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post #14251 of 17061

I don't notice any distortion but I will lower it. Just made it easier at the time in electri-q to do the curves which were a PITA.


Edited by mlxx - 11/7/13 at 11:07am
post #14252 of 17061

Just wanted to announce that I purchased an Emotiva Mini-x A-100 for my HE-400 today. I know it's overkill, but it's just way cheaper than so many other SS amps. Will be posting listening impressions once I get my adapter cable situation sorted out. 

post #14253 of 17061
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Hmm....you might have considered the Asgard 2 which you can pick up for a similar price. Very flexible and sound quite nice with the he400. BUT...if you need to drive speakers also, then I agree with your choice. 

post #14254 of 17061
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Hmm....you might have considered the Asgard 2 which you can pick up for a similar price. Very flexible and sound quite nice with the he400. BUT...if you need to drive speakers also, then I agree with your choice. 

I got the Emotiva for $150 less than Asgard 2. Too late now anyway :evil:

post #14255 of 17061
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I actually like the Emotiva series. It's good stuff for sure. Nothing wrong with the price you paid either...:biggrin:

post #14256 of 17061
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Originally Posted by manbear View Post
 

Just wanted to announce that I purchased an Emotiva Mini-x A-100 for my HE-400 today. I know it's overkill, but it's just way cheaper than so many other SS amps. Will be posting listening impressions once I get my adapter cable situation sorted out. 


Well, atleast you already have an amp for the HE-6. That is, if you decide to buy one someday.

post #14257 of 17061

Its not easy trying to fight back the upgraditis after hearing your first planar. It just isnt....dynamics didnt do it to me as bad. If i had heard the magnum v5 after the sr80i, id be done looking for headphones. But that damn he400 got me, and made me look further. Its the best thing thats happened to me ears, and the worst thing thats happened to my thought of having a cheap end game setup. Which is fine because I love this hobby.

post #14258 of 17061

Planars improved my quality of life for sure.

 

They also made my neck stronger. I don't know the benefits it brings to me(aside from being able to listen to music using planars for longer periods), but I guess it's a good thing too.

post #14259 of 17061
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Planars improved my quality of life for sure.

They also made my neck stronger. I don't know the benefits it brings to me(aside from being able to listen to music using planars for longer periods), but I guess it's a good thing too.

Hahaha, nice. Weight never bugged me, I actually welcomed it, as it made them seem more solidly built. But, I've been doing construction and the likes for 15 years, so, my neck is strong, and over worked at the same time.
post #14260 of 17061
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Hahaha, nice. Weight never bugged me, I actually welcomed it, as it made them seem more solidly built. But, I've been doing construction and the likes for 15 years, so, my neck is strong, and over worked at the same time.


Yeah, I guess it varies from person to person.

When I first got my HE-400 the weight bothered me a little in the beginning, but after a few days I didn't even feel it on my head anymore. Then I got the HE-500(which's even heavier) and the cycle repeated.

post #14261 of 17061
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Originally Posted by manbear View Post
 

Just wanted to announce that I purchased an Emotiva Mini-x A-100 for my HE-400 today. I know it's overkill, but it's just way cheaper than so many other SS amps. Will be posting listening impressions once I get my adapter cable situation sorted out. 

 

 

May seem like a stupid question, but it doesn't seem like the amp has front inputs, what ports on the back would you use?

 

Strongly considering the HE400, at this point it's a throw up between them and the Mad Dogs and this amp seems like it's well powered at a great price!

post #14262 of 17061
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May seem like a stupid question, but it doesn't seem like the amp has front inputs, what ports on the back would you use?

 

Strongly considering the HE400, at this point it's a throw up between them and the Mad Dogs and this amp seems like it's well powered at a great price!

You have to re-terminate your cable (or buy a new cable) with banana plugs. You hook the headphones to the back just like you would hook up a left and right speaker.

post #14263 of 17061
Thanks Thujone! Appreciate the help!
post #14264 of 17061
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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post
 

Planars improved my quality of life for sure.

 

They also made my neck stronger. I don't know the benefits it brings to me(aside from being able to listen to music using planars for longer periods), but I guess it's a good thing too.

+1. All of those people who complain about the weight of the Hifimans...heck I am able to listen to the Audez'es for hours on end :wink:

post #14265 of 17061

Sold my hifiman he 500, cause of the weight, i would think the HE400 are similar weight?

 

couldn't deal with having half a kg on my head for hours at a time :(


Edited by Flognuts - 11/8/13 at 6:31am
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