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I have the thx00, is the teak better?

IMO, the Teak is better. I believe you can just buy the cups, if you prefer to just change them on your TH-X00.
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I already own 3 of them except the he400i, what should I get as my next set.

 HE-6

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I already own 3 of them except the he400i, what should I get as my next set.
 HE-6
that means that I have to sell most of my stuff to acquire he6 and a amp
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that means that I have to sell most of my stuff to acquire he6 and a amp

Worth it.
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IMO the HE-500 gets you the HE-6 sound for a lot less money.
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IMO the HE-500 gets you the HE-6 sound for a lot less money.

A properly driven 6 is on another level then the 500. The 500 is fantastic, but it is not the 6.
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I did have the listen to the HE-6 driven by a First Watt F1. It did sound nice, but the effort involved to get there seems not worth it. I would happily take my 500 and cheap A-100 amp over the other setup. Again, my opinion.
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IMO the HE-500 gets you the HE-6 sound for a lot less money.

A properly driven 6 is on another level then the 500. The 500 is fantastic, but it is not the 6.

 

Definitely agree with this. However a big drawback is the HE-6 really needs it's own dedicated amplifier. This makes it a lot different than other headphones where you can get a good amp and just swap headphones with that amp. 

 

If you don't want to do that, I think the HE-500s are a terrific headphone. I still prefer them to the HE560, and I think they have a fairly similar sound signature to my HE-6.

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A properly driven 6 is on another level then the 500. The 500 is fantastic, but it is not the 6.

The HE500 actually have a pretty special scalability to them too, particularly with the Wells Audio amplifiers. It's a little different though, as the HE500 has an inherently slower pace and lushness to it. That and, no matter how well amplified, the HE500 can't quite duplicate the tactile microdynamic punch that makes the HE-6 so special. That visceral texture is like a drug you just can't get enough of.
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The HE500 actually have a pretty special scalability to them too, particularly with the Wells Audio amplifiers. It's a little different though, as the HE500 has an inherently slower pace and lushness to it. That and, no matter how well amplified, the HE500 can't quite duplicate the tactile microdynamic punch that makes the HE-6 so special. That visceral texture is like a drug you just can't get enough of.

I'm not knocking the 500, I've owned them for 6 years, love their smoothness and grace.

That being said, they are not the 6.
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I'm not knocking the 500, I've owned them for 6 years, love their smoothness and grace.

That being said, they are not the 6.

Oh, I know you're not. And I totally agree.
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