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    Audeze LCD-5 Review, Measurements, Interview

    On the positive notes 1) a lot of audiophiles around the world (including me) have waited several YEARS for light weighted flagship Audeze headphones with supposedly more balanced overall tonality. Now waiting for few weeks more seems like a bargain. 2) Although it is still a very expensive...
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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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    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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    Oppo Pm1 were one of the most musical headphones I have heard by themselves. I was listening Pm1 with Oppo Ha-1 (neutral Dac/amp) and it was magical pairing. IMHO transparency, neutrality and holographic presentation of Dave would bring the best from Pm1 as it is an efficient and warm/musical...
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    Hifiman HE-6SE and HE-1000SE announcement-

    I have heard HE-6 with Oppo Ha-1 and in my opinion Ha-1 was able to drive He6 without any problems. As far as I know it can push 3.5 W into 32 Ohm so it is quite powerful. However I havent heard He6 with other amps so I have no other point of reference.
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    Hifiman HE1000-SE

    Would you say He1000 SE + DAVE is as "heavenly combination" as HEK v2 + DAVE used to be ?
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    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    How would you compare Oppo PM1 vs Empyrean ? I thought PM1 was one of the most musical headphones I have heard .
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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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    Hifiman HE1000-SE

    Besides already mentioned FR curve, I´ve seen also FR curve from HEK SE review here: Although other FR curves from Hifiman family are not visible perfectly (for comparison purposes) it seems HEK SE generally...
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    Hifiman HE1000-SE

    Yes it seems a bit unfair on first but on the other hand a brand new He1000 v2 can be found and bought for less than 3000 $ or €. To put things into perspective I bought a new HEK v2 in June 2018 for 2620€ in EU and I guess I wasnt the only one who got such discount in recent months. I am happy...
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    Hifiman HE1000-SE

    I am really interested in HEK SE vs HEK V2 head to head comparison. I assume they will have very similar tonality, HEK SE will probably sound a bit faster and a little more transparent, HEK V2 maybe a bit more relaxed... Anyway thats just my speculation based on what I´ve read so far so I leave...
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    Hifiman HE1000-SE

    Still it would be nice to see some head to head comparison between all three HEKs. Because it seems all three are pretty good headphones with different strenghts. A few users made an upgrade and received HE1000 SE but they no longer had HE1000 v1 or HE1000 V2 so a lot of comparison was based on...
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    A headphone tribute goodbye to Tyll from Innerfidelity

    Wish you all the best, enjoy your life and thank you for all your work !
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    Audio-GD Master 9

    A head-fi member @negura had experience with all three amps. He preferred HE-9 among them. Some of his thoughts are linked below. However, most of his comparisons were with HE-6, although in the second link there is some reference to HD 800 and LCD-3. Perhaps you could send him a PM and ask...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    To which Hifiman headphone is Susvara the closest (in signature/tonality) ? Sundara, HE-560, HE-6, HEX v1, HEX v2, HEK v1 or to HEK v2 ? (it seems you´ ve heard everything out there:slight_smile:) From my experience HEK v2 (I havent heard Susvara, Sundara and HEX v1) had the most neutral...