Summary: This will be a very detail-lacking review of these headphones. Whe life becomes a bit more relaxed I would like to sit downand write the proper review that these truly amazing headphones deserve.
Pros: lets you relisten to music for the first time
Cons: there is a noticeable lack of center soundstage
Summary: I (of course) agree with Skylab's review of these splendid 'ear-speakers'. I can also emphasize the power requirement in two words: "Speaker terminals".
I drive them from my 13W Ming Da integrated amp speaker terminals. Sublime. (I tried my Audio-gd Phoenix & LD Mk IV - just ok).
Summary: I have been in search of a headphone that could give me the details and dynamic range of an electrostat with the tonal weight of a reference dynamic. The previous system was a K701 with a Singlepower Extreme.
Pros: Best headphones short of top end stats. IMO
Cons: Not really headphones but as mentioned, head speakers.
Summary: Hi guys! This will be my 2nd review. You can read the first one, which was focused on the Ultrasone Pro 900 here- http://www.head-fi.org/t/635686/ultrasone-pro-900-reviewHope ya'll all like it :) SPOILER - this one will be a little less critical.
Summary: Got a chance to listen to the HE-6s at the recent ChiUniFi meet in Chicago. They were paired with a new Ray Samuels amp (due out in Dec) and the combo was nothing short of jaw dropping! Properly driven, the HE-6s had incredible presence and imaging.
Pros: Immersive Sound, Great Articulation, Effortless Presentation, non-Fatiguing Sound
Cons: Slightly Heavy for the Thin-of-Neck, Needs a Powerful Amp
Summary: Now that I have spent time comparing the HE-6, LCD-2, Edition 10, T1, and HD800, I thought the time was right to put down a few thoughts on the HE-6, which are, when properly amped, a TERRIFIC headphone.
Pros: Outstanding sound at a price that is very attractive in the realm of high end headphones
Cons: Requires a very powerful partnering amp to get the best out of them.
HiFiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphones (Playback 37)
14 July 2011
Excerpt: reviewed HiFiMAN’s superb HE-5LE Planar Magnetic Headphone ($699), concluding that not only could its hold its own versus competitors roughly twice its price, but it could also in some respects surpass them.
Summary: The Head-Direct HiFiMAN HE-6 headphones provide a very interesting mix of qualities. Compared to the HD800s from Sennheiser these feature a better bass performance and can compete in terms of detail retrieval.
Pros: Performance across the line, Comfortable, Excellent build quality, Price reasonable for a set of extreme high-end headphones, Excellent cable system, Old fashioned yet stylish look
Cons: Expensive, Requires a potent amplifier to sound their best, Looks might not appeal to all, Not portable, Ear cups are fingerprint magnets