Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I'm a big fan of the Sennheiser HD800 and wanted a headphone to compliment it with more bass presence. The HE-6 has a very "palpable" bass response; I can feel it as well has hear it. The only problem is the upper end is a bit overcooked. Tyll from Innerfidelity calls it a "tizzyiness" and I agree. I tried several amps including a couple of speaker amps and still got an irritating treble response. I even put in a tube preamp to tame the response curve, but still no luck. I realize I could keep looking for the right amp/dac combo (I have the Naim DAC and that's pretty high end), but I'm pretty happy with my current setup and it works quite well with my HD800's. So I keep looking. Thanks to Crutchfield for the great customer service.
Pros: Great bass Responds well to power Very detailed
Cons: Extremely fatiguing treble Electric guitars are rendered very harshly