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post #12601 of 17069
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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 #12602 of 17069
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Originally Posted by catspaw View Post
 

 

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 #12603 of 17069
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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.

post #12604 of 17069

Any and all comfort issues I've ever had from headphones have been from the headband on top. A tight clamp has always helped alleviate the problem for me and the HE-400's have a perfect grip IMO. People praise Beyerdynamic for how comfortable their headphones are but the DT770 was one of the least comfortable headphones I've ever owned. They did not provide enough grip or have a flat enough headband to keep the top of my head from aching after 30min+. Personally, the HE-400 is perfect for me, though I can't complain about the HD600/580 either...

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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post
 

Any and all comfort issues I've ever had from headphones have been from the headband on top. A tight clamp has always helped alleviate the problem for me and the HE-400's have a perfect grip IMO. People praise Beyerdynamic for how comfortable their headphones are but the DT770 was one of the least comfortable headphones I've ever owned. They did not provide enough grip or have a flat enough headband to keep the top of my head from aching after 30min+. Personally, the HE-400 is perfect for me, though I can't complain about the HD600/580 either...

 

Headphone comfort is so subjective. I find the ATH A900X headphones to be one of the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn and very few people share this opinion. Because of that I was worried about the comfort level of the HE-400's, but I also find them quite comfortable. Two very different headphone designs, yet both work well for me. It's always interesting to read about other peoples experiences with headphones, but I always take comments on comfort with a grain of salt. 

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No doubt, I don't disagree with you. Different shaped heads, hair, etc. I for one didn't like the A900X just because of sliding issues on the wing system. Holy soundstage on those puppies though...

post #12607 of 17069

Well i did Mod my HE-400 with beyerdynamic pads to get a better comfort and so far im happy with the results.

Its just that few people who are not in the head-fi community would have a headphone like this.

 

on the other hand, since i got a shure SE215, I keep the HE-400 for home use, and the previous problems hardly seem to be there.

post #12608 of 17069
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post
 


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.

 

Mmm yes my thoughts exactly, I have no idea what people are complaining about, the cable is high quality canare cable.... If you want to see bad cables on expensive headphones I could find a LOT of worse examples that I have tried... The connectors will disconnect if tugged to avoid breaking.... The only part which I do agree with the nitpickers would be that the comfort is not great, its not BAD... Like the Vmoda M-100 for example.... But its not exactly good either. The main issues I would say with this headphone are the treble / sibilance and comfort / weight, maybe the upper midrange could be a bit better as well... everything else is excellent for the price.

post #12609 of 17069
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Originally Posted by gab840 View Post
 

What are the best Amplifier suitable for HE-400 in 150-300$ range ????

 

I am using the iDAC ( http://www.ifi-audio.com/en/iDAC.html ) ... and it's great.


Edited by roncaron - 9/10/13 at 3:17am
post #12610 of 17069
Quick question, does the 400 terminate in 3.5 or 6.3? Thx
post #12611 of 17069
6.3
post #12612 of 17069

Technically it's 3.5, with a 6.3 adapter attached. So both.

 

edit: Picture for clarity

 


Edited by beaver316 - 9/10/13 at 10:10am
post #12613 of 17069
Lol, I forgot.
post #12614 of 17069

Hey Jerg, or anybody that has both he-400 and he-500, why have you kept the 400? I'm considering trading my 400s for the 500s, but they cost almost double... not sure if it's worth it

post #12615 of 17069

Do the HE500 have as much bass as the HE400?

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