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Like I've said before, I had a credit card in my hand ready to pick up some LCD2s or something along those lines. It's impossible to overstate just how happy I am I went with the PH6 instead. 

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Nah, none of the Audeze hp is more satisfying than PH6.
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Has anyone heard crack+speedball/hd650 I have the unassembled crack spdbl here I wonder if that gets close.

I'm back and forth on buying this again when my th600 sells
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Received my Pandora Hope VI after purchasing from xanlamin, and boy am I pleased with these smily_headphones1.gif The step from the Bang and Olufsen H6 is huge for only 160 or so extra. Also coming from a former A1000x owner, these are great (and easier to wear, surprisingly, maybe due to xanlamin's cotton mod?)
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Also, I have no sliding issue with the cup holders (funny?), getting wierd looks in public for wearing these. It just becomes evident to me how unrefined other headphones sound when compared to these VIs.
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@KuroTaka, I'm glad that you are another happy owner of PH6! The best part of it is that you don't need to fuss around finding a good amp, better cables, etc. You just enjoy your music with it.

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Originally Posted by KuroTaka View Post

Received my Pandora Hope VI after purchasing from xanlamin, and boy am I pleased with these smily_headphones1.gif The step from the Bang and Olufsen H6 is huge for only 160 or so extra. Also coming from a former A1000x owner, these are great (and easier to wear, surprisingly, maybe due to xanlamin's cotton mod?)

@xanlamin please explain

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Straight from an idevice, this is truly hard to beat smily_headphones1.gif Music from these headphones give me the goosebumps!
@grizzlybeat ,he stuffed the are under the default earpads with cotton, I took then out, and instantly placed them in again. Keeps the headphones on my head due to the extra pressure, also acts like memory foam to give a better seal.
Edited by KuroTaka - 4/24/14 at 6:46pm
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Also, I have no sliding issue with the cup holders (funny?), getting wierd looks in public for wearing these. It just becomes evident to me how unrefined other headphones sound when compared to these VIs.

 

Yeah man, it's almost scary how much life these draw out of music. You get an album with great production and that's it. Game over. Just sit back and soak it in.

 

I don't think I could ever wear them out of the house though. I'd be paranoid they'd fall off my head and break, LOL. 

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Yeah man, it's almost scary how much life these draw out of music. You get an album with great production and that's it. Game over. Just sit back and soak it in.

 

I don't think I could ever wear them out of the house though. I'd be paranoid they'd fall off my head and break, LOL. 

Speaking of scary, I was listening to Showtek's Black at 320kbps, the vocal work with the music actually sent shivers down my spine!

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:beerchug:

 

I agree, it doesn't need a amp, but Hope VI has out of this world synergy with the Fiio E10/E9 combo. Radiohead is transcending to another level in my ears right now. "....just like angel ...skin makes me cry ....you float like a featherrrrr.... I wish I was special ...." (like the Pandora Hope VI). Just wow! HYPE HYPE HYPE!!!!

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I have about 30 hours burn-in on the Hope VI. The clarity, timbre, and clarity in this headphone is just amazing. I think this is one of the best headphones I've ever heard for crisp natural sounding drums and percussion instruments. The echo and reverb is right on point. And the texture of horn and brass instruments is mesmerizing. There may be better sounding headphones out there, but I don't think I need to hear them. This is just satisfying to my ears on so many levels (width, space between instruments, natural sounding vocals, depth, headstage, and comfort). Well done FAD!

 

And actually having heard FAD's top of the line BA earphone that goes for about $1K, I think you can't beat this headphone, bargain-wise, if you can find it new for about $600. Yes, I think the sound is a bargain at about $600 (I know it retails for higher than that amount). Actually, I would still recommend it if you have the extra $200 to shell out for the retail price.

 

 

Glad you are finding the PHVI to your liking. I agree the sound is a bargain at $600... I got my pair second-hand right at about that level and it was already burned in. The sound is just so effortless and quick, and the BA contributes brilliantly to the highs. To me one of the biggest aspects which makes the value so off the charts is the high efficiency which means you can drive it with anything. The sound is therefore great for watching movies on the computer, or gaming, or whatever. And being closed you don't disturb anyone. Idsynchrono_24 was able to listen to my pair in a library for cryin' out loud. 

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Glad you are finding the PHVI to your liking. I agree the sound is a bargain at $600... I got my pair second-hand right at about that level and it was already burned in. The sound is just so effortless and quick, and the BA contributes brilliantly to the highs. To me one of the biggest aspects which makes the value so off the charts is the high efficiency which means you can drive it with anything. The sound is therefore great for watching movies on the computer, or gaming, or whatever. And being closed you don't disturb anyone. Idsynchrono_24 was able to listen to my pair in a library for cryin' out loud. 

 

I agree wholeheartedly with everything you just typed cn11. This headphone is a clear winner. And if you could have only own one upper tier headphone, I would be hard pressed to recommend something other than this gem right here.

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You know I'm a drums and bass man. This gives just the right amount of bass without going into basshead territory (or being light on the bass), and some of the fullest most natural drum snaps I've ever heard in any headphone.

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I bought some memory foam to do a little mod to the pads when everything comes in this Tuesday! This thread has become very active lately and it is making me more and more hyped.

 

I'll let you know about the pad mod as I heard memory foam is a insulator so I might put it underneath the original stuffing.

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