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post #1336 of 3090
You finally auditioned one? Or still the on the speculation station?
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basically just imagine your ideal perfect sound quality & sound signature... wink.gif hahah
post #1337 of 3090
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You finally auditioned one? Or still the on the speculation station?

 

^lol wow... mean but probably true..

 


 

 

why I am excited about this product besides sound (Click to show)

The awesome thing for me is that if I can power these though my schiit vali or kasso tube amp I may not need some of the other power I have around here and can sell it... that is more money for me in the end.

 

Though the product costs more... the better sensitivity actually saves money in a way. So instead of spending 899 for the 560 plus a more powerful amp(because I don't think the 1.8 watts I used to have with the he500 did them justice, should have used them with the emotiva I had at a different time) that would be another 300 bucks or more or a lot of desk space with the emotiva. I can just use what I have and spend money on the headphones!

 

what is funny is that ortho companies will make their products easier to drive! but the amp companies are making their amps more powerful (why the geek pulse is off of my list ...not that it wont be great but i dont need it)... They are going to cut into eachother eventually if they don't realize what will be trending. Only an inflated ego would want to have to use a super powerful amp. 

 

Things always move in the direction of efficiency... 

ie the k812... havent heard it but it looks like that was their direction.


Edited by grizzlybeast - 2/1/14 at 11:07am
post #1338 of 3090

I have not read all the posts, but is that a PLASTIC bail holding the ear cups on the 560?  If so, it will NEVER last!

post #1339 of 3090
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 I have not read all the posts, but is that a PLASTIC bail holding the ear cups on the 560?

 

Yes it is.  :)


Edited by TMRaven - 2/1/14 at 12:03pm
post #1340 of 3090
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Originally Posted by amham View Post
 

I have not read all the posts, but is that a PLASTIC bail holding the ear cups on the 560?  If so, it will NEVER last!

true and it doesnt look like sturdy plastic. They should put metal back on it.

 

metal cup holders

mini xlrs


Edited by grizzlybeast - 2/1/14 at 11:10am
post #1341 of 3090
I noticed that at the very beginning of seeing it. I thought the same thing.
post #1342 of 3090
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

 

^lol wow... mean but probably true..

 


 

 

why I am excited about this product besides sound (Click to show)

The awesome thing for me is that if I can power these though my schiit vali or kasso tube amp I may not need some of the other power I have around here and can sell it... that is more money for me in the end.

 

Though the product costs more... the better sensitivity actually saves money in a way. So instead of spending 899 for the 560 plus a more powerful amp(because I don't think the 1.8 watts I used to have with the he500 did them justice, should have used them with the emotiva I had at a different time) that would be another 300 bucks or more or a lot of desk space with the emotiva. I can just use what I have and spend money on the headphones!

 

what is funny is that ortho companies will make their products easier to drive! but the amp companies are making their amps more powerful (why the geek pulse is off of my list ...not that it wont be great but i dont need it)... They are going to cut into eachother eventually if they don't realize what will be trending. Only an inflated ego would want to have to use a super powerful amp. 

 

Things always move in the direction of efficiency... 

ie the k812... havent heard it but it looks like that was their direction.

 

 

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

Yes it is.  :)

Yea that is true, wonder how long before we see Desktop Amps that can run Electro Stats orthos and Dynamics :O or heck a portable electro stat amp 

post #1343 of 3090
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Originally Posted by amham View Post
 

I have not read all the posts, but is that a PLASTIC bail holding the ear cups on the 560?  If so, it will NEVER last!


Plastic done right lasts a looong time. People complaining about the plastic build of HD800 would probably complain more about the weight if it were metal. 

post #1344 of 3090
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Originally Posted by zxc View Post
 


Plastic done right lasts a looong time. People complaining about the plastic build of HD800 would probably complain more about the weight if it were metal. 

good point.. .just hope the plastic is stronger than it looks. 

post #1345 of 3090
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

 

^lol wow... mean but probably true..

why I am excited about this product besides sound (Click to show)

The awesome thing for me is that if I can power these though my schiit vali or kasso tube amp I may not need some of the other power I have around here and can sell it... that is more money for me in the end.



 



Though the product costs more... the better sensitivity actually saves money in a way. So instead of spending 899 for the 560 plus a more powerful amp(because I don't think the 1.8 watts I used to have with the he500 did them justice, should have used them with the emotiva I had at a different time) that would be another 300 bucks or more or a lot of desk space with the emotiva. I can just use what I have and spend money on the headphones!



 



what is funny is that ortho companies will make their products easier to drive! but the amp companies are making their amps more powerful (why the geek pulse is off of my list ...not that it wont be great but i dont need it)... They are going to cut into eachother eventually if they don't realize what will be trending. Only an inflated ego would want to have to use a super powerful amp. 



 

Things always move in the direction of efficiency... 
ie the k812... havent heard it but it looks like that was their direction.

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

 
Yes it is.  smily_headphones1.gif
Yea that is true, wonder how long before we see Desktop Amps that can run Electro Stats orthos and Dynamics :O or heck a portable electro stat amp 
There is 1 amp out there made for both stats othos and dynamics, don't remember the name...
There are also portable offerings from Stax.
post #1346 of 3090
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There is 1 amp out there made for both stats othos and dynamics, don't remember the name...
There are also portable offerings from Stax.

I'm pretty sure these SUPER Powered amps are still being made for headphones like the HE 6 and HD 800, although as you noted Hifiman is moving towards more efficent headphones, as is AKG. Wonder if Senn Hesier will do the same 

post #1347 of 3090

I certainly hope so :] Should both of these prove slightly more efficient than the HE-400/500 as advertised, that is a good step forward, along with the reduced weight,

My body wallet is ready for the new babies :]

post #1348 of 3090
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Originally Posted by zxc View Post
 


Plastic done right lasts a looong time. People complaining about the plastic build of HD800 would probably complain more about the weight if it were metal. 

What part of the hd800 is plastic other than part of the headband?

post #1349 of 3090

The entire frame of the HD800 is plastic.  

post #1350 of 3090
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The entire frame of the HD800 is plastic.  

I could be wrong but it doesn't feel like plastic. Feels metallic. 

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