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post #5251 of 6020
I wouldn't have much of value to say, since I wouldn't have anything to compare it against tongue.gif
post #5252 of 6020

What about that Marantz CD player you have? You could try the HE400 with those.

post #5253 of 6020
Yep, that will be my first port of call. However it doesn't have proper volume control since I don't think the CD player was really designed to be used without an amp. There is a digital volume control (that needs the remote) but I'm not sure what effect that has on the sound in terms of bit depth. The volume resets to maximum every time you power off which is another suggestion that it's not really meant to be altered. It does sound pretty good on my AD700s on minimum volume though.
Edited by bcpk - 11/3/12 at 8:56am
post #5254 of 6020
I've had the he-400 for a few days now and I think I've made a huge mistake. They sound good but it's just not the sound I'm looking for. I think I've been going about it all wrong. I am trying to take these mobile and it's just not working out. If I send them back I'm out shipping and handling plus the restocking fee huh?

Word of advice. Don't buy before you listen.
post #5255 of 6020
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Originally Posted by trunolimit View Post

I've had the he-400 for a few days now and I think I've made a huge mistake. They sound good but it's just not the sound I'm looking for. I think I've been going about it all wrong. I am trying to take these mobile and it's just not working out. If I send them back I'm out shipping and handling plus the restocking fee huh?
Word of advice. Don't buy before you listen.

 

What amplifier are you using?

post #5256 of 6020

I don't think the amplifier will make any difference in the portability of the HE-400. tongue.gif

post #5257 of 6020
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Originally Posted by trunolimit View Post

I've had the he-400 for a few days now and I think I've made a huge mistake. They sound good but it's just not the sound I'm looking for. I think I've been going about it all wrong. I am trying to take these mobile and it's just not working out. If I send them back I'm out shipping and handling plus the restocking fee huh?
Word of advice. Don't buy before you listen.

 

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

I don't think the amplifier will make any difference in the portability of the HE-400. tongue.gif

 

lol... he obviously didn't do his research if he wanted to use these as mobile headphones. Open headphones will leak like crazy normal_smile%20.gif

post #5258 of 6020
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Originally Posted by cheuh View Post

 

 

lol... he obviously didn't do his research if he wanted to use these as mobile headphones. Open headphones will leak like crazy normal_smile%20.gif

 

The leaking wouldn't even be the biggest problem, the terrible isolation would.

post #5259 of 6020
Leaking in/out = same as isolation.

Had he done his homework, he would have saw the many times people said these were terrible for such uses. Not a shocker.

The HE400 is huge, and fragile. I wouldn't even use them for TRANS-portable purposes.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/3/12 at 11:36am
post #5260 of 6020
Fiio e17. The leaking doesnt bother me. It's the sound out of the fiio. My sennhiesers hd 25 sound more to my liking. I love the sound stage and clarity from the he 400 which is what I was hoping for. But you guys are correct. I'll just have to stick with closed sets. The weight is not an issues but the long cord is.
post #5261 of 6020
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That's exactly what happen to me.  However, I was using 200wpc amps.  I wonder how much play you would have on a much lower powered amp like the minX.

Probably not much more. Doubling the power only nets 3dB SPL. To headphones, the difference between 50 and 200 WPC is negligible.

I have a vintage 25 WPC Pioneer amp and it only goes to the second notch from zero with the taps.
post #5262 of 6020
Here's a question. How are these with the e9k? I'm thinking of getting into vinyl so im thinking he-400 e17 ek9 and a vintage techniques turntable as a set up. Thoughts? At this point I'm going to be more careful as i head down this rabbit hole that is audiophilia.
post #5263 of 6020

the e09 and e17 (docked) works very well with this hp. 

post #5264 of 6020
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Originally Posted by trunolimit View Post

Here's a question. How are these with the e9k? I'm thinking of getting into vinyl so im thinking he-400 e17 ek9 and a vintage techniques turntable as a set up. Thoughts? At this point I'm going to be more careful as i head down this rabbit hole that is audiophilia.

But I guess if this was my intention all along I should have stuck with the HD 650. Although I do want to experience this magical bass everyone is raving about. These headphones are very strange in that when I hold them I can feel the bass through my fingers and they sound amazing when I'm holding them in front of me. It sounds like there is a kick ass party going on in the ear cups but when I put them on it all sounds rather flat. well maybe flat isn't the correct word for it but I just feel like I'm missing something.

 

I wore them on the train for the first time tonight and I've learned two things....1) weight does matter (my neck is killing me, or more so the bone under my ear where the bottom of the cups tend to squeeze.) 2) leakage may bother me more than I thought it would. I was getting some very dirty looks and had to turn down my tunes after a bit of explicit material found it's way to the ears of some young ones. Oh why didn't I listen to the wise words of the forum.

post #5265 of 6020

Gotta travel with iem's!! 

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