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Hi,

Just want to give everyone a quick update. We just received several production samples from the factory. They are being heavily tested right now. If every things go well which we fully expect, we will give the factory the green light to start the full production of HE-560. We expect the first batch of production run to be done by mid March. Hopefully we will be able to get them to your hands before the end of March. 

 

I have to say that the final production version of HE-560 is much better than the prototypes we showed at CES. You guys will love it. :-)


Edited by TeamHiFiMAN - 2/20/14 at 7:40am
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So it's the HM-560 now, not HE-560?

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I have to say that the final production version of HM-560 is much better than the prototypes we showed at CES. You guys will love it. :-)

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Any pictures of the production samples?

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LOL...just corrected. thanks!!! :)

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Any pictures of the production samples?

 

Coming soon...

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Coming soon...

 

Exciting stuff! Any news on the HE-400i? Latest news was that it's still being tweaked. Do you think it may come after the HE-560?

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Tell. Us. About. The. Headband!!!!
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Tell. Us. About. The. Headband!!!!

 

Give it a rest, man.  I'm sure everyone and his brother knows about your frustration ;)

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Exciting stuff! Any news on the HE-400i? Latest news was that it's still being tweaked. Do you think it may come after the HE-560?

 

+2...very interested on the he400i scheudule.

 

thanks...

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Give it a rest, man.  I'm sure everyone and his brother knows about your frustration ;)

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I've got the 5LE and HE-500 with me, trying to decide. For some reason the 5LE is an easier listen to me, not as fatigueing compared to the 500's despite the elevated mid treble. I can't quite put my finger on why that is so.

I think the 500 is more coherent sounding, though. The 5le is more open sounding with bigger sound stage, but also more raw and seems less balanced in the mids and treble to me.

 

Maybe the boost in the presence region is too much for you (500)?

 

The HE-5LE has darker upper mid which gives them a monitor tonality that I love. It is nothing like the complete lack of upper mids the HE-400 has, of course.

 

The Alpha Pads do wonder with the 5LE or HE-4, btw.

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I've got the 5LE and HE-500 with me, trying to decide. For some reason the 5LE is an easier listen to me, not as fatigueing compared to the 500's despite the elevated mid treble. I can't quite put my finger on why that is so.
I think the 500 is more coherent sounding, though. The 5le is more open sounding with bigger sound stage, but also more raw and seems less balanced in the mids and treble to me.
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These are the only two headphones that I'm seriously looking forward to. That and the Oppo planar as well, but HFM's price range for the 400i resonates a lot more with me.

That's the one I'm most interested in getting impressions on.
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aw come on man, I was trying to be hip!!  I'm sure no kid.. lol..  

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