or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

= HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread = - Page 191

post #2851 of 17297

^^^^^pretty much what he said

post #2852 of 17297

Hi,

 

It seems you can do a very good review with your gear.

 

Did the HE560 is enough tall and wide in term of soundstage ? I think the HD800 still the king in terms of imaging but the HE560 didn't are too poors in this area ?

 

The HE560 are warmer and fuller than the HD800 ?

post #2853 of 17297
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hun7er View Post
 

Hi,

 

It seems you can do a very good review with your gear.

 

Did the HE560 is enough tall and wide in term of soundstage ? I think the HD800 still the king in terms of imaging but the HE560 didn't are too poors in this area ?

 

The HE560 are warmer and fuller than the HD800 ?

Thanks.

 

I think most here will agree that the HD800 is the soundstage king, but I don't think it has a huge edge on the HE560.  Overall I prefer the sound signature of the HD800 so even if they give up some soundstage to the HD800s, I don't really care.

 

Are they warmer?  Not warmer per se...I will say they are not as analytical and because the bass performance of the HD560s sounds better to me, I find the HD800s to sound "leaner" than the HE560s.  Does that make sense?


Edited by 7ryder - 5/24/14 at 6:34am
post #2854 of 17297

Thank I understand what you means. My main issue about the HD800 is that it lacks viscerality and body so it doesn't sound enough real.

Moreover the soundstage is a bit artificial because it is too envelopping and not enough in front of you.

post #2855 of 17297

Just catching up on the great news from TeamHiFiMan. Thanks for the photos!

 

From a pure aesthetic viewpoint, I do prefer the look of the solid wood in my preorder version over the new veneer. That said, if the change results in a better sound, I'm all over it!!! My only concern is that the veneer might start to delaminate after a while. 

 

I look forward to feedback from anyone attending the Newport show.

 

There's been no mention about the "scrapping yoke" issue so far. Is that resolved in the update??

post #2856 of 17297

Let's all agree that they still look, at the very least, waaaay better than the Abyss. ;-)

post #2857 of 17297
Quote:
Originally Posted by tigon_ridge View Post
 

Let's all agree that they still look, at the very least, waaaay better than the Abyss. ;-)

 

haha...true. 

post #2858 of 17297
Quote:
Originally Posted by tigon_ridge View Post

Let's all agree that they still look, at the very least, waaaay better than the Abyss. ;-)
Yeah, let's stick to that!
post #2859 of 17297

I don't. HE-560 looks waaaaay cheaper than Abyss. I prefer the latter when it comes to aesthetics. Personally, as an owner of HE-6, i'm very dissapointed by the looks of the final HE-560 production model.

post #2860 of 17297
Quote:
Originally Posted by StryGR View Post

I don't. HE-560 looks waaaaay cheaper than Abyss. I prefer the latter when it comes to aesthetics. Personally, as an owner of HE-6, i'm very dissapointed by the looks of the final HE-560 production model.
If by cheaper you mean less like a tank, then yes.
post #2861 of 17297
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by StryGR View Post
 

I don't. HE-560 looks waaaaay cheaper than Abyss. I prefer the latter when it comes to aesthetics. Personally, as an owner of HE-6, i'm very dissapointed by the looks of the final HE-560 production model.

The HE560 feels a bit more like the older STAXs, in that in the hand it feels more delicate and ergonomic. The older Hifiman line feels rugged and industrial in comparison. Just two very divergent feels.

 

In practice the looks are irrelevant; it's all SQ and comfort/fit for me, and longevity.


Edited by jerg - 5/24/14 at 11:09am
post #2862 of 17297
Quote:
Originally Posted by StryGR View Post
 

I don't. HE-560 looks waaaaay cheaper than Abyss. I prefer the latter when it comes to aesthetics. Personally, as an owner of HE-6, i'm very dissapointed by the looks of the final HE-560 production model.

News flash:  the HE-560 IS waaaay cheaper than the Abyss.  

 

Since no one here has seen the final production model of the HE-560, only pictures, I would reserve judgement.  It's a given, though, since not everyone likes the same thing, some people will be unhappy with it.  Such is life.

 

Veneers can be quite robust if manufactured properly...lets hope that this is the case.  

post #2863 of 17297
Quote:
Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

 

In practice the looks are irrelevant; it's all SQ and comfort/fit for me, and longevity.

Amen to SQ, comfort, and longevity over looks. I know I expressed a visual preference for the preorder model, but the pictures of the new model look great! 

post #2864 of 17297

Whoa, wasn't expecting pictures of the revised version so soon. They look interesting, a bit less classy than the original version but has a more modern feel to it at the same time. I understand how some people might feel like it now looks as if it has a split personality, but I think this design may grow on people over time, especially once people see it in person. Whether people may like the new look or not, if the sound quality, comfort, and durability have been increased even more than before, I think all the delays have been worth it. Bring on the new versions HFM, my ears are ready! :atsmile: 


Edited by akarise - 5/24/14 at 12:15pm
post #2865 of 17297

I'm not a fan of the new look (just cancelled my order actually).  The veneer strip just looks like a piece of wood-grain tape wrapped around the cup (at least from the pics) - they might as well have ditched the wood entirely and gone with aluminum IMO...  I'l probably still pick them in a month or two if they survive FOTM status and the HE-400i doesn't challenge them but I was on the fence and this just pushed me off it....

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =