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post #271 of 348
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Aside from Rabid Dog?


The next generation of RD: more rabid, more dawgier.

 

I highly suggest not buying the HE6 blind. It sounds very good, but you might not find that it's an improvement on the HE-500.

post #272 of 348
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Aside from Rabid Dog?

Rabid dog? I've been away for a while and might have missed something there.

post #273 of 348
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Originally Posted by anetode View Post


The next generation of RD: more rabid, more dawgier.

 

I highly suggest not buying the HE6 blind. It sounds very good, but you might not find that it's an improvement on the HE-500.

 

 

For me and IMO there is a noticeable difference in favor of the HE-6

post #274 of 348
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Originally Posted by drez View Post

I don't think he6 is quite the same as an hd800 with ortho bass, it also has ortho mids and highs tongue.gif. Basically there is more body to the sound, but IMO a little less of the really fine delicate microdynamic prowess of the HD800. In my system to my experience etc etc.

 

He did say he want something like this "I want a pair that has the bass of the HE-500 but at the same time presents crystal clear and forward vocals, unreal presentation of acoustic instruments, details, soundstage,"  

 

Sure does sound like the HE-6 I know in my system and going by my experience. and so on, and so on, and so onblink.gif

post #275 of 348
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

For me and IMO there is a noticeable difference in favor of the HE-6

Of course, but the tonality of the two are very different and HE6 could be unfavorable even though it is technically superior.

 

For instance, I have been fidgeting with earpads a lot with my HE500s, and through that experience I realized that I like a darker more LCD3-like tonality (darker than LCD2r2 even, but not r1 because that is way too muffled-sounding). Now if I were to suddenly switch to HE6 now I'd hate it despite it having the better resolution, dynamics, smoothness etc, the whole shebang.

post #276 of 348
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Of course, but the tonality of the two are very different and HE6 could be unfavorable even though it is technically superior.

 

For instance, I have been fidgeting with earpads a lot with my HE500s, and through that experience I realized that I like a darker more LCD3-like tonality (darker than LCD2r2 even, but not r1 because that is way too muffled-sounding). Now if I were to suddenly switch to HE6 now I'd hate it despite it having the better resolution, dynamics, smoothness etc, the whole shebang.

 

See what your talking about is your preference.  I said for me and IMO.  So that would be my preference...  

 

I listen to all my HifImans mostly all the time.  For me the HE-6 is the flagship for good reason.

post #277 of 348

Gold drivers.  atsmile.gif

post #278 of 348
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

See what your talking about is your preference.  I said for me and IMO.  So that would be my preference...  

 

I listen to all my HifImans mostly all the time.  For me the HE-6 is the flagship for good reason.

By the way, if you open your HE6, how do the gold foils look on the driver? Are they all smooth-looking etc? I dunno why but all HE500 aluminum tracings are wrinkly and I bet it contributes to the lowered resolution.

post #279 of 348

I hear Fang himself licks each earpad that's destined to grace an HE-6.

 

You don't even want to know what Joe Grado does to the HP1s people send to him mod.

post #280 of 348

What I mean:

 

Here's a random Techpowerup's review photo of HE6 driver

 

 

Are the gold tracings actually pleated like that? Or is that just an optical illusion?

post #281 of 348
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

What I mean:

 

Here's a random Techpowerup's review photo of HE6 driver

 

 

Are the gold tracings actually pleated like that? Or is that just an optical illusion?

Hey Jerg, I'll send a couple good pictures to you tomorrow. The drivers definitely have top notch finishing.

post #282 of 348
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

Hey Jerg, I'll send a couple good pictures to you tomorrow. The drivers definitely have top notch finishing.

Cool thanks; it'd be better if we can just get another meet going so everyone can check out those drivers close up irl maybe? wink.gif

post #283 of 348
any multi driver custom iem wins in resolution imaging and speed against high end full size easily
post #284 of 348

That's just simply not true. What is your experience to back up such an incredibly bold and, what I consider, an inaccurate and misleading statement?

 

Multi-BA's weak spot is imaging and soundstage. Almost everything images better than multi-BA's, including single armatures. Multi-BA's smear the imaging all over the place. Speed is arguable. "Resolution?" Depends on what you mean. If you mean transparency and detail, then Multi-BA's always sound far less transparent than any high-end full-size I have heard. 

 

To be clear, I define transparency as how real and accurate the sound is to the real instrument in timbre, decay, and detail. 

post #285 of 348
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any multi driver custom iem wins in resolution imaging and speed against high end full size easily

 

Cool.

 

Why/how?

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