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post #3781 of 17534
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

Apparently, it seems so. In other words it sounds like there ain't much damping of the pads after all. When will you get the new 560's yourself?

Ah I see, so with the new pads it's angular inside rather than sloped.

 

I dunno, maybe in a week or two?

post #3782 of 17534

The pads on production HE-560 were the same as the ones on pre-ordered HE-560 in China.

I think that's the reason the headphones shipment was earlier in China than in North America.

post #3783 of 17534

Please give new headphones more time on running in. The production 560 headphones have more bass than the older version if run-in time is identical.

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post #3784 of 17534
Why compare the new 560 to the old which will never come back
How does it compare to other real headphones he500 he6 etc
That would be much more useful or we should start calling this the few guys who got preorders thread
post #3785 of 17534

Because if preorder 560 proves to be just as good or better me and others can sell our woodied 560s at collector's value for 2000 dollars 3 years from now.

post #3786 of 17534
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

Because if preorder 560 proves to be just as good or better me and others can sell our woodied 560s at collector's value for 2000 dollars 3 years from now.

 

2500 if cracked cup ;).

post #3787 of 17534

There you go...

 

 

 

New box (Click to show)
New box (Click to show)
More compact / taller. Nicer wood and overall finish.
New box (Click to show)
New box (Click to show)
2 foam levels. Very convenient.
New box (Click to show)
It's a bit hard to remove the headphone without take off the foam, but that's a minor quirk.

 

 

 

New pads. (Click to show)
New pads. (Click to show)
Better stitching, more consistent look. Matched L & R pads!
New pads. (Click to show)
Slightly larger opening but it's not very apparent at first sight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devil twin. (Click to show)
Devil twin. (Click to show)
Prefer the teak cups to the veneer (that look rather cheap/rough). Love the mat black plastic used though. Wish they could make an all black cup with color/white headband.
Devil twin. (Click to show)
Notice the thinner cable. It is also a bit stiffer but greater look and easier to attach to the connectors.

 

 

That's it.

post #3788 of 17534

Just got the new ones, here is an album of the box differences and some other stuff I noticed. Click to see a larger photo.

 

I am not going to make any detailed comments on the sound for now, I need more time. But, I will say they sound fairly identical. If you like one, you will like the other.

 

Left: Preorder, Right: Production

 

Preorder one says HE560, new one doesn't and is a bit less tall but deeper, both boxes had scratches and marks when I got them.

 

Preorder version has thinner foam and one cutout. New one has two separate foam cutouts, one for the headphones and one for the cable. The foam is harder and stays in shape much better than before.

 

Molding lines on the preorder HE560

 

Production HE560 has no molding lines

 

Preorder version has the seam from one of the pads sticking out, new ones are symmetrical and the seams match. There is also plastic where the connectors are located on the new one.

 

From left to right: HE560 preorder, production HE560, and HE-4

 

Production version has a fabric coated cable, same connectors (neutrik) on both. The production HE560 feels the same as the HE-4 cable but it weighs more.


Edited by JustinBieber - 6/23/14 at 8:04pm
post #3789 of 17534
Thread Starter 

Damn, they really polished these up, even the moulding seams are gone?

 

Those new pads look way more professionally-made than the past version too, wonder how they do sonically...I'll have to do a lot of comparative listening tests when I get my hands on those.

post #3790 of 17534

Here are a few more pictures... I took these, then a bunch got posted... oh well.  These are all color corrected with a grey card, so colors should be fairly accurate.

 

Higher res pictures available here:

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/42400642_cjPN4c

 

 

New 560 box

 

 

 

Box slides to open

 

 

 

Inside of box

 

 

 

Bottom of box

 

 

 

Left side shot

 

 

Right side shot

 

 

 

 

From the back

 

 

 

From the bottom:

 

 

 

Look at the cups (no pads)

 

 

Closeup of earpad

 

 

Another earpad

 

 

Another closeup of the pad

 

 

Picture with pads on from the back

 

 

 

Pictures from bottom with pads on

 

 

 

New 560 cable on left, pre-order version on right (quite a bit thicker)

 

 

New 560 cable

 

 

 

View from the top

 

 

 

 

Another view from the top

 

 

 

Pre-order (OLD) version:

 

 

 

Pre-order (OLD) version:

 

 

Pre-order (OLD) version:

 

Pre-order (OLD) version:


Edited by jh7000 - 6/23/14 at 9:12pm
post #3791 of 17534
overall the new version does feel more professionally done. I think the veneer looks better in person. glad to have symmetrical pads.
the new one has a good amount more clamp, and firmer pads. the preordered one took a little bit to get super comfy though. new cable is nice, wouldn't have gotten an aftermarket cable if I had known.

the sound difference I can't say for sure. the bass hits harder but less quantity... maybe. treble seems smoother?

need more time.

was there supposed to be a return label or will they be emailing that?
post #3792 of 17534
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jh7000 View Post
 

Here are a few more pictures... I took these, then a bunch got posted... oh well.  These are all color corrected with a grey card, so colors should be fairly accurate.

 

Higher res pictures available here:

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/42400642_cjPN4c

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

New 560 box

 

 

 

Box slides to open

 

 

 

Inside of box

 

 

 

Bottom of box

 

 

 

Left side shot

 

 

Right side shot

 

 

 

 

From the back

 

 

 

From the bottom:

 

 

 

Look at the cups (no pads)

 

 

Closeup of earpad

 

 

Another earpad

 

 

Another closeup of the pad

 

 

Picture with pads on from the back

 

 

 

Pictures from bottom with pads on

 

 

 

New 560 cable on left, pre-order version on right (quite a bit thicker)

 

 

New 560 cable

 

 

 

View from the top

 

 

 

 

Another view from the top

 

 

 

Pre-order (OLD) version:

 

 

 

Pre-order (OLD) version:

 

 

Pre-order (OLD) version:

 

Pre-order (OLD) version:

 

 

Sick photography there!

 

It makes the teak wood cups look so gorgeous, in real life they look a lot more subdued.


Edited by jerg - 6/23/14 at 9:16pm
post #3793 of 17534
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

 

Sick photography there!

 

It makes the teak wood cups look so gorgeous, in real life they look a lot more subdued.

 

I actually like the edginess that the veneer gives a bit more...  I'm not sure why, it fits with the overall design scheme of the new 560 very well. 

post #3794 of 17534

great pictures guys, thanks!

post #3795 of 17534

nice pics....thanks.

 

These are looking pretty good now, except I still do not like the look of the veneer better than the teak wood....but I guess that it what it is.

 

I agree that the pads look way more professional

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