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post #2806 of 4874
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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
 

Hold on to the kidney...you might need a spare someday.  

 

I'll get to audition a 560 next saturday, don't intend to purchase but have to admit that I'm REALLY curious.  A friend whose ears I trust told me that it's not like the 6 but does bridge some of the gap between the other models and the 6 (iirc he owns a 500 and a 5LE).  Anyway, he owns a 6 and wouldn't want to swap but he did say that if he'd have to start from scratch and knowing the commitment the 6 requires to get it to shine, he might forego those last couple of % and save a lot of cash and gear trades.  

 

I dunno, can't envisage selling my 6 but I'm intrigued.  On a side note, I listened to some classical and A/B'd between my HD-800 and my HE-6 last night, it struck me again how the 6 does so many things just right for me.  The HD-800 is unbeatable in  a couple of areas, the HE-6 is just a much better all rounder to my ears and as far as 'euphony' goes, there's simply no comparison.

ikr 

 

and I'd love to hear the HE 6, I might wind up with the HE 560 before the year is over... if I can hear it first. But I'd still like to get a hold of the HE 6 or the HE 600 [if that comes some time soon as well] 

post #2807 of 4874
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Yes I saw that... I almost died and was tempted to sell a kidney... and I hear some mixed bags about the HE 560, it's on my list of "need to hear firsts" but it does have wood cups which saves me the trouble of having to get customs made for it [like I did with mah HE 4] 
Mixed bags? The 560 are the most positive feedbacks I read in a long time! The PM1 got mixed feelings from experienced Head-fiers, the 560 is much more positive in terms of sound quality.

However, the wood cups are no more, sadly. It is now veneer cups for better reliability and consistency.
post #2808 of 4874

No complaints about the HE-560s either after trying Clemmaster's. Maybe except it's not an HE-6 :wink_face:

post #2809 of 4874
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post

No complaints about the HE-560s either after trying Clemmaster's. Maybe except it's not an HE-6 wink_face.gif
Let's say it's not YOUR HE-6 wink.gif
post #2810 of 4874
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post


Mixed bags? The 560 are the most positive feedbacks I read in a long time! The PM1 got mixed feelings from experienced Head-fiers, the 560 is much more positive in terms of sound quality.

However, the wood cups are no more, sadly. It is now veneer cups for better reliability and consistency.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 

No complaints about the HE-560s either after trying Clemmaster's. Maybe except it's not an HE-6 :wink_face:

NO wood... well that sucks 

 

and by mixed bag and I mean the sound signiture. I like the HE 4 since it's very airy and open, 

post #2811 of 4874
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post


NO wood... well that sucks 

and by mixed bag and I mean the sound signiture. I like the HE 4 since it's very airy and open, 
The 560 is the more refined HE-4. It is fuller in the mids, better defined in the bass and less raw (read smoother buy still airy) in the treble. It also images better, is more comfy and much easier to drive (which is probably a downside in the HE-6 thread biggrin.gif).
What's not to like?
post #2812 of 4874
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post


The 560 is the more refined HE-4. It is fuller in the mids, better defined in the bass and less raw (read smoother buy still airy) in the treble. It also images better, is more comfy and much easier to drive (which is probably a downside in the HE-6 thread biggrin.gif).
What's not to like?

Fuller mids and smoother Top end, still it might pair super nice with the audio gd NFB10ES2 I got

post #2813 of 4874

Has anyone tried plugging the HE-6 into the headphone output of the Resonessence Invicta? On paper, it looks underpowered, but I wonder what happens when you actually do it. This review suggests that it works: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/resonessence/6.html

 

Edit: Underpowered, but not by much, I think. If I understand the specs correctly (admittedly, a big if), the Invicta is rated at 5.1Vrms. The HE-6 is 83.5dB/mW at 50Ohm. According to the Head Fi power calculator spreadsheet (http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-power-calculator-spreadsheet), that means the Invicta can get the HE-6 to over 106dB. That's plenty loud enough for me, in fact, probably far too much! So peaks shouldn't clip at any reasonable listening level.


Edited by gepardcv - 5/31/14 at 3:37pm
post #2814 of 4874
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Originally Posted by gepardcv View Post
 

Has anyone tried plugging the HE-6 into the headphone output of the Resonessence Invicta? On paper, it looks underpowered, but I wonder what happens when you actually do it. This review suggests that it works: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/resonessence/6.html

 

Edit: Underpowered, but not by much, I think. If I understand the specs correctly (admittedly, a big if), the Invicta is rated at 5.1Vrms. The HE-6 is 83.5dB/mW at 50Ohm. According to the Head Fi power calculator spreadsheet (http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-power-calculator-spreadsheet), that means the Invicta can get the HE-6 to over 106dB. That's plenty loud enough for me, in fact, probably far too much! So peaks shouldn't clip at any reasonable listening level.

 

Loudness is not an issue.  Plenty of headphone amps can get the HE-6 loud.  Please read through the thread, the answer is there more than a few times.

post #2815 of 4874
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Originally Posted by gepardcv View Post

Has anyone tried plugging the HE-6 into the headphone output of the Resonessence Invicta? On paper, it looks underpowered, but I wonder what happens when you actually do it. This review suggests that it works: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/resonessence/6.html

Edit: Underpowered, but not by much, I think. If I understand the specs correctly (admittedly, a big if), the Invicta is rated at 5.1Vrms. The HE-6 is 83.5dB/mW at 50Ohm. According to the Head Fi power calculator spreadsheet (http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-power-calculator-spreadsheet), that means the Invicta can get the HE-6 to over 106dB. That's plenty loud enough for me, in fact, probably far too much! So peaks shouldn't clip at any reasonable listening level.
Give er a spin and let us know what you find.
post #2816 of 4874
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post
 

There's more than power involved here. Even John Curl himself said so.

 

http://www.parasound.com/pdfs/JCinterview.pdf

 

Read that... I might like put that on my signiture, that said this interview for John Curl is great 

post #2817 of 4874

Baby Krell meets daddy Krell

 

 

Getting ready for some A/B testing before baby Krell leaves.

post #2818 of 4874
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 

Baby Krell meets daddy Krell

 

 

Getting ready for some A/B testing before baby Krell leaves.

 

My utter jealousy of you, sir, knows no bounds. 

post #2819 of 4874
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 

Baby Krell meets daddy Krell

 

 

Getting ready for some A/B testing before baby Krell leaves.

 

Did you need a forklift to get it off the carpet?

post #2820 of 4874
My back hurts just to look at it!
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