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post #1651 of 3090
I don't consider HE-500 to be airy at all.

Don't really like the Hifiman logo personally..
post #1652 of 3090

I like the current Hifiman Logo :3 

post #1653 of 3090
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

I havent heard the he6 or the lcd3 but I do have a question...



 



why do I see lcd2's and 3's and recently the xc's and x's in the FS thread a lot more than the he6 and he500?" src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/blink.gif" />.. could just be a coincidence.



 



going back in time... I thought the lcd2 was more natural sounding but overall and given the choice I would choose the he500 over the lcd2... I thought the lcd2 would be my end game... It bested the he500 in many areas but it had no wow factor to me and even though it had more bass was more boring. 


 



I used to think Audeze headphones are the best smily_headphones1.gif but as I discover more, I found they were just a hype IMO.
All Audeze headphones and planar headphones lack in the sound stage department, especially Audeze.

Main reason that I hear including me is the comfort issue, very heavy and due to angled ear pads and non-centered pivoting yoke creates the frontal clamping pressure. (Need to copy German engineering like Senns/beyer IMO).

Again, I state, it's hard to achieve but angled drivers is a must not the angled pads.

I hope the new Hifiman series gives you option to order non angle pads.

By the way people have different taste, I personally don't like the Dark sounding, to me it's muddy.
post #1654 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

It sounds like to me that the LCD-X is the HE-6 to the LCD2/3's HE-500.

 

Could you rephrase that? It wasn't quite clear to me. 

post #1655 of 3090
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

I don't consider HE-500 to be airy at all.

Don't really like the Hifiman logo personally..
Yeah, very open, not too airy, but a little bump to the upper treble helps.
post #1656 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

I havent heard the he6 or the lcd3 but I do have a question...



 



why do I see lcd2's and 3's and recently the xc's and x's in the FS thread a lot more than the he6 and he500?" src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/blink.gif" />.. could just be a coincidence.



 



going back in time... I thought the lcd2 was more natural sounding but overall and given the choice I would choose the he500 over the lcd2... I thought the lcd2 would be my end game... It bested the he500 in many areas but it had no wow factor to me and even though it had more bass was more boring. 


 



I used to think Audeze headphones are the best smily_headphones1.gif but as I discover more, I found they were just a hype IMO.
All Audeze headphones and planar headphones lack in the sound stage department, especially Audeze.

Main reason that I hear including me is the comfort issue, very heavy and due to angled ear pads and non-centered pivoting yoke creates the frontal clamping pressure. (Need to copy German engineering like Senns/beyer IMO).

Again, I state, it's hard to achieve but angled drivers is a must not the angled pads.

I hope the new Hifiman series gives you option to order non angle pads.

By the way people have different taste, I personally don't like the Dark sounding, to me it's muddy.

I disagree as I do find angled pads more comfy than non angled though I got nothing against angled drivers xD

Probably just my ears or head though...

I am sure them 400i and 560 will be nightly comfy though xP
post #1657 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post

Personally I don't see any less HFM headphones being sold to Audeze. I mean search HE-400 or HE-500 and there are currently 10-12 listings maybe more didn't have time to search through all.

like i said it could have been a coincidence of what I thought I was seeing lately.

post #1658 of 3090

FWIW, I love the AKG Q701 angled pads on my HE-500s, esp. compared to stock.  I know of one other Head-Fier who just tried them on his and was blown away initially.  Out of respect I'll keep it vague, as he's still testing/getting used to them.  If he wants to post, he'll post.  Given the relatively low cost in the US, I can only encourage others looking for alternate pads to give it a go.  I've written up instructions for anyone interested.

 

That said, I'd love to hear the HE-560s side-by-side with my modded HE-500s.  Maybe there'll be a shootout at a summer or fall meet.

post #1659 of 3090
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post


I disagree as I do find angled pads more comfy than non angled though I got nothing against angled drivers xD
 

+1

post #1660 of 3090
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Originally Posted by themad View Post
 

And please sell the new headband parts separately as well!

So we can just mod/frankensteinize our current models... :veryevil:

 

This thing.

post #1661 of 3090
The wait is killing my ears xD
post #1662 of 3090
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

The wait is killing my ears xD


For me, the wait for the arx a1rx-c is what's killin me on the inside.... ~90 days till release!

 

But then again, I'm curious about the impressions that will come of these

post #1663 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 


Still no response on this. PLS HIFIMAN. PLS DONT DISAPPOINT US! >:D

:popcorn:

post #1664 of 3090
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

I don't consider HE-500 to be airy at all..

That's because they're not. None of the orthos I've heard are. Save the he6
post #1665 of 3090

HE500 gives up some air for intimacy and a very personal experience IMO

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