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post #3031 of 17297
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Originally Posted by TeamHiFiMAN View Post
 

Hi,

 We will be in Headphonium 2at the Hilton. Fang will be there to personally greet everyone. :-)

 

 

 

Would some kind head-fi'er at the show please offer to buy Dr Fang a street taco lunch, beer, wine or other token of ALL of our appreciation?

I can't wait (but am) to order the HE-560 one day, and the response to customer input has been nothing short of amazing.

I'll pitch-in via paypal to help re-imburse someone, as long as I see the bill and it's not an all night party.   :beerchug:

post #3032 of 17297

I would do it for you...if I was only going. :(  

post #3033 of 17297
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post
 

I didn't like the T1 because it could poke me in the ear with sibilance from time to time when I did not expect it and lacked a certain amount of silkiness I like.

 

The current version of the 560 can get a little pokey, too.  Nowhere near the T1 heights, but occasionally.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Audiolic View Post
 


don't know if you talk about the T1.. but the pair i had.. i hated them..even more than my 200 dollars DT-250 80ohm....

 

 

LOL - You should try the 150 dollar DT-250-250 ohm, cheaper and better than the 80ohm version.  And they are both better than the T1.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Yeswecan View Post
 

T1 certainly is more comfortable. 

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I'm expecting HE-560 to combine the best qualities of HE-500 and T1.

 

T1 is great on weight but I find them very uncomfortable, for some reason they put pressure on bones under my ears.  The 560 setup is much more comfortable, although the ear pads get kind of itchy after an hour or so.

post #3034 of 17297
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Originally Posted by ogodei View Post
 

 

The current version of the 560 can get a little pokey, too.  Nowhere near the T1 heights, but occasionally.

 

 

 

LOL - You should try the 150 dollar DT-250-250 ohm, cheaper and better than the 80ohm version.  And they are both better than the T1.

 

 

 

T1 is great on weight but I find them very uncomfortable, for some reason they put pressure on bones under my ears.  The 560 setup is much more comfortable, although the ear pads get kind of itchy after an hour or so.

 

i saw that you have|had many cans, can you give us ur personnal top5 or top10 =)

 

I have Koss ESP-950 and i'm looking for another pair for reference production/mixing of electronic music..

 

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hesitating btw.. hd-800, he-560, pm1-2.. or others

post #3035 of 17297
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post
 

 

HE-400i?

 

 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

I think that HFM has already stated that the 400i will be there also. 

Let's hope so. Amd I'd love to meet Fang :3 and thank him for the HM 801 and HE 4 :D 

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Lots of speculation about the 560 superiority over the 500.....................think I will wait for the long haul and keep enjoying my 500,  I see too many post production revisions on new designs from all manufacturers.  Cracked wood, driver issues, cable issues.  Time will answer all those questions along with ferreting out all the new WOW factors and giving an accurate insight into performance.  

 

Not knocking anything here so don't get defensive, just commenting and wondering why anyone would even consider selling a known commodity the 500, for a basically unknown the 560

 

Does anyone know if HiFiMan plans to discontinue the 500 after release of the 560 ?  I sure hope not:beerchug:

post #3037 of 17297
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Originally Posted by joespride View Post
 

Lots of speculation about the 560 superiority over the 500.....................think I will wait for the long haul and keep enjoying my 500,  I see too many post production revisions on new designs from all manufacturers.  Cracked wood, driver issues, cable issues.  Time will answer all those questions along with ferreting out all the new WOW factors and giving an accurate insight into performance.  

 

Not knocking anything here so don't get defensive, just commenting and wondering why anyone would even consider selling a known commodity the 500, for a basically unknown the 560

 

Does anyone know if HiFiMan plans to discontinue the 500 after release of the 560 ?  I sure hope not:beerchug:

They are. Ditto with HE400 after HE400i release.

 

If I remember correctly, they had their last production run of HE500s about 2 months ago.


Edited by jerg - 5/28/14 at 6:28pm
post #3038 of 17297
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Originally Posted by daerron View Post
 

 

Yep, this is also starting to make me think a touch. Headphones that err too much of the side of neutral can sound distant and un-involving and while from the comments it sounds like the HE560 is undoubtably of a very high quality, I'd still like to feel that connection with the music. 

 

I guess the more forward mids on the HE-500 is probably one of the reasons I like it that much. 

I won't pretend to be the most expert on headphones, but...  

 

I would agree that the 560s are very neutral when it comes to FR. With a well-mastered track, none of the frequency ranges jump out over the others.

 

However, I wouldn't describe the 560s as sounding distant, even less so with "un-involving." The soundstage is large, but I feel absolutely inside the music. They are extremely "engaging"; it's very easy to just lose track of time.

 

Of course, if you have a doubt, wait 'til you can hear them. If you can afford to lose out on the freight costs, place an order. If you don't like 'em, return 'em. 

 

(Disclosure: No, I don't have any $$ interest in HFM!! Just a very happy customer.)

post #3039 of 17297

Hat's off to both the 500 and 400. Had a lot of good times with them both. 

 

:beerchug:

post #3040 of 17297
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Originally Posted by joespride View Post
 

Lots of speculation about the 560 superiority over the 500.....................think I will wait for the long haul and keep enjoying my 500,  I see too many post production revisions on new designs from all manufacturers.  Cracked wood, driver issues, cable issues.  Time will answer all those questions along with ferreting out all the new WOW factors and giving an accurate insight into performance.  

 

Not knocking anything here so don't get defensive, just commenting and wondering why anyone would even consider selling a known commodity the 500, for a basically unknown the 560

 

Does anyone know if HiFiMan plans to discontinue the 500 after release of the 560 ?  I sure hope not:beerchug:

I think it's got to to with the overalls ound, the HE 560 should be a different sound than the HE 500, I think the 400i is the new he 500 in terms of sound, how ever the HE 500 may still have a solid place in the line up 

post #3041 of 17297
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

They are. Ditto with HE400 after HE400i release.

 

If I remember correctly, they had their last production run of HE500s about 2 months ago.

That is not good news...........:(,  I assume that will make future repairs if needed rather hard to aquire.  Might be time to look at a spare set of the 500 in case.

 

 

has anyone heard what the price point of the 400i will be ??

post #3042 of 17297
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Originally Posted by joespride View Post
 

That is not good news...........:(,  I assume that will make future repairs if needed rather hard to aquire.  Might be time to look at a spare set of the 500 in case.

 

 

has anyone heard what the price point of the 400i will be ??

Not at all, Hifiman offers repair service on their Hm801, and has been for a few years. I'd imagine they would do the same with the HE 500 

post #3043 of 17297

I guess that he560 is not in the same level with he6, maybe there would be a he600 after:biggrin:

post #3044 of 17297
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by joespride View Post
 

That is not good news...........:(,  I assume that will make future repairs if needed rather hard to aquire.  Might be time to look at a spare set of the 500 in case.

 

 

has anyone heard what the price point of the 400i will be ??

Well Hifiman is trying to push ahead into an entirely new line (and new generation) of planar magnetics, so it makes sense to phase out the older stuff accordingly I think.

 

They will most likely still have the resources and machinery for making older stuff on demand, just not routinely; it'd be stupid to just throw away older dies and machines, that's like burning down your old house because you bought a new one.

post #3045 of 17297
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

Not at all, Hifiman offers repair service on their Hm801, and has been for a few years. I'd imagine they would do the same with the HE 500 

Thats promising  Thanks

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