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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

another option would be possibly getting some foam and putting it over the drivers like on Beyerdynamics.

 

Started thinking the same. Did you try this or anything in that direction with noticeable result?

 

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Originally Posted by catspaw View Post
 

I actually enjoy the Signature of the HE-400 with beyerdynamic pads.

 

The stock grey pads?

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I am tempted by the $299 price for 400s. I have DT990 Premium 250 currently. I like them and they are quite comfortable with noticeable bass for open headphones. Would 400s be a worthy upgrade from 990s? 

 

I run through Magni/Modi stack/Foobar/FLAC/PC. Mostly listen to Rock/Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal

post #14658 of 17698

Depends on your taste in sound.  It'll definitely be warmer sounding.

post #14659 of 17698

Hi guys

 

I'm new to the HE-400.....about to order them and haven't got time to search at the mo ( going food shopping!) ......could someone tell me which pads I should order and link to the mods . This thread is massive

 

Thanks :)

post #14660 of 17698
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Originally Posted by moriez View Post
 

 

Started thinking the same. Did you try this or anything in that direction with noticeable result?

 

 

The stock grey pads?

Not sure if they are considered "Stock". Those are the DT990 Pads. They are tons better than pleather and velour from hifiman (they feel much better than any pads ive tried in my life to be frank).

 

The only negative part is that They need to be washed rather often (once each 4-6 months in my case, but in normal cases aroun 8 months i guess).

 

I actually plan to get 3-4 more pairs as soon as I get the HD 800 from sennheiser and some decent DAC (yep, this hobby gets you poor fast).

post #14661 of 17698
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Originally Posted by lost&confused View Post
 

Hi guys

 

I'm new to the HE-400.....about to order them and haven't got time to search at the mo ( going food shopping!) ......could someone tell me which pads I should order and link to the mods . This thread is massive

 

Thanks :)

1x Replacement Pads EDT 990 V 926679

http://www.head-fi.org/t/604583/hifiman-he-400-impressions-and-discussion-thread/3090

 

In my case i did not need the foam pads, they came with the replacement pads, and i actually took them off after using them for a month or so.

post #14662 of 17698
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Originally Posted by metaldood View Post
 

I am tempted by the $299 price for 400s. I have DT990 Premium 250 currently. I like them and they are quite comfortable with noticeable bass for open headphones. Would 400s be a worthy upgrade from 990s? 

 

I run through Magni/Modi stack/Foobar/FLAC/PC. Mostly listen to Rock/Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal

 

In my opinion HE-400 is better pretty much in every way except soundstage. It works great for metal.

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Originally Posted by catspaw View Post
 

1x Replacement Pads EDT 990 V 926679

http://www.head-fi.org/t/604583/hifiman-he-400-impressions-and-discussion-thread/3090

 

In my case i did not need the foam pads, they came with the replacement pads, and i actually took them off after using them for a month or so.

 

Thanks catspaw :)

post #14664 of 17698
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Originally Posted by 2g2gan View Post
 

Too late man! I'm addicted now.

Welcome to the group!   Glad to see you don´t regret it :beerchug:

post #14665 of 17698
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Originally Posted by lost&confused View Post
 

 

Thanks catspaw :)

You are welcome. If you use those pads, read well the info posted by the guy in the link on how to install them. The pads are actually slightly smaller than the plastic ring that is used on the HE-400 so you will need to use something like a hair dryer to heat up the rubber of the pads so taht they can extend easier and get over the plastic ring. At first it seems like the rubber might be too stiff and will not fit well on the ring, but with the hair dryer it becomes quite simple.

post #14666 of 17698

That's a great deal on the HE-400's ($299!), if you have an amp with the juice to bring the best out of them they're a terrific and extremely enjoyable headphone. The Schiit Audio Lyr works fantastic with the HE-400's...the key is to try your best to stop thinking about the gear (which I know isn't easy) and just enjoy your music.

post #14667 of 17698

I noticed that there's quite a few aftermarket replacement cables avail. for HE-400 which one brings best bang for the buck?

post #14668 of 17698

The HE-400 already comes with a great Canare cable.  There's no reason to spend money on another cable.

post #14669 of 17698
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

The HE-400 already comes with a great Canare cable.  There's no reason to spend money on another cable.

Terrible ergonomics though...

post #14670 of 17698
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Originally Posted by 2g2gan View Post
 

I noticed that there's quite a few aftermarket replacement cables avail. for HE-400 which one brings best bang for the buck?

 

Save your money tbh. Stock cable is decent.

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