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post #3661 of 17297

My replacement is also at the delivery center. Shipping only took two days, but I am now living in singapore so that might be the reason. Can't wait to hear them back to back.

post #3662 of 17297

Just got notice last night that my 560s are in customs in LA. I'll probably get them in my grubby little mitts Thursday, but hoping for Wed. 

post #3663 of 17297

Thanks Marcus aka tinyman392, it was great to finally meet you after all of our online contact. 

 

On borrowing the HE-560 or HE-400i, we allowed several people to do that and I am unaware of turning anyone down. We had two sets of each model there. Only thing I can think of is we already had a HE-560 "on loan" and Summer wanted to keep one at our table. 

 

HiFiMAN enjoyed being there and thank Steve and everyone who helped make it a success. We also appreciate everyone who stopped by to listen to our products. Response was indeed gratifying.

 

Regards,

Peter 

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post #3664 of 17297
I really hope the HE-560 will be delivered to dealers (and subsequently released) within the next two weeks... I really do for their and my own sake biggrin.gif
post #3665 of 17297
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Originally Posted by hifiman-us View Post
 

Thanks Marcus aka tinyman392, it was great to finally meet you after all of our online contact. 

 

On borrowing the HE-560 or HE-400i, we allowed several people to do that and I am unaware of turning anyone down. We had two sets of each model there. Only thing I can think of is we already had a HE-560 "on loan" and Summer wanted to keep one at our table. 

 

HiFiMAN enjoyed being there and thank Steve and everyone who helped make it a success. We also appreciate everyone who stopped by to listen to our products. Response was indeed gratifying.

 

Regards,

Peter 

 

It was nice to finally meet in person as well.  Can't wait to get more in-depth with the 560 and possibly 400i after.  They were both terrific cans. 

post #3666 of 17297
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

Same here. Funny the plane took off on June 22nd from China and landed this afternoon in LA, June 21st :p.

We might get it on Monday!

You sure that you haven't already received them on the 20th?  :D

post #3667 of 17297

According to tracking info, my new pair should be here tomorrow as well.

post #3668 of 17297
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You sure that you haven't already received them on the 20th?  :D

 

Check your head (LOL @ my impromptu Beastie Boys joke :D ).  Maybe your wearing them and aren't aware of it, like people asking where their eyeglasses are, and they're on their head.

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Check your head (LOL @ my impromptu Beastie Boys joke :D ).  Maybe your wearing them and aren't aware of it, like people asking where their eyeglasses are, and they're on their head.

That means he's been holding out with his post about his impressions.

post #3670 of 17297
I wish there was some real comprehensive comparison between the 400i and 560. I've read every single one posted untill now but they're not conclusive enough for me.
post #3671 of 17297

HE-560 = HE-4 and HE-6 -> clean, tight and airy: reference

HE-400i = HE-500 and HE-400 -> warm, lush and smooth: musical

Edit: but none of them (including the lush ones) are thick and smoky like Audeze. It's still rather light and tight, in the grant scheme of things.


Edited by Clemmaster - 6/22/14 at 10:37am
post #3672 of 17297
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I wish there was some real comprehensive comparison between the 400i and 560. I've read every single one posted untill now but they're not conclusive enough for me.

 

That can't be done until someone has them both with them in their possession to do a proper AB in a quieter environment...  I did the best I could with my AB, but again, it's not as detailed as my AB comparisons generally are.  So for what it's worth, that's all I can really tell you from my experience. 

 

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HE-400i vs HE-560

 

As you could guess, the signatures of these two headphones are quite different (they are designed to be).  From what I've read, and some of what I heard, the 400i are supposed to be tailored closer to what the HE-500 originally offered.  It's warmer and more relaxed in nature than the more neutral 560.  The 400i has a bigger bass body though both have great depth and presence as a whole.  The 560's midrange isn't as energetic as the 400i's either (upper midrange).  As stated, treble is more up front with the 560.

 

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post #3673 of 17297
The thing is, it's quite an enigma for me then. What I like:

Treble - extended, AIRY, good presence - 560
Midrange - energetic, forward, DYNAMIC - 400i
Bass - EXTENDED, tight, punchy - 560/400i

Imaging, soundstage depth/width, separation -???

Both are surely great! I would love something similar to K612, with improved treble, planar smoothness and more refinement, finesse... I believe the 560 is closer of the two but I am not sure enough...
post #3674 of 17297
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

The thing is, it's quite an enigma for me then. What I like:

Treble - extended, AIRY, good presence - 560
Midrange - energetic, forward, DYNAMIC - 400i
Bass - EXTENDED, tight, punchy - 560/400i

Imaging, soundstage depth/width, separation -???

Both are surely great! I would love something similar to K612, with improved treble, planar smoothness and more refinement, finesse... I believe the 560 is closer of the two but I am not sure enough...

 

Find a way to demo them, that's all I can recommend at this point :p 

post #3675 of 17297
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

The thing is, it's quite an enigma for me then. What I like:

Treble - extended, AIRY, good presence - 560
Midrange - energetic, forward, DYNAMIC - 400i
Bass - EXTENDED, tight, punchy - 560/400i

Imaging, soundstage depth/width, separation -???

Both are surely great! I would love something similar to K612, with improved treble, planar smoothness and more refinement, finesse... I believe the 560 is closer of the two but I am not sure enough...

I am sure for you. The 560 is more akin to AKG sound (clean, airy) than the HE-500.

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