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post #271 of 3089
I'll sit back and watch that hype train roll.. Interesting times indeed...
post #272 of 3089
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

I'll sit back and watch that hype train roll.. Interesting times indeed...
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post #273 of 3089
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

Seriously: If the HE560 objectively betters a well amped HE6, we are witnessing a headfi-REVOLUTION, ladies and gentlemen!

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This is very exciting! 

 

But kind of renders the HE500 obsolete :( if it is the same price as the HE500.. (not sure what the current price for the 500 is at the mo?)

post #274 of 3089
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

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This is very exciting! 

 

But kind of renders the HE500 obsolete :( if it is the same price as the HE500.. (not sure what the current price for the 500 is at the mo?)

Headphone performance isn't a linear scale, there are different flavours, and I'm willing to bet HE500 is different-sounding enough not to be directly made obsolete by the new cans, if their sound signatures are compared to HE6 and electrostatic headphones.

post #275 of 3089
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

Headphone performance isn't a linear scale, there are different flavours, and I'm willing to bet HE500 is different-sounding enough not to be directly made obsolete by the new cans, if their sound signatures are compared to HE6 and electrostatic headphones.

Hope so bud :)

post #276 of 3089
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

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This is very exciting! 

 

But kind of renders the HE500 obsolete :( if it is the same price as the HE500.. (not sure what the current price for the 500 is at the mo?)

Not really, HE-500 is 700$ [but probably could be had for around $650] while the HE-560 will be $900.

200 bucks could be a significant difference for some.

post #277 of 3089
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

Not really, HE-500 is 700$ [but probably could be had for around $650] while the HE-560 will be $900.
200 bucks could be a significant difference for some.
Not to mention that just because it bests the he-6 doesn't mean it bests the he-500. Many, and I mean MANY, people prefer the he-500 over the he-6 by far.
post #278 of 3089

Any news about the HE-600?

post #279 of 3089
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

Not really, HE-500 is 700$ [but probably could be had for around $650] while the HE-560 will be $900.

200 bucks could be a significant difference for some.

$200 is nothing when the hype train is rolling full speed. :p Oh, who am I kidding I just as excited as many others here. Just processed two sales to pad my pp account for a March purchase. :o

post #280 of 3089
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Originally Posted by prosperone View Post
 

Just curious with regards to the HE-6 comparison. What was the HE-6 driven off of?  In other words is the HE-560 better than a properly driven HE-6?

Thanks - just seeking clarity :)

 

HM-901 - > EF-6  Using my usual test tunes.   Same set up as I have at home. 

post #281 of 3089

This looks like the perfect opening for Preproman to come in and tear everyone a new one. Haha

post #282 of 3089
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

Huh? :blink: Those are very different sounding hp's. Maybe I misunderstood you. 

 

No, there are not that different. They both have this fun U-shaped signature with recessed mids. I was amazed at how similar they sounded for casual listening, actually.

The TH-600 is a bit more refined up top, the HE-4 slightly warmer but they have a similar fun approach to sound. 

The Fostex has a tonality that reminds me of Focal speakers, while the HE-4 would be more in the Q701 territory, but even the AKG and Focal house sound are not that different (bright/airy).

 

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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

Closed and open headphones really shouldn't be compared, as they operate differantly 

 

Still that's good to hear... kinda 

 

The TH-600 are closed-back non-sealing headphones. They don't block outside sound like the Mad Dogs / Alpha Dogs (or any closed back sealed headphone for that matters) do.

They sound very open for closed-back, IMO.

post #283 of 3089

Yup improvements aren't always improvements for most... The HD600 testifies that! 

post #284 of 3089

Is it a good idea to actually buy that pure class a 50 watter I'm looking at? It might be too powerful for the he560 or even my he500... Decisions..

post #285 of 3089
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

This looks like the perfect opening for Preproman to come in and tear everyone a new one. Haha

 

Where is prep btw? And EdWood...can you upload a video for us? We are at your mercy as the only headfi inside man at CES. 

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