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post #2146 of 17297
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Originally Posted by tigon_ridge View Post
 

I don't get it... after all the photos I've seen, I don't see anything particularly lacking in the HE-560's cosmetics and finish. They look good and durable.

 

I know on my HE-560, the headband rubs up on the housing and does scratch it if you rotate them :/  I couldn't see much more on my housings under close inspection.  Here's two pictures.  Sorry about the quality, had to shoot with my iPhone in a bright, but poor, light :p 

 

 

 

I'm sure a lot of Head-Fiers would rather the moving parts of the headband be metal rather than plastic, which would be my other complaint.  I do know someone else did talk about the cable's hollowness, which is true as well. 

 

I'm actually thinking about getting a cheaper, shorter cable for these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/HIFIMAN-HE-5-HE-6-HE-300-HE-400-HE-500-Headphone-Cable-Furutech-Upgrade-Cable-/121176877296?  Won't do it soon, but will eventually, the 1/4" connector + adapter is about the length of my iPhone :p 


Edited by tinyman392 - 5/8/14 at 11:00pm
post #2147 of 17297
Thread Starter 

I did report this annoyance (yokes touching the wooden cups at extreme rotation angles) during the testing period, unfortunate that it didn't get remedied. I have figured out a method for permanently fixing it, but it requires one be handy with a sharp pocket knife and have some guts.

 

With this fix done, one could apply teak wood wax and basically eliminate the scratch marks.


Edited by jerg - 5/8/14 at 11:16pm
post #2148 of 17297
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post #2149 of 17297

Oh crap, has any one done the HE 4 and HE 560 comparisions yet? 

post #2150 of 17297

 WOW I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY NEGATIVE POSTS ABOUT THE BUILD/COSMETIC ISSUES OF A HP BEFORE!:eek:

been reading around and makes me happy for the he-6 purchase instead of this. Its been unanimous

post #2151 of 17297
I feel more comfortable with plastic builds of an HE400i and HOPEFULLY matte plastic, not that garbage glossy plastic that HFM has been using as of late. Either way, I prefer plastic over wood, for durability. A good plastic will stand the test of time.
post #2152 of 17297
So will teak wood... It is the most durable kind of wood.
Edited by conquerator2 - 5/9/14 at 2:04am
post #2153 of 17297
I mean for scratches in particular.
post #2154 of 17297

I guess then but they shouldn't be terribly scratchy. Paint chips as well.

post #2155 of 17297

I want a pair of these headphones...but, I must admit....those above pictures of those scratched cups are pretty annoying.  :(

post #2156 of 17297

FYI, The HE-560 has been removed from head-direct [checked yesterday & today]. Hopefully just maintenance.

post #2157 of 17297
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
 

 

They are very different sounding.

 

The Mad Dog is very flat sounding but with less bass and more mids.  It would be great for monitoring in a studio, with good isolation, but I didn't find the Mad Dog very engaging and their soundstage was a bit flat. They didn't seem warm enough in the mids for me either.

 

The Alpha Dog 3D was much better than the Mad Dog with more bass, warmth, and a deeper soundstage - but they were still not as musically engaging as I'm finding the HE-560 to be.  I think the Alpha Dog 3D are a great closed headphone for the studio and audiophile, but they could not be my one and only headphone while the HE-560 could be.


thanks for sharing your thoughts

i fell the same that i wouldn't have the AD as my only headphone, and i have very limited experience with closed cans, but i do love the AD's sound, and if i could get its general SQ in an open headphone, i'd be all over that ! lol

as it turns out, i've found a member who is really interested in hearing the alpha dog, and he just happens to have the 560, and we may arrange for a temporary swap of the two , i'll be able to hear for myself

post #2158 of 17297
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 


thanks for sharing your thoughts

i fell the same that i wouldn't have the AD as my only headphone, and i have very limited experience with closed cans, but i do love the AD's sound, and if i could get its general SQ in an open headphone, i'd be all over that ! lol

as it turns out, i've found a member who is really interested in hearing the alpha dog, and he just happens to have the 560, and we may arrange for a temporary swap of the two , i'll be able to hear for myself

...:popcorn:

post #2159 of 17297
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
 

 

They are very different sounding.

 

The Mad Dog is very flat sounding but with less bass and more mids.  It would be great for monitoring in a studio, with good isolation, but I didn't find the Mad Dog very engaging and their soundstage was a bit flat. They didn't seem warm enough in the mids for me either.

 

The Alpha Dog 3D was much better than the Mad Dog with more bass, warmth, and a deeper soundstage - but they were still not as musically engaging as I'm finding the HE-560 to be.  I think the Alpha Dog 3D are a great closed headphone for the studio and audiophile, but they could not be my one and only headphone while the HE-560 could be.

 

Um..what is Alpha Dog 3D:o 

post #2160 of 17297
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

Um..what is Alpha Dog 3D:o 

Perhaps the Alpha Dogs? They are using a 3D printer to make these.

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