HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone
Jan 16, 2022 at 10:05 AM Post #21,376 of 21,497

Sebbai

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They seem to pair extremely well with my system. I am digging back into the HE-6 thread now, obviously, and have read on numerous posts/reviews that the OG HE-6 has more bass slam/content. I am listening to 'Drums of the World: Globally influenced percussion' and some tracks are bordering on uncomfortable levels of bass impact and slam. Feels & sounds like I am sitting next to the drummer. The diaphragm is visibly moving a fair bit - more than this would be too much. Amazingly accurate/ruthlessly aggressive planars!
Yeah the OG HE6 slams with more weight, but the bass of the Susvara and HE6SE are about the same. I recommend to give my passport mod a try. The bass will roll off at 25Hz but you get more movement of the diaphragm.

BTW, depending on your listening levels, if it is really loud with a lot off bass, don't remove the HE6 from your head before turning the volume down, one observe the moving diaphragm at lowest possible volume. They can get stuck to the magnets... My horror story and first bassport post: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/hifiman-he6-se.886229/post-16367236
 
Jan 16, 2022 at 1:10 PM Post #21,377 of 21,497

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I'm not cool enough to have a pair of OG HE-6's but I just picked up a set of very well priced HE-6SE's. Colour me impressed! I have some honeycomb grills and Dekoni fenestrated sheepskin pads incoming.

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Where did you order honeycomb grills, I was not aware of it.
 
Jan 19, 2022 at 2:28 PM Post #21,379 of 21,497

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I don't remember the last time I posted in this thread, but I just want to drop this little nugget: The RAAL HSA-1b is amazing with the HE-6, especially when driven from the ribbon output with an adapter cable. That is all.
 
Jan 19, 2022 at 3:07 PM Post #21,380 of 21,497

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Good finding, but RAAL is very expensive amp.
 
Jan 19, 2022 at 3:32 PM Post #21,381 of 21,497

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Jan 20, 2022 at 11:50 AM Post #21,382 of 21,497

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HE-6 owners, is this a little strange?
 

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Jan 21, 2022 at 12:59 PM Post #21,384 of 21,497

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Yup. Looks like that might be a 6 screw with a 4 screw plate on top.
yeah I was thinking the same thing. Maybe they had some 4 screw plates left when they switched over to produce the 6-screw.
 
Jan 22, 2022 at 8:59 PM Post #21,386 of 21,497

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Hooked my early HE-6 (4-screw) to my AES-25 Signature with new stock Golden Lion tubes. They are an amazing headphone.

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I just put a matched pair of Gold Lions KT66 in my Musical paradise Integrated vacuum tube amp. I use that mostly for my 2 channel system, but I can just as easily walk across the room and plug my headphones in. I bet it sure sounds nice.
 
Jan 25, 2022 at 2:16 AM Post #21,387 of 21,497

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I just put a matched pair of Gold Lions KT66 in my Musical paradise Integrated vacuum tube amp. I use that mostly for my 2 channel system, but I can just as easily walk across the room and plug my headphones in. I bet it sure sounds nice.
You should give that a shot. I remember considering that one a while back. Love my DAC.
 
Jan 25, 2022 at 2:22 AM Post #21,388 of 21,497

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HE-6 owners, is this a little strange?
Looks like someone might have opened it up and messed up putting the driver back in. The driver is just rotated, it is a 4 screw still, just the center bar is not perpendicular to the cable
 
Jan 26, 2022 at 6:59 AM Post #21,389 of 21,497

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Looks like someone might have opened it up and messed up putting the driver back in. The driver is just rotated, it is a 4 screw still, just the center bar is not perpendicular to the cable
Hard to tell from that pic. If @Roses54 provided a closer pic of the driver, then one could distinguish a 4-screw vs. a 6-screw by the mesh used there. The 4-screw mesh is a little bit more fine than the 6-screw mesh.
 
Jan 30, 2022 at 1:04 PM Post #21,390 of 21,497

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Hello,
i curently own a he1000se , my amp is a burson conductor 3 reference .
but since covid is there.. i have to reduce a bit my items.
I am looking for the he6 but im a bit lost...
He6 he6se he6se v2 4 screw 6 screw :)

Someone can explain me the difference? or show me a link?
Do you think that my amp will be enough to drive these?
And last question, if you have both he1000se and he6 , do i will lost a lot? i am a bit afraid .. :)

Thank you
 

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