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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

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

 

IME the main difference between the HE6's and HD800's in the bass department is the bass is fuller on the HE6's and only slightly deeper.

Don't really notice more presence.

The bass on both is impactful, very fast and very tight with the HD800's at least giving the impression that it is slightly tighter but that could be because it's leaner in the bass but never lacking (assuming a good source/amp and decent recording)


Edited by nigeljames - 6/24/13 at 3:01am
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For me the HD 800 sounds a bit "smoother" than HE6. I am not sure that smoother is the word here but I cannot think of anything else so If anyone knows what I am taking about and know a better audiophile term please chime in. IN any case, I feel that the HE6 has kind os more immediate, sharper focused presentation. As far as bas is concerned, I agree that HE6 has more. Still HD800 has plenty and I never feel anything is missing when I listen to a decent recording on any can. 

 

@ Macedonia Hero -- I guys went way beyond this discussion yesterday but wonna thank you for clarifying that your comments on HE6 v LCD-3 were with McIntosh powering the HE6. I find that really interesting and I am intrigued. I wonder what is going on here. Maybe we just like different presentations. Anyway, maybe one day I will be able to see for myself. For now McIntosh is way out of my league and I will not even try to audition it for fun. Stax already ruined me, I don't wonna put more mega expensive things on my audio list. 

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Hello,

 

I own a 30wpc tube (Audiomat Prelude Refence), it bested easily a KGSS, SRM600,SRM007 and Super 7. So I keep one amplifier for all my headphone.

 

Rehards

post #8989 of 14286
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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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I was enlisted to paint and get new entertainment chairs yesterday so I just picked up on this. I can't comment on the other headphones as I've not had experience with the 900s. But I've not been a big fan of the LCDs because of the dominating bass. It's the reigning boomer of the LCD/HE/HD matchup but it's last in the realism category. I wasn't much impressed with the 800 bass until I improved my DAC and put them on speaker taps. They have every bit of bass needed and the details are best. But the combo of quantity and detail I'd give to the HE-6. I've not the rig or the phones to do another comparison so I'm only going from my impressions when heard independently. I'll await your new toys to have the chance to maybe do a week long comparison with those three. Perhaps your next visit home?
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The hE6 arrived today and need burn in. I will say initially the Woo WA5 through the AKG 1KG XLR drives them easily.  I used my Copland which gave my Taboo fits when I owned the he6 sailed right through the Fanfare with explosive dynamics. I need to change these pleather pads to the velours later today.

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O - this a brand new pair from Fang?

post #8992 of 14286
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

O - this a brand new pair from Fang?

Thats what he sent me.

post #8993 of 14286
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

The hE6 arrived today and need burn in. I will say initially the Woo WA5 through the AKG 1KG XLR drives them easily.  I used my Copland which gave my Taboo fits when I owned the he6 sailed right through the Fanfare with explosive dynamics. I need to change these pleather pads to the velours later today.
You may find more comfort with the pleathers. I don't find it that bad a sound difference but I'm more inclined to comfort vs absolute sound. The pleathers offer up bigger bass and more firm sound at the cost of that openness of soundstage. I've not cycled between the two to get the full significance though. Looking forward to your impressions.

What's the model of your Copeland? Wuwhere loves that combo.
Edited by Happy Camper - 6/24/13 at 11:56am
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The Copland is the the Third Symphony recorded HDCD on Reference Recordings and engineered by Keith Johnson. It is my ultimate dynamic torture test for gear. The WA5 is sailing  through the Fanfare for Common Man.

 

The pleather were too warm for me and I prefer the openness of the sound stage with the velours. 


Edited by Frank I - 6/24/13 at 1:45pm
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You have an audience... go get 'em!

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I noticed that light loading my tube amp, I could not hear the very low level hum any longer with no music playing. That doesn't mean its not there any longer, just not audible to my ears anymore.

post #8997 of 14286
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Originally Posted by gjc11028 View Post


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.


I can understand it now. I'm using a little Topping Amp I have and it's already much better.

post #8998 of 14286
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

The Copland is the the Third Symphony recorded HDCD on Reference Recordings and engineered by Keith Johnson. It is my ultimate dynamic torture test for gear. The WA5 is sailing  through the Fanfare for Common Man.

The pleather were too warm for me and I prefer the openness of the sound stage with the velours. 
Oops. I thought it was an amp...... Silly rabbit.
post #8999 of 14286

Those Copland amps are 'spensive......

 

Rabbits, no much at all even at easter time.

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Had some fun today with Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here SACD this evening and now the Stravinsky SACD I am listening to on the WA5 an the hE6. Pure explosive stiff.  Transparency out the kazoo.  Very realistic and powerful recordings. The HE6 and WA5 are an excelllent match using the akg1K XLR and I am very loud at like nine at the dial so there a ton of power still on reserve. The Stravinsky Firebird Suite is very dynamic and the amplifiers sails through it without stress.  

 

For anyone who has not hears a true DSD recording not down sampled to PCM the Telarc DSD are worth picking up if you can find them. The Oppo BDP105  is outstanding player that plays pure DSD recordings

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