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post #6616 of 37441

Not even an R10?  =O

post #6617 of 37441
Thread Starter 
Nope. I'm now officially an ortho fanboy. biggrin.gif

The way the produce sound is so noticeably different than dynamics, I can't go back.
post #6618 of 37441

What initially made you get rid of your HE-4?

post #6619 of 37441
Thread Starter 
Trust me, I didn't want to, but I needed the money, and had to sell my Lyr. Without the Lyr, well, the HE-4 was just not right with the E9 to say the least, so I sold it soon after the Lyr. It demands waaay too much power to be deemed logical. If the HE400 hadn't worked for me, I believe the HE-4 would be on their way here right now. My NFB-5 should have somewhat enough gusto for the HE-4 (over two watts for their ohm).

I really loved the HE-4 and I think I'd like to borrow them off someone and compare directly with the HE400.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/26/12 at 8:43pm
post #6620 of 37441

Might be fun to get the Lyr again to power the HE-400.

post #6621 of 37441
Thread Starter 
Nah, I don't wanna deal with tubes. Also, the Lyr recessed the mids, even with edit: neutral tubes vs the E9 (I know). I loved the Lyr, but I like my NFB5 more. The NFB5 also has a full bodied sound without the need of tubes.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/26/12 at 8:52pm
post #6622 of 37441
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Originally Posted by Fegefeuer View Post

 

T90 Tesla Power!

 

Didn't have much time. Tonight I will be testing this thing thoroughly.

 

What I noticed from the first hour. Very comfortable and well built. Extremely detailed representation with huge soundstage. Bass goes lower than DT990, in fact I don't consider it fair to compare this with the DT990 as they simply do not match these headphones except being noticable for midbass. More later.

Ok...it is later.  I believe you owe us some more impressions/comparisons!  tongue.gif

 

Are you saying that the T90 has more sub-bass but less mid-bass than DT990?

post #6623 of 37441
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Chicolom, I think you'd be in love with the HE400.

 

Hmmmmmm....

 

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post #6624 of 37441
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Hmmmmmm....

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I feel I need to point that out to you. As you're one of my closest henchme--advisors. very_evil_smiley.gif

But in all seriousness, the HE400 is literally the next and possibly final step after the Q701. Just saying.



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post #6625 of 37441
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Originally Posted by RapidPulse View Post

Ok...it is later.  I believe you owe us some more impressions/comparisons!  tongue.gif

 

Are you saying that the T90 has more sub-bass but less mid-bass than DT990?

 



I haven't had the time for more impressions yet. Maybe this weekend.

 

Anyway, yes, it has more sub-bass and the sub bass is beautifully present. The one thing you notice from the start is the much better resolution/detail. More later. tongue.gif

post #6626 of 37441
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


I feel I need to point that out to you. As you're one of my closest henchme--advisors. very_evil_smiley.gif
But in all seriousness, the HE400 is literally the next and possibly final step after the Q701. Just saying.
ph34r.gif

 

Nice.  I'll have to look into them.  You giving them the thumbs up is definitely encouraging.  I've never heard a planar (or any non-dynamic phone for that matter tongue.gif), and it'd be nice to not have to step up to the flagships to get an improvement over the Q701. 

post #6627 of 37441

You will have an improvement in every sense, except soundstage. I don't consider the soundstage of the K701/Q701 to be really great though as it's rather oval-shaped with not enough depth.

post #6628 of 37441
Thread Starter 
I feel that's a problem all headphones have. Depth has never been a particularly amazing feat on any headphone I've used. They're all somewhat oval, though the Q701 is more so because of the further reach out to the sides. That and the AD700s.

But yes, other than a smaller soundstage (it's still quite open sounding) soundstage, the HE400 should wow the hell out of you.
post #6629 of 37441
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I feel that's a problem all headphones have. Depth has never been a particularly amazing feat on any headphone I've used. They're all somewhat oval, though the Q701 is more so because of the further reach out to the sides. That and the AD700s.
But yes, other than a smaller soundstage (it's still quite open sounding) soundstage, the HE400 should wow the hell out of you.

 

If you want to improve the sideways soundstage, the best way is to mod the grills, as in make new ones with less stuffy steel mesh and replace the stock ones. I made a lengthy "guide" thread less than a week ago about it, people have been too timid to try it out though.

 

Here.

 

The rationale behind this is that the HE400s being planars are extremely sensitive to anything behind the drivers, meanwhile the stock grills have only maybe 50% surface area open? It induces both some ringing, as well as confinement of the soundstage. Just removing the grills temporarily and listening to the cans you'd notice a HUGE boost in refinement as well as soundstage, but alas just having them without grills is risky so a compromise has to be reached.

post #6630 of 37441

Suggest to me a nice reasonably priced headphone amp to drive my 250 ohm DT990s

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