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post #541 of 3090
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

EU prices will be 500 and 900€ from what I have heard
I'd assume it's cheapest to order straight from Hifiman /headamp then.
post #542 of 3090
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

Isolation is overrated for portable headphones IMO. Open portables are good for walks/biking where you need to still be aware of your surroundings and not get hit by a truck; closed portables are good only for taking public transit.

 

+1 I prefer to use my modded porta pro's when I need a portable. They still give me enough environmental noise to be safe. 

post #543 of 3090
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post


I'd assume it's cheapest to order straight from Hifiman /headamp then.

 

Probably, although after looking into importing the HE-6's into the UK, the price difference between buying direct from Head-Direct (including shipping, customs + VAT) and the local distributors pricing was pretty negligible... I guess the UK just gets completely buggered when it comes to pricing, especially coming from the US (NH so tax free :P).

post #544 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Keithpgdrb View Post
 

I'm amazed how some people feel entitled to review the new cans.  sorry.. my opinion..  but id have removed you from a demo for that.

hah, yea no issue speaking your mind. I get Flak for it regulary... I hope I don't come off as... being entilitled. I could honestly care less if I do or don't. I'd like to but if I dont no big deal. 

 

non the less nothings better than the truth, so speak it openly 

post #545 of 3090
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

+1 I prefer to use my modded porta pro's when I need a portable. They still give me enough environmental noise to be safe. 

This is very interesting actually.

I have 3 headphones apart from HE-400 and all are very good. However, when i travel or on the move, I almost always carry the HE-400 with me and a E17 as an amp. The quality is good enought to make up for the environmental sound.

post #546 of 3090
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

Isolation is overrated for portable headphones IMO. Open portables are good for walks/biking where you need to still be aware of your surroundings and not get hit by a truck; closed portables are good only for taking public transit.

headphones suck for biking in general. wearing them while on the road is asking for it.  if you're up on the mountain sweating then you risk ruining them. 

post #547 of 3090

I wouldn't use anything over $50-$75 for exercising/biking because you're asking for it in just a short time. I've literally peeled cable sheathing apart like a banana on some IEM's because of sweat and dirt.

 

I chuckle when I see bros at the gym using beats and other on-ears while pouring sweat. I'd hate to sniff those pads.

post #548 of 3090
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

Isolation is overrated for portable headphones IMO. Open portables are good for walks/biking where you need to still be aware of your surroundings and not get hit by a truck; closed portables are good only for taking public transit.

Definitely.  Unless you're doing critical listening, which I hope you're not doing out and about :p, most open-backs are ok, in fact better due to being aware of your surrounding. 

post #549 of 3090
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Originally Posted by wes008 View Post

Definitely.  Unless you're doing critical listening, which I hope you're not doing out and about tongue.gif , most open-backs are ok, in fact better due to being aware of your surrounding. 
But there is the negative of listening to music too loud to overpower the outside noises...
post #550 of 3090
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But there is the negative of listening to music too loud to overpower the outside noises...

 

Good point. Protect your ears people. :D Now back to the hp's. When should we see some of the proper reviewers with these in hand given that they are due out in March?

post #551 of 3090

I just use those sennheiser/adidas iems that appear in every season guide on this site.

 

They're not great, and not gonna compete with regular IEMS in their price range but they get the job done .

post #552 of 3090
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

Good point. Protect your ears people. :D Now back to the hp's. When should we see some of the proper reviewers with these in hand given that they are due out in March?

good question, hopefully Hifiman comes out with a small tour a month before hand, Fiio Just did that with Their X5, and honestly as far as DAPs go I'd say for sure Fiio and Hifiman are compititors at this point! The X5 [I think it's like $500 or so dollars] compete's pretty nicely [on paper] with my old hm801 and their new 802 and 701 DAPs, so that said I'd hope they'd arrange a tour for both of their new DAPs and headphones

at least the headphones hopefully :3 

 

a month in advance would be pretty nice, heck even if it was 2-3 ppl that would be cool to! 

post #553 of 3090

A quick note about exercising while using headphones.  Studies suggest that blood flow to other parts of the body while exercising results in less blood flow to the eardrums muscles Therefore people turn up the volume louder than they should and can damage their ears.  I have found this to be true as one day while mtn biking i had a couple who was walking say something to me so i stopped and ask what.  They said something and i couldn't hear them even though i was only 15 yards away from them.  I had to ask them a couple times.  Eventually the guy picked up a rock and pointed at it and said louder "Rock on brotha"

when reading about this the author suggests marking your volume control somehow during a normal listening session and to not turn the volume up anymore than that once you start your exercise


Edited by DoctaCosmos - 1/13/14 at 8:48am
post #554 of 3090

I'm pretty hyped about the he560. subb'd

 

If it's close to the LCD 2's in terms of SQ. it won't matter if it's better, as long as it's like 85% of it.

 

 

Looking to upgrade to the lcd2s or 560 by the end of the year, and comfort is becoming a bigger factor for me.

post #555 of 3090
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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post
 

A quick note about exercising while using headphones.  Studies suggest that blood flow to other parts of the body while exercising results in less blood flow to the eardrums muscles Therefore people turn up the volume louder than they should and can damage their ears.  I have found this to be true as one day while mtn biking i had a couple who was walking say something to me so i stopped and ask what.  They said something and i couldn't hear them even though i was only 15 yards away from them.  I had to ask them a couple times.  Eventually the guy picked up a rock and pointed at it and said louder "Rock on brotha"

when reading about this the author suggests marking your volume control somehow during a normal listening session and to not turn the volume up anymore than that once you start your exercise

 

 

I have actually done this many times. Once i have the volume set, I don't change/alter it much when working out. but gyms are louder than people realize too.

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