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    Official HIFIMAN HE1000 Impressions Thread

    A lot of comparison between V2 and SE can be found on HE-1000 SE thread.
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    +1 on Dynaudio speakers. I have Focus 110A active speakers and I can confirm its a great pairing with Chord Dave and it was great pairing with Lumin A1 player as well. (my previous DAC/network player). I bet 110A would sound great with TT2 as well. I dont have experience with newer Dynaudio...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    No, I havent heard TT2+Hms yet. I just wanted to say that Dave+ Pm1 combo should have "musicality" covered for days and years. And in my opinion Dave with its excellent transient speed, neutrality, holographic 3D presentation, dynamics and practically nonexistent digital or whatever distortion...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    So you are trying to say that - to avoid thermal cycling (which is supposedly disserviceable to electronic devices like Dave) it is much better to choose standby mode instead of complete shutdown ? I'll admit I am not an expert here but common sense would suggest that electronics should be...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    Me too. I don't perceive sonic benefits either. So I always switch my audio devices off. But my set up is quite simple - Dave + active speakers/headphones.
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    Couple of weeks with DAVE and I have to say I´m really impressed with this DAC/amp/preamp. I feel that all superlatives have already been mentioned but still I would like to express it definitely met my high expectations based on head fi and other online forums. What I like most on DAVE is...
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    Hifiman HE1000-SE

    If anybody is thinking about purchasing an expensive cable I´m giving two simple advices how to save some money: 1) Get a proper daily regime. Enough rest/sleep, enough water intake etc. 2) Clean your ears properly before listening You may find out it brings similar benefits as some fancy...
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    Hifiman Ananda

    HE1000 frequency range from https://diyaudioheaven.wordpress.com/headphones/measurements/hifiman/12890-2/ graph is definitely V2 not V1. I agree that V1 vs V2 are not particularly different regarding FR and overall tonality. I would say HEK v1 FR is nearly the same as HEK v2. HEK v1 FR is...
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    Hifiman HE1000-SE

    OK, I get it, HE1000 SE is the smoother sounding headphone. I was particularly wondering about sibilance which is one of my minor issues with HEK v2 taking into account certain recordings and certain DAC/amp combinations. As far as I know male sibilance is mainly centered around 3-7 kHz and...
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    Hifiman HE1000-SE

    How would you guys compare HE-1000 SE with HEK v2 (or HEK v1) in regard to sibilance and treble smoothness ? Would you say HEK SE is less sibilant/ more forgiving of lesser recordings or are they more or less on the same level of "forgiveness" in this area ? Thanks.
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    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    Thank you all for your impressions ! I´m glad you like these new headphones. I havent heard these headphones yet but the manufacturer and his company is to my liking. From what I read (impressions) and saw (photos) about Empyrean it really shows these people put a lot of heart to make something...
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    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    I think in future probably top flagship headphones will be similar in this approach to Empyrean. I mean Emyprean with alcantara pads looks pretty neutral, at least according to Judes measurements. I suppose with leather pads they may offer more of a "fun" or a slightly different signature. I am...
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    Hifiman HE1000-SE

    Well, it is subjective but also reflective in regards how I perceive value in headphones. For me headphones like HE400i or HD 650 are really high value products because of their sound quality/price ratio. When I compared HE400i vs HE1000 v2 (purely in terms of sound quality) my conclusion was...
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    Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone

    I´m glad you like these headphones. When entering this hobby (and head fi) I told to myself that if I ever paid more than 2000 € for headphones it would have to be close to perfection. Not only in regards to sound quality but also in terms of ergonomics and design. For me HE-1000 V2 is as good...
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    Hifiman Sundara (HE400i upgraded, around $500)

    Here is a review of D8000 with some references to HE-1000 v2 and HD800 http://highfidelity.pl/@main-838&lang=en
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