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post #1 of 3032
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I popped over to head direct to check out the HE-6's and noticed that the HE-4's are now available.

I haven't heard any mention of them since they were announced for canjam but nevertheless there they are for $450! Something tells me I know what i want for Christmas .

 

LINK

 

They appear to be a slight variation of the HE-5LE's.

Here are the specs:

 

 

Spec

Frequency Response: 10 to 60 KHz

Impedance: 38 Ohm

Efficiency: 86 DB

Weight: 350 g

Accessories

Headphone cable (OFC) with 6.5 mm plug. Length 3 m / 10 ft

Balanced Portable headphone cable with 3.5 mm 4-pin plug. Length 1.5 m / 5 ft

Earpad for backup *1

 

and a pic of the sexiness:

 

 

2010Nov09193250he4-2.jpg

 

 

 

UPDATE:

 

They have started to arrive and some impressions, reviews and pics are coming in.  I will update the links as they pop up.

 

General HE-4 info:

 

Links to Impressions and Reviews:

 

Modifications:

  • Ron12 - Comprehensive guide for modifications and pad rolling.

 

Links to Pics:


Edited by Farnsworth - 7/13/14 at 6:29pm
post #2 of 3032

Awesome! These are definitely on my radar. Now to wait for some reviews before taking the plunge.

post #3 of 3032

Yet another pair of headphones I need to add into the considerations.  I was debating on the LCD2 vs HE6 or just going to get some customs but now this comes along and my curiosity has been piqued.  Darn these headphones look quite sexy.

post #4 of 3032
Hmmmmm

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post #5 of 3032

Wonder what it's like to drive.

post #6 of 3032

Finally a reasonably priced new planar magnetic headphone again!

Let's hope it sounds good too :-)

post #7 of 3032

oh wow. might be able to save more now. thanks

post #8 of 3032

Interesting

post #9 of 3032
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Originally Posted by Region2 View Post

Yet another pair of headphones I need to add into the considerations.  I was debating on the LCD2 vs HE6 or just going to get some customs but now this comes along and my curiosity has been piqued.  Darn these headphones look quite sexy.



heh same here. But LCD2 has so many design issues and both are so expensive. I could actually afford this in a week! smily_headphones1.gif

post #10 of 3032

Buying...

post #11 of 3032

Hmmm... looks good. I'm glad Fang decided to go with the rubberized coating instead of the silver plastic. If I couldn't afford a HE-6 I'd get this. But I'm a lucky bastard and I can afford it! Maybe some lucky person will get this for a Christmas gift instead. From the specs, it's just as hard to drive as the HE-5 though. I'm afraid many many people will buy this cause of the low price, then complain it has a "veil" when they use it from their computer sound card.


Edited by tvrboy - 11/10/10 at 11:23am
post #12 of 3032
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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post

heh same here. But LCD2 has so many design issues and both are so expensive. I could actually afford this in a week! smily_headphones1.gif


There is that problem.  My friend had the same concerns and didn't want to deal with customs so had them sent to me for testing--they're sitting on my head right now 

 

I gave him my comparison of them against my O2 and checked them over.  Audeze was also quick about letting him know he had fault blocks and are sending him the replacements before there were any problems with them.

 

It's been a week and there have been no problems I can discern.  Audeze's proactive role in addressing the problems in the LCD2 has also been a rather strong factor in the decision.

 

Ultimately I need to hear both the HE4 and the HE6 (I thought the HE5 was great) before I make a decision but if I end up not liking the HE6, I might end up getting the LCD2 and picking up an HE4 to scratch that Head Direct itch 

post #13 of 3032

350g noticeable lighter hten the HE6 if that is true. Weaker magnets?

post #14 of 3032

Yes, he even wrote so on the site. Ordering one for christmas. Does any of you guys know if the balanced cable he sells is for the HE series?



 

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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post

350g noticeable lighter hten the HE6 if that is true. Weaker magnets?

post #15 of 3032

Interested to say the least.  Have to put it on my short list, so long as sonics weren't compromised.

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