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HE-560 Impressions

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Pros: Well-balanced sound, light, comfortable

Cons: Feel rather cheap for the price, HiFiMAN connectors, finicky headband adjustment

* Obligatory warning that I am not a professional and am not the best at describing sound qualities of headphones. I don't like to use words like liquid or chocolate because descriptions like those leave me puzzled and hungry. So take this review with a grain of salt on the rim of a nice cold drink.   Background/Setup:   I have only had these for two days now, but I feel I can give some initial impressions. I own both the HD800 and LCD-X and used both of those headphones to compare the HE-560 against. My setup goes as:   Foobar with only lossless files 16/44.1 through DSD fed via USB to my Fiio X3 as an external DAC. This is passed via line out to the RCA inputs on my...
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Good improvement over the X3

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Pros: Huge variety of file support including DSD, solid feel, included accessories, doubles as standalone DAC

Cons: Scroll wheel needs refinement, UI could use some improvement as well

Background   I am writing this review about a tour unit that I received from Fiio for a 10 day trial. I currently own the Fiio X3 and use it as my portable DAP as well as my DAC with my home setup. I tested this tour unit as a portable DAP by itself, as a portable DAP combined with the Fiio E12, and as a DAC with my desktop and Schiit Mjolnir. I listened to these setups with Sennheiser HD 598s, HD 700s, and Audeze LCD-Xs (as well as some Skullcandy "The Fit" earbuds for some train rides through Chicago).   Unboxing   Upon receiving the X5, I was happy to see the numerous accessories included with the unit:   - Fiio X5 unit with screen protector applied - Two...
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