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post #2851 of 13417
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

 

Yes I agree with that! Those cans have over-emphasized bass to no end without a doubt, but there are certain areas which are simply reproduced as distortion with my HE-6 but as sound with rumble with the Pro 900.

Examples - thunder, followed by a lightning. the thunder is reproduced as a big scrumbled distorted noise on the HE-6 whereas on the Pro 900 it sounds like thunder.

Other example is a dropped bomb, exploding- on HE-6 the explosion is a messed, distorted "fhskjf" but on the Pro 900 it is reproduced to the latest bit, like that deep explosion should be.

 

Then again my HE-6 (which might be the only Hifiman with rolled off bass? according to the graphs) is my only HIFIMAN point of reference so I generalized a little bit there.... Sorry if it differs with other models. Sorry again wink.gif

 

 


 

 

And I said I likewise do to... just complaining about this one single little tiny wee flaw :)

The bass on the hE6 when properly amped with power and I mean at least 15 watts is explosive.. I used an 80w wat tpower amp and it never distored until I used my Taboo on comples passages the amp simply gave out causing distortion,. I will say this again and IU have purchased the he500 again the he6 when properly amoed and I mean powerful amps is the best headphone I hav eowned or heard. Sadly I sold it off because my SX980 was having some issues or I would still own both. The bass on the HE6 when amped properly is to die for

post #2852 of 13417
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

LOL  why did you suspect I would be back.
Cause these are good headphones and you had fun with them last time.
post #2853 of 13417
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

The bass on the hE6 when properly amped with power and I mean at least 15 watts is explosive.. I used an 80w wat tpower amp and it never distored until I used my Taboo on comples passages the amp simply gave out causing distortion,. I will say this again and IU have purchased the he500 again the he6 when properly amoed and I mean powerful amps is the best headphone I hav eowned or heard. Sadly I sold it off because my SX980 was having some issues or I would still own both. The bass on the HE6 when amped properly is to die for

I gotta hear HE6 + speaker amp at a meet some point in the future; you're not the first to describe how sublime the sound becomes with that.

post #2854 of 13417
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post


Cause these are good headphones and you had fun with them last time.

I did have fun with them the last time. I also will like them this time again. I need to stop buying everything twice.  I think I will just keep everything this time

post #2855 of 13417
The same group of people recycling the same comments over and over again regardless of what thread they are in. The HE-6 crusade is getting old boys.

My 0.02 cents.
post #2856 of 13417
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

I gotta hear HE6 + speaker amp at a meet some point in the future; you're not the first to describe how sublime the sound becomes with that.

If you can get someone up in Canada driving one properly I think you would be surprised on how good it can be. Its explosive and the soundstage is really special as is the treble. A good vintage Pioneer from the SX950 and up will be suited for dynamics and also can be driven out of the headphone jack . The SX980 was 80w and it was putting 15W or more into the 50 ohm load. The Pioneer always put out more power than they were rated at. I heard a difference from the headphone jack and it scaled higher out of the speaker taps. I love the HE500 because its easier to drive and I cant think of any other headphone in its price range that sounds better but that HE6 is something special but a bear to drive,

post #2857 of 13417
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

I gotta hear HE6 + speaker amp at a meet some point in the future; you're not the first to describe how sublime the sound becomes with that.
nevermind redface.gif
post #2858 of 13417

I got me a pair of black on black Detox from the first run about a year and a half ago. biggrin.gif

post #2859 of 13417

Headphones are like women. The more attractive they are, the more bl*ody trouble they are hahah

 

The HE6's are verrry attractive!

 

I'll stick with my HE500's.

post #2860 of 13417
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

 

HE-500 good for music, Denons better for movie - you can't get everything. That's why buy Beats - Dr. Dre made them. Bro....he's a doctor, you can't go wrong.biggrin.gif 

Yeah right..probably the doctor of love or was it bass?wink.gif

post #2861 of 13417

I thought speaker amplification had high output impedence. Don't these 'phones need <1ohm output impedence to sound good?

post #2862 of 13417

 

Just set them up yesterday, and the HE-500s are wonderful. Great detail, and not too bright. A bit heavier than my old Senn HD600, but I'm getting used to them...very happy with the quality of the music.

post #2863 of 13417
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Originally Posted by darkfireblade25 View Post

I thought speaker amplification had high output impedence. Don't these 'phones need <1ohm output impedence to sound good?

 

Welcome to the world of Planar Magnetic headphones

post #2864 of 13417
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Originally Posted by darkfireblade25 View Post

I thought speaker amplification had high output impedence. Don't these 'phones need <1ohm output impedence to sound good?

 

I might be wrong here, but impedance, and thus damping factor, doesn't apply with planar magnetics. This is because for the impedance component, there's only resistance and no reactance.

post #2865 of 13417

Short ball guys - HE-500 or T1? If anyone here can be objective of course :D

 

I listen to everything with emphasis on electronic and inde rock ofc most of it in Flac.

 

I come from AH-D1000 and I also own for last few days D7100 but I dont like them and I am going to return them as way too bassy and wit ha bit of pinchy highs and mutated high pitched women voices.

 

Thanks for all and any input :)
 


Edited by sebna - 2/2/13 at 4:36pm
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