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So moving on,
Is there something the 560 doesn't do well? Like any weaknesses or colorations?
Other than its neutrality (which might be considered a weakness by warm/dark loving people) and its just decent soundstage depth (still not something to be ashamed of I guess).
There's also the slightly higher power demand but it doesn't seem too tragic (most of decently powerful amplifiers seem to drive them fine)
Is there anything else though?
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

It is the first thing that pops up, some sort of toolbar but you just need to read what you're installing...

It says it right there and you can either accept or decline...

I used to be the accept everything guy... but then the bloatware trend kicked in and I learned to read :D 

Not your fault Jerg! Thanks for the link!

People just need to reeeeeeeaaaaaaad...


I went through it like a normal install. I'm on the look out for those things all the time, although I didn't expect it to be so sneaky. Needless to say people watch out sometimes those things are hidden away. In this case additional bloatware were trying to be installed upon the installer by choosing 'express.' The only way around is by choosing custom install and unchecking the boxes.

When you're done wiping your nose, realize I'm just trying to give people a heads up.

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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

So moving on,
Is there something the 560 doesn't do well? Like any weaknesses or colorations?
Other than its neutrality (which might be considered a weakness by warm/dark loving people) and its just decent soundstage depth (still not something to be ashamed of I guess).
There's also the slightly higher power demand but it doesn't seem too tragic (most of decently powerful amplifiers seem to drive them fine)
Is there anything else though?

The only colouration that stands out for me is the energy around 4-6k Hz, which could make these a bit too aggressive / fatiguing at loud volumes. Maybe I'm just too used to the easy relaxed sound signature of my HE500.

 

Noted in the FR drawing.

 

The thing is it's still being neutral, because one way to look at it is that there is still a slight 2-2.5kHz dip, while the 4-6kHz region is the same height as everything under 1kHz.


Edited by jerg - 4/29/14 at 3:29pm
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bite  homage

Hey, knock it off.

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I went through it like a normal install. I'm on the look out for those things all the time, although I didn't expect it to be so sneaky. Needless to say people watch out sometimes those things are hidden away. In this case additional bloatware were trying to be installed upon the installer by choosing 'express.' The only way around is by choosing custom install and unchecking the boxes.


When you're done wiping your nose, realize I'm just trying to give people a heads up.

Glad you took it like a man and that little things don't offend you mate rolleyes.gif
I didn't specifically name or quote you either but...
Edited by conquerator2 - 4/29/14 at 6:23pm
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Glad you took it like a man and that little things don't offend you mate rolleyes.gif

Likewise :beerchug: 

Actually really no harm done, if anything it's a bit of job security for ITs and techs like myself. ;) 

Last edit: Yea I hate bloatware. All my laptops get a fresh install of Windows even at new.


Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 4/29/14 at 6:40pm
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Back on point, seriously these need to come out soon. I really would like to have those pads for the HE4.

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Likewise beerchug.gif  


Actually really no harm done, if anything it's a bit of job security for ITs and techs like myself. wink.gif  

Fair enough beerchug.gif
You missed it, things happen.
I happened to in turn miss the first express instalation and got those useful programs.
Guess we're even each with different bloatware biggrin.gif

Aight, back on track...
Edited by conquerator2 - 4/29/14 at 6:31pm
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Back on point, seriously these need to come out soon. I really would like to have those pads for the HE4.

 

Unless someone buys your HE-4s... ;)

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Unless someone buys your HE-4s... ;)


Lol thanks for the plug but I'm pulling them off on Saturday like I said I would. Kinda wished I made it sooner but I said if someone wanted them I'd have to let it go. Then I sell the Mad Dogs and go to an Alpha. LoL

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I believe the Sinegen bloatware is 'Sweet Packs'. Uninstall that off the programs list.
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Thread Starter 

I always thought Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run album felt flat-sounding, like a flat coke. These cans really make the album breathe.

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Little off topic here guys, but just got the email from Head-Direct that my HE-560's are on the way:D.  Cheers 

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I always thought Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run album felt flat-sounding, like a flat coke. These cans really make the album breathe.

 Wow, that's a very important data point for me. I felt the same way about the album. It sounded better listening through my SR 007. I'll probably pull the trigger sooner than I thought.

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