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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

So...what are some good albums that show the HE-6's? I recommend trying an album from Dead Can Dance.

 

They do all genres really well.  Bass can thump, Treble can be smooth on a good amp, mids are clean.  They are truly the genre Masters..

 

Did you try them on the mojo?  What did you think compared to the integrated?

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I think acoustic music in general is the strongest point for HE-6, but it really is a very versatile headphone. Is doesn't have the same level in the sub bass as LCD-2, but to me it is the better all rounder. Higher resolution and transparency (though this might be caused by more treble than the LCD-2).
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They do all genres really well.  Bass can thump, Treble can be smooth on a good amp, mids are clean.  They are truly the genre Masters..

 

Did you try them on the mojo?  What did you think compared to the integrated?

I did try them on the mojo and think it does a decent job. Problem is, theres a small sweet spot on the MJ where it allows the HE-6 to sing before running out of steam, which is about the 12 o'clock position on mine.

 

The integrated took on a whole new level of transparency, i've never heard cables make such a difference until now. My integrated grabs the HE-6 with authority and lets the music just flow through so well. They sound so natural that i had my TV volume up the other day with the headphones on and i was wondering "where the hell did the fidelity go?!" then it dawned on me lol. My point is that the soundstage is great on these babies, and low level detail retrieval and clarity is superb, no distortion from my integrated what so ever. I really do love the pairing. I have thumping bass (rumbles sometimes lol) and great treble, but i do find the treble a bit "raw" to my ears, but i am coming from a very nicely driven T1 that was NOT bright at all. Perhaps i need some adjusting and my HE-6 can use a better cable for sure.


Edited by brunk - 7/3/13 at 3:32am
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Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post

I think acoustic music in general is the strongest point for HE-6, but it really is a very versatile headphone. Is doesn't have the same level in the sub bass as LCD-2, but to me it is the better all rounder. Higher resolution and transparency (though this might be caused by more treble than the LCD-2).

 I agree, acoustic is wonderful. Decay, reverb and acoustic bass shine on the HE-6. I briefly had the LCD-2 and compared it to my T1 and it didnt have the detail retrieval at all compared to T1 so i returned it. It's very listenable, but it just lacks in too many areas for me, IMO of course.

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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

my HE-6 can use a better cable for sure.

 

Might want to go with a pure copper cable.  In hopes it will help to tame the treble for you.  I use a very thick Silver coated copper cable. Works very well for me..

 

Do you still have the HE-5LEs?

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

Might want to go with a pure copper cable.  In hopes it will help to tame the treble for you.  I use a very thick Silver coated copper cable. Works very well for me..

 

Do you still have the HE-5LEs?

Yeah im still waiting on some quotes for cables. I dont think im going to hardwire just yet either. I still have it within the return policy lol. I can always do it down the road though wink_face.gif

 

Yeah i still have the HE-5LEs, they are up for sale...

Edit: Toxic Cables Silver/Gold cable looks very tempting, but the wait...eek.gif


Edited by brunk - 7/3/13 at 3:59am
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Here's a lab test that was performed on my integrated (Yamaha A-S2000), for those of you that like this sort of thing L3000.gif

 

http://www.avhub.com.au/index.php/Product-Reviews/Hi-Fi/yamaha-a-s2000-integrated-amplifier/All-Pages.html

 

scroll down and you'll find the "test report" pdf.

post #9083 of 14866

Well, I went with a 12ft. Sunset Cable from BTG with banana plugs.  Wire is 26 AWG and has 4 wires per channel (2 signal, 2 ground). This creates a 23 AWG equivalent wire per channel.

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I recently got a 8 strand SPC from BTG and couldn't be happier with the cable and Brian's short lead time and competitive pricing.It replaced a Toxic Silver Poison cable.


Edited by zenpunk - 7/3/13 at 9:57am
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I recently got a 8 strand SPC from BTG and couldn't be happier with the cable and Brian's short lead time. It replaced a Toxic Silver Poison cable.

you notice a difference between the two?

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Honestly if there is any  it is too small to be able to detect as quick A/B is just impossible. But the BGT has banana plugs so I can do without the the 4-pin XLR adapter. Both are very  nice cables with very good ergonomic.

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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

Honestly if there is any  it is too small to be able to detect as quick A/B is just impossible. But the BGT has banana plugs so I can do without the the 4-pin XLR adapter. Both are very  nice cables with very good ergonomic.

Cool, sounds like BTG offers the better value then for sure. Thanks.

post #9088 of 14866
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

Well, I went with a 12ft. Sunset Cable from BTG with banana plugs.  Wire is 26 AWG and has 4 wires per channel (2 signal, 2 ground). This creates a 23 AWG equivalent wire per channel.

you have thought of a black dragon?21.5 AWG and the best copper that i tried at this day

post #9089 of 14866
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you have thought of a black dragon?21.5 AWG and the best copper that i tried at this day

I did almost pull the trigger on a black dragon today, but the price is nearly double for a slightly higher grade copper and less conductors. I have a Black Dragon on my Beyer T1 and it does sound very nice however.

post #9090 of 14866
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

I recently got a 8 strand SPC from BTG and couldn't be happier with the cable and Brian's short lead time and competitive pricing.It replaced a Toxic Silver Poison cable.

 

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