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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Have you thought about bel canto?
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    Amps that can drive the HiFiMan HE-6 planar headphones

    Yeah, but that is hardly high end on the speaker side. Hell the speaker amp that your headphone amp is based on is $20k and a pre that does justice to it might be another 10.
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    Amps that can drive the HiFiMan HE-6 planar headphones

    what sounds good to you is what matters, not whether it checks certain audiophile boxes.
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    Amps that can drive the HiFiMan HE-6 planar headphones

    Problem is that once you get used to it it is hard to go back.
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    What's the best amp for HD800

    Mark at Reno is great and great to talk to about the differences in the amps. They do not all sound the same.
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    Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone

    You still have the viva to try it on?
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    I hope not. I and others make decisions based on what we read here and on other forum sites because often it is not possible to demo stuff. You have to sort through the various views somehow.
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    i have not heard it so i do not have an opinion.  i was a little surprised as a read a couple of threads here and on another site about people selling it.   given its cost and some of the accolades that it has gotten, i was surprised and i wondered what it is about it that people do not want to...
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    good to know.  i have read three threads this morning of people who sold their EC445.  makes you wonder
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Nice review. I might have thought the pass would be a bit lean for the HD800?
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    Amps that can drive the HiFiMan HE-6 planar headphones

    Congrats. I doubt I will ever own a headphone amp again. a bit contrary to the focus on power, tonight I hooked up my 300b set speaker amp in place of the 150 watt blue circle. the set has pretty good transformers and it is quite enjoyable. A bit different in presentation, with voices a little...
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    On a mission to like jazz

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    Amps that can drive the HiFiMan HE-6 planar headphones

    i turn the preamp and the power amp off as they are hybrids and i do not want to run the tubes constantly.  some do, but go though tubes every 6 months or so which can get pricy
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    Amps that can drive the HiFiMan HE-6 planar headphones

    My blue circle dac has 880000 uf. It does not even have an on/off switch -- it just stays on. the preamp has an even bigger power supply. I am sure Gilbert would respond to n email or question on the blue circle forum.
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    Blue Circle Audio "PaG" Custom Headphone Amp - first impressions/ new pics!

    As one who enjoys some of the older tube blue circle gear, I might say he had added new solid state to the line, but that he continues to offer and innovate with tube gear as well as new solid state designs.
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