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Head-Direct Displays New HiFiman Headphones, Prototypes

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    Head-Direct had a lot with them to this years CES. On the in-ears side they had the RE-242s which is a brand new design that uses a 6 mm dynamic driver instead of the 10 mm driver in the RE-252s and RE-262s. The little new comer will be priced very reasonable according to the owner of Head-Direct and they sounded quite good at the show despite the fact that the booth across the aisle was demonstrating power tools. The RE-242s real force is that they are very small and thus you will be able to get a good fit with them almost no matter how odd the exterior part of your ear is shaped.

    Another interesting newcomer at CES for Head-Direct was the HE-6P headphones, which are basically a more efficient version of the HE-6 headphones. The HE-6Ps can be run straight out of a normal portable device to OK results, tried it briefly with the iPhone 4 and was able to get the amount of volume needed. On the HM-801 with the new power module from Head-Direct the performance was better, albeit the listening situation was less than ideal the HE-6Ps will surely be a headphone to watch. Also on display was a balanced amplifier card for the HM-801 which was a prototype, unfortunately we did not get to listen to it.

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    Many Thanks to Frederik_S for sending this in.
     

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