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If you had neither and had to buy one, which would it be?
Probably not for the V2, apparently they are much easier to drive. But there's a $100 price difference right now which could buy you a Fiio K5 for example.
I could, but portability is key for me. That is half the reason why I chose the m2 over the m5. If the 100 extra for the v2 gives me a better sound then I am happy to spend it. If the difference is negligible then obviously I would prefer not too.
I think the m2 will drive either. I will wait a few more days for those who said they would post something to do so, then just get one and see how I go.
I would prefer to get the right pair right away but with Amazon's return policy there is no risk either way.
I was really just wondering if plugging the headphones into a CD would be same as using a headphone amp with them since the CD player obviously has an amp in it. I was just expecting better sound and maybe more bass because people keep saying that the H6, especially v1, need an amp to hear their full potential.
I think a lot of people exaggerate the differences in sound quality, at lower volumes you are unlikely to hear much of a difference, but when taxed the dedicated amp should be able to maintain a lower distortion.
Well B&O said they didn't do anything to change the sound, you could always just order both and decide which you like better. I didn't read enough to warrant an extra $100.
I've had about an hour listening to the H6, here are some initial impressions just after testing some of my usual demo songs.
The sound overall is very balanced, with a nice heft to the low end, they remind me of the Momentum 2 in that there is a fullness to the sound, but the treble is much more defined. They have better impact and bass quantity than the AKG K553, with maybe slightly less sparkle up top (not a bad thing at all for me). They remind me of a better version of the Sony MDR-1A, the Sony has a nice full sound but they are more veiled. The sound stage of these is pretty good for a closed can, the Sony's had a small closed in sound, whereas these are more akin to the AKG K553.
I am definitely liking these a lot, the ear cups are not the roomiest, but they are a comfortable headphone being so light. I have already ordered a new cable though, the one is comes with is junk and if I keep these it will get thrown away. I also want to try them with an amplifier, they get loud enough for my taste through a HiFiMeDIY Sabre USB DAC, but I am just curious if I can hear any difference given their high impedance.
I agree about the cable. Even a $15.00 one from Amazon sounded better. So what cable are you getting?
I am getting this one, seems like it's fairly well made and 5' is plenty to listen at my desk.
1.5m New Replacement Audio upgrade Cable Stereo Cord For Bang & Olufsen H6 H8 headphones https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MT58RHM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_jy0vxb8SHHG4V
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Does this cable suited for h6 gen 2, since gen 2 has thiner cable slot?
Also, what difference in sound I can expect from replace oryginal cable with that one, which tones will change the most and is there any impact for bass strenght?
I am not sure about gen 1 vs. gen 2, they list the diameter of the housing as 5.6mm, so you could measure the cable that came with it and compare (likely need a caliper though).
I mainly bought the cable because its better quality and longer, I don't know if the sound will be effected.
Ok, so it would be nice of you to post some impression here, of sound with new cable, when it will arrive.
I got the 1.2m the 3m. I loved the 1.2m, but the longer one didn't sound good at all. Maybe it is defective? I would not have kept the headphones had I used the stock iPhone cable first. I do have a very high end cable coming. I hope it is worth it. Also adding a Chord Mojo portable DAC/AMP.
Yeah the 3m seems pretty long, 1.2-1.5 is plenty for sitting at a desk or mobile.
Which high end cable are you buying?
Very helpful in my selection.