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The albums I have are on my laptop and I honestly don't know the info on some. But, this link here, and the thread it is associated with here on head-fi are what got me interested.

Link directly to album/samples

https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=artistdetail&id=9541

And the thread

http://www.head-fi.org/t/554653/an-absolutely-amazing-headphone-album-head-fi-tv-episode-006
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Originally Posted by Hellbishop View Post
 

The soundstage on the HifiMan HE-400 is like using some science fiction tech that gives spacial solidness to sound as if the audio is being physically transformed into the actual object being heard. The first ten minutes of a new listening session I always have to check to see if I accidently left the speakers on because of the vastness and depth of the soundstage along with the solid bass which seems perfectly merged into a solid black block of audio reality.

 

 

That has happened to me a few times where I had to check my environment while playing pc games like GRIM DAWN, SKYRIM and FALLOUT 3. When watching horror movies am actually being startled now due to the realism of the audio which hasn't happened in years except in the movie theaters. Its also like watching an unedited never before seen version of a movie with all the dialogue and environmental audio being heard I never heard on my speakers or other headphones.

 

So far am two weeks in of pure listening HiFiMan ecstasy. Truly the ultimate audio experience which has made a great holiday season even greater then it already is. 


What DAC and amp do you have behind your 400's ?

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What DAC and amp do you have behind your 400's ?

 

Am running it from my Onkyo TX-8555 stereo receiver which is connected to my pc with a RCA cable connected to the motherboard's Realtek audio.

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Thinking of selling my HIFIMAN HE400 (UK), just an interest check, the actual headphones are fine but the pads are split and also the cable shorts sometimes, you would need a new pair of pads and probably a cable. I am thinking of selling them, any offers? I am away until Friday but PM me if interested.

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Thinking of selling my HIFIMAN HE400 (UK), just an interest check, the actual headphones are fine but the pads are split and also the cable shorts sometimes, you would need a new pair of pads and probably a cable. I am thinking of selling them, any offers? I am away until Friday but PM me if interested.

if i rmb correctly, didn't you get em during the black friday sale? checked & saw that you got em in july. you shld be able to still warranty them if you ran into issues so quickly. prob easier to sell a replacement new pair of he400s over a pair with issues.


Edited by money4me247 - 12/24/13 at 4:31am
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if i rmb correctly, didn't you get em during the black friday sale? checked & saw that you got em in july. you shld be able to still warranty them if you ran into issues so quickly. prob easier to sell a replacement new pair of he400s over a pair with issues.

If he's from UK, reshipping them to US and paying shipping to get them back is a pain in the a**, I understand him

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Hm I think it might be the little connector thing and not the actual cable, not sure. Are the little bits supposed to come out or not? Some sort of snagging protection?


Edited by nicholars - 12/24/13 at 5:41am
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A good binaural recording on spotify would be amber rubarth: sessions from the 17th ward.  just skip to the 3rd track to give you an idea.  Listen to a normal song first though and get in the zone and have your volume at a decent level.  These recordings play very well at higher volumes.

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An amazingly recorded binaural album worth checking out would be Ottmar Liebert - Up Close. It's playable on Spotify I believe. The HE-400's holographic soundstage does the album wonders. My jaw was literally on the floor the first time I played through it.


Edited by beaver316 - 12/24/13 at 11:18am
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Thread Starter 
Merry Christmas everyone and thanks to all those who contributed valuable info to this thread.
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An amazingly recorded binaural album worth checking out would be Ottmar Liebert - Up Close. It's playable on Spotify I believe. The HE-400's holographic soundstage does the album wonders. My jaw was literally on the floor the first time I played through it.

 

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The albums I have are on my laptop and I honestly don't know the info on some. But, this link here, and the thread it is associated with here on head-fi are what got me interested.

Link directly to album/samples

https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=artistdetail&id=9541

And the thread

http://www.head-fi.org/t/554653/an-absolutely-amazing-headphone-album-head-fi-tv-episode-006


Thanks! I'm downloading those two now on Spotify Premium (320kbps OGG Vorbis)

Also, JACKPOT!! Most of these albums are on Spotify
http://www.head-fi.org/t/511850/awesome-binaural-albums


Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 12/24/13 at 3:28pm
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Merry Christmas everyone and thanks to all those who contributed valuable info to this thread.


+1 Merry Christmas you HE400 group!

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Speaking of albums that make the HE-400 shine, I recommend Neil Young's "Live at Massey Hall" from 1971 to any of you who don't own it already. Feels like I'm there when I listen with the HE-400. This recording really shows how dynamic and engaging the HE-400 can be.

 

I'll put a link to the Amazon listing below, but it's readily available over torrents and whatnot.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Live-Massey-Hall-CD-DVD/dp/B000MTPANQ

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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post
 

An amazingly recorded binaural album worth checking out would be Ottmar Liebert - Up Close. It's playable on Spotify I believe. The HE-400's holographic soundstage does the album wonders. My jaw was literally on the floor the first time I played through it.


I only have my MDR-7550 with me at the moment (excellent soundstage for an IEM), hooked up to my SG3 and Fiio E18 but WOW is correct. Amazing! Before today, I didn't know binaural recordings even existed.

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I found this too:
http://www.kallbinauralaudio.com/samples/

Listen to the "One Man Rumba"... There's someone to your right


Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 12/24/13 at 4:17pm
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