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= HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by jerg, Mar 25, 2014.
  1. Gavin C4
    Mojo does not send as much power as the Jot. The HE560 is a bit hard to drive. Give more power to it milk out more juice from the 560
  2. Guidostrunk
    Agreed! My Woo Wa6 , cried with the 560's. Mjolnir feeds their addiction :wink:
  3. Guidostrunk
    Artillery- Infected Mushroom
  4. DavidA
    After trying the Mojo a few times I found it under powered for HE-560, HD-6XX and most other higher impedance headphones.
    Between your Ember and Jot I would think the Jot will pair with the HE-560 better, Between my Ember and Lyr2 the Lyr2 sounds better to me 95% of the time.
  5. bavinck
    What does better to you on the lyr2?
  6. DavidA
    The HE-560 almost always sounds better on the Lyr2 over the Ember, the bass is where I notice the biggest difference between the amps, with the Lyr2 its a touch more weight and is better defined, for the HD-6XX/800 its usually a BH Crack, and the Ember for the HD-700.
  7. mysticstryk
    Got a like new pair of HE560s coming in this week.  My Valhalla 2 will be a mismatched pairing so I will be using my Vali 2 for the time being.
    Considering picking up a used Lyr 1 for cheap or a used Asgard 2.  Lyr 1 would have more raw power but system synergy is important.  Suggestions?
  8. DavidA
    Between Lyr2 and Asgard2 I would go with Lyr2/Lyr1 in your case just for the ability to roll tubes to better tune the sound to your liking.
  9. mysticstryk

    I do generally have a preference for tubes for just that reason. It will be a Lyr 1 for sure though to keep the costs down.
  10. ToddRaymond

    I've read/skimmed most of this thread on and off over the past couple of years, and more often than not, using a tube amp (or at least a tube hybrid) seems to be a "safe" way to go. Something to somewhat tame the highs and add some weight/body/warmth, and so on. I had very solid (though not mind blowing) success with an Asgard 2. I recently had to sell mine, but I plan to pick up another pair along with a Mjolnir 2. As others have mentioned, more juice on tap would be ideal.
  11. Gavin C4
    There were reviews saying the Lyr 1 is not as quiet as the Lyr 2 in the background. I would recommend the Lyr 2.
  12. mysticstryk

    There is a higher noise floor, but that shouldn't be a problem with the 560. I don't plan on using it with sensitive IEMs.
  13. Jiggybutt
    I've had my 560 for about 2 weeks now and I really like them. However, the clamping force is a lot bigger than the SHR-1840 I'm used to. Does the clamping force get lower over time or does it stay as new?
  14. mysticstryk

    You can stretch the metal headband pretty easily to adjust clamping force.
  15. bavinck
    From what I remember (owned he400,500,400i,560) Hifiman sonics do not rely heavily on seal, so try and stretch it out. It will not stretch out with use,.

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