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Oh yeah the rigid part of the 009 headband goes up quite a ways.  It is pretty funky.

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Great comparison, TMRaven. I was actually noticing last night that my T50RP also has some feedback from the Magni when adjusting volume and what not. Also, when doing some heavy bass boost EQ's with low volume recordings, I noticed what I would assume to be clipping. I haven't ever really experienced clipping before but it sounds like something is sorta rattling inside. Given my mod configuration, I can't imagine that there actually IS anything rattling. I sorta assumed/hoped it was clipping since it was the first time I've ever taken the Magni above 12 o'clock.

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The thread is very long to read ... especially for me who are not strong in English.
A question on the fly if you have a Audio-gd C 2.1.
I'll have to buy a HE400, my Amp is an audio gd C 2.1 connected in ACSS to a Dac NFB 2. this amp is right to drive these headphones?
 
Many T..
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I finished the jerg mod last night and I was absolutely impressed with the results. Every issue I had with the 400's tonality seemed to be resolved with the exception of the fact that now I have to bump the gain up on my amp to achieve the same amount of 'body', for a lack of a better word, than I did before I performed the mod. Has anyone else had similar results?
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Im going to try the Jerg Mod this weekend on a pair of beyers and on a pair of pleather from hifiman.

I will give feedback then (assuming something dosent come up as always).

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I currently own a Sennheiser HD598 and have been eyeing the HE-400 for an upgrade for some time right now. I'm really looking forward to the bass on the HE-400 since I listen to a fair amount of electronic music and hip-hop, but am wondering I would lose out on how great live rock music sounds on the HD598. I love the soundstage and natural sound of instruments and vocals on the HD598, and I'm not sure how well they are reproduced on a warmer pair of headphones like the HE-400. I'd appreciate any opinions you guys have on this!

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Originally Posted by stjj89 View Post

I currently own a Sennheiser HD598 and have been eyeing the HE-400 for an upgrade for some time right now. I'm really looking forward to the bass on the HE-400 since I listen to a fair amount of electronic music and hip-hop, but am wondering I would lose out on how great live rock music sounds on the HD598. I love the soundstage and natural sound of instruments and vocals on the HD598, and I'm not sure how well they are reproduced on a warmer pair of headphones like the HE-400. I'd appreciate any opinions you guys have on this!

The 400 is a dream when it comes to EDM and hip hop. If those two genres were all I listened to it would be an end game headphone for me. It can be hit or miss with other genres. I think it really comes down to the quality of the recording/file. The 400 can be a little bit cutthroat in that it will make a great recording sound absolutely stellar and a mediocre recording sound terrible. In other words it's not a very forgiving headphone. I definitely recommend taking the time to perform the Jergpad mod. It really evens out the tonality of the mids and makes it much more of an all-arounder headphone. I haven't heard the HD598, but I own the HD558, which is a step below the 598 and I agree it is a fairly pleasant headphone for rock music, but the 400 is going to blow away the 598 in soundstage alone which is quintessential for live recordings.  

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I prefer the 558 to the 598. Just saying. The 558 is more musical and enjoyable, though not as immediately detailed. The 598 is a bit too aggressive in the mids for me, bordering on unnatural.
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I own a hd 595 not a 598 but I' ve listened to one and the he 400 is a nice upgrade
The 400's have a better soundstage some nicer trebles (imo) and especially a better low end

Mad dogs could be a nice upgrade also but imo the he 400 is doing better on rock
Edited by TontonJoK - 7/4/13 at 5:22am
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I prefer the 558 to the 598. Just saying. The 558 is more musical and enjoyable, though not as immediately detailed. The 598 is a bit too aggressive in the mids for me, bordering on unnatural.


558 is a great headphone, especially for its price. I'd say It is the mid-term between 598 and 518 (more treble than 518 and more bass than 598).

 

Unfortunately, since I got my HE-400s, they're being used only for movies and gaming.

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Thanks for the advice! I'll probably try to cop a pair off classifieds and perform the Jergpad mod on them!

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Originally Posted by Mandala View Post

The 400 is a dream when it comes to EDM and hip hop. If those two genres were all I listened to it would be an end game headphone for me. It can be hit or miss with other genres. I think it really comes down to the quality of the recording/file. The 400 can be a little bit cutthroat in that it will make a great recording sound absolutely stellar and a mediocre recording sound terrible. In other words it's not a very forgiving headphone. I definitely recommend taking the time to perform the Jergpad mod. It really evens out the tonality of the mids and makes it much more of an all-arounder headphone. I haven't heard the HD598, but I own the HD558, which is a step below the 598 and I agree it is a fairly pleasant headphone for rock music, but the 400 is going to blow away the 598 in soundstage alone which is quintessential for live recordings.  

 

+1 on that. EDM and hip hop make up a huge chunk of my library, I couldn't be happier with the HE-400s for those genres.

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Sorry to but in,

 

Could anyone tell me an easy way to find out what rev. my HE400s are?

 

I got them in September.

 

Cheers :)

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Originally Posted by Mattyhew View Post

Sorry to but in,

 

Could anyone tell me an easy way to find out what rev. my HE400s are?

 

I got them in September.

 

Cheers :)

Best way to tell is by looking at the driver housing's color.  You can see it easiest by taking off one of the pads.  If the plastic is black then it's Rev. 1, if the plastic is white or translucent white, it's Rev. 2 (aka Rev. 4) and if the plastic is a taupe/sand color, that is Rev. 3 (the one you want to avoid and was recalled by HiFiMan).  If you got them new in Sept. that could either be Rev. 2 or 3.  Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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Thread Starter 

Sounds about right to me. ^^

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