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post #14221 of 17959
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post
 

 

Hey nicholars, it looks like the EQ file you posted here is not the same one as in the image. The file has a huge bass bump unlike the picture. Im really interested in trying this one out, im a big fan of your previous treble only EQ.

 

Ah yes sorry that one is messed up, which one do you want? ill upload again.

post #14222 of 17959

The one that picture above is using would be great, thanks!

post #14223 of 17959
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post
 

The one that picture above is using would be great, thanks!

 

Just delete the low pass filter on the left and move the lump around 6khz down so it is flat with the line, it is the right file... Just the points did not save properly. Delete the point called "low pass" on the top left and double click the one around 6khz where the lump is and move it down using a few clicks the "gain" box. It will be exactly the same as the picture. Try the newer one I uploaded instead it is better. Just move the points up / down to make it as much treble as you want and delete the "low pass" filter on the top left if you do not want bass. Sometimes it does not save the points correctly, that's why there is a massive lump in the bass on that file that is not supposed to be there.


Edited by nicholars - 11/5/13 at 9:32am
post #14224 of 17959

I took a look at your newer one, the treble is lowered a bit much on that one imo. The signature changes too much and it looses it's sparkle. 03.11 is the best compromise imo. 

post #14225 of 17959
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post
 

I took a look at your newer one, the treble is lowered a bit much on that one imo. The signature changes too much and it looses it's sparkle. 03.11 is the best compromise imo. 

 

That is my "smooth" EQ for when the treble is irritating me or the recording is bad....

 

You can adjust it how you like but that newer one should be a bit better than the one I posted before. Just add some more treble by changing the "gain" setting on the dots, but keep the shape the same.


Edited by nicholars - 11/5/13 at 11:37am
post #14226 of 17959

Quick question in regards to Electic-q.  Am I losing anything by having the volume slider at -10db in order to put more range in my amp's volume control?

 

Thanks

Darren

post #14227 of 17959

Haven't been on here a while, have a quick question.

 

Recently I noticed the right speaker on my HE-400 has a slight "rattle" to it in some parts of songs/audio. Not very noticeable with the higher quality stuff but more so when playing lower quality audio.

 

The rattle-type sound doesn't happen on the left side of the speaker, so am I right to assume that something is wrong with it? And if so, what are my options? =/

 

Edit: Forgot to mention the wire for my right speaker cuts off sound from time to time and I have to twist it a bit and adjust it. Could that possibly be a reason? Everything else about the sound is fine besides this slight thing that pops up.


Edited by Bboy500 - 11/5/13 at 5:04pm
post #14228 of 17959
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Originally Posted by Bboy500 View Post
 

Haven't been on here a while, have a quick question.

 

Recently I noticed the right speaker on my HE-400 has a slight "rattle" to it in some parts of songs/audio. Not very noticeable with the higher quality stuff but more so when playing lower quality audio.

 

The rattle-type sound doesn't happen on the left side of the speaker, so am I right to assume that something is wrong with it? And if so, what are my options? =/

 

Edit: Forgot to mention the wire for my right speaker cuts off sound from time to time and I have to twist it a bit and adjust it. Could that possibly be a reason? Everything else about the sound is fine besides this slight thing that pops up.

Try to unscrew that connection and re-screw it in, but wind up the cable a bit so that it naturally keeps the tension into the thread rather than away from it.

post #14229 of 17959
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Try to unscrew that connection and re-screw it in, but wind up the cable a bit so that it naturally keeps the tension into the thread rather than away from it.

Actually I just switched the Left/Right wires, the issue is still there. The right speaker has that little rattle noise. Can't be the wire since the other one is fine even with the bad wire.

 

If I had to describe the sound, kind of like if a tiny rock was caught somewhere in the speaker and when it vibrates that little tiny rock is stuck there, vibrating with it.

 

Again, its very slight when it comes to playing my .flac files, might happen during specific parts of songs/choruses for a few seconds, nothing too major. It just happens a lot more often and is a lot more noticeable during lower quality audio.

post #14230 of 17959
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Originally Posted by Bboy500 View Post
 

Actually I just switched the wires with the sounds, the issue is still there. The right speaker has that little rattle noise. Can't be the wire.

 

If I had to describe the sound, kind of like if a tiny rock was caught somewhere in the speaker and when it vibrates that little tiny rock is stuck there, vibrating with it.

 

Again, its very slight when it comes to playing my .flac files, might happen during specific parts of songs/choruses for a few seconds, nothing too major. It just happens a lot more often and is a lot more noticeable during lower quality audio.

So the rattle isn't cutting in and out by tightening the connection to the cup?

 

Have you modded anything (regrilling mod / earpad mod)?

 

try taking off the grill and the earpad and blow some air at the driver, could be a piece of lint or something like that.

post #14231 of 17959
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

So the rattle isn't cutting in and out by tightening the connection to the cup?

 

Have you modded anything (regrilling mod / earpad mod)?

 

try taking off the grill and the earpad and blow some air at the driver, could be a piece of lint or something like that.

 

Seemed to have done the job :) Took off the pads and cleaned them up from all the dust/lint front and back, blew through the driver on both sides for a minute each, put them back together and it's not appearing any longer.

 

The only mod I did was take that cloth off the original grills back a year ago or so for improved sound. Probably the reason for the issue appearing. I just remember that doing so voids the warranty and was scared that it might have been a speaker problem. Seems like it wasn't.

 

Thanks for the advice :) I've blew on the speakers before but nothing came from it last time, maybe I just needed to do it more.

post #14232 of 17959
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Originally Posted by Bboy500 View Post
 

 

Seemed to have done the job :) Took off the pads and cleaned them up from all the dust/lint front and back, blew through the driver on both sides for a minute each, put them back together and it's not appearing any longer.

 

The only mod I did was take that cloth off the original grills back a year ago or so for improved sound. Probably the reason for the issue appearing. I just remember that doing so voids the warranty and was scared that it might have been a speaker problem. Seems like it wasn't.

 

Thanks for the advice :) I've blew on the speakers before but nothing came from it last time, maybe I just needed to do it more.

If you have dust problems after removing the dust screen (which seems to be the case here), yeah you can always just blow some air at the drivers once every blue moon. You could also just tuck the headphones away into a box or a drawer whenever you're not listening to them.

 

That's what I started doing with my HE500s which have fully open regrilling mod, as well as the fully modded pads with open backvents. I'm lazy so I don't want to have to do much maintenance on the headphones, as such I put em into my desk drawers at work / night.

post #14233 of 17959

Been going bananas the last 2 weeks, messing around with electri-q too much trying to make the mids/treble sound more like my speakers. I had reduced the dip in the treble too much and it introduced some tizz and it eventually drilled into my brain. So I gave electri-q the flick, it just allowed for too much variation and I could never find a setting I was happy with over time. I decided to use a simple slider eq as shown below.

 

 

It uses the sliders to make the curve (that is shown above the sliders) and it's sounding a lot more natural than I could get with electri-q. The tizz is gone without killing the treble and the mids are more open and lively probably because of the flat top, in electri-q, I always had more of a round top that made the vocals a little off at times. I have been using it the past 2 days and its sounding very very good. So I am back to loving the HE400 again *hugs them*.

post #14234 of 17959

:[ welp guys my HE 400 have been Traded for a Cocobolo Wood Back Denon 2k+D7k Cable and 4pin Balanced Termination 

 

It was fun to be here :D, a shame I ended up needing a Closed back in the end >.> 

post #14235 of 17959
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

:[ welp guys my HE 400 have been Traded for a Cocobolo Wood Back Denon 2k+D7k Cable and 4pin Balanced Termination

 

It was fun to be here :D, a shame I ended up needing a Closed back in the end >.>

You're making a mistake!! :p

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