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post #301 of 3090
No real impressions yet until now?

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post #302 of 3090
I would love to know if the new sloped ear pads will fit the he-500 and he-400. Those I would definitely buy.
post #303 of 3090

In the twicely posted "review" http://headphones.reviewed.com/content/hifiman-he-560-first-impressions-review?sf21499226=1 it seems the reviewer mixed up the HE400i and the HE560. 

 

Here's the 560 from Hifimans fb-page - and BTW - I apologize this has been posted before ;)

 

post #304 of 3090
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That's Hot! Wood! :evil:

post #305 of 3090

Eventually, which one would be the HE-560?  the woody one?

post #306 of 3090
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post
 

In the twicely posted "review" http://headphones.reviewed.com/content/hifiman-he-560-first-impressions-review?sf21499226=1 it seems the reviewer mixed up the HE400i and the HE560. 

 

Here's the 560 from Hifimans fb-page - and BTW - I apologize this has been posted before ;)

 

 

They look beautiful!

post #307 of 3090

Too bad the cable looks the same as before..

 

 

 

(Here seen on the non-woody HE400i)

post #308 of 3090

I am liking the pads. Seem like they'll be very soft and comfy :] [kinda akin to the HM5 pads, but better/more expensive it seems]

post #309 of 3090
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post
 

In the twicely posted "review" http://headphones.reviewed.com/content/hifiman-he-560-first-impressions-review?sf21499226=1 it seems the reviewer mixed up the HE400i and the HE560. 

 

Here's the 560 from Hifimans fb-page - and BTW - I apologize this has been posted before ;)

 

Those new pleathers (or real leather maybe?)  look very nice indeed.  Loving that both pads are angled as well.  Even if it doesn't outperform a well amped HE-6 (which I don't expect it to) this could possibly become the most well rounded planar (to include ergonomics) on the market.  Oppo PM-1 Notwithstanding.  I'm officially jumping the LCD-X and K812 hype train onto this one.  Seems much more reasonable for my wine taste on a beer budget taste :) 

 

EDIT:  Also, why all the hate about that cable?  What's so bad about it?  Is it really inflexible or something?


Edited by JWahl - 1/10/14 at 5:41pm
post #310 of 3090

It'll be interesting to see how the 560's compare to the LCD-2's since you can get them for the same price pretty easily.

post #311 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Edwood View Post
 

Listened to the HE-560 yesterday.   Much lighter in weight, new headband is vastly more comfortable, one of the most,  if not THE most comfortable I've ever worn. 

 

The sound quality is definitely improved from the HE-6.  Smoother treble, but with plenty of extension. Tighter, deeper bass, although from initial impressions, flatter sounding, so perhaps a about less quantity of low bass, but more quality. 

 

The Teak wood cups are very nice.   I find it interesting that the HE-560 is a step up from the HE-6, but not in name, I'm sure Dr. Fang Bian has more surprises in store for us in the future... 

 

You left out the midrange..  Recessed or a hump?

post #312 of 3090

Oh man... just spent the last hour catching up on this thread.. will be waiting for real life impressions and amp requirements. The HE560 sure look sweet but still hate the plugs.  Wonder if they'll give the LCD-X a run for it's money.  Sure are interesting times.

post #313 of 3090
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post
 

Oh man... just spent the last hour catching up on this thread.. will be waiting for real life impressions and amp requirements. The HE560 sure look sweet but still hate the plugs.  Wonder if they'll give the LCD-X a run for it's money.  Sure are interesting times.

I would hopefully expect the LCD-X to outperform it, but as mentioned earlier in the thread it's also 600g, nearly double the weight.

post #314 of 3090
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Originally Posted by JWahl View Post
 

Those new pleathers (or real leather maybe?)  look very nice indeed.  Loving that both pads are angled as well.  Even if it doesn't outperform a well amped HE-6 (which I don't expect it to) this could possibly become the most well rounded planar (to include ergonomics) on the market.  Oppo PM-1 Notwithstanding.  I'm officially jumping the LCD-X and K812 hype train onto this one.  Seems much more reasonable for my wine taste on a beer budget taste :) 

 

EDIT:  Also, why all the hate about that cable?  What's so bad about it?  Is it really inflexible or something?

 

It i stiff and flimsy. It makes mechanical noise when you move your hwead. And it breaks easily at the connectors, at least mine did. Got a replacement though. Now I have 3 thirdparty cables for my two hifimans :)

post #315 of 3090

^^ Almost half the weight and price. As long as it delivers performance in the neighborhood. Things could get very interesting around here...

 

:popcorn:

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