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i need to hear the HE-6 on a speaker amp someday then. and then how do u know what kind of speaker amp to chooose, like which ones sound better on them? like cause theres tons of them available and all sorts of prices, seems like u can almost try anything.

 

 

That was the fun for me.  Take your HE-6s to an audio store and have at it.

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I thought it stood for High End :blink:

Ahh yes, I believe you're right.

 

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i need to hear the HE-6 on a speaker amp someday then. and then how do u know what kind of speaker amp to chooose, like which ones sound better on them? like cause theres tons of them available and all sorts of prices, seems like u can almost try anything.

Pretty much anything from First Watt is a sure deal. I have also had great success with a "lightspeed" pre attached to the amp as well. The pre (or volume pot for that matter) is one thing I have always overlooked and will never underestimate its importance since I have a lightspeed now.

 

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That was the fun for me.  Take your HE-6s to an audio store and have at it.

Yes indeed! I also enjoy the looks and impressions of astonishment when I walk in with a headphone asking to try some high end speaker amps with them! When you find a good pairing, offer the people around you for a listen and watch their faces. Priceless. You might even score a convert too!

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+ 2 On Happy Camper's last comment. Obviously, many owners and would be owners of the HE-6 will have different realities. Some will consider the cans and balk! Others may initially balk and then brave ahead at shopping for adequate amp solutions. 

 

Then still, some of us already own speaker amps, so why not?!

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+ 2 On Happy Camper's last comment. Obviously, many owners and would be owners of the HE-6 will have different realities. Some will consider the cans and balk! Others may initially balk and then brave ahead at shopping for adequate amp solutions. 

 

Then still, some of us already own speaker amps, so why not?!

Yes, the HE-6 is definitely the way to go for a person that already has speaker amps in his/her collection. No need to buy a headphone amp, so there is some major intrinsic value from that point of view.


Edited by brunk - 10/19/13 at 10:19am
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

The insensitivity is certainly a huge drawback for a lot of Head-fiers. Simply put, the HE-6 doesn't sell remotely close to the numbers the other flagships do, and the primary reason is the amping requirements-real or imagined. That said, I want to try the HE-6 again after I have both the Levi and Rag in house to see how they do with it. Still curious about Hifiman's next flagship too.

-Daniel
But if you came from the speaker hobby, it was a welcome product. Those with a speaker rig that moved them over based on recommendation has found the HE-6 to be a revelation.
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Question for you headphone cable aficionados. I have about 70ft. of 24awg 7N UP-OCC Silver solid core in teflon tubing. Have any of you tried pure silver on the HE-6, along with solid core? I'm thinking of making a 4 strand cable with it, but I'm leery of the durability. Maybe 8 :eek: strands would work? I would need to acquire more stock or make a shorter cable for that idea though. Any ideas on reinforcement that wouldn't be too stiff?

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Question for you headphone cable aficionados. I have about 70ft. of 24awg 7N UP-OCC Silver solid core in teflon tubing. Have any of you tried pure silver on the HE-6, along with solid core? I'm thinking of making a 4 strand cable with it, but I'm leery of the durability. Maybe 8 :eek: strands would work? I would need to acquire more stock or make a shorter cable for that idea though. Any ideas on reinforcement that wouldn't be too stiff?

 

On a wintry night the lone taxi appears... with only room for one more. Think lust wouldn't muscle its way in and leave convenience sitting at the curb? :veryevil:

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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Question for you headphone cable aficionados. I have about 70ft. of 24awg 7N UP-OCC Silver solid core in teflon tubing. Have any of you tried pure silver on the HE-6, along with solid core? I'm thinking of making a 4 strand cable with it, but I'm leery of the durability. Maybe 8 :eek: strands would work? I would need to acquire more stock or make a shorter cable for that idea though. Any ideas on reinforcement that wouldn't be too stiff?

Why not leave it solid?

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On a wintry night the lone taxi appears... with only room for one more. Think lust wouldn't muscle its way in and leave convenience sitting at the curb? :veryevil:

Ahh yes, the awkward yet cozy encounter of compromise :smile:

 

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Why not leave it solid?

I'm not sure I understand. Do you mean to just leave it in its naked glory clad in teflon? ;)

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Why not leave it solid?

I guess my main concern is of durability if i decide to coil it up often. You can see in this pic it's rather thin. Maybe i'm just paranoid...

 

It was an adventure feeding this wire into the teflon by the way. I have a 500ft. spool of the tubing and I had strung it all the way down the hallway and sat in a chair in another room so it would be straight as possible. Putting wire through coiled teflon is not fun, so I found a silly way to achieve my goal lol.


Edited by brunk - 10/19/13 at 10:55am
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I guess my main concern is of durability if i decide to coil it up often. You can see in this pic it's rather thin. Maybe i'm just paranoid...

 

It was an adventure feeding this wire into the teflon by the way. I have a 500ft. spool of the tubing and I had strung it all the way down the hallway and sat in a chair in another room so it would be straight as possible. Putting wire through coiled teflon is not fun, so I found a silly way to achieve my goal lol.

 

I would never use solid core for a headphone cable. It's not nearly flexible enough. I would go silver stranded. Depending on your budget, you could get 24 AWG silver stranded cable from Toxic Cables, or if you prefer shielded cabling, I like Moon Audio's Silver Dragon for that, though the purity isn't nearly as high as Toxic Cables'.

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Had my first night session with the EF-6 + Ciunas DAC yesterday: I like what I heard, big time!

 

Don't know if the new iMac has anything to do with it, but the Ciunas sounded perfectly dynamic for me, which hadn't been my experience with it in the past (windows laptop or SBT).

 

This time, the Chord sounded meh (stock SMPS + Ciunas Converter, I left my LPSU in France :( ). I suppose the linear PSU is a must with this DAC!

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I would never use solid core for a headphone cable. It's not nearly flexible enough. I would go silver stranded. Depending on your budget, you could get 24 AWG silver stranded cable from Toxic Cables, or if you prefer shielded cabling, I like Moon Audio's Silver Dragon for that, though the purity isn't nearly as high as Toxic Cables'.

Yeah my concern is that it would kink too easily, but since this isn't a portable headphone cable solid core could be possible. I'd rather work with what i got. I'm just trying to think how the reinforcement could be done. Maybe i could braid in some empty teflon tubing on the left and right sides, then put each set in some cotton tubing. That may allow it to resist kinking and still be flexible. My usage scenario would be stringing the cable out to a chair 8-12ft. away, then putting the headphone back on its stand. I would either just move the cord away with my foot or lightly coil it for stowage occasionally. Thoughts?

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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

Had my first night session with the EF-6 + Ciunas DAC yesterday: I like what I heard, big time!

 

Don't know if the new iMac has anything to do with it, but the Ciunas sounded perfectly dynamic for me, which hadn't been my experience with it in the past (windows laptop or SBT).

 

This time, the Chord sounded meh (stock SMPS + Ciunas Converter, I left my LPSU in France :( ). I suppose the linear PSU is a must with this DAC!

 

 

Cool,

 

When you get a chance, give some impressions on the HE-6 / HE-5LE on the EF-6..

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Aldo,

You and I have / had a balanced B22.  The HE-500s sound great on it - correct?  I then went "up" to the GS-X mk2.  The HE-500s sound the same on both systems.  Where the HE-6 and the HE-5LE scaled and did sound better.  I can see if we started from entry level amps - then yes you are correct.  But starting from say a B22 then going up from there the HE-500s had little improvement - for me anyway.

However, I see what you are saying..
Understood your opinion
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