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post #13471 of 19810
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

I found a lot of similarities between the HE-400 and Mad Dogs 3.2 besides the treble.

Ahh but with what pads? I found the HE 400 with the Stock Pleathers to sound like the Mad Dog 3.2 did... to thick for my tastes... and the Mad Dog which had great bass, was WAY to thick in the mids for my tastes... after a week I sold it

 

The AD might be worth looking into but... at that price... maybe not 

post #13472 of 19810

I really enjoyed the T1 what little I listened to it, but it does have some tizziness just like the HE-400 in the treble.  

post #13473 of 19810
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

Ahh but with what pads? I found the HE 400 with the Stock Pleathers to sound like the Mad Dog 3.2 did... to thick for my tastes... and the Mad Dog which had great bass, was WAY to thick in the mids for my tastes... after a week I sold it

 

The AD might be worth looking into but... at that price... maybe not 

 

 

The Mad Dogs weren't too thick for me when comparing to the HE-400 using stock velours.  There was a congestion factor, but for me the D2000 had that as well.  I really don't know of any closed headphones that sound as similar to the HE-400 than the Mad Dogs.  Maybe the LCD-XC but :eek:

post #13474 of 19810
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

Good way to put it

 

also any one have any suggestions on a Closed Headphone that sounds simmilar to the HE 400 [sound stage and Flat bass response]

 

I'm thinking D2 or D5k, might look into what ever mods are nessicary for both

 

I feel like any headphone with a flat bass response will likely sound thick to you. Maybe sub-bass isn't your thing?

post #13475 of 19810
Sub bass not someone's thing? Saddest statement ever made frown.gif
post #13476 of 19810
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View 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.

 

I've posted my EQ config in this thread in the past but not much people respond with impressions. If anyone's interested in giving it a try, go ahead. I'd like some feedback; I've been using it for quite a while and am very happy with the sound. I made the biggest dip at 9Khz where sibilants is at it's strongest.

 

post #13477 of 19810

On their own, the D5000 I tried recently sounded quite nice.  I didn't compare them directly to the HE-400 though.  I have yet to hear a MD but they seem to be the best deal in closed headphones at the moment and the Alpha Pads are super comfortable.

post #13478 of 19810
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post
 

On their own, the D5000 I tried recently sounded quite nice.  I didn't compare them directly to the HE-400 though.  I have yet to hear a MD but they seem to be the best deal in closed headphones at the moment and the Alpha Pads are super comfortable.

That they are, but I tried the MD and again to thick in the mids It's the MIDS you guys, they sound just too soft and thick 

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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post
 

 

I feel like any headphone with a flat bass response will likely sound thick to you. Maybe sub-bass isn't your thing?

no no no, I like sub bass mind you, it's the MIDS that sound thick, not thick but they lack any tactility, they are just overly soft almost veiled. Like the difference between Raw bread and fully cooked bread, the fully cooked bread [even dense bread] has a more solid texture, yeast breads can still be fully cooked and have a softness to them, but raw dough is... gummy and overly dense and thick 


Edited by Mshenay - 10/10/13 at 10:00am
post #13479 of 19810

^It might be the air and tactility that the treble creates, and not the mids, as the HE-400 (treble aside) has dark (and therefore possibly thicker) mids that is a problem to you. Or perhaps you like your bass dry and not full sounding? Or is the bass/lower mids the problem for you when it becomes too thick and overwhelming? 


Edited by davidsh - 10/10/13 at 10:11am
post #13480 of 19810
If you want more speed and a drier tone than the HE400, the HE-4 would fit the bill.
post #13481 of 19810
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

^It might be the air and tactility that the treble creates, and not the mids, as the HE-400 (treble aside) has dark (and therefore possibly thicker) mids. Or perhaps you like your bass dry and not full sounding? Or is the lower mids the problem for you when it becomes too thick and overwhelming?

Might be that I like Dry Bass, althoiugh the biggest issue though is the lack of Upper Mids, those are wwhat have a nice edge to them. ALL Low mids= mush without any upper tactility. Treble has a distinctly different feel to it 

post #13482 of 19810
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mogulmaster View Post
 

Thanks so much gentlemen (or women). 

 

How would these babies compare to the T1? It's kinda the only dynamic I'm considering 4 future, I'm pretty hooked on this planar sound bc of the BASS mmmmhmm

 

Just heard the T1 last night. The T1 is much brighter airy and resolving. Compared to the he400 the T1 is bass light. It was very comfortable though. 

post #13483 of 19810
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

I really enjoyed the T1 what little I listened to it, but it does have some tizziness just like the HE-400 in the treble.  

word. thanks 

post #13484 of 19810
These are going to be my first pair of open back headphones and the planar magnetics have caught my interest due to their presentation of bass.

My current favourite headphones are the ATH-ES10's. Can anybody who has experienced both describe how they differ? Should I expect a significant improvement in SQ? I've actually paid less for these so I'd be pleasantly surprised if they are.

Also, do these come with a 3.5mm cable or will I have to buy an adaptor?

Thanks
Edited by GWagon - 10/10/13 at 2:02pm
post #13485 of 19810
Thread Starter 

Comes with 3.5 cable and the adapter. Enjoy!!

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