Amps that can drive the HiFiMan HE-6 planar headphones
Feb 22, 2011 at 7:08 AM Post #31 of 5,689

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Apologies in advance if this is a dense question, but how are you guys connecting headphones to a speaker amp... do they come with a cable that does this or is it a DIY effort?
 
I have an 18w class-A valve amp which might work well (http://www.fat-man.co.uk/docs/product_07/iTube_182_with_ValveDock.shtml), it has a 4 and 8 ohm taps...so I guess maybe the 8ohm would be suitable, I'm not sure how the impedance-matching would work with the HE-6's 50ohm load.
 
I also noticed some comments on the MF xcan sounding good, I have an M1 HPA, which should be at least as powerful by my understanding, would be interested if anyone has heard this combo?
 
Feb 22, 2011 at 8:38 AM Post #32 of 5,689

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You need to get an adapter that is speaker-wire to XLR connector, and your headphones either have to have already been wired for balanced, or you have to rewired them for balanced.
 
Feb 22, 2011 at 9:32 AM Post #33 of 5,689

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You need to get an adapter that is speaker-wire to XLR connector, and your headphones either have to have already been wired for balanced, or you have to rewired them for balanced.



Thanks. Specifically with refernce to the HE-6 - are they wired correctly and only in need of the speakerwire>XLR adaptor? 
 
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Yes, because the HE-6's are already terminated in a 4-wire, 4-pin XLR connector.
 
Apr 3, 2011 at 1:20 AM Post #35 of 5,689

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NFB-10ES FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Apr 7, 2011 at 9:25 AM Post #36 of 5,689

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Hi Milosz -- 
 
I feel you're selling the AMB M³ a bit short.
For low impedance cans you could increase the M³'s quiescent current to 160mA at 24V, I'd be surprised if that wouldn't take away the clipping. With 36V rated opamps (e.g 627/637) and a 36V linear power supply, it could swing enough voltage for the highest impedance cans as well. 
 
The versatility and price/quality of the M³ is quite remarkable.
 
 
 
Apr 7, 2011 at 9:43 AM Post #37 of 5,689

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I used the violectric v100 with my he-6 and it performed quite well. Of course a speaker amp is ideal, but the v100 drove it with great bass depth and control. I compared the v100 with musicman59's WA5 and found the v100 drove the he-6 almost as well. It was perhaps missing some of the dynamism the Woo could give, but the difference was quite small. I also have a lyr, but unfortunatly it's across the planet from me. When I can try it I'll let you know!
 

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