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Hi,

We are very excited to let you know that HE-560 is ready for pre-order.

 

Order it now, and get a travel case for free.

 

http://www.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=196

 

Some early impressions:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/711824/hifiman-he-560-impressions-discussion-thread-pre-orders-up

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/712536/review-hifiman-he-560-planar-magnetic-headphones-stock-headphone-impressions-here-no-mods-other-than-cables-review-in-progress


Edited by TeamHiFiMAN - 4/14/14 at 4:42pm
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Added a Furman PL8C power conditioner to my stack today, doubt I'll get any improvement SQ wise other than taking out some occasional issues with a lot of electronics running on the same circuit. Have to say i'm pretty pleased with it thus far, but i'm not expert on power conditioners. HE-500s still sound as good as ever.

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Originally Posted by Ultramus View Post

Added a Furman PL8C power conditioner to my stack today, doubt I'll get any improvement SQ wise other than taking out some occasional issues with a lot of electronics running on the same circuit. Have to say i'm pretty pleased with it thus far, but i'm not expert on power conditioners. HE-500s still sound as good as ever.

Let us know if you hear anything.
I am very interested smily_headphones1.gif
Thanks!
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Let us know if you hear anything.
I am very interested smily_headphones1.gif
Thanks!

It has definitely reduced some hiss, I can turn the volume knob on the MJ all the way past 3 o'clock now without starting to hear noise, not that I would ever need to turn it that high(unless I was running speakers off of it :o) and I may be imagining it but the soundstage seems a little more spacious, but these things are probably psychosomatic, mainly I was having issues with the Mjolnir where the noise would go WAY up with all my electronics working, now it is on it's own bank on the pl8c, I can't foresee running into that issue anymore. Also the new pl8c uses series protection instead of MOV of the first gen which was apparently bad for SQ? Again, this is all foreign to me, I can tell differences between amps and dacs and feel my ears are fairly acute, but I can't say I hear anything yet, but that's exactly the point I suppose. Amazon has it for $125 with free shipping right now, I price matched and picked it up at a local guitar center, but I grabbed the last one there so I don't think they stock many. I initially wanted the smaller PT series but others had mentioned in an old power thread on here to spring for the PL series, also they didn't have the PT series so it made my decision for me. Considering I have well over $125 in gear, I think it's a decent investment if it protects them from surges, of which we get a lot here in hurricane season.

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^ aight. Thanks! wink.gif
post #13356 of 16130
Just buy the PLC THingee FX2 and ur done... biggrin.gif

And for surges protection the TSPD plug in

Both i use in my rig, see my pics in my PaG review (shortcut is in my signature) wink.gif

http://youtu.be/HHYxswkJLYc
Edited by hifimanrookie - 4/15/14 at 1:24am
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Will the new 560 headband be backwards compatible with the HE-500 and be sold separately and when? Thanks!
post #13358 of 16130
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Will the new 560 headband be backwards compatible with the HE-500 and be sold separately and when? Thanks!

No it won't be compatible unfortunately.
Hifiman confirmed it some time ago
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No it won't be compatible unfortunately.
Hifiman confirmed it some time ago

Thanks for the reply. Too bad............
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Thanks for the reply. Too bad............

FWIW, the cups are the same diameter, and while the headband won't be sold separately, it wouldn't take a whole lot to swap them out, at least I can't imagine it would, if you're determined enough. 

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FWIW, the cups are the same diameter, and while the headband won't be sold separately, it wouldn't take a whole lot to swap them out, at least I can't imagine it would, if you're determined enough. 


Haha... possibly. Determined, that I am. But the again I would still have to convince someone to let go of his 560 headband. Anyone???  :D 

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Finally got around to getting a headphone stand. 

 

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Might have to pick up a pair of HE-500's in the next month if I can find them for around $500. With the release of the HE-560 I think I can score a great deal. :D

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What would be the cheapest  amp that would work well with the 500? Would something like the magni work?

 

Seems people are saying it requires 1-2w which the magni just makes it into. The whole speaker amp thing seems suspect. Also seems people are getting poor results with o2 and fiio amps.

post #13365 of 16130
The cheaper audio Gds work well. My 15.32 sounds great with the HE500 and doubles as a DAC. I hear good things about the 11.32 also. Same amp different DACs, wolfson vs sabre. I'm currently using the mini-x and topping TP60 which are speaker amps so plenty of power
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