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post #61 of 6020
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correct. i understand that, but how does one define the word "properly". :-)

 

I never said that everyone should just drive it out of iPhone, and call it a day. What i was saying is that it does give you surprisingly good sound IF one decides to drive it directly out of something like an i-device. You have an option. :-)


 

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Getting loud volume does not really equate to being driven properly


 


Edited by blankdisc - 12/25/11 at 3:14pm
post #62 of 6020
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Hifiman's new amplifier EF6 (see link below). Fang just came to the States couple days ago to prepare for their upcoming CES show. After i heard the news, i immediately called him, and he was generous enough to let me borrow their new product HE-400 and EF6 for a while. 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/586887/hifiman-ef6-is-finally-out#post_8000953
 

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What have you been driving it with?
 



 



 

post #63 of 6020

I was working on a Hifiman shoot out of shorts with the HE300 vs the HE500, maybe I can get my hands on this new model as well and include it in my studies :)

post #64 of 6020

I am new at headfi and i bought the He300 for a couple month and enjoying it.

So i am wonderingwhat is the difference interm of sound between He300 & He400.

He300 being a dynamic and He400 being planar..

 


Edited by Stealer - 12/25/11 at 4:18pm
post #65 of 6020

I could have sworn I posted here a few hours back but oh well.

 

blankdisc, from your descriptions of the bass it sounds like a better HE300 in an ortho driver. The first thing I noticed was the bass of the HE300 which is not usually the case with the Hifiman cans and that it was unusually warm for something to come out  of this company. I'm intrigued even more about the HE400 now :)

post #66 of 6020

Lucky proactive you :)

 

Hope you post impression and especially comparisons with HE500 using other (less monster like) amps as well

 

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Hifiman's new amplifier EF6 (see link below). Fang just came to the States couple days ago to prepare for their upcoming CES show. After i heard the news, i immediately called him, and he was generous enough to let me borrow their new product HE-400 and EF6 for a while. 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/586887/hifiman-ef6-is-finally-out#post_8000953
 



 



 

post #67 of 6020
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I will do more comparison with Hifiman's EF-5 amp after the holiday. I left it in my office.

post #68 of 6020

Hmmmm...

 

I've always been interested in grabbing a HiFiMan Ortho, but I've always been concerned about the cups being deep enough for my ears.  Any idea how to figure this out for sure?

post #69 of 6020

i'll help you figure it out:

if you have average sized ears, the cups will be too shallow.   tongue.gif

post #70 of 6020
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Hifiman has recently added an extra layer of form in their new leather pads. it should resolve this issue for most of ppl. 

The HE-400 i am wearing right now comes with this type of leather pads.
 

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Hmmmm...

 

I've always been interested in grabbing a HiFiMan Ortho, but I've always been concerned about the cups being deep enough for my ears.  Any idea how to figure this out for sure?



 


Edited by blankdisc - 12/25/11 at 6:50pm
post #71 of 6020
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i'll help you figure it out:

if you have average sized ears, the cups will be too shallow.   tongue.gif



Sounds like it's probably a no-go then, my lobes can't take the pressure.  

post #72 of 6020
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i'll help you figure it out:

if you have average sized ears, the cups will be too shallow.   tongue.gif



angry_face.gif I have big ears. It's tough enough to squish them inside the M50. AD700 feels like heaven though.

post #73 of 6020
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Originally Posted by blankdisc View Post

Hifiman has recently added an extra layer of form in their new leather pads. it should resolve this issue for most of ppl. 

The HE-400 i am wearing right now comes with this type of leather pads.
 



 


You said you've heard the HE-4 before right? Would you mind doing a brief comparison of them and the 400?
Which do you think would be better for metal? Does it carry over the aggressiveness of metal very good?
thanks, happy listening.
post #74 of 6020
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Originally Posted by blankdisc View Post

Hifiman has recently added an extra layer of form in their new leather pads. it should resolve this issue for most of ppl. 

The HE-400 i am wearing right now comes with this type of leather pads.
 



 


 

How about a different sort of question, Is there anywhere that sells these that would be easy to return them to?

post #75 of 6020
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very good question. i just checked Hifiman's web site www.head-direct.com. it has a 30 refund policy. :-)

 

http://www.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=115
 

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How about a different sort of question, Is there anywhere that sells these that would be easy to return them to?



 

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