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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Nah they just need to revert to HE400 revision 1 (minus the driver cutting-out issues).

+1

I was so close from ordering before launch at the special price of $350 offered by Fang. Had I known it was going to be the only "good batch" I would have definitely ordered, driver cut out or not. I don't think they all had that cut out problem. I just don't understand why Fang retuned them after so much acclaim.

 

I think the most I've gone wearing the HE-500 or the LCD-2 was maybe 8 hours? I usually average 3 to 5 on a daily basis. Sometimes I go a few days without listening to music or logging on here, but lately that hasn't happened.

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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

+1

I was so close from ordering before launch at the special price of $350 offered by Fang. Had I known it was going to be the only "good batch" I would have definitely ordered, driver cut out or not. I don't think they all had that cut out problem. I just don't understand why Fang retuned them after so much acclaim.

 

I think the most I've gone wearing the HE-500 or the LCD-2 was maybe 8 hours? I usually average 3 to 5 on a daily basis. Sometimes I go a few days without listening to music or logging on here, but lately that hasn't happened.

I dunno, I ordered pretty dang early (just 2 days after the cut-off for the orders of rev. 1 batch of HE400s) and the early rev. 2 HE400 I got had massive transient imbalance issues too. It just seems that HFM quality control for early HE400s was really sub-par, as expected. 

 

Rule of thumb should be, if new planar magnetic headphone with new driver is announced and just released, wait half a year even if early reviews are glowing; this applies to both HFM and Audeze.

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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

 

Yes I would like to see hifiman "tweak to remove the tizz" as well lol. HE450 maybe?

 

I doubt if we'd ever see HifiMan perform such a modification.  If they were to tweak the HE-400 in an attempt to perfect it even more, it might just cannibalize sales of their higher end headphones, thus dropping the revenue that HifiMan takes in.  Businesses are smart in that kind of way.  wink.gif

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Thread Starter 

^^ I can see where you'd be right about this. But IMO I don't feel with removed tizz, you have an he500 killer. 

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But, with the use of a little EQ (font was striked through to hide forbidden term) I feel I do have an HE-500 killer already.  tongue.gif

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Thread Starter 

This is certainly out of place but I wanted to say that our four year Daschund, p-nut, will likely have to be put down tomorrow or sometime this week. He has at least one ruptured disc in his back and can not ambulate anymore. 

 

It's a double whammy for me to see him go because it also it also breaks my daughters heart for is tough on the dads. I just needed to post about him somewhere to help me through the process. I'm not looking to derail the thread, so no need to post back. Thanks. This is him...

 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

This is certainly out of place but I wanted to say that our four year Daschund, p-nut, will likely have to be put down tomorrow or sometime this week. He has at least one ruptured disc in his back and can not ambulate anymore. 

 

It's a double whammy for me to see him go because it also it also breaks my daughters heart for is tough on the dads. I just needed to post about him somewhere to help me through the process. I'm not looking to derail the thread, so no need to post back. Thanks. This is him...

 

 

 

frown.gif

 

You're welcome to spill your guts over here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/626954/the-diary-entries-of-a-little-girl-who-is-now-30-part-2

 

We're pretty accommodating.

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

This is certainly out of place but I wanted to say that our four year Daschund, p-nut, will likely have to be put down tomorrow or sometime this week. He has at least one ruptured disc in his back and can not ambulate anymore. 

It's a double whammy for me to see him go because it also it also breaks my daughters heart for is tough on the dads. I just needed to post about him somewhere to help me through the process. I'm not looking to derail the thread, so no need to post back. Thanks. This is him...


Sad news frown.gif Saying goodbye to a pet is never easy.
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Matt,

 

Very sorry to hear this.

 

Ironically, I was reading a book a few weeks back, I was reading "The Psychopath Test" by Jon Ronson (author of "Men Who Stare at Goats").  He shared information on a brief interview with Al Dunlap (the heartless individual who dissected Sunbeam by cutting a majority of their workforce).  Anyway, Al was placed into the category of being a psychopath due to his irrational/arrogant/unsympathetic behavior.  Yet, Al did have a great quote - "If You Want a Friend, Then Get a Dog" as he basically implied that having friends in the business world isn't a good idea because the day might come when you have to can them.  However, having a dog as a friend means you can have a true relationship and not necessarily have to involve the dynamics of business.

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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

I can't seem to find any traces of the user GREQ in this thread confused.gif

Apologies, he was over on the HE-500 thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/551345/hifiman-he-500-he-as-in-high-end-please-post-your-impressions-proving-to-be-a-great-headphone-and-standing-the-test-of-time/5520#post_9524957

post #11891 of 17742
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

I dunno, I ordered pretty dang early (just 2 days after the cut-off for the orders of rev. 1 batch of HE400s) and the early rev. 2 HE400 I got had massive transient imbalance issues too. It just seems that HFM quality control for early HE400s was really sub-par, as expected. 

 

Rule of thumb should be, if new planar magnetic headphone with new driver is announced and just released, wait half a year even if early reviews are glowing; this applies to both HFM and Audeze.

Right this is why waited to order... haha. I remember now. I believe in this rule of thumb too. Wait at least a year for Hifiman products or I guess don't be shy about sending them in for repair. When I got my very first HE-500, three months after release. It had a crap load of problems, build quality wise. I got 2 replacements within a 8 month period, with the sound and build quality improving each time. I think the HE-500 was "finalized" maybe a year and a half after release. LOL. The one I have now was made late March of 2013 and is the best HE-500 I've had out of 4 in terms of build/sonics.

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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Right this is why waited to order... haha. I remember now. I believe in this rule of thumb too. Wait at least a year for Hifiman products or I guess don't be shy about sending them in for repair. When I got my very first HE-500, three months after release. It had a crap load of problems, build quality wise. I got 2 replacements within a 8 month period, with the sound and build quality improving each time. I think the HE-500 was "finalized" maybe a year and a half after release. LOL. The one I have now was made late March of 2013 and is the best HE-500 I've had out of 4 in terms of build/sonics.

My refurbbed HE500s are made in March 2012 (as shown by the serial stickers on the drivers); they are great and all except there is a big impedance mismatch, which surprisingly has zero effect on anything other than the multimetre.

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A lot also depends on how well the HE-400 have synergy with the rest of one's rig. I dare to say that Audio-Gd gear still has the best synergy.

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

This is certainly out of place but I wanted to say that our four year Daschund, p-nut, will likely have to be put down tomorrow or sometime this week. He has at least one ruptured disc in his back and can not ambulate anymore. 

 

It's a double whammy for me to see him go because it also it also breaks my daughters heart for is tough on the dads. I just needed to post about him somewhere to help me through the process. I'm not looking to derail the thread, so no need to post back. Thanks. This is him...

 


I'm sorry to hear this frown.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by wje View Post

Matt,

 

Very sorry to hear this.

 

Ironically, I was reading a book a few weeks back, I was reading "The Psychopath Test" by Jon Ronson (author of "Men Who Stare at Goats").  He shared information on a brief interview with Al Dunlap (the heartless individual who dissected Sunbeam by cutting a majority of their workforce).  Anyway, Al was placed into the category of being a psychopath due to his irrational/arrogant/unsympathetic behavior.  Yet, Al did have a great quote - "If You Want a Friend, Then Get a Dog" as he basically implied that having friends in the business world isn't a good idea because the day might come when you have to can them.  However, having a dog as a friend means you can have a true relationship and not necessarily have to involve the dynamics of business.

 

Wayne always with wise words.

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

This is certainly out of place but I wanted to say that our four year Daschund, p-nut, will likely have to be put down tomorrow or sometime this week. He has at least one ruptured disc in his back and can not ambulate anymore. 

It's a double whammy for me to see him go because it also it also breaks my daughters heart for is tough on the dads. I just needed to post about him somewhere to help me through the process. I'm not looking to derail the thread, so no need to post back. Thanks. This is him...



Matt, that's terrible. Sorry you have to deal with that mate.

Matt
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