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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

Run don't walk...you can get a pair of he400's from this site marked down from $599 to $399!! What a deal. rolleyes.gif

 

LOL, I know right but I bet some suckers see those quote unquote MSRP and think wow I'm getting a great deal.

post #10307 of 17699

+2 for headamp. justin is a great guy to deal with. got my he-400 and he-500 through him. 

post #10308 of 17699
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

It's pretty shameful. I guess they think that some noob will look at the "huge discount" and think that are saving money. Shameful...

It works in malls and clothing stores, right?  People need to do more research... anyway, another +1 here for Justin and Headamp!  That's where I'll be getting my next pair of headphones when the time comes. cool.gif

post #10309 of 17699
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Originally Posted by MrMateoHead View Post


I've read your comments - and in short I get it. biggrin.gif

 

Even as a staunch supporter of "non-audiophile" electronics (like good laptops), I have no question that maximum performance of the HE-400 is somewhat source dependent/recording/amp dependent. There are still people that hype too much <cough earpads and 10 watt amps>, but the HE-400 definitely have scaled for me. They do need a little more power than the typical headphone (not much more), and a great source to sound their best.

 

As for soundstaging arguments, I am listening to that with interest. For me, the headphone 'sound' has in general been a little too L/Channel R/Channel sounding lately. It is occasionally preventing me from getting lost in my tunes, but this is more a headphone problem than an HE-400 problem. 

 

Do you use crossfeed? That helps a lot for me. In terms of a realistic soundstage from headphones, the HD598 has the best so far for me. The Audio Technicas are the most dramatic, but not necessarily realistic. The HE-400 is... Adequate as I've said before. But also tends to remind me more of a closed headphone than an open one.

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Originally Posted by Spiderman View Post


Are you considering upgrading to the he-500's seeing as how they are $560 its only $160 more than an he-400 and from what I hear they take the best of the he 400 and the hd 650/600?

 

La la la... I can't hear you...

post #10311 of 17699
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

@bigcabdaddy which pads are you using?

 

I'm using the velours with some of the jergpad mods... namely, I have them back vented/angled, taped for coupling and trimmed so the ring holes are fully open.

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Originally Posted by BigCabDaddy View Post

 

I'm using the velours with some of the jergpad mods... namely, I have them back vented/angled, taped for coupling and trimmed so the ring holes are fully open.

Just so you know, I tried to convert a pair of my velour pads via the same procedures too, and it sounded nasty (to me). triportsad.gif

 

 

Namely, it sounded way too thin and bright, probably because it was over-damped.

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Just so you know, I tried to convert a pair of my velour pads via the same procedures too, and it sounded nasty (to me). triportsad.gif

 

 

Namely, it sounded way too thin and bright, probably because it was over-damped.

 

We're probably hearing similar but with different conclusions/preferences. Remember my preference is a signature much more like the AD700 but with a little "oomph" as well. So I'd like my HE-400 a little more "open and airy" than I have them now. One man's ceiling is another man's floor...

post #10314 of 17699
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Just so you know, I tried to convert a pair of my velour pads via the same procedures too, and it sounded nasty (to me). triportsad.gif

 

 

Namely, it sounded way too thin and bright, probably because it was over-damped.

 

Just looked at your regrilling mod. May have to go for that "naked" version now that I'm falling in love with the HE-400 so get even more of that sound that I think you call nasty. ;)

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Think my HE-400 just found a home and a stand. They look made for each other, don't they?





post #10316 of 17699

Nice shots! I'd be a little wary of the cable being strained in that first shot though..

post #10317 of 17699
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

Nice shots! I'd be a little wary of the cable being strained in that first shot though..

Yeah, I saw that in the photo too. Thanks. Normally I'll have to put the Omega closer to the edge so the cables hang over or something. It was the color match that inspired the photoshoot. Lol
post #10318 of 17699
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Originally Posted by MrMateoHead View Post

Just wanted to throw it out there that Headphone.com has apparently updated their frequency response charts!

 

I would prefer + or - 15 dB, rather than + or - 30 dB to get a better sense of differences in response, but they are nicer looking for sure.

 

Just wanted to let you know, we've been listening to you have now added an additional control to decide the amount of amplitude you'd like to see.

 

It only works for frequency response right now but we're working on rolling the concept out to other specs. Would love your feedback or any other suggestions for improvement.

 

http://www.headphone.com/learning-center/build-a-graph.php


Edited by Jamey Warren - 5/2/13 at 12:08pm
post #10319 of 17699
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Originally Posted by Jamey Warren View Post

Just wanted to let you know, we've been listening to you have now added an additional control to decide the amount of amplitude you'd like to see.

It only works for frequency response right now but we're working on rolling the concept out to other specs. Would love your feedback or any other suggestions for improvement.

http://www.headphone.com/learning-center/build-a-graph.php

Very nice visual confirmation of what I hear. How often do you update? I'm looking for the AD900x and MA900.
post #10320 of 17699

Thanks,

 

For actual headphone measurements, we usually only measure those we carry and even then, we sometimes draw the line with the cheap stuff.

 

As for updates to the tool, we don't have any established time frame but recently have had the opportunity to make a few improvements and so we did.
 

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