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post #1246 of 4946
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Originally Posted by MHOE View Post

 

I feel the need to mention once again that I very appreciate both Hifimans and Audeze. I only mentioned the e-mail in order to show you that not everyone loves Hifiman even though their pricing is very nice.

That's it.... I've decided at 6 after im done with this recording session, Im gonna sit down and have a nice long listening session with the HE-6 :D

post #1247 of 4946
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post

That's it.... I've decided at 6 after im done with this recording session, Im gonna sit down and have a nice long listening session with the HE-6 :D

 

Im jealous!

 

The HE-5LEs would have to do for now :)

 

Btw David, I reall hope HE-5LE is one of the two secret headphones...

 

Which headphone/speaker amp do you use with hte HE-6?

 

Thanks!
Luke

post #1248 of 4946
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Originally Posted by MHOE View Post

 

I feel the need to mention once again that I very appreciate both Hifimans and Audeze. I only mentioned the e-mail in order to show you that not everyone loves Hifiman even though their pricing is very nice.

 

I didnt mean it to be offensive, I simply felt the need to mention that the opinions could have been imfluenced by their negative approach. Hope you dont mind :)

post #1249 of 4946
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post

That's it.... I've decided at 6 after im done with this recording session, Im gonna sit down and have a nice long listening session with the HE-6 :D

 

If you feel like you are not going to use Audeze anymore, feel free to pass your LCD-3 to me in order to let me evaluate them from my critical perspective... I suspect interesting results after matching their FR with my LCD-2 rev2. ,-)

post #1250 of 4946
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

 

Im jealous!

 

The HE-5LEs would have to do for now :)

 

Btw David, I reall hope HE-5LE is one of the two secret headphones...

 

Which headphone/speaker amp do you use with hte HE-6?

 

Thanks!
Luke

 

From the "hype" you and your friend created here about HE-5LE, I am getting interested as well :-D

post #1251 of 4946
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Originally Posted by MHOE View Post

 

From the "hype" you and your friend created here about HE-5LE, I am getting interested as well :-D

 

 

Wait a sec.  Lets kill that hype trian right now.  Luke has some pretty odd music IMOwink_face.gif  We just agreed on what would be the best hp for him.   No hype.

 

Although, I just ordered the a-100 mini X so I can further test the hps on the amp he wants..

 

http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/a100

 

We will be using a different DAC though.

post #1252 of 4946
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Wait a sec.  Lets kill that hype trian right now.  Luke has some pretty odd music IMOwink_face.gif  We just agreed on what would be the best hp for him.   No hype.

 

Although, I just ordered the a-100 mini X so I can further test the hps on the amp he wants..

 

http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/a100

 

We will be using a different DAC though.

 

Say what?! I alo listen to normal music as well! :D

 

And you yourelf said youprefered them over HE-500, didnt ya? :)

 

And there is definitely some HYPE

 

Oh and I disagree. My music is brilliant if slightly squeaky wink_face.gif

 

I also purchased the Mini already so there is no turning back probably


Edited by conquerator2 - 11/24/12 at 3:56pm
post #1253 of 4946
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Originally Posted by MHOE View Post

 

No need to hear them...

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I'd like to make a point here. Of course it's necessary to hear a headphone to make a final decision or even make an unqualified statement about it. However, one can certainly infer much from measurement combined with user reviews. Also, I think too much weight is given to anyone who's actually heard a certain headphone, even though it may have been at a meet, under appalling conditions with unfamiliar equipment and recordings. To me that makes any opinion highly suspect if not invalid. Just having heard a headphone doesn't in itself give one great authority. You have to have heard it under the right conditions, as David has--preferably at home with known equipment, known recordings and, if possible, a certain yardstick.  

post #1254 of 4946
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


What u said is so true...i was at a meet this sunday and one amount of people reaaly loved my rig while others didnt..and my rig wasnt changed so the measurements were same..all our ears are different..and our sources, amps or any other piece of ur rig..if u find that special balance in ur lisening experience ur a happpy man/woman..and thats what count in the end...u smiling while u listen to ur music..and no measurement can give that to u without actually listen to it...imho

I know this is a longish post, and it's taken me forever to write it, so please humour me.

 

Finally!,hifimanrookie, you sir have made my day, i've been repeating this almost word for word for how don't know how long, and never got a comment, i tought ok, maybe my post is too vague and peoples prefer to comments on specific headphone brands and models, wich is fine of course, as long as we remember that all the variables you've stated do exist, and always have to be taken into account, therfore i believe that all opinions should be taken with a grain of salt, yes, mine too.

 

I rarely comment on headphones i have never heard, but if i do, i'll mention it, i figure i owe you guys that much, also,at the risk of boring some of you, i try to give as many details as i can in order to help peoples understand why i came to this, or that conclusion, example, two nights ago i was listening to Lindsay Buckingham's '' I'm so afraid'', on Fleetwood Mac's ''live in Cleaveland'' vinyl, with my Grado PS1000s, with my stock Technics SL-1200 TT with Ortofon 2M Black cartridge and my also stock  Musical Fidelity X-CAN V2 hybrid tube amp, and it sounded so good that i just got lost into Buckingham's guitar solo, so much so in fact,  that even tough i don't smoke, i felt like lighting up when the song was over, some call it music, i call this magic.  

 

Oh! and i think some of you have been pretty hard on MHOE and owe him an apology, the man is gifted, he hears graphs, but seriously, i have a preference for Grado headphones, therefore i consider myself a Grado fan, but not a Grado fanboy, the difference beeing that i have no problem recognizing that other brands can make great sounding headphones too, i  just posted in the ''HE-400 apreciation thread'' stating that i tought that i tought they sounded very good, and that they represented the best buy among the HiFIMan line.

 

Finnally i believe that when peoples become fanboys, they start to loose their objectivity, and when this happens they also loose their credibility, wich makes their comments pretty much useless, MHOE are you writing this down buddy?, just kidding, or am i.

post #1255 of 4946
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Tonight's listening session began real late (just getting started).  The HE-6 is plugged into my Woo 5 K1K output.  It sounds wonderful!! Listening to Wynton Marsalis live at the Vanguard 1999.  I was actually at the concert.  I wish I could say I remember it sonically, but sadly, I don't.  haha.  But I'd be surprised if it sounded this rich when I was there.  This sounds WONDERFUL!

post #1256 of 4946
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MHOE, I just flipped between the LCD-2 (rev 1) and the HE6, I'd be very surprised if you found the LCD-2 to be closer to neutral (on my setup).  They both sound amazing though.

post #1257 of 4946

Just thought I would add, this is one of the best threads I have personally ever read on the web, amazing, thank you. I also own the HD600 and they may not be the best detailed headphone but they are so faithful and are easily worth the price I paid for them (£200) and would definitely never part with them.

post #1258 of 4946
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Originally Posted by spark3 View Post

Just thought I would add, this is one of the best threads I have personally ever read on the web, amazing, thank you. I also own the HD600 and they may not be the best detailed headphone but they are so faithful and are easily worth the price I paid for them (£200) and would definitely never part with them.

Thanks!! :D

post #1259 of 4946
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post

Tonight's listening session began real late (just getting started).  The HE-6 is plugged into my Woo 5 K1K output.  It sounds wonderful!! Listening to Wynton Marsalis live at the Vanguard 1999.  I was actually at the concert.  I wish I could say I remember it sonically, but sadly, I don't.  haha.  But I'd be surprised if it sounded this rich when I was there.  This sounds WONDERFUL!

 

Late? I've only begun to warm up the glassbiggrin.gifbefore midnight. Some will argue tubes only take a few minutes - ain't gotta dog on either side the yard. But, since my approach to listening sessions is ceremonial, I'll let 'em run for an hour or two while I get everything else just so. wink.gif

 

It's nice to see hear you getting back in there and luxuriating with your rig and good music. I envy your concert experience. I did see his two of his brothers and dad in concert; still waiting to see Wynton. Was disappointed I couldn't catch him and Cassandra Wilson some moons back.

 

Enjoy your session!

post #1260 of 4946
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

I know this is a longish post, and it's taken me forever to write it, so please humour me.

Finally!,hifimanrookie, you sir have made my day, i've been repeating this almost word for word for how don't know how long, and never got a comment, i tought ok, maybe my post is too vague and peoples prefer to comments on specific headphone brands and models, wich is fine of course, as long as we remember that all the variables you've stated do exist, and always have to be taken into account, therfore i believe that all opinions should be taken with a grain of salt, yes, mine too.

I rarely comment on headphones i have never heard, but if i do, i'll mention it, i figure i owe you guys that much, also,at the risk of boring some of you, i try to give as many details as i can in order to help peoples understand why i came to this, or that conclusion, example, two nights ago i was listening to Lindsay Buckingham's '' I'm so afraid'', on Fleetwood Mac's ''live in Cleaveland'' vinyl, with my Grado PS1000s, with my stock Technics SL-1200 TT with Ortofon 2M Black cartridge and my also stock  Musical Fidelity X-CAN V2 hybrid tube amp, and it sounded so good that i just got lost into Buckingham's guitar solo, so much so in fact,  that even tough i don't smoke, i felt like lighting up when the song was over, some call it music, i call this magic.  

Oh! and i think some of you have been pretty hard on MHOE and owe him an apology, the man is gifted, he hears graphs, but seriously, i have a preference for Grado headphones, therefore i consider myself a Grado fan, but not a Grado fanboy, the difference beeing that i have no problem recognizing that other brands can make great sounding headphones too, i  just posted in the ''HE-400 apreciation thread'' stating that i tought that i tought they sounded very good, and that they represented the best buy among the HiFIMan line.

Finnally i believe that when peoples become fanboys, they start to loose their objectivity, and when this happens they also loose their credibility, wich makes their comments pretty much useless, MHOE are you writing this down buddy?, just kidding, or am i.

Thank u stacker45..but i think we all think the same..and everyone is sayingthe truth in his or her way..one said..u have to hear the phone on UR OWN RIG..thats only way u can be sure the phone gives u what u need in a phone..no phone is perfect..but as i said before..if u can listen to it for hours without fatique and feeling as if ur drowning into the music..stick with it..no matter which brand, model or price range..and seeing the reviews on the much cheaper phones i know i am true..for someone a sr225 is heaven..for the other a stax sr009..let us just respect each others opinions..if mhoe thinks he can read from graphs which phone is best FOR HIM..then we have to respect that..we are al here as we love music..right..so if i in any way insulted mhoe..my aplogies..we just don agree on CERTAIN things..he did say the he500 is a good phone though..sooo..be nice ok..
****! i just broke my headphone socket on the inside on my337...mad.gif u all are to blame for it.. I got all nervous because of all this argueing biggrin.gif just kidding..no not about my socket..****..and i just sold my spare amp..my mstage..this weekend no music for me redface.gif my new neutrik lockable socket will arrive on monday..and the local tube specialist will Exchange them on tuesday..wish me luck!
Edited by hifimanrookie - 11/24/12 at 5:40pm
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