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I don't mind SHRILL as I apprently enjoy those spikes. I've also heard that different ears resonnate to high freqs differently, which leads to a different perception of treble siblance or harshness 

 
anyways
 
I'm hoping to get a Balanced Tube to drive the He 5LE with, so let me ask you guys. LD MK VI+ or MK VIII SE? Which would have a better chance driving the HE 5LE 

 

The LD MK VI+

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The LD MK VI+

 

May I ask why :3 

 

It does seem the LD VI+ has more power... 5W into 120 ohms vs

the MDVIIISE with 2w into 100ohm


Edited by Mshenay - 9/23/13 at 2:49pm
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The MK VIII SE is made for high impedance headphones ie.. HD800.  The web site does a good job in telling you the difference in the two.

 

http://www.littledot.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=9&sid=7a7b8f06e5f2e5fdf9c8abb1d75ae51a

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The MK VIII SE is made for high impedance headphones ie.. HD800.  The web site does a good job in telling you the difference in the two.

 

http://www.littledot.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=9&sid=7a7b8f06e5f2e5fdf9c8abb1d75ae51a

 

Indeed, it does but where exactly q.q I guess I can start digging through there threads although... the LDVI+ has a gain switch? It seems the VIII SE does not [in addition the VI+ comes in silver which looks a little nicer than the black] 

 
Might just settle on that and save some cash :3
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you masochist you.....

 

haha

 

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Oh man I would hope for that :D that means HE 500 and HE 6 price should drop a little ;3

 
but while I am hear... how does the HE 5LE and HE 4 compare to the HE 6, not in terms of clarity, but in terms of color 

 

 

Would also mean I'm selling my HE-6 if that happened! That's assuming the new flagship is significantly better.

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Would also mean I'm selling my HE-6 if that happened! That's assuming the new flagship is significantly better.

:D and that means a bunch of them would hit the market! A BIG supply and little demand = DISCOUNTS xD 

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What new Flagship?

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What new Flagship?

 

Hifiman has rumored they are working on a few new products for Q1 2014

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Hifiman has rumored they are working on a few new products for Q1 2014

 

Yea baby, and that's when I'm going to be buying my T90... I might snag the HE 5LE if I can get it nice and cheap :O 

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Hifiman has rumored they are working on a few new products for Q1 2014

 

I thought it was the Jade..

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@ potterma

Yes, when the gain is at a level where it can't make the amp clip, it is part of the equation, but doesn't tell you how much power the amp has and thus how loud it will be able to play a certain headphone. Usually a high power amp will have a high gain and a low power amp will have little, but there are different gains in different amps even though they have the same wattage.

I short: the HiFiMan 801 & 901 with balanced amp card hasn't enough power to make HE-6 play loud, but since the gain isn't overly high, but rather slightly lower than perhaps desirable, the amp doesn't clip even though volume is max'ed. This applies to any headphone connected to the amp (as long as it can handle the output power undistorted itself).

 

I would make a distinction: The (max) gain determines how loud an amplifier has the potential to play a given headphone.  The power (and separately but not un-importantly, the voltage and current capacity) of the amplifier determines if the amplifier can actually drive that headphone at that loudness level without going into clipping or power supply reset.

 

I'm afraid I don't understand your statement that the 801 with 901 gain are not sufficient for ANY headphone.  I would think that 4 V out (balanced) would be sufficient for more efficient headphones.  Oh, maybe you are saying the amp won't clip with other headphones... So, for example, driving HE-500 which is both lower impedance and higher efficiency, the amp won't clip.  Think I got it.

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What is everybody's opinion on the best sounding amp for the he 6 under 1000 dollars? I am having trouble deciding.
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What is everybody's opinion on the best sounding amp for the he 6 under 1000 dollars? I am having trouble deciding.

 

That will probably be a DIY FirstWatt amp. For a pre-built amp, I would wager the TBI Millenia, Odyssey Cyclops. For used, there are tons of vintage receivers available.

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What is everybody's opinion on the best sounding amp for the he 6 under 1000 dollars? I am having trouble deciding.

 

What amps did you have in mind?  This amp looks very interesting:

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/amp/Precision1/Precision1EN.htm


Edited by preproman - 9/26/13 at 1:58am
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I'm thinking about the tbi millenia right now, I don't see a price on the precision 1.
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