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post #4261 of 4946
The majority of a violin shouldn't reside in the region where he400 is elevated. He400s laid back upper mids make violins more subdued if anything. Maybe it was a seal issue but the mad dogs with alpha pads I tried had less extension down low than the he400 .
post #4262 of 4946
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I had them and returned them. Agreed on both counts, the highs have the Sennheiser veil (their headphone graph is pretty ugly past 2khz) and the bass is bloated. Plus, I did not like that look or fit. They sounded much better in the store demo, but sounded mediocre in both my home and portable set-up with pretty much everything. Sennheiser can do better. The 558 they have on display at Best Buy (for nearly $200 less!) destroys these, shame it is still openback.

 

+1 totally agree

 

 i did not like momentums when i heard them. the bass sucks like alot of the entry level sennheisers and the 558 are much better.

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I don't think you should worry much about that these days, they've reformed the design in an attempt to alleviate the cause of cracking, but even if it does, the manufacturer is good to replace them models that crack:)

So the reversion 2 eliminated this issue?..wondering is the warranty transferable to the next owner?.

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So the reversion 2 eliminated this issue?..wondering is the warranty transferable to the next owner?.

The warranty is indeed transferable.
post #4265 of 4946
For the OP, did you have any chance getting the DT 990 Pro (250ohm) and DT 990 (250 or 600ohm) and have it added to this comparison collection? Also, did u ever buy the M-100? Any help would be appreciated.
post #4266 of 4946
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The warranty is indeed transferable.

So the reversion 2 has fixed the cracking issue?..I love the look of the Rosewood more than the Bamboo...

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If anyone has a spare $22K laying around - a Sennheiser Orpheus HE90/HEV 90 set just listed over at Audiogon.

 

 

https://app.audiogon.com/listings/over-ear-sennheiser-orpheus-he90-hev-90-set-matching-pair-rare-and-original-2013-07-10-headphones-germany


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So the reversion 2 has fixed the cracking issue?..I love the look of the Rosewood more than the Bamboo...

 

Based on reports from the past two years, it does seem that the new design has helped to alleviate the cracking issue quite a bit.  Bamboo is a bit lighter and more durable, but, even so, many, like you, prefer the aesthetics of the rosewood cups.   

 

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If anyone has a spare $22K laying around - a Sennheiser Orpheus HE90/HEV 90 set just listed over at Audiogon.

 

 

https://app.audiogon.com/listings/over-ear-sennheiser-orpheus-he90-hev-90-set-matching-pair-rare-and-original-2013-07-10-headphones-germany

Wow!  It wasn't too long ago (2006 or so) that this sublime set went for $5000 to $6000.  If only I had known how it would skyrocket!

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If anyone has a spare $22K laying around - a Sennheiser Orpheus HE90/HEV 90 set just listed

 

I'd recommend buying 275 sets of Unipolar 2000/HER 2000 instead.

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I'd recommend buying 275 sets of Unipolar 2000/HER 2000 instead.


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Thanks for your prompt consideration!

I've heard similar things about the HE-6 before I bought my T1s about a year ago.At that time I had no chance to listen to them(or this time for that matter). My life has to be very portable because I teach English as a second language internationally these days(often in remote areas).This is what got me from speakers and vinyl into headphones and flac. I don't have a great DAC/amp at the moment either(Nuforce Icon HDP) so I'm thinking about getting something better before the new headphones.

I need to get something fairly portable because I will probably go off to Asia again sometime in the fall/winter.My understanding is small/portable is not in line with HE-6 territory.I've also heard that the HE-6 is not so durable either but I've not actually held one in my hands.

Perhaps an amp that would suit both headphones well before I get the new headphones.I would need to sell the T1s to scrap together funds for the HE-6.

Sorry about the lengthy post but as I'm a new member I can't PM as of yet.....
I know it's a while but just came across your post and regarding a good amp/dac for your T1 that remain transportable I would recommend the ALO PanAm. You can get it with the optional battery and it become portable. I don't have my T1 anymore to try but I'm pretty sure it would be a good match IMO.
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Wow!  It wasn't too long ago (2006 or so) that this sublime set went for $5000 to $6000.  If only I had known how it would skyrocket!

Well it'll be interesting to see if it sells.   You may have made a very wise investment (kinda like a '59 DB5 Aston Martin), fun to own as well!

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"EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE: To my knowledge, the HE90 and its required amplifier is the most expensive headphone system of all time. Depending on the condition, expect to pay somewhere between 7 and 11 grand for the headphone alone. If the amp and headphone are sold together, the asking price may be more than your car's."

 

My new car (Mazda 3) was $22205 before taxes. David's statement is frightfully near-prophetic.

 

Truthfully, I'd be scared of buying any out of production model, just in the event it breaks. I'm perfectly happy with the current in-production stuff.

 

On an unrelated note, I just got my Lyr (stock GE tubes). Very happy with it, really opened up the HD800, although it's less fun than the giant vintage amp now. Need to upgrade the tubes now. I think the midrange is slightly bloated on the AD2000x, it responds about evenly with both amps.

post #4274 of 4946
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Originally Posted by GoldfishX View Post

"EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE: To my knowledge, the HE90 and its required amplifier is the most expensive headphone system of all time. Depending on the condition, expect to pay somewhere between 7 and 11 grand for the headphone alone. If the amp and headphone are sold together, the asking price may be more than your car's."

 

My new car (Mazda 3) was $22205 before taxes. David's statement is frightfully near-prophetic.

Good point!  If I'm being honest, when I read RB's post, I thought, "Hmm... which car should I sell?  The MINI or the Infiniti?"  Answer: Neither!  

I do wish that I had a Delorean, however; I could then go back to 2005 when the asking price was about 4x less!  

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I mean, I might consider going for a used car and putting the extra $7000-$8000 towards a Stax system instead, but $22000 is too much for an out of production headphone/amp. At least the Stax and whatever amp I get (BHSE!) can be serviced.

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