Good news!!! :-) Today we have completed all the testing of the final production version of HE-560. Here are two quick pictures. As you can see that we have made some change with the ear cup. It is now made of macassar ebony veneer. Hope you will like the new design. Production will start very soon.
Besides the cosmetic change, we have also done the following:
1. Added additional internal damping for the drivers. This results in better frequency response and produces even more transparent and detailed sound.
2. As requested by some headfiers we have modified the new ear pad to give a larger inner opening. The inner circle of the new ear pad should now match the old one.
3. We have further tweaked the headphone cable with better conductor which makes the sound more musical. BTW, for ppl who is looking for 4-pin XLR connector headphone cable, we are planning to release a cable with 4-pin XLR connector as an accessory. It should be available shortly after we start delivering the headphone.
For people who has already received the early version of the HE-560, we will provide free replacement service for you. We will cover shipping fee both ways, so there will be no cost for you at all. We will let you know when it's time to contact us for the replacement. Stay tuned.
btw, as i mentioned previously we will have the new HE-560s at the upcoming Newport show. Please stop by and take a listen. We promise that you will like it. :-)