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post #12241 of 17047

hello all, figured I'd come on over. Offically an owner of these lovely HP (listening to some Enya atm...mmm dreamy). I was demoing these and the HD600s at the same time, and ultimately fell for the HE-400s. Brings such musicality to everything I listen to. Currently driving these with an E17 via toslink. Hoping to upgrade the schiit components by years end. Hope to learn from experienced owners as well!

 

cheers

post #12242 of 17047
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post

How easy are these mods to do for someone who isn't really mechanically inclined? I don't really want to butcher ear pads either...

http://www.head-fi.org/t/646812/hifiman-he500-he400-jergpad-mod-v2-0-new-modulor-production-jergpads-impressions-added

post #12243 of 17047
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Out of the box with no EQ I would say that there are better headphones such as the Denons and Sennheisers etc.... Out of the box but with EQ they are definately better but still the midrange has glare to it, the bass lacks some impact and the treble is tizzy and sibilant....

Remove the foam spacers makes them sound better all round...

Jerg mod part one and the tizz / sibilance is still there but a lot better, also the upper mids and bass sound a lot better, imaging etc. sounds better as well.

Jerg mod part 4 and the bass is pretty much perfect....

I would give the stock headphones with no mods and no EQ about a 6.5/10, with EQ about 7.5/10 and with EQ and all mods 9/10.

My advice to anyone who has the HE-400.... Remove foam spacers, do jerg mods part 1 and 4 at least, EQ them = Win.
By foam spacers, do you mean the foam rings or the foam circles that cover the drivers from view?
post #12244 of 17047

Well I have had my HE-400's well over a week with the Lyr and have put MANY hours on them.  I have to say these have really grown on me.  I have gotten full used tot he sound now and really enjoy it.  I have been comparing these to my Denon D5000 and have to say they may be slightly better to me.  The D5000 have a lot of bass but its not as clear and seems boomy to me compared to the HE-400.  Tough comparison as one is open and the other is closed but I am surprised how nice the HE-400 sounds.  The treble is still kinda "piercing" to me but can easily eq'd (except when listening to MOG streaming, cant find a way to eq that).  The Lyr seemed to smooth the treble out for me though a bit.  I also have the D5000's on a Schiit Asgard and they sound very nice.

 

All in all I love these head phones and am now very happy with the purchase.

post #12245 of 17047
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post


By foam spacers, do you mean the foam rings or the foam circles that cover the drivers from view?

 

I believe that with the pleather pads, they have a circular ring of foam inserted under the pad where your ears go.  Most people have reached in under the pleather and pulled these items out.

post #12246 of 17047
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

I believe that with the pleather pads, they have a circular ring of foam inserted under the pad where your ears go.  Most people have reached in under the pleather and pulled these items out.


This, the rings under the pads, not the foam circles covering the driver.

post #12247 of 17047
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post


This, the rings under the pads, not the foam circles covering the driver.
Can someone please tell me what is the inner diameter of the pleather ear pads? Thanks.
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Thanks all
post #12249 of 17047

Roughly 2 and 3/8ths inches.

post #12250 of 17047
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

Roughly 2 and 3/8ths inches.
Thank you.
post #12251 of 17047
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

Denon d7k arriving on Saturday. Will post comparison as available. 

 

Eagerly awaiting impressions.  Surely, the mail has been delivered by now, right?  biggrin.gif

 

 

Edit: Speaking of Denon, I missed this excellent deal this summer.  A pair of Denon D5000 headphones and a HeadAmp Gilmore amp for $400 ... and just a hours' drive from em.   I was a few hours too late.

 


Edited by wje - 8/17/13 at 9:07am
post #12252 of 17047
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

Eagerly awaiting impressions.  Surely, the mail has been delivered by now, right?  biggrin.gif

 

 

Edit: Speaking of Denon, I missed this excellent deal this summer.  A pair of Denon D5000 headphones and a HeadAmp Gilmore amp for $400 ... and just a hours' drive from em.   I was a few hours too late.

 

 

I've got one eye and one ear trained on the doorbell. 

post #12253 of 17047
What would you all say a good total price for a used set of 400's is (including shipping)?
post #12254 of 17047
Thread Starter 

It will depend on condition, if it's first owner, original box/accessories ect...

 

The he400 holds it value well and is a popular hp. With that being said somewhere between $320-$350 depending on the above mentioned. 

post #12255 of 17047

If I were selling my HE-400 (including the hard-shell carrying case and free shipping) I'd ask 300usd.  I see way too many going for 350 or so.  People are ********.

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