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post #14311 of 18674

What amp are you using? It could be clipping. 

post #14312 of 18674
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Originally Posted by Guess? View Post
 

Just messing around with my Pamphobeteus sp. Platyomma, decided to share this with you guys

 

 

 

Wow! Is he/she/it really that red or is that an artifact of the camera flash?

post #14313 of 18674
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Wow! Is he/she/it really that red or is that an artifact of the camera flash?


He's more like pink/purple, if you're interested you can check my videos in youtube channel - Chained2Alice ;)

post #14314 of 18674

I REALLY do not like spiders AT ALL... But I must admit that one does look pretty cool with the colours....

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It's not everybody's thing of course, but thanks for admitting it's a beautiful colored tarantula. =)

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It's not everybody's thing of course, but thanks for admitting it's a beautiful colored tarantula. =)

 

 

Still not sure why you would want to have one of those things in your house out of choice lol....

post #14317 of 18674
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Still not sure why you would want to have one of those things in your house out of choice lol....
+1 i agree..but then again i know a certain person who has spend more then 10000euro on a pet banana python! Yes a real one! redface.gif
So i can imagine why people like those exotic kind of animals wink.gif
post #14318 of 18674

I like animals and all that.... Just not those creepy little things.... Seriously I mean.... WOT is a spider? It is not normal....

 

Anyway on HE400 related matters.... I settled on an EQ for my HE400, it is surprising actually how you can make these things sound almost 100% non sibilant / tizzy / harsh.... Just by EQ'ing the right frequencies by the right amounts....The treble to me now sounds natural... Definately a massive improvement over the graphic EQ... I went back to the 31 band foobar EQ as an experiment and yep.... After an hour or so my ears were hurting again.... To the guy who switched back to graphic EQ.... I strongly recommend giving ElectriQ another chance because it can work miracles with these headphones, Just need to do it using Sinegen and frequency sweeps then test a few songs and leave it alone.... Set up a few presets for good / bad quality recording and then do not touch it again. Do not change it depending on what song you are listening to or this can be a fast downward spiral into EQ tweaking insanity :biggrin: 


Edited by nicholars - 11/12/13 at 2:17pm
post #14319 of 18674

 

hahah well, it's almost the same as with the headphones guys, think of the "Non-audiophile reactions to high-end headphones" thread... :smile:

post #14320 of 18674
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post
 

hey HE400/headphone experts

 

i'm getting a weird static on heavy bass notes, i started noticing a couple weeks ago.  it sounds very much like digital static, but i can only hear it on my HE400's, none of my other cans or any of my hi-fi zones.  changing cables/usb ports etc on the DAC/amp did nothing.  so it seems to only happen with my 400's, but its very, very digital in sound and only happens on lower bass, and i can only hear it when it's otherwise quiet (bass drops).  it's really bugging me, any suggestions?  is there something to check for this in the cans themselves (although i can't believe that because of how digital it sounds)


Known causes of static:

 

1) dust on your drivers (unlikely if you've not messed with mesh screens or kept your earpads on) *Never happened to me but has to others

2) Loose connection on one of the earcups - Re-Tighten connection *Happens to me quite a bit and creates static / cut outs

3) EQ settings being used to boost, rather than cut frequencies - lower EQ gain

4) Amplifier  / Preamplifier clipping - adjust gain settings, or turn the volume down

 

and what I would personally wager as most likely:

 

5) Clipped Recording

 

I check for clipped recordings with Audacity. You can drag and drop the audio file in to the program and have it highlight clipping. There is no cure for you if it is there, but the clipping does sound exactly like static through the HE-400s. I also use waveform seekbar with Foobar. Usually I can tell that a recording is likely to be clipped just be looking at the waveform.

post #14321 of 18674
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Originally Posted by Guess? View Post
 


He's more like pink/purple, if you're interested you can check my videos in youtube channel - Chained2Alice ;)

 

WOW, very interesting videos! 

post #14322 of 18674

Just got mine today and theyre my first planar headphones, do they benefit from burn in? 

post #14323 of 18674
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Originally Posted by airomjosh View Post
 

Just got mine today and theyre my first planar headphones, do they benefit from burn in? 

 

Yes, defiantly.

post #14324 of 18674
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Just got mine today and theyre my first planar headphones, do they benefit from burn in? 

Brain burn in, definitely, the planar sound is one that surely takes time to get used to. Actual burn in, even if I did believe in such, is said to be very minimal with planar magnetics.
post #14325 of 18674
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Brain burn in, definitely, the planar sound is one that surely takes time to get used to. Actual burn in, even if I did believe in such, is said to be very minimal with planar magnetics.

 

Not only brain, but their sound will change in the first 20 hours. I did compare my brand new HE-500 with the used one, the new one had more trebles in the beginning. 

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