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dasikmunky
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Dec 20, 2017
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Based on what we’ve seen, are these a better buy than the HiFiMan He4xxs?
Dec 20, 2017
bigshel
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Dec 20, 2017
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If you like good treble, probably... but definitely not if you like bass.
Dec 20, 2017
Qzanium
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Dec 20, 2017
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Dang I like bass, not over the top, but a decent amount. So no go on these then.
Dec 20, 2017
mastershake
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Dec 20, 2017
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they could possibly be problem is no one knows. honestly i have both the 4xx and 6xx and i prefer the 6xx by just a tiny bit but imo those are more on the playing field at least right now. these could end up being a rock star who knows. but with the hd650 being possibly discontinued imo i would for sure consider a pair of 6xx before those go away also. ill be grabbing a pair of these to play with and see how they do.
Dec 20, 2017
bigshel
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Dec 20, 2017
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Yep, that's my feeling too. Interesting to see all these Massdrop collabs though...
Dec 20, 2017
erickong
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Dec 20, 2017
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sennheiser specifically said they are not going to discontinue the hd650
Dec 20, 2017
mastershake
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Dec 21, 2017
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can you share where they said that? i have seen so many mixed answers on that question
Dec 21, 2017
erickong
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Dec 21, 2017
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Dec 21, 2017
Eli35
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Dec 22, 2017
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Why you prefer the 6xx over the 4xx? I got my 6xx recently and I'm thinking on pulling the trigger on the 4xx according to some reviews I read.
Dec 22, 2017
bigshel
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Dec 22, 2017
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Get them. No reason you can't have both 😀. They are different enough that you'll use them for different type of music / feeling.
Dec 22, 2017
Eli35
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Dec 22, 2017
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How different are they? I know the HE4xx are more forward and have some more bass, but what about sub-bass? I miss a bit of sub-bass on the HD6xx, specially coming from closed-back ATH-M50x. Also, what amp do you use for them? I currently own a Hifime Sabre 9018 DAC/Amp as portable/backup source and a D30 DAC & Little Dot I+ amp (w/ Mullard M8161 tubes). Do you think the LD I+ hybrid amp would be a good match for the 4xx? It's meant to best drive low-impedance cans, and I heard it has low output impedance (IDK exactly what impedance, nobody seems to know).
Dec 22, 2017
bigshel
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Dec 22, 2017
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Sub-bass is really good on the HE4XX. Like most planars, they are vocal forward. I like them for my hip hop, jazz, r&b and the like due the bass and vocal qualities. The 6XX I like with classical and more instrumental music
I use the Topping DX7 to drive them or the iFi iDSD. Both are good.
I don't think you'll have a problem driving them with the setup you have.
Dec 22, 2017
Eli35
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Dec 22, 2017
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Thanks a lot, I think I might press that "join drop" button as soon as the HE4xx are available again (which I hope is soon!).
Dec 22, 2017
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