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The HiFiMan HE-6 finally has a true Successor.

Meet the Susvara. I was able to hear them at the LA Audio Show last month, but now I have received them personally from HiFiMan. Thanks so much to Dr. Fang Bian and the HiFiMan team. I have been a long time fan of HiFiMan products, ever since the original HE5. I still have my original working HE6. With all the new innovations like the outstanding and unique HE1000, there was always a little spark in the back of my mind that felt the true spirit and sonic signature of the HE6 was still not fully succeeded. Don't get me wrong, I love my HE1000's, but the Susvara is something completely different.

Initial impressions are that the detail and imaging are better than the HE1000. The HE1000's soundstage is larger and wider than the Susvara, but the Susvara's soundstage is a little deeper. The Susvara has significantly tighter and faster bass, especially the lowest frequencies. The HE1000's mid bass sounds almost muddy by comparison. The high frequencies with the Susvara can be a little peaky at times if your source or music is harsh. But I always found the HE1000 to be a little bit laid back compared to the HE6 monster. For bass heads, the HE1000 is probably still going to be the winner, but the Susvara goes lower and flatter bass. It's quite spine chilling to hear/feel it.

I've had a short time with the Susvara, I'll have a more in depth proper review up in the future. So for now, enjoy the unboxing pictures.

They really went all out on the packaging for Susvara.

Brushed Metal Name Plate
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Leatherette (not sure if it's real leather or not) encased box
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Those that have owned the Sony MDR-R10 will remember the little hard cover book it came with, the Susvara has a nice owner's story book.
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Not your run of the mill owner's manual booklet.
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The Susvara is free at last!
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Beautiful drivers showing through the grill, they're incredibly thin, it's almost like they're not there, you can really feel air moving through them if you blow a fan towards your head. Outside sounds pass right through, these cans are as open and airy as it gets.
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Familiar head band assembly, very comfortable and adjustable, even for my huge noggin.
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And yes, they lay completely flat as well.
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Susvara comes with two removable cables, one 4 Pin XLR Balanced, and one 1/4" single ended.
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HiFiMan HE Line Up. From Left to Right, HE1000, Susvara, and HE6
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For my upcoming review:

Source = Mytek Digital Brooklyn DAC
Amp = HeadAmp GS-X MkII


HEADPHONES COMPARED

HE-6
HE-1000
Focal Utopia (trying to get my hands on a pair for this review)
 
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This is highly interesting! Looking forward for what comes up next in this thread!
 
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Alright have three susvara threads subscribed now, look forward to impressions thread.
 
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Did you buy these headphones yourself by paying the full MSRP?

The HiFiMan HE-6 finally has a true Successor.

Meet the Susvara. I was able to hear them at the LA Audio Show last month, but now I have received them personally from HiFiMan. Thanks so much to Dr. Fang Bian and the HiFiMan team. I have been a long time fan of HiFiMan products, ever since the original HE5. I still have my original working HE6. With all the new innovations like the outstanding and unique HE1000, there was always a little spark in the back of my mind that felt the true spirit and sonic signature of the HE6 was still not fully succeeded. Don't get me wrong, I love my HE1000's, but the Susvara is something completely different.

Initial impressions are that the detail and imaging are better than the HE1000. The HE1000's soundstage is larger and wider than the Susvara, but the Susvara's soundstage is a little deeper. The Susvara has significantly tighter and faster bass, especially the lowest frequencies. The HE1000's mid bass sounds almost muddy by comparison. The high frequencies with the Susvara can be a little peaky at times if your source or music is harsh. But I always found the HE1000 to be a little bit laid back compared to the HE6 monster. For bass heads, the HE1000 is probably still going to be the winner, but the Susvara goes lower and flatter bass. It's quite spine chilling to hear/feel it.

I've had a short time with the Susvara, I'll have a more in depth proper review up in the future. So for now, enjoy the unboxing pictures.

They really went all out on the packaging for Susvara.

Brushed Metal Name Plate

Leatherette (not sure if it's real leather or not) encased box

Those that have owned the Sony MDR-R10 will remember the little hard cover book it came with, the Susvara has a nice owner's story book.

Not your run of the mill owner's manual booklet.

The Susvara is free at last!

Beautiful drivers showing through the grill, they're incredibly thin, it's almost like they're not there, you can really feel air moving through them if you blow a fan towards your head. Outside sounds pass right through, these cans are as open and airy as it gets.

Familiar head band assembly, very comfortable and adjustable, even for my huge noggin.

And yes, they lay completely flat as well.


Susvara comes with two removable cables, one 4 Pin XLR Balanced, and one 1/4" single ended.

HiFiMan HE Line Up. From Left to Right, HE1000, Susvara, and HE6



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The ear pads and cables look the same as those for the Edition X and HE1000. Is that the case? If so, very disappointing given the huge price mark up from the HE1000.
 
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The ear pads and cables look the same as those for the Edition X and HE1000. Is that the case? If so, very disappointing given the huge price mark up from the HE1000.
The earpads are a different shape due to the shorter and rounder housing
 
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I was referring more to the pad material. I've had the Edition X and it was pleather and polyester. I wonder if it's the same - the material was okay comfort wise but a bit cheap feeling.
 
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6000 dollars Naahhh..... and on top of that people who buy this will buy 1200$ cables to fully realize the "potential" of their pride and joy. The 4000$ Kimber Axios AG would make the Susvara truly "HEAVENLY"

What's next $8000-$10000 headphones, I don't like this trend. I can't see myself spending more than 2000$-2500$ on a headphone.
 
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Don't get me wrong I get that cables help but I don't like those multi thousand $ cables. Its just a rip-off
 
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