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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    4 screw about $1150, 6 screw about $850, and LFF mod of either - add $500 each if not more, and you;ll be lucky to see one 4 and three 6's hit the market in the next year.
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    Hifiman HE6-SE

    Dan Clark Ether Angled Lambskin - $79. It doesn't seem to do all the things it does for my 500, so there might something else better. I do believe angled is the way to go and I do like leather. Of course that's the same formula for the Ori pad which give a nickel width soundstage, flaccid mid...
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    Hifiman Ananda

    this has been reported on the Ananda, HEX v2 and Arya. Not sure about the other big cuppers. I have the wrinles on my HEX. Seems to be moot.
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    Hifiman Ananda

    500 w/ my mods on a potent amp - is what I am referring to. Stock - esp with that miserable silver plated cable and the meh pads, and screen on, no fuzzor? It's not that special. My Recipe: * used HE-500 $370 * used Black Dragon v1 cables $40 (anything O2) * Dan Clark Ether Angled Lambskin...
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    Hifiman HE6-SE

    Very insightful. The HE-6/500 demand the fuzzor mod. The 6se has fazors maybe 1/2 as wide, so putting the felt on them doesn't have the same impact - maybe 1/4 as much, but some of that zing (sounds like IM distortion) is gone. Parametric EQ gets rid of about 1/2 of it, but EQ w/o fazor is...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    I have delved into Oratory, not the others. Oratory is quite fine, except for the numb skull way they dictate the bass correction under 100 Hz. It's probably good for people with speakers in crappy rooms AND those that favor heavy handed bass. I had 30 years of great rooms, and a taste for...
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    Hifiman HE6-SE

    I haven't tried copper/silver hybrid with the 6se, but I have a silver and its too bright IMO for it. Some of my best cables are DIY. I started buying up market cable around 1979. I sold and listened to a lot of high end stuff in the 80's and somewhat up to 2005. My conclusion is air tight...
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    Hifiman Ananda

    It's not like the HE-6 is available new, like many other great cans it's not in production. You'd say no to an Orpheus, or some great e-stats because you can't get a warranty? I understand. I've passed on several HE-6's for a complex list of issues. I'm glad I got a used HE-500, same with my...
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    Drop x HiFiMAN HE-5XX

    Well... there you go being fair again. I don't listen too many cheap cans, since the Alara/Ananda hit the market I've heard 3x more new (to me) cans over $2k than under it. Although the cheapish HD-600 (4.8/5 on Amazon) crunches the 5XX too (3.4/5 on Amazon - terrible QA reviews even for HFM)...
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Well the latest "500" was hardly a real 500. The supposed lesser of the HE-6se v1 doesn't ring as much as the HE-6 6 screw, meaning its easier to listen too/less fatiguing. It lacks the impact in the bass, is a bit less dynamic, has less depth, and an undistinguished sound stage. It's more...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    I named over 50 easily. I had a 2C. I want accuracy and I listen to a lot of female vocals, who are made to sound recessed and lacking overtones/richness, only to find the under 700 Hz part of the can jammed with richness (too much so - male voices are deeper and darker than recorded). IMO...
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    Hifiman HE6-SE

    Any OFC copper cable - from DIY to some crazy $800 pair will crush the stock cable. Were you asking for help with EQ? Some of the newer outfits give nice FR results. But they all recommend a ridiculously high setting under 100 Hz because of totally inept and wrong headed logic. They only...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    No, but with the int-25 the combo was the only non estat that actually deserved mention with the best estats I've heard. Also the Pass is amazing speaker amp, not so the estat amps.
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Susvaras are more defined, faster, more dimensional than the LCD2C. In fact its not even close. If you like the deep and thick bass of the 2C, than the Susvara isn't the right can. But in 99.98% of the other ways, the Susvara kicks dirt on the 2C - as it should given the price.
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    Hifiman HE6-SE

    Still haven't heard the v2. The v1 has better instrument definition/speed than my very modd'ed HE-500. However the sound stage width and depth is well behind the 500. It's easily the worst thing about them. They are softer/easier to listen to than the HE-6 six screw. They need EQ - that...
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