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post #61 of 3090

Fang!

Please don't throw the HE-500 off the market :P

Really though, I wonder how these compare in actual SQ rather than things like "transparency and soundstage and comfort" because those are the least of my concerns right now in a headphone

post #62 of 3090

Aesthetics... probably better on my head than looking at them on someone else's head.  I don't have a problem with the HE-500s' fit and comfort with my modded 3rd party pad.  Maybe these will usher in a new era of geek cool ;)

 

Price... the HE-560s would have to be substantially better for me to sell my HE-500s.  Maybe some lucky person will be able to put the HE-560s head-to-head with the OPPO PM-1s.  I volunteer :D

 

Which brings up an interesting point: there should be plenty of nicely broken in HE-500s for sale in about 4-5 months :darthsmile:

 

Fun times, no doubt.

post #63 of 3090

Subbed.

post #64 of 3090
Looking forward to the HE6 successor.
post #65 of 3090

Subbed. Wow, this is moving fast...

post #66 of 3090
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Fang!

Please don't throw the HE-500 off the market :P

Really though, I wonder how these compare in actual SQ rather than things like "transparency and soundstage and comfort" because those are the least of my concerns right now in a headphone

 

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

Aesthetics... probably better on my head than looking at them on someone else's head.  I don't have a problem with the HE-500s' fit and comfort with my modded 3rd party pad.  Maybe these will usher in a new era of geek cool ;)

 

Price... the HE-560s would have to be substantially better for me to sell my HE-500s.  Maybe some lucky person will be able to put the HE-560s head-to-head with the OPPO PM-1s.  I volunteer :D

 

Which brings up an interesting point: there should be plenty of nicely broken in HE-500s for sale in about 4-5 months :darthsmile:

 

Fun times, no doubt.

 

I might have to wait for that. :D

post #67 of 3090

I love my HE-400 but its just too heavy for my liking. He-400i  might fit the bill. What s the specs?

post #68 of 3090

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How do we know there will be a HE-6 successor?  Where does the 560 stand in the line up?

post #69 of 3090
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How do we know there will be a HE-6 successor?  Where does the 560 stand in the line up?


Cuz all good things must come to an end. And because Back to the Future II happened 4 years after Back to the Future. Fang = Doc in disguise.

post #70 of 3090
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How do we know there will be a HE-6 successor?  Where does the 560 stand in the line up?

Maybe Jade 2? Probably won't be shown until next CES though.

post #71 of 3090
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Maybe Jade 2? Probably won't be shown until next CES though.


I may be stupid but wouldn't Jade 2 be the successor to... Jade?

post #72 of 3090
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I may be stupid but wouldn't Jade 2 be the successor to... Jade?

No no of course. Just saying the highest performance product from HFM next is probably the 'stat.

post #73 of 3090
I wonder why he560 when the other one is HE400i and not HE460? Hifiman needs an upgrade program so I can upgrade my HE500 to an HE560 biggrin.gif
post #74 of 3090

I'm gonna wait for the HE-7ectro

post #75 of 3090

actually i'm going to do a rather large comparison demo at the woo showroom in new jersey in a month. they have just about every high end headphone available for demo except any hifimans. That is fine though.  While i am going there to find my ideal headphone and POSSIBLY purchase a nice duet, my main concern is whether or not the price upgrade is worth the sound upgrade.  The level of resolution in the he-400 for only $399 is outstanding and if i don't feel that the others are that much more musical/engaging/ than the 400 then i will simply upgrade to the he-560 or he-500 to get the frequency response i am looking for.  Also looking forward to the slightly slower attack.

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