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Best deal since the uptown (@$40). Checking this thread daily finally pays off, but I'm not going to celebrate until it actually ship.


I also got the Uptown deal at $40!  Gave them to my sister for her birthday, she loves them.

 

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post #8687 of 9815
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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post

Best deal since the uptown (@$40). Checking this thread daily finally pays off, but I'm not going to celebrate until it actually ship.

 

This, but I ended up selling the uptowns as they need a good seal and don't make for good walking headphones (despite marketing ads)...

Hopefully these make better portables? Or are these not for portable use at all? If not I can just give it away.

post #8688 of 9815
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I also got the Uptown deal at $40!  Gave them to my sister for her birthday, she loves them.

 

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Yeah, I'm giving these to my roommate. I feel bad about reselling for profits bigsmile_face.gif

post #8689 of 9815

I'd buy a pair :c

I don't have any headphones right now that I like listening to, since my K267s don't arrive until the end of January.

post #8690 of 9815
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Matrix M-Stage DAC now available for $199!

 

I bought in a while ago but the group just got big enough to drop the price! Market price for these is almost $300, it might be worth buying some just to flip online. 

 

Either way, here's the link. The buy is only on for another couple hours so get in while you can!

 

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/matrix-mstage-dac

just a note on that, some say the odac and msII are better, and less at average price.

post #8691 of 9815
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There is some truth to that, but (just to name a few) the HiFiMan EF 5 & 6, Burson HA-160 and Schiit Lyr will drive them.

 

The only amp listed that can really handle the HE-6 is the EF6. All the other ones really won't give it enough power. If someone is hesitant to get a HE-6 because they think they'll need to spend over a grand, head over the HE-6 thread. You can get an amp for under $200 that easily power the HE-6 and make it sound fantastic. 

 

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I think he meant for the HE-6.  It's said that the Burson Soloist can handle the HE-6... see:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/burson-audio-soloist-headphone-amplifier

 

But they say that the EF-6 is the better choice.  I'd figure the Lyr has the juice for it as well... but I'd question a Burson HA-160 handling it.

 

Huh, I find that interesting, since Skylab nearly scoffed at me about 3 months ago for saying the Soloist had enough power for the HE-6. Wonder if he got a demo unit...


HiFiMan says that the EF-5 will drive it:

 

http://hifiman.us/Products/?pid=92

 

Also found this from Playback that agrees that the EF-5 will drive it, as will the Burson HA-160--albeit just:

 

http://www.avguide.com/review/hifiman-he-6-planar-magnetic-headphones-playback-37?page=5

 

I'll let you know more when mine comes in.

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HiFiMan says that the EF-5 will drive it:

 

http://hifiman.us/Products/?pid=92

 

Also found this from Playback that agrees that the EF-5 will drive it, as will the Burson HA-160--albeit just:

 

http://www.avguide.com/review/hifiman-he-6-planar-magnetic-headphones-playback-37?page=5

 

I'll let you know more when mine comes in.

 

 

If you read up on the HE-6 and HE-6 amplification thread, you'll see that the burson and ef5 don't provide enough power at all. The result will there will be sound but it will sound bass light and extremely bright to the point of being unable to listen. 

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HiFiMan says that the EF-5 will drive it:

 

http://hifiman.us/Products/?pid=92

 

Also found this from Playback that agrees that the EF-5 will drive it, as will the Burson HA-160--albeit just:

 

http://www.avguide.com/review/hifiman-he-6-planar-magnetic-headphones-playback-37?page=5

 

I'll let you know more when mine comes in.

 

 

If you read up on the HE-6 and HE-6 amplification thread, you'll see that the burson and ef5 don't provide enough power at all. The result will there will be sound but it will sound bass light and extremely bright to the point of being unable to listen. 


Any feedback from the use of vintage receiver (1970's & early/mid 80's) headphone jacks with the HE-6?

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Any feedback from the use of vintage receiver (1970's & early/mid 80's) headphone jacks with the HE-6

 

The actual headphone jack on those units is is the same thing as the speaker taps, just with a few resistors involved, so theoretically, it should sound identical to running it on the speaker taps. Pretty nifty. Those vintage amps are really a deal for the amount of power. 

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Any feedback from the use of vintage receiver (1970's & early/mid 80's) headphone jacks with the HE-6?

 

The vintage receivers will drive the HE-6 headphones without issue.  When the receivers were built in that era, the headphone jacks were connected to the speaker outs, but had just a few resistors in the wire chain.  The headphone jack, was much more of a powerhouse from that era.  Receivers of today, can't perform quite as well with headphones - but, there are some exceptions.  I've used Sansui receivers to drive my orthos - HE-5LE.  The only mistake I ran into was deciding to connect the headphones up to the speaker outputs in the back via speaker taps.  What I experienced was a horrendous amount of noise that I was getting on the HifiMAN headphones.  It sort of acted like a warning for me, as I suspected some issues were approaching with the caps and components on the board.  Had I just stayed with the headphone jack, I would have probably still had that receiver today.  One last thing regarding the vintage receivers - you'll realize that most of them will mute the sound going to the speakers when you plug in the headphones.  This is because they have a separate headphone stage on them.  The vintage receivers required you to manually turn off the outputs to the speakers by de-selecting the speaker buttons.

post #8696 of 9815

Thanks guys--I have a couple of those receivers still on line, as I am now rather vintage myself.  My oldest is a 1971 Pioneer SX-990 and my most powerful a Sanui G-7500.

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Those of you who bought the SRH 750DJ's, check your email because they will arrive at a different date.

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Those of you who bought the SRH 750DJ's, check your email because they will arrive at a different date.

 

Have not received this email yet. What do you mean by a different date?

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Have not received this email yet. What do you mean by a different date?


Mine was scheduled to arrive on the 8th, now it's the 4th.

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