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I actually love the HD600 paint job redface.gif. I find it pretty unique and a breathe of fresh air into the see of literal black and white headphones. However, the wood on something like the Denon or the Fostex I'm awaiting...that's just beautiful.
 
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When silver and black are my only choices I always go for silver, black is boring and overrated tongue.gif.
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When silver and black are my only choices I always go for silver, black is boring and overrated tongue.gif.

Thing is, the HD650 isn't even silver though. It is this ugly speckled looking shiny grey thing. LOL
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Massdrop has updated estimated ship time as 05/05 for the TH-X00. #hype

Cinco de mayo? And I thought my wait was bad. My SR-007A will ship any day now...
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IMO a better route for DnB (and electronic in general) would be modded HE-6s run off of speaker taps.

Cheaper and better all-around in my experience.

Hmm, I'll have to give them a listen and see how price tags and comfort pan out. Plus side is that both of them are usually stocked by a local place. I just hope when I go there I'm not bombarded by tube (or even solid state) purists. I can understand making a case for your favourite or what one feels would he a better match (and then letting the customer try both) but some purists taking beating a drum the same way to whole new levels. But this store had a good reputation which is always a good thing.

I am curious as to how rubes affect the sound but the idea of tube rolling as well as "oops it burnt itself out because I forgot to turn it off" are things I'm not as much of a fan about tongue.gif

He-6's have a huge benefit going for them though: they're black with what looks like silver accents, whereas audeze is wood. Call me silly, but black is a delicious colour.
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He-6's have a huge benefit going for them though: they're black with what looks like silver accents, whereas audeze is wood. Call me silly, but black is a delicious colour.
More benefits to the HE-6 than just that.

In terms of technical capability it is truly high-end, quite competitive with the very best current-production headphones including the HD 800 and Stax SR-00X.

Since people love driving them off speaker taps, you can also build a solid speaker system on the side if you start with a good integrated amplifier.

If I were to ever abandon Stax I'm pretty certain I'd go with the HE-6.
Edited by friend'scatdied - 2/12/16 at 11:53am
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I'm personally a huge fan of wood.
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More benefits to the HE-6 than just that.

In terms of technical capability it is truly high-end, quite competitive with the very best current-production headphones including the HD 800 and Stax SR-00X.

Since people love driving them off speaker taps, you can also build a solid speaker system on the side if you start with a good integrated amplifier.

If I were to ever abandon Stax I'm pretty certain I'd go with the HE-6.

Have you ever listened to the LFF Code-X? Heavily modified HiFiMan HE-5 for those who don't know. Most of the really experienced HiFiMan owners will say their best headphone is either a modded HE-6 or the Code-X.

Based on my limited audition of the HE-6, it was quite amazing despite having the LCD-3, HD 800, and even Stax SR-007Mk1 and SR-009 in reach. My 3rd favorite of the bunch, behind the two Stax models, and that was just on a HeadAmp GS-X Mk2 and no mods. I plan to get it one day, whenever I build a speaker system just to finally give it a proper evaluation.
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I got in the post my new set of Pioneer H DJ 2000 B MK2.
I was very scared to lay out £200 + on a pair as I have never tested anything in that price range and quality.
Now that I have them, the features I am please with and the sounds is really lovely ( even for on board sound). I am rather interested what other head sets are out there that sound like this one.

PS:
For those that are asking if it is on ear or over ear, they are over ear... I took the leap of faith as Scan said it was on ear (All Lies)

I will do a unboxing with pictures next week and give you my thoughts.

Now to look for a dac/amp that is digital, 32bit and 7.1/8 channel to compliment the headset and the speakers for my surround sound that I want to buy ( going at the prices I have seen so far... this is not going to be cheap)
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I'm personally a huge fan of wood.
So is my girlfriend wink.gif
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Before replying, I feel I need to say this: I shouldn't have let my husband borrow my K712's. Even with the onboard sound on his Maximus VI Formula he's liking them more than the ATH-M50X's he's regularly stolen. I've created a monster (that's giving me permission to get a fairly high end setup for the two of us when we can afford it o_O)!!
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More benefits to the HE-6 than just that.

In terms of technical capability it is truly high-end, quite competitive with the very best current-production headphones including the HD 800 and Stax SR-00X.

Since people love driving them off speaker taps, you can also build a solid speaker system on the side if you start with a good integrated amplifier.

If I were to ever abandon Stax I'm pretty certain I'd go with the HE-6.

Oh, I wouldn't doubt it but I was being kind of silly given just how much I love the colour black. They're definitely a rather interesting headphone, and seem to get some fairly good praise, even with their rather demanding requirements for amplification. I will admit though, that the idea of using a speaker amp (or an expensive DAC in combination with HiFiMan's amplifier designed for the HE-6's) doesn't quite appeal to me. I suspect that while I know I want a good, "end game" kind of setup, I'm just not willing to shell out $4.5-5k USD for such. $3-3.5k USD is probably my upper limit, and I would then use the other cash for a good mobile setup (because I enjoy going for walks and just relaxing to the music, so naturally I know a good portable setup would be next, and I'm also contemplating custom IEMs for such a task).

Interestingly enough though, with all the reviews I've read through, I keep pulling up the MrSpeakers Ethers and Oppo HA-1 pages. I suspect at least one reason why I've been doing this though: overall, I actually do like my K712's, and while I do tend to reach for my ATH-M50X's for more bass intensive music I have a hunch that a decent EQ software might very well be able to bump that area up a touch closer to what I want.

No matter what though, I'll listen to as many pairs as I can before dropping the cash on any particular setup, since... Who knows, maybe a tube amp would be something I'd prefer, and maybe in the end I'd be perfectly happy with my K712's, a bit of EQ, and a higher end DAC/amp setup. Planar headphones are definitely interesting, that much I know.
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I'm personally a huge fan of wood.

Well, I haven't seen them in person, so I could still be tempted by them. There's just something about that hex mesh and automotive paint finished trim ring on the MrSpeakers Ether though. I am definitely curious as to how the various brands sound though!
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Originally Posted by boredgunner View Post

Have you ever listened to the LFF Code-X? Heavily modified HiFiMan HE-5 for those who don't know. Most of the really experienced HiFiMan owners will say their best headphone is either a modded HE-6 or the Code-X.

Based on my limited audition of the HE-6, it was quite amazing despite having the LCD-3, HD 800, and even Stax SR-007Mk1 and SR-009 in reach. My 3rd favorite of the bunch, behind the two Stax models, and that was just on a HeadAmp GS-X Mk2 and no mods. I plan to get it one day, whenever I build a speaker system just to finally give it a proper evaluation.

Interesting that a few of you have rather enjoyed the HE-6's.
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