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    Hifiman HE6-SE

    Hey guys, new to this particular thread. I got some HE-6se from another member and I'm loving them. I had to switch to Focuspads though, I find the Pali pads they come with pretty hot in the treble. I kinda got the feeling that they got slapped on as the 'new pad' regardless of the effect on...
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    Hifiman Sundara (HE400i upgraded, around $500)

    Yes, wearing some HE-6se's as I'm reading this. I only suggested this as they seem to update based on tech, not popularity. Hifiman updates their line pretty quickly, so to me, I can see how this would put Sundara next out (though as the entry-ish level headphone they are quite popular, you may...
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    Hifiman Sundara (HE400i upgraded, around $500)

    That is definitely the case now. However, HE-6 has the big magnets on both sides, and 400S has a single sided structure. Seems that they are moving towards the double-sided stealth magnets, but Sundara appears to be single-sided. I'll be interested to see if Sundara gets dropped in favor of a...
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    Hifiman Sundara (HE400i upgraded, around $500)

    Huh, interesting. I believed my method was how Hifiman themselves referred to it, perhaps I was mistaken. Tyll usually knows what he's talking about. I'll refer to them as single sided and double-sided from now on, thanks for the clarity and source to correct me. It was not my intention to...
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    Hifiman Sundara (HE400i upgraded, around $500)

    Sure, Isodynamic is a single sided magnet structure (for example, HE-400i have no magnets on the ear-side) while orthodynamic has magnets on both sides of the diaphragm. There are actually a few isodynamics out there including Aeon closed (probably open too), the old HE-4, HE-400i, and HE-560...
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    ALL SOLD: Multi-headphone sale thread

    ALL SOLD OR TRADED, Thank you Head-Fi buyers, one and all.
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    ALL SOLD: Multi-headphone sale thread

    EL-8 still available, will update the Vibro mkII. only EL-8 and Edition X V2 still around.
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    not the PM-3, it has only one side connector. I think the HD700, Oppo PM-1 and PM-2 have the same as your Hifiman.
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    QUAD ERA-1 Thread

    Haha no prob. I actually misunderstood and thought you were thinking of buying the quads against those you listed. Also FWIW you're not missing much with the TH900. I've heard few headphones as offensive in the treble, and many of them were more revealing. The bass is impactful and actually...
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    QUAD ERA-1 Thread

    Don't be fooled, the quad is not particularly dark or lush. it just doesn't get that raspy/airy midrange quality that dynamic drivers have. To my ears, with the sheepskin pads it is brighter than the Elex, with velour they sound shockingly similar, but the quad is ever so slightly smoother. The...
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    QUAD ERA-1 Thread

    if you want something different other than just planar vs. dynamic sound, then LCD may be your best bet. I personally like a lot of Hifimans and LCD2C AND the Quad. The Quads are decently similar to my Elex, and the way that the quad differs is that it has better treble extension with the...
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    QUAD ERA-1 Thread

    Happens every time you move the EL-8 Open on your head. That headphone gets true vaccum level seal, and the crinkle happens regularly. So yeah, can defenitely happen with planar magnetic. I don't seem to be experiencing that with my new Quads, but I can't speak for the individual who is having...
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    QUAD ERA-1 Thread

    Hi, brand new here! Received these in the mail today, and I'm quite impressed with the combination of build and sound quality. Makes a nice pairing with my Elear (with elex pads). I'm very impressed with the treble as it feels very revealing for something that doesn't seem too harsh. actually in...
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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    It is very strange to me to see the widespread acceptance of the harman target for measurements, whilst also accepting that a headphone measuring completely flat on the target will sound bright in the low and mid treble, with way too much treble energy overall. Seems like an inaccurate target...
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