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post #9616 of 14887
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

 

Gah! You got those. I've been trying to get a pair of those for like a year now. 

 

:veryevil:

 

 

They're very bright headphones. Tough to drive, but more along the lines of the HE-5LE, and not the HE-6. After playing with the HE-6 with different amps, I always wondered if they were overly bright as a result of being underdriven, which is why I was trying to track them down. 

 

They was on the FS page for 2 hours, then I grabbed them :biggrin: 

 

If they turn out to be to bright, I might send them to LFF for that Code-X mode.

post #9617 of 14887
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

The 5s were the pair that got me into the planars. They were beautiful, both sonic and looks. The Wood had problems splitting at the plugs though. They aren't as hard to drive but still harder than the xxx series. I heard them on the EF-2 and felt they needed more.

Damn, I just reviewed your amps and see you've cleared house.

 

Making room for the e-stats.  The F1J is not going nowhere..  Might get the GS-X mk2 back later next year.

post #9618 of 14887
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Quote:
Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

 

Gah! You got those. I've been trying to get a pair of those for like a year now. 

 

:veryevil:

 

 

They're very bright headphones. Tough to drive, but more along the lines of the HE-5LE, and not the HE-6. After playing with the HE-6 with different amps, I always wondered if they were overly bright as a result of being underdriven, which is why I was trying to track them down. 

 

They was on the FS page for 2 hours, then I grabbed them :biggrin: 

 

If they turn out to be to bright, I might send them to LFF for that Code-X mode.

 

 

Oh the ol' impulse. When I got up this morning I saw a pair had been listed and quickly clicked. Can't believe I missed them :(

 

I would say if you're listening to a pair of LCD-2s for a few hours and put them on they'll sound very bright. Just give some time to adjust and keep the volume a little lower at first. And do yourself a favor and make a female vocal playlist ;)

 

If you decide to sell... maybe shoot me a PM :D 

post #9619 of 14887

Great to see you active, preproman! I'm seemingly in a corner... waiting in the dark. :rolleyes: 

post #9620 of 14887
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Great to see you active, preproman! I'm seemingly in a corner... waiting in the dark. :rolleyes: 

 

Why,  what's going on?

post #9621 of 14887
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

Why,  what's going on?

 

:( Vendor delays here-there. I vote to rescind "Murphy's Law."

post #9622 of 14887
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

1. HiFiMan confirmed the 10 Ohm resistors are 12W.

 

2. Resistors are Metal Film not Wirewound.

 

Thank you very much, new resistors on the way!

post #9623 of 14887
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Originally Posted by sayh View Post

 

Thank you very much, new resistors on the way!

 

What are you getting? The slick PR :rolleyes: from the article has me lusting for Dueland resistors...

post #9624 of 14887
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

 

Gah! You got those. I've been trying to get a pair of those for like a year now. 

 

:veryevil:

 

 

They're very bright headphones. Tough to drive, but more along the lines of the HE-5LE, and not the HE-6. After playing with the HE-6 with different amps, I always wondered if they were overly bright as a result of being underdriven, which is why I was trying to track them down. 

 

are the HE-5 that rare? :blink:

 

are they brighter than HE-5LE? i remember HE-5LE wasn't very bright, but did have a weird dryness is the treble.

post #9625 of 14887
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

 

Gah! You got those. I've been trying to get a pair of those for like a year now. 

 

:veryevil:

 

 

They're very bright headphones. Tough to drive, but more along the lines of the HE-5LE, and not the HE-6. After playing with the HE-6 with different amps, I always wondered if they were overly bright as a result of being underdriven, which is why I was trying to track them down. 

 

are the HE-5 that rare? :blink:

 

are they brighter than HE-5LE? i remember HE-5LE wasn't very bright, but did have a weird dryness is the treble.

 

 

They aren't that rare. Before I started looking there were a few that popped up, including a few from headroom for $250. They weren't so much a popular headphone. Sound signature is really similar to the AKG K501. Sparkly highs and pretty thin bass. I was curious after playing around with the HE-6 how the sound signature would change with some more POWER. 

 

They're definitely bright. Dunno if something got lost in translation there, but I was saying they are about as difficult to drive as the HE-5LE, not they share the same sound. I would say the HE-5 was bright like the AKG K501 and the HE-5LE was darker, like the Senn HD650. Of course this comes from my memory and off my early headphile days, so who knows how accurate that recollection is :D. Ultimately sold the HE-5 and HE-5LE off when I had the LCD-2 and HE-6. Felt they both outperformed those headphones. 

post #9626 of 14887
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

What are you getting? The slick PR :rolleyes: from the article has me lusting for Dueland resistors...

A pair of mills, and a borrowed pair of mundorfs is what I am trying on.

post #9627 of 14887

Does anyone know what the smallest amp is that can drive this can to optimum levels? The past 24 hours I've been researching many amps/dacs/receivers, and I'm muddled with choices that make me doubt I will pick wisely. Right now I think the smallest amp that I know of that will drive these guys is either the previously mentioned Dayton 100A or the TBI Millenia MG3. I'm considering the larger previously mentioned full size amps for a home rig that can permanently stay at my place. Is there anything small(er) that I am missing? I'm mainly asking because I wouldn't mind being able to casually place my rig in a bag and carry it to a friend's for listening and letting them audition a decent set up. I obviously don't expect a portable battery powered rig for something as power hungry as the HE-6, but maybe an amp/dac that can easily fit in a backpack with the power brick + headphones? Thanks again in advance for any feedback. 

post #9628 of 14887
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Originally Posted by goldenSHK View Post
 

Does anyone know what the smallest amp is that can drive this can to optimum levels? The past 24 hours I've been researching many amps/dacs/receivers, and I'm muddled with choices that make me doubt I will pick wisely. Right now I think the smallest amp that I know of that will drive these guys is either the previously mentioned Dayton 100A or the TBI Millenia MG3. I'm considering the larger previously mentioned full size amps for a home rig that can permanently stay at my place. Is there anything small(er) that I am missing? I'm mainly asking because I wouldn't mind being able to casually place my rig in a bag and carry it to a friend's for listening and letting them audition a decent set up. I obviously don't expect a portable battery powered rig for something as power hungry as the HE-6, but maybe an amp/dac that can easily fit in a backpack with the power brick + headphones? Thanks again in advance for any feedback. 

 

 

You could check out the Virtue Audio One and Virtue Audio Two. I don't think they're producted anymore, but you may be able to find a second hand one. 

post #9629 of 14887

I've been happy using a Nuforce Icon amp which is roughly the size of a paperback book. I think they're $180 right now.

post #9630 of 14887
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Originally Posted by goldenSHK View Post
 

Does anyone know what the smallest amp is that can drive this can to optimum levels? The past 24 hours I've been researching many amps/dacs/receivers, and I'm muddled with choices that make me doubt I will pick wisely. Right now I think the smallest amp that I know of that will drive these guys is either the previously mentioned Dayton 100A or the TBI Millenia MG3. I'm considering the larger previously mentioned full size amps for a home rig that can permanently stay at my place. Is there anything small(er) that I am missing? I'm mainly asking because I wouldn't mind being able to casually place my rig in a bag and carry it to a friend's for listening and letting them audition a decent set up. I obviously don't expect a portable battery powered rig for something as power hungry as the HE-6, but maybe an amp/dac that can easily fit in a backpack with the power brick + headphones? Thanks again in advance for any feedback. 

 

You'll be very hard pressed to find something better than the TBI Millenia for the price and dimensions with the quality it gives. I haven't heard it myself, but from others whom ears i trust it gets a green light.

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