HiFiMan HE-1000 ?

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Has anyone listened to these new HiFiMan HE-1000 headphones? Some say they are the new king of the hill of headphones when matched with a Viva Egoista 845 tube headphone amp, or for a lot less money you could try out a Violectric Audio HPA V281 , one of the best headphone amps money can buy too!

Could this be a short cut to....Audio Nirvana ?
 
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I heard these all too briefly at AXPONA 2015, being the end of the day. I did not get to play my own music, however I thought they were the one of the best I had ever heard. By the way I am much more of planer speaker guy, but these were really way above the rest of the crowd of planer or conventional HP's. The thing I remember most is the extraordinary level of detail they presented. I would like to see them go head to head against Audeze's newest top of the line the LCD4.
 

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I've heard these - absolutely amazing.

For my taste the Abyss is slightly better (but then I did hear that paired with a Davinci DAC and some amazingly expensive Woo monoblocks so possibly not a fair comparison )
 

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No particular noise isolation. With them on, a lot of noise is muffled. On other hand, everyone in room can hear what you are listening to
 

asiufy

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We have these in the store, and this one's the best we've heard, including the Abyss. But we're far from headphone experts...
Some people actually preferred the Enigmacoustics Dharma D1000 hybrid electrostatics, but I thought the Hifiman was more refined, both in sound as well as appearance/finish.
 

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The V1 version was very nice. I recently upgraded to the V2 and it's a big step up: more transparent, subjectively flatter, and more engaging. It took around 100 hours for them to burn in; they're a touch sibilant right out of the box. Well worth the money.
 
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The V1 version was very nice. I recently upgraded to the V2 and it's a big step up: more transparent, subjectively flatter, and more engaging. It took around 100 hours for them to burn in; they're a touch sibilant right out of the box. Well worth the money.
+1. There were good gains from both the new cable and also from the new pads