HiFiMan HE-560 V2

Discussion in 'Headphones' started by xsuperxapplex, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. jowls

    jowls Never shitposts (please) - Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2015
    Likes Received:
    3,167
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    43°S
    E72B476E-F1C9-4F8A-9D58-DB3F282BB742.gif
     
  2. Erikdayo

    Erikdayo Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2017
    Likes Received:
    386
    Dislikes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    I’m waiting for V4. Should be out by the end of September.
     
  3. Jerry

    Jerry Almost "Made"

    Contributor
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2017
    Likes Received:
    190
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Asia
    Innovations after innovations
     
    Mike_WI likes this.
  4. Baten

    Baten Acquaintance

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2018
    Likes Received:
    25
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Belgium
    At $300 the v3 seemed like a good deal. Hope I will not regret the impulse buy... These are best paired with focus-A pads right?
     
  5. xsuperxapplex

    xsuperxapplex Acquaintance

    Contributor
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2018
    Likes Received:
    41
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Location:
    California
    They should come stock with FocusPads. Hopefully they fixed the V2's headband since the clamp was overly strong and uncomfortable. The clamping force compressed the FocusPads on my head a bit too much, which made my ear touch the baffle area. That along with the driver failure after a day of use was why I returned it. Hopefully your luck is better than mine. Adorama has a pretty good return policy though if you change your mind.
     
    Baten likes this.
  6. h2rulz

    h2rulz Rando

    Contributor
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2017
    Likes Received:
    3
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    USA
    I certainly enjoyed it more with the FocusPad-A. It's been a while, but I remember a more coherent sounding soundstage and more organic? sounding mids (mids sounding closer to HD650 - emphasis on "closer" as in there being a slight shift towards that direction).
     
  7. Baten

    Baten Acquaintance

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2018
    Likes Received:
    25
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Belgium
    Welp, buying the V3 has proven to be a terrible decision. On other forum some described "distortion and flutter" of bass in one earcup. I thought well, maybe I'll not be unlucky and have a perfectly functioning pair for a great pair!

    Nope. Bass distortion in both earcups. Unlistenable as soon as I reach my normal listening volume which isn't even super loud. Hifiman QC, for these Adorama rebranded ones in particular seems TERRIBLE.

    Lastly, the V3 has a better headband than the V2, supposedly. Well, it still doesn't fit my head. Maybe I have way above average head-sizing but these seem to be made with asian market in mind in particular, my ears are just squashed against the bottom of the earcups, putting extra strain on the whole thing which just can't be a good idea all things hifiman considered..

    I'm guess all I'll be losing is return postage money, but this was a sad experience to say the least.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2018
  8. Magnetostatic_Tubephile

    Magnetostatic_Tubephile Wow, I made it this far without being a friend?

    Contributor
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2017
    Likes Received:
    252
    Dislikes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    GoogleChrome, EU
    I have completely lost faith in Hifiman... this is just ridiculous! How the former "asian tiger of headphone world" became "yet another chi-fi hoax" in just few years?
     
    Jerry and xsuperxapplex like this.
  9. Clemmaster

    Clemmaster Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Likes Received:
    693
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Fame and greed.
     
    Griffon likes this.
  10. Hekeli

    Hekeli Almost "Made"

    Contributor
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Likes Received:
    117
    Dislikes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Finland
    HE-560 had the bass crackling/tizz issue since beginning. I warrantied my pair _three_ times three years ago, without much luck.. if not distorting then channel matching way off.
     
    Baten likes this.
  11. ufospls2

    ufospls2 Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2017
    Likes Received:
    510
    Dislikes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Canada
    Damn. My dads pair of HE560 that I bought for him for Christmas appears to still be going strong. I had a listen to them a few days ago and they were just fine. Hope you guys that have had trouble with the V2's (V3's?) get sorted out quickly, and painlessly. Jeez, I hope the HE6se isn't as much of a shitshow.
     
  12. E_Schaaf

    E_Schaaf MOT: Upscale Audio (Thread Judge Code-6 District)

    Friend
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Likes Received:
    398
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Pasadena, CA
    Home Page:
    Found a pair of early-run HE560's laying around the warehouse today... the ones with the old HFM style SMC connectors that some love and some hate.

    Honestly I'm pretty impressed with these. They've got much mellower treble than I remembered from other pairs, pretty solid slam for a planar with enough juice, and no complaints with regard to quality or quantity of bass.

    Usually you'd think companies would aim to make incremental design changes incremental improvements. Seems like they've been downhill since the beginning (apparently the pre-production ones were even better).

    SMH Hifiman. I say they ditch everything made after the HE500 and bring back the classics... permanently.
     
    Headroll, Baten, cskippy and 2 others like this.
  13. Clemmaster

    Clemmaster Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Likes Received:
    693
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    93
    The first HE-560 was awesome.
    Like a baby HE-6.
     
    E_Schaaf likes this.
  14. E_Schaaf

    E_Schaaf MOT: Upscale Audio (Thread Judge Code-6 District)

    Friend
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Likes Received:
    398
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Pasadena, CA
    Home Page:
    I was literally A/B'ing them on the same chain last night and thinking about how similar they sounded. If anything the 560 was a little darker (less upper mid presence and HF extension) than the LFF HE-6 but the tone was remarkably similar. This is with stock pads on the 560 and Ori pads on the 6.

    HE-6 of course will always have better technicalities, especially in dynamic contrast, and it'll scale further... but the OG 560 seems like a great value (especially for someone who doesn't have a chain capable of flattering the 6)... and lightweight too.

    I've seen them bouncing around on the used market for around $250. Nobody should buy this Adorama crap.
     
  15. Mr.Sneis

    Mr.Sneis Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2015
    Likes Received:
    642
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    93
    You guys are nuts the og 560 is a good can but in direct comparison with he6? Nahhhh! Fughettaboutit.
     

Share This Page