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post #2461 of 3090
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

 

I like this discussion of string theory.  Maybe it will lead to a Unified Theory of Everything... Planar ;)  Will the HE-560s become the de facto HP of choice for discerning theoretical physicists?


Nicely played, sir!

post #2462 of 3090
I'd wish for a bit more weight to the overall sound compared to the HE-6.
Guess that'd be a little lower midrange bump.
post #2463 of 3090
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post


FWIW any of those differences are due to higher frequencies, not the bass tones themselves. You're hearing qualities from string material.


There is also the reverse effect, where the low tones make the higher frequencies sound fuller and give the sound more of a sense of space and scale as described here:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/672810/bass-boost-affects-more-than-bass

 

I hope the sound of these new headphones is perfect in every way, and yet changes to suit my mood each new day :tongue:

post #2464 of 3090
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

Check your PM

 

Yes... yes, I think there's room in the Unified Theory of Everything... Planar for the G string.  Not much room, mind you, but then that's the nature of the thing.

post #2465 of 3090
I think I will build a headphone stand just for these: ) pics will help me pic the righ wood stain!

I might have to sell my pandoras which are my best to date. Even preferred to me over the 500. I think they would make a great team though.

Help me out Hifiman Show us the goods bro. You know it's gonna sell like hot cakes! And you get even more hype when you see us drooling over them. For that reason I almost bought the alphas(sexiest cups ever made period!!!!)
post #2466 of 3090
They shall not bow down to us for we shall bow down to them
post #2467 of 3090
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I think I will build a headphone stand just for these: ) pics will help me pic the righ wood stain!

I might have to sell my pandoras which are my best to date. Even preferred to me over the 500. I think they would make a great team though.

Help me out Hifiman Show us the goods bro. You know it's gonna sell like hot cakes! And you get even more hype when you see us drooling over them. For that reason I almost bought the alphas(sexiest cups ever made period!!!!)

 

This is my favorite stand so far and works well with the previous HFM. 

 

post #2468 of 3090
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

Not for nothing, but I get that.  Even my open E on a new pair of roundwounds has energy up to 8000K

 

I am referring specifically to the harmonics and the qualities of midbass, up to about 1.5K.  I found that the 5LE's presented the fundamental, being 40 Hz on open E down to 30 Hz on open B, so well and with such emphasis and weight that it obscured the second harmonics on up.

 

I'm really hoping the new cans are more natural and transparent.

 

That's what I mean, yeah. People keep talking about the 'bass' when they're actually referring to higher harmonics and resonance from the instrument's material. 40hz is gonna sound like 40hz no matter what you do. It's like talking about fast bass drum speed: the attack of a drum is in the mids, not the bass. 

 

FWIW this whole reveal has me all screwed up. Do I snag HE500s for a lower price or get the 560s? Or just the HE400s since now they're $300??

post #2469 of 3090

If you've followed this thread and you want the signature of the he500, you'll want to snap the he400i. The he560 will be turned more toward the he6. The sale prices on the he400 and 500 are very tempting right now...

post #2470 of 3090
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For those of you concerned about the weight,or how it will balance on your head,this fella will be conducting some seminars on how to strengthen your neck with proper balance and posture.... wink_face.gif

I bet he's getting paid though
post #2471 of 3090

Re: Photos of new HE models, we do not have any yet but will need them soon for marketing materials. As soon as I have them, I will post. 

 

Peter

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post #2472 of 3090

Thanks Peter. We look forward to seeing the pictures. Again thank you for your involvement and keeping us to date. 

post #2473 of 3090
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

 

 

FWIW this whole reveal has me all screwed up. Do I snag HE500s for a lower price or get the 560s? Or just the HE400s since now they're $300??

Hey, it could be worse.  You could be waiting on the new Oppo...

post #2474 of 3090

Very excited to confirm that the Hifiman HE-560 will be in attendance at the upcoming 2014 SoCal meet on March 22! As a former HE-500 owner, I'm really looking forward to hearing this!

post #2475 of 3090
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

That's what I mean, yeah. People keep talking about the 'bass' when they're actually referring to higher harmonics and resonance from the instrument's material. 40hz is gonna sound like 40hz no matter what you do. It's like talking about fast bass drum speed: the attack of a drum is in the mids, not the bass. 

FWIW this whole reveal has me all screwed up. Do I snag HE500s for a lower price or get the 560s? Or just the HE400s since now they're $300??
Reason the hd650 drum are awesome!
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