Hifiman Edition X
Jan 24, 2016 at 11:20 AM Post #1,487 of 4,027
Jan 24, 2016 at 1:40 PM Post #1,489 of 4,027
If you have the SE846 and tried them with the Hugo you know what I mean

OK, so the HEX is efficient (especially for a planar), but no where near the sensitivity of the SE846 and it's not everyone that can hear hiss with them...
Jan 24, 2016 at 1:42 PM Post #1,490 of 4,027
I agree with this. But when I heard the price, I lost all interested in the HEX. If it was priced around $1000, I would have bought it perhaps. 

Yeah the price is one of the biggest complaint so far. I think they should re consider the price or throw in a pure silver balance and single cable or use better material like a carbon Fiber headband, aluminium gimbal to make it a more luxury feel like the th900 or something.
Jan 24, 2016 at 5:06 PM Post #1,492 of 4,027
no hiss,not an issue worth discussion
Jan 24, 2016 at 8:01 PM Post #1,495 of 4,027
I have been playing with the HEX and HD800 and trying to get that perfect sound. They are quite relaxed and with a subtle tweak I really like what I have achieved so far. If someone else can give this a shot and tell me if they agree... download the Nova plugin for Jriver, and tweak the settings to be exactly what i've configured. It's not dramatic, but a tweak that really makes the HEX sing imho.

choose wideband Dyn for Program (top drop down window in Nova)
from left to right:
LP filter, 20.0khz 72db/oct
choose correct filter shape for all for 4 (turn on all 4 bands)
Band I - filter shape (left) / Q (steepness) dialed in at .89 / Freq @ 11Hz / Gain 12.0dB 
Band II - filter shape (middle) / Q (steepness) 3.06 / Freq @ 1740Hz / Gain 2.6dB
Band III - filter shape (middle) / Q (steepness) 3.26 / Freq @ 5.5kHz / Gain 4.1dB
Band IIII - filter shape (middle) / Q (steepness) 2.53 / Freq @ 15.4kHz / 11.7dB
Gain 0db / threshold -5.0dB /ratio -5.0dB / wideband attack 5.5ms / release 10ms
dry mix 0.0% - Output Gain 2.5dB

this was a measurement I found online of the HEX freq response (green line), I went off this slightly to make adjustments accordingly to get to a closer freq response and smooth out the dips.
This only makes a small difference but adds just a hint of extra detail that imho seems to be missing, and likely would be fixed with a high grade cable like Norne Audio's Silvergard S or Zoetic. I'm going to have to try some new things to find that perfect sound. But I like the HEX better than my HD800's with sonarworks plugin. The open airy sound is so addicting, and with this little tweak it helps push it further up a notch.
I would say it's about 1-2% change that takes the high end and fills in some of the dippage without adding shrill or peaky treble like many headphones have. They still remain zero fatigue listening cans.  I'm hoping to find the perfect cable to do away with the eq. But I find it quite fun since it's a pretty good eq!  I hate eq's 99% of the time. They have a GE edition (gentlemens edition) with 6 bands. would definitely get a more accurate adjustment. Yet the HEX has a fairly nice freq response to begin with.
Jan 25, 2016 at 6:54 PM Post #1,496 of 4,027
I found a good travel case for these

Jan 25, 2016 at 7:48 PM Post #1,497 of 4,027

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