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post #9886 of 19433
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That's big praise for the HE-6. While i haven't had first-hand experience to compare all of them at once, I'm not surprised with your findings as I have come to a very similar conclusion myself. That is why I fell in love with the T1 for so long, until I gave the HE-6 a second chance as I knew I never gave it the attention to detail it deserved. I too find it to be the least fatiguing amongst the flagships i have owned and it sounds great with all genres. I used to keep all my cans since they each offered something unique and sort of as a badge of pride lol. But now I am just really picky, if I'm not extremely pleased with one, or it gets little head time I don't keep it around anymore. The HE-6 is here to stay that's for sure, even over the HD-800 if it came down to just one headphone.

 

I may end up selling the rest of my gears to fund a better speaker amp for the HE-6, and perhaps a pair of loudspeakers too. The good thing about using a speaker amp to drive the HE-6 is that you don't need to purchase an extra headphone amp, and can use your speaker amp to drive speakers too. Fairly obvious, I know, but worth mentioning.


Edited by songmic - 10/29/13 at 8:55am
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I've kept the Ety 4s and RS-1 for portable use but have gotten rid of the rest and focused on pimping out the 6s. The amp issue is the trickiest. You can be satisfied with a lot of amps but then around the corner is another surprise. Going above your ability to provide can ruin what you have and the obsession can ruin the moments you got into this hobby for. There comes a time that you have to say when and enjoy the fruits. When we lose that, we become that audiophile everyone makes fun of. Find your desire soon and get back to the music.

That damned I600........
Edited by Happy Camper - 10/29/13 at 10:33am
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Thanks Darryl! I most certainly can build one for you Dubstep Girl. I'll give it a pink faceplate too :tongue:

 

 

:D 

 

whats the DIY F5 like? 

 

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Yeah,  You will soon find out just how much this headphone can scale.  It keeps asking for more.  I felt the same way with the GS-X pairing, the sound was good, but the HE-6 wanted more.  

 

From the GS-X mk2 I don't recommend going "down" to amps like the Emotiva mini X or smaller type amps like that.  Go for the gusto :biggrin:

 

You could camp out on the "Gon" looking for Pass amps, Threshold amps or what ever you see that's a good deal.  There's a lot on there.  Or you can recruit Brunk :biggrin:  to build you an amp.  It sounds like he did a fine job with his F5 clone.

 

yeah thats what i was thinking, that from the GSX MK2 i basically have to go all in and get something good.

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Can the  Pathos Classic One MKIII  be used as mono blocks?  The design is a pretty small one - correct?

 

Also Yes - I agree with how you described the HE-6 in relation to all the other headphones.  The T1 is a pretty good all rounder as well, but the mids on the T1 can't touch the mids on the HE-6.  

 

I dislike the connectors they use as well.  I'm glad I went the Hardwire route.  IMO it gives it a more refined sound.

 

Yup - I sold all my other dynamic headphones.  Still got the ADs and just got a pair of HE-5s in the house.

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That damned I600........

 

http://www.simaudio.com/moon600i.htm

 

Oh yeah baby.  The synergy with the HE-6 and this bad boy is crazy.

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HiFiMAN screw-on connectors... my battle over fidelity and convenience.

:deadhorse:

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That damned I600........

 

http://www.simaudio.com/moon600i.htm

 

Oh yeah baby.  The synergy with the HE-6 and this bad boy is crazy.

 

How much to bring that bad boy home again?

:popcorn:

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8K

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I've kept the Ety 4s and RS-1 for portable use but have gotten rid of the rest and focused on pimping out the 6s. The amp issue is the trickiest. You can be satisfied with a lot of amps but then around the corner is another surprise. Going above your ability to provide can ruin what you have and the obsession can ruin the moments you got into this hobby for. There comes a time that you have to say when and enjoy the fruits. When we lose that, we become that audiophile everyone makes fun of. Find your desire soon and get back to the music.

That damned I600........

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post #9895 of 19433
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+1 Well said HC, It's definitely nice to know "when" and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

 

@songmic - Go for it and shed some stuff to lighten your load for a speaker amp and enjoy the journey of the HE-6 and your new travels of speakers too. I have my bliss with fullrange drivers. They're not necessarily endgame, but they are spooky real, transparent and give way too much musical enjoyment for what they cost to build. :D

 

@Dubstep Girl - I wrote an initial review a page or two back of the F5 + HE-6 pairing. Potterma will be able able to provide A/B comparisons of the F1 vs. F5 in the near future as well. I'll give an update in the future too.

 

@Silent One - Might as well get those lovely cables hardwired. :smile: You don't plan on changing them out do you?

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@Silent One - Might as well get those lovely cables hardwired. :smile: You don't plan on changing them out do you?

 

My dealer (Robert/Aphrodite Cu29) would have sold/shipped them to me hard-wired but he is working on a limited schedule temporarily. So now I'm scrambling to get 'em done without using Interstate shipping. There's so much talent around here, I just need to find someone with interest.

 

 :thumb: In fact, I'm gonna ask michael mercer right now!

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I may end up selling the rest of my gears to fund a better speaker amp for the HE-6, and perhaps a pair of loudspeakers too. The good thing about using a speaker amp to drive the HE-6 is that you don't need to purchase an extra headphone amp, and can use your speaker amp to drive speakers too. Fairly obvious, I know, but worth mentioning.

 

This is the exact same street I'm walking running down... :normal_smile :

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My dealer (Robert/Aphrodite Cu29) would have sold/shipped them to me hard-wired but he is working on a limited schedule temporarily. So now I'm scrambling to get 'em done without using Interstate shipping. There's so much talent around here, I just need to find someone with interest.

 

 :thumb: In fact, I'm gonna ask michael mercer right now!

Yeah def do that! It seems you're having trouble finding local, so you might as well get it done somewhere else with a 2-3 week turnaround. Heck, you may have gotten it back by now if you didn't delay. Oh well :)

 

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This is the exact same street I'm walking running down... :normal_smile :

It's definitely a no-brainer! I encourage everyone to try and demo some fullrange speakers if possible. They're simply midrange monsters that throw an amazing stage. Fun to build too! Soldering is totally optional ;) How are those tea tins faring, hehe?

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Yeah def do that! It seems you're having trouble finding local, so you might as well get it done somewhere else with a 2-3 week turnaround. Heck, you may have gotten it back by now if you didn't delay. Oh well :)

 

 

:dt880smile: But... I just recently took delivery of the cable. And bring home my new kit this week... who'd wanna miss that?! :normal_smile :

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It's definitely a no-brainer! I encourage everyone to try and demo some fullrange speakers if possible. They're simply midrange monsters that throw an amazing stage. Fun to build too! Soldering is totally optional ;) How are those tea tins faring, hehe?

:ph34r:

 

Barren. Ready to sit 'em on the fence for target practice. With rocks. However, the tea experience makes it all worthwhile to empty them:rolleyes: in the first place. On those full-range speakers, you mean with the kit I wouldn't have to solder... plug & play?


Edited by Silent One - 10/29/13 at 12:48pm
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