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Thanks to those of you that responded to my request for killer DAC / Amp combos. Most helpful as ever. Looks like Lyr / Bifrost - suitably maxed out - has gone to the top of the list. Let me know if anyone else has any other suggestions - thanks again.

Some like project ember.. Don't know if it looks good but it looks pretty darn cool.

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i promised to put some pics here when i got my code-x in..so here they are :D for more info: check the code-x thread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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i promised to put some pics here when i got my code-x in..so here they are :D for more info: check the code-x thread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awesome. Do share sound impressions. Now I guess you just have to wait for your Blue Emotiva LED Circle.....:beerchug:

 

BTW are those Audeze pads?

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Thanks..i already took them a million times out of the box to feel them...it feels so different..not glass slippery like..but organic.. biggrin.gif
And they are all woody! How cool is that? Lolz...

And no ...no audeZe pads..all custommade..and handmade by one man..as is the headband.. wink.gif

Blue emotiva led circle..hehehehehe ..yeah who knows...maybe both engineers work together biggrin.gif

yeah ur right..now its waiting on my amp....but he is (again) thinking of improvements for my amp..so it will take longer...as its his petproject he told me he puts al his new ideas in it...lucky me..soon i have an amp which is powered by gravity power of the earth.. biggrin.gif
But when i have him i will post a review about my new rig and take it to as many meets i can..am already looking for a case to transport it in..i read about pelican cases..but if anyone has other alternatives! I am open for suggestions. wink.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 1/15/14 at 3:16pm
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Couldn't wait for the 560. Got the he500 yesterday and running them on a modi and magni. Wow. Now. I can't wait what happens when I get a new amp and DAC sometime this year.

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@hifimanrookie I thought the code-x was a modded he5 and had wood cups - what model is the base for yours?

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@hifimanrookie I thought the code-x was a modded he5 and had wood cups - what model is the base for yours?

The HE-5 but with black wood!

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@hifimanrookie I thought the code-x was a modded he5 and had wood cups - what model is the base for yours?


also HE5 and completely woody...but its made special for me by Luis so had some extra special attention given to it....is black colored with very special dye and sealed with bee-wax.(and not with the more modern enviromental friendly oils)..like they did in the back old days when we didnt have aeroplanes...and why those old stuff still exists...

 

until now of the orginals its the only one who is blackish..as if u look closely its a very very dark brown..almost black..its  very omnious..very dark..no gloss!.......rest of the 19 codex-ses are 'standard'  wood brown with standard oil finish...

 

@textfeud..thanks!


Edited by hifimanrookie - 1/15/14 at 3:36pm
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Painted black, or were the cups created from black wood?

Nevermind, just saw your post, thanks. Congrats!
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I just bought the HE-500, it's just that there are new models around the corner (he-560) so i'm not sure if should be happy that i paid "only" 490 € for 3 months old he-500.

But logically speaking new models don't make the soundquality of the older ones obsolete.

 

For now i'm curious if i will be satisfied with the he-500

/rant

 

I wouldn't be too worried. I think you got a good price, and even though there's a new HE560 on it's way, there will also be a new successor to the HE-6 around the corner which will push down the price of the HE560. 

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I wouldn't be too worried. I think you got a good price, and even though there's a new HE560 on it's way, there will also be a new successor to the HE-6 around the corner which will push down the price of the HE560. 

Why would the HE-6 successor push down HE560's price? It (the successor) is undoubtedly going to be priced around HE-6, which is nowhere close HE560's price.

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I wouldn't be too worried. I think you got a good price, and even though there's a new HE560 on it's way, there will also be a new successor to the HE-6 around the corner which will push down the price of the HE560. 


i think they will position that new one above the HE6 pricewise to compete directly to the new lcd's

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I wouldn't be too worried. I think you got a good price, and even though there's a new HE560 on it's way, there will also be a new successor to the HE-6 around the corner which will push down the price of the HE560. 

Why would the HE-6 successor push down HE560's price? It (the successor) is undoubtedly going to be priced around HE-6, which is nowhere close HE560's price.

 

I'd suspect that many people will buy the HE560 to compare it to the HE-6, or want a lighter headphone, and when the HE-6 successor arrives they'll sell them off. In addition an influx of HE600s means more headphones for the same number of ears. 

 

Edit: Of course, all speculation here out


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I'd suspect that many people will buy the HE560 to compare it to the HE-6, or want a lighter headphone, and when the HE-6 successor arrives they'll sell them off. In addition an influx of HE600s means more headphones for the same number of ears. 


or people like me (or he6 owners) just wait for the new high end phone of hifiman ;).. for me its just waste of money (IMHO) to buy a 560 if i want a phone bettering the code-x i have now or the he6

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or people like me (or he6 owners) just wait for the new high end phone of hifiman ;).. for me its just waste of money (IMHO) to buy a 560 if i want a phone bettering the code-x i have now or the he6

 

I didn't think the Code-X had been compared to a HE-6 by a reputable reviewer yet? Can you link to it?

 

I still would have a hard time thinking the HE-5 drivers would be capable of coming near the HE-6. The HE-5 drivers were really Dr. Fang's first foray into planar magnetics, and had a few notable flaws outside of  resonance issues. I had them both at the same time for an extended period, and the HE-6 had noticeable driver changes done. I'd be cautious to drop that much cash on an untested headphone based on known design issues. 

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