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Merry Christmas everyone and thanks to all those who contributed valuable info to this thread.

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Got the Beyer headband and a Brainwavz stand for christmas! 

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Looks great!! Comfy too...

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punch, rhythm and timing lol

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Got the Beyer headband and a Brainwavz stand for christmas! 


 Looks great with the Beyer headband.

 

I have a HE-400 too, and I have a really small head, ¿does the beyer headband fit properly?

 

Thanks for the idea, these is what i'm looking for.

 

Regards from Spain!

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 Looks great with the Beyer headband.

 

I have a HE-400 too, and I have a really small head, ¿does the beyer headband fit properly?

 

Thanks for the idea, these is what i'm looking for.

 

Regards from Spain!

I have a small-medium head and the pads used to touch the top of my ears at times and be a little annoying. I feel the Beyer headband added enough material to eliminate this completely. Perfect ear height for me now.

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@dracojcs, another HE400 headband mod would be the sennheiser HD600 headband + velcro: http://www.head-fi.org/t/635480/simple-but-successful-mod-on-he-400s

 

@Mdraluck23, is that the 4 button headband cushion? I've tried a 6 button headband cushion & I found it does not fit :(

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It is in fact the 6 button! Required four hands to pull it around but it's on firmly.

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It is in fact the 6 button! Required four hands to pull it around but it's on firmly.

weirdd... i tried pretty hard, but i found the he400 headband too wide to fasten all the buttons of the cushion. it does look niice the way you got it set-up. i'm hoping for the sennheiser cushion mod wld work better for me.

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@dracojcs, another HE400 headband mod would be the sennheiser HD600 headband + velcro: http://www.head-fi.org/t/635480/simple-but-successful-mod-on-he-400s

 

@Mdraluck23, is that the 4 button headband cushion? I've tried a 6 button headband cushion & I found it does not fit :(


Thanks for enlighten me!

 

I've seen that other mod with Senn headband, it's easier and looks nice.

 

The question now is about what Senn headband should I buy, the HD600 headband has some bumps in it, and the HD650 has only two big bumps on the sides.

 

I'll probably buy both headbands and test it. This replacement parts are cheaper.

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Thanks for enlighten me! I've seen that other mod with Senn headband, it's easier and looks nice. The question now is about what Senn headband should I buy, the HD600 headband has some bumps in it, and the HD650 has only two big bumps on the sides. I'll probably buy both headbands and test it. This replacement parts are cheaper.

if you do get a chance to do that, please post pictures & impressions!! when I was searching, the HD650 headband was a lot more expensive. if you find a cheap hd650, please link it! :)

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if you do get a chance to do that, please post pictures & impressions!! when I was searching, the HD650 headband was a lot more expensive. if you find a cheap hd650, please link it! :)

 

 

I'm going to buy it from this website, I live in Europe, so the shipping costs are reasonable for me.

 

http://headphonespares.sennheiser.co.uk/hifi-tv-headphones/hd-650

 

As you can see, the HD650 is cheaper (I don't know why)

 

£ 7.88 HD600 Headband padding

 

£ 6.91 HD650 Headband padding


Edited by dracojcs - 12/26/13 at 5:13am
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I opened a pair for Christmas and I am in love with them.  The only thing that makes these less than perfect is when the track gets complicated - i.e. Gladiator - "The Battle".  Things started to sound a bit bloated.  My dad described it as congested.  I am pretty sure it is just power - my Dragonfly is only running on USB power and I know the HE-400's take a ton of power. I am thinking about picking up a Schiit Vali to try out and see if it clears things up.  I got lots of Amazon gift cards and Schiit sells it on Amazon for $10 over their website's price - which I am fine with as I can use the gift cards on it and I get Amazon's stunning support (no restocking fee, $4 Prime 1 Day Shipping, and they will basically let me return it for any reason under the sun).


Edited by gidgiddonihah - 12/26/13 at 12:09pm
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I opened a pair for Christmas and I am in love with them.  The only thing that makes these less than perfect is when the track gets complicated - i.e. Gladiator - "The Battle".  Things started to sound a bit bloated.  My dad described it as congested.  I am pretty sure it is just power - my Dragonfly is only running on USB power and I know the HE-400's take a ton of power. I am thinking about picking up a Schiit Vali to try out and see if it clears things up.  I got lots of Amazon gift cards and Schiit sells it on Amazon for $10 over their website's price - which I am fine with as I can use the gift cards on it and I get Amazon's stunning support (no restocking fee, $4 Prime 1 Day Shipping, and they will basically let me return it for any reason under the sun).

You'll enjoy the 400's more when they're fed more juice, they sound great with the Schiit Lyr, and I'd imagine that any of Schiit Audio's amps would supply more current than the Dragonfly (I could be wrong). Their Vali FAQ's say that the Vali is "less suitable to orthodynamics and other hard-to-drive headphones" yet the 400's are not the most difficult planar magnetic's to drive. Like you said, Amazon makes it very easy to make returns so if the Vali doesn't drive them to your satisfaction all you need do is return the amp. You may be able to find a used Asgard 2 here on the forums and I know that amp will drive the HE-400's and most other headphones very well plus it gives you preamp outputs for added system flexibility.

 

Best of luck! 


Edited by KLJTech - 12/26/13 at 12:45pm
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You'll enjoy the 400's more when they're feed more juice, they sound great with the Schiit Lyr, and I'd imagine that any of Schiit Audio's amps would supply more current than the Dragonfly (I could be wrong). Their Vali FAQ's say that the Vali is "less suitable to orthodynamics and other hard-to-drive headphones" yet the 400's are not the most difficult planar magnetic's to drive. Like you said, Amazon makes it very easy to make returns so if the Vali doesn't drive them to your satisfaction all you need do is return the amp. You may be able to find a used Asgard 2 here on the forums and I know that amp will drive the HE-400's and most other headphones very well plus it gives you preamp outputs for added system flexibility.

 

Best of luck! 

 

If I only had the cash... ;)

 

Thanks for the quick reply.  I have been doing a lot of reading and the Vali is supposed to pair quite well with the HE-400's.  If the Vali isn't enough I may save my dough and go for an Asgard.  

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