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post #4186 of 6020
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Originally Posted by RushNerd View Post

30-60hz boost and nothing else.

 

+1

post #4187 of 6020
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Originally Posted by N3v3rmind View Post

Hi all ,
I own the he-400 sine today morning and im just wondering if anybody has some foobar EQ settings , fitting for the he 400
Greetings,
Dan

A gentle boost centering around 4kHz will make it sound more forward.

post #4188 of 6020
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

A gentle boost centering around 4kHz will make it sound more forward.

Oh god I forgot about that band. I remember reading something about it a while back that suggested lowering the 4khz band to lessen the "cheap" sound of headphones. I suppose it makes sense a grade A set might benefit from it. I almost don't like to mess with bands in the middle like that because it will almost ALWAYS sound "better" with a little dash of 4khz thrown in (at least on this set). Just trying it out with Juno reactor, it brings out the classical guitar attack and synth lead much farther forward and makes it less laid back (which I like, but I have no idea if I should really keep something like the 4khz band up a few db at all times or not.)

post #4189 of 6020
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Originally Posted by RushNerd View Post

Oh god I forgot about that band. I remember reading something about it a while back that suggested lowering the 4khz band to lessen the "cheap" sound of headphones. I suppose it makes sense a grade A set might benefit from it. I almost don't like to mess with bands in the middle like that because it will almost ALWAYS sound "better" with a little dash of 4khz thrown in (at least on this set). Just trying it out with Juno reactor, it brings out the classical guitar attack and synth lead much farther forward and makes it less laid back (which I like, but I have no idea if I should really keep something like the 4khz band up a few db at all times or not.)

 

Yeah, too much ~4kHz boost = low-fi sound. They sound the best with around 3-4 dB broadband boost around there, basically as forward as possible without losing the realistic timbre.

post #4190 of 6020

So after having my HE-400s for a little over a week I decided to find out if my HE-400s are rev1, 2 or 3, and it appears the color is white rather than yellow. Is this Rev2?

post #4191 of 6020

Yeah, white usually indicates r2...

post #4192 of 6020

I ordered my pair when the Rev3 was being distributed. I wonder if I'm lucky or not for obtaining the Rev2...haha

post #4193 of 6020
R2=ftw!!
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Also, it always takes me a while to get used to wearing this pair of headphones' every day. It hurts around the headband area. Do you know any possibilities as to why this happens? (first decent pair of headphones btw)

post #4195 of 6020

I wonder if I'm driving these headphones to its full potential. I mean, it gets pretty loud from the Valhalla, and I can definitely appreciate the bass of the He-400 opposed to my HD650, but it seems like the mids aren't as rich/clear as the HD650.

 

Is this a signature property of the HE-400? I do actually appreciate the improved treble (if mine are the r3), it reminds me of the DT880 that I sold. But I'm also thinking it might be from not properly driving the headphones. Cause I remember my DT800 600 became a whole different monster when I got the Valhalla for it compared to just my PC speaker out lol 

 

I can tell I'm going to use the HE-400 on my computer, and the HD650 as my relaxing/reading headphones. 

post #4196 of 6020
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Originally Posted by Jenxer View Post

Also, it always takes me a while to get used to wearing this pair of headphones' every day. It hurts around the headband area. Do you know any possibilities as to why this happens? (first decent pair of headphones btw)

 

 

The headband padding is pretty minimal for a headphone in its range.

 

I haven't had problems with it but I can see why some people would.

post #4197 of 6020
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Originally Posted by Jenxer View Post

Also, it always takes me a while to get used to wearing this pair of headphones' every day. It hurts around the headband area. Do you know any possibilities as to why this happens? (first decent pair of headphones btw)

I think you'll get used to it eventually. These cans are a bit heavier compared to others that I've tried. So they won't completely disappear from your head, but I don't find them unbearable at all. 

 

But then again, I haven't had a chance to marathon them yet, I'll find out tomorrow for you :D 

post #4198 of 6020
Do the r1, r2, and r3 drivers produce significantly different sound or just slightly different? Also is the r3 considered the best of them all follow by r2 or does it depend on tastes?
post #4199 of 6020
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

I wonder if I'm driving these headphones to its full potential. I mean, it gets pretty loud from the Valhalla, and I can definitely appreciate the bass of the He-400 opposed to my HD650, but it seems like the mids aren't as rich/clear as the HD650.

 

Probably the HD650's mids should sound more coherent and vibrant, although the HE400s sometimes beat them in terms of technical proficiency, maybe not microdetails, but still. 

 

Is this a signature property of the HE-400? I do actually appreciate the improved treble (if mine are the r3), it reminds me of the DT880 that I sold. But I'm also thinking it might be from not properly driving the headphones. Cause I remember my DT800 600 became a whole different monster when I got the Valhalla for it compared to just my PC speaker out lol 

 

No experience with the Valhalla, but with the Asgard and Lyr, it doesn't really scale much higher than that. Probably not an amp problem. The HE400s are efficient cans.

 

I can tell I'm going to use the HE-400 on my computer, and the HD650 as my relaxing/reading headphones. 

 

This is pretty much what I'm doing right now - the HD580s and LCD-2s for low-level, relaxing listening, and the HE400s for everything else.

 

Yeah, too much ~4kHz boost = low-fi sound. They sound the best with around 3-4 dB broadband boost around there, basically as forward as possible without losing the realistic timbre.

 

I found that a 1-2db boost in the 2.5kHz region helped along with the 4k bump. Can't stand any boosts in the bass with these, +3 with the E17 was nauseating, to say the least.

post #4200 of 6020

The bass in these tickle my ears without any boost for certain songs. It usually isn't necessary to boost them at all IMO, although it can be fun. Last time I boosted it big time I woke up with a terrible case of tinnitus in one of my ears though.

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