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post #3181 of 17435
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

HE-6 is plastic and costs 1299$.
I think a veneer for 899$ is fair, especially since it sounds close to headphones that are more expensive.
Doesn't matter anymore I guess since they couldn't do it for various reasons.

Bottom line, I don't think veneer warrants lowering the price cause SQ is top notch, but it'd be nice ;D


HE-6 is priced by weight........maybe  :biggrin:

post #3182 of 17435
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Originally Posted by KurtW View Post
 

I just decided to drive down to the Newport show, and take my pre-order 560's with me.  If anyone wants to meet up with me on Sunday to do a comparison with the new version, send me a PM.

 

If doing a direct comparison to the new version consider the cable on the new version is different than the preorder pair.  Would be nice to swap cables and listen as well!

post #3183 of 17435
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

HE-6 is plastic and costs 1299$.
I think a veneer for 899$ is fair, especially since it sounds close to headphones that are more expensive.
Doesn't matter anymore I guess since they couldn't do it for various reasons.

Bottom line, I don't think veneer warrants lowering the price cause SQ is top notch, but it'd be nice ;D

Indeed it is, but I hope they still offer the wood as an option and I mean full wood, THAT OR I get to save up for a PreProduction unit and hope some one is willing to sell me one 

post #3184 of 17435
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Vartan View Post
 

uhh u quoted me? 

YES!

post #3185 of 17435
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Originally Posted by KurtW View Post
 

I just decided to drive down to the Newport show, and take my pre-order 560's with me.  If anyone wants to meet up with me on Sunday to do a comparison with the new version, send me a PM.


Cant wait to hear the comparison!

post #3186 of 17435

Just got back from the show, and got a chance to listen to the 560.  Compared to the LCD2.2 that I have the 560 seem clearer, probaly due to the higher treble, my LCD still a bit smoother in the midrnage, but that could be due to the amp, I have the WA22 driving the LCD where as the 560 is heard from the EF6.  Overall nice clear sounding with impact on the low end, if HD800 is too bright, and LCD are too dark for you, 560 is just right.  I will definitely get one. 

 

As far as the veneer goes, I prefer the lighter more natural color instead of the darker less natural cherry/reddish color.  I included a picture of each for your evaluation.  Talking to Dr. Fang, he mentioned that he's debating between those two finishes, and it seem the reaction so far has been 50/50, making it that much harder.  He said that he's targeting Mid June for release, definitely won't be July he said.  So hang in there guy, it's coming.

 

Photos are below, note white balance is a bit off, so go by my description.

 

Reddish cherry finish:

 

More natural finish:

post #3187 of 17435
I vote for the more natural finish.
post #3188 of 17435
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Originally Posted by KMSV View Post
 

Just got back from the show, and got a chance to listen to the 560.  Compared to the LCD2.2 that I have the 560 seem clearer, probaly due to the higher treble, my LCD still a bit smoother in the midrnage, but that could be due to the amp, I have the WA22 driving the LCD where as the 560 is heard from the EF6.  Overall nice clear sounding with impact on the low end, if HD800 is too bright, and LCD are too dark for you, 560 is just right.  I will definitely get one. 

 

As far as the veneer goes, I prefer the lighter more natural color instead of the darker less natural cherry/reddish color.  I included a picture of each for your evaluation.  Talking to Dr. Fang, he mentioned that he's debating between those two finishes, and it seem the reaction so far has been 50/50, making it that much harder.  He said that he's targeting Mid June for release, definitely won't be July he said.  So hang in there guy, it's coming.

 

Photos are below, note white balance is a bit off, so go by my description.

 

Reddish cherry finish:

 

More natural finish:

That looks good! I like that at least the veneer covers any and all plastic. I might get a pair and forget that there is any plastic under neath it >.> 

post #3189 of 17435
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Originally Posted by KMSV View Post
 

Just got back from the show, and got a chance to listen to the 560.  Compared to the LCD2.2 that I have the 560 seem clearer, probaly due to the higher treble, my LCD still a bit smoother in the midrnage, but that could be due to the amp, I have the WA22 driving the LCD where as the 560 is heard from the EF6.  Overall nice clear sounding with impact on the low end, if HD800 is too bright, and LCD are too dark for you, 560 is just right.  I will definitely get one. 

 

As far as the veneer goes, I prefer the lighter more natural color instead of the darker less natural cherry/reddish color.  I included a picture of each for your evaluation.  Talking to Dr. Fang, he mentioned that he's debating between those two finishes, and it seem the reaction so far has been 50/50, making it that much harder.  He said that he's targeting Mid June for release, definitely won't be July he said.  So hang in there guy, it's coming.

 

Photos are below, note white balance is a bit off, so go by my description.

 

Reddish cherry finish:

 

More natural finish:

 

FYI, those photos aren't entirely comparable...  The exposure on both photos is different, the white balance is as well.  The second picture has a warmer tilt to it than the first.  The first picture is more exposed... 

post #3190 of 17435
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

That looks good! I like that at least the veneer covers any and all plastic. I might get a pair and forget that there is any plastic under neath it >.> 

 

The rims around the grill still have exposed plastic FYI.  It's not a bad look though.  Adds a bit of a hard line to the design, a bit of complexity.  Makes the headphones look more mechanical IMO. 

post #3191 of 17435
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

That looks good! I like that at least the veneer covers any and all plastic. I might get a pair and forget that there is any plastic under neath it >.> 


Indeed.  That is one awesome looking headphone.  I personally don't care about the finish/color/veneer stuff.  I have never, not once, listened to a finish.

 

Then again, I'm a big Grado fan, so I have no problem with a bit of ugly :biggrin:

post #3192 of 17435
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 


Indeed.  That is one awesome looking headphone.  I personally don't care about the finish/color/veneer stuff.  I have never, not once, listened to a finish.

 

Then again, I'm a big Grado fan, so I have no problem with a bit of ugly :biggrin:

I don't care about looks, but all of my Current headphones are mostly Wood and Metal, including my HE 4 [MODDED] so... I'd like to keep my next open headphone in that relam 

post #3193 of 17435

So definitely ebony veneer. The closer to natural wood the look is the better. So without looking at the actual finish I too would prefer the 'more natural finish.' Thanks for the pics ..

post #3194 of 17435
I couldn't care I am old and don't have guests in my listening room just me and my wife who couldn't give a schiit just want my new phones already
post #3195 of 17435

+1 for natural finish!

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