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We're not immune. But after a quick check :biggrin:of my wardrobe closet...

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been listening to HE-6 out of GSX MK2 today,

 

listened for hours with absolutely no fatigue, and surprised at how good they sound with velours over pleathers. unlike he-500 where i mostly preferred pleathers. 

 

they're like so neutral yet musical and the bass is just amazing!!

 

might be burn-in too cause they seem to sound better than the previous days i heard them (i bought these from someone who used them for a few hours only) also the GSX MK2 i think drives them better than i thought at first.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 9/29/13 at 10:07pm
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I do not like velour on the cups of my cans! But... I've become curious. And may set out to find out my sonic prefs between the two.

 

In more exciting news, my custom Wireworld cable is done. We're only waiting for the SMC connectors to arrive!

:popcorn:


Edited by Silent One - 9/29/13 at 10:35pm
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

been listening to HE-6 out of GSX MK2 today,

 

listened for hours with absolutely no fatigue, and surprised at how good they sound with velours over pleathers. unlike he-500 where i mostly preferred pleathers. 

 

they're like so neutral yet musical and the bass is just amazing!!

 

might be burn-in too cause they seem to sound better than the previous days i heard them (i bought these from someone who used them for a few hours only) also the GSX MK2 i think drives them better than i thought at first.

 

DG, what would be your island setup? say you'll be stuck on an island for the foreseeable future with just food and your music collection, which amp/headphone combo would you take?

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

been listening to HE-6 out of GSX MK2 today,

 

listened for hours with absolutely no fatigue, and surprised at how good they sound with velours over pleathers. unlike he-500 where i mostly preferred pleathers. 

 

they're like so neutral yet musical and the bass is just amazing!!

 

might be burn-in too cause they seem to sound better than the previous days i heard them (i bought these from someone who used them for a few hours only) also the GSX MK2 i think drives them better than i thought at first.

 Oh yes, just can't beat the bass from a top class SS amp :biggrin:

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Originally Posted by Jd007 View Post
 

 

DG, what would be your island setup? say you'll be stuck on an island for the foreseeable future with just food and your music collection, which amp/headphone combo would you take?

 

T1/WA2 for sure.

 

now with GS-X mk2 around, i'm not sure though. im really liking my HE-6 and HD 800 alot

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123 in the books...

 

Hours on the HE-6 are coming on just like the calm before the storm - advancing with little warning:

 

HE-6   @ 123 hrs
HD650 @ 136 hrs
D7000 @ 1,809 hrs
D5000 @ 1,926 hrs
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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post
 

 Oh yes, just can't beat the bass from a top class SS amp :biggrin:

Indeed :bigsmile_face:

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Indeed :bigsmile_face:

 

+2

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

+2

 

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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 

Indeed :bigsmile_face:

 

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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post
 

 Oh yes, just can't beat the bass from a top class SS amp :biggrin:

 

Indeed +3

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I tried a pair of these at the National Audio Show here in England, they sounded great. Such clear and precise imagery.

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They do sound purdy. This thread is 634 pages full of ways to bring the best sound to the table. The overwhelming impression is that they need more power than most headphone amps can offer. I know there are some pretty knowledgeable people that say these don't need that much power but experience says otherwise. When the designer put them on a 100w Threshold speaker amp, things got real interesting. It opened the door to unlimited possibilities that we have been experimenting with. They also pushed the headphone amp makers to up their game from what typically worked for other headphones. Those of us that went the speaker amp route found other headphones can be played on them as well. I've got a $2k headphone amp collecting dust.
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

123 in the books...

 

Hours on the HE-6 are coming on just like the calm before the storm - advancing with little warning:

 

HE-6   @ 123 hrs
HD650 @ 136 hrs
D7000 @ 1,809 hrs
D5000 @ 1,926 hrs

 

HE-6 will pass 650 in no time, poor 650 :) did I miss the pic?

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HE-6 will pass 650 in no time, poor 650 :) did I miss the pic?

 

No, nuthin' new posted yet. Sometimes, you have seen my pix :wink: inside your in-box first, on their way onto public pages. I wouldn't feel sorry for the HD650. They have served me well and have proven to be quite serviceable. They only have minimal hours due to the absence of listening with the big rig in storage and me sitting cafeside... often.

 

The German cans certainly have a guaranteed place in the rotation and will continue to build hours along side the HE-6. What I really need is my re-cabled Wireworld Eclipse 6 Balanced drive XLR Denon D7000 back! If I don't get another closed set of cans, I'm gonna go crazy.:blink:

 

Not sure how the rest of you HE-6 owners do it. Of course, your inventory could show quite the complement of cans. But external noises while in-session is going to take some getting use to. I personally see very little day-time usage unless I'm either in the library or basement.

 

I tend to listen to better gears at night anyway. But not all nights are equal - some are better (quieter?) than others. At low listening levels and during quiet passages, I'm contending with the clock and the "Tick-tock and you don't stop"... my clock has :Dthe Hip-hop version. Anyway, the motor to the refrigerator coming on, LAPD & LASD with patrol units screamin' by (I'm always hopin' everyone is alright). And then there's the manner of my most wonderful neighbors, hmmm... how to put this on a family friendly forum...... :rolleyes:gettin' reacquainted. 

 

I think over time I will eventually find myself conditioned and getting through it all, perhaps, at higher listening levels if that's required.

 

 

Update: My HE-6 custom cable is 99% complete - Wireworld is only waiting for the smc connectors to arrive.


Edited by Silent One - 10/1/13 at 7:41pm
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Update: My HE-6 custom cable is 99% complete - Wireworld is only waiting for the smc connectors to arrive.

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