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post #1321 of 2126
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Not really I love my HE-500, and its strength is exactly as you mentioned, open airy sound that is just lovely with mids and bass to die for. atsmile.gif
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post #1322 of 2126

th-600 pads are really awesome on the he-500.

post #1323 of 2126
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post


Yes heard it, don't know that I could distinguish it from the LCD2, but I wasn't able to use my source material which makes a huge difference in understanding the sound. Anyway, the Audeze's sound more closed than the HiFiMans to me, the major reason I'd choose the 500. Like above, take it with a grain of salt, most people would go Audeze over HiFiMan, I'm just an anomaly :/

I really doubt you're a big anomaly. The HE500s are a world class set of cans. I think more people prefer Audeze because of non-sound issues actually (aesthetics, USA product, etc) since both the LCD2 and HE500 are somewhat similar (tier 1, open, planar magnetic cans with slightly colored sound towards the lower region). 

post #1324 of 2126
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Originally Posted by goldenSHK View Post
 

I really doubt you're a big anomaly. The HE500s are a world class set of cans. I think more people prefer Audeze because of non-sound issues actually (aesthetics, USA product, etc) since both the LCD2 and HE500 are somewhat similar (tier 1, open, planar magnetic cans with slightly colored sound towards the lower region).

Me either. 500's and 600's make an awesome combination. With street prices the way they are you can get the pair, angle pad your 600's, fostex pad your 500's, sell your hifi pads and still come out less than a th-900, lcd-3, and even the price locked hd-800. The flat planar with the fun dynamic, can't beat it.

post #1325 of 2126
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post

Me either. 500's and 600's make an awesome combination. With street prices the way they are you can get the pair, angle pad your 600's, fostex pad your 500's, sell your hifi pads and still come out less than a th-900, lcd-3, and even the price locked hd-800. The flat planar with the fun dynamic, can't beat it.
I've been thinking about the 500 & 600 as a killer combo. And then someday, adding that price-locked 800 you mentioned to round things out smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by ethan7000 - 10/14/13 at 10:29pm
post #1326 of 2126

Yeah TH600 is on my short list of cans that I want. If it wasn't for the new X it would have made my decision super easy.

post #1327 of 2126
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Yeah TH600 is on my short list of cans that I want. If it wasn't for the new X it would have made my decision super easy.

Which are you getting rid of the he-500 or lcd-2? Or are you just a massive planar fan?

post #1328 of 2126

For those of you that went the Pricejapan.com way for your Fostex. Did you do DHL or EMS and did you pay using Bank Transfer (not really wanting to even consider that option) or Paypal and ate the extra fee?? Thinking about pulling the trigger on the TH600's very soon. But still a little concerned about the process even tho I know lots and lots that have purchased from them but of course the first time is always nerve racking. 

 

What type of time frame did you guys see with the shipping? 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

post #1329 of 2126
I used EMS option and pay by Paypal.
Took me about a week (including weekend) from payment date to received of the 600. I purchased in Thursday evening, so that maybe the delivery period is a bit longer coz I know someone received his within 4 working days.
By EMS, they shipped on Wednesday evening and received mine in Friday morning.
BTW, I'm in Singapore, so shipping period and custom clearance is not a problem
post #1330 of 2126
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post
 

Which are you getting rid of the he-500 or lcd-2? Or are you just a massive planar fan?

Oh, I'm keeping both, unless I really need the money, at which point I'm not sure what to sell. I'm just planning on adding the X to the collection. If the X is much better than both then I can sell them both. I have a feeling I might keep them anyway though I really like these guys.

post #1331 of 2126

Interesting to hear people think he-500 are a nice compliment.

I'd like to try them but as they're heavier than he-400 I'm not too interested in them - can't bring myself to put the 400s on at all now that I've got the delicious and light th600.

I don't find myself missing the unique rich planar sound either really, the bass and sound signature of TH600 are just perfect to me, for my preferences.

 

It would be nice to have a fully open set of cans I actually use though. I'm thinking about trying a pair of K712pro or K702 Annies (Annies look much better I don't like the orange accents on the pros). I've never been much of an AKG fan but they look like fantastic value for money if the SQ is as good as people say and they have more low end than the older bass-anemic 701/702s. They're all rather plasticky too though..

Oddly enough I've also been lusting after the Vmoda M-100s as portables, I do love the looks (matte black of course). Very covert, low/flat profile and nice design even compared to my DT1350s and nice hex shape, and around-ear (sort of) rather than on-ear. Even though it sounds like they're a bit too midbass focussed, reviews on the new XL pads sound like they are even comfier and more sub-bassy than mid which I prefer.

 

Anyways, I've been using the TH600s for GTA5 a fair bit over the last week+ and loving it. PS3 optical into Audioengine D1 -> TH600 via Grado 3.5mm adapter.

The soundstage and positional accuracy is phenomenal for gaming espesh for (semi) "closed" cans. Can pinpoint everything around me and ingame radio station music sounds fantastic of course too. D1 drives them quite well too, half pot or so is more than loud enough and the only thing I notice is staging might not quite for as wide as through the M-Stage and the bass not quite as full (just on music in the game that is though).

 

Still have to try them for PC gaming, might grab the BF4 demo


Edited by designbykai - 10/15/13 at 4:45am
post #1332 of 2126
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post
 

For those of you that went the Pricejapan.com way for your Fostex. Did you do DHL or EMS and did you pay using Bank Transfer (not really wanting to even consider that option) or Paypal and ate the extra fee?? Thinking about pulling the trigger on the TH600's very soon. But still a little concerned about the process even tho I know lots and lots that have purchased from them but of course the first time is always nerve racking.

 

What type of time frame did you guys see with the shipping?

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

I live in the states like you and got my th-600 in 3 days literally with the cheap ems shipping. Did paypal as well.

post #1333 of 2126

I've purchased from them multiple times, always EMS - I got a w3000anv from Japan to New Hampshire in 48 hours once which I didn't think was possible...  No reason to pay extra for DHL I think...

post #1334 of 2126

Wow, great to hear! Thanks to everyone that chimed in on the shipping. Once I sale my D7000's I'll be placing an order for the TH600's that same day. 

 

Has anyone tried the Alphas with the TH600's?? I liked the original comfort of the stock pads but is there any advantage in changing them to the Alphas?? Debating weather or not to included the Alphas I just bought or taking them off and using them on the TH600's... 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

post #1335 of 2126
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post
 

Wow, great to hear! Thanks to everyone that chimed in on the shipping. Once I sale my D7000's I'll be placing an order for the TH600's that same day. 

 

Has anyone tried the Alphas with the TH600's?? I liked the original comfort of the stock pads but is there any advantage in changing them to the Alphas?? Debating weather or not to included the Alphas I just bought or taking them off and using them on the TH600's... 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

i had the alpha pads and i say the stock pads of the TH600 were way better for me, i really don't know why many people find the TH600 to be less comforting than the alpha pads.

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