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Is it possible to ship the pre-production pads along with the new pads for the demo?
Excuse me if this was already mentioned.

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1. Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada West Coast.

 

2a. Dac (Fiio QOGIR/ALPEN) > Tube amp (Musical Paradise MP301MK2 > TRS (Sennheiser HD650) / Speaker taps (HE-500)

 

2b. Dac (Fiio QOGIR/ALPEN) > Custom tube buffer > Vintage stereo amp(s) (Luxman R-1030 / Hitachi HA-5300 / Pioneer SA9500II) > TRS or Speaker taps.

 

3. Long search for an all-round headphone finally led me to the Hifiman HE-500 as the best all round performer. Was fortunate enough in that process to be able to try some of the top-tier headphones like the Audeze LCD-2, LCD-3, Sennheiser HD800, HD700, HD650, some vintage orthodynamics. Am still convinced the HE-500 is one of the best headphones of the recent era.

 

4. Agree to the rules > Yes.

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post #64 of 121
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Hi everyone,

 

In case you are wondering when the tour will start, our factory just shipped three pairs of HE-560s to the following three fellow headfiers yesterday. 

 

Takezo (West coast)

 

daltonlanny (East coast)

 

Zida (Canada - this unit will join the east coast tour once Canada is finished)

 

As planned they will keep the headphones for two weeks before handing it over the next person. We included some extra accessories for the tour. Please kindly keep everything together and only use new accessory if there is some issue with the used one. 

 

Let's get the party started!!! :)

 

Eric

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post #65 of 121
Thanks for the update. Are you planning on releasing the audition order?
post #66 of 121
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Thanks for the update. Are you planning on releasing the audition order?

The list is now on the first post in this thread.
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Originally Posted by GloryUprising View Post

Thanks for the update. Are you planning on releasing the audition order?

The list is now on the first post in this thread.

I was looking for the ORDER of the touring. (the list on the front page seems to be a list of the participants only; Daltonlanny is first on the East coast but he/she is 2nd on the list.)
post #68 of 121
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I was looking for the ORDER of the touring. (the list on the front page seems to be a list of the participants only; Daltonlanny is first on the East coast but he/she is 2nd on the list.)

Hi, I believe the order of the touring is (almost) the same as the order of the list on front page. The reason I am not the first (though being first in the list) is the fact that I'm not able to access my desktop rig for some weeks. :)

post #69 of 121

received the package containing the HE-560 on the west coast this evening. Hifiman sent extra accessories to be used with the

headphone set: two sets of the Focus pads (one set already on the cans), two sets of the Focus-A pad, two sets of the cable

with 1/4 inch plug, two sets of 4-pin XLR cables with 3.5mm plug adapters. the headphone is in excellent condition, as is the

wooden box with the sliding lid. i don't see any scratches nor blemishes on the gimbals and veneer housing.

 

i've only listened to about 30 minutes of my music thru the can and it sounds promising. i will let it burn 24hr a day for the next

5 or 6 days for a thorough burn-in, if such things exist. i will post an impression near the end of the two week stay in my home.

here are some images showing what i received:

 

post #70 of 121

These 4pin XLR cables are nice. Are they of the same make and material with the stock 1/4in cable? 

With 2 of them I can make a comparison between 560 and 5LE without swapping cable around...

post #71 of 121
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These 4pin XLR cables are nice. Are they of the same make and material with the stock 1/4in cable? 

With 2 of them I can make a comparison between 560 and 5LE without swapping cable around...

 

i'm assuming that they are. the outer sheath/cover is the same so i'm assuming the wires inside

are the same as the 1/4 inch plug cables.

post #72 of 121
That's good news. I would assume the same anyway. My thanks to you and Hifiman team USA!
post #73 of 121

Received the Canadian (and the to-be second east coast) pair today. That list of accessories Takezo posted seems accurate to me as well. I hadn't realized there were different types of earpads! I look forward to pad-rolling!

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a new HE-560 Touring Impressions/ Review thread is up in the headphones (full size) forum. all impressions and reviews are encouraged

to be submitted on that thread once you're ready.

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Thanks Takezo for creating the new thread. Just want to let everyone know that the No. 1 person from each group has already received their HE-560. They are burning in the headphones right now. We will soon contact the No. 2 on the lists for shipping information. Stay tuned for their impressions. :-)

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