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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.

 

This. And then the he4 is better than the 400. The only bass that I've heard that I enjoyed more than the he4 was the lcd2. 

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

 

Yeah easily. HE500's bass sounds "fatter" than HE400's though, partly due to the better extension, partly due to mechanical differences in their diaphragms.

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I enjoyed the HE-400 more than the LCD2 bass sometimes when I compared the two.  I just liked the fatter nature of the HE-400 bass-- which sounds weird because the HE-400's bass is super tight and controlled.  The LCD2's bass though, is very, very, very tight and controlled.  I'm sure if I gave the LCD2 source components asides from the Magni/Modi that its bass would sound even deeper and hit even harder, because the Magni/Modi aren't exactly hard hitting bassy components.

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No headphone has touched that LCD2 bass for me. I like the D7000's very special bass that is all it's own, but in terms of EVERYTHING, the LCD2 bass is without peer for me. I wish it didn't weigh a ton...
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The HE-400 is the best bass I have heard but it is almost too controlled, the bass is excellent but a bit of extra "fatness" on the HE-500 might be a good thing.... Will have to try them and see when I have some money, think I will be sticking with HIFIMAN because they seem like the best value headphones currently on the market.


Edited by nicholars - 9/19/13 at 9:49am
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

No headphone has touched that LCD2 bass for me. I like the D7000's very special bass that is all it's own, but in terms of EVERYTHING, the LCD2 bass is without peer for me. I wish it didn't weigh a ton...

 

The lcd2 if about 100 grams lighter would be end game for me. 

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The lcd2 if about 100 grams lighter would be end game for me. 

 

Just I dunno hang it off a coiled cable or strong elastic cord off the ceiling, this way all the weight is counteracted :) 

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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

The HE-400 is the best bass I have heard but it is almost too controlled, the bass is excellent but a bit of extra "fatness" on the HE-500 might be a good thing.... Will have to try them and see when I have some money, think I will be sticking with HIFIMAN because they seem like the best value headphones currently on the market.

 

If you feel HE400's bass is too lean, then yes HE500's bass will be to your liking; it's not quite as fatty-sounding as most dynamic headphones, in fact it's very much a cross between dynamic bass and your typical lean-and-mean ortho bass.

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MLE, I'm wondering if we should tell Jerg about the ma900. Hmm...now there's a lightweight contender with some real legs on it. :biggrin:

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I actually like the he500 bass more, just like Jerg I think it's a thicker bass although I don't think the bass between them is too far off, just plain good ortho bass. It's the overall sound that I think people should think about when deciding between the two.
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If you feel HE400's bass is too lean, then yes HE500's bass will be to your liking; it's not quite as fatty-sounding as most dynamic headphones, in fact it's very much a cross between dynamic bass and your typical lean-and-mean ortho bass.

 

UGH lean and mean sounds EPIC, the AD900x had a VERY lean Mean bass for a dynamic open can, I can only imagine how the V shaped he 400 will sound :D 

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MLE, I'm wondering if we should tell Jerg about the ma900. Hmm...now there's a lightweight contender with some real legs on it. :biggrin:

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MLE, I'm wondering if we should tell Jerg about the ma900. Hmm...now there's a lightweight contender with some real legs on it. :biggrin:

 

How does the sound quality of the Sony MA900 compare to HE-400 and HE-4?

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How does the sound quality of the Sony MA900 compare to HE-400 and HE-4?

 

It's very different. Actually very similar to the hd6xx. 

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It's very different. Actually very similar to the hd6xx. 

 

Apparently even better in that regard. Seems like everyone in the MA900 thread is selling off their HD6XX.

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Apparently even better in that regard. Seems like everyone in the MA900 thread is selling off their HD6XX.

 

Well , not everyone is selling their hd650. I still have mine, for now. 

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