Winnipeg meets' thread (Ongoing)
Sep 24, 2017 at 4:32 PM Post #3,121 of 4,122
You missed that pair of Benchmark AHB2's there were on CAM just the other day =P

Are you digging through the DHGate/Taobao sites looking for amps?
damn, how much were they?

and yeah, I've been eyeing stuff on both CAM and taobao (have yet to find anything interesting on dhgate). Some of the 300B-based amps seem interesting, as I've heard quite a bit about that tube.

my next upgrade is definitely a DAC, however.
 
Sep 24, 2017 at 4:38 PM Post #3,122 of 4,122
It was $5k CAD for a pair, which is a great price considering they usually sell at 2.5k USD. I'll admit I was kinda tempted, but I've got a roof that needs reshingling. If they were silver faced, I would have messaged him to maybe take one to match with my current one.
 
Sep 24, 2017 at 4:41 PM Post #3,123 of 4,122
wow, that's a good price, but still quite a bit more expensive than what I've been looking at (except if I get a 300B amp I'd imagine rolling it would cost about as much lol). And at that price I'd be spending more than quintuple what I got my HE-6 at (900 shipped)
 
Sep 24, 2017 at 5:09 PM Post #3,124 of 4,122
Maybe ask if @Viper2005 or @Velomane have an amp they'd sell? I'm sure at least one of those guys would have something leftover from their amp journey.
 
Sep 24, 2017 at 10:23 PM Post #3,125 of 4,122
I wish I could help but I've consolidated my kit. I've settled for a bunch of Simaudio Moon stuff. #iKa, if you don't mind buying without listening first, keep an eye on the CAM listings. Something always comes up and the value is often hard to beat.
 
Sep 25, 2017 at 11:12 AM Post #3,126 of 4,122
Actually @-iKa- , I just remembered I have compact integrated if you're interested. I'm sure @Viper2005 has a few options too, though he's like a dragon hoarding his amps :darthsmile:
 
Sep 26, 2017 at 12:04 AM Post #3,128 of 4,122
Sep 26, 2017 at 4:32 PM Post #3,129 of 4,122
Actually @-iKa- , I just remembered I have compact integrated if you're interested. I'm sure @Viper2005 has a few options too, though he's like a dragon hoarding his amps :darthsmile:

Meh none of my retired Yulong amps that I have left would power an HE6 very well.
 
Oct 15, 2017 at 8:46 PM Post #3,130 of 4,122
Oct 30, 2017 at 11:16 PM Post #3,131 of 4,122
Got some tulle net, finally feel comfortable removing the grills. My god is it a world of difference. Overall separation and detail retrieval are significantly improved and the bass feels almost "out of your head".
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Oct 31, 2017 at 11:40 AM Post #3,132 of 4,122
Is that the HE-6? I think when i did the grill mod on my HE-400 and HE-400i, it sounded more open (obviously) but i think it also made it slightly more harsh.

Got my shipping notification for my Massdrop HD6XX - maybe itll be good enough for me to downgrade from my HD800SD, or sell them for another "TOTL" phone.
 
Oct 31, 2017 at 11:54 AM Post #3,133 of 4,122
Hey guys, not headphone related, but I'm promoting a sick metal show at the Park Theatre on November 13. Ne Obliviscaris (Australia) with support from Allegaeon (USA) and locals Mortalis.
If you want to see some of the best musicians in the world play ridiculously intense music, come on down. Last time I saw Ne Obliviscaris, it stood out as one of my top five concerts of my life. I have a hard time assigning them to a genre, but maybe avant-garde extreme progressive metal with violin? It's a treat, whatever it is.

 
Nov 1, 2017 at 12:11 AM Post #3,135 of 4,122
Yeah removing the grills is a huge difference. You can literally just wave the old grills behind the drivers and hear the difference. I made my new grills out of a very open steel netting and glued nylon down to act as dust cover.

Next step for you now is to get some pads. There are tons of aftermarket options to choose from nowadays.
 

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