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    Hifiman HE6-SE

    Eh, some do! But it's often per channel, so that's kinda odd. This whole "speaker amp for the HE6" conversation has evolved over the years. At first I felt like it was this magical mystery, but that was likely due to relatively low-powered headphone amps of the day. Then came "quality watts"...
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    Hifiman HE6-SE

    The Sys is not powered and therefore cannot add volume. The knob cranked full is zero db. Cut only. The Sys adding volume is impossible. But then again, we have $1800 headphone cables so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    Hifiman HE6-SE

    Huh? The Sys is passive. "Cranked" volume is the same as running a cable between the two devices. It's cut-only.
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    Hifiman HE6-SE

    I do not use the Hifiman adapter. I bought a 4-pin XLR to banana plugs adapter on eBay, plus I even made one myself that worked great (but looked ugly). DAC is plugged into my preamp, which then feeds the speaker amp. As a cheap-ass proof of concept, I once plugged my DAC into a Schiit Sys...
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    Hifiman HE6-SE

    While I probably haven't tried your headphone amp, my speaker amp made my HE6se sound better, and all my other balanced headphones!
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    Comment by 'thefitz' on listing 'Audeze LCD-3 (Latest Revision)'

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    Hifiman HE6-SE

    That's a good question. I thiiiiink it would make a difference as the sound is tunnelling through a narrower opening on the THx00 pads without getting absorbed by the pad.
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    Hifiman HE6-SE

    It's these guys: https://drop.com/buy/dekoni-premium-earpads-for-fostex-th-x00 Elite sheepskin for TH-X00, with the attenuation ring. Not sure if the TH-X00 pads are easily attainable elsewhere since they're a "Drop exclusive" etc. TH-900 pads work well too (they're they same as HiFiMAN pads...
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    Hifiman HE6-SE

    This HE6SEv1+Dekoni TH-X00 Sheepskin+Attenuation Ring has been quite a revelation. The combo has somehow increased clarity/removed haze, yet somehow also toned down the harshness considerably. The album 'So' by Peter Gabriel is famous for being one of the best mixed albums ever, however it's...
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    Hifiman HE6-SE

    I found the Ether Angled pads to be a little too shouty and sheen for me. Right now, I am really enjoying Dekoni TH-X00 pads, particularly with the attenuation rings. Great results with the Hybrid and Sheepskin. Both kick like a horse. Sheepskin is more clear and natural sounding, but is the...
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    Schiit Valhalla Tube Rolling thread.

    Well, my 6N1P tubes I bought a couple of years ago have a '61 date code on 'em, so I'll ride those out - just curious!
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    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

    Nope, the one with the holes is the current version, and the one without the holes is the one stock on the LCD-4. I've had an LCD-2.2, LCD-X x2, LCD-XC x3, LCD-3F x3, and LCD-4. What's funny is even there there's all this fuss about that felt spacer, it's easily the easiest LCD to pad roll...
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    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

    I've been using this EQ profile lately for my digital music listening: https://github.com/jaakkopasanen/AutoEq/tree/master/results/oratory1990/harman_over-ear_2018/Audeze%20LCD-3 Nice, warm, not honky, thick, and detailed without being icy. Give it a shot!
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    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

    FWIW, I went from LCD 2.2 to LCD-3F and was "underwhelmed" because the LCD-3F just sounded like the 2.2, just without any grain (which I felt was an issue on the 2.2). This was a long time ago, however. Crinacle.com should have FR charts for both.
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    Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread

    I'd love to have a cup of coffee with someone who swears by cables but thinks pads do nothing. Try pad rolling a beyerdynamic T1, I beg you.
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