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I know I would have never guessed the M50 to have angled drivers, because its soundstage is that of a bird-cage.

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Sure, the recording has its share too, but the way the drivers are angled also influences it.

The AKG K1k are physically like two speakers hold by a headband, and you can adjust the position of the drivers. That's probably the reason why it has a realistic, speaker-like soundstage (according to people who owned/heard it)

 

 

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I know I would have never guessed the M50 to have angled drivers, because its soundstage is that of a bird-cage.

 

uhh M50? I'm talking Sound Magic HP 100... although I was using angled w1000x stock pads but did I miss something? 

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I wasn't really commenting on the Sound Magic HP100.

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Hey, is Uber-upgrade (for Bifrost) beneficial for HE-400? If it allegedly extends highs, I am afraid it may not be so good for already high highs in HE-400...

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I wasn't really commenting on the Sound Magic HP100.

Ahh... I didn't see the M50 mentioned either q.Q'

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Ah, but you did see angled drivers mentioned.  z.Z'

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who cares about looks lol 
and I hear you there... 

I actually think the Audio-GD equipment is very good looking. I really like that it's so utilitarian, and a great name and font. I suppose the Compass is not the best looking but most designs are well balanced. Emotiva, in my opinion, is unattractive equipment.
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I actually think the Audio-GD equipment is very good looking. I really like that it's so utilitarian, and a great name and font. I suppose the Compass is not the best looking but most designs are well balanced. Emotiva, in my opinion, is unattractive equipment.

A-GD = 80's flashback but the sound and price more than make up for its retro styling.

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I like NAD equipment....

 

People might say it looks boring... But to me it looks cool....

 

I like the HE400 as well....

 

Understated high quality....

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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

I like NAD equipment....

 

People might say it looks boring... But to me it looks cool....

 

I like the HE400 as well....

 

Understated high quality....

 

Yea I like simpler more industrial looking equipment, the LD MKVI+ is very industrial... not sure still if I want it or the MK VIII SE 

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Could the 400 be EQ'd to the point of rivaling the 500 or are the 500's drivers superior, thereby making that impossible?
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Thread Starter 

The he400 is an excellent hp for the money.  Make or buy a pair of jergpads pads and it becomes even better. But, IMO it never reaches a point where it is the equal of the he500. For me it's mostly a matter of mids. Those lush natural mids just never seem to be achievable with the he400, not to the level of the he500. 

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The he400 is an excellent hp for the money.  Make or buy a pair of jergpads pads and it becomes even better. But, IMO it never reaches a point where it is the equal of the he500. For me it's mostly a matter of mids. Those lush natural mids just never seem to be achievable with the he400, not to the level of the he500. 

 

I wonder how the HE 500 compares to a balanced Dt 880 or T90... I'm in Dt 880 BLISS atm... 

 
Still my HE 400 should be shipping out today 
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Thread Starter 

Based on the post that I see you make and the fact that you love the dt880, I'd speculate that you prefer the he-4 or he-5le. They both will have more treble energy than the he500. 

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Based on the post that I see you make and the fact that you love the dt880, I'd speculate that you prefer the he-4 or he-5le. They both will have more treble energy than the he500. 

 

That's what I'm thinking... I'm might even hunt around for an HE 4 before I get the T90... [seeing as the HE 4 is cheaper] but I again wonder... is 6w into 50ohm going to REALLY unlock it's potential. How does the 5LE Compare to the 500 [as since is easier to find I may go that route] 

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