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post #2551 of 17297
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How do you compare this to the TH 900 in terms of overall music presentation, especially in terms of conveyance of emotion ?

 

Thanks

 

 

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kinda late to the he-560 threads - been distracted by the pm-1. interested in how the th900 compares to the he-560 as well in areas like frequency extension and overall balance, resolution, imaging, soundstage and dynamics/impact. thx

For me due to the capturing of such subtle nuances like the timbre change in the sound of the guitar string, voice and presentation of that, and a more integrated and natural bass, I prefer the 560 at this point. I really enjoy the TH900 but there is a certain life to the music that the 560 captures, that to my ears, the TH900 doesn't quite do. The 560 elicits more emotion for me, more overall excitement found in the music. 

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this can goes to the top of the list for audition
post #2553 of 17297
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For me due to the capturing of such subtle nuances like the timbre change in the sound of the guitar string, voice and presentation of that, and a more integrated and natural bass, I prefer the 560 at this point. I really enjoy the TH900 but there is a certain life to the music that the 560 captures, that to my ears, the TH900 doesn't quite do. The 560 elicits more emotion for me, more overall excitement found in the music. 

 

Isn't this like comparing Apples and Oranges, after all the TH900 is a closed can, with all the benefits of a closed can, that is primarily sound isolation.

An open can, especially at this price level, will probably sound better most of the time. The HE-560 are open, correct?

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^ Yep. Doesn't get more open than that :D

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The R10 are closed and they imo hold up to many open phones.
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You can make a very good sounding closed can that sounds like an open can with very few drawbacks.  The LCD-XC is one such example of that, it basically sounds open.

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You can make a very good sounding closed can that sounds like an open can with very few drawbacks.  The LCD-XC is one such example of that, it basically sounds open.

 

I've heard that of the XC, have that on my list, Headfonia for one thinks that it is the new king of closed back headphones.

 

 

And the R10's mentioned above are legendary, with used price through the roof.

 

I should also add the Victor DX700 and DX1000. I have one and had the later. They sound remarkably close to one another, but are really impressive.

 

Still, a top end open can in general, has the advantage of air, depth, and 3d dimension, which is often limited with a closed. There is a reason why the HD800 and Stax SR-009 are open designs.

post #2558 of 17297
th900 doesn't isolate all that well and sounds open for a closed can - more open sounding than the lcd2/3 imo which are both open cans. no reason why you can't compare the two types.
post #2559 of 17297

Had a brief listen to these at the munich high end 2014 show.

Comfort wise, hifiman really nailed it this time. (Better than the pm-1 on my head)

 

Sound is also very promising.


Edited by frix - 5/19/14 at 12:07am
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The Alpha Dogs are one of the most open sounding headphones I've ever heard, and it's quite closed. Considering I've heard things from the AD700 to the Q701, that says a lot. You want an open sounding planar, the Alpha Dog should be quite up there on your list.

There's being open, giving you the open sensation from the lack of seal, and then there is an closed headphone that seals incredibly well, yet sounds as if you're wearing an open headphone is a very, very quiet room. Once you understand the differences, the AD will sound amazing to you.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/19/14 at 1:11am
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When the HE560 will be available for sale? in hifiman site its written the product has been removed
like  LunarBear i was going to unleash my wallet on LCD-2 but after HE-560 released i confused as hell too...

i waiting for comprasions  to see what is really better lcd-2 or he560 

post #2562 of 17297
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The Alpha Dogs are one of the most open sounding headphones I've ever heard, and it's quite closed. Considering I've heard things from the AD700 to the Q701, that says a lot. You want an open sounding planar, the Alpha Dog should be quite up there on your list.

There's being open, giving you the open sensation from the lack of seal, and then there is an closed headphone that seals incredibly well, yet sounds as if you're wearing an open headphone is a very, very quiet room. Once you understand the differences, the AD will sound amazing to you.

I totally and absolutely agree with this.

 

If there's anything lacking in the AD's, it's a sense of excitement from less-than-exciting recordings.  I am really hoping that the 560's add just a touch, a hint of spice that AD's lack.

 

And I also just want a reason to buy a new set of planars.  Otherwise, the AD's are as close to end-game as $600 gets, IMHO.

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The R10 are closed and they imo hold up to many open phones.

I agree completely.  But they are not worth their collectable asking price anymore to me.  so many other headphones have closed the gap on performance.  BUT, if you want the status of owning them, then they are excellent cans.

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When the HE560 will be available for sale? in hifiman site its written the product has been removed
like  LunarBear i was going to unleash my wallet on LCD-2 but after HE-560 released i confused as hell too...

i waiting for comprasions  to see what is really better lcd-2 or he560 

HFM has not announced a (re)release date for the 560s, so no one knows for sure. A lot of people are guessing around the end of May, but time will tell. The uncertainty is frustrating. I have a pair of the "pre-orders', and imo, they are certainly worth the wait!! Full comparisons between 560/LCD2 will follow shortly. Several posts have already been made earlier in this thread comparing pre-production 560s to the LCD2.

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The last estimate we heard from hfm was end of May.
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