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Poll Results: You mainly an acoustic guy or electronic guy? Acoustic means the players are moving fingers or singing in real time, with no use of AutoTune. Electronics is pure elec. instruments, lots of post-process (Auto Tune)

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 23% (28)
    Acoustic is my bread and butter. Prefer the Audeze orthos.
  • 39% (47)
    Acoustic is my bread and butter. Prefer the Hifiman orthos.
  • 24% (29)
    Electronic is the most exciting: Prefer the Audeze orthos
  • 26% (32)
    Electronic is the most most exciting. Prefer the Hifiman orthos.
120 Total Votes  
post #16 of 47
biggrin.gif edited into prior post..sorry
Edited by hifimanrookie - 11/23/12 at 2:58am
post #17 of 47
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Originally Posted by aqsw View Post

Too bright for me. I also tried the He6 at a meet.(Yes, they were very well powered) and feel the same way. I just like a darker phone. I like the bass better on the lcds also. The lcds are just easier to listen to, although for detailed listening the HiFi mans are better.Poorly encoded music(which I have some) is unlistenable on the hifi mans. JMO

 

I'm also sensitive to treble and until recently owned the LCD-2 Rev1. However, I don't find the HE-500 too bright at all. In fact there have been a few recording where I could have wished for a little more treble.

 

Not to try to subvert your impressions. Just adding my own.   

post #18 of 47
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

I'm also sensitive to treble and until recently owned the LCD-2 Rev1. However, I don't find the HE-500 too bright at all. In fact there have been a few recording where I could have wished for a little more treble.

Not to try to subvert your impressions. Just adding my own.   

+1 i agree with ur impression on the he500..its a lush velvetly sounding phone..he6 is more bright
Edited by hifimanrookie - 11/23/12 at 5:26am
post #19 of 47
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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post


Not so with a "properly" driven he6. One of best I ever listened to when it comes to sound staging and especially imaging. Not so when driven with less than 6 to 8 watts.

 

While I only herd the LCD-3 a few times, at meets and from friends.  I have not lived with it.  I agree with the statement above and rank them like this.

 

HE-6

LCD-3

HE-5LE

LCD-2.2

HE-500

post #20 of 47

O my God, my headphone is at the bottom of the list! What am I going to do!!!

 

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post #21 of 47
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

O my God, my headphone is at the bottom of the list! What am I going to do!!!

 

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no it isnt..its 5th on a list of more then 100 headphones..biggrin.gif  seriously...its all about personal taste...AND ALSO UR AMP..

post #22 of 47

I second this, and I own both the HE-6 and LCD-3 currently.

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

While I only herd the LCD-3 a few times, at meets and from friends.  I have not lived with it.  I agree with the statement above and rank them like this.

 

HE-6

LCD-3

HE-5LE

LCD-2.2

HE-500


 I've long sold off my HE-500, so I can't quite compare it anymore; but to me, the HE-6 is a clear winner for anything acoustic in terms of planar headphones.

post #23 of 47
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

I second this, and I own both the HE-6 and LCD-3 currently.


 I've long sold off my HE-500, so I can't quite compare it anymore; but to me, the HE-6 is a clear winner for anything acoustic in terms of planar headphones.

I don't. smile.gif Sold off my HE-6s about 2 months after my LCD-3s arrived. But, the HE-6s are in the top 5-6 list of headphones that I've heard ever.

post #24 of 47

Peter,

 

Don't you know this is a HE-6 thread???  

 

Oh waitblink.gif   Not it's not..  My bad..biggrin.gif

post #25 of 47

Hi Dieblanc

I also,happen to agree with you ,on the He-6's

As I dont own or,have listened to, the lcd3,{but will soon},..I found I grab for the he-6,over my Lcd-2's any time some acoustic guitar is playing.

With some brighter electric guitar stuff,such as Albert Cumming,"Working man" cd...,things get a little over the top.

 

This is with my mj/gung combo

With the emo mni speaker amp,bass goes a bit deeper,but for overall sq,I use mj/gung...just prefer it's smoothness.

 

Guess it's just a matter of personnel sq preference?


Edited by mikek200 - 11/25/12 at 11:32am
post #26 of 47
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

I don't. smile.gif Sold off my HE-6s about 2 months after my LCD-3s arrived. But, the HE-6s are in the top 5-6 list of headphones that I've heard ever.

 

haha and now, after all my doubting i have to agree. I think the LCD-3s are a better headphone then the HE-6s. But that doesnt detract from how awesome the HE-6s are at all. They are still one of the best headphones still being produced today, like i would probably go Sr-009 > LCD-3 > HE-6

post #27 of 47

LCD-3 1a

HE-6 1B

LCD-2

HE-500

post #28 of 47

Man...  I got to get me a pair of these LCD-3s...angry_face.gif

post #29 of 47
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Man...  I got to get me a pair of these LCD-3s...angry_face.gif

 

Dont worry, youll be able to hear mine soon enough :D

post #30 of 47
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post

 

haha and now, after all my doubting i have to agree. I think the LCD-3s are a better headphone then the HE-6s. But that doesnt detract from how awesome the HE-6s are at all. They are still one of the best headphones still being produced today, like i would probably go Sr-009 > LCD-3 > HE-6

Well said (though I might sneak the HD800s in there just above the HE-6s)....but that's just my opinion. smile.gif

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