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post #12346 of 18107
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Originally Posted by CRUZMISL View Post

 

Yes, these are Circumaural headphones, not Supra-aural:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headphones#Circumaural


Thanks CRUZ L3000.gif

post #12347 of 18107

Just finished 3 of the 4 steps to the jergpad mod. Did everything except for the velour top modification. Easily the best thing I could have done. It wasn't hard at all either. If you got the tools and some time, it's actually pretty easy and pretty hard to mess up. 

 

They are now what I would consider to be the best headphones I've owned surpassing the Grado ps500 and even the Sennheiser HD650.

post #12348 of 18107

I am very interested in getting the HE-400 to replace my Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro as my home setup, but I'm still on the fence.

 

First of all, I fear that my desktop setup (Little Dot MKIII) may not be the best match for the very efficient HE-400, since the amp looks to be more suited for higher-impedance/low-sensitivity headphones. Any opinions on how the HiFiMANs sound with the Little Dot? Still torn between getting the HE-400 or opt for something like the Sennheiser HD600 or 650.

 

Thanks in advance!

post #12349 of 18107

HE-400 isn't exactly high efficiency.

post #12350 of 18107
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

HE-400 isn't exactly high efficiency.

 

So the LD MKIII's should run them just fine? Just worried that my existing amp doesn't pair well with a planar magnetic headphone.

post #12351 of 18107

Binaural music is fantastic on HE400, moreso than other cans I've tried (including modded HE500).

 

 

So textured and tactile. Those binaural drum kicks can trick your brain into thinking they might actually be real drums being played beside you.

post #12352 of 18107

I've recently upgraded the source for my HE-400's.

 

I'm now using the new Audiolab Q-DAC. Pair's brilliantly with them.

 

It's a slighty cut down version of the well respected M-DAC.

 

I've created a new thread for it since amazingly I couldn't find any discussion already on here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/677914/audiolab-q-dac

post #12353 of 18107
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post

 

So the LD MKIII's should run them just fine? Just worried that my existing amp doesn't pair well with a planar magnetic headphone.

 

 

As far as enough power it should be fine.  As far as matching well I couldn't say.  I've never heard the LD MK3, only the MK2.  While the MK2 isn't necessarily bad, I did like the O2 and Magni better.

post #12354 of 18107
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

 

 

As far as enough power it should be fine.  As far as matching well I couldn't say.  I've never heard the LD MK3, only the MK2.  While the MK2 isn't necessarily bad, I did like the O2 and Magni better.

 

Digging up posts on the site yielded some fruit; some say the HE-400 does fine with the MKIII but again, not much regarding the matching between them.

 

Oh well, I'm still interested in getting one though. Thanks!

post #12355 of 18107
Just wanted to say that "End of Silence" by Dash Berlin is exemplary on the he400s with hm901 dt880smile.png
post #12356 of 18107
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

iPod in the shower? You guys are nuts!! I drilled a small hole in my shower and installed a water proof 3.5 jack that feeds right to my desktop amps. If you're gonna do something, you might as well do it right. 

Alright, Matt and Wayne,

quit joshin' here. Or are you guys really serious ? Look at what you have done. I am now looking at my washer and dryer with new purpose. biggrin.gif

post #12357 of 18107
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Binaural music is fantastic on HE400, moreso than other cans I've tried (including modded HE500).

 

 

So textured and tactile. Those binaural drum kicks can trick your brain into thinking they might actually be real drums being played beside you.

 

I listen to a lot of binaural recordings on my he-400, and I agree it sounds very very good. It's very lifelike as though the sounds are coming from in the room. If anyone is interested check out binaural ASMR on youtube. It is not music btw, but a form of relaxation for troubled sleepers or tingle seekers...

post #12358 of 18107
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post


Proud new owner of the HE-400 here. Just picked mine up the other day, really enjoying them so far.

I have to admit, they seem a bit harder to power then I was expecting. Straight out of my phone (Galaxy S III) they are VERY quiet.

I have them hooked up to my Fiio E17 right now and it is a large improvement over un amped.

I bumped the gain up a bit and to my ears they sound excellent right now. I'd say the Fiio E17 is adequate to power them, I might look into something a bit beefier in the future but right now I'm pretty good with this set up.

I also find them a bit more comfortable then I was expecting...

Anyways, here I am seriously evaluating LOL
 

 

 

 

 

For me the jump that i mostly noticed (mostly in soundstage) was when i moved to the schiit asgard.

 

I went from unamped to Fiio E17, to Fiio E09 and finally to Asgard.

At that point i no longer felt like i required a better amp for the HE-400.

post #12359 of 18107
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Originally Posted by catspaw View Post

For me the jump that i mostly noticed (mostly in soundstage) was when i moved to the schiit asgard.

 

I went from unamped to Fiio E17, to Fiio E09 and finally to Asgard.

At that point i no longer felt like i required a better amp for the HE-400.

I'd like to move up to some Schiit equipment as well, but budget doesn't allow that at the moment frown.gif

post #12360 of 18107

I don't understand, with part 3 of the jergmod... The spacers...

 

How do the pads then clip back on? Because the spacers are in the way... Do you just leave those 2 clips detached? Or somehow force them together?

 

Just to clarify the part of the mods where you make stacks of tape to create a vent.... How do the clips then attach back onto the headphone with these stacks there? Or do you leave it detached?

 

Thanks.

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