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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. somestranger26

    Who doesn't love a good ol' Yong Sheng connector? :D
     
  2. dukja

    I just ordered two via Amazon (from Parts Express).  I'll post back how it works with my SX-950 (85W) and Rotel RA-970BX (60W).
     
    Thanks for the idea.  This opens up the opportunity to use tube amp now.
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  3. immtbiker Moderator
    I just want you guys to know that you don't have to say "thanks for the pictures, immit".
     
    Your love is all that I need. [​IMG]
     
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  4. immtbiker Moderator
    In case anyone is interested, I took some shots of a loaned HE-6 Adapter:
     
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    The new leather pads are not like the velour one. It is more dense. Does not cause any sweating while wearing then in the heat.
    The velour pads are directly connected to the pads, which made them easier to break and harder to apply.
    The new ones, are on a gasket for lack of a better term, and all you have to do, is put in the first 3 (quite easy) and then hold
    onto the gasket that the tabs are attached to, and hold the pads in place so the other three don't fall out, and then grab
    hold of the gasket, pull it separately under the pads, and allow the fourth tab to fall right into place,
    It's easier to show yow you than describe it over the internet, so just buy me a R/T airplane ticket from LaGuardia to your closest
    airport and I will show you in person [​IMG] . There are some good deals on Priceline. Coach would be fine, I'm not one of those stuck up
    people who require a first class seat. [​IMG]Back to the music…my primary objective
     
     
  5. immtbiker Moderator
    BTW- I do prefer the Dared 300B tube amp, over the solid state amp with the HE-6. With the HE-300, it doesn't make a discernible difference.
    To me, orthodynamics and tubes, when properly used, sound better with a softer tube amp.
    More analog, and 13 watts does me me Jim Dandy. It's not the size of the boat, it's how you use it [​IMG]. I's the driver, not the car.
     
  6. .Sup
    lots of useful info, you're the man Aaron!
     
  7. hawkhead
    Which Dared model do you have ?
     
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  8. HeadphoneAddict Contributor


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    The 12W Icon didn't like my K1000 either, but something like the Qinpu A-3 8 watt was fine with high impedance loads.
     
  9. sunneebear
    Larry,
    I have been interested in those cheap little Chinese amp for awhile but never bought one from fear of it being a lemon.  Now there are so many of them on the market to keep track of.
     
  10. wuwhere Contributor


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    This guy left a comment about Mills resistors in Parts Express, take it for what it is.
     
    "These resistors are the ONLY choice when building crossover networks or in line with a speaker to attenuate the volume. These are noninductive which means that they dont take anything from the speaker. Let me explain. A normal resistor is inductive which inductance is what coils do or cause when you use them in a crossover. Inductance keeps highs out of woofers or milliHenries. Inductance will cause the highs to roll off slightly. Example( lets say your speaker goes to 20k. Well if you use a regular resistor with inductance it will attenuate the speaker but now the speaker will not go above 18k, but if you use these Mills which are non inductive the speakers will be attenuated but still go to 20k.) Thats why I(a master speaker builder for a very reputable company)and you should ONLY use Mills Resistors."
     
     
     
  11. sillysally


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    Clearly you have not tried the Liquid Fire with the HE6's.
     
  12. jamato8 Contributor
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    I have used Mills for years. They are very good. I have also had special values that Mills sent me. I like inductive in a power supply but the Mills in other areas are great. I use the 12 watt most of the time. 
     
     
     
  13. grokit
    I have two pairs of 12-watt Mills resistors on the way, 10 ohm for the HE-6, and 18 ohm for the K1000. They should be interesting to play around with.
     
  14. immtbiker Moderator
    These headphones are magic to the ears. Use a good quality speaker amp, tap into the speaker outs and sit back and enjoy. if your speaker amp puts more than 60-70 watts, than you will need and speak eke impedance box ) a small price to pay for some of the best sound that money can pay. Better than the LVD-2 IMHO, and most all of the dynamic amps available to us, today the impedance box looks like this:
     
       2011Jun030313113.jpg
     
    and with the HE-6, you'll hear some of the  some of the finest sound you'll ever hear.If you have a speaker amp, then you do no need the box. Read the reviews.
    I have a pair of Dared Quasi mono-block 300B tube amps and I prefer it to my 100 w.p.c. Adcom independent amp, using the impedance box. Of course, if you have an amp
    that is 100-250 w.p.c. then you must use the impedance box otherwise you'll overdrive the drivers in the Orthodynamics, and could do damage ti then HE-6 
    if it is too expensive for you, you can always buy the HE-300' which are the newest dynamic offering from Head-Direct for only$295 and can say with all honestly that they blow away the Senn HD_6XX, and the Beyer AKG-701's and the DT880 which are half the price and 2-3 times better. Only your ears can tell you which is better, but to my ears, it is a no brainer. The HE-300's are incredibly superior to it's competition, and cost a lot less.
     
    You can always buy them and utilize the 30 refund offer, so you have nothing to lose except 1 way shipping, which arrive at your door 3-5 days from China after placing your order, I asked Fang if anyone was returning them, and he said "no".
     
  15. immtbiker Moderator
    These headphones are magic to the ears. Use a good quality speaker amp, tap into the speaker outs and sit back and enjoy. if your speaker amp puts more than 60-70 watts, than you will need and speak eke impedance box ) a small price to pay for some of the best sound that money can pay. Better than the LVD-2 IMHO, and most all of the dynamic amps available to us, today the impedance box looks like this:
     
       2011Jun030313113.jpg
     
    and with the HE-6, you'll hear some of the  some of the finest sound you'll ever hear.If you have a speaker amp, then you do no need the box. Read the reviews.
    I have a pair of Dared Quasi mono-block 300B tube amps and I prefer it to my 100 w.p.c. Adcom independent amp, using the impedance box. Of course, if you have an amp
    that is 100-250 w.p.c. then you must use the impedance box otherwise you'll overdrive the drivers in the Orthodynamics, and could do damage ti then HE-6 
    if it is too expensive for you, you can always buy the HE-300' which are the newest dynamic offering from Head-Direct for only$295 and can say with all honestly that they blow away the Senn HD_6XX, and the Beyer AKG-701's and the DT880 which are half the price and 2-3 times better. Only your ears can tell you which is better, but to my ears, it is a no brainer. The HE-300's are incredibly superior to it's competition, and cost a lot less.
     
    You can always buy them and utilize the 30 refund offer, so you have nothing to lose except 1 way shipping, which arrive at your door 3-5 days from China after placing your order, I asked Fang if anyone was returning them, and he said "no".
     
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