Goldmund HP 1 headphone

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Really? A a pair of headphones for $12K? No wonder people think audiophiles are from outer space.
 

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Less expensive than the current prices for out of production Sennheiser Orpheus with tube amp. Goldmund is cheaping out, the veblens crowd will sneer with contempt if they are not at least 20k.
 

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They look like hifi man he6 head phones:

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which in turn look like 70's Stax SR-5.
 

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$90 delivered, including the Stax SRD 5 energizer to attach it to amp of choice. Sounds FANTASTIC, albeit a bit bass shy.

OOPS, just lost Goldmund a few hundred thousand in sales!
 
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Really? A a pair of headphones for $12K? No wonder people think audiophiles are from outer space.
A rare moment of complete agreement. Though they did throw in an amp that's probably capable of a good, clean half a watt.

Tim
 

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Stax 009 + Woo Audio amp with all V-Caps upgrades is also set you back $12k. For many, it still represents a good value - especially when you compare the sound you are getting to similarly priced loudspeakers/amp combo.
 
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Stax 009 + Woo Audio amp with all V-Caps upgrades is also set you back $12k. For many, it still represents a good value - especially when you compare the sound you are getting to similarly priced loudspeakers/amp combo.
On every front but spatial illusion, a top-quality headphone system should slaughter much more than $12k worth of speaker-based system. This does not make a $12k headphone set up a good value.

Tim
 

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Planar magnetic is a very inefficient type, it does look lik a HiFi man clone or OEM. They usually require full size amps with lots of power. x818HE6-F.jpg

The HE-6 have their fans. I haven't heard them, but doubt they could keep up with the speed of Stax, though with a powerful amp might have great bass and midrange.
 

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Planar magnetic is a very inefficient type, it does look lik a HiFi man clone or OEM. They usually require full size amps with lots of power. View attachment 9175

The HE-6 have their fans. I haven't heard them, but doubt they could keep up with the speed of Stax, though with a powerful amp might have great bass and midrange.
ive heard he-6s and they're the best hifiman cans to date and less dark sounding that the Audeze lcd-2 i used to own. there are several really good high-power amps out now at reasonable prices so availability is not an issue. like speakers, 'stats and planar dynamic cans have their strengths/weakness. imo, the hifiman have better bass than the stax sr-007 ive heard but the stax are better at resolving fine detail.
 
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Planar magnetic is a very inefficient type, it does look lik a HiFi man clone or OEM. They usually require full size amps with lots of power. View attachment 9175

The HE-6 have their fans. I haven't heard them, but doubt they could keep up with the speed of Stax, though with a powerful amp might have great bass and midrange.
You're right about efficiency, these will need a bigger amp. So do the Stax, for that matter, and when they've got sufficient power they present incredible detail. There's something about them that I've never liked, though.

Tim
 

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