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post #2986 of 3089

Anybody knows if 400i as same magnet and drivers as 560... weight seem to match..

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Anybody knows if 400i as same magnet and drivers as 560... weight seem to match..

Certainly no. Different efficiency and frequency response. cool.gif
post #2988 of 3089

560 is 90db versus 400i is 92.5db..

 

seems to be the same driver to me.. the tuning of the 560 could be what cost it 2.5db

 

20g more for the wood on the 560

 

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anybody posted the responses of 400i yet.. maybe digital EQ before the headphone could be interesting to flatten the Freq response.. and have a champ at low price..

 

the oppo pm-1|pm-2 look awesome, cant wait to see the comparison between those..


Edited by Audiolic - 4/13/14 at 4:47pm
post #2989 of 3089
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Originally Posted by Audiolic View Post
 

560 is 90db versus 400i is 92.5db..

 

seems to be the same driver to me.. the tuning of the 560 could be what cost it 2.5db

 

20g more for the wood on the 560

 

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anybody posted the responses of 400i yet.. maybe digital EQ before the headphone could be interesting to flatten the Freq response.. and have a champ at low price..

 

the oppo pm-1|pm-2 look awesome, cant wait to see the comparison between those..

Uh, maybe if the driver is tensioned differently... which would make it sound wildly different.

post #2990 of 3089
Hifiman so far always used different drivers for every and each of their cans... There's still the FR difference.
post #2991 of 3089
It seems the tracer pattern on 560 is pretty similar to 500, though? I cant help thinking that they must be able to optimise it quite a lot, though it'd most likely require lower tolerances and be more expensive to manufacture..

By the way, why do they use aluminium over copper? For efficiency, it'd make more sense to use copper as it has lower resistance. I can imagine copper is harder to work with but still...
Edited by davidsh - 4/14/14 at 3:56am
post #2992 of 3089

Hey, Fang.

 

How about jumping on the Graphene ship early and becoming the industry leader with this material. Looks right up your alley.

 

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/512496/first-graphene-audio-speaker-easily-outperforms-traditional-designs/

 

This sounds promising for a future generation of headphones.

post #2993 of 3089
^ this was already posted some time ago.
post #2994 of 3089
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^ this was already posted some time ago.

Agh! Thanks. Very hard to keep current with such a long thread. smily_headphones1.gif
post #2995 of 3089
^ I certainly don't blame you wink.gif
The wait is never ending though!
post #2996 of 3089

Hi,

We are very excited to let you know that HE-560 is ready for pre-order.

 

Order it now, and get a travel case for free.

 

http://www.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=196

 

Some early impressions:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/711824/hifiman-he-560-impressions-discussion-thread-pre-orders-up

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/712536/review-hifiman-he-560-planar-magnetic-headphones-stock-headphone-impressions-here-no-mods-other-than-cables-review-in-progress


Edited by TeamHiFiMAN - 4/14/14 at 4:42pm
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post #2997 of 3089
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Hi,

We are very excited to let you know that HE-560 is ready for pre-order.

 

Order it now, and get a travel case for free.

 

 

Do you have any information as to what the cable will be like that ships with it? I don't see it in any of the pictures posted. (really hoping it isn't the stiff/silver cable that shipped with the HE-500)

post #2998 of 3089
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Originally Posted by TeamHiFiMAN View Post
 

Hi,

We are very excited to let you know that HE-560 is ready for pre-order.

 

Order it now, and get a travel case for free.

 

http://www.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=196

 

Some early impressions:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/711824/hifiman-he-560-impressions-discussion-thread-pre-orders-up

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/712536/review-hifiman-he-560-planar-magnetic-headphones-stock-headphone-impressions-here-no-mods-other-than-cables-review-in-progress

 

Any word on when the earpads will be available for order?  And price?

 

Thanks

post #2999 of 3089
I am also very curious about what the cable will look/feel like.
post #3000 of 3089

I passed this along to Fang who replied: 

 

“Thank you for the suggestion of Graphene as a diaphragm material. We have looked at this and Graphene does have some properties that would lend itself to our application. There are many things to consider when designing a high performance transducer and we will keep this in mind."

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