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Originally Posted by Zalithian View Post
 

Just called Justin on the phone. He said my order shipped and he will get the tracking info out soon. Excited to get them and share my impressions, + a comparison to the HD600.

 

sorry for the delay, yes i had the label printed 2 days ago. Unfortunately fedex doesn't send out tracking notifications until the item is scanned. i have been extremely busy and not had time to notify individual people. I had ordered 20 pairs of HE-400 for this sale so I had a total of about 45 in stock at the time. I thought that would be more than enough. I sold 150 pairs. I have already paid HiFiMAN for the rest that I need and will ship as soon as possible. I assume other dealers had the same problem!

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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post
 

 

sorry for the delay, yes i had the label printed 2 days ago. Unfortunately fedex doesn't send out tracking notifications until the item is scanned. i have been extremely busy and not had time to notify individual people. I had ordered 20 pairs of HE-400 for this sale so I had a total of about 45 in stock at the time. I thought that would be more than enough. I sold 150 pairs. I have already paid HiFiMAN for the rest that I need and will ship as soon as possible. I assume other dealers had the same problem!


Understandable. I know these have been hot sellers. The reason I was initially upset is because I was under the impression (due to not receiving shipping info by the end of the business day today) that I wouldn't be getting my order until after you got your new shipment.

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I just ordered the lcd2s (because they had black friday pricing too). I freakin' love the he400s so much, and just am curious to see what's next. 

 

I've heard mixed reviews on the LCD coming from the he 400 - in that the LCD is less impactful and fun. So if it's not worth double the price of the he-400 i'll prolly end up returning it. Stand by for a review. 

 

I listen to mostly electronic music, but not the usual crappy trance/dubstep that most people think electronic music is... i.e. I like Nightmares on Wax, blockhead, amon tobin, burial, boards of canada, air, etc.. and i think that the timbral errors that i notice on the he-400 has will be hugely better on the lcd2 for artists such that i have listed. as they use a lot of natural instruments and vocals. 

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Originally Posted by Zalithian View Post
 

 

 

 

 

You know what's more annoying than people whining? People whining about whining. You know what's more annoying than that? People whining about whiners and not having any idea what they're talking about.

 

The delay would have been WEEKS because they ran out of stock and had to re-order more. So, yes. I think most people would be upset if they ordered a product that was specified as in stock and then found out that they might have to wait 2 to receive it when they could have simply ordered it elsewhere and received it in a timely manner. Thank you for your great contributions to the discussion. Rather, thank you for whining about people who are whining and also for giving input when you don't know the situation.

 

I would like to add Justin was quick to reply when I got in contact with him and everything is fine.

No offense intended to you, though it was clearly taken. I just don't think this is the place to complain about shipping. And your initial post suggested the delay was DAYS not WEEKS so CAPITAL LETTERS.

 

Enjoy your HE-400, mate.

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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post
 

No offense intended to you, though it was clearly taken. I just don't think this is the place to complain about shipping. And your initial post suggested the delay was DAYS not WEEKS so CAPITAL LETTERS.

 

Enjoy your HE-400, mate.


No problem. Misunderstandings happen. Once I get my HE-400's I hope I'll be able to offer some good impressions and comparisons. Hope more people will be able to share soon as well. :)

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Originally Posted by mogulmaster View Post
 

I just ordered the lcd2s (because they had black friday pricing too). I freakin' love the he400s so much, and just am curious to see what's next. 

 

I've heard mixed reviews on the LCD coming from the he 400 - in that the LCD is less impactful and fun. So if it's not worth double the price of the he-400 i'll prolly end up returning it. Stand by for a review. 

 

I listen to mostly electronic music, but not the usual crappy trance/dubstep that most people think electronic music is... i.e. I like Nightmares on Wax, blockhead, amon tobin, burial, boards of canada, air, etc.. and i think that the timbral errors that i notice on the he-400 has will be hugely better on the lcd2 for artists such that i have listed. as they use a lot of natural instruments and vocals. 


Please post your impressions! I will probably wait until Hifiman releases their next generation before I upgrade my HE-400, but the LCD2 is a possible contender as well. Yikes -- my wallet....

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HE-400 doesn't really have more bass impact per say than the LCD2, but I think it definitely has more bass in general.  An upper mid-recession has a part in that effect.

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Yeah the HE-300 has more bass impact than the HE-400. But the HE-400 is basically the tops for bass quantity in this range

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I think I am just going to mod my pleathers for Christmas and call it good. :wink_face: They are collecting dust as it is so why not knife them up? No double sided tape for this guy though.

 

Has anyone tried modding the velours exactly as the pleathers are modded? I wonder if there is any use to that.

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I think I am just going to mod my pleathers for Christmas and call it good. :wink_face: They are collecting dust as it is so why not knife them up? No double sided tape for this guy though.

 

Has anyone tried modding the velours exactly as the pleathers are modded? I wonder if there is any use to that.

Several people have (including me), personally I disliked it very much because it exacerbated the treble issues with HE400, and made HE500s sound way too edgy too. It did sound uber clean but that was the only good trait.

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Alright, what kind of tubes are you guys using for your HE400's? I just got mine, not going to change my setup for a while, just curious. 

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I'll be running mine with the Vali. Maybe not the best pairing, but we'll see.
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What price do dealers pay for the HE-400 when they order them from HifiMan?

 

I think HifiMan makes them for around $50-$70, dealers buy them for around $150-$200, and dealers normally sell them for $399.

mmm... headphones can probably be made pretty cheaply (I would guess maybe 25% of the retail price), but keep in mind the serious headphone companies do a lot of R&D and the other consumer brands like beats/bose spend a lot of money on advertising. And companies aren't in the business to give you deals, but to make $$$$ lol. So basically ALL headphones probably retail at least 50% markup from manufacturing price, but you can say similar things about most electronic product categories. Cheap parts + cheap manufacturing costs, but you are paying for the finished product + brand.

 

Just look at how the ue6000 dropped to $70 from retail of $200 and the Yamaha pro 500 dropped to $300 from $400. Both headphones probably cost about the same to make, but you are paying for the brand name.

 

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I listen to mostly electronic music, but not the usual crappy trance/dubstep that most people think electronic music is... i.e. I like Nightmares on Wax, blockhead, amon tobin, burial, boards of canada, air, etc.. and i think that the timbral errors that i notice on the he-400 has will be hugely better on the lcd2 for artists such that i have listed. as they use a lot of natural instruments and vocals. 

 

lol... i love electronic music, so i checked out your first recc Nightmares on Wax's top song: Da Feelin....... and ummm... no offense, but it's pretty terrible. it's way too repetitive w/ barely any variation. i wld say the "crapppy" top40s electronic music is much more interesting to listen too. tho I do like the idea of hip hop beats & a soul/funk vibe in electronic, but I don't personally think his music is very enjoyable. personal opinion of course. :)

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Further opinions:

 

The bass extension makes me want to **** myself.

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Further opinions:

The bass extension makes me want to **** myself.

Whatever you do, just be sure to wear a condom.
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