Wait, HiFi Man is releasing two new headphones? Why hasn't anyone mentioned this before now?
Any speculation as to how they'll sound?
Edited by K.T. - 3/16/14 at 11:18am
lol actually you are a little late. . I keep finding out about new headphones as well and see that Im late. When I bought the MD 3.2 I didnt know about the MD pro. You can go to the first page and see when it was announced.
he560-tuned to be similar to the he6
he400i-tuned to be more like he500
Ha, ha. Just joking. I've been following this thread on and off for a while.
Short of any hands-on trial reports, I found the speculation of limited use to me. Of course, I haven't read nearly every page because of that.
More relevantly, knowing that final tuning is happening so close to the release date makes me think there will likely be some revision as the year goes on. While I may end up getting a pair of either of these, I'm in no rush and would rather wait until things get hammered out.
Plus I only recently got HE-500s and HE-400s, so I'm still amortizing my enjoyment of them.
I'll wait for reviews and comparisons of the new models. If they strike me as an upgrade or worthwhile sidegrade, I'll most likely enjoy my 500s and 400s for a while and wait until the new units go on holiday sale.
I'm in it for the long run. No need to be an early adopter for me because things are bound to change early on, and good sound (HE-500, HE-400) isn't obviated overnight. If the new cans are as good as most of us hope, I'll have them in my collection in due time.
Anyways, what are some major issues with single sided designs?
There was a post about this earlier... The main issues with a single-sided design (I only remember two off of the top of my head):
That is what was originally stated.
However, after closely following the Senn HD-700 "disappointment", I believe I'm going to stand pat with my '500s and try the new pads first.
Sounds like you're making assumptions on them yourself as well.
I completely understand the wish of many for HE-560 to compete with the HE-6 but it would make no commercial sense for Fang to release a headphone that would undermine their flagship for a lot less money. I am sure the 560 will sound great and will provide incredible value but let's get real.