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. My rant is contained within the 1st review :) So here comes my most complete review write-up yet: Please let me start with a proper introduction this time [[SPOILER]] Table of...
Summary: I'm a big fan of the Sennheiser HD800 and wanted a headphone to compliment it with more bass presence. The HE-6 has a very "palpable" bass response; I can feel it as well has hear it. The only problem is the upper end is a bit overcooked. Tyll from Innerfidelity calls it a "tizzyiness" and I agree. I tried several amps including a couple of speaker amps and still got an irritating treble response. I even put in a tube preamp to tame the response curve, but still no luck.
Pros: Great bass Responds well to power Very detailed
Cons: Extremely fatiguing treble Electric guitars are rendered very harshly
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. It gave me a pretty good sound but I felt the sound was still inferior to electrostats and bass was lacking compared to other mid fi dynamics.
Last year a headfier introduced us to the HE-5 at the same time as the HD800 and PS1000.
Pros: Best headphones short of top end stats. IMO
Cons: Not really headphones but as mentioned, head speakers.
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. For now, i'll say that these are the perfect headphones for the analytical listener, someone that appreciates details and clarity of their trebels. They make the music feel so life like.
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).
So highly recommended -if you have ample amps on tap.
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.
The HE-6 have incredibly transparency, and a very wide-bandwidth delivery that is remarkably even and smooth.
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.
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. Standing there, eyes closed, I could place the intsruments and vocals in space around me and the sense of being immersed in the music was unlike any I have experienced.
Pros: Immersive Sound, Great Articulation, Effortless Presentation, non-Fatiguing Sound
Cons: Slightly Heavy for the Thin-of-Neck, Needs a Powerful Amp
Top detail, transparency possibly best headphones below 3000GBP
D. Terribile, Amazon
28 November 2013
Summary: I'm using this headphones with a NAD 3225PE in very good condition, connected directly to the speakers output using the hifiman box, and a Sony QS cdp740. I've compared with a Beyerdynamic T1 coonected to a Teac DAC UDH01 and Opera Cyber Consonance headphones amplifier with Valvo-Siemens tubes and ECC82 Raytheon (And also directly to the DAC).