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post #11761 of 19975
Nice bluesy acoustic. Works well as both ambient music and for more serious listening.
post #11762 of 19975
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

I think you need to to find some "me time".  Regardless of where you are in a move, make it a point to set aside an hour for listening to some music with your HE-400s.  Regardless of whether I'm using the HE-400, the HD-600 or even the VSonic ear buds, I find that I need my music each and every day.  It's one of the best medicines that one can take.  smily_headphones1.gif

Which Vsonics do you have?

post #11763 of 19975
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

I think you need to to find some "me time".  Regardless of where you are in a move, make it a point to set aside an hour for listening to some music with your HE-400s.  Regardless of whether I'm using the HE-400, the HD-600 or even the VSonic ear buds, I find that I need my music each and every day.  It's one of the best medicines that one can take.  smily_headphones1.gif

I almost ALWAYS have an iPod and some IEM's within my reach, even in a move or on vacation or wherever!
post #11764 of 19975
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post

Which Vsonics do you have?

 

The GR-02 (Bass Edition) and GR-06.  Pushed with the Fiio E12 (Monte Blanc) and a 120GB iPod Classic with a LOD.  Ironically, I picked up the mint iPod yesterday for $60 off of Craigslist.

 

With regards to the VSonic, I'm awfully happy with both pair.  When I'm away from the home system, the portable sounds pretty fine and gives me my fix.  At work, my productivity goes up quite a bit with some tunes and tuning out the banter in my work area.  The VSonic ear buds are a steal for what one gets.  I also picked up a few pair of MEElectronics buds the same week, too. They sound pretty good, too.  The trouble is, I don't have enough time to burn them all in.  So, I'm just using them as the time permits.

 

Give me a shout if you want to check out those VSonic models before making a purchase.

post #11765 of 19975
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^^ You should check out the gr07 mkii and bass edition. Wow!!

post #11766 of 19975
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

I think you need to to find some "me time".  Regardless of where you are in a move, make it a point to set aside an hour for listening to some music with your HE-400s.  Regardless of whether I'm using the HE-400, the HD-600 or even the VSonic ear buds, I find that I need my music each and every day.  It's one of the best medicines that one can take.  smily_headphones1.gif

I hadn't listened to my HE-400's for a week now either.

Been in the process of moving as well, and finally busted them out and the o2/odac.


ooo yea, good to hear them again as always. sometimes it makes you appreciate them more, going on a hiatus. but i usually try to pipe music in every day when do-able.

It'd have been a real PITA to listen to them between being on a long road trip ya know?
Edited by earphiler - 7/28/13 at 3:28pm
post #11767 of 19975

Must say I really miss my rig when I am without it for periods longer than a day or two... Also when I am equipped with in-ears and amp.

post #11768 of 19975
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Can anyone post the EQ settings they use for the HE400? I would be interested to try out some other ones.

Here is what my profile looks like Currently:

 

 

All cuts are only about 2 dB, subtle to the point of being unnoticed if I choose to "bypass" in Foobar. I occasionally cut deeper (3-4 db), but keep coming back to a slighter tweak. I did some dramatic "shelf" EQing for awhile to really pump up the bass, but got tired of that. My choices are based on the assumption that measured frequency response at Inner Fidelity and Headroom are accurate, and that targeting peaks may help reduce fatigue. I listen for long hours sometimes, so fatigue is important to me. Too much bass or treble is wearing.

 

When using regular windows programs (Gaming, Pandora, Media Player), I just bump the bass 3 dB @50 hz in the good ole' Windows Mixer. It gives everything a little more punch, balancing the bass with the treble just a little more. But the above is a little less fatiguing to my ears, taming some of the splash down without sounding too much like my Sennheisers, in which the treble seems more distant and recessed.

post #11769 of 19975
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

The GR-02 (Bass Edition) and GR-06.  Pushed with the Fiio E12 (Monte Blanc) and a 120GB iPod Classic with a LOD.  Ironically, I picked up the mint iPod yesterday for $60 off of Craigslist.

 

With regards to the VSonic, I'm awfully happy with both pair.  When I'm away from the home system, the portable sounds pretty fine and gives me my fix.  At work, my productivity goes up quite a bit with some tunes and tuning out the banter in my work area.  The VSonic ear buds are a steal for what one gets.  I also picked up a few pair of MEElectronics buds the same week, too. They sound pretty good, too.  The trouble is, I don't have enough time to burn them all in.  So, I'm just using them as the time permits.

 

Give me a shout if you want to check out those VSonic models before making a purchase.

Nice find on the iPod Classic!  Much like HiFiMan, you could equally consider me a Vsonic fanboy.  If you're ever looking to move up from the GR06, I can't recommend the GR07 BE enough (or even the MKII), it's a tremendous value for it's price and a good step up.  I'll have to let you demo them sometime cool.gif

post #11770 of 19975
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post

Nice find on the iPod Classic!  Much like HiFiMan, you could equally consider me a Vsonic fanboy.  If you're ever looking to move up from the GR06, I can't recommend the GR07 BE enough (or even the MKII), it's a tremendous value for it's price and a good step up.  I'll have to let you demo them sometime cool.gif

I used to own a gr07/j3 combo and felt they were not a good combo at all. Probably the j3's fault though (not a good source xp).
post #11771 of 19975

Does anyone have the Michael Jackson "Thriller" album from HDTracks? Man this album is BRIGHT! I can't even enjoy listening to it.  Anyone else have the same experience?

post #11772 of 19975

I can't speak for the hdtracks version but I've never found Thriller to be that bothersome.  Probably because it's not brickwalled. 

post #11773 of 19975
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

I can't speak for the hdtracks version but I've never found Thriller to be that bothersome.  Probably because it's not brickwalled. 


Well that's what i am asking about is the HDTracks version, if you have no experience with it why post?

post #11774 of 19975

jmsaxon,

I downloaded Thriller from the HDTracks website. I do not find it bothersome as well. What I do find is that I enjoy it better on my LCDs and HE 500 than on the HE 400.

 

Regards

post #11775 of 19975
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

jmsaxon,
I downloaded Thriller from the HDTracks website. I do not find it bothersome as well. What I do find is that I enjoy it better on my LCDs and HE 500 than on the HE 400.

Regards

So, it's a bit bright to you on the HE-400? It's the one HDTracks album I have that I just find to be pretty much un-listenable because of the treble region. I would assume that it sounds better on LCD2 because of the darker presentation?
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