Originally Posted by vaed
Hi! I was wondering if you had the chance to demo the HE-6 by any chance? I was also in the market for an open compliment to the MD's, and was stuck between the HE-500, LCD's and HE-6 as potential upgrades and ended up getting the third. I'd love to hear your opinion between the three, if it isn't too much trouble. I'm simply curious.
Don't sweat it if you can't, though, enjoy yourself!
I didn't get the chance to demo the HE-6. It wasn't on the top of my list, but I had hoped to give it a try. I demoed the HE-400 and new RE600 at the HiFiMAN table but it got really busy around me and to be totally candid, the guy at running the table was a glaring jerk. The girls were kind though. So I ended up moving on to other tables (like Schiit) and demoing the HE-500s there. Jason was awesome. No one was around at that time and I got to chill and try all the cans on the different setups and just chat. His available music selection was far better for my tastes as well.
After comparing the HD800s, LCD 2.x & 3, HE-400, HE-500, and the version 3.1 Mad Dogs he had on hand, I was happy I purchased the Mad Dogs. The HE-500 were clear winners for my prefered sound in an open headphone. Now I just have to start saving up for a Lyr/Bitfrost for my Mad Dogs and the HE-500s i'd like to pair them with.
One halarious thing was the weight difference. Right after I took off the HE-500s, I put on a pair of DT990s and the weight difference startled me. I couldn't believe just how light they were in comparison. Wasn't a fan of the sound signature at all. Oh well, the price to pay for the sound of the heavier cans I like is totally worth it.