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post #13756 of 20397

If anyone uses foobar or Jriver and uses EQ with there he-400's, pm me your eq's ill test em out.

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Posting is better, so that others can try them out also. 

post #13758 of 20397
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Originally Posted by renji1337 View Post
 

If anyone uses foobar or Jriver and uses EQ with there he-400's, pm me your eq's ill test em out.

 

Here is my latest effort after about 3 hours of fiddling haha...

 


Edited by nicholars - 10/17/13 at 7:59pm
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

And did reading this thread convince you to buy the he400?

 

 

Yes definitely, though I didn't read about the jerg pads until after I'd already purchased them. So started off with velours and very unhappy, but then after some brain burn in, it started to hit me. Glad i made this purchase.

post #13760 of 20397
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Originally Posted by moriez View Post
 

 

What about the low-end. How does it compare in these HP's?

Typical CLosed vs Open bass. For some one that has never heard an "open" headphone, The bass must have sounded odd 

 

Yes there are speakers but speaker bass hits your chest, so I think the low end was too different for her. Un realteable the HE 400 and w1000x in terms of clarity are equal imo, the W1000x after mods, those angled drivers really do wonders with the sound stage and clarity 

 

that said, the HE 400 is still the EDM king in my book! 

post #13761 of 20397

Hi,

 

I am planning to pre-order the Light Harmonic Geek DAC+AMP. Will this be good match with the HE-400?

 

If so, which power output level should i select while ordering it? They have 3 power output options, 450mW for <100 ohm headphones, 720mW for 100-300 ohm headphones, and 1000mW for 300 + ohm headphones.

 

Thanks in advance:) 

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Originally Posted by moriez View Post
 

Thanks guys. Anyone with experience with Asgard 2 or Lyr for the HE-400 post your impressions please.

 

@ethan, your're killing me! If I could play along in that price range yes I would :biggrin: 

Edit: Price to Europe €602. That ain't horrible but still I frown upon.

I have the asgard and HE-400 lightly moded + Eq.

In general id Say i dount know if the HE-400 can scale past the asgard.

The difference from my cowon i9 to cowon i9+fiio E17 is for example rather small in terms of sound quality (but volume might be a bit low on the cowon alone), and to tell you the truth i like the cowon sound signature more.

 

Now, on the asgard its slightly diferent. I dont feel like the signature changes much, but i do feel the soundstage opens more and somehow the sound seems to be more efforless (hard to explain).

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Originally Posted by nicolo View Post

Hi,

I am planning to pre-order the Light Harmonic Geek DAC+AMP. Will this be good match with the HE-400?

If so, which power output level should i select while ordering it? They have 3 power output options, 450mW for <100 ohm headphones, 720mW for 100-300 ohm headphones, and 1000mW for 300 + ohm headphones.

Thanks in advance:)  
Hardly anyone has heard it so I doubt people could give you feedback. There's a couple impressions in the CanJam thread. Regarding power, I would base that on other headphones you own or want to own someday. They all would work well with the 400.
post #13764 of 20397

Nobody interested in my EQ then? :(

 

Sat there last night for about 3 hours fiddling with it and trying to get the most sub bass quantity without too much distortion around 70-120hz where it can sound bad.... .

 

Really liking these headphones recently.... I was listening to them for about 8 hours yesterday going through various genres and surprisingly I found that they are actually pretty good with some metal and rock as well as my usual electronic and soundtracks that I mainly use them for.

post #13765 of 20397
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

Nobody interested in my EQ then? :(

 

Sat there last night for about 3 hours fiddling with it and trying to get the most sub bass quantity without too much distortion around 70-120hz where it can sound bad.... .

 

Really liking these headphones recently.... I was listening to them for about 8 hours yesterday going through various genres and surprisingly I found that they are actually pretty good with some metal and rock as well as my usual electronic and soundtracks that I mainly use them for.


I tried your EQ with Audirvana + that I just bought, but it get distortion. Can't listen with it :P

post #13766 of 20397
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

Really liking these headphones recently.... I was listening to them for about 8 hours yesterday going through various genres and surprisingly I found that they are actually pretty good with some metal and rock as well as my usual electronic and soundtracks that I mainly use them for.

I throw some jazz into the mix now and then and it's always a perfect match. Once you get used to the timbre/coloration in general, it's hard not to like just about anything with these.

 

:)

post #13767 of 20397
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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post
 


I tried your EQ with Audirvana + that I just bought, but it get distortion. Can't listen with it :P

 

Where is the distortion? Maybe you are not using the EQ properly? If it doesn't have auto normalisation you are supposed to EQ down from 0db....


Edited by nicholars - 10/18/13 at 8:22am
post #13768 of 20397

You EQ up a lot in the low KHZ regions. It sounds pretty twisted with Audirvana +.

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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

Nobody interested in my EQ then? :(

 

Sat there last night for about 3 hours fiddling with it and trying to get the most sub bass quantity without too much distortion around 70-120hz where it can sound bad.... .

 

Really liking these headphones recently.... I was listening to them for about 8 hours yesterday going through various genres and surprisingly I found that they are actually pretty good with some metal and rock as well as my usual electronic and soundtracks that I mainly use them for.

+1 to metal with them

post #13770 of 20397
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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post
 

You EQ up a lot in the low KHZ regions. It sounds pretty twisted with Audirvana +.

 

Yes it will not sound good unless you like sub bass and are using it for electronic music.... Also the quality of the bass in the recording... If it is bad then it will make it worse.... If it is good then you get good bass quantity and not a lot of distortion as the HE400 has almost no distortion anyway....

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