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post #3316 of 5240

HE500 and HE6, the latest versions anyway, do indeed have identical magnet arrays; the only thing where they differ (other than their cup paint-jobs and logos) is their driver diaphragms.

 

HE6 has a diaphragm with gold tracings and some sort of a fine mesh sandwiching it, while HE500's are with bare aluminum tracings with some sort of glue around the outer areas.

 

Of course these different diaphragms impart them with entirely different sound signatures and amp requirements. They are really remarkably different in measurements, so much so that I bet people would prefer one over the other purely on the basis of voicing.

post #3317 of 5240
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Originally Posted by Shabby0t View Post


Well you attacked me for stating a fact and then went after someone else who backed it up by attacking his post count number. I'm sorry you don't like that the HE-500 architecture is based off of the HE-6, but it is. Some people like slightly rolled off treble and more bass bloom. Some people don't. You're clearly the latter. Let's leave it at that.

 

Like I said Dude.  I'm not arguing about who prefer what.  I will never question any ones personally opinion.  Where is someones preference and or opinion?  

 

I also said - IMO  The 500s does nothing better than the 6s.  Period.

 

I was referring to the driver and not the magnet anyway..

 

Now you leave it at that..


Edited by preproman - 3/27/13 at 10:50am
post #3318 of 5240
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

HE500 and HE6, the latest versions anyway, do indeed have identical magnet arrays; the only thing where they differ (other than their cup paint-jobs and logos) is their driver diaphragms.

 

HE6 has a diaphragm with gold tracings and some sort of a fine mesh sandwiching it, while HE500's are with bare aluminum tracings with some sort of glue around the outer areas.

 

Of course these different diaphragms impart them with entirely different sound signatures and amp requirements. They are really remarkably different in measurements, so much so that I bet people would prefer one over the other purely on the basis of voicing.

This^

 

Maybe choosing "evolution" wasn't the right word.  But what I meant was that the HE-500 was based off of the HE-6 but modified for a desired difference in certain frequency ranges and overall sensitivity.  Which can lead to people preferring one over the other either way.

post #3319 of 5240

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Originally Posted by Shabby0t View Post

 

Like I said Dude.  I'm not arguing about who prefer what.  I will never question any ones personally opinion.  Where is someones preference and or opinion?  

 

I also said - IMO  The 500s does nothing better than the 6s.  Period.

 

I was referring to the driver and not the magnet anyway..

 

Now you leave it at that..

Shabby0t?  You just can't help being childish can you?  Keep changing your tune.  What you said before was not in your opinion.  You stated, in a know it all way, that I was flat out wrong.  Now that you have no ground to stand on you're changing what the discussion was about.  You are not worth my time.  

post #3320 of 5240
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Originally Posted by Shazb0t View Post

Shabby0t?  You just can't help being childish can you?  Keep changing your tune.  What you said before was not in your opinion.  You stated, in a know it all way, that I was flat out wrong.  Now that you have no ground to stand on you're changing what the discussion was about.  You are not worth my time.  

 

 

Little boy - go sit down some where and leave me alone..

post #3321 of 5240
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Originally Posted by Shazb0t View Post

This^

 

Maybe choosing "evolution" wasn't the right word.  But what I meant was that the HE-500 was based off of the HE-6 but modified for a desired difference in certain frequency ranges and overall sensitivity.  Which can lead to people preferring one over the other either way.

ok but i repeat: you heard both, please?

post #3322 of 5240

I've heard both.  Does that change anything?  No it doesn't.  I didn't even tell you what my opinion between the two was.  What I said was that they sound different from each other and some people will prefer either one.  Please stop getting fixated on things that aren't related to the discussion.

 

My only disagreement with preproman, despite him acting arrogant and calling me names, was that the HE-500 was created by modifying the HE-6 transducer design and materials to create a different sound with higher sensitivity.  I quoted the owner of HiFiMAN saying as much.  He initially disagreed and subsequently claims that what I initially said was what he was saying all along.  He then decided to change the subject and talk about how he feels the HE-6 is better in every way than the HE-500.  There was no discussion on which sounds "better" on my behalf.


Edited by Shazb0t - 3/27/13 at 11:51am
post #3323 of 5240

Guys relax..prepoman ( u especially...ur like me..passionate in what u believe in...but pls..relax a bit..they say that to me too.biggrin.gif) and shazbot..u both getting a bit on the personal attacking corner now..its ths kind of talks that makes administrators close threads..

pls .be the bigger man here and call it a day..both of u believe in what they say or dont say..whether true or own opinions..let us go back to the heart of this wonderfull thread..the battle of the flagships..all flagships..and anyone has probably his own preferences and believes or even intepretes things they read or hear in a different way..

so guys...friends again?beerchug.gif


Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/27/13 at 12:01pm
post #3324 of 5240
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Originally Posted by Shazb0t View Post

I've heard both.  Does that change anything?  No it doesn't.  I didn't even tell you what my opinion between the two was.  What I said was that they sound different from each other and some people will prefer either one.  Please stop getting fixated on things that aren't related to the discussion.

 

My only disagreement with preproman, despite him acting arrogant and calling me names, was that the HE-500 was created by modifying the HE-6 transducer design and materials to create a different sound with higher sensitivity.  I quoted the owner of HiFiMAN saying as much.  He initially disagreed and subsequently claims that what I initially said was what he was saying all along.  He then decided to change the subject and talk about how he feels the HE-6 is better in every way than the HE-500.  There was no discussion on which sounds "better" on my behalf.

i have nothing to do with the other discussion.

the he-500 and the he-6 have the same magnetic strcture but different drivers and i think that the driver is the most important part

and i think that the he-500 is a good headphone but the he-6 is superior.

post #3325 of 5240

Phew that was a painful couple of pages to read.  Let's get back on track...

 

I've probably said it before, but again, this thread inspired me to grab the HE-500s, after which I got the Violectric stack, and I've been blissfully happy every since.  I was afraid I'd find myself forever stuck with upgraditis, but it's now been a number of months and I'm absolutely and completely happy.  :)

post #3326 of 5240
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Originally Posted by Kendoji View Post

Phew that was a painful couple of pages to read.  Let's get back on track...

 

I've probably said it before, but again, this thread inspired me to grab the HE-500s, after which I got the Violectric stack, and I've been blissfully happy every since.  I was afraid I'd find myself forever stuck with upgraditis, but it's now been a number of months and I'm absolutely and completely happy.  :)

 

+1

The other headphones I've purchased always made me say "man these are great, but I wonder how much better [insert expensive headphone name here] would be?" But with the HE-500 I simply have no desire to try anything else, which is good for my wallet at the very least. Someday I may hear something that I like better but right now I feel like I've found the perfect cans to fit my tastes. I couldn't be happier with them.

post #3327 of 5240
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

 

I also said - IMO  The 500s does nothing better than the 6s.  Period.

 

I can think of two things:

 

1.) Cost substantially less.

2.) Not need a powerful speaker amp to sound their best.

 

Beyond that, there's nothing I can think of were the HE-500s best the HE-6s....my 2 cents.

post #3328 of 5240
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

I can think of two things:

 

1.) Cost substantially less.

2.) Not need a powerful speaker amp to sound their best.

 

Beyond that, there's nothing I can think of were the HE-500s best the HE-6s....my 2 cents.

Well yeahhh...  wink_face.gif

post #3329 of 5240
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Well yeahhh...  wink_face.gif

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post #3330 of 5240
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Originally Posted by Shazb0t View Post

Dude, you're just wrong about the design and I proved it. Maybe you should take some time to understand how planar magnetic drivers are made. Yes the conductors are different colors. They must be completely different ^_^ You can go on acting out all you want. All I said was that some people prefer different sounds. Would you like to argue with everyone over that as well?
I think the problem is that evolution infers that it is the similar but better. HE-500 may be based on the HE-6, but it is more of a de-evolution. Cheapen all possible components to get the lowest price point while retaining the highest sound quality possible. This is more accurately described as filter-down technology, where the 'statement' product is built, then the technology is made efficient to produce a product that can actually be afforded (in many cases statement products are not actually viable for the marketplace) while retaining most of the advantages of the breakthrough design. This is in evidence everywhere from F1 cars and passenger cars to exotic CPUs and family laptops.
Edited by Maxvla - 3/27/13 at 5:59pm
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