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post #1546 of 3298
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Originally Posted by Rinx7 View Post
 

Yeah it measures pretty well besides the distortion spike at 5kHz.

Sounds pretty good too :3

post #1547 of 3298

Yeah it sounds great. I am have a pretty high tolerance for harsh treble so I can handle them.

post #1548 of 3298
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Originally Posted by Rinx7 View Post
 

Yeah it sounds great. I am have a pretty high tolerance for harsh treble so I can handle them.

Like wise, I still notice that peaky peak at 10khrz on some of my older Recordings, stuff that most likely does have artifacts, Vinyl Jazz Rips from the 20-40's but the DT 990 wasn't any better so I too am used to it

 

I do enjoy bright headphones though 

post #1549 of 3298

I can't stand too much treble but the HE4's sound for classical is just amazing. Doing the felt and grill mod has balanced the mids and trebles nicely, where as before the mod the highs were just a bit much for me on some tracks. Doing the mod lowered the treble just enough to bring the mids forward a bit while taking away just the perfect amount of treble (for me). Instrument separation has greatly improved as well, which is great for big orchestra work. :L3000:

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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post
 

I can't stand too much treble but the HE4's sound for classical is just amazing. Doing the felt and grill mod has balanced the mids and trebles nicely, where as before the mod the highs were just a bit much for me on some tracks. Doing the mod lowered the treble just enough to bring the mids forward a bit while taking away just the perfect amount of treble (for me). Instrument separation has greatly improved as well, which is great for big orchestra work. :L3000:

I do like the seperation for these as they are stock wise! And I agree for classical these are wonderful! I actually spent a night gaming to some Smyphonic Orchestral tunes the other night! 

 

Nothing like running around with cute little chibi's a rocket launcher and some Anne Gastreniel! 

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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

You know the guys at Headfonia felt the HE 4 was nice off of the iBasso Pb2, and I also do not use a Speaker Amp 

 

Looking at the freq response of the HE 4 and DT 880... they are very simmilar, both have dips around 5k and realitive peaks at 10k biggest difference is the Linear sub Bass of the HE 4 compared to the DT 880s rolled off Sub Bass

 

Going to throw up those measurements on my Blog, with a link to Purrins post. Or rather post the comparison of the DT 880 and HE 4 response graphs.

 

 

Purrin's measurements at least show HE-4 to have its biggest dip at 2khz, then elevates back up to 8-9khz before rolling off.

 

Purrin's comments about HE-400's treble being more tolerable than HE-4 was a surprise to me, I would have thought the exact opposite considering the popular opinion on head-fi.

 

Both seem to be recessed by about 10db in the upper midrange in the 2-4khz area, but the HE-400 seems to go straight then dive at 1-1.5khz while the HE-4 tends to gradually slop down from the upper-bass of 250hz.


Edited by TMRaven - 2/20/14 at 3:19pm
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You think he'd have interest in measuring a modded he4? Particularly my modded he4?
 

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Anything that has to do with that website is deleted.

post #1553 of 3298

Go ahead and send him a PM.

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What's his name here? I don't know how many Rs

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I was right about the distortion on these Purrin said it is lower than its brothers (HE-400 and HE-500) in most of the range (With the exception of the 5Khz spike). I am pretty happy with these. Especially for the 300 I paid for them. :beyersmile: I like stupidly good detail retrieval in my headphones, if I want texture and realism I prefer listening on speakers.


Edited by Rinx7 - 2/20/14 at 3:50pm
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4th order harmonic is lower.  2nd and 3rd are higher-- esp the bass, and the random spikes as you mentioned. (compared to he-500.)  Pretty fun to hear that they're more resolving than the HE-500.  Makes you all giddy for the upcoming single-sided releases. (just as long as they have he-400/500 bass.)

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Can someone please PM me a link to this review? Thanks!
post #1558 of 3298
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

4th order harmonic is lower.  2nd and 3rd are higher-- esp the bass, and the random spikes as you mentioned. (compared to he-500.)  Pretty fun to hear that they're more resolving than the HE-500.  Makes you all giddy for the upcoming single-sided releases. (just as long as they have he-400/500 bass.)

Indeed, still though we all know how much Praise the DT 880 gets, it's a very HIGHLY regarded headphones, yet the HE 4 which to my ears is a nice upgrade to everything the DT 880 was... doesn't get nearly that praise, rather we see it getting some rather mixed attention, makes me kinda chuckle, if the HE 4 was a Dynamic we'd be singing it's praises! Although tbh it does seem to be a side grade to the beyer T90. and imo the T90 and HE 4 get the same Rap, some LOVE it some not so much... 

 

still all things considered it's all in the eye of the beholder I guess, I love it so who cares ya know! 

 

I might be converting a DT 880 user over to the ORTHO side 


Edited by Mshenay - 2/21/14 at 4:50am
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Ohhh man Ska on the HE 4... so much WIN

post #1560 of 3298
Whats Ska? Reggae?
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