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post #421 of 3090
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post


I agree with jorg, the 500 could use a bit more in the upper treble.

I think he's stating the exact oppisite lol, but I do like bright headphones, heck I ENJOYED the HE 400 treble 

post #422 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

I think he's stating the exact oppisite lol, but I do like bright headphones, heck I ENJOYED the HE 400 treble 
Nope, pretty sure jorg said he wouldn't mind some more upper treble on the 500. Jorg, what say you? I personally would.
post #423 of 3090
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Nope, pretty sure jorg said he wouldn't mind some more upper treble on the 500. Jorg, what say you? I personally would.

Either way

 

This spring... I'm going to be really freaking broke... 

post #424 of 3090

Was able to demo the HE560's for about 5 minutes. Didn't have much time but I wanted to at least get a few minutes in.

 

Very brief impressions based on their set up (HE560 with the EF6 amp) and mine (HE500s and yulong da8 DAC's integrated amp)

 

-Sounded more transparent.

-Soundstage sounded bigger

-weight difference is noticable

 

Thats all I got out of 5 short minutes.


Edited by Angelbelow - 1/11/14 at 12:29pm
post #425 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Angelbelow View Post
 

Was able to demo the HE560's for about 5 minutes. Didn't have much time but I wanted to at least get a few minutes in.

 

Very brief impressions based on their set up (HE560 with the EF6 amp) and mine (HE500s and yulong da8 DAC's integrated amp)

 

-Sounded more transparent.

-Soundstage sounded bigger

 

Thats all I got out of 5 short minutes.

 

Can you make any specifics comments about the frequency response? Bass, mids treble...:popcorn:

post #426 of 3090

I always found the he500 to sound muffled on top.  the 400 has more treble, but is a bit honky.  I note this on all orthos to a certain extent.  The hifiman does so much right, it just needs that air on top.  really looking forward to hearing the new offerings.

post #427 of 3090
If you're looking for more upper treble, the he4 has it. It's taken a back seat from the he500 release but those phones have the most air, treble, and flat response of all the hf ortho line currently. Single ended and weighs 350g as well...

Look at the he400 vs he500 vs he4 thread. The he4 are hf best kept secret imo
Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 1/11/14 at 12:40pm
post #428 of 3090
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

Can you make any specifics comments about the frequency response? Bass, mids treble...:popcorn:

 

I can try, plenty of user error on my part though, amps were different and plus I was huffing and puffing from the walk over. I don't know what I was listening to either, sounded soundtrack ish.

 

Bass definitely sounded fuller and punchier, but maybe thats the difference in amp. Mids were silky smooth and more transparent compared to my set up at home. Transparency was what stood out the most.

 

I'm more of a treble guy but I couldn't tell if there was a difference based off of what I was listening to.

post #429 of 3090

^ so far, your impressions seem positive.  That's good to hear at this point!

post #430 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Angelbelow View Post
 

 

I can try, plenty of user error on my part though, amps were different and plus I was huffing and puffing from the walk over. I don't know what I was listening to either, sounded soundtrack ish.

 

Bass definitely sounded fuller and punchier, but maybe thats the difference in amp. Mids were silky smooth and more transparent compared to my set up at home. Transparency was what stood out the most.

 

I'm more of a treble guy but I couldn't tell if there was a difference based off of what I was listening to.

 

Thanks for taking the time to give those impressions!! Can you please make a comments on the ear pads? Leather or velour? Angled?

post #431 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post

If you're looking for more upper treble, the he4 has it. It's taken a back seat from the he500 release but those phones have the most air, treble, and flat response of all the hf ortho line currently. Single ended and weighs 350g as well...

Look at the he400 vs he500 vs he4 thread. The he4 are hf best kept secret imo

I really want an HE 4 already :/ I might be a bad boy and get one this Spring >.> but I might wait for the 400i... If I went HE 4 I'd want my J$ pads and balancd cable like I had with my HE 400

post #432 of 3090

From the first few impressions of the 560s, it seems their signature is leaning towards the HE-5LE: less warm, more treble extension.

 

That's a great thing if it is the case!

post #433 of 3090
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

Thanks for taking the time to give those impressions!! Can you please make a comments on the ear pads? Leather or velour? Angled?

 

The ones I tried were leather. I thought they were very comfortable.

post #434 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Angelbelow View Post
 

 

The ones I tried were leather. I thought they were very comfortable.

When you say better clarity vs the 500s, do you mean the velour 500s or pleather 500s?

 

If the pleather 560s give more clarity than velour 500s, it's some great news!

post #435 of 3090
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

^ so far, your impressions seem positive.  That's good to hear at this point!

 

Too bad I couldnt squeeze another 2 hours with them haha

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