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post #12946 of 18450

:D getting excited about my Rev 3 HE 400 ^^, btw q.q what are teh measure ments of the REV 3 >.> 

 

in addition I REALLY hope it sounds better than my DT 990 with edm [it should with all that SUB bass] 

post #12947 of 18450
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Originally Posted by hemipowered007 View Post

If anyone hears of a possible trade, he4 for he400 let me know please! So interested now, ill need to buy new pads for mine prior due to ne straight butchering both mine making me fugly velour top jergpads, they soubd great though! Will the jergpads work on the he4? I remember someone saying the pads or rings are different

 

The jergpads by Modular offer the same improvements for the he4 as they do for the 400. 

post #12948 of 18450
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

:D getting excited about my Rev 3 HE 400 ^^, btw q.q what are teh measure ments of the REV 3 >.>

 

in addition I REALLY hope it sounds better than my DT 990 with edm [it should with all that SUB bass]

 

That seller misquoted the Revision. Rev 3 is the revision that was recalled (black driver) because of treble issues. I PM'd the user in that FS thread and told him to get rid of the "Rev 3" tag he was putting on his Rev 4 white drivers. There should be no Rev 3's floating around from what I understand.

post #12949 of 18450
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Lol. wink.gif

I can't wait to see your impressions.

Though I don't experience the same body of bass in the HE-4 as Matt has stated in comparison to the HE400 (I feel the HE400 has more body and presence in bass personally), the HE-4 has everything else. Better air, soundstage, clarity, and precision/speed. The mids are just sligthly recessed (which is why I say it's like the DT880 in that it's slightly v-shaped), but overall, it's well balanced, energetic, and just pleasing all around. I think if I had the tastes back then as I do now, I may have been even more enamored by the HE-4.

People need to understand that the HE-4 is not like the HE-500. It's quite different. The HE500 specializes in mids and warmth. The HE-4 is more like the HE-6 in that it's clean, fast, and energetic (FWIH of the HE-6's impressions).

So it's a different take, and may not exactly be for those who are so tuned to the HE500's sound.

 

This description of the he4 is right on target. It seems that with the right amp, mini he6 is a fair description. It doesn't have the spike in the treble that the he400 does but has consistently more treble energy across the upper end. For some, that will be wonderful. There are a few moments that you have with hp's and gear. For me, I will never forget the bass on the he4 with the sx1280 amp. Pretty sure that I wet my pants. :o

post #12950 of 18450

The original HE-400 had the black drivers and was recalled because of driver failure problems.  Rev.2 had white drivers and was just fine, Rev. 3 had sandy-colored drivers and was recalled for treble problems.  Rev. 4 has clear drivers and is fine.

post #12951 of 18450
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

The original HE-400 had the black drivers and was recalled because of driver failure problems.  Rev.2 had white drivers and was just fine, Rev. 3 had sandy-colored drivers and was recalled for treble problems.  Rev. 4 has clear drivers and is fine.

 

Whoops. Got brown and black mixed up.

post #12952 of 18450
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

The original HE-400 had the black drivers and was recalled because of driver failure problems.  Rev.2 had white drivers and was just fine, Rev. 3 had sandy-colored drivers and was recalled for treble problems.  Rev. 4 has clear drivers and is fine.

 

Ahh then mine is REV 2 as the drivers are white 

post #12953 of 18450
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

 

Ahh then mine is REV 2 as the drivers are white 

 

FYI Rev. 4 is the same as Rev. 2, as in they returned to the second driver/tuning after the Rev. 3 fiasco.  Driver housing color is slightly more transparent white if I read correctly, but they are essentially the same.

post #12954 of 18450
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post
 

 

FYI Rev. 4 is the same as Rev. 2, as in they returned to the second driver/tuning after the Rev. 3 fiasco.  Driver housing color is slightly more transparent white if I read correctly, but they are essentially the same.

Presumably :rolleyes:

 

I don't think anyone's actually A/B tested a pre-yellow driver and a post-yellow driver yet, so we only have the word from Hifiman, as well as some...not awfully reliable impressions (including mine).

post #12955 of 18450
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

I have 1 pair of he4 left. I dont know if hifiman still has more available at least to dealers. Id have to ask

 

Hi Justin, since you chimed in here, was wondering if you could clarify something for me:  I'm between getting the HE-400 and HE-500 and am wondering if the HE-500 still comes with the black travel/carrying zipper case it was shipping with for quite some time or if they've changed it back to the 'storage box' now?  I would want one of those add-on carrying cases if I were going to order the HE-400 (which I know it's not included with), so trying to take all the implied costs of that model into account.

 

Thanks

post #12956 of 18450

either way I just hope it meets my expectations,

post #12957 of 18450

How much of a difference in quantity / impact of bass and lower mids is there between the HE400 and HE500?

 

5%... 25%....?

post #12958 of 18450
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

How much of a difference in quantity / impact of bass and lower mids is there between the HE400 and HE500?

 

5%... 25%....?

 

Around the same overall volume, HE400 has more bass, period. It's just the nature of its FR relative to its big bro. HE500 extends a lot better in the sub-bass region, but that does not contribute to bass quantity or impact at all.

post #12959 of 18450
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

 

Around the same overall volume, HE400 has more bass, period. It's just the nature of its FR relative to its big bro. HE500 extends a lot better in the sub-bass region, but that does not contribute to bass quantity or impact at all.

 

Thanks, If you were to EQ the bass can they produce about the same amount?

post #12960 of 18450

HE-400's also measure much better distortion wise in the bass department. Worse in the midrange though.

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