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post #2626 of 3090

I figured now is a good time to get the HE-6, since my reclaimed Denon 4800 is sounding so good with my HE-6.  Actually......I could be very happy with the Alpha Dogs and the HE-4.   I'm thinking with Hifiman's track record in fixes and revisions, it could be months before the HE-560 gets the beta test bugs out.  Then there's the new headband.

post #2627 of 3090

I'm confused. So is the 560 not being released officially this month? or are they doing a limited test release?

post #2628 of 3090

Obviously it's try before you buy, but they do look a darn sight prettier than the previous models!  And in my experience the suspension strap tends to be comfier than just a padded headband.  I would be happy if they were tuned to either the 400 or 500 sound, as I quite enjoyed both, although it would be a shame to lose that fun 400 V shaped sound.

post #2629 of 3090
The 400 had harsher trebles to me than the 500 & 6.

The he6 definitely had a refined sound to me BUT the 500 was the most enjoyable to me...
So I will go sight unseen and unheard and already laid out da...


OK..

Time for da waiting game...
post #2630 of 3090
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

I just got word that HFM found something last minute that they still needed to tweak, so test samples are being delayed till next week. Personally I like this approach a lot more than a hurried release that precedes post-release revisions (ala HE400).

Is it safe to assume the 560 won't make it to the coming SoCAL Meetup, then?

 

It is on top of my list :o.

post #2631 of 3090
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Is it safe to assume the 560 won't make it to the coming SoCAL Meetup, then?

 

It is on top of my list :o.

No, the HE-560 will be showing up at the SoCAL meet, but I don't think the 400i is ready yet. 

post #2632 of 3090
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Originally Posted by adidino View Post
 

I'm confused. So is the 560 not being released officially this month? or are they doing a limited test release?

As of now the hifiman people said not too much about the actual release of the 560. All we know for now is that the 560 early release set's should be shipping in this week. 

post #2633 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

Is it safe to assume the 560 won't make it to the coming SoCAL Meetup, then?

 

It is on top of my list :o.

I don't know who was planning to bring HE560s to that meetup, and whether or not he/she got the HE560s the same way as the test samples HFM is planning to send to me and some reviewers. Maybe that's an earlier prototype of HE560?

post #2634 of 3090

Just spoke to someone at HIFIMan store in NJ. They are claiming the 560 won't be released until the end of this month or early April. 

post #2635 of 3090

more time for me to save up:ph34r:

post #2636 of 3090
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Originally Posted by adidino View Post
 

Just spoke to someone at HIFIMan store in NJ. They are claiming the 560 won't be released until the end of this month or early April. 

 

You have a HFM store in NJ? :eek:  Nice!!

post #2637 of 3090
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You have a HFM store in NJ? :eek:  Nice!!


Hey guyz ROAD trip time!

 

Matt I told you I got the HE 4 right? And that I like my modded D2k over my old HE 400 right?

post #2638 of 3090

I'm already planning a roadtrip to the NC meet in one month. :biggrin:  You  that you're planning to go!!

post #2639 of 3090
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:biggrin:  You  that you're planning to go!!

Thanks I think?

 

I've got to bug my managers at work today to confirm the time off for that day. They are being stupid as always. Honestly I need that whole freaking weekend for some school related stuff, but I should be able to get 2 days for those two middle weeks of April [monday Friday then Saturday Sunday] then just work the other 5 days. Our weeks start on Saturday so it shouldn't be a big issue

post #2640 of 3090

Shame.. I was raring to pick up a pair. Couple of more weeks won't kill me. Anyone have thoughts a dedicated amp for these cans? Currently have the McIntosh D100 which I'm sure will pair up nicely.

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