HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by jigf, May 21, 2010.
  1. chowmanfu
    Ok. And how do I connect my DAP or DAC? With RCA's? Maybe I should save for a Chord Hugo 2?
  2. wuwhere Contributor
    Use the Aux input, RCAs. Back in the old days they used to call them Aux In, nowadays its Line Input.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2018
  3. chowmanfu
    Thanks for everyone's help! I've got one more question. How to connect to speaker taps? Banana's? Spades? Direct coiling?
  4. wuwhere Contributor
    Old style, bare wires.
  5. wuwhere Contributor
    Come to think of it, I need to get a SS amp for my HE-6 as well.
  6. chowmanfu
    I haven't done bare wiring in a while. I have a cable with spades. Can I cut those spades off, trim off some skin, and expose the copper? I'd hate to pay money if it's that easy.

    You think my Opus#2 will work as DAC? It will be easy to get a 2.5 TRRS to RCA cable made. (I shouldn't be spending $2K on a Hugo).
  7. cskippy
    Try the spades first. That's what i use for convenience. TRRS is balanced, not sure how that will work with RCA?
  8. chowmanfu
    You're right! I'll ask the cable engineer to be sure. Easy to work with unbalanced.
  9. wuwhere Contributor
    You can do that. The holes are not that big, twist the bare wires before you insert them.

    TRRS to RCA should work.
  10. wuwhere Contributor
    You can't use spades.

  11. cskippy
    Well there ya go.
  12. wuwhere Contributor
    You can also use it just as a power amp. Just remove the jumper in the pre-out/power-in. Then plug your RCA to the power-in. Then control the volume from your DAC.
  13. chowmanfu
    Alright! I'll call Austin tomorrow. I also have a friend who is giving away some old equipment. I don't know what there is. His father was an audiophile. I'll have a look Wed. and research the models. Anything promising I'll take pictures of.
  14. Rossliew
    Just try it through the headphone jacks first. You may be surprised by how effective it is.
  15. chowmanfu
    If it works straight through the headphone jack then I may be sold. I have some very expensive cables that will work right away. I'll go to Austin in person so I'll jack into all of the receivers.

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