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Originally Posted by jshaffe View Post
 

Make sure to avoid the Bottlehead Crack. It doesn't power these cans well. Not suited for 35 ohm headphones at all.

Thanks for the heads up! I think I'll go with that Antique Sounds or a Woo if I can snag one used.

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I thought the treble was the upper mids. When I set my EQ like this, the 400's sound incredible.

 

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Originally Posted by Taker64 View Post
 

I thought the treble was the upper mids. When I set my EQ like this, the 400's sound incredible.

 

 

 

Hearing damage...

post #15994 of 20386
That's some masochist EQ use right there.
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Originally Posted by Taker64 View Post
 

I thought the treble was the upper mids. When I set my EQ like this, the 400's sound incredible.

 

Is this EQ setting named "T1"?

post #15996 of 20386
Forgive me if this has been discussed earlier in the thread, but do the he 400s really require the recommended 150 hours of burnin. It seems excessive to me, does the sound change much?

My he 400s arrived earlier today, but THE CABLE WAS DEFECTIVE. the right connector of the cable was broken, so I will have to wait till it gets replaced to finally listen to them, it's hurting me having them next to me but not being able to listen to them.



Edited by ZacRobbo - 1/14/14 at 10:19pm
post #15997 of 20386
I would say the treble become more bearable but that could be the brain tolerating it better. The difference between 150hrs and out of the box is not as significant as some dynamic drivers, to me.
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I don't really know how to phrase this question, but I'll do my best. How do headphones produce sounds that sound up (above the head) and down (below the head) and all the spaces in between? I know how they make sounds appear left and right, but I swear I hear some sounds above and below others.
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Originally Posted by ZacRobbo View Post

Forgive me if this has been discussed earlier in the thread, but do the he 400s really require the recommended 150 hours of burnin. It seems excessive to me, does the sound change much?

My he 400s arrived earlier today, but THE CABLE WAS DEFECTIVE. the right connector of the cable was broken, so I will have to wait till it gets replaced to finally listen to them, it's hurting me having them next to me but not being able to listen to them.


 

Happened to my set too, received a faulty cable. But was replaced after a few days

 

On a separate case: Ive burned in the HE400 for well about 50-60hours now. I pair it with Fiio X3 and also E12:

Unfortunately i do not think that both are powerful enough to drive the headphones. Im in the verge of returning the HE400

No plans to upgrade to desktop amp/dac at this point though

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Originally Posted by mopiko View Post
 

 

Happened to my set too, received a faulty cable. But was replaced after a few days

 

On a separate case: Ive burned in the HE400 for well about 50-60hours now. I pair it with Fiio X3 and also E12:

Unfortunately i do not think that both are powerful enough to drive the headphones. Im in the verge of returning the HE400

No plans to upgrade to desktop amp/dac at this point though

Whaaa?  Do you listen to it at earsplitting levels?  My X3 drives the HE400 easily at volume 25.  If I turn the volume all the ways they work like 2 channel speakers.  

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Originally Posted by mopiko View Post
 

 

Happened to my set too, received a faulty cable. But was replaced after a few days

 

On a separate case: Ive burned in the HE400 for well about 50-60hours now. I pair it with Fiio X3 and also E12:

Unfortunately i do not think that both are powerful enough to drive the headphones. Im in the verge of returning the HE400

No plans to upgrade to desktop amp/dac at this point though

If you are talking about power in terms of decibels, that set up should be good to get the loudness you want. If you're talking about power in terms of synergy, I'm not surprised. Fiio product already make the horribly flawed HE-400 treble even worse. Even a bigger issue I see, why are you trying to force an HE-400 into a portable solution?!

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Originally Posted by mopiko View Post
 

 

Happened to my set too, received a faulty cable. But was replaced after a few days

 

On a separate case: Ive burned in the HE400 for well about 50-60hours now. I pair it with Fiio X3 and also E12:

Unfortunately i do not think that both are powerful enough to drive the headphones. Im in the verge of returning the HE400

No plans to upgrade to desktop amp/dac at this point though

 

I am with Roguegeek.  My RSA Hornet made the HE-400 way too bright.  It sounded great from my Ipod Classic via LOD into an ALO National.  It kind of reminds me of listening to them on my WA6.  The HE-400s even sound better from an Ipod Touch -> CLAS Solo -> RSA SR-71B.

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

Could you provide the file of any song you hear this background crackling on?

 

 

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Originally Posted by manbear View Post

It could be that the HE-400 is picking up crackling in the songs that you just can't hear on other speakers or headphones, but this is only a guess.

 

 

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Originally Posted by jshaffe View Post

I've noticed this when comparing to dt800s and hd650s. I'm not sure if it is unique to these cans or generalized to all planars. Maybe mastering engineers need to start testing their tracks on planars.

 

Sorry for taking this long to reply.

I'm not sure what is happening but it seems it might be a software issue. I listened to the same songs on YouTube and the crackling is almost always inaudible.

To listen I tipically use my PC with Winamp or VLC (for video files). Any and all EQ or effects are disabled.

I'm not sure that I can provide files without infringing any rules.

 

@jshaffe: can you be more specific? I'd like to determine if we are talking about the exact same issue

post #16004 of 20386
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post

So if there isn't much benefit going from the Magni to the Asgard 2 what about from going to the Lyr?

 

I'll disagree with Raven on this one. I hear a good bit of difference going from the magni to the A2. In simple terms the magni has a harsh leading edge to upper range that I didn't like. While the A2 is also a clean mostly neutral amp, there is no harshness and there is wonderful rendering of music that never sounds strained...just refined, effortless. There is linage borrowed from the mojo for the A2 for sure. 

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Originally Posted by ZacRobbo View Post

Forgive me if this has been discussed earlier in the thread, but do the he 400s really require the recommended 150 hours of burnin. It seems excessive to me, does the sound change much?

My he 400s arrived earlier today, but THE CABLE WAS DEFECTIVE. the right connector of the cable was broken, so I will have to wait till it gets replaced to finally listen to them, it's hurting me having them next to me but not being able to listen to them.


 

 

It's shameful IMO that after all this time, all the cable problems with the he400...that HFM continues to ship them. The cable on the he4 was brilliant. For shame...:o

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Thread Starter 

Since we talk a lot about pads here, I thought I'd post this:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/ces-2014-comply-oem-headphone-ear-pads

 

Hmm...

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