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post #211 of 903

baka

 

I will bring a Merdian pre amp and VTL 100 watt mono blocks.

Also a NAD 50 watt receiver.

post #212 of 903

This meet is really shaping up. Gonna be lot of great stuff to get a handle now all I have to figure out what I have to sell to get some more. LOL Just kidding I am set for the future I believe anyway.

post #213 of 903

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Originally Posted by Frank I  
" This meet is really shaping up. Gonna be lot of great stuff to get a handle now all I have to figure out what I have to sell to get some more. LOL Just kidding I am set for the future I believe anyway."

Right! Sure! Uh huh! :)

I'm so close to getting that Marantz I don't need. The Rockhopper beta22 I shouldn't get and who knows what new shiny tube thingie I can't stop staring at.

The HD900 and T2 are around the corner Frank! Lmao. See you Saturday. I'll make coffee if you want some.

post #214 of 903

Has Tyll measured the HE-6?

post #215 of 903
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Originally Posted by sachu View Post

Has Tyll measured the HE-6?


His amp wasn't powerful enough to test them fairly.

post #216 of 903
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Originally Posted by kwkarth View Post




His amp wasn't powerful enough to test them fairly.


You mean that he didn't have the chance to measure all of the other headphones using a more powerful amp.  Using a more powerful amp for just one headphone doesn't sound that fair to me :P.

post #217 of 903
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You mean that he didn't have the chance to measure all of the other headphones using a more powerful amp.  Using a more powerful amp for just one headphone doesn't sound that fair to me :P.

Of course that's true too, but you have to understand we're not talking about just a little more power.  Fang had them hooked up to the speaker terminals of a 100WPC Threshold amp.  You COULDN'T do that with other headphones!  You'd smoke them!
 

post #218 of 903

MMmmm.. makes me look forward even more to using them with my 125Wpc Pioneer.

 

Any thoughts from the mini meet today guys?

post #219 of 903

I'm starting to think then that only my two tube integrated amps will have enough juice for the HE-6 when my turn for the loaner pair comes...
 

post #220 of 903
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

I'm starting to think then that only my two tube integrated amps will have enough juice for the HE-6 when my turn for the loaner pair comes...
 


I heard them with Dared mono block tube amps yesterday and the 40 watt Nad 316BB. To be honest they were congested with the Dared amps. I thought the sound stage shrunk and sounded better on the NAD IMO. The Leben is 18W and should be a good match. I will say this on the NAD I liked the sound of the HE6 and look forward to my loaner audition

post #221 of 903

Thanks Frank.  I will also try them on my new Decware (the Mini Torii) if it arrives in time - it should also have plenty of power.
 

post #222 of 903

your welcome. they are very nice cans from the short time i did hear them and will be curious to see the pricing.

post #223 of 903

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Originally Posted by Skylab  
" I'm starting to think then that only my two tube integrated amps will have enough juice for the HE-6 when my turn for the loaner pair comes..."

Even the HE-5LE really benefits from a speaker amp. At the NJ meet this was becoming apparent. The difference between even a powerful headamp and a speaker amp was substantial. I had the 5LE connected to several headamps and integrated amps including mono blocks. The 5LE just works better through speaker terminals. In my opinion the HE-6 just can't be driven with a headamp and it get even close to it's potential.

My time with the HE-6 has ended and they are now in the capable hands of El_Doug. There isn't much I can add to what I've already said. Except... I did get a chance to listen to the LCD-2 on two different systems including my own.

The HE-6, LCD-2, T1, HD-800 and to a smaller degree the Edition 8 are all chasing the same thing. I've now had the opportunity to listen to all but the Edition 8. What I can reliably say is they're all excellent top-tier headphones. I believe they all are worthy candidates for anyone wanting to get closer to chasing the elusive perfect sound. The four I've heard are very balanced and neutral. None are perfect. I guess they're waiting for the HE-7, T2, HD900 and LCD-3 to get even closer.

For my taste the HD800 is the one I have chosen. I was fully prepared to purchase the HE-6 if I liked it over the HD800. Had I not had the HD800 to compare it to I most likely would have. I suppose if the LCD-2 would have blown me away I'd order them too.

My suggestion would be if you're in the market for a $1k+ headphone find a way to listen to each one for yourself. As informative as is all that has been written about all these headphones, only hearing them is how you'll know where to invest. And at this level, it's an investment to be sure.

post #224 of 903

Quote: Originally Posted by Frank I  

" I heard them with Dared mono block tube amps yesterday and the 40 watt Nad 316BB. To be honest they were congested with the Dared amps. I thought the sound stage shrunk and sounded better on the NAD IMO. The Leben is 18W and should be a good match. I will say this on the NAD I liked the sound of the HE6 and look forward to my loaner audition"


I also preferred the NAD over the tube mono blocks (but those mono blocks had a badass rat bike jive going though. In a good way). Maybe the HE-6 works better with SS than with tubes?


Edited by baka1969 - 7/25/10 at 7:06am
post #225 of 903
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My suggestion would be if you're in the market for a $1k+ headphone find a way to listen to each one for yourself. As informative as is all that has been written about all these headphones, only hearing them is how you'll know where to invest. And at this level, it's an investment to be sure.

Good advice, and well said!
 

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