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post #5116 of 6020

First of all, welcome to headfi!! There are a few issues here. 

 

1. You may have a revision 3 driver. If that is the case, then you can mail the hp back and they will repair it and cover the cost of shipping, just save your receipt. Just pull off the earpad and check the color. White=good Sandy Brown=bad

 

2. Hifiman has been good about standing behind their products. Just email them and I'm certain they will take care of you regardless of the issue. 

 

They have an open announcement thread here that you can use.

 

gL!!

post #5117 of 6020
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The SA-31 is SS, and I do feel they have a nice crisp clarity to them, and great body. I don't think they'd be a viable replacement for the Lyr, other than for those not wanting to deal with tube and want more inputs, the SA-31 is definitely amazing.
To anyone considering ordering them... be aware that the amp is meant for good sources. Portable sources that are too weak in voltage, won't get loud with the SA-31. The gain is 0-10db which is considerably lower than the E9K (18db). If you ask Kingwa to add gain, I believe he mentioned that he would as a custom order. Pretty soon I'm gonna add resistors to bump the gain from 0-10db to 8-20db. That should cover all my needs (I have FIVE weak sources, like my phone that I need this amp to work with). Power-wise, these babies make the HE-4 sounds fantastic. I found the Lyr to be slightly more recessed in the mids with the HE-4. Undoubtedly. I like the SA-31 more. I just need that gain boost.
The bass is creeping up to really good levels. I changed the songs and they do NOT disappoint... even as a 990 fan.
edit: I must say, I love the HE-4. I truly do. They just don't have a place with MY preferences of bass. And since I don't need something competing with the 990s, I thought I'd go with something different as an alternative... so I just ordered the HD650. I would have went back to the HE-400, but I want something new, with forward mids and warmth. the HE-400's mids are natural, but not forward.
I will miss the HE-4. I love everything about them. I just don't have a use for them. I wish they had the same amount of bass as the 990s. The 990s would have been easily returned.
Jesus, the velours on the HE-4 are AMAZINGLY comfy. What the hell happened? The new ones... are just nowehere near as awesome.


So Asgard will not be enough for HE-4? So you keeping or gonna sell them? Is ME-4 bass as good and deep as HE-400?


Edited by olegausany - 10/29/12 at 12:37pm
post #5118 of 6020
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So Asgard will not be enough for HE-4? So you keeping or gonna sell them? Is ME-4 bass as good and deep as HE-400?

Off topic...how's the weather up your way?

post #5119 of 6020
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Off topic...how's the weather up your way?

 

 

Good point Matt.

 

Hope every one on the east coast is safe.  

post #5120 of 6020

We waiting for it I live in the zone A mandatory for evacuation but I'm staying home as some others. It rains and very very windy. We have electricity since our community has our own power plant so until something breaks it we are fine

post #5121 of 6020
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Originally Posted by olegausany View Post

We waiting for it I live in the zone A mandatory for evacuation but I'm staying home as some others. It rains and very very windy. We have electricity since our community has our own power plant so until something breaks it we are fine

 

 

Good luck and may you and your family be safe.

post #5122 of 6020
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Good luck and may you and your family be safe.

 

+1... thoughts and prayers go out to everyone is the path of that monster storm!!

post #5123 of 6020

Yes,

I ordered from Head-direct.com 15 days ago.

 


Luciano

post #5124 of 6020
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

First of all, welcome to headfi!! There are a few issues here. 

 

1. You may have a revision 3 driver. If that is the case, then you can mail the hp back and they will repair it and cover the cost of shipping, just save your receipt. Just pull off the earpad and check the color. White=good Sandy Brown=bad

 

2. Hifiman has been good about standing behind their products. Just email them and I'm certain they will take care of you regardless of the issue. 

 

They have an open announcement thread here that you can use.

 

gL!!

 

 

I removed the earpad and theres a white (almost transparent) plastic, so I think it's Ok. 


Luciano

post #5125 of 6020

Yes, it's the good version. But they will still replace them no problem. 

post #5126 of 6020
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Good luck and may you and your family be safe.

 

+1... thoughts and prayers go out to everyone is the path of that monster storm!!

 

Windy here and I scared to have HP on...hooked directly to amp, any short-circuit may cause 120 volts applied directly to my head

 

right now I am good boy only doing actual work smile.gif

post #5127 of 6020
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Originally Posted by musicinmymind View Post

 

Windy here and I scared to have HP on...hooked directly to amp, any short-circuit may cause 120 volts applied directly to my head

 

right now I am good boy only doing actual work smile.gif

 

This is why you buy the battery operated portable rig!!

post #5128 of 6020

How can I tell between a r2 HE-400 and a r4 HE-400? I'm ordering a new pair (probably from Moon Audio), and want to make sure I get a r4.

post #5129 of 6020

Let's not get carried away all the r's now. biggrin.gif I talked to Drew at Moon Audio at the end of the week. He has already sent back all the stock that was recalled. Anything that you get from them will be the good ones. 

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