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post #5671 of 6019

Count me in on the "Don't get all the comments on discomfort" club. Real comfy for me.

post #5672 of 6019

So has anyone messed around with trying to get a flat EQ for these?

 

I'd try to get one myself but I don't have a measurement microphone or anything.

post #5673 of 6019

Which EQ are you trying to use?

post #5674 of 6019
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

Which EQ are you trying to use?

 

I normally use Winamp so the equalizer plugin by neri(?) would be ideal. I haven't messed around with it too much by myself since I don't trust my ears anyways.

 

But if somebody had an Easy-Q file with some nice settings I'd probably be willing to switch to foobar just to try it(and stick around if it is good).

post #5675 of 6019

I think Electri-Q is what you meant.

post #5676 of 6019
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

I think Electri-Q is what you meant.

Nah I meant Easy-Q, Electri-Q costs too much.

post #5677 of 6019
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

Nah I meant Easy-Q, Electri-Q costs too much.

 

Ah sorry for that. But the foobar plugin of electri-q is free btw.

post #5678 of 6019
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Ah sorry for that. But the foobar plugin of electri-q is free btw.

Oh really? Well yeah then that too.

 

On their site it says it's a hundred Euro's but I must be looking at the wrong thing.

post #5679 of 6019
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Oh really? Well yeah then that too.

 

On their site it says it's a hundred Euro's but I must be looking at the wrong thing.

 

What you want is the posihfopit edition. That's compatible with Foobar.

 

http://www.aixcoustic.com/index.php/Electri-Q-posihfopit/30/0/

 

It's a little complicated getting it running in foobar since you will need to find a VST plugin as well.

post #5680 of 6019
If you were splitting your time about 50/50 for music and PC games, would you go with the HE400 or HE500?
post #5681 of 6019
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post

You did not bother to actually read my comments.

 

1 - My comments were about the SRH-1840, not the HE-400.   Since burn-in is about the effect of constant vibration changing the flexibility of materials in products (which has been demonstrated in tests), it stands to reason that different headphones made from different materials would vary quite a bit in whether they change with use.   Planars are very different from dynamics, which is why I was asking about burn-in experiences concerning the HE-400.

 

2 - I specifically said that I did NOT want the headphones to sound better after the burn-in, that I was only doing the burn-in, so that I could cite that in my review.

 

By the way, other comments refer to "brain burn-in", which is an interesting topic.  We know that the brain does do this - when you first start listening to people who speak with a different dialect, they are hard to understand, but after listening to them for awhile, they become easier and easier to understand.  Listening to familiar music with different equipment could very well have the process happening.  If people listen to headphones for 100 hours, and it sounds better at the end, it could be "brain burn-in".

 

However, most of the people on head-fi who burn-in headphones run them in a closet with a music player, so "brain burn-in" does not apply in those cases....

 

 

My opinion on burn in:

 

I believe it is partially brain burn-in and partially gear burn in.

 

Headphones - my reference headphones are the Pro 900 for now. I believe I ve gone through several brain burn-ins as well as gear burn-ins

After the first week, the sound improved significantly except for highs which improved only slightly.

After the first month, I got either used to its sound signature, or the highs improved further.

Now, after three months, I still feel like the headphone is improving even today. A few days ago, I started listening at slightly lower levels and that helped as well.

Recently I bought a new ext. DAC, which again, helped noticeably (finally enabling to bypass the internal DAC in my computer soundcard)

Gear- The DAC I bought today. The first hour was bad.  The soundstage was congested and the sound slightly muddy.

After that hour, bam! It opened up and the soundstage was clear. A significant improvement in clarity and clearness.

The DAC is NFB 3.32

Same with my headphone amp

 

So my conclusion, with headphones its mostly brain burn-in and then the headphones burn in. In terms of gear (amps+DACs) it is simply gear burn-in.

Now how these two work together (HP+AMP/DAC) i mostly a question of synergy and then their respectable burn-ins/brain burn-ins

 

Hope this helps :)

Best regards, Luke

post #5682 of 6019
Just got mine shipped....

But they came in a pretty messed up box with little rips all over, and they DEIFNTLEY don't look new to me.

Just got these from crutchfield for $389. Should I be worried?

Edit: Hmm... after coming form the Pro 550's and Pro 900's these feel so "empty" with music playing. This has to do with the fact I went from open to closed right?

If so I think I might prefer closed headphones....

Edit #2: And when I move the back of the headphones closer to my ear instead of keeping them in the middle it seems to sound better? Don't know if that's normal..

Edit #3: Basically it feels like I'm in a cave or some hollow empty room with music playing.... not sure why.
Edited by Bboy500 - 11/30/12 at 1:19pm
post #5683 of 6019
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Originally Posted by Bboy500 View Post

Just got mine shipped....
But they came in a pretty messed up box with little rips all over, and they DEIFNTLEY don't look new to me.
Just got these from crutchfield for $389. Should I be worried?
Edit: Hmm... after coming form the Pro 550's and Pro 900's these feel so "empty" with music playing. This has to do with the fact I went from open to closed right?
If so I think I might prefer closed headphones....
Edit #2: And when I move the back of the headphones closer to my ear instead of keeping them in the middle it seems to sound better? Don't know if that's normal..
Edit #3: Basically it feels like I'm in a cave or some hollow empty room with music playing.... not sure why.

 

Hi!

What is your setup?

What do you listen to?

post #5684 of 6019
Guys, I just received a used pair of HE400s from Kraft Street Audio through Amazon and the left speaker is dead...It is not the cable, since switching cables did not fix the problem.

What should I do? frown.gif
post #5685 of 6019
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

Hi!
What is your setup?
What do you listen to?

Fiio E10 (I do have the option of using my Xonar DG instead)

And listening to Hip-Hop atm. Loving the bass, but the music feels "Hollow"
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