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post #12586 of 19832
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

 

 how bout you stop wasting your time and money on a never-ending list of 'mid-tier' headphones and save up for a sr-007 and amp?  seriously, with how much you've bought and sold over recent years i reckon you lost at least half of what you could have put forth into an sr007.  

 

lol my thoughts as well.

post #12587 of 19832

MLE did try some stax before though IIRC

post #12588 of 19832

The more time I spend with my HE-500 the more I see how a great value the HE-400 is. Definitely worth all the praise and popularity.

post #12589 of 19832
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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post

The more time I spend with my HE-500 the more I see how a great value the HE-400 is. Definitely worth all the praise and popularity.
While that is true, funnily enough, the 500 is what prevents me from going back to the 400, especially now that I have the jergpads by modulor.
post #12590 of 19832
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

 how bout you stop wasting your time and money on a never-ending list of 'mid-tier' headphones and save up for a sr-007 and amp?  seriously, with how much you've bought and sold over recent years i reckon you lost at least half of what you could have put forth into an sr007.  
TM, the problem is one of getting the SR 007 mk1 which I have read here on Head-fi is better than the mk2. Are you agnostic to both models?
post #12591 of 19832

Talking about jergpads, I'm wondering when is Ryan going to make them again?

post #12592 of 19832

I've read you can easily mod the MK2 to be more akin to the MK1.  Whereas the MK1 had a linear and extended bass, the MK2 had more of a midbass hump and less extension.  Plugging up the bass port in the MK2 helps mitigate the hump and give it more extension.

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quote name="TMRaven" url="/t/604583/hifiman-he-400-impressions-and-discussion-thread/12585#post_9787853"]I've read you can easily mod the MK2 to be more akin to the MK1.  Whereas the MK1 had a linear and extended bass, the MK2 had more of a midbass hump and less extension.  Plugging up the bass port in the MK2 helps mitigate the hump and give it more extension.
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Thanks for the info, I did not know that. And apologies for temporarily hijacking this thread.
post #12594 of 19832
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

 how bout you stop wasting your time and money on a never-ending list of 'mid-tier' headphones and save up for a sr-007 and amp?  seriously, with how much you've bought and sold over recent years i reckon you lost at least half of what you could have put forth into an sr007.  

Coincidentally, I was thinking of saving up for a TH900. Lol. Thats gonna take some time on my pay.
post #12595 of 19832
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Coincidentally, I was thinking of saving up for a TH900. Lol. Thats gonna take some time on my pay.

 

That is so unlike you to skip the TH600 ;)

post #12596 of 19832
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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post
 

Talking about jergpads, I'm wondering when is Ryan going to make them again?

Very soon, I'm actually writing up all the details now and finishing up the tutorial so later this week/weekend I will begin to contact people from the list. :D

post #12597 of 19832
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Very soon, I'm actually writing up all the details now and finishing up the tutorial so later this week/weekend I will begin to contact people from the list. :D

 

 

Exciting! 

post #12598 of 19832
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Very soon, I'm actually writing up all the details now and finishing up the tutorial so later this week/weekend I will begin to contact people from the list. :D

That's good news :gs1000smile:

post #12599 of 19832
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There are actually a LOT of negative features on this HP if you think about it (weight, bad pads, weak cable conectors, requires quite some power to run, headband aint best out there either, open HP so no isolation....), but most of this seems irrelevant once you get realize the quality/price ratio.

 

 


I'm not really noticing these issues with my HE-400's. I was anticipating the possibility of comfort being an issue when I got them, but I'm happy to say that it hasn't been at all, I've gone 2 or 3 hours at a time many times since getting them, and they haven't once become uncomfortable. The cable is definitely on the stiff side, but I wrapped it up and tied it together at a suitable length and really don't have any issues with it. The headphone sits at my computer for listening, and sometimes moves to my bedroom if I feel like laying down, so the cable's lack of being pliable really doesn't have much baring on anything. I'm not sure what type of issues people might have been having with the connectors, they also seem sturdy enough to me. Maybe after untwisting them many times they become weaker? I've only disconnected mine a couple of times. The lack of isolation can't be held against the HE-400's, it's part of the intended design. Open and closed headphones are a different product, I don't think an open back design should be considered as a penalty.

post #12600 of 19832
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I'm not really noticing these issues with my HE-400's. I was anticipating the possibility of comfort being an issue when I got them, but I'm happy to say that it hasn't been at all, I've gone 2 or 3 hours at a time many times since getting them, and they haven't once become uncomfortable. The cable is definitely on the stiff side, but I wrapped it up and tied it together at a suitable length and really don't have any issues with it. The headphone sits at my computer for listening, and sometimes moves to my bedroom if I feel like laying down, so the cable's lack of being pliable really doesn't have much baring on anything. I'm not sure what type of issues people might have been having with the connectors, they also seem sturdy enough to me. Maybe after untwisting them many times they become weaker? I've only disconnected mine a couple of times. The lack of isolation can't be held against the HE-400's, it's part of the intended design. Open and closed headphones are a different product, I don't think an open back design should be considered as a penalty.

 

Well this is head-fi...so people nitpick about anything and everything.

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