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post #13456 of 18702

I'm using TM raven's "balanced" iTunes EQ for the 400 -- WOW. It really brings the treble in nicely.  I'm also experiencing more natural female vocals and mids in general TBH, possibly due to the flatter FR bringing the overtones more in line?

 

I still use his "what sibilance" setting for most electronic music because the bass is more emphasized though :-) 

post #13457 of 18702
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Originally Posted by mogulmaster View Post
 

I'm using TM raven's "balanced" iTunes EQ for the 400 -- WOW. It really brings the treble in nicely.  I'm also experiencing more natural female vocals and mids in general TBH, possibly due to the flatter FR bringing the overtones more in line?

 

I still use his "what sibilance" setting for most electronic music because the bass is more emphasized though :-) 

Kinda the purpose of the high-mids bump in that EQ preset, yes.

 

It would be nice if we can agree on some EQ presets that Matt can add to the OP, maybe TMRavens presets, as many new owners tend to ask about EQ every once in a while.


Edited by davidsh - 10/9/13 at 1:05pm
post #13458 of 18702

I've since updated my HE-400 EQ settings to be more to my liking.  I brought up the idea of linking the major impressions, comparisons and reviews involving the HE-400 from within this thread to be as part of the initial post but no success yet.

 


Edited by TMRaven - 10/9/13 at 2:11pm
post #13459 of 18702
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I've since updated my HE-400 EQ settings to be more to my liking.  I brought up the idea of linking the major impressions, comparisons and reviews involving the HE-400 from within this thread to be as part of the initial post but no success yet.

 

Maybe we can convince jerg to edit the second post :veryevil: 

post #13460 of 18702

Just PM me the formatted content TMRaven and I can paste it into the 2nd post.

post #13461 of 18702
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I don't find the HE-4 to do EDM better than the HE-400, but it does everything else better, since it's more balanced and airy. The HE-400 has a deepness/rawness to it's bass that the HE-4 doesn't touch (though it has fantastic bass extension)

 

What other headphones do you think are better than HE-400 for EDM?

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Just PM me the formatted content TMRaven and I can paste it into the 2nd post.

 

 

The problem is it'd have to be a community thing, where multiple members submit their content.  I know I can dig up the 3 or so good impressions I contributed to the thread and give them links with the appropriate titles, but it's too troublesome doing it for every single major impression posted in this thread.

post #13463 of 18702
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What other headphones do you think are better than HE-400 for EDM?

You may want to have a look at the Ultrasone pro 900 for EDM, though they're not really versatile.
post #13464 of 18702
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You may want to have a look at the Ultrasone pro 900 for EDM, though they're not really versatile.

 

Do they sound anything like the Ultrasone Pro 750's? I've auditioned those and I didn't like them TBH. They sounded very 'low fi' compared to HE-400. I know it's not fair to compare them since one is closed back and the other is an open back, but the 750's had too much one-noted muddy bass and sounded congested  compared to HE-400 IMO.

post #13465 of 18702
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Do they sound anything like the Ultrasone Pro 750's? I've auditioned those and I didn't like them TBH. They sounded very 'low fi' compared to HE-400. I know it's not fair to compare them since one is closed back and the other is an open back, but the 750's had too much one-noted muddy bass and sounded congested  compared to HE-400 IMO.

Precisely. It makes way more sense just to EQ up HE400's bass for EDM, than to buy something that is inferior in literally every aspect.

post #13466 of 18702
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Do they sound anything like the Ultrasone Pro 750's? I've auditioned those and I didn't like them TBH. They sounded very 'low fi' compared to HE-400. I know it's not fair to compare them since one is closed back and the other is an open back, but the 750's had too much one-noted muddy bass and sounded congested  compared to HE-400 IMO.

 

They sound similar but with stronger bass. I wasn't too fond of them but they sure do stuff like EDM unlike other phones. It's just that they are really limited with other types of music.

 

I personally have a pair of ATH-ES10's for my portable rig that also do EDM very well while being more versatile. They aren't too popular due to availability but they have really surprised me with their big sound for their size, tight impactful bass with great extension, sweet mids and open highs. They certainly have the wow factor. I've had them for just over a week and I'm totally hooked.


Edited by GWagon - 10/9/13 at 6:46pm
post #13467 of 18702

Something worth noting for EDM while not costing a ton: JVC HA-S500. $60, a few easy mods (check the threads) and you have something that does well for the price.

post #13468 of 18702
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post
 

Something worth noting for EDM while not costing a ton: JVC HA-S500. $60, a few easy mods (check the threads) and you have something that does well for the price.

 

How would you compare them to the HE-400's?

post #13469 of 18702

What is "ringing." Can't find the definition anywhere

post #13470 of 18702
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What is "ringing." Can't find the definition anywhere

 

Ringing is the result of a certain frequency resonating in the cups/drivers. On a CSD plot, it will look like a ridge.

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