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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

+1.  That's quite a statement Bill, and I know where you're coming from.  I'm going ga-ga over a different headphone at the moment, but my time with the 560's did impress the heck out of me.

 

Well, I don't mean to state anything... but I really have listened to a lot of high-end headphones, got impressed by the JPS Labs Abyss, and still... somehow I feel the HE-560 is the best headphone I have heard to date.

 

It keeps scaling up with higher quality components in the signal path, too. This is the first headphone I have put on my head that can reliably demonstrate the differences between DACs for me. That's how I am able to tell my Neko Audio D100 Mk.II is significantly better than the AMB Gamma2. It's not even a subtle difference. It's almost like night and day.

 

If one day I get the chance, I'll definitely have you listen to my HE-560 rig, and then you'll understand why I've been praising the HE-560 non-stop.

 

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With my current setup, I actually like the HE-560 better than the LCD 2F.

 

I was of a similar opinion when I heard the LCD-2 recently.

 

Prior to the HE-560, I thought it would have been my end-game, but now that I am accustomed to the HE-560, the LCD-2 suddenly feels... "behind" in a lot of aspects.

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My best source for these cans is my HRT Microstreamer (as a DAC).  What are people using here and would I have to spend lots to get much better than this?

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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post
 

 

Well, I don't mean to state anything... but I really have listened to a lot of high-end headphones, got impressed by the JPS Labs Abyss, and still... somehow I feel the HE-560 is the best headphone I have heard to date.

 

It keeps scaling up with higher quality components in the signal path, too. This is the first headphone I have put on my head that can reliably demonstrate the differences between DACs for me. That's how I am able to tell my Neko Audio D100 Mk.II is significantly better than the AMB Gamma2. It's not even a subtle difference. It's almost like night and day.

 

If one day I get the chance, I'll definitely have you listen to my HE-560 rig, and then you'll understand why I've been praising the HE-560 non-stop.

 

 

I was of a similar opinion when I heard the LCD-2 recently.

 

Prior to the HE-560, I thought it would have been my end-game, but now that I am accustomed to the HE-560, the LCD-2 suddenly feels... "behind" in a lot of aspects.


Bill, we plan on retiring in the Monterey area in 5 years, and I'll take you up on that.  I'll bring my Primes, and we can do a delightful comparison.  If we visit in the next few years, I'll let you know so we can meet-up.

 

I assume your Neko is balanced.  I totally forgot about them, as I'm kicking around the idea of trying DAC's.

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There's CanJam 2015 coming up in the LA area, and I'm attending.

 

I think it'll be the biggest gathering of gears since... ever, so there'll be some good comparisons to be done.

 

Hope you can attend, too.

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