I got the HE6SE V2 today. I will admit, at first listen I was underwhelmed. I thought they were slightly better than the Sundara, but def not worth the investment into a new amp, double the cost etc.
After applying some EQ and listening for about 3 hours, I can say, wow. They are def a major leap over the Sundara. They didn’t need much for EQ, but it turned them into a whole new headphone. All I did was add 3 DB at 1800 hz with a Q of 1.8 and a 5 DB Bass shelf at 150 hz then dropped the softwares pre-amp to avoid clipping.
I don’t listen at loud volumes, so the Topping A30 Pro seems to have no problem powering them at the moment on high gain at about the 2 o’clock position.
Soundstage is about on par with the Sundara, but imaging is on another level. The Bass is extremely clean, fast, great impact. The Toppin A30 Pro puts out about 2 watts with a 2v input so if I get a balanced DAC it will bring that up to about 3.8 watts and I have a feeling this will be great amp for this headphone.
My biggest complaint at the moment is the headband. After a couple hours with the weight of these, there is def a sore spot on the top of my head. This is not ideal for all day use and may be a deal breaker.
I’m going to give it some more time before deciding and if I decide to keep them, I will def get a balanced DAC to get the full power of the amp as I’m sure the bass will improve even further with more headroom.
I realize I have far less experience with high end headphones as others on here, but for what I am looking for, these are pretty good.
My only question is, How do these compare from a sound standpoint against the Focal Clear?