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HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by jigf, May 21, 2010.
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  1. vlach
    Very good advice!
     
  2. SpeakerBox
    I finally got a wood case for my Fisher 400 and got her all restored. New tubes, LEDs, recapped, bias set, and the rest. Sounds fantastic!

    IMG_20190713_110952842.jpg IMG_20190713_111012487.jpg IMG_20190713_113209277.jpg
     
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  3. BobG55
    Happy for you SpeakerBox. It looks great. Enjoy. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. vlach
    What a beauty!
     
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  5. SpeakerBox
    Thanks guys. Somehow I posted in the wrong forum. Will re-post.
     
  6. jamato8 Contributor
    Running the HE-6 on the phone out of the LTA Z10e (it has EL84 output tubes) and the sound is excellent. Very good separation, bass is solid and nice 3D imaging. Dynamics are everything I would want, quite surprised. Using volume 42 out of 100 and as loud as I would want. No compression or hint of hitting a lack of power.

    This has the finesse of a smaller amp, that would not normally power the HE-6, with the power to do it. Best of both worlds.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2019
  7. Alexnova
    Hey all.

    Question for those that have ZMF pads on the HE-6. How did you attach them? I got some Auteur Suede pads coming in but not sure what kind of adhesive I need or if their is a Hifiman attachment ring I can purchase.

    Thanks.
     
  8. cskippy
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  9. SilverEars
    You don't have any stock pads you can pull the attachment rig off of? It's probably better to have a separate set tgan detach anf attach them many times and risk messing up the pads.

    I guess you can either buy them or cannivalize them like Skippy says.

    I like the HE-500 out of my BHA-1, but too bad it doesn't drive the HE-6 hard enough.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2019
  10. Alexnova
    Well I got the ZMF Suede Auteur pads in. Very nice, hopefully these make a good replacement for the discontinued Audeze Vegans.

    Only problem is using the retention ring from a pair of Velours I bought from amazon (thanks cskippy!). It's just a pain in the butt to attach them lol.

    Waiting for my headphone cable before I can listen to the cans.

    My setup is Eitr->Modi 3->Saga->Vidar

    The modi 3 is temporary until Schiit gets a Bifrost Multibit back in stock. That's the last piece for my HE-6 chain (and speakers).

    Is the BlueTak mod absolutley necessary? Kind of nervous about taking out the drivers.
     
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