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That's my next move now that I'm keeping the Vegans on permanently. I didn't want to mess with the adhesive rings until I was absolutely certain. Which I absolutely am. wink.gif
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Yep. I have preached you thoughts on all of the Hifiman (6, 400,4,500) threads. For comfort alone they are worth it. Nice review! They sound even better directly mounted with the adhesive ring supplied (trimmed of course)
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I did the same thing. I wanted to make sure before the permanent mount.
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I used blue tack to mount my audeze pads I also left approx 1/2 inch gap in the ring to kind of act as a port I found with a solid mount and no gaps it created to much pressurization and hurt my ears to easily.  My pads are the lambskin though.  I need to look into the vegan but my wallet is on strike :(

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 I need to look into the vegan but my wallet is on strike :(

 

This hobby seems to have that effect on wallets...

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Yep 2 sets of tubes over the last couple weeks has taken its toll,  Need very good tubes to for the Garage 1217 Ember.  I want to get the most out of the system I think I am close now

 

He500 grill modded with audeze lambskins and the Norne Vanquish cable,  Ember with 6j5 adapters and widely considered the best 6j5 available now, Havana upgraded caps + also upgraded tube WE396a

 

I am thinking the only upgrades left is source IE Audiophilleo 2 usb converter as the Havana usb is less than steller IMHO, and vegan pads

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Just paid for a pair of used HE-500s.

 

Can't wait to give them arrive and a try to see how they compare to my somewhat heavily modded HE-400's.

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Just paid for a pair of used HE-500s.

Can't wait to give them arrive and a try to see how they compare to my somewhat heavily modded HE-400's.

Let me know what you think. I got dine used 500 then used 400 because I heard good thing about the bass. I find the 500 superior in every way, except it's a little brighter than I like (just a touch). The bass of the 400 might be a little more (mid bass), maybe... But it dose not have the extension and rubble of the 500 (not even close).

Maybe something wrong with my 400s, I don't know.
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I'll try to do a comparison, but it wouldn't really be an apples to apples comparison to a stock HE-400 since my HE-400's are modded (fuzzor, sorb, grill).

 

That, and also my amp and DAC are geared towards taming brighter cans (NFB-15 > Gustard H10 (V5 swapped)). Although I could try using my O2ODAC.

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I'll try to do a comparison, but it wouldn't really be an apples to apples comparison to a stock HE-400 since my HE-400's are modded (fuzzor, sorb, grill).

 

That, and also my amp and DAC are geared towards taming brighter cans (NFB-15 > Gustard H10 (V5 swapped)). Although I could try using my O2ODAC.


That would be great. would like to see that others think.

 

I though the HE-400 would offer something unique with it's bass, but honestly I was disappointed in the lack of sub bass. Interested in seeing if it's just mine.

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I use mine with my Chord Hugo and AK100 combo, I find that they really shine with acoustic tracks, especially live recordings. I now listen to my planars much more than my dynamic drivers.

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My HE400 goes all the way down to subbass territory. Did some tests with tracks having bass parts around 20Hz and I could hear/feel it.
IMO it's not a midbass headphone at all. I do not know why quite some people call it is a bass heavy headphone, it just goes very low whereas a lot of headphones stop (and imo mask it with having more midbass).
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My HE400 goes all the way down to subbass territory. Did some tests with tracks having bass parts around 20Hz and I could hear/feel it.
IMO it's not a midbass headphone at all. I do not know why quite some people call it is a bass heavy headphone, it just goes very low whereas a lot of headphones stop (and imo mask it with having more midbass).
The HE-400 is a very balanced headphone with phenomenal bass extension. The sound is also very balanced, with the exception of the infamous treble spike. For electronica, hip hop, triphop, male vocals, gaming and movies these are my favorite cans. A lot of genres do get rekt by the sibilant/harsh treble though...This is where the HE-500 comes in. Somehow amped up the HE-400 do smooth out a bit(with my fiio e11 atleast)
Edited by The Third - 2/13/16 at 5:35pm
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Wasn't sure how the spider would turn out. I'm totally diggin it though. Some stretched , black stalking , hot glued on the backside. smily_headphones1.gif
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Wasn't sure how the spider would turn out. I'm totally diggin it though. Some stretched , black stalking , hot glued on the backside. smily_headphones1.gif

Aiya! That's terrifying!

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Originally Posted by MarcelE View Post

My HE400 goes all the way down to subbass territory. Did some tests with tracks having bass parts around 20Hz and I could hear/feel it.
IMO it's not a midbass headphone at all. I do not know why quite some people call it is a bass heavy headphone, it just goes very low whereas a lot of headphones stop (and imo mask it with having more midbass).

 

 

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The HE-400 is a very balanced headphone with phenomenal bass extension. The sound is also very balanced, with the exception of the infamous treble spike. For electronica, hip hop, triphop, male vocals, gaming and movies these are my favorite cans. A lot of genres do get rekt by the sibilant/harsh treble though...This is where the HE-500 comes in. Somehow amped up the HE-400 do smooth out a bit(with my fiio e11 atleast)


Something has to be wrong with my HE-400. They don't deliver the low end rumble that the HE-500  and HE-400i do. Not even close... :(

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