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post #1951 of 17297
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

 

Yeah bass has less decay ("body") than the HE500 / LCDs which might be a bit underwhelming first, but honestly once your brain becomes more accustomed to it, it should be punchier / the impacts much more focused than the other 2 (like a quick punch instead of a slow push).


I'm not sure if you've tried the LCD-X but from your description, it sounds like bass of the 560 is similar.  Quick and hardhitting with a little bit of body shaved off when compared to the LCD-2.  I personally find this presentation to be better for PRaT.

post #1952 of 17297

Order placed.

post #1953 of 17297
I dont think that 560 box costs more than 5~10€ to make so no reason to make a big fuss about it. Audeze and Oppo box on the other hand...
post #1954 of 17297
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

Order placed.

 

Dang!! :eek:  I didn't see that coming. 

post #1955 of 17297
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Originally Posted by Maven86 View Post
 


I'm not sure if you've tried the LCD-X but from your description, it sounds like bass of the 560 is similar.  Quick and hardhitting with a little bit of body shaved off when compared to the LCD-2.  I personally find this presentation to be better for PRaT.

I haven't had the pleasure of auditioning LCDX yet. But IMO the difference in hardhitting/decrease in body is very substantial between HE560, and the likes of LCD2/HE500. If LCDX is only slightly less bloomed in the bass relative to LCD2, it might not be the extreme that HE560 has taken.

 

Have you tried a well-driven HE6 before? That's the kind of "tautness" that HE560's bass exhibits.

post #1956 of 17297

http://www.headfonia.com/hifiman-he-560-unboxing-first-impression/

 

Has this been linked yet?  Normally I hate headfonia but something is something, right?  

post #1957 of 17297
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

http://www.headfonia.com/hifiman-he-560-unboxing-first-impression/

 

Has this been linked yet?  Normally I hate headfonia but something is something, right?  

 

The reviewer says, "...The ear pad opening is also smaller it seems. My ears aren’t the biggest but you can feel the pads against them, this wasn’t the case on the HE-500..."

post #1958 of 17297

Yea that has me fearful.  If it's the single biggest component of comfort that I'm allergic to it's too ear openings that are too small and touch your ears-- even to the slightest degree.  The previous hfm velours were just barely big enough.

post #1959 of 17297
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

http://www.headfonia.com/hifiman-he-560-unboxing-first-impression/

 

Has this been linked yet?  Normally I hate headfonia but something is something, right?  

 

Well their impressions seem to be in line with what a lot of people here have been saying.


Edited by beaver316 - 5/6/14 at 11:12am
post #1960 of 17297

I just measured the inside of the pads.

 

He-500: 6cm

He-560: 5cm

 

:eek:

post #1961 of 17297
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

Yea that has me fearful.  If it's the single biggest component of comfort that I'm allergic to it's too ear openings that are too small and touch your ears-- even to the slightest degree.  The previous hfm velours were just barely big enough.

 

Agree with all you said. Pretty nervous about this purchase now. I am not inclined to modify my brand new, expensive headphone (pads) especially when they had the opening size correct on the previous model.

post #1962 of 17297
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

I haven't had the pleasure of auditioning LCDX yet. But IMO the difference in hardhitting/decrease in body is very substantial between HE560, and the likes of LCD2/HE500. If LCDX is only slightly less bloomed in the bass relative to LCD2, it might not be the extreme that HE560 has taken.

 

Have you tried a well-driven HE6 before? That's the kind of "tautness" that HE560's bass exhibits.


Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to hear the HE-6 and currently I'm actually on the fence on whether to go with the 6 or the 560's, both of which will be driven by an M9.  So far the comfort issue is pushing me in the way of the 560's but I'm wondering how much better the 6's are when well driven. 

 

Perhaps I should augment my statement and say that to my ears, there's a noticeable shaving down in bass body between the LCD-2 and X, I don't think it's a night and day difference but I think most will immediately pick it up.  I guess another analogy would liken it to banging on a wooden surface (LCD-X) vs a water bed (LCD-2), there's less bloom and ripple. 

post #1963 of 17297
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

I just measured the inside of the pads.

 

He-500: 6cm

He-560: 5cm

 

:eek:

 

Thanks, Ultrainferno. If the pads are softer than the HE-500 then it's possible they compress and flatten out more, thereby reducing the opening size further.

*grumblegrumblegrumble*

post #1964 of 17297
When are the Oppo PM-1 vs Hifiman HE560 head to head sonic comparisons going to begin and be posted?
I'm sure many people, including myself, are very anxious to read some comparisons between the two.
post #1965 of 17297
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

I just measured the inside of the pads.

 

He-500: 6cm

He-560: 5cm

 

:eek:

 

Dang, hope the pads are at least nicer finished on the HE-560? I had one of the first revision HE-500 velour pads and they also just barely fit my ears and had a tendency to scratch one's ear if not properly positioned due to the poor finishing/stitching. Is it just the opening that is smaller or are the circumference of the HE-560s ear cups actually less compared to the HE-500/HE-6?


Edited by daerron - 5/6/14 at 12:00pm
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