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It's part of the intentional tuning of these cans to make em fun-sounding. Unfortunately the colouration is a bit too much for those who are sensitive to sibilance. The easiest way to "EQ fix" it is to use parametric EQ and put in a sharp notch centered around 12kHz or so that extends from 9kHz to 16kHz.

Is there any sort of modding trick to help dampen them?


Edited by Thujone - 5/15/13 at 6:05pm
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Is there any sort of modding trick to help dampen them?

Tons. Read through this thread just for starters. All kinds of dark arts magic out there.
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Tons. Read through this thread just for starters. All kinds of dark arts magic out there.

I'll admit, I was hoping to take the easy route ;)

 

Looks like jergpads and EQ are my best bet.


Edited by Thujone - 5/15/13 at 6:39pm
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Any other Re-400 fans out there? They're worth the $100? 

 

flying lotus on these babies (the he-400's jerg'ed up) specifically RobertaFlack is delicious. The bass and the vocals. 

 

i like them, they're well rounded.  though i dont have much experience with IEMs lately other than customs.  i got in a bunch of the RE-400 after checking out a sample and will be adding them to the page as soon as i have time

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^^^ nice Justin. I was just reading up on these and I'm interested.
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But even with different source don't expect massive change.

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Yeah I connected the ODAC to the O2 to my HE500 and compared it to ODAC to Total Bithead to HE500 and couldn't tell a difference either.  Most people say that the O2 is a much better amp than the Bithead, but I couldn't make a distinction.  I could, however, distinguish between my brother's ASUS Essence One and the O2/ODAC on the HE500, but not the HE400/AKG K702 65th Annies.

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Yeah I connected the ODAC to the O2 to my HE500 and compared it to ODAC to Total Bithead to HE500 and couldn't tell a difference either.  Most people say that the O2 is a much better amp than the Bithead, but I couldn't make a distinction.  I could, however, distinguish between my brother's ASUS Essence One and the O2/ODAC on the HE500, but not the HE400/AKG K702 65th Annies.

Headroom amps are fantastic. I am personally running the Desktop Ultra and cant say enough good things about it.

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Headroom amps are fantastic. I am personally running the Desktop Ultra and cant say enough good things about it.

Yeah I'm not sure if the ASUS Essence One sounded better than the O2/ODAC because of the amp or the DAC.  

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I just got my HE-400 and I gotta say, these are probably the most sibilant cans I've ever listened to. Ear piercing highs... Every song I've tried (flac/320, various different artists and recordings, etc.) that has a lyric with the letter "s" in it, it's ear piercing. Cymbals aren't quite as bad but still painful. I've tried a lot of EQ in foobar to reduce the highs but I can't seem to get rid of the sibilance without losing the highs all together... and volume definitely isn't the issue 

 

I'm hoping someone has a really really good plan for me?? confused.gif It seems most people have zero issues in this category :(

Are they brand new?

I had some problem with that as well at start.

Now i actually got used to those highs (but i definitly did not have such a huge problem at start...).

 

I equed using something beaver316 adviced and it took away the problem i had with mass effect 2 in this regard (ear piercing highs).

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Hi, I just recently got the HE400 and so far am really happy with it. (I'm really new to these things so I don't think I'm as picky with details) The only issue I'm having is after a couple of hours of listening straight, these headphones start to really become uncomfortable. I've ordered a couple of pleather and valour pads from headdirect so I can try the jergmod and a headband cushion from amazon so hopefully this helps comfort wise. Do you guys have anymore suggestions to improve the comfort of the HE400?

 

Also I have a question with amp/dac to go along with the HE400. I'm currently using the e17 as an amp/dac to my imac and I was wondering if I bought the e09k will it make a big impact on the sound? Or should i just go with the schiit modi/magni stack? After reading a couple of comments about overheating I'm worried it might not work well for me since I'm going to be working in the Philippines in a few months so the temperature there would probably make the heating problems worse?

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Start with the magni and use the e17 as DAC for a start. That is what I would do

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I'll admit, I was hoping to take the easy route wink.gif

Looks like jergpads and EQ are my best bet.

Are you starting with the pleathers or velours? Many here prefer the pleather including Jerg but I fall into the velour camp. Then again, sibilance wasn't at the top of my complaints either. Then again again, I bought used 400s so maybe yours are still needing burn in time?
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Are you starting with the pleathers or velours? Many here prefer the pleather including Jerg but I fall into the velour camp. Then again, sibilance wasn't at the top of my complaints either. Then again again, I bought used 400s so maybe yours are still needing burn in time?

I'm under the impression that planar magnetic diaphragms don't have a burn in time, but I could be wrong. Then again, lots of folks claim that nothing needs burn in... I got the velours in with the headphones and I did some switching back and forth without really noticing anything major between the two. I haven't done enough listening to tell I suppose. What do you like better about the pleathers?

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Are you starting with the pleathers or velours? Many here prefer the pleather including Jerg but I fall into the velour camp. Then again, sibilance wasn't at the top of my complaints either. Then again again, I bought used 400s so maybe yours are still needing burn in time?

 

Just FYI, without any mods I don't prefer either pleather or velour. Both have some significant upsides and downsides.

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