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post #4921 of 5903
Waaaaay too rich for my blood, though I'm also intrigued by it as well. PM-2 is more likely, but even that is too expensive.
post #4922 of 5903
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Damn it, lol. So many conflicting reports. biggrin.gif

It's definitely not that I'm against neutral oriented headphones. Really. I LOVE the Alpha Dog. Would it be the only headphone for me? I do prefer a warmer line, but I could definitely live with it, as the bass was just fine though a little too dry for my specific tastes. Ironically though, the Pro 900 has massive and really dry mid bass, which I enjoyed... but the rest was....ugh. I just have no need for closed headphones, especially one with leather pads.

I guess it's just down to when I actually hear the 560 where I'll see how it stacks up in bass to the AD.


For what it's worth, I think the conflicting reports on bass might have a little to do with setup.  In my case when I was using the DA8 with them, I thought the bass was amazing.  It was tight, very focused, and hit hard with excellent PRaT and this is coming from an LCD-X.  However, after switching to the Gungnir, for some reason the HE-560 sounds somewhat bass light.  Songs that had me tapping my toes would now put me to sleep.  It almost has me wondering if these phones are really sensitive to changes in gear or if something is just wrong with the Gungnir.


Edited by Maven86 - 7/9/14 at 8:04pm
post #4923 of 5903

Seems to make sense, the closer to neutral the headphone the more its sound will change from upstream gear.  Purrin did stress that he recommends HE-560 with gear that isn't thin and bright.

 

Speaking of LCD-X to HE-560, it'll be interesting to see how I view the 560 after spending a couple solid weeks just listening to the LCD-X.

post #4924 of 5903

Well, I went ahead and took the plunge and ordered a set of Focus-A pads (the HE-560 pre-order pads). I'm definitely concerned that my ears will rub in them and hence my level of comfort will be greatly reduced, but I'm interested in hearing the difference myself. Alas, i.e. bad for me but maybe good for the future of the Focus-A pads, I received this email from Head-Direct:

 

Sorry for keeping you waiting for so long. We are so sorry for the inconvenience we brought to youYour order is not shipped yet because the FocusPad-A is in high-demanding while our stock is limited. It is what we have not expected. We have sent a batch of FocusPad-A to our USA warehouse via International Express Mail and we will arrange the US orders at the beginning of next week ASAP.

 

I guess that means that they didn't expect the Focus-A pads to sell that well. I'm guessing it might also mean that they may have to do another production run on them, i.e. they may be available for quite a while. Regardless, I'll be interested in hearing the difference between them and my Focus (production) pads. FYI - I was examining my HE-560s a little closer and the so-called better quality of the Focus pads isn't holding up - the stitching in mine doesn't line up at the bottom on both pads - the left seam is about 1" further back than the right seam, which appears to sit at 6 o'clock. I'm not too picky about things like this as long as it doesn't affect sound quality, but thought it was worth sharing with the rest of the Head-Fi community.

 

Dale

post #4925 of 5903

Depending on how you attach the pads to the 560, they can rotate about 20 degrees or so.  Sometimes when I put them on they can't rotate at all though, not sure why.  That might explain the seam line difference.

 

It's quite incredible that they're already limited on the stock; the power of an image.

post #4926 of 5903
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Originally Posted by AgentXXL View Post
 

Well, I went ahead and took the plunge and ordered a set of Focus-A pads (the HE-560 pre-order pads). I'm definitely concerned that my ears will rub in them and hence my level of comfort will be greatly reduced, but I'm interested in hearing the difference myself. Alas, i.e. bad for me but maybe good for the future of the Focus-A pads, I received this email from Head-Direct:

 

Sorry for keeping you waiting for so long. We are so sorry for the inconvenience we brought to youYour order is not shipped yet because the FocusPad-A is in high-demanding while our stock is limited. It is what we have not expected. We have sent a batch of FocusPad-A to our USA warehouse via International Express Mail and we will arrange the US orders at the beginning of next week ASAP.

 

I guess that means that they didn't expect the Focus-A pads to sell that well. I'm guessing it might also mean that they may have to do another production run on them, i.e. they may be available for quite a while. Regardless, I'll be interested in hearing the difference between them and my Focus (production) pads. FYI - I was examining my HE-560s a little closer and the so-called better quality of the Focus pads isn't holding up - the stitching in mine doesn't line up at the bottom on both pads - the left seam is about 1" further back than the right seam, which appears to sit at 6 o'clock. I'm not too picky about things like this as long as it doesn't affect sound quality, but thought it was worth sharing with the rest of the Head-Fi community.

 

Dale

That's cuz you can rotate the pads 360 degrees. They are not fixed on the cups.

post #4927 of 5903
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

That's cuz you can rotate the pads 360 degrees. They are not fixed on the cups.

 

My Focus (not Focus A) pads don't rotate when inserted properly...  They lock in place :p

post #4928 of 5903
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My Focus (not Focus A) pads don't rotate when inserted properly...  They lock in place :p

Then just take them off and reinstall them with the adjusted orientation or something.

post #4929 of 5903
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Then just take them off and reinstall them with the adjusted orientation or something.

 

I guess you can do that :p  There are two latches on the HE-560 that will lock them into place though. 

post #4930 of 5903
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My Focus (not Focus A) pads don't rotate when inserted properly...  They lock in place :p

Then just take them off and reinstall them with the adjusted orientation or something.

 

If I remove them and adjust the orientation, they won't lock back into place. That and the built-in 'tilt' of the pads will be slightly off on the left side. Like I said in my original post, these minor esthetics don't bother me too much, but I do know that it does concern others. I can live with the seams slightly out of alignment, especially since I can't see them when I'm wearing the headphones. As long as they sound good, I'll put up with it.

 

Dale

post #4931 of 5903
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Originally Posted by AgentXXL View Post
 

 

If I remove them and adjust the orientation, they won't lock back into place. That and the built-in 'tilt' of the pads will be slightly off on the left side. Like I said in my original post, these minor esthetics don't bother me too much, but I do know that it does concern others. I can live with the seams slightly out of alignment, especially since I can't see them when I'm wearing the headphones. As long as they sound good, I'll put up with it.

 

Dale

 

Yeah, what I was trying to say is that they seem as if they are designed to lock into a certain position.  Though, you can insert them in a way that will keep them free to rotate.  The alignment can definitely irk a few people...  I got over it though :p 

post #4932 of 5903
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AgentXXL View Post
 

 

If I remove them and adjust the orientation, they won't lock back into place. That and the built-in 'tilt' of the pads will be slightly off on the left side. Like I said in my original post, these minor esthetics don't bother me too much, but I do know that it does concern others. I can live with the seams slightly out of alignment, especially since I can't see them when I'm wearing the headphones. As long as they sound good, I'll put up with it.

 

Dale

Ah so the seams are not aligned when the actual 3D shapes of the pads are, in that case then yeah there's not much you can do to make it OCD-level perfect.

post #4933 of 5903
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Originally Posted by Cante Ista View Post
 

subbed. Still deciding whether I should get this headphone considering that I have and love HE6. Wonder whether it would be redundant or a step down (in which case not money well spend IMO)

what headphones do you like most for BoC? first person i've found on head fi that listens to this kinda stuff :-) 

post #4934 of 5903
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

This is VERY setup dependent...

I'll go on a limb here and say that hopefully, the HE-560 with my current setup that I'll get tomorrow will top the HE-6 on my back-then setup in almost everything, including bass.

 

But I'd also place preferences above everything, there was a time when I was accustomed to excessive and bloated bass presence and came to expect it, whereas now, I am accustomed to neutral, tight and focused bass [dare I say, even leaner than neutral, possibly]


Hmm, you think so eh? Because that guy from before was using an EF6 with both, and the HE-6 came out on top. Maybe he should have pair the 560 with a different amp? Idk what the EF6 is like besides providing a lot of power.

post #4935 of 5903
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Originally Posted by SoAmusing777 View Post


Hmm, you think so eh? Because that guy from before was using an EF6 with both, and the HE-6 came out on top. Maybe he should have pair the 560 with a different amp? Idk what the EF6 is like besides providing a lot of power.

Well, the key thing is that EF-6 was made specifically for the HE-6... Which means that in theory, the synergy should be 100% and thereby the best it can be smily_headphones1.gif

Also the amp alone is 1500$ biggrin.gif
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