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They can sound that way on a given day. They can also sound clear, open, and non-boomy . I would say they also sound best at low to moderate volume levels. For sure they will not fit everyone's listening criteria.

So sometimes you wake up and they sound good. Next day they are ungood. Tomorrow is another day, and it is a good one. But then they suck again. 

 

It's not the headphones fault. It's just that the day is bad-.

post #287 of 349
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So sometimes you wake up and they sound good. Next day they are ungood. Tomorrow is another day, and it is a good one. But then they suck again.

 

It's not the headphones fault. It's just that the day is bad-.

 

Maybe...maybe not.

post #288 of 349
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Got a hands-on with the Beo H6 today, didn't warm me up. Very light build, felt cheap, plasticky. Hollow sound, no bass.

 

I see these no way beating, for example the AKG K550 sonically. 


Amplification makes a big difference with the H6. Plugged into a dedicated amp (like the Schiit Asgard 2), it absolutely shines. The bass is really very textured. In-store demos don't do the H6 justice.

Also, I've found that the bass opens up after a few weeks. 

Side note: I just picked up the iPhone 5S. The H6 sounds WAY better with the 5S than with my previous phone, the iPhone 4S.


Edited by KennethRoberts - 10/25/13 at 8:23pm
post #289 of 349

I was running them out of my really old iPod.

post #290 of 349

Am going to demo these at Apple Store tomorrow. Too bad they don't carry the Green version yet.

post #291 of 349

Apple store demos are terrible.  buy it and use it at home.  the experience is totally different.

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Amplification makes a big difference with the H6. Plugged into a dedicated amp (like the Schiit Asgard 2), it absolutely shines. The bass is really very textured. In-store demos don't do the H6 justice.

Also, I've found that the bass opens up after a few weeks. 

Side note: I just picked up the iPhone 5S. The H6 sounds WAY better with the 5S than with my previous phone, the iPhone 4S.

 

I agree! 

 

H6 is crazy good when amped, on a good amp.

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post #293 of 349
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Apple store demos are terrible.  buy it and use it at home.  the experience is totally different.

 

Aside from tonal balance, which seems to be quite similar from what I read, how does the H6 compare to the AKG K550?

post #294 of 349
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Apple store demos are terrible.  buy it and use it at home.  the experience is totally different.

Agreed. The H6 sounded unbelievably grainy in the Apple Store.

 

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Aside from tonal balance, which seems to be quite similar from what I read, how does the H6 compare to the AKG K550?

K550 is slightly warmer in the lower mids, H6 is a bit more delicate in the highs, otherwise quite similar. K550 has a bit of an edge in soundstage. Both are good detail wise but I haven't heard them side by side.

post #295 of 349

Posted my review up on the H3: http://www.head-fi.org/products/bang-olufsen-beoplay-h3/reviews/9977

 

Also put my H3's up for sale, though don't let that stop you heh. I just need to recover some funds -____-;

post #296 of 349

Stylish look, and thanks for the reviews

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So I was at a B&O store the other day and I was able to listen to the H6 through an iPod 5th gen w/ V-Moda VERZA dac/amp with ALAC files.  It was very clear and detailed.  The trebles and mids were very well presented but where was the bass?  Things that should have gone boom sounded like a thud.  There was no sub bass from what I could tell either.  Comfort wise, these are amongst the most comfortable headphones I've had on.  Very light weight with little clamp pressure.  I just love the looks and the build quality as well.  Just my 2 cents.:tongue:

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So I was at a B&O store the other day and I was able to listen to the H6 through an iPod 5th gen w/ V-Moda VERZA dac/amp with ALAC files.  It was very clear and detailed.  The trebles and mids were very well presented but where was the bass?  Things that should have gone boom sounded like a thud.  There was no sub bass from what I could tell either.  Comfort wise, these are amongst the most comfortable headphones I've had on.  Very light weight with little clamp pressure.  I just love the looks and the build quality as well.  Just my 2 cents.:tongue:

 

Bass is all there, just tight and clean, not fat and muddy.

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They sure do look fantastic. 

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Bass is all there, just tight and clean, not fat and muddy.
^^^ I agree. Playing my Ipod 4th Gen with ALAC files through my CEntrance Hifi M8 XL4 the H6 has a textured, very nuanced, and definitely tight bass. The sub - bass is very present as well. The H6 just doesn't have that mid bass hump that a lot of people have become accustomed to using closed portable cans. I also own the Phiaton Bridge MS500 and the VMODA M100, both of which have a fun u shape sound in comparison. Compared to my AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition the H6 has a softer bass presentation but just as detailed and linear to my ears...
Edited by musiclvr - 12/25/13 at 7:51pm
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