1. xnor

    Headphones sensitivity, impedance, required V/I/P, amplifier gain

    The following table is based on measurements, not manufacturer specs.   Target SPL is 110 dB SPL. The source is assumed to output 2 V. The amp is assumed to be a voltage source (0 ohm output impedance). Voltage, current, power are RMS figures.   What do the columns mean? S@1V is the...
  2. gunting

    Hifiman Secret

    Question: How do you save a lot of cash and have great sonic performance from the original Hifiman HE-5 headphones?   Answer: Save the money you would spend on a powerful headphone amp and buy: the Emotiva mini 100 x ($180), the replacement headphone Hifiman cable ($150) which provides a...
  3. Keithpgdrb

    Please explain HP impedance in regard to orthodynamics

    I've researched, but I'm still at a bit of a loss.  Here is the riddle.   Hifiman he-6 Impedance: 50 Ohm - efficiency 83.5 Grado impedance: 32 Ohm - SPL 98 Sennheiser Impedance: 300 Ohm - SPL 97 Beyer DTxxx Impedance: 250 Ohm version SPL 96   The Hifiman cans are the most difficult...
  4. eddie75

    Best Headphone for Rock & Metal 200 - 600 €

    Hey guys,   I'm searching a new headphone for home listening. Price range 200 - 600€. My favourite music is rock and metal. I listen to nearly everthing in this two genres, except most death & black metal (although i love Death or Opeth for example). My favourite metal bands are Iron...
  5. Poetic

    I have $2,000 to burn right now, Headphones i was looking at the Beyerdynamic T1 Tesla, Grado Ps1000

    All my headphones will be drove from the source Ibasso dx100. Thought of the He-6 but i don't feel like going through the whole speaker amp process. I love the dynamic sound of headphones, I currently own the LCD Audeze rev2, He-500, and He-400. I know The Ps1000 are suppose to be excellent as i...
  6. Noahjaws

    Would You consider the Mad Dogs Neutral?

    Are these cans considered neutral?   What do they compare to?
  7. Avi

    Considering an HE-500 - will I need an amp upgrade? (I hope not!)

    I'm seriously considering purchasing an HE-500. I currently have a Meier Corda Stepdance for work use and a Corda Jazz for home use. I've been reading older threads, and, unfortunately, I could not find discussions about those particular pairings. My hunch from my research is that I should be OK...
  8. t1174

    Goldmund HP1

    Modified HE6. News from HongKong in Chinese http://www.lyra-media.com/news_details.php?id=562
  9. wolfetan44

    Headphone: $1000

    My head has been spinning in circles, and I just want to make a thread for it. I listen to a lot of rock and bands that use a synthesizer. The songs that use synthesizer(you guys are probably thinking electronica) It has little to no bass. My budget is $1000, I'm looking for a open headphone...
  10. musicbuff

    2nd pair of cans

    I have Sennheiser HD 650's and they sound the best I've ever heard through my Musical Fidelity M1HPAP headphone amp (had the amp for going on 2 weeks now).  The veil is gone.  With Jazz and Instrumentals the Sennheiser's bring the "smile element." I'd like to add another pair of headphones that...
  11. zombie medic

    high end rig recommendations budget $4000 or lower

    hey everyone, a few days ago i sent in job applications for some summer jobs to get some money. Short story is that i have a opportunity to make a nice amount of money over the summer "well for a teenager anyways". i calculated that if i got one of these jobs and if i worked the whole summer i...
  12. Decoy

    HiFiMan he-560 vs he-6 size

    I have a chance to get a really good deal on a HiFiMAN HE-6 but I cannot audition one anywhere nearby. I'm a big guy (6'8") and I have a big head to match. I have tried the HE-560 and I don't quite fit with part oh my earlobes hanging out. Is the HE-6 much bigger?   My Audeze LCD-2 and...
  13. SilverEars

    Is it possible to get imaging, clarity, and realistic sound like the HE-6 with iems? If so, which one?

    Is it possible to get imaging, clarity, and realistic sound like the HE-6 with iems?  If so, which one?  HE-6 is quite amazing, even details have details.  What is remarkable is, it sound realistic also.  Usually revealing phones sound unnatural.  I personally think it's not possible.   So...
  14. Boyz2men

    Has anybody ever made a comparison among HE6, LCD-3 and LCD-X in terms of comfort and sound performance?

    They are heavy and some said LCD-X sound is the one in the middle of HE6 and LCD-3. It doesn't make sense to me and I have never tried any of them. How they compared to TH900? 
  15. 2thfixr

    Speaker amps for HE-6

    I was looking for an amp to power a set of HE-6s and realized that I have a Adcom GFA-555 II and Adcom CD player with dual D/A converters.  The amp is MASSIVE and the specs are:   200 watts per channel, 8 ohms 300 watts per channel, 4 ohms 600 watts, 8 ohms BRIDGED Balanced and Single-Ended...
  16. mindflayz

    Destroyed my HE-400, what to get now?

    Hello, I had some buzzing/distortion from my left driver @ my Hifiman HE-400 so I opened them up to fix it but accually ended up totally destroying the left driver :(   Now I don't really know what to do, Hifiman doesn't answear my mail about how much it would cost to repair so I think I'll...
  17. SirBenn21

    Would a Meier Corda Prehead MK2 SE drive a HE-6?

    Just wondering if someone out there has any idea if the Meier Corda Prehead MK2 SE could drive a HE-6?   Thanks
  18. jonno41

    Auralic Taurus

    I am using an Auralic Taurus Headphone Amp driving HE-6`s.Is there any advantage in using the 4 pin balanced headphone input if you are only using the single ended RCA inputs from a CD player or DAC.
  19. MarcJC

    Can you have too much power?

    I see all these posts about folks plugging into vintage receivers or speaker amps, as well as headphone amps with ludicrous amounts of power and though cans with high impedance or orthos rejoice in this, is there a general limit? Not just for these power hungry headphones but for more basic...
  20. bassophile

    Please name me some ultra-powerful portable amps that can drive an HE-6

    Bonus points for mentioning those that can drive the Hifiman HE-6 in single-ended mode (i.e. not balanced). For some reason, more amps seem to be able to drive the HE-6 when going balanced.   Thanks
  21. gatorengineer64

    Hifiman HE-6 Replacement Schedule

    Wondering what the current ETA is for a replacement for the HE-6?  Or has it been concluded that the HE-560 is the upgrade?   Thanks
  22. Justin_Time


    Matching Headphones, Cables and Amplifiers: Harder Than It Should Be! PART ONE (OF TWO): AFFORDABLE AMPS Part Two is in the Headphone Amps (full-size) Forum       SUMMARY In this lengthy post—you have been forewarned—I am sharing the results of my search for the right cables and...
  23. Hawaiibadboy

    The Hardest hitting Headphones are.. ( "The EXTREME BASS Club")

    What are the best bass headphones? This is the hunt for the "Top 10" Bass headphones on the consumer market. The list will be compiled and based on identical set-ups (or similar) and tracks with identical Eq sloping/boosting...
  24. SilverEars

    Why would those with HE-6 prefer speaker amps?

    Hi, I'm trying to understand the relationship between SPL and FR.  What is a typical SPL of speaker amps?  I'm trying to figure out why those that own HE-6 is prefering speaker amps.     Here are HE-6's specs:   Impedance: 50 Ohm Efficiency: 83.5 DB
  25. purplegoat

    HE-6 vs HD800

    Hi All,   I've already done a lot of research and consulted some people but I will be jumping from 100 dollar HP set up to potentially a 3k+ one.. so I'm doing everything I can to not get this wrong.   I'm trying to decide between the HE-6 and HD800. I want a headphone I can produce and mix...