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post #2161 of 3090
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Intuitive and simple enough of a concept, but you'd be surprised at how few people actually think to do it this way.

 

Most people probably just "oh it's a screw-on connector, lemme just screw it on!"


Lol.. I read it all the time. Also, you don't even have to use the nut. Just wind, and thread. It's why it takes only a few seconds, and it is also very tight and solid every time.

post #2162 of 3090
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Portable HifiMan cans? WoW! This I gotta try out. Now it's going to be a battle royale between the He-400i the He-500 and the He-560 . I already know that the He-560 will be better due to the high price (wish they would lower to $700) , but the He-400i and He-500 battle is going to be interesting to say the least.

 

Well, the HM-901 with Balanced Amp card can actually power the more power hungry HE-6 pretty well.  The HE-560 is more efficient than the HE-6, so..........   ;)

post #2163 of 3090
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Lol.. I read it all the time. Also, you don't even have to use the nut. Just wind, and thread. It's why it takes only a few seconds, and it is also very tight and solid every time.

 

I think the issue where the nut is cumbersome is due to its smaller size.  You really have to have tiny fingers to be able to hold the cable, and turn just the nut - or get a very small wrench to turn the nut while holding the cable.  The advice of reversing the cable, in hand, then turning it as applying to the ear cup connector is another solution, as suggested.

 

I guess I can kind of see where Hifman was possibly stuck in a bad spot with the thought of doing a changeover in the connectors.  There's plenty of people out there who may have purchased their own higher-end cables and would hold onto those cables for use with the newly released headphones.  Also, Hifiman would have to keep both cable types in stock for an extended period of time to be able to satisfy the requests of buyers for the previous models, while having the newer cable connectors for the newer headphones.  In the end, I can kind of see what might have been their logic for staying the course with the SMC type connectors.

post #2164 of 3090

I knew it would be difficult for hifiman to make a cable change. As you point out, especially from a business perspective, it's tough for a smaller company to make this kind of change and carry multiple cable types. Sennheiser has obviously been able to do it but of course they are a little larger and established. :wink:

 

I would have loved to see hifiman move to mini xlr. There are lot of those cables out there and I find them very easy to work with. 

 

Oh well, I will be happy if the sound quality is as good as billed and if they will rework they cable a bit to be a bit more like the he4 cable. 

 

Good to see you around Wayne...

post #2165 of 3090
I wonder if they can make some sort of adapter similar to q-audios earring adapters but in reverse.

guess we'll find out what they went with when pics come out.
post #2166 of 3090
It should be marketed as transportable headphones, more than anything.

Portable headphones really should be considerably smaller in dimensions. I'd be interested in a planar with smaller speakers.
post #2167 of 3090
I'm glad they didn't change the connectors. Just bought a nice new cable. Thanks again, Wayne wink.gif

post #2168 of 3090
Is that a CablePro? Any thoughts on the change from stock?
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I'm glad they didn't change the connectors. Just bought a nice new cable. Thanks again, Wayne wink.gif

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I think that wje made that...

post #2170 of 3090
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Good to see you around Wayne...

+1, Thanks again for the cable you made me, perfect for my needs!

post #2171 of 3090
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I think that wje made that...


Thats correct.

 

Sound slightly warmer to my ears without sacrificing any details. Compared to the stock silver cable.

post #2172 of 3090

So on topic, what is the likely release date? Mid March or early April? Anyone want to take a stab at a closer guess?

 

I am really hyped right now about the HE-560. I can't wait!

post #2173 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Sam-Fi View Post
 

So on topic, what is the likely release date? Mid March or early April? Anyone want to take a stab at a closer guess?

 

I am really hyped right now about the HE-560. I can't wait!

Me neither!

I got my pre-order up.

I'd guess around the 20th of March :D That'd fit the mid-late March date.

Though reviews/first impressions should start appearing sooner [review samples should be sent out soon, early March]

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It is early March :-)
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It is early March :-)

That'd be amazing but... How do you know!?
Thought that were only the review samples.
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