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Originally Posted by Madmollusk View Post

Yeah, I'm the king of typographical errors--I constantly have to edit my posts for such silly mistakes.  Sigh. But at least I changed that last little disgrace before anyone could quote me. Whew. 

 Welcome to my world.


Edited by RushNerd - 10/12/12 at 6:41pm
post #1022 of 18301

I don't usually have spelling errors, my bane of existence here has been that I often post bold claims and statements before considering any arguments to back them up, and I end up having to go back and supplement those posts later so as to not shame myself too much.

post #1023 of 18301
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Originally Posted by musicinmymind View Post

HE-400 , The small soundstage with great separation think of it this way... the K701 would be like watching a 720p broadcast on a 100" projector screen, the HE-400 would be like watching a 1080p 3-D Blu-ray on a 60-inch 3D HDTV. Smaller screen but better details, dimensionality, and objects are more clearly defined.

I have not hear K701, but this is summary of what I read on few threads

Nice comparison.
post #1024 of 18301
Anyone knows how the he400 stacks against the fisher audio fa002w master high editions..as i read a lyrical review here on head-fi..
And both are in same pricerange ...Anyone have experience? Thanks.
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/13/12 at 7:58am
post #1025 of 18301
Thread Starter 

Sorry, I've got nothing on those. Maybe someone will chime in..

post #1026 of 18301

NFB 15.1 -> Will this add more powerful dynamics to the HE-400? Also, can it sufficiently drive HE-500?

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Thread Starter 

Will the NFB 15.1 add more dynamics than what? Yes, it would drive the he500 well.

post #1028 of 18301
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Will the NFB 15.1 add more dynamics than what? Yes, it would drive the he500 well.

Than say a NuForce Icon HD with ~300mW driving the HE-400. It is my only reference with the HE-400, and I generally liked it. I'll be sending mine back, as they are rev3 and indeed a bit sharp in the high end. I'm looking to replace the Icon HD with the NFB 15.1, and in the future try the HE-400 (non rev3) again out of that more powerful setup.

 

Edit: Also thinking of just going up the HE-500, if indeed it is less dark-sounding than HE-400. Vocals were the least satisfying thing to me about the HE-400. They just sounded unnaturally dark - I thought maybe a more powerful amp might somewhat alleviate that problem.


Edited by Biscuitz - 10/13/12 at 5:17pm
post #1029 of 18301
Thread Starter 

The darker voices and signature is somewhat inherent to the he400. The icon is pretty darn good as is the nfb15.1. There won't be a huge difference there, although I'd give the edge to the nfb15.1. 

post #1030 of 18301
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

The darker voices and signature is somewhat inherent to the he400. The icon is pretty darn good as is the nfb15.1. There won't be a huge difference there, although I'd give the edge to the nfb15.1. 

They are an interesting presentation, but I really prefer it to phones that try to bring out vocals because there are side effects that come with that i'm finding.

post #1031 of 18301
Ok guy's,
I just ordered a pair of these from. Head Fi ! Do these require a proper break in time?
post #1032 of 18301
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Originally Posted by TheMaestro335 View Post

Ok guy's,
I just ordered a pair of these from. Head Fi ! Do these require a proper break in time?

You mean from Head Direct?

 

They don't 'require' break in, but if you're into that kinda stuff then just have them running on music when you sleep every night.

post #1033 of 18301

Hey everyone. Last year I sold my D2000, but the headphone world has sucked me back in. I'm saving up for another D2000 or the HE-400. I'm a huge basshead and the D2000 satisfied me many times over. OP says he thinks these two are neck and neck. So, any other basshead HE-400 owners that consider these on par with the D2000 in regards to bass quantity? 

 

An example: Can you hear the sub bass in the drop at 0:52?

post #1034 of 18301
Thread Starter 

Short answer, nope. Stick with the d2k. While the he400 does nice sub bass for an ortho, it can not match the quantity of the denon series. 

post #1035 of 18301

The HE-400 can give a good fight down to 40hz, but the Denon has way more quantity at 30hz.

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