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post #5446 of 6019
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Originally Posted by dwatanabe View Post

Hmm, I've been listening to these for a while and found that on certain mid-bass notes the headphone has a mild rattling noise in the right ear with some distortion. Have any of you ever heard of this problem before? Do I have a faulty right driver? It doesn't happen all the time, just on songs with a lot of mid-bass. I'm listening to the kids don't stand a chance by vampire weekend(maybe someone can reproduce this noise?) and every bass note sounds kinda like if I left an aluminum can on top of my speakers.

 

Youtube / lossy / lossless source? Could be a variety of reasons such as amp clipping / dynamic range compression / bitrate issue / an intrinsic part of the music itself.

 

I remember the same complaints coming from Mad Lust Envy when he just received his HE400, where he kept complaining about noises and "distortions" in various bass-heavy music he listens to, and it turns out they are all just flaws in those tracks, revealed due to the high detail extraction of these particular headphones.


Edited by jerg - 11/19/12 at 5:06pm
post #5447 of 6019
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Youtube / lossy / lossless source? Could be a variety of reasons such as amp clipping / dynamic range compression / bitrate issue / an intrinsic part of the music itself.

 

I remember the same complaints coming from Mad Lust Envy when he just received his HE400, where he kept complaining about noises and "distortions" in various bass-heavy music he listens to, and it turns out they are all just flaws in those tracks, revealed due to the high detail extraction of these particular headphones.


I only have flac playing through audirvana on my desktop through osx into a usb matrix m-stage at the 0 db gain setting (tried all of them) with the volume knob turned up about half-way connected to the he400. It seems to happen with a lot of songs that have the same notes, It happens with a lot of songs on that cd so I'm starting to think maybe you are right about the poor recording but what scares me is that when i switch the channels, the right driver seems to still carry the noise.

post #5448 of 6019
That doesn't sound good to me if it's staying in the right after switching channels. You don't notice any at all in the left?
post #5449 of 6019

I see some talk concerning the HiFiMAN connectors and cables.

I thought it would be appropriate to share ALO Audio's video for those that might benefit from a visual guide.

 

post #5450 of 6019
Am I the only one that connects the cables to the headphone by twisting the tip in, and not the cable so as not to cause twisting of the cable itself? I've done that and it just makes the cable all twisted up.
post #5451 of 6019

I kinda go half and half.  I twist the tip in, then twist the entire end once or twice to really tighten it.

post #5452 of 6019
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Originally Posted by niten View Post

I see some talk concerning the HiFiMAN connectors and cables.

I thought it would be appropriate to share ALO Audio's video for those that might benefit from a visual guide.

 

Wow they look so hipster.

post #5453 of 6019

I plan on getting mine hard wired.  I don't care for the connector at all.

post #5454 of 6019

^^How about some details? Pics even...

post #5455 of 6019

Not done yet.  Waiting for my Norse cable to arrive.

post #5456 of 6019
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^^How about some details? Pics even...

 

Here's a picture of Armaegis HE-6's that have been hard wired http://www.head-fi.org/t/529140/show-us-your-head-fi-station-at-its-current-state-no-old-pictures-please/9600#post_8870306

post #5457 of 6019
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

 

Here's a picture of Armaegis HE-6's that have been hard wired http://www.head-fi.org/t/529140/show-us-your-head-fi-station-at-its-current-state-no-old-pictures-please/9600#post_8870306

 

 

Ah yes,  looks like an older Norse cable as well.

post #5458 of 6019
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Ah yes,  looks like an older Norse cable as well.

 

But he seems to be using the... leather pads?! eek.gif

 

I thought everybody hated on those!

post #5459 of 6019

Would it be possible to DIY the hifiman connectors into mini XLR as opposed to either hard wiring or the normal connectors?

Sounds like a fun little project I might undertake on the HE-400 when I get time over the holidays.

post #5460 of 6019

Hey there

 

my he-400 just arrived.  after I plugged them into my amp there was a very quick snap-crackel-pop type sound coming from both sides.  

 

is this going to happen every time i plug them in?

 

also, any advice for someone who's brand new to planar magnetic anything? 

 

thanks.  

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