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post #316 of 3090

I hope they redesign the plugs for the final product. 

post #317 of 3090

Looking forward to the HE-560.  Hoping the ear cup hangers would be made of metal and the head band sling were made of leather.

 

 

 

Oh wait, this is not the HE-560...

post #318 of 3090
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post
 

 

It i stiff and flimsy. It makes mechanical noise when you move your head. 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 :)

Thanks, I only remember the clear copper one from when I had my HE-6 and I didn't remember having any issues with it.  I like the DHC cables ease of use best myself out of botique cables at least.

post #319 of 3090

It sure doesn't look anything like a Jade 2 prototype or anything.  ;)

post #320 of 3090

I'm with you on that one Matt.  May just be enough to bring me back into the HiFiMAN fold.

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

 

:popcorn:

post #321 of 3090

I usually exercise caution on matters such as this...but in this case I simply throw caution to the wind. Unless something dramatic unfolds as the details and impressions come out, I'll own one of these in March. 

 

The only disappointment for me is the connectors. But in business terms, they've made the decisions to use these and it would be difficult to make a change if you think about it. Dang I wish they had gone to mini xlr for so many reasons. I tried to talk Dan into mini xlr for the AD, but does anyone listen to MattTCG? Nope...

post #322 of 3090
Lol I hear you Matt...

I'll probably get in on these too. Or at least put those sexy leather pads on my 500 tongue.gif
post #323 of 3090

Yup, count me in!

post #324 of 3090

I'll feel better once the reviewers get a hold of these. If I were Fang, I would drop these in the lap of a few choice headfiers and sit back and watch the excitement build like wildfire. First headfier on my list...MLE. That guy can write. Honest, accurate and very accessible writing style.

post #325 of 3090
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Looking forward to the HE-560.  Hoping the ear cup hangers would be made of metal and the head band sling were made of leather.

 

 

 

Oh wait, this is not the HE-560...



Ok.... tell us!!!! Limited edition colors or a whole new model?! Spill it Edwood!

post #326 of 3090
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Ok.... tell us!!!! Limited edition colors or a whole new model?! Spill it Edwood!

 

Prototype?

post #327 of 3090
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Ok.... tell us!!!! Limited edition colors or a whole new model?! Spill it Edwood!

It's the Jade 2 electrostatic prototype.

post #328 of 3090

^Funny. And just when I thought Hifiman was desperately in need of a refresh or new model in their upper echelon, they already strategically have a one, two punch ready to challenge the entire high end market.  Time will tell on the sound of both.  At least they've addressed the abysmally flimsy headband on the Jade.

post #329 of 3090

Oh but there's more...

post #330 of 3090
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

It's the Jade 2 electrostatic prototype.

Please tell me that isn't some cruel joke...I would be ecstatic if there really is a jade 2 in the works
Edited by mangler - 1/10/14 at 7:08pm
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