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post #4486 of 8540
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Yeah, that end game thing. More like temporary end game. I bet you'll be back within half a year, lol :D

 

 


Shutapppp, lol. Be back to spend more money? No. Be back to stay updated on the Head-Fi world? Sure. Possibly even to make trades. Don't wanna spend anymore. I was gone since Jan. of last year when I got the Annies if that says anything. I just found them to be lacking in bass. That was really about it. I don't have enough experience to know if I was not pleased with anything else. They were pretty much my first PROPER headphone besides the Q701's. The Q's hurt my head a considerable amount and definitely did not have enough bass. I currently have HE-400's in the interim. Bass is definitely improved, but that midrange, I actually do notice a difference between that and my previous Annies. It's not as good. The treble as well, bit much, but I put it into a different source, definitely not as bad.

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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

We all just wanna listen to the perfect sound!
Sigh... If only it was that easy biggrin.gif


Reminds me of Sennheiser.
It's a pain, but once you find it, stick with it, because your ears are only so good and sound can only go so far. For me, once I've found a headphone that's close to neutral and linear with great sound quality, while producing some great bass (as in has oomph/enough quantity as well as quality and extension)... AND has the soundstage plus imaging to excel in games, well, those are lovely with music as well (speaker-like/out of head experience), then I'd say I can rest happily with my purchase. It's a lot to ask for, but I think these 560's will meet my wants.

post #4487 of 8540
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

I don't quite follow. Do you feel offended or think the whole thing was redundant..?

 

I have no doubt the HE-560 is a great buy, though. But I got a second hand hd800 :cool:


Haha, noooo, not offended at all. Dunno how I could possibly be from that. Mmm, not redundant either. Everything is fineee.

Hey, nice! Although from again, what I've read, it would have lacked in the bass for me. See if I can find the review...

post #4488 of 8540
I've got it and the few DBs down in the treble range takes away from air I've grown to love with the he4. Maybe it's a perceived dip since it peaks in the mids but either way, it seems to behaved in the treble.



I prefer the old velours over the new pad soundwise by a hair but the comfort... oh the comfort, simply amazing and worth the minor sound issue IMO.
post #4489 of 8540
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

How many of you posting in this topic recently actually have owned the production 560 or pre-order version, or both?
^^
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post

I've got it and the few DBs down in the treble range takes away from air I've grown to love with the he4. Maybe it's a perceived dip since it peaks in the mids but either way, it seems to behaved in the treble.



I prefer the old velours over the new pad soundwise by a hair but the comfort... oh the comfort, simply amazing and worth the minor sound issue IMO.

 

Please, could you compare with the Hifiman pleathers? Which one is more forgiving, smoother-sounding on the HE-4?

post #4491 of 8540
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Originally Posted by SoAmusing777 View Post

Pretty much. I read a lot of stuff though. I'm like a database. I've read every review there is just about. I'm one of those guys that does his homework. I do my research and end up buying the best (without going overboard like buying a Stax SR-009). Saves me a ton of money and am always happy with my purchases. It usually ends up with me buying something rare/not often heard about.

That's all good, and I do plenty of my own homework, but at some point there's still the barrier of actually having tried the thing. Your call though.

Happy listening! ^_^
post #4492 of 8540
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Originally Posted by Ron12 View Post

Please, could you compare with the Hifiman pleathers? Which one is more forgiving, smoother-sounding on the HE-4?
post #4493 of 8540
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Originally Posted by ThePianoMan View Post


That's all good, and I do plenty of my own homework, but at some point there's still the barrier of actually having tried the thing. Your call though.

Happy listening! ^_^


Totally agree.

Thank you sir!

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Doing research can definitely only get you so far though. I usually read every review at least twice before I bought a headphone and I've still sold basically everything that's worth selling. 

 

I'm pretty curious to hear what the pre-production pads sound like, because I really liked the slight brightness of the HE-560 I heard. But I also like Grados, so... 

post #4495 of 8540
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

Doing research can definitely only get you so far though. I usually read every review at least twice before I bought a headphone and I've still sold basically everything that's worth selling. 

I'm pretty curious to hear what the pre-production pads sound like, because I really liked the slight brightness of the HE-560 I heard. But I also like Grados, so... 

Agreed on all counts. I've been a Grado fan, and the brighter sound of the production model was just fine for me. That said, I still haven't ever bought a headphone I haven't tried. Maybe someday I'll be brave enough to click that "add to cart" button XD
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Hey guys, new poster here and figured I'd try posting in this thread since I've been thinking about pulling the trigger on these.

After using my HD-600's for close to a decade now, they finally took some unrepairable damage and now I'm currently on the market for a new 'phone to be its successor.

I recently took the plunge on the HE-500 with an Emotiva amp, but here's the dilemma... I've been waiting for a custom cable to come in so I can properly test these out with the amp, but after my first session with them (decided to try them out underpowered for the heck of it since they've been sitting around unused for 3 weeks now), I found out that I really can't use these things for very long before I become sore/fatigued from wearing them. The ergonomics and weight are completely NOT agreeing with me. Wore them for around 6-7 hours yesterday and my ears are still sore. Not a fan of the immense weight and not being able to tighten them to fit properly on my head (they are as tight as they can possibly go and they still slide and hang down). I tried the velour pads but they only helped so much.

The HE-560's look to remedy the issue.... But, the only problem is that these seem to have a different sound signature to the HE-500's, which I started to become accustomed to (albeit underpowered, mind you).

I found out I only have a few more days to return these... I just can't decide if I should either 1) keep these and try the HE-560 pads with that padded eBay strap and hopefully they'll become a lot more comfortable 2) return them, swallow the 10% restocking fee and upgrade to the HE-560's or 3) just buy another pair of HD-600's and return HE-500's and the amp as well

Will the new pads make them bearable to wear for extended periods of time? Will the HE-560's sound drastically different from the HE-500's (I'm not really an audiophile so don't understand most descriptions of the sound, just hoping to hear an opinion from someone who is fond of both the HE-500 and HD-600)?

If I knew the new pads and headband would without a doubt make them more comfortable, I'd actually prefer to just keep them and buy another pair of HD-600's down the line so I don't end up needing to pay $150+ (possibly more) in fees... Only problem is that if it turns out still being uncomfortable, I'll then be stuck with them since the 30 days will be up.

Can any previous HD-600 owners comment on their experience with the HD-560's in terms of comfort and sound? I keep thinking I may have grown too attached to the HD-600's. And I love how my Asus Xonar is strong enough to drive them and that I can wear them for 8+ hour music/gaming sessions while never becoming sore, with sound that I enjoy. Guess I'm leaning towards the HD-600's... but kind of want to try something new. Personally, loved how vocals on the HE-500 sounded.
Edited by Feet - 7/5/14 at 4:10pm
post #4497 of 8540

It will be so nice when all of our 560s start showing up and we can actually discuss what we are hearing with them! Turns out that RazorDog (great service from them by the way) will be shipping my 560 early next week so with a little luck I will have them by the weekend, but that seems ambitious seeing as how they need to cross the border. Regardless, within a week I will finally have a chance to hear these. Ever since hearing a HE-400 paired with a HFM amp at a meet I was very interested in hearing their sound. I was ready and able to go for the LCD 2 or possibly the 3, but frankly based on the reviews of some of the more experienced head-fiers it seemed like a no-brainer to try the 560. Of course without being able to speak from direct experience it sounds like we may have a new benchmark of performance/price. I can only hope that is true. In typical head-fi fashion the rusty wheels in my head are already wondering if going for a tad more refinement than my Asgard 2 can offer is in order .... damn head-fi, I will be broke forever.

post #4498 of 8540
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Originally Posted by Feet View Post


Can any previous HD-600 owners comment on their experience with the HD-560's in terms of comfort and sound? I keep thinking I may have grown too attached to the HD-600's. And I love how my Asus Xonar is strong enough to drive them and that I can wear them for 8+ hour music/gaming sessions while never becoming sore, with sound that I enjoy. Guess I'm leaning towards the HD-600's... but kind of want to try something new. Personally, loved how vocals on the HE-500 sounded.

 

I had the HD-600 about a year ago (and a HE-500)... I ended up selling it because I didn't find it comfortable - too much clamp force. I sold the HE-500 because they were too heavy...also uncomfortable.  Since then I have owned LOTS of headphones... I find the HE-560 to be one of the most comfortable I have owned... maybe only bested by the HD800/HD700.  I have been primarily using the HE-560s at home, and the PM-1 at work.

 

I am driving my HE-560 with the ASUS Essence One Xonar Muses edition - I find it to do a great job driving them.

 

If comfort is important to you (it definitely is to me) - I would recommend the HE-560 over the HD600 or HE-500. If you like the HE-500 sound signature, it may be worth getting a cheap headphone to hold you over until the HE-400i comes out.

post #4499 of 8540
The hd6xoo is the most comfortable ever IMO. clamping relaxes with pad compression and stretching.
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The problem with the HD6X0 is that the velour pads can get really hot.  I think the Fidelio X1 is the most comfortable headphone I've used, I even wish they have some more clamping force.  If only AKG used the X1's suspension headband instead of their bumpy ones.

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