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post #5296 of 6020
Basically, I'd only send payment as a gift from trusted head-fiers. Either those who have been here a long time and are active posters, or have a lot of good feedback from real head-fiers.

The non-gift PP fee could potentially keep people from buying your stuff.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/5/12 at 6:38am
post #5297 of 6020
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Originally Posted by Makaan View Post
I don't want to say "I bought an Asgard but I don't feel significant difference from E11 with HE400" 

I can't see any way in hell you would say this LOL! Seriously though the asgard has more power and a subtle warm sound. The Lyr in the long run is probably the best you can do without breaking the bank, but the asgard gets you very close. 

 

The main thing the Lyr has to offer besides being a hybrid, is tons of power which counts.

post #5298 of 6020

I think the whole Lyr thing is coming back to haunt me. When I saw the listing, there were only 3 views and I very well could've bought both the Bifrost and Lyr, I guess I should've...

post #5299 of 6020
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

I think the whole Lyr thing is coming back to haunt me. When I saw the listing, there were only 3 views and I very well could've bought both the Bifrost and Lyr, I guess I should've...

At the prices he was selling those at, you cant debate on it, just buy it or it will be gone. biggrin.gif

beerchug.gif

post #5300 of 6020
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Originally Posted by asmoday View Post

At the prices he was selling those at, you cant debate on it, just buy it or it will be gone. biggrin.gif

beerchug.gif

I listed my Asgard for $180 plus shipping and it was gone within 3min of posting.

post #5301 of 6020

My he-400 is on the way <3 (Customs clearance processing complete) ~ It is 1am over here, i guess i will get it either tomorrow or on wed. 

 

Now i am looking around for below $200 solution for an amp or a possible amp/dac combo~ little dot mk-3, e17 and nfb 15.1 are among those that caught my eye. My local jaben advice me to take at least a ibasso D12 but i do not want to spend so much lol

 

edited: Just found Audinst HUD-mini + MUSE8820 OPAMP / HiFi USB Audio DAC too for $137 + free shipping


Edited by renishi - 11/5/12 at 9:28am
post #5302 of 6020
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Originally Posted by renishi View Post

My he-400 is on the way <3 (Customs clearance processing complete) ~ It is 1am over here, i guess i will get it either tomorrow or on wed. 

 

Now i am looking around for below $200 solution for an amp or a possible amp/dac combo~ little dot mk-3, e17 and nfb 15.1 are among those that caught my eye. My local jaben advice me to take at least a ibasso D12 but i do not want to spend so much lol

 

edited: Just found Audinst HUD-mini + MUSE8820 OPAMP / HiFi USB Audio DAC too for $137 + free shipping

For a little bit more you can get a O2+ODAC for less than $300.

post #5303 of 6020
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Originally Posted by asmoday View Post

At the prices he was selling those at, you cant debate on it, just buy it or it will be gone. biggrin.gif

beerchug.gif

 

Yeah this set of dac/amp deals is similar in calibre to something else I saw a few weeks ago, a nearly mint HE500 being sold for $350 (less than a new HE400s lol). That was gone in minutes also. There are probably professional deal snipers on this forum.


Edited by jerg - 11/5/12 at 11:06am
post #5304 of 6020

Hey,

 

Has the HE-400s been compared to the Pro 900s?  Can someone provide a link to the comparison or can someone do a comparison?

 

Thanks..


Edited by preproman - 11/5/12 at 2:20pm
post #5305 of 6020
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Gotta travel with iem's!! 

 

Recently I found Sony MH1C (cheap IEM) that sounds almost similar to HE-400, believe me it is almost similar IMHO, I have tried quite a few full size and IEM and IMO MH1C is best cheap alternative for HE-400 on go.

 

Below you find ClieOS comments and also link to buy cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008CCSD7K/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

I got it for 19$ few days back, already 27.90$

 

Warm and sweet, and well balanced in all frequencies. Bass extends down to 10Hz and hits with really good quantity and quality. Not the fastest or biggest impact around, but nothing to be ashamed of even among bass monster. Mid is sweet and right in the butter zone to give the right balance of intimacy and texture while still maintains a good sense of layer and space. Treble extends up to the very top, but it is more about smoothness than it is brightness

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/632892/review-sony-mh1-the-best-kept-secret

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/541204/concise-multi-iem-comparison-htc-rc-e190-samsung-ehs64-sony-mh750-added-nov-4th-2012


Edited by musicinmymind - 11/5/12 at 2:24pm
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Originally Posted by musicinmymind View Post

 

Recently I found Sony MH1C (cheap IEM) that sounds almost similar to HE-400, believe me it is almost similar IMHO, I have tried quite a few full size and IEM and IMO MH1C is best cheap alternative for HE-400 on go.

 

Below you find ClieOS comments and also link to buy cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008CCSD7K/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

I got it for 19$ few days back, already 27.90$

 

Warm and sweet, and well balanced in all frequencies. Bass extends down to 10Hz and hits with really good quantity and quality. Not the fastest or biggest impact around, but nothing to be ashamed of even among bass monster. Mid is sweet and right in the butter zone to give the right balance of intimacy and texture while still maintains a good sense of layer and space. Treble extends up to the very top, but it is more about smoothness than it is brightness

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/632892/review-sony-mh1-the-best-kept-secret

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/541204/concise-multi-iem-comparison-htc-rc-e190-samsung-ehs64-sony-mh750-added-nov-4th-2012

 

Yeah, these have been hyped up quite a bit on the portable forums. Of course I would take my friend's pair right after he got them, and I can't really say that the sound sig is similar. They lean more towards the HD650 side of the spectrum. Remember that the HE-400s have a much leaner sound relative to most other planars, and this quickness of note along with the highly dynamic presentation just isn't there with the Sonys. The upper-mids/lower treble isn't recessed as well. If there ever was an IEM that sounded similar to the HiFiMANs though, the PFE232 would be it in terms of note presentation, although the mids are more recessed and the 2-5kHz area is more prominent. 

post #5307 of 6020
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

Yeah, these have been hyped up quite a bit on the portable forums. Of course I would take my friend's pair right after he got them, and I can't really say that the sound sig is similar. They lean more towards the HD650 side of the spectrum. Remember that the HE-400s have a much leaner sound relative to most other planars, and this quickness of note along with the highly dynamic presentation just isn't there with the Sonys. The upper-mids/lower treble isn't recessed as well. If there ever was an IEM that sounded similar to the HiFiMANs though, the PFE232 would be it in terms of note presentation, although the mids are more recessed and the 2-5kHz area is more prominent. 

 

HD650 bass do not extent and mids are more forward than the low feq, MH1C bass really go deep and create (little) rumble just like HE-400. I really did like bass with smooth mids, but cannot comment on treble as yet because mine is just a day old, need to put these on cooker for 200 hrs or so...

post #5308 of 6020
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Originally Posted by musicinmymind View Post

 

HD650 bass do not extent and mids are more forward than the low feq, MH1C bass really go deep and create (little) rumble just like HE-400. I really did like bass with smooth mids, but cannot comment on treble as yet because mine is just a day old, need to put these on cooker for 200 hrs or so...

The pair I listened to had ~50 hours in, if that makes much difference. The smooth midrange into treble transition was what reminded my of the HD650s at first. That sub-bass extension is not just limited to the HE-400s, so aside from that, I couldn't hear much similarities. For what it's worth, I though they had comparable bass extension to my W4s, and thrashed my Etys. 

 

They are very good for the money...okay, astonishing for the money would be a better way to put it, but the design and build is just...bleh. I used the version with the mic/remote compatible with iDevices as well, and they didn't work all that properly with the iTouch. Otherwise HD650 fans would be pleased.

 

And now, back to the HE-400s!

post #5309 of 6020

I finally received my headphones after sending them in for repair and the right driver still doesn't work -_-

post #5310 of 6020
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

 

The pair I listened to had ~50 hours in, if that makes much difference. The smooth midrange into treble transition was what reminded my of the HD650s at first. That sub-bass extension is not just limited to the HE-400s, so aside from that, I couldn't hear much similarities. For what it's worth, I though they had comparable bass extension to my W4s, and thrashed my Etys. 

 

They are very good for the money...okay, astonishing for the money would be a better way to put it, but the design and build is just...bleh. I used the version with the mic/remote compatible with iDevices as well, and they didn't work all that properly with the iTouch. Otherwise HD650 fans would be pleased.

 

And now, back to the HE-400s!

 

you try them over the ears, comfort will not longer would be an issue...yes back to HE-400. No more posting on Sony stuff...

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