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Hifiman-he-5.33296338
8.1 out of 10

Hifiman HE-5

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User Review

Vergex2, head-fi.org
26 January 2010
  • Summary: Testing setup: Nuforce uDac > EF-5 > HE-5   vs   uDac > Sennheiser HD 555 (foam modded, with thousands of hours of burn in)     Out of the box, HE-5s sound abysmal compared to my HD555s through uDac. That came as a bit of a surprise to me, as I expected them to sound better even without burn in. I appreciated a drastic improvement after a few hundred hours of white noise, pink noise, and sine wave sweeps.
  • Pros: Incredibly natural presentation, amazing phones with proper synergy (component matching), easy to replace cables
  • Cons: Abysmal build quality (wood cracking), uncomfortable design, relatively heavy, barebone packaging, no manual, harsh treble (read more), hard to amp
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