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post #16 of 46

Guys, how about some more impressions, please. I saw some comments in another thread about Ray's SR71b driving the HE6s, and would love to hear more about what this amp &/or this combo is like.


Edited by daveDerek - 11/17/10 at 9:29am
post #17 of 46

 

My brief comparison between the LCD-2's and the HE-6, for some reason I wasn't really impressed by the HE-6 (powered by an EF5). It might be the thicker, darker sound of the LCD-2. Unfortunately, they were driving by vastly different equipment.  

 

 

Who was the member with the Blue Hawaii, LCD-2's, Headroom amp, and what looked like some type of pro processor for a dac? I loved the way this set up sounded and wanted to know what that pro dac was.

 

Edited by francisdemarte - 11/16/10 at 10:19am
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I had a good time at the meet. Great to talk to other people engaged in this hobby. Thanks to Billy and Steve for organizing this event.

 

My biggest goal in attending was to listen to the HE-6. I used to own a pair of HE-5LE and really liked them but eventually sold them when I got my LCD-2. I was on the fence about the LCD-2 thinking it may have been less musical than my HE-5LE. I listened to the HE-6 and LCD-2 balanced through Ray's new balanced XP-7b prototype. The HE-6 were much harder to drive than the LCD-2. I had to turn the volume almost twice as far compared to the LCD-2. The HE-6 sounded great with the same Magneplanar like sound signature I liked about the HE-5LE. I then listened to a recabled HE-6 out of my Headroom Portable Desktop Amp and even though the room was kinda loud and not perfect for detailed comparisons, I thought the LCD-2 and HE-6 were very close in sound signature. In the end I'll keep my LCD-2's because they're easier to drive.

 

I also was anxious to hear another pair of HE60's. I had sold my pair in August but the buyer returned them stating they had a channel imbalance and were distorted. I had several people listen to them and all stated they sounded great. I then borrowed a good HE60 from Darius and found that his and mine sounded identical out of my BHSE. I thought my HE60's were fine and it was good to confirm this at the meet.

 

I ended up winning a pair of UE IEM headphones so that was kinda cool. 

 

Thanks again to the organizers.


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Who was the member with the Blue Hawaii, LCD-2's, Headroom amp, and what looked like some type of pro processor for a dac? I loved the way this set up sounded and wanted to know what that pro dac was.

 


That was me. My DAC is a Metric Halo ULN-2.

post #19 of 46

I too wish to extend my thanks to Billy and Steve for organizing this meet. I was a first timer (first meet ever, actually) and I was simply blown away by many of the setups. I was glad to have finally heard the HD800's. I listened to it on audiosceptic's setup with the blue hawaii...it was brief and almost too much to process but it was amazing. Next meet I really want to spend a lot more time with them.

 

Other favorites included the Denon D2000/7000's, Grado HF-1's, and the Sony XB700's. So many great headphones, and now my wish list has expanded. At least Christmas is around the corner :) I would have been perfectly happy had the event gone on for 4 more hours!

 

Thanks again, everyone. Hope to make it to ChiUnifi 2011!


Edited by dxanex - 11/16/10 at 2:15pm
post #20 of 46

Pictures required!

post #21 of 46
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I too wish to extend my thanks to Billy and Steve for organizing this meet. I was a first timer (first meet ever, actually) and I was simply blown away by many of the setups. I was glad to have finally heard the HD800's. I listened to it on audiosceptic's setup with the blue hawaii...it was brief and almost too much to process but it was amazing. Next meet I really want to spend a lot more time with them.

 

Other favorites included the Denon D2000/7000's, Grado HF-1's, and the Sony XB700's. So many great headphones, and now my wish list has expanded. At least Christmas is around the corner :) I would have been perfectly happy had the event gone on for 4 more hours!

 

Thanks again, everyone. Hope to make it to ChiUnifi 2011!


hd800's on a blue hawaii. i guess your choice of words in "blown away" is fitting. :)

post #22 of 46
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Pictures required!

I'll post them over the weekend. Stay tuned!

 

Anyways, I tried the O2, but somehow it didn't entirely seal my ears. I guess my head is a little small or thin. iirc, Jack Woo's O2 fits me just fine when I was at canjam. The M50 was too bassy for my taste. Did I mentioned I enjoyed the LCD-2 a lot?tongue_smile.gif

post #23 of 46

so which amps drove the HE6 well as that seems like an issue.

post #24 of 46

Woohoo, thanks. :)
 

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I'll post them over the weekend. Stay tuned!

post #25 of 46

LCD-2 ? HE-6 ? what? did I miss these cans at the meet, wait, I been out of the loop for like a year or more, are these some new headphones? crap I missed them....

post #26 of 46
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LCD-2 ? HE-6 ? what? did I miss these cans at the meet, wait, I been out of the loop for like a year or more, are these some new headphones? crap I missed them....



Audez'e LCD-2 and HiFiMAN HE-6. Both are high-end orthodynamic headphones which are supposed to compete with the HD800, T1, K1000 and O2mk1.

 

Search on Head-Fi or Google and you'll find plenty to read about them.

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LCD-2 ? HE-6 ? what? did I miss these cans at the meet, wait, I been out of the loop for like a year or more, are these some new headphones? crap I missed them....



Audez'e LCD-2 and HiFiMAN HE-6. Both are high-end orthodynamic headphones which are supposed to compete with the HD800, T1, K1000 and O2mk1.

 

Search on Head-Fi or Google and you'll find plenty to read about them.


Have you compared them to something like Grado RS1, RS1000 (used to own them) or HP2? Will search the headphone forum.

 

Back to the meet, any more pics anyone?

post #28 of 46

Sorry, been so busy I just now have time to post a bit.

 

As usual, did more talking than listening but 2 rigs that I really liked were the Blue Hawaii & Stax phones, and listening to Ray's new SR71b with my balanced JH16's. Might just have to buy that one when it comes out.

 

Great to see all my Chi town friends again. Thanks again for supper Ray!

 

(Oh great Steve, you just had to post the picture of me chewing on a bagel didn't you?) tongue.gif

post #29 of 46
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Originally Posted by dariusf View Post

LCD-2 ? HE-6 ? what? did I miss these cans at the meet, wait, I been out of the loop for like a year or more, are these some new headphones? crap I missed them....



Audez'e LCD-2 and HiFiMAN HE-6. Both are high-end orthodynamic headphones which are supposed to compete with the HD800, T1, K1000 and O2mk1.

 

Search on Head-Fi or Google and you'll find plenty to read about them.


Have you compared them to something like Grado RS1, RS1000 (used to own them) or HP2? Will search the headphone forum.

 

Back to the meet, any more pics anyone?


I did compare the LCD-2 to the HP2, but it was brief. The HP2 were the best Grados I've ever heard, but I still preferred the LCD-2. I haven't heard the other cans you listed.

post #30 of 46
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so which amps drove the HE6 well as that seems like an issue.


I had the HE-6 Fang sent for the meet set up with my EF5 since it only had the 4 pin balance connector and the single ended adapter. My Stealth would not drive it very well and even the Apache at home didn't seem to really drive it like I thought it should. Ray also had his new HE-6s at the meet and used them to demo his new SR-71b. I didn't have a chance to listen to his setup, but at RMAF, I did and it drove it very well. If you were going to buy a dedicated amp for the HE-6s, that may be the way to go. I should mention the HE-6 Ray had were recabled with Drew's latest version of the blue dragon I think, which is also a nice step up from the standard cable.

With that said, Fang has let me use the HE-6s for another week or so instead of having to ship them back to him early this week. I will get to spend some quality time with them but this time fully balanced using the new Warren Audio X10 balanced cable I bought for my HE-5s. I had a chance to spend an hour or so last evening and when running a balanced input along with the balanced out cable, the Apache had no issue driving them. Listening levels were in the 9 to 10 range at high gain. The sound quality between listening single ended and balanced is not slight. The HE-6's really deserve balanced. That's probably why the standard is balanced but unfortunately it is the 4 pin XLR.
Edited by Audio Addict - 11/17/10 at 7:40pm
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