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post #14251 of 19975

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 #14252 of 19975
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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.

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 #14253 of 19975
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Originally Posted by hemipowered007 View Post


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 #14254 of 19975
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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 #14255 of 19975
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Originally Posted by marko93101 View Post
 

 

 

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 #14256 of 19975
Thanks Thujone! Appreciate the help!
post #14257 of 19975
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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 #14258 of 19975

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
post #14259 of 19975

If I'm not mistaken the HE-400 are 100g lighter.  The magnetic structure doesn't cover the entire diaphragm like the HE-500.

post #14260 of 19975
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

If I'm not mistaken the HE-400 are 100g lighter.  The magnetic structure doesn't cover the entire diaphragm like the HE-500.

 

And the he-4 is almost another 100 grams less than the he400. :D 

post #14261 of 19975

Honestly I have no idea why people complain about the weight.... The pads could be more comfortable but they are not THAT heavy... I can wear them for 6 hours and I do not even notice the weight. The comfort on them is not good but it is not bad either. Definately not a reason to sell them for me anyway, although would be nice if they were as comfortable as Denon D600 or D2000.


Edited by nicholars - 11/8/13 at 8:02am
post #14262 of 19975

I personally had as much of a problem with the headband of the D2000 digging in as much as the HE-400 due to weight.  The HE-400 had larger, roomier pads and was open, so my ears felt natural.  HE-400 got the nod over the Denons in long term comfort for me.

 

I don't notice the weight of the HE-400, I probably wouldn't notice the weight of the HE-500 either.

post #14263 of 19975

With extensive tweaking you can get Hifiman headphones to just melt onto your head in terms of comfort. My HE500s have become as comfortable as any headphone can be (specifically tailored for my head), minus the weight factor.

post #14264 of 19975
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

With extensive tweaking you can get Hifiman headphones to just melt onto your head in terms of comfort. My HE500s have become as comfortable as any headphone can be (specifically tailored for my head), minus the weight factor.

 Honestly just velour top modded jergpads and that 12 buck cheap super comfy universal headband cover did it for me. The headband cover really really made them comfy. That was really due to me having a smallish bald head and the hifimans always feeling to big. That and its like a pillow atop my skull. WELL worth the 12 bucks

post #14265 of 19975

The Denon D600 are extremely comfortable.... Just shame about the sound :confused:

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