day.   Time for some tea wine..

 

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post #8979 of 15201
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Silent One.  This has been a real intense day.   Time for some tea wine..

 

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If you were visiting, I'd break out wink.gif the French bubbly (Champagne, for those of you scoring at home).

post #8980 of 15201

From my experience with the HE-500. If it sounds better and better as the volume is turned higher, and by better I mean you notice more dynamic range and your planar headphone comes alive. You need to get a different amp. Ever since powering the HE-500 from the Emotiva speaker taps. I get the full dynamic range even at modest to low volumes. Now low volume listening is just as enjoyable as high volume listening. That's the one big positive about driving them from speaker taps. When driving the HE-500 from Magni/Asgard/ and even the Lyr to some degree, turning up the volume gave me more dynamic range, especially in the bass/treble which increased the preceived performance, so higher volume listening was manatory. Not anymore.

 

Now whether this applies to the HE-6 or to all planars. I have no idea, but I'm guessing probably.

post #8981 of 15201

The HE-6 that I bought from Skylab has arrived. Surprisingly, the Phonitor seems to drive it without effort. blink.gif
 

post #8982 of 15201

It's an illusion devil_face.gif

post #8983 of 15201
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Originally Posted by madbull View Post

The HE-6 that I bought from Skylab has arrived. Surprisingly, the Phonitor seems to drive it without effort. blink.gif

 
I had a hpa 200 when I got the he-6's and it seemed to have enough power. Then I tried a speaker amp with more quality and more juice and the difference was night and day.
post #8984 of 15201
For people without experience with both the HD800/HE6... Don't get confused with what's being said; the HE6 has much more presence in the bass regions in comparison to the HD800. It's very significant. As for bass quality; that's a toss up, but again, probably the HE6.

Having owned the LCD3/HE6/HD800 all at once for a long time, I'd rank the bass as such:

Bass quality (resolution/extension)
HE6
LCD3
HD800

Bass quantity (slam/visceralness)
LCD3
HE6
HD800
post #8985 of 15201

Thanks for adding a bit of clarity. 

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