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Some quick impressions 560 vs 500
The 560 is more detailed and transparent very clean sounding The 500 has a lusher richer sound
I think it's a little like AKG vs Senn
post #4307 of 8537
Lol I'm just saying. I mean it's like talking about the AKG x701 bass mod on this thread.
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Oh cry about it.
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Lol I'm just saying. I mean it's like talking about the AKG x701 bass mod on this thread.


Oh all right, for the sake of relevance I'll mention that next week I'll put up some comparisons between the 560 and the HP50 and a couple of electrostats since people have been asking about those.

post #4309 of 8537
cool ! thanx for the news !
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Nice, saves me the work of comparing it to the HP50, but I will likely post about it at least a little.

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I received the Fedex tracking number for my HE-560 shipment from Moon Audio a little earlier today. I guess all the North American dealers (and possibly elsewhere) have received their orders and are now fulfilling their customer pre-orders. Can't wait for mine to show up! :)

 

Dale

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Nice, saves me the work of comparing it to the HP50, but I will likely post about it at least a little.

 

Indeed, please do!  enjoy my HP50 as my work phones, but don't consider them really "end game" (for me) like the HE-560 might be....

interested and will be reading....

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560=fast and beautiful decay. These phones render Music as it should be.
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560=fast and beautiful decay. These phones render Music as it should be.

Retail version?
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Retail version?

Yes. 

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Wood can be basically left alone, clean with a soft cloth, no moisture ever. Not sure about leather, but if you wear them for long periods of time a nice wipe with a lightly damp cloth with a little vinegar should help remove any oil build up. Others might have different thoughts.

 

Thanks Defender, I ask because the AUDEZ'E LCD-2 headphones I compared to the HE-560 came with a wood conditioning kit of some sort and I thought the 560 would require this treatment also..

 

EDIT: I have also seen the older wooden HiFiMAN headphone (HE-5??) crack on people and didn't want that to happen to me.

 

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According to RazorDog my 560 just shipped so I might have them early next week! I haven't been looking forward to a headphone like this since I was waiting for my D7000 (which took two weeks from Florida to get here, how sucky was that?)

 

Well, try already having them but needing to resist even opening the box because you're overseas and have to wait until you go back home.... The boat I am in. I don't know which is worse haha :tongue: 


Edited by Ronnietron - 7/3/14 at 5:21pm
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Thanks Defender, I ask because the AUDEZ'E LCD-2 headphones I compared to the HE-560 came with a wood conditioning kit of some sort and I thought the 560 would require this treatment also..

 

EDIT: I have also seen the older wooden HiFiMAN headphone (HE-5??) crack on people and didn't want that to happen to me.

 

 

Well, try already having them but needing to resist even opening the box because you're overseas and have to wait until you go back home.... The boat I am in. I don't know which is worse haha :tongue: 

 

Okay, that totally sucks, and that is way worse. Wood in general is fairly stable unless you are in high humidity, or in an area of high humidity fluctuation. Plus, the 560 is only veneer as opposed to solid wood so real maintenance should be minimal. Essentially, less is more so beyond removing oil from the veneer with a dry soft cloth you shouldn't need to do much. Perhaps a very dry climate might require a little light oil, linseed I think is good (but research it to be sure), but remember anything you put on the surface will ultimately allow dust and such fun stuff to stick to it. I would say handle the wood the least you need to, store the headphones when possible and keep an eye on the relative humidity in the room. You can find out what variety of teak the veneer is and then find a woodworking hobbyist site and post a few question about care for the veneer based on your geographic/climatic situation. Doing that you should never experience any problems with the wood. I have an entire set of Danish Teak furniture from the 70s and I do nothing at all for it and have no issues.

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No quick review from Jerg yet
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Thanks Defender, I ask because the AUDEZ'E LCD-2 headphones I compared to the HE-560 came with a wood conditioning kit of some sort and I thought the 560 would require this treatment also..

 

EDIT: I have also seen the older wooden HiFiMAN headphone (HE-5??) crack on people and didn't want that to happen to me.

 

 

Well, try already having them but needing to resist even opening the box because you're overseas and have to wait until you go back home.... The boat I am in. I don't know which is worse haha :tongue: 

 

Okay, that totally sucks, and that is way worse. Wood in general is fairly stable unless you are in high humidity, or in an area of high humidity fluctuation. Plus, the 560 is only veneer as opposed to solid wood so real maintenance should be minimal. Essentially, less is more so beyond removing oil from the veneer with a dry soft cloth you shouldn't need to do much. Perhaps a very dry climate might require a little light oil, linseed I think is good (but research it to be sure), but remember anything you put on the surface will ultimately allow dust and such fun stuff to stick to it. I would say handle the wood the least you need to, store the headphones when possible and keep an eye on the relative humidity in the room. You can find out what variety of teak the veneer is and then find a woodworking hobbyist site and post a few question about care for the veneer based on your geographic/climatic situation. Doing that you should never experience any problems with the wood. I have an entire set of Danish Teak furniture from the 70s and I do nothing at all for it and have no issues.


Macassar Ebony veneer....not Teak!

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Anyone have an opinion on whether Garage1217's Project Ember will be a good match for the the HE-560?

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