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HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by jigf, May 21, 2010.
  1. Keithpgdrb
    I disagree. Even the stock pleather pads sound worlds better than velour. Velour destroys the bass and does wonky stuff to the treble
     
  2. Silent One
    A hot but very satisfying week in SoCal...
    ..."It's in the books!" -
    my HiFiMAN's finally racked 1,000 dedicated hours inside the listening room. A session filled with wax (45's) - Astrud Gilberto; Getz/Gilberto; Bill Evans Trio.

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  3. wuwhere Contributor
    I finally hooked my HE-6 to my Klout. The Klout's dark nature suites the HE-6's character.

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  4. wuwhere Contributor
    I won't be able to compare the HE-6/Klout against the Stax 007 Mk1/KGST 'til tomorrow. 007 transparency against the HE-6 immediacy.
     
  5. Rhamnetin
    If you want the best of both worlds plus more, you can get it with an SR-009 or SR-009S and a KGSSHV Carbon.
     
  6. wuwhere Contributor
    009 magic on BHSE, it wasn't even close IMO. There were others there, they heard the same I did.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
  7. wuwhere Contributor
    I'm pretty much done with my setup. A Bel Canto Pre2 preamp feeding both Klout and KGST and an Exogal DAC. The Duelund ICs are excellent, not too expensive. And Cabledyne power cords. Oppo 95 for transport.
     
  8. wuwhere Contributor
    Stax/BHSE/Carbon, not even close with my speaker setup back then. Oh well.
     
  9. wuwhere Contributor
    Real audiophiles don't listen to headphones, oops! I take it back, sorry, we're on Head-Fi!
     
  10. KG Jag
    Yup--they all carry a boombox.
     
  11. wuwhere Contributor
    Ah, what's a boombox?
    My speakers were Apogee Scintilla, like this. What are yours? Scintilla.jpg
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
  12. KG Jag
    ^ Were? Lose them in a poker game?

    Mine are relatively modest bi-amped Monitor Audio Silver 8's.
     
  13. wuwhere Contributor
    No, lost interest after I heard these.

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  14. Ithilstone
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  15. wuwhere Contributor
    ^^ Wonder if the headband fits the old HE-6.
     

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