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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    They sound very different. HE560 is a brighter sound, more upper mid and treble energy. There is no "better." You have to try them and decide what you prefer. If you want something that sounds similar to HD650, try the Audeze. 
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    Frank Ocean - Blonde is a great headphone album

    Channel orange is probably a even "better" record. Very different style, not as obvious a headphone record to me, but definitely one of my favorites.
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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream  ;-)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etN0h_e5rvI  
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    Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 Discussion Thread

    To each his own, as always :) I can't stand either the original M or the M2. One man's "intimacy and warmth" is another man's "blech!"  
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    Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 Discussion Thread

    H6 destroys Momentum 2. More resolving, better extension, more detail.
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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    Well, I certainly don't feel misled or upset at all. Just find it fascinating, both in terms of what we're all able to perceive and talk about, and that quest for the last 0.0x% of whatever it is we want out of sound (or gear ... Or life). The differences between the amps are for sure present...
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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    Amps. Wild.    As per many, many people all across the internet ... amps make a difference! But, man that difference can be subtle!   This video-game-looking Project Polaris now on my desk does sound "better" with my 560s than either the Magni 2 or giant Onkyo receiver I've also been using...
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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    That's the plan 
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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    I finally pulled the trigger on an amp, thanks to all for your recommendations.    Got a very gently used Polaris off the Head-Fi classifieds. Just trying it out now with the 560s. Am really going to try listen, enjoy, and otherwise decide what I think of it before even entertaining DAC...
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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    Ah, ok.    I got into "head-fi" by way of IEMs back when I lived in NYC and they represented an easily pocketable way to get good sound quality on the train, walking, etc. One day a guy at the bookstore said, "Are those the Etys? You gotta get the Etys, man." Once I figured out he meant...
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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    I think what you mean is, you can always go IEM ;-) 
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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    I think I'm now officially in the "My 560s have ruined my other cans for me" club. I got a used Pa2 v2 amp to keep on my bedside table (was dirt cheap, and i've always wanted one). Using it now with some closed-back cans I remember really loving. And I just keep thinking, "Is something wrong...
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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    I've been running my 560s off a Magni 2. No problems at all getting volume without distortion well beyond how loud I like to listen. I usually keep the pot around 10-11 o'clock with the Magni 2 in high gain mode. But the sound is, I think, just a little on the thin/harsh side. They still sound...
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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    Mmm, did somebody say dessert? My doctor sure as hell didn't when I saw her a month ago ... but I swear somebody else did 
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    Hey there. I remembered you from this thread as being a happy m9xx owner. I'm using the 560 now and really liking them but also thinking about a new amp/dac setup. Did you use the 560 with your m9xx? If so, how was it? 
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