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post #12766 of 20172
Lol T90. A lot of hate for that headphone. The AKGs could both be bought for under $400. Same can't be said about T90.
post #12767 of 20172

Yes but I have tried the X1, DT990, HD650 etc. all bassy open headphones, but they still have nowhere near to bass of the HE400, especially below <60hz...

post #12768 of 20172
Sub bass, yeah, open dynamics can't move that much air.
post #12769 of 20172

that right,would potentially make discomfort a nonissue as all the weight would be more evenly distributed.thanks

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post #12770 of 20172

Hey,

I'm really looking forward in purchasing a HE-400.

I used to listen to Beyer's DT990 Pro 250 Ohm for almost 5 years and I just want a slightly different and better headphone.

Since I'm lving in a small town in Germany, there is no way to try things out.

The reason i post here is, that I need a DAC/Amp and I'm listening my music most of the time in front of my pc.

What do you guys consider to be the best option?

 

-Asus Xonar Essence STX / Phoebus

-Fiio E09k + Fiio E07k

-Yulong U100

-Asus Xonar DGX + Matrix M Stage

 

I'm willing to spend 150-200€.

The easiest way for me would be the Fiio option, since I can get them very easily in the next big town.

Thanks for reading,

Schroeder

 

p.s.:

pls forgive me my bad English \ ^--^ /

post #12771 of 20172
Thread Starter 

Welcome to headfi!! The he400 is a great hp for the price point. Part of the beauty is that it doesn't need much to amp it. What are you using now? 

 

On a budget I'd consider the fiio e17. You'll get an amp/dac/portable all in one. The he400 does have some modest ability to scale with better amps and gear but it will be a case of diminishing returns. 

 

Alternately, look into the Audiogd products. They have a few all in one amp/dac combos that pair well and are reasonable prices. Lastly, I'm a big fan of vintage 70's receivers to power orthodynamic hp's. They can be had for often less than $50 and can give you amazing results. Pioneer and Sansui are names to look for if you interested in going down this road.

 

gL!!

 

Matt

post #12772 of 20172
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Lol T90. A lot of hate for that headphone. The AKGs could both be bought for under $400. Same can't be said about T90.

 

I have a tolerance for a LOT of treble... so long as the treble is smooth I can handle having it more IN MY FACE 

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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

Yes but I have tried the X1, DT990, HD650 etc. all bassy open headphones, but they still have nowhere near to bass of the HE400, especially below <60hz...

Exactly Open Air SUb bass is what I'm lookin for 

post #12773 of 20172
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

I have a tolerance for a LOT of treble... so long as the treble is smooth I can handle having it more IN MY FACE 
Exactly Open Air SUb bass is what I'm lookin for 

Open air and sub bass is pretty much a planar thing. HE-400 and LCD2 come to mind.
post #12774 of 20172
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Open air and sub bass is pretty much a planar thing. HE-400 and LCD2 come to mind.

 

Great then I need to own the dt990 and He 400 xD yay for me :3 

post #12775 of 20172
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

Does seem a bit pointless to me having a closed LCD2 because I thought the point of ortho's is that you can have the good bass of a closed headphone while at the same time having an open headphone, every open dynamic headphone has lacking bass. Audeze must be doing it for a reason though.

 

 

The thing is that LCD2 doesn't sound like an open headphone to begin with.

post #12776 of 20172
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The thing is that LCD2 doesn't sound like an open headphone to begin with.

 

A shame to hear that. does the He 400 at least have the airy open sound? 

post #12777 of 20172

Well it certainly has a lot of treble in the 'air' region.  Too much of it in fact.

 

LCD2's biggest complaint is that it's lacking that last bit of treble extension and delicacy, which I can agree with.

post #12778 of 20172
Yet, the LCD2 is an amazing headphone. I haven't found any planar I've tried to have amazing openness like dynamics and stats. They have depth down, however.
post #12779 of 20172
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Yet, the LCD2 is an amazing headphone. I haven't found any planar I've tried to have amazing openness like dynamics and stats. They have depth down, however.

 

q.q how does the He 500 compare to the Dt 880 in terms of open ness in that case >.> 

post #12780 of 20172
To be honest, the HE-4 is like a super DT880, with similar width, and better depth. Don't expect a super wide soundstage in a planar. I haven't heard the HE500, but FWIR it's not much different in soundstage either.
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