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Found a HE-4 again, in very great condition too. Woohoo, who needs the latest and greatest when there's such gems. Jul 14, 2020

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    1. Golmang
      Golmang
      Found a HE-4 again, in very great condition too. Woohoo, who needs the latest and greatest when there's such gems.
      1. E_Schaaf likes this.
      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        best mid tone of any hifiman!
        Jul 14, 2020
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    2. Golmang
      Golmang
      Is the Heddphone the biggest headphone hype of the year that just ended in a circlejerk? @netforce Any chance for a SBAF review loaner?
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      2. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        I guess the weight and fit were the main reason of it not doing great business after launch
        May 31, 2020
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      3. netforce
        netforce
        HEDD is super small team that has been having a tricky time meeting current demand with covid limiting production. I finally have some units coming in soon, I think I can talk to HEDD about a review tour.

        I have the small yoke version right now and my incoming batch is larger yoke.
        May 31, 2020
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I think it was the production version, but can't be sure of course...this was back in February this year.
        May 31, 2020
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    3. Golmang
      Golmang
      Is the TH-909 worth looking into? Is it similar to the TH-900 with slightly less bass volume and maybe more even treble, lower mids?
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      3. Serious
        Serious
        Ouch, that looks like I might even prefer the older one. Treble peak looks not-at-all-fixed and instead of 500Hz dip you now get a 1.5-2kHz dip?
        May 30, 2020
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I take offence to not preferring 1kHz dips to 500-600Hz! :P

        Kidding aside yeah the 909 fixes some of the 900's issues but doesn't key it all in. I'm mostly curious how the semiopen configuration changes reverb character and resolution, plus "textures"
        May 30, 2020
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      5. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        There's a very simple mod you can do to basically solve the treble peak on the 900s and X00s with most pads other than stock, I know the 909 has the same drivers as the 900 so a similar tweak might work just as well. Been meaning to get open cups built for my 900s...
        May 30, 2020
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    4. Golmang
      Golmang
      Pried a LCD-2 Rev. 1 from the hand's of a very selective owner and it is indeed one of the great ones. Yet...
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      2. Golmang
        Golmang
        somewhere along the road Audeze seems to have given up that magical romance with all the later iterations. Why?
        May 11, 2020
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        May 30, 2020
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    5. Golmang
      Golmang
      Joseph Tawadros Album "World Music" is just lovely
    6. Golmang
      Golmang
      Have a Furman AC-210 left. Can I hook it up to a Gaming PC for fun or is it not fit for the power demands?
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      2. famish99
        famish99
        While I agree you should be able to, just can't help but wonder why you'd want to.
        May 5, 2020
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      3. Golmang
        Golmang
        Got no other use for it right now. Banking on the protection features which might not hurt, though I might be trying too hard to find a use case when electricity in Germany is very stable and reliable.
        May 5, 2020
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      4. dark_energy
        dark_energy
        It might save you your PC PSU in worse case scenario, but these have some surge voltage protection already in them. Other sensitive electronics might benefit when the power company messes around with switches. Mostly still double safety, just in case...
        May 5, 2020
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    7. Golmang
      Golmang
      holy crap, the Liquid Crimson is one hell of an amp in the first hour. Need to shop groceries but I can't leave. Will die of hunger.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Good preparation for covid-19
        Mar 5, 2020
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      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        You are exceptionally lucky to have found a unicorn.
        Mar 5, 2020
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    8. Golmang
      Golmang
      Does the Sapphire Blue TH-900 MK II fix the 4/500Hz suckout and 8kHz peak?
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Also FWIW the low-mid recession strangely disappears on the EARS when you add a bit of pressure. Could possibly just be a seal thing. With different cup stuffing and baffle adjustments, the dip lightens up a bit too.
        Feb 25, 2020
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      3. Golmang
        Golmang
        Thanks Evan. It probably is the pads, they are kinda flat for my taste and don't seem to fit as well as all the different pads that the Hifiman game made me amass, which I'm used to. TH-900 are so beautiful and delicate modding them is very new
        territory.
        Feb 25, 2020
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        The TH-X00 pads help change things out a lot, someone posted measurements showing how the treble peak shifted from ~7kHz to 10~11k as per the MDxFostexes. I got to try the same in demo conditions and can confirm the pads go a long ways towards making the treble less painful. Tiny ear hole, not a problem for me but might be for others.
        Feb 25, 2020
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    9. Golmang
      Golmang
      "However, those of you expecting a Gungnir 2 and Yggdrasil 2 in the mold of Bifrost 2 may be in for a shock."
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      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        What does the 'mold' refer to? Size? Technology? Modularity?
        Jan 2, 2020
      4. rlow
        rlow
        I’m thinking the modularity. Something the size of Gungnir and Yggdrasil, not sure it’s possible that everything will be swappable like Bifrost. Like those huge analog boards on Yggdrasil - seems kinda crazy to be able to swap those from the rear of the unit along with the other boards.
        Jan 2, 2020
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      5. Hammy
        Hammy
        The whole philosophy with the multibits is that there is no interpolation or extrapolation of the bits. This just carries that to the hardware level.
        Jan 2, 2020
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    10. Golmang
      Golmang
      I considered myself easily able to filter through shit and narcissistic shitposting, until I read the LCD-1 thread on HF.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        There were a few people in that thread infuriating enough to keep me from needing caffeine.
        Oct 19, 2019
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        "There were a few people in that thread infuriating enough to keep me from needing PCP." ftfy.
        Oct 20, 2019
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    11. Golmang
      Golmang
      Audeze LCD-1 looks like an open Mobius.
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      3. netforce
        netforce
        Buddy was at Audeze HQ yesterday, heard the LCD-1. Described it as so "It's tuned like the x but with more treble presence"
        Oct 16, 2019
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      4. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        not sure how accurate this is but found this through metal571's channel. Audeze's GRAS KEMAR Raw Measurement of LCD1: https://imgur.com/LRchn7y
        Oct 16, 2019
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      5. Zed Bopp
        Zed Bopp
        This needs a closed and truly portable version fast - the over-ear comfy Sine, please.
        Oct 17, 2019
    12. Golmang
      Golmang
      Sold Gungnir Multibit to make space for Yggdrasil. Withdrawal hit me hard in a 1st world problems way. Didn't expect it in that intensity.
      1. atomicbob, hikergrl, spwath and 3 others like this.
    13. Golmang
      Golmang
      Damn, didn't expect Blu Tack to make such a difference. HE-4 bass improved a lot. Such potential. Slapped ZMF Auteur pads on them and done.
      1. hikergrl, Lyander, Jinxy245 and 3 others like this.
      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        IFL the HE4. Best single-sided planar ever made IMHO. It's a planar ADX5000
        Oct 4, 2019
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      3. Golmang
        Golmang
        Never listened to the ADX5K unfortunately. Not yet. I'm amazed how great the HE-4 remains and how it got even better, cleaner, how capable it is: punchy, fast, yet light and very agile. Gives me more joy than most of all the new Hifiman headphones that followed. What an unsung hero. Now I gotta save the 5LE and its dead screws etc.
        Oct 6, 2019
    14. Golmang
      Golmang
      Having the HE-500 and the HE-5LE, is the HE-6 a worthy upgrade to the latter when not driving it from a speaker amp?
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        As someone who owns all three... no. HE6 is a fickle bitch.
        Jul 24, 2019
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      3. Golmang
        Golmang
        A pity, kinda hoped there was at least a noticable upgrade.
        Jul 24, 2019
      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        You could flip your V281 for a Schiit speaker amp (or two) or a First Watt clone + used OG Saga, which would yield gains with your current headphones and would also give you better drive on the HE6.
        Jul 24, 2019
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    15. Golmang
      Golmang
      Found a new Lynx cable for half MSRP, found a used impedance transformer. I won't go back to USB Gen 5 now.
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      2. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Have you heard a ZMF Auteur with suede pads?
        Jun 16, 2019
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      3. Golmang
        Golmang
        I expected ZMF to get mentioned, heard none of them yet. Not ready to shell out over 1k for headphones again since SBAF made me a used gear hunter but I will look into the Auteur. Gotta read on the wood types a bit. Thankfully they seem to have a very dedicated german dealer.
        Jun 16, 2019
      4. cskippy
        cskippy
        Consider the Borealis when it launches hopefully this year.
        Jun 16, 2019
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    16. Golmang
      Golmang
      My Sony Fanboyism created a new dilemma. With no ded. headphone out on the Xperia 1 I'm stuck between a USB-C Adapter or going BTR3.
      1. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        I’m a Sony fanboy and wouldn’t buy their phones anymore. This is someone who owned four different compacts from their line.
        Jun 7, 2019
    17. Golmang
      Golmang
      Bought a used AES-16e, without a cable. Anyone knows where to get a custom cable for it? Would need shorter and less connectors.
      1. Golmang
        Golmang
        Ideally 4 AES out + BNC word clock, shorter than 1,80m.
        May 28, 2019
      2. msommers
        msommers
        I've got a Lynx break-out cable if you need one
        May 28, 2019
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    18. Golmang
      Golmang
      HE-4 right cup fell of after llosening itself during an earpad change. Goddamnit. Thankfully it didn't drop anywhere. Any replacement ideas?
      1. netforce
        netforce
        Yikes, that is a bit unfortunate. Could look into putting an Audeze headband and yoke on it.
        Mar 5, 2019
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    19. Golmang
      Golmang
      Looks like my Verum might arrive today. Looking forward to compare with the HE-500.
      1. Garuspik
        Garuspik
        I'm very interested in your opinion.
        Feb 7, 2019
    20. Golmang
      Golmang
      Huh, never knew about the Sennheiser HDI 850. Looks like a wireless 580.
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