or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Hifiman HE-400i and HE-560: From CES to Pre-Launch
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Hifiman HE-400i and HE-560: From CES to Pre-Launch - Page 46

post #676 of 3090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


This. I think people have depth confused with width, since no dynamic that I've heard has surpassed ANY planarmagnetic that I've owned/tested extensively.

Planars are the kings of depth (as in projecting in front and behind), and I'm pretty sensitive to soundstage differences. Their width is what pales in comparison to dynamics. They have a sort of wall that keeps them from extending further out to the sides, most noticeable on the LCD2.


I believe the depth thing is most commonly noticed as "speaker-like" because if it's projected more forward/backward then it will resemble more speaker-like features than a dynamic being more left-right.

post #677 of 3090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

I think planars in general excel in the depth department-- far more than your average dynamic.  It's the width where I find them a little lacking.  Their metaphorical soundstage is more of a circle than dynamics, that are more like elongated ovals.  Only the HD800 has been able to place things seemingly forward.

This. I think people have depth confused with width, since no dynamic that I've heard has surpassed ANY planarmagnetic that I've owned/tested extensively.

Planars are the kings of depth (as in projecting in front and behind), and I'm pretty sensitive to soundstage differences. Their width is what pales in comparison to dynamics. They have a sort of wall that keeps them from extending further out to the sides, most noticeable on the LCD2.
You must have turned them 90 degrees the wrong way biggrin.gif
post #678 of 3090

So much hyper-optimism in this thread...

post #679 of 3090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Transformatron View Post



How much to get your ears clean? I use hydrogen peroxide once or twice a month the break down the wax.

 



It was done for free by my doc. But they basically did the same thing, let it soak in hydrogen peroxide, then used a needle with hydrogen peroxide to flush out the blockage.
Edited by JWahl - 1/15/14 at 3:23am
post #680 of 3090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post
 

Is it safe to say that the HE560 takes over as new flagship then? Does that explain the 6 in the 560 as opposed to 550 or 600?

 

Nope.  The HE-6 is still the flagship at this point.

post #681 of 3090
Quote:
Originally Posted by JWahl View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Transformatron View Post



How much to get your ears clean? I use hydrogen peroxide once or twice a month the break down the wax.

 



I was done for free by my doc. But they basically did the same thing, let it soak in hydrogen peroxide, then used a needle with hydrogen peroxide to flush out the blockage.


Same thing happened to my wife, she freaked out because she thought she was going deaf in one ear. Turns out it was 85% blocked with compacted wax. Doctor said best thing to do is gently wipe out your ears with a towel every time you step out of a hot shower and peroxide every few weeks. Right now my ears are popping badly from a sinus infection, so listening to music on headphones just hurts right now :(

post #682 of 3090
Quote:
Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

Nope.  The HE-6 is still the flagship at this point.

You're right and I'd expect the HE-6 to also get a successor at some point :]

post #683 of 3090
Quote:
Originally Posted by JWahl View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Transformatron View Post



How much to get your ears clean? I use hydrogen peroxide once or twice a month the break down the wax.

 



It was done for free by my doc. But they basically did the same thing, let it soak in hydrogen peroxide, then used a needle with hydrogen peroxide to flush out the blockage.

 

Huh, my "ear specialist" just went straight in there with a sucking device without any hydrogen peroxide. The wax was hardened so as you can imagine it hurt like a b*tch to suck it out. Plus side was that my ears were given a new lease of life. 

post #684 of 3090

^^ I got the fire-hosed sized syringe treatment. Saline and peroxide I think. They push down on the plunger hard and my courage goes right out the window. It really hurts but it was worth it. 

post #685 of 3090
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

^^ I got the fire-hosed sized syringe treatment. Saline and peroxide I think. They push down on the plunger hard and my courage goes right out the window. It really hurts but it was worth it. 


Ditto.  Do this about every 6 months regardless of having issues since it took over an hour a couple of years ago getting it out.  My Doc recommended a drop or two of olive oil in there to keep it softened up (no kidding) as it's better than Debrox and all natural.  It definitely works for me - I do the olive oil treatment a few days in a row before I go in to get hosed out. 

post #686 of 3090
Quote:
Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

Nope.  The HE-6 is still the flagship at this point.

 

Not for long.  ;)

post #687 of 3090
Quote:
Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

 

Not for long.  ;)

That's good.  But how long is not for long?

post #688 of 3090

Don't know.  :(

post #689 of 3090
Quote:
Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

That's good.  But how long is not for long?

Until they announce its successor...

That said the HE-560 might still be a comparable headphone...

We'll see in March, partially.

post #690 of 3090
Quote:
Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 

So much hyper-optimism in this thread...

It's because anyone who's owned previous versions of these cans KNOWS there's tons of things that need to be improved and it looks like these could answer some of those large issues. I'm excited too. Just sold my HE-400 because I just couldn't deal with all the flaws anymore.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Hifiman HE-400i and HE-560: From CES to Pre-Launch