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well nobody will get the Soloist to run HE-6 "fairly" well.

 

 

.Sup,

 

How you like those HE-4s?

post #242 of 402
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.Sup,

How you like those HE-4s?
I only use them with movies now. I preferred them over HD800 because of its nice, full and extended bass but when I got HE-500 in march this is what I listen to now. HE-4 are brighter than HD800 but I put Hifiman pleathers on and they aren't as bright any more. Build quality is the worse of all Hifiman headphones. Great headphones for electronica.
post #243 of 402
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I only use them with movies now. I preferred them over HD800 because of its nice, full and extended bass but when I got HE-500 in march this is what I listen to now. HE-4 are brighter than HD800 but I put Hifiman pleathers on and they aren't as bright any more. Build quality is the worse of all Hifiman headphones. Great headphones for electronica.

 

 

O wow - OK thanks.  I think I'll pass on them.. 

post #244 of 402
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well nobody will get the Soloist to run HE-6 "fairly" well.

Umm, I tried it with my soloist and it ran surprisingly well

post #245 of 402
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O wow - OK thanks.  I think I'll pass on them.. 
definitely pass, unless you want rusty screws. HE-400 should be a better headphone, HE-500 on the other hand is really special. Perfectly balanced headphone imo. The only thing I would still like from it is the comfort and better materials HD800 have. But I am not complaining.
post #246 of 402
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Umm, I tried it with my soloist and it ran surprisingly well

 

 

Better than the Little Dot and the Emo mini?

post #247 of 402
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Umm, I tried it with my soloist and it ran surprisingly well
But was does fairly and surprisingly mean? Its sounds really vague. Say I'm on the market for a HE-6 amp (i was offered this amp for trade from a Euro headfier a couple days ago but I don't have a need for it). Would you recommend me this amp?
post #248 of 402
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Better than the Little Dot and the Emo mini?

 

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But was does fairly and surprisingly mean? Its sounds really vague. Say I'm on the market for a HE-6 amp (i was offered this amp for trade from a Euro headfier a couple days ago but I don't have a need for it). Would you recommend me this amp?

 

It does well for a headphone amp. It's very close to the little dot in terms of power to the HE-6, and clarity, however, not quite to the same level as the little dot in terms of smoothness. It might top the little dot in terms of detail though. Not up to the level of a speaker amp, but getting close. I'd say on the higher end of headphone amps I've heard with the HE-6.  If you want a good all around amp, that you can use with just about any headphone (really like the T1 with it) with lots of functionality (I literally have all 3 RCA inputs hooked up to different sources) you can't beat this. If you are looking for something to pair the HE-6 with, I think speaker amps provide a better value.

post #249 of 402
elwappo could I bother you for a quick 10SE comparison?
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elwappo could I bother you for a quick 10SE comparison?

 

 

Off the top of my head:

 

The soloist is a 'musical' amp for sure. It's a little smoother, got that fun speedy sound. It sounds open, but not in the same open the 10SE has. The soloist is a very intimate and close open with the instruments spreading around. It's a little smoother, and just as detailed as the 10SE. 

 

The 10SE has a very open sound. It's open and spread out. The singer is set back a few steps and then the instruments around. It has a very detailed sound. It's certainly not as musical as the soloist. It definitely has the Audio-gd sound signature. The only thing it may have on the soloist is bass detail and bass clarity. 

 

This may not be a fair comparison though, we are comparing a $1000 amp to a $700 DAC/AMP combo, but those are my thoughts. 

post #251 of 402
Thanks. Musical is what I am looking for but power is still an issue.
post #252 of 402
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Thanks. Musical is what I am looking for but power is still an issue.

 

 

It's definitely got power behind it. Normal listening for me was about 12oclock with the HE-6. It just lacked the treble clarity that the HE-6 gets with speaker taps. It can handle any other headphone very easily. 

post #253 of 402
I wasn't sure before because some people were saying its too weak for HE-6 and that's why the new Burson headamp will be released.
post #254 of 402
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They should be good together.  Although, I didn't have my HE-500s and my Burson 160D at the same time so I cant be for sure.

 

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HE-500s were very sibilant with the Burson.  It lacked a sense of smoothness and sounded overly harsh with mid/fast paced music.  The synergy just wasn't there, and I would experience listening fatigue shortly after having them on.  When I first got the HE-500s, this is the reason I disliked them.  A little off topic, but I had the same issue with the LCD-2 when I initially got them.  

When I used a different input for the DAC, it sounded better, but there was still much room for improvement.

 

With the V200, they sound like a completely different pair of headphones, hands down (both HE-500 and LCD-2).  They gain the musical mids that they lack with the Burson, become silky smooth so that you can listen for longer periods of time, and instruments no longer mesh together poorly to create a loud blob of incomprehensible sound.

 

These are my experiences with the Burson and the planar magnetics.

 

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Classic signs of underpower. Not enough to finish the sustain and decay before losing control.

 

I feel none the wiser.

post #255 of 402

I was running my He-500's from a Beyer A1 and they struggled. I had to set the volume to 4'Oclock. I recently purchased a Woo wa6se and these cans sound wonderful and plenty of volume at 10:00.

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