DROP + HIFIMAN HE5XX Review and Measurements

Discussion in 'Headphones' started by purr1n, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Xomyak

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    I got HE5XX 100% Deva from Drop a few days ago and sound doesn’t match the Sennheiser HD650, no body at all, voices are soooo thin whether male or female, hard rock folk metal is out of the question, electro or rap is still possible ! and quality makes you want something better, right side on the next day loose contact is shit, and for a few days no one from Drop has responded so quality and service is crap.
     
  2. Ryanr1987

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    It would help to understand your experience if you state your sources you're running them with. The HD650 are a forward sounding headphone in the upper mids, bass hump and intimate where as the HE-5XX are much more open, airy and far from intimate.

    My fav combo is the SDAC + Asgard 2 as it matches my preference even over my more expensive stuff I've owned and the HE-5XX are not thin at all but rather wide, spread out so voices tend to surround me more. Not doubting your experience but your impressions don't really tell us much without knowing what your chain is as I've not heard many mention the HE-5XX sounding that way.

    I've just seen you've joined recently and this is your first post, on intimate forums it helps to introduce yourself and explain your preferences.
     
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    Just got the HE-5xx tonight. Initial impression - very fun. Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Bill Evans Trio, Dave Brubeck, Jordi Savall, Martha Argerich. Even Diana Krall & Madeline Peyroux, who are not really my cup of tea. Amazing all. Vast headspace. Very quick. This is my first planar, so am just learning. Will let everyone know when i go back to HD-6xx, right now having a blast.

    Tried Zepplin, Neil Young, Parliament, the Meters. Not as fun.

    hart cables balanced is inbound. Looking forward to that.

    more soon.
     

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