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post #13756 of 17573
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

You don't need one of those amps for the HE400 though... But if I had £500 spare I would be interested in trying the TH600... Depends how much you are willing to spend.... TH600 probably has better treble, not sure about the rest of it as I have not heard them, although the D2000 which are Fostex headphones were very good and the TH600 are compared to the D7000.

 

Wild thoughts running through my mind. There's a shop not too far from where I live that sells the HE-400/500. I'll ask him for an auditioning meet before dropping coin on anything. Hopefully he can get his hand on a TH600 as well. Xmas is around the corner. But wait! Then there's the LCD2 hahaaaa

post #13757 of 17573
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Originally Posted by MrMateoHead View Post
 

This is a good example of what I would call someone trying to "get a downward sloping line". :wink_face:

 

Seriously though, I would rather have a phone that errs on "bright", than one that is so polite it never gets rockin'. Ever been to a concert? Christ everytime I go to one I just want to beat the sound board guys. You can't hear the out of control treble dude? God bless the HE-400s slight attempt to be tame . . . it would be too much without that scoop!

 

Everyone hears differently I guess.... To me the HE400 at default settings is far too sibilant and "tizzy" in the treble, literally hurts my ears..... maybe because you are listening to rock etc. I would rather use different headphones for those type of genres. Not sure what you mean about the "trying to get a downward sloping line" lol.

post #13758 of 17573

I've got good new and bad news guys

 

Good news. let a friend of mine listen to my HE 400 today :D 

 

Warning: Picutre (Click to show)

The Bad news...

 

she liked my w1000x more than the HE 400 :O [we listened to some Nirvana and Dub Step] AND while I did not use any eq, the pb1 has an upper mid boost to it

 

to quote " the [w1000x] sounds more natural... more clear" sadly though I can't disagree with her, non the less I still lik,e my HE 400 for EDM <3 still I'm a happy owner and I got another living soul to hear the HE 400 :D 

post #13759 of 17573

I've got good news too. I also have a W1000x and I gave it to my father as soon as I received the HE-400. :D

post #13760 of 17573
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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post
 

I've got good news too. I also have a W1000x and I gave it to my father as soon as I received the HE-400. :D

 

Should have got some pink beats instead like on your pic. Damn they look cool.... Especially over a hat so you cannot hear the sound.

post #13761 of 17573
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

 

Should have got some pink beats instead like on your pic. Damn they look cool.... Especially over a hat so you cannot hear the sound.


That's a good thing for Beats :D

post #13762 of 17573
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

to quote " the [w1000x] sounds more natural... more clear"

 

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

post #13763 of 17573

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

post #13764 of 17573
Thread Starter 

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

post #13765 of 17573
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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
post #13766 of 17573
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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 #13767 of 17573
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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 #13768 of 17573

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:) 

post #13769 of 17573
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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).

post #13770 of 17573
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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.
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