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post #12886 of 18654
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

I would add the I didn't find any material that the he-4 didn't handle better than the he400. Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country...

 
I liked the he-4 better for everything that have in my library. 

 

Based on the sound I would support that, I honestly feel that my Dt 880 with a +3 boost to the mid bass is perfect! It does EVERYTHING fantastic... I how ever do not eq anything out side of EDM [since eq is imo un reliable seeing as different software does eq a little different, and not to mention if you are un able to eq [like using a line out of a DAP] you kinda get disappoionted] How ever for the VERY few times that I accidently left my eq, again the Dt 880 had MIND blowing bass :O and mids. How ever though, listening today with the same EQ I do notice the mids do suffer a bit... a fair enough trade off but again I don't like eq so I prefer no eq over hainv to adjust the eq slighty for each song

 

THAT said, the HE 4 sounds like a Dt 880 with a smidge more bass and mids [since it's an ortho] which would make it easily a SUPER Dt 880, but again I've been using Dynamics since I started the hobby, outside of the HE 400 for edm, I don't see my self re arranging my room to buy an amp just to drive the HE 4, so it will have to wait

 

On a side note how ever... DAMN the AD900X has some BASS to it :O It's just as tight and solid as the Dt 990 and yet it's as balanced as the Dt 880... I'm willing to bet the HE 4 has a bass simmilar if not even better than the AD900x [which lacks sub bass] but as I try more headphones voiced like teh DT 880 and AD900x [which I got today] I can understand how the HE 4 could be a  king within the price range and sound signiture of cans like the DT 880, Sony MA900 and ATH AD900x

 

You would just need have your amps gear for Orthos and forget about going portable with an HE 4 lol

post #12887 of 18654

How would those HE-4s compare to the HE-400 with EDM music? I really like the fact that they're 100 grams lighter than the HE-400 too.

post #12888 of 18654
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

 

Based on the sound I would support that, I honestly feel that my Dt 880 with a +3 boost to the mid bass is perfect! It does EVERYTHING fantastic... I how ever do not eq anything out side of EDM [since eq is imo un reliable seeing as different software does eq a little different, and not to mention if you are un able to eq [like using a line out of a DAP] you kinda get disappoionted] How ever for the VERY few times that I accidently left my eq, again the Dt 880 had MIND blowing bass :O and mids. How ever though, listening today with the same EQ I do notice the mids do suffer a bit... a fair enough trade off but again I don't like eq so I prefer no eq over hainv to adjust the eq slighty for each song

 

THAT said, the HE 4 sounds like a Dt 880 with a smidge more bass and mids [since it's an ortho] which would make it easily a SUPER Dt 880, but again I've been using Dynamics since I started the hobby, outside of the HE 400 for edm, I don't see my self re arranging my room to buy an amp just to drive the HE 4, so it will have to wait

 

On a side note how ever... DAMN the AD900X has some BASS to it :O It's just as tight and solid as the Dt 990 and yet it's as balanced as the Dt 880... I'm willing to bet the HE 4 has a bass simmilar if not even better than the AD900x [which lacks sub bass] but as I try more headphones voiced like teh DT 880 and AD900x [which I got today] I can understand how the HE 4 could be a  king within the price range and sound signiture of cans like the DT 880, Sony MA900 and ATH AD900x

 

You would just need have your amps gear for Orthos and forget about going portable with an HE 4 lol

 

Nope. Smidge? :rolleyes: The different in bass between the 880 and he4 is significant. Like, the rabbit just died significant. 

post #12889 of 18654
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Originally Posted by hemipowered007 View Post

must, stop, obsessing over headphones...kid needs diapers...haha just kidding, but seriously this is the most addicting hobby I've ever gotten myself into.
I WANT ALL THE HEADPHONES!! Why can't I have like 5 heads?! tongue_smile.gif
post #12890 of 18654
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

Nope. Smidge? :rolleyes: The different in bass between the 880 and he4 is significant. Like, the rabbit just died significant. 

 

:O that doesn't sound good... the Dt 880 is like well only a smidge short of PERFECT for me... if the HE 4 has THAT much more bass... I wonder about it for example the AD 900x has some AWSEOME FREAKING bass like DAMN, it's a little tigher than the Dt 880 and a little deeper dare I say, but it's a little too lean which means  with EDM it's KILLER but with Jazz it's loses a little of the beauty of wooden bass tones the Dt 880 has very neutral bass, I would ONLY want a smidge more of it over all, where as the AD 900x has slighty overly lean bass but there's more bass over the Dt 880  so :/ it's a wierd mix, I would say the HE 4 most likely has more bass than the AD 900x which would... kinda not be a great thing, espically if it has the mids of the Dt 880 as that bass would drown out the mids a little, 

 
EITHER WAY I SHALL NOT ADMIT DEFEAT, until I hear it q.q [and I'm sure when I hear it I'll be a very sad Beyer owner] 
post #12891 of 18654
Soooo, you're reviewing headphones you've never heard? Interesting approach sir....
post #12892 of 18654

Isn't the HE-400 supposed to be the new and improved HE-4 (per say)?

I was under the impression the HE-400 was superior to the HE-4...

http://www.head-fi.org/t/612911/hifiman-he-4-vs-hifiman-he-400

post #12893 of 18654
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post
 

Isn't the HE-400 supposed to be the new and improved HE-4 (per say)?

I was under the impression the HE-400 was superior to the HE-4...

http://www.head-fi.org/t/612911/hifiman-he-4-vs-hifiman-he-400

 

We were all very naive a year ago :happy_face1: 

 

The HE400 hype was strong then.

post #12894 of 18654
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Originally Posted by hemipowered007 View Post

Soooo, you're reviewing headphones you've never heard? Interesting approach sir....

 

that's not a reivew my friend, just my thoughts! Trust me, my reviews area bout 8 pages and 8 hours of work long q.q

 
just my thoughts and musings :3 [ or rather an excuse to tell my self so I don't fell like I made a mistake going with a Balanced DT 880 Upgrade over the choice I could have made to get an HE 4 <.<] 
post #12895 of 18654

I assume the HE-4 needs a powerful amp?

 

In that case it is not such a cheap option if you do not already have a good amp.....

 

£400 for the headphones and another £200+ for an amp....

post #12896 of 18654
It needs a power plant, not any good amp will do. Like some have mentioned, a speaker amp like tbe Emotiva is pretty cost effective. You'll need speaker tap cables for the HE4 if going that route.
post #12897 of 18654
Thread Starter 

The best amp bang for the buck that I ever tried for the he-4 was a Pioneer sx-650. It cost me about $20 in gas to go get it. The amp itself was free. :veryevil:

post #12898 of 18654

Ouch a power plant would significantly increase the cost

post #12899 of 18654
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

It needs a power plant, not any good amp will do. Like some have mentioned, a speaker amp like tbe Emotiva is pretty cost effective. You'll need speaker tap cables for the HE4 if going that route.
I'll ask the obvious question then: Will either the Soloist or the Mjolnir be sufficient to drive the HE 4 ? Thanks.
post #12900 of 18654

Why not just spend under 200 dollars on an Emotiva Mini and then recable the HE-4.

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