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


pretty sure you don't need a condom when flyin solo...

 

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^ The protection is for the headphones!

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I'm not sure what to do with the condom. I tried to put it over the end of the cable but I think I broke my amp.

 

I think I understand people saying the vocals are not so great at times when compared to a phone like the HD600, but when compared to most lower level phones like the DT990's the HE400 is still above them. The mids are still there, just slightly covered, I believe would be the appropriate word. They're not presented on a silver platter like some delicious appetizer, but they're set out on a table at the back of the party. The Bass is definitely the entree and the detail of the highs is the dessert.

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Anyone have experience with the HE-400 and the Koss ESP950? They are electrostatic and the Koss website has them for $750 with the amp included. So tempting!!!!
post #14773 of 20627

last call for the HE-400 sale :) it's still Monday for another 35 minutes on the west coast

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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

last call for the HE-400 sale smily_headphones1.gif it's still Monday for another 35 minutes on the west coast

Someone said $299 will be the new standard price on the HE-400. I highly doubt it. Can you confirm if this is true?
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Someone said $299 will be the new standard price on the HE-400. I highly doubt it. Can you confirm if this is true?

 

never heard that, and if it were true they wouldn't be telling me about it. i don't think it would happen.

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