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  1. marhol

    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...
  9. marhol

    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
  16. marhol

    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...
  17. marhol

    Audio-GD Master 9

    As far as I know head fi members @Soundsgoodtome and @TonyNewman had experience with Freya and Master 9 at the same time. Maybe you could send them a PM.
  18. marhol

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Never seen more enthusiastic reviews about anything... ehm... in this price range... than these: https://www.amazon.in/Hifiman-Over-Ear-Full-Size-Magnetic-Headphone/product-reviews/B0716R6NDT/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_paging_btm_2?showViewpoints=1&pageNumber=2
  19. marhol

    HiFiMan Susvara Review: The HE6 is Dead, Long Live the Susvara

    Where is Susvara better in comparison to HE-1000 V2 ? Is the difference in SQ worth extra 3000 USD ? I guess not but I would like to know what people think. I´ve heard HE-1000 V2 and liked these headphones very much.
  20. marhol

    Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone

    +1 on EF-6 amp. I liked it with HEK v1 and v2 while auditioning both headphones, plenty of power (with XLR balanced cables I did not have to go further than 10 a.m. on volume knob on recordings with high dynamic range ). The sound was smooth, spacious and detailed. Very nice combo indeed...
  21. marhol

    Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone

    I liked HEX v2 as well. In terms of tonality HEX v2 was warmer sounding than HEK V2 (V1) but it wasnt a big difference. In my opinion HEK v1 and v2 are with Utopia among the most neutral higher end headphones. HEX v2 is to my ears slightly warm headphone in a way similar to my HE-400i. HEX v2...
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    Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone

    I haven´t heard any Stax but in my opinion HE 1000 (both v1 and v2) is along with Utopia the best headphone I´ve heard. That combination of deep planar bass, great soundstage, clarity and well balanced non -fatiguing sound isnt as common (among higher end headphones) as I thought when entering...
  23. marhol

    HiFiMan Susvara

    I´ve read comments on that website and it did not seem to me people were defending price of this headphone at all. In fact a couple of them were even rather critical of Susvara sound quality wise. We all know that this pricing is absurd and has little to do with pure sound quality of the...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Recent reviews of Susvara can be found here http://www.soundstagexperience.com/index.php/equipment-menu/808-hifiman-susvara-headphones and here http://hifiknights.com/reviews/headphones/hifiman-susvara/
  25. marhol

    Audio-GD Master 9

    Thanks for your reply and added information. As I understand M9 is a competent amp even for driving HE-6 and a really good speaker amp as PM 11 is even better, because besides of fine technical abilities it has more room to deliver some extra clean power. It looks M9 serves you mainly as a...
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