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post #151 of 991

Dairyproduce posted:-

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HD800>HE-6>HE-5LE>HE-5

I see from your profile that you've got the LCD-2 too. Where would you put that?

HD800>HE-6=LCD-2>HE-5LE>HE-5.

The HE-6 & LCD-2 are different phones in sonics, but in my mind they come out equal.

They aren't as good as a package as the HD800, but better all-rounders than the HE5/LE which I find a little bright in the HF.

I would put the HD800 further ahead since the Anaxilus mod.

post #152 of 991

where do the T1 fit in? 

 

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post #153 of 991
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where do the T1 fit in? 

 

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Somewhere between the HD800 and HE-5LE -  depending on which day I am listening to them.

Ditto for the PS1000.

The Taket H2 is up there with the HD800.

post #154 of 991
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Make no mistake the LCD-3, HD800, and HE-6 are top flight cans. Hell, even the LCD-2 and HE-500 could be preferred to either of those top 3.

 

Mike, I didn't put the Mad Dog in there because I didn't believe it deserved to be. Various reasons being.

However the Mad Dog, IMO is the best value headphone alongside the HD650.

 

Spot on agreed 100%

post #155 of 991
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

where do the T1 fit in? 

 

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HE-6 > HD800 > HE-5LE > HE-500 > LCD-2.2

 

New list

 

HE-6 > HD800 = T1 > HE-5LE > HE-500 > LCD-2.2

 

LCD-3??

post #156 of 991
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post


HE-6 > HD800 > HE-5LE > HE-500 > LCD-2.2

New list

HE-6 > HD800 = T1 > HE-5LE > HE-500 > LCD-2.2

LCD-3??
Judging by your ranking, you seem to have very similar tastes like me, I too tend to rank more forward neutral over laid back neutral.
Now all we need to see is what you think of the lcd3. They're definitely not as warm as my previous lcd2 rev3, and the sludgy old lcd2 rev1's! The lcd3 are actually amazing whereas the other audeze are not my cup of tea.
But even though I'm appreciating the lcd3 more, i still prefer my HE6/HD800
post #157 of 991

dleblanc -man there is not any LCD-2 rev3  -  Is itblink.gif  I mean officially 

post #158 of 991
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dleblanc -man there is not any LCD-2 rev3  -  Is itblink.gif  I mean officially 

There isn't with regards to sonics. 

post #159 of 991
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dleblanc -man there is not any LCD-2 rev3  -  Is itblink.gif  I mean officially 

LOL! This tends to somewhat bother me as well. I think Chrishimself is to blame. tongue.gif

post #160 of 991

HD800 and HE500 are completely different animals.

The former is a little rough around the edges and very detailed and oriented towards precise highs and the analytical side.

The latter is smooth and easygoing with deep bass and extended highs and is thus not oriented to either end of the spectrum.

A Yin yang thing I guess.

post #161 of 991

Does the basic EF5 amp do the HE-6 justice?  If so, that could be another consideration, since it's a pretty cheap amp, whereas based on this thread it sounds as though the HD800s are very particular about what amp feeds them -- does that translate necessarily to needing a considerably more expensive amp?  I'm wondering what the all-in cost (amp + headphones) of a top-notch HE-6 setup compares to a top-notch HD800 setup.  

post #162 of 991
Thread Starter 

After read alot of your impressions (thank you all!) I've come to think that they will complement eachother very nicely.

 

The HD800 for the more analytical listening sessions with HQ tracks and the HE500 for the more fun/relaxed listening sessions with poorly mastered song and such, does this notions seem correct?
 

post #163 of 991

Yes, The efficiency HE500 is outstanding with a 89DB and Impedance 38 Ohm. The best point which i was impressed the weight which is just 502 gram.
 

post #164 of 991
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Originally Posted by kronosav View Post

Yes, The efficiency HE500 is outstanding with a 89DB and Impedance 38 Ohm. The best point which i was impressed the weight which is just 502 gram.
 

Indeed, most of the extra weight is in the 28 neodymium bar magnets. The headphone construction itself is fairly light for how bulky and tough it is.

post #165 of 991
I love HD800, for it great soundstage and delicious sounds. biggrin.gif
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