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post #14416 of 20394

Anyone pair these up with a FiiO E18? I was maybe interested these headphones but would have to know if my DAC/AMP is sufficient.

post #14417 of 20394

Hmmmm....is the W1000x a side-grade from the HE-400? $400 is pretty tempting

post #14418 of 20394
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Hmmmm....is the W1000x a side-grade from the HE-400? $400 is pretty tempting

I like the W1000x very much. It does female vocals like nothing else I own. The only negative thing I can say about it is the stock pads are terrible(sounding and comfort).

post #14419 of 20394
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I like the W1000x very much. It does female vocals like nothing else I own. The only negative thing I can say about it is the stock pads are terrible(sounding and comfort).

I had a hard time getting a good seal with the A900X. Is it a similar issue? I've heard the wing system is better on other pairs at least (considering it was terrible on the A900X IMO).

post #14420 of 20394
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I had a hard time getting a good seal with the A900X. Is it a similar issue? I've heard the wing system is better on other pairs at least (considering it was terrible on the A900X IMO).

Yeah, with the stock pads it is, with a thicker pad it is a bit better.

post #14421 of 20394

Hello folks.

 

I have a Schiit Modi + Magni, and listen to 24/96 audio with my HE-400 headphones. I'm thinking of buying the new Schiit Loki and trying out DSD64 sources (played with Audirvana). Do you think my amp and headphones (that is, Magni and HE-400), are resolving enough that it would be meaningful to take this step? Or would it be pointless, since DSD64 and 24/96PCM, for a given recording, would be indistinguishable on a Magni+HE-400?

 

I'm confused, because it's possible that DSD only makes sense for people who own REALLY high-end gear like Senn HD800s. If that is so, I won't buy the Loki.

 

Thanks!

post #14422 of 20394
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Originally Posted by Atriya View Post
 

Hello folks.

 

I have a Schiit Modi + Magni, and listen to 24/96 audio with my HE-400 headphones. I'm thinking of buying the new Schiit Loki and trying out DSD64 sources (played with Audirvana). Do you think my amp and headphones (that is, Magni and HE-400), are resolving enough that it would be meaningful to take this step? Or would it be pointless, since DSD64 and 24/96PCM, for a given recording, would be indistinguishable on a Magni+HE-400?

 

I'm confused, because it's possible that DSD only makes sense for people who own REALLY high-end gear like Senn HD800s. If that is so, I won't buy the Loki.

 

Thanks!


If you have, or are planning to get a lot DSD content then I don't see why it isn't worth trying. I am also curious about the format.

 

You may also enjoy reading this article:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2013/09/11/219727031/what-does-a-song-that-costs-5-sound-like

post #14423 of 20394

Any particular songs out there that make the HE-400 really shine? (Without EQ) 

post #14424 of 20394

EDM in general imo

 

YouTube isn't the best quality obviously but this is a pretty good track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymIseyI4OHU

Also shows off some of the sibilance on the HE-400 though :o

post #14425 of 20394
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Any particular songs out there that make the HE-400 really shine? (Without EQ) 

Try out some of these for your HE-400 (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #14426 of 20394

Hi Guys ,

 

I am new to head-fi and I have a question about Amp/Dacs for the HE-400.

Only Fiio amps are available where I stay, and I was wondering whether  E07k+E12 makes a good pairing for HE-400 .

 

I am also confused about how these would connect (yes, I am a total amp noob) . My understanding is: PC(thru USB)--->E07k(headphone out) ---->E12(line in)---->HE-400(E 12 headphone out) . Is this correct, or will the HE-400 be amped twice in this configuration, once thru the E07k and once thru the E12 ? 

Also is headphone out the same as a line out?

 

Here's hoping you guys can help, coz I can only order these amps online, so I can't test them.

post #14427 of 20394
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  Try out some of these for your HE-400 (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My god. You nailed it. My favorite song of all time is Heavyweight, favorite Noisia song is Red Heat, the entire Mezzanine album is fantastic, wow. Just seeing that group of songs gave me goose bumps lol.

post #14428 of 20394
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Originally Posted by Firminator View Post
 

Any particular songs out there that make the HE-400 really shine? (Without EQ) 

 

EQ them...

post #14429 of 20394
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Originally Posted by Firminator View Post
 

Any particular songs out there that make the HE-400 really shine? (Without EQ) 


Jazz/Blues/Folk -

 

Anything from Bill Bruford and the Earthworks

I love Medeski Martin and Wood CD, "End of the World Party"

Joe Bonnamassa - Dust Bowl (live) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el38MFPJDAk

 

Other than EDM, I consider Jazz/folk/acoustic a HE-400 specialty. Particularly when it is live.


Edited by MrMateoHead - 11/18/13 at 7:20am
post #14430 of 20394
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Originally Posted by ajra View Post
 

Hi Guys ,

 

I am new to head-fi and I have a question about Amp/Dacs for the HE-400.

Only Fiio amps are available where I stay, and I was wondering whether  E07k+E12 makes a good pairing for HE-400 .

 

I am also confused about how these would connect (yes, I am a total amp noob) . My understanding is: PC(thru USB)--->E07k(headphone out) ---->E12(line in)---->HE-400(E 12 headphone out) . Is this correct, or will the HE-400 be amped twice in this configuration, once thru the E07k and once thru the E12 ? 

Also is headphone out the same as a line out?

 

Here's hoping you guys can help, coz I can only order these amps online, so I can't test them.

E07K has a "lo bypass" switch which you use when providing a line-out to another amp, in your case, the E12. Otherwise, you have the connection stream correct.

 

The other question is, what are you going to use for a source? Because you may not need to buy two amps if you already have a decent DAC on some other device!

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