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post #13486 of 18442
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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 #13487 of 18442
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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 #13488 of 18442
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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 #13489 of 18442
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 #13490 of 18442
Thread Starter 

Comes with 3.5 cable and the adapter. Enjoy!!

post #13491 of 18442

Thanks for posting the EQ settings TMRaven and Beaver.Both ones SAVED.

 

Audirvana+ has recently integrated various EQ plug-ins in the preferences interface.


Edited by Lohb - 10/11/13 at 3:48am
post #13492 of 18442
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post
 

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.

 

You should consider changing the Q (?) value of the round thingies (double click). I'd say the +16kHz should be more emphasized. You should do that by changing the Q value of the last dot to make a sharper peak, and move it a bit fruther to the left as well.

post #13493 of 18442
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

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.

 

 

Why don't you use a better 31 band equaliser? I do not think that one is probably giving you optimal results....

 

Maybe try the foobar2k 31 band EQ or electriQ or something...

post #13494 of 18442

Some people (like myself) prefer iTunes.

post #13495 of 18442

Can you not get a better EQ for itunes?

post #13496 of 18442

Not that I know of. beaver had recommended an EQ software that accommodates all programs (can't remember the name...) but I haven't tried it yet.

post #13497 of 18442

There are ways to implement 'better' EQs across the entirety of OSX, but it's too troublesome for me, especially when my EQ usage spread is 95% 'What Sibilance?!' and 5% other, and that EQ is simple yet effective enough that it isn't hindered by iTunes at all.  I'm not going to be trying to use a 31 band Equalizer just to implement a treble rolloff.

post #13498 of 18442

I'm thinking of returning my DT990 Pro and replacing it with a HE-400 but I need to know a few things first:

 

Brightness: More or less than 990?

Bass: More or less than 990?

Does it pair well with the Schiit M&M stack?

Comfort: How is it out of the box? I'm guessing not as good as 990 but how much worse?  How about with the velour replacement pads?

 

What are the advantages of orthodynamic/planar magnetic drivers?

post #13499 of 18442

DT990 is brighter overall

DT990 has more mid-bass whereas HE-400 has more sub-bass.  The two have comparable overall bass quantity

HE-400 likes the Magni/Modi.  Will probably like the Vali even better when it comes out.

Comfort might be different for you and me.  DT990 is way lighter and clamps less, but the earpads are also less deep so I didn't like having my ears touch the driver over time.  You'll want to use either the Velours or the Modded Pleathers for the HE-400.  I'm guessing many people would consider the DT990 to be generally the more comfortable headphone, but HE-400 is pretty comfortable in itself to me.

 

Planar Magnetics utilize a very large diaphragm and strong magnets, so they can move a lot of air and with great force.  The biggest advantage is pure, clean bass extension and speed.  Instrument separation will be great and the bass will be extended and with really low THD.

post #13500 of 18442
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post
 

 

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.

 

For my setup is too high and strong .. I can not find better for me than this Eq:
 

 

But I'm still not very happy.

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