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post #646 of 5839
There are people that don't believe in it. I tried it based on recommendations on the thread and I didn't see where it really simply balanced the headphone out. I felt it made some songs sound worse and artificial. And I don't have the luxury of using eq anymore anyways. I don't use my desktop, I use a media box connected to my receiver or DAC and there's no eq available.
post #647 of 5839
If a headphone can't produce a frequency and you give it more of a signal in that area all that's going on is the headphone causes compression of the frequencies. Not like sliding a bar on an eq magically makes a headphone be able to reproduce what it couldn't in first place. I'm saying not being able to produce when technically it can. it's not like there's a blank spot. However, the reason it can't correctly is because when the headphone is producing OTHER frequencies, the dip between the frequencies that it can produce, keep it from producing the ones you think you're eq'ing and leveling out
Edited by DoctaCosmos - 4/1/14 at 11:13am
post #648 of 5839
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 I'd just like someone to give me a reason to purchase the HE-560, that it will sound twice as good as the HE-4?
it is about twice as light?
You can listen twice as long?
tongue.gif ha
 

 

Twice as light?  The HE-4 only weighs 350 grams, 12.4 ounces, the HE-560 is 380 grams, 13.4 ounces!

 

I can listen not so long!  But weight is nearly the same!

post #649 of 5839

Ok, I sold my HE-500 and I booked a small HE-560 at Stereodesk;)

Cool, no ?

post #650 of 5839
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Ok, I sold my HE-500 and I booked a small HE-560 at Stereodesk;)

Cool, no ?

You're a month late :D

I kid, I did too, but a few weeks ago :P

post #651 of 5839
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I never even knew EQ'ing had a boat.  It's not like cables or burn-in where you either believe it or you don't.  EQ'ing helps tune the headphone to how you want it with little to no sonic degradation  Only good comes out of it.

I always tend to look at the frequency response.. Tried making duplicates of FRs etc. a number of times, then reverse it. It always end up sounding unnatural or just bad, so I never make really drastic changes in the EQ, mostly just some 1-5 dBs here and there based partially on FR graphs and sine sweeps. It can be pretty hard to get right and I always get pretty OCD-ish and end up throwing the hole thing away.

post #652 of 5839

I never EQ headphones... Call me crazy, guess I am a purist here :D

post #653 of 5839
The only time I EQ is if it's a really bad headphone. Then I massacre it with a huge treble boost or bass reduction, etc. That only really happened with IEMs (EQ-ing them, I mean).
post #654 of 5839
Totaly agreed with you Davidsh.
post #655 of 5839
Thread Starter 

With the baffles "fixed" and about 60 hrs of use/burn-in so far, these extend as well as my HE500s but with much less distortion (actual tactile vibration rather than flubby flubby under 30 Hz); tested with the new Hifiman pads swapped between the two sets, and the HE500s have the "bonded-together dual layer old style" baffles that should be better than stock old baffles. Basically everything in my power is controlled-for.

 

It seems to be a sheer difference in driver capabilities.


Edited by jerg - 4/1/14 at 1:37pm
post #656 of 5839

^^ Thanks for that jerg. Is there a firm release date for the 560?

post #657 of 5839

The release date should be sometime in April. If not, then we riot the streets. 

post #658 of 5839
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

With the baffles "fixed" and about 60 hrs of use/burn-in so far, these extend as well as my HE500s but with much less distortion (actual tactile vibration rather than flubby flubby under 30 Hz); tested with the new Hifiman pads swapped between the two sets, and the HE500s have the "bonded-together dual layer old style" baffles that should be better than stock old baffles. Basically everything in my power is controlled-for.

 

It seems to be a sheer difference in driver capabilities.

 

Thanks for the update.  Do you notice any difference in the HE-500s with the bonded baffles?

post #659 of 5839

I can't believe no one here has mentioned LFF's enigma yet, considering that they're both the same price and are going to be released soon-ish. I've been bugging LFF to try to get us an enigma for the NY meet since we'll have the he-560s there as well.

 

Despite the he-500 being an open headphone, it never really felt that "open" to me even when modded. While the enigmas are closed, they're said to sound pretty open at the same time. I'm getting tired of the hd800s lately, so I've been looking into these two headphones as an replacement.

post #660 of 5839
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

With the baffles "fixed" and about 60 hrs of use/burn-in so far, these extend as well as my HE500s but with much less distortion (actual tactile vibration rather than flubby flubby under 30 Hz); tested with the new Hifiman pads swapped between the two sets, and the HE500s have the "bonded-together dual layer old style" baffles that should be better than stock old baffles. Basically everything in my power is controlled-for.

 

It seems to be a sheer difference in driver capabilities.

That's great to hear.

 

Do we know if Fang will do a similar fix though? Any news from him?

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