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post #166 of 3090
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post

So has anyone other than Steve Guttenburg listened to these puppies yet?? Surely there are some fellow head-fiers out in Vegas with tablets/laptops and decent wi-fi. The suspense is killing me. I want impressions, man!

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post #167 of 3090
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post
 

So has anyone other than Steve Guttenburg listened to these puppies yet?? Surely there are some fellow head-fiers out in Vegas with tablets/laptops and decent wi-fi. The suspense is killing me. I want impressions, man!


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Like seriously guys, like seriously...

post #168 of 3090

+ 1 Gazillion

 

I guess I'll jump on the bandwagon

post #169 of 3090

+ Graham's number G

I win :D

post #170 of 3090
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And Steve G didn't even hear them at CES; Hifiman gave them to him right before the show :p But they are in fact demoable at the show. Seriously guys! Get over to that booth!

post #171 of 3090
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Originally Posted by daerron View Post

 

By going on the new design path, it does bode arguing whether Hifiman is heading in an opposite direction with lighter weight as a suspension setup definitely won't work for 500g+ headphones.

 

 

Stax SR-009 and The Abyss seem to do alright with the weight.

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post #173 of 3090

^ could this mean we may get some impressions soon? :D

post #174 of 3090

"Single end" probably means the magnet is only one-sided right?

post #175 of 3090

The guy sitting in the corner listening seems like he is in the zoneeee. :)

post #176 of 3090
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Originally Posted by AsianBatman View Post
 

The guy sitting in the corner listening seems like he is in the zoneeee. :)

 

Don't trust the blonde.  What an uncomfortable listening position.

 

I think the guy in the corner is simply trying to ignore the people crowding around him ;)  In the zone is good!  I'm gonna roll some RTC E188CCs in the Lyr, plug in the HE-500s and get in the zone myself :darthsmile: 


Edited by ThurstonX - 1/9/14 at 4:36pm
post #177 of 3090

Well, we now know what wood the woodies are made of, teak! I don't know much about wood, but I think teak is a popular wood for outdoor use (especially on boats), which would mean it's durable and able to withstand humidity swings.


Edited by Taowolf51 - 1/9/14 at 4:50pm
post #178 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Taowolf51 View Post
 

Well, we now know what wood the woodies are made of, teak! I don't know much about wood, but I think teak is a popular wood for outdoor use (especially on boats), which would mean it's durable and able to withstand humidity swings.

 

Teak is nice.  I've got a lot of furniture my parents brought back from Taiwan (loooooooong ago), and for the most part it's held up nicely.  But like most woods, it can be prone to cracking and splitting, esp. when humidity levels change (think indoors, going from season to season; typical east coast US weather; of course, we didn't have central heat/AC for quite a few years when it initially landed).  Probably also depends a lot on the choice of a particular piece and the way it's milled, put together, etc.  In no way do I mean to be a Debbie Downer about these cups.  I think they look very fine.  I'd put 'em on my HE-500s.  Just sayin'.

post #179 of 3090

Forgive me to ask this here but is the HE-400 design single ended too? Are there any theoretical drawbacks in SQ from using single ended magnets?


Edited by autoexec - 1/9/14 at 5:38pm
post #180 of 3090
I'd be very interesting to hear a comparison of the 400i and 560 with the 400 and 500, respectively. I'm also curious if they will continue to sell the 500, but discontinue the 400 altogether, and just sell the 400i. In reality, they could easily continue to sell all of them, with the prices already being different enough. More variety for consumers, at least price-wise.
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