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post #25606 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


The HE 400 is the best can in the this group; has a colored mid-range, but I would not say that it is in your face.  The other two have a "V' shaped EQ of different size and depth with recessed mids and could be described, at least by some, as "in your face."  For slam I prefer the Grado SR line and some of the Ultrasones.

 

The HE-400 colored mid-range... there seems to be quite a lot of complaints about recessed mids, I understand what 'not in your face' could mean, is it noticeable or only on specific amps/looking for where instruments sound recessed?

 

can you help shed light on it I havent had any headphones to compare differences with at least not in the same competing fidelity range.

 

edit: clarified headphone

post #25607 of 29491

At a meet I attended I was able to hear a set of the HE400 through the amp that HiFiMan sells as matched with the headphones. While I didn't get anywhere near enough time with them I could tell the HE400 were fantastic. I don't mind some warmth in a set of cans, but only enough, and not if it really takes the dynamics and clarity back perceptively. Just a hair off the top, but nothing more. I didn't find the 400s were overly laid back, which for the record I find the 650s somewhat too smooth, but not so far gone that their special sound isn't worth the slight compromise. I got the impression that the 400s would likely be like that, special with character. I would love to get more time listening to those cans.

post #25608 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


The HE 400 is the best can in the this group; has a colored mid-range, but I would not say that it is in your face.  The other two have a "V' shaped EQ of different size and depth with recessed mids and could be described, at least by some, as "in your face."  For slam I prefer the Grado SR line and some of the Ultrasones.

 

The HE-400 colored mid-range... there seems to be quite a lot of complaints about recessed mids, I understand what 'not in your face' could mean, is it noticeable or only on specific amps/looking for where instruments sound recessed?

 

can you help shed light on it I havent had any headphones to compare differences with at least not in the same competing fidelity range.

 

edit: clarified headphone


In net I found the mids to be forward and not quite in balance with the bass and treble...but it's not as simple as that.  See:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-57-headphones-compared-update-hifiman-he-400-added-12-24-12#user_HE400

 

And I'm not sure what version(s)/revision(s) I put on my head.

post #25609 of 29491
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


In net I found the mids to be forward and not quite in balance with the bass and treble...but it's not as simple as that.  See:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-57-headphones-compared-update-hifiman-he-400-added-12-24-12#user_HE400

 

And I'm not sure what version(s)/revision(s) I put on my head.


OK thanks,

 

nevermind about revision that would be asking too much biggrin.gif

post #25610 of 29491

Man I finally found the sound signature I love its from these little Meelectronics HT-21's. I prefer them really like 10 times compared to my hd 650's, he-400's, m-50's or porta pros. I want to upgrade though because this little headphone struggles, with clarity and speed understandable since it costs 40 dollars but I love the way it does everything else. Anyone have any recommendations?

post #25611 of 29491

Ok this is gonna be the first time i post here on head-fi. I've been lurking around for about a week and decided to make an account :D. My cousin who lives in america is gonna come home next month and i asked him if he could order headphones for me from amazon.

 

Budget: $30-$50 (I wont be able to return it due to defects since I live in asia. I dont want to spend too much $$$ just to be safe. 

 

As of right now, im choosing among these: jvc harx700, superlux 681 and superlux 668b. Feel free to recommend other better ones though. 

 

I listen to almost all types of music, ill be using these unamped through my laptop and nexus 10. My music is at 320kbps.

 

Thanks guys.

post #25612 of 29491
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So, you guys have suggested that I get new cans with a different sound signature in order to alleviate my problem of vocals getting drowned out on the Jpop songs I listen to. Any recommendations for such cans that can emphasize vocals more? I'd like two recommendations: a closed set and an open set, both for clean vocals.

Anything on this...?

post #25613 of 29491

I need some headphones good for the following:

 

Genres: Classic Rock, 90's Rock, Alternative, Grunge, 70's Rock.

 

Was looking at spending 300 on HD600's from Razordog, but I'm open to other suggestions. I tried to find a reason to get the HE400's but I'm not sure about the sound, and also it looks like I'd want to do some mods to them (ear cups), which I'd like to avoid if at all possible since this will be my first foray into Head-Fi gear.

 

If you want to suggest an Amp/DAC with it, that would be fantastic too. I had been looking at a lyr/bifrost combo.
 

post #25614 of 29491
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Anything on this...?
For a closed set, Audio Technica W5000. For an open set, Hifiman HE-500. Without a budget I'm just shooting in the dark here.
post #25615 of 29491

My original post had said "In the same price range as the K702", but different price point suggestions are welcome too, as I intend to try and get people with different budgets into the hobby. Thanks!

post #25616 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Sleepcakez View Post

I need some headphones good for the following:

Genres: Classic Rock, 90's Rock, Alternative, Grunge, 70's Rock.

Was looking at spending 300 on HD600's from Razordog, but I'm open to other suggestions. I tried to find a reason to get the HE400's but I'm not sure about the sound, and also it looks like I'd want to do some mods to them (ear cups), which I'd like to avoid if at all possible since this will be my first foray into Head-Fi gear.

If you want to suggest an Amp/DAC with it, that would be fantastic too. I had been looking at a lyr/bifrost combo.

 
The Grado SR line of headphones are right up your alley, they dont need a beefy amp either, saving you alot of cash. A good cheap dac/amp for the Grados would be the Hifiman EF2A. If going portable the Sansa Clip+ would be the way to go. The Grados are mod friendly too if you ever want to dip into that. Good luck!
Edited by brunk - 3/4/13 at 9:39am
post #25617 of 29491
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The Grado SR line of headphones are right up your alley, they dont need a beefy amp either, saving you alot of cash. A good cheap dac/amp for the Grados would be the Hifiman EF2A. If going portable the Sansa Clip+ would be the way to go. The Grados are mod friendly too if you ever want to dip into that. Good luck!


Any other suggestion? Would like to go ahead and get something that I don't need to upgrade for a long time. Also, would really like over the ear cans, as I find them much more comfortable.

 

It wouldn't break my heart to spend 1000 bucks on headphones/amp/dac.

post #25618 of 29491
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Originally Posted by claptr4p View Post

Ok this is gonna be the first time i post here on head-fi. I've been lurking around for about a week and decided to make an account :D. My cousin who lives in america is gonna come home next month and i asked him if he could order headphones for me from amazon.

 

Budget: $30-$50 (I wont be able to return it due to defects since I live in asia. I dont want to spend too much $$$ just to be safe. 

 

As of right now, im choosing among these: jvc harx700, superlux 681 and superlux 668b. Feel free to recommend other better ones though. 

 

I listen to almost all types of music, ill be using these unamped through my laptop and nexus 10. My music is at 320kbps.

 

Thanks guys.


Your budget is too low to get into lower level quality cans, especially unamped through a laptop (I know nothing about your tablet).  Don't be surprised if they don't not drive either Superlux very well.

post #25619 of 29491
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Any other suggestion? Would like to go ahead and get something that I don't need to upgrade for a long time. Also, would really like over the ear cans, as I find them much more comfortable.

It wouldn't break my heart to spend 1000 bucks on headphones/amp/dac.
Sure, I can make a better recommendation based upon your budget and requests. Hifiman HE-500 for $700 (same price elsewhere). For the DAC/Amp, the reputable Audio-GD NFB 11.32 for $300 (ask Kingwa about promo pricing). I honestly cant think of a better setup for $1k. I would buy this myself if I was starting fresh. This setup will knock anyone's socks off, especially for the price.

Edited by brunk - 3/4/13 at 12:04pm
post #25620 of 29491

Replacing my broken ATH-A700 head phones that I use at work. Wouldn't mind repurchasing them, but wanted to see if there are better options now.

 

Sub $200

Computer only

No amp

Background music only while coding, no games

Classical, Techno

Closed

Comfortable and durable (used all day at work)

No preference on sound quality as my ears are not that refined, and I'll have no amp.

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