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post #706 of 3090
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One-sided magnet planars can clearly be world class. We know this because of the Abyss. Not sure what kind of engineering must be done for this to happen. But if the guys at JPS can figure something out, I'm sure our man Fang can too. He does have a Ph.D in material science (nano technology).

 

I hope the 560 sounds better than the Abyss at $899. That would be good... very good. Haha.

Yeah that'd be great :D

Just have some faith! #FangTheMan

post #707 of 3090

Can we please not start a hashtag thing on the site? :rolleyes: Let's just say it as it is. Fang is the man.

post #708 of 3090
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Can we please not start a hashtag thing on the site? rolleyes.gif Let's just say it as it is. Fang is the man.

That was like the 2nd time I ever used it in my life... But as you wish xP
post #709 of 3090
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Can we please not start a hashtag thing on the site? :rolleyes: Let's just say it as it is. Fang is the man.


#Hashtage#Hasbrown#Soundsgoodtome#

post #710 of 3090
My friend went to CES, he said the most impressive thing he tried was the audioquest headphones, which compete with high end headphones in his mind (1000$+ competitive).

The second most impressive thing to him was, hence why I'm posting here, the HE560 (its weight in particular). He says it literally feels half the weight of his HE500's, which as far as he is concerned would make it forgettable while listening because it is very comfy.
post #711 of 3090
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#Hashtage#Hasbrown#Soundsgoodtome#

post #712 of 3090
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

My friend went to CES, he said the most impressive thing he tried was the audioquest headphones, which compete with high end headphones in his mind (1000$+ competitive).

The second most impressive thing to him was, hence why I'm posting here, the HE560 (its weight in particular). He says it literally feels half the weight of his HE500's, which as far as he is concerned would make it forgettable while listening because it is very comfy.


I have absolutely no doubt that the weight combined with that suspension headband would make it super comfy.

 

How about the sound though?

 

I just bought an HE-500 over the holidays. I can still return it... I'm happy with the comfort and weight; but what really concerns me is the sound quality. Decisions decisions...


Edited by zxc - 1/15/14 at 3:22pm
post #713 of 3090
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

My friend went to CES, he said the most impressive thing he tried was the audioquest headphones, which compete with high end headphones in his mind (1000$+ competitive).

The second most impressive thing to him was, hence why I'm posting here, the HE560 (its weight in particular). He says it literally feels half the weight of his HE500's, which as far as he is concerned would make it forgettable while listening because it is very comfy.

So he liked the audiioquest better than the 560? Do you have a link to them?

post #714 of 3090
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So he liked the audiioquest better than the 560? Do you have a link to them?
Nope, it's a prototype
post #715 of 3090
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Nope, it's a prototype

 

Any information at all?

post #716 of 3090

^ Loving this thread! Like watching a pack of hungry wolves! :popcorn:

post #717 of 3090

Also, there's a guy in the HE-400 impressions thread, with more pics, that is saying the HE-400i and HE-560 didn't sound like a huge upgrade from the HE-400 and HE-500. He didn't sound terribly impressed. And he was also told the headband is not staying they way they showed it at CES.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/604583/hifiman-he-400-impressions-and-discussion-thread/16020

post #718 of 3090
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post
 

Also, there's a guy in the HE-400 impressions thread, with more pics, that is saying the HE-400i and HE-560 didn't sound like a huge upgrade from the HE-400 and HE-500. He didn't sound terribly impressed. And he was also told the headband is not staying they way they showed it at CES.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/604583/hifiman-he-400-impressions-and-discussion-thread/16020


He also criticizes himself further into his post about spending many nights in night clubs and not remembering well... lol

post #719 of 3090

True, but even if I'd be partying all the time, I'd still be able to get a general feel if a headphone was just a little better, or leaps better than a previous model. What I find bothersome though is what Fang told him about the headband changing for the full production models. Hopefully it doesn't stray from the CES version too much...I dig the headband now that I've seen it from different angles


Edited by dxanex - 1/15/14 at 4:45pm
post #720 of 3090
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post
 

Also, there's a guy in the HE-400 impressions thread, with more pics, that is saying the HE-400i and HE-560 didn't sound like a huge upgrade from the HE-400 and HE-500. He didn't sound terribly impressed. And he was also told the headband is not staying they way they showed it at CES.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/604583/hifiman-he-400-impressions-and-discussion-thread/16020

 

Knowing that the new models are completely redesigned (from dual-sided magnet to 'advanced' single-sided), I find it hard to believe that there was no significant change in sound. Either bad or good there should be a noticeable change in SQ from the previous models instead of just staying almost the same. I find it odd for the sound to almost not change at all when there is a complete redesign done.

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