Mine got even smoother after 100 hours. These phones are well worth the money IMO. They are so clean and neutral its amazing. Almost all headphones bump a frequency and it becomes apparent listening to them after you have had the H6's on your ears. bass is weighted when needed and goes deep into the 30hz range. As stated, an amp really makes a difference. Wish the cord was longer......
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I will tell you something. I originally had the beige ones, and I could swear that the black pair on demo had softer pads than the beige...they felt much more soft and comfortable. Might have put the drivers closer to my ears resulting in a warmer sonic signature?
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i ordered the H6 in Brown four days before and yesterday evening i sit there with a big smile on my face listening to some Music of Diana Krall and Silje Nergaard...
I could`t explain but i am sure i made the right decicion about buying them.
In the last two weeks i tried about 10 different Headphones but the H6 is the best compromise from all of them
Nice Sound, very good comfort...and the most expencive of all (i`ve listened to)
I ordered also the Grado Headphone Case, which will fit well for the H6 (i hopeso, cause i will get them next week) and the Mission Headphone is completed.
Servus (as we say in Bavaria, means Bye)
Loved the review. These headphones have been begging for a quality review, and it looks like you've done it! Thanks!
Your statements about the bass are very worrying for me.. Maybe I need to give them another test.
Breaking in at 150 hours smooths things out and the bass is a bit deeper as well. They are VERY revealing cans and will expose anything of lesser quality in front of them. My solution for a portable rig is to pair these up with the new fiio e18 when its released. At home the woo just woos me. : )
I wouldn't be worried about the H6's bass unless you are an absolute bass-head. I mean, the H6 is no Audeze LCD-3, but then again, it doesn't cost $2000. The H6 is tuned for clarity and neutrality, not for brain-melting bass. Part of the "problem" ironically, is that they are almost too resolving on the low end. For example: the most recent Jay-Z album sounds somewhat harsh because you can hear exactly how overdriven the bass is on the recording. Lesser headphones mask these problems beneath flabby bass. The H6 reveals the true character of the recording, so you hear the good with the bad. Of course, on well-recorded, well-mastered tracks, the H6 absolutely shines.
Note: when driven by an iPhone, you do get bass from the H6, but you need to crank the volume up above 80% before you feel the bass. By comparison, I'd say the H6' bass is slightly softer, but much more well-defined than that of the Sennheiser Momentum.
I've heard them. They are phenomenal. A rich, liquid sound. IMO, the most pleasing bass of any can I've heard. Very luxurious materials too.