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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

No amp required. Phones that don't fold up are always a little less portable but dang, that's a helluva deal.


I know, it almost makes me want to buy them right there. Do you happen to know how comfortable they are? I would be wearing them for quite a few hours at a time. Comfort is the reason why I am still interested in the HM5's (heard they were really comfortable) and portability for the Shure 440/840.

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I know, it almost makes me want to buy them right there. Do you happen to know how comfortable they are? I would be wearing them for quite a few hours at a time. Comfort is the reason why I am still interested in the HM5's (heard they were really comfortable) and portability for the Shure 440/840.

 

Sorry, can't help you there as I haven't tried them (the 6400). Do a search, there are tons of people around here that have them and can give you their thoughts on the comfort in fact there's probably several reviews that describe the comfort level.

 

Edit-- Hmm. I was thinking that ebay deal had free shipping but it doesn't. Not as good of a deal as I thought but still pretty great. On comfort... any closed cans with pleather or leather ear pads can have a tendency to make your ears sweaty, particularly if you're listening in hot environments for extended amounts of time. I'd look into whether people are reporting sweaty ears with the 6400s.


Edited by devhen - 8/4/12 at 5:17pm
post #17463 of 29490
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Hmm. No. That only has a little bit more power than the E10 so its not enough. The O2 is a better choice and is actually a little cheaper.

Is this the O2?:

http://www.amazon.com/O2-OA1240-4-Channel-Amplifier-Oxygen/dp/B0047UZF4K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344125364&sr=8-1&keywords=o2+amp If not, could you send me a link? Also, The e10 seems to be really powerful for a low end amp so are the desktop amps made by fiio really good? Or are desktop amps more expensive in general than portable amps? Is the fiio E9 desktop amp good?

post #17464 of 29490
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Is this the O2?:

http://www.amazon.com/O2-OA1240-4-Channel-Amplifier-Oxygen/dp/B0047UZF4K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344125364&sr=8-1&keywords=o2+amp If not, could you send me a link? Also, The e10 seems to be really powerful for a low end amp so are the desktop amps made by fiio really good? Or are desktop amps more expensive in general than portable amps? Is the fiio E9 desktop amp good?

 

I don't think that's a headphone amplifier. The O2 is an open source design so there are many incarnations. I already linked you to the one I'm familiar with but there are several. Here's the link again:

 

http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=O2Full

 

The E9 is pretty well regarded and decently powerful but AFAIK its still not as powerful as the O2. Do a search (here on head-fi) to see if there's anyone using the E9 with the Hifiman planars and if they're happy with it.

 

Edit-- Actually, it looks like the E9 is a bit more powerful than the O2 and would probably be a decent option.

post #17465 of 29490
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

Sorry, can't help you there as I haven't tried them (the 6400). Do a search, there are tons of people around here that have them and can give you their thoughts on the comfort in fact there's probably several reviews that describe the comfort level.

 

Edit-- Hmm. I was thinking that ebay deal had free shipping but it doesn't. Not as good of a deal as I thought but still pretty great. On comfort... any closed cans with pleather or leather ear pads can have a tendency to make your ears sweaty, particularly if you're listening in hot environments for extended amounts of time. I'd look into whether people are reporting sweaty ears with the 6400s.


yeah, it would be $28 for shipping internationally. Still a good deal but I'm still unsure if these are the headphones for me.

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LOL my bad for missing this thread.

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The Shure 840 really isn't portable, just because it so big. The 440, not a whole better, maybe a little. 

 

I noticed a ways back about the E10. I have it and it makes a wonderful DAC (especially considering the price). The amp on the other hand...not its strong point. It's enough to power fairly low impedance cans but nothing particuarly high. I would suggest buying the E10 as a DAC and then running a line out into a desktop amp.

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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

I don't think that's a headphone amplifier. The O2 is an open source design so there are many incarnations. I already linked you to the one I'm familiar with but there are several. Here's the link again:

 

http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=O2Full

 

The E9 is pretty well regarded and decently powerful but AFAIK its still not as powerful as the O2. Do a search (here on head-fi) to see if there's anyone using the E9 with the Hifiman planars and if they're happy with it.

 

Edit-- Actually, it looks like the E9 is a bit more powerful than the O2 and would probably be a decent option.

thanks for all the help :) Do you think the O2 or e9 would be the cheapest possible amp to reach the he-400s full potential? Its impedance is only 35 ohms,correct me if im wrong though. Is there a specific DAC you recommend to me since I dont own one yet?

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Hey, once again I thought I'd try posting to get some help picking out some headphones. I live in Canada so shipping is a concern, and I can go up to around $150. I want a pair of headphones that are good for gaming (just casual mmo type games, not fps), as well as music, and preferably closed as I will be taking them around with me and don't want a lot of sound leakage. With that being said, I would like a pair of headphones that are portable, whether it be in a carrying case or around my neck (if it's going to have to be around my neck, hopefully nothing large). Thanks a lot guys.

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hd558 vs k240s vs a700x ?

post #17471 of 29490
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Originally Posted by daniel521 View Post

well I heard the e10 is enough to power it so why wouldn't the desktop one be enough? If it isn't, what desktop amp over 100 dollars should I get?

 

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Hmm. Who told you that? Planar magnetic headphones need tons of current to sound their best. Sub-$100 amps rarely have enough to do them justice.

 

The new Lake People G103-S is ~ $250 and has a decent amount of power. See here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/620082/lake-people-g103-g109-thread-anyone-have-these-yet

 

And try doing a search for threads about what amps work well with the HE-400:

http://www.head-fi.org/search.php?search=he-400+amp

 

Oh, and the O2 is probably a good option because its quite inexpensive. This is one of the incarnations (~$150):

http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=O2Full

From the Head Direct site:

 

What makes HE-400 special is:
 1)      it is 92.5DB efficient so it can be driven by virtually anything including an iPod.

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Looking for portable headphones that fold, able to fit in pocket. Something the size of porta pro would be good. Also looking for one that doesn't leak sound, and blocks sound. Not looking for earphones

 

Looking to keep under $100

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currently am the owner of Audio Techno ATH-AD700. got them on sale and i enjoy them, but the fullness of the bass is obviously completely gone. Not to say I'm a bass head, but I enjoy it being at least semi-there. that said, I've also owned Koss PortaPros, Skullcandy Aviators, and JVC HA-M750 in the past. The PortaPros are great on the go, as are the Aviators, but both don't really suit my fancy. the HA-M750s were way too bass bloated.

 

so right now i'm running a Fiio E09K, E17 combo and looking to get a portable and home headphone. possibly looking at the Sennheiser HD25-1 II for portable and HE-500 for home. i primarily listen to: Rock, Alternative, Indie, Folk, Rap, Hip-Hop, some Jazz and lately a bit of R&B, so there's a bit of a mix here. I really enjoy a nice full sound with a soundstage to match. any help would be appreciated. thanks.
 

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Looking for portable headphones that fold, able to fit in pocket. Something the size of porta pro would be good. Also looking for one that doesn't leak sound, and blocks sound. Not looking for earphones

 

Looking to keep under $100


That's clearly a question that belongs in the Portable Headphones section of the forum and not here in the Full Sized Headphones section.

post #17475 of 29490
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Originally Posted by bmou View Post

currently am the owner of Audio Techno ATH-AD700. got them on sale and i enjoy them, but the fullness of the bass is obviously completely gone. Not to say I'm a bass head, but I enjoy it being at least semi-there. that said, I've also owned Koss PortaPros, Skullcandy Aviators, and JVC HA-M750 in the past. The PortaPros are great on the go, as are the Aviators, but both don't really suit my fancy. the HA-M750s were way too bass bloated.

 

so right now i'm running a Fiio E09K, E17 combo and looking to get a portable and home headphone. possibly looking at the Sennheiser HD25-1 II for portable and HE-500 for home. i primarily listen to: Rock, Alternative, Indie, Folk, Rap, Hip-Hop, some Jazz and lately a bit of R&B, so there's a bit of a mix here. I really enjoy a nice full sound with a soundstage to match. any help would be appreciated. thanks.
 


Neither one of those cans is either bass heavy or even emphasized.  You should probably read this:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/hifiman-he-5-he-5le-he-6-and-he500-planar-magnetic-headphones

 

and this:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/most-excellent-sennheiser-amperior-and-hd-25-1-ii

 

The HE-500 takes a serious (usually) desktop amp, like the Schiit Asgard, to properly power them.

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