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post #16171 of 19940
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Originally Posted by amigomatt View Post


where to next from here, nicholars?

 

Well I am poor at the moment and although I like the HE-400 I am selling them, think I will use my CAL or some other cheap headphones until I have the money for an upgrade.

post #16172 of 19940
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I imagine that there will be a prodigious amount of HFM for sale with the upcoming release of the new he400i and 560. 

 

Did not know about these but I expect they will be at least £400 on release so the HE400 are still a good option used. Especially for electronic music etc.


Edited by nicholars - 1/24/14 at 7:42am
post #16173 of 19940
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Originally Posted by amigomatt View Post

where to next from here, nicholars?

Well I am poor at the moment and although I like the HE-400 I am selling them, think I will use my CAL or some other cheap headphones until I have the money for an upgrade.
Cool, cool. I can heartily recommend the Yamaha HPH200s. I think someone is selling them for around the £65 mark on eBay at the moment. I believe they blow most headphones under £200 right out of the water. Still, if you've already got some cans to use and you want to save some money then it's not really relevant.

I'm really enjoying my 400s since the jergpads.
post #16174 of 19940

Thinking of selling my HE-400s as well. No fault of the HE-400 of course as I was pretty much prepared to live with them for years to come, but I just can't pass up the HE-400i with reduced weight, comfort strap, jergpad style pads and probable sound improvements all just for $100 more.

post #16175 of 19940

I'm in no rush to sell mine!

post #16176 of 19940

Am keeping mine! :eek::angry_face::eek:

 

First headphones in ages that am using at least seven hours a day since buying them about a month ago. End game satisfaction to the max :beerchug:

post #16177 of 19940
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Long live the he400 classic!! 

post #16178 of 19940
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Long live the he400 classic!! 

 

And the company that made it possible :wink:

post #16179 of 19940
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Long live the he400 classic!! 

+1

 

The more I listen to them, the more they've grown on me. I don't know if the D2000's pads will ever go back to their original home either. They work so well here, especially with the foam ring between the mount plate of the HE400 and back plate of the D2000 pads. 

post #16180 of 19940

Naaaaah! I am keeping the 400's until there is some undeniable proof that the 25% price premium yields a real performance upgrade. The 400's with the velours have just been sounding better than ever - even with non-EQ'd low-bitrate Pandora rocking out.

 

You don't just give up on what was probably THE best headphone for $400 bucks a year or two ago. :L3000:

post #16181 of 19940
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Naaaaah! I am keeping the 400's until there is some undeniable proof that the 25% price premium yields a real performance upgrade. The 400's with the velours have just been sounding better than ever - even with non-EQ'd low-bitrate Pandora rocking out.

 

You don't just give up on what was probably THE best headphone for $400 bucks a year or two ago. :L3000:


Nice to hear something smart and that makes good sense around here. And youll probably be waiting a long time for that since at best they are usually side or 5%-10% improvement changes in this industry in my experience.

post #16182 of 19940
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
 


Nice to hear something smart and that makes good sense around here. And youll probably be waiting a long time for that since at best they are usually side or 5%-10% improvement changes in this industry in my experience.

I couldn't agree more, I don't see any reason to sell your HE-400's or 500's just because the company has come out with a newer version. Our new cars are superseded every year with a new model and though it stings a bit to see the newer ones around town it never makes your car any less than what it was before the newer one hit the market. 

 

Audio companies are always coming out with new models, though I did have my Magnepan 1.6's for several years until the 1.7's replaced them...this makes for a bad example as I sold my 1.6's and now have the 1.7's. Nevermind.

 

The HE-400 is one Hell of a nice headphone, it ALWAYS blows away any friends of mine that have never heard a headphone over $100, and it still gives me a ton of enjoyment every single time I plug them in. Enjoy your HE-400's and wait a year or so before worrying about how good the newer version is or isn't.

 

Spend your money on more music...you've already got great headphones, feed them some great quality, new music. 

post #16183 of 19940
I can see the weight drop being appealing
post #16184 of 19940
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Originally Posted by KLJTech View Post
 

I couldn't agree more, I don't see any reason to sell your HE-400's or 500's just because the company has come out with a newer version. Our new cars are superseded every year with a new model and though it stings a bit to see the newer ones around town it never makes your car any less than what it was before the newer one hit the market. 

 

Audio companies are always coming out with new models, though I did have my Magnepan 1.6's for several years until the 1.7's replaced them...this makes for a bad example as I sold my 1.6's and now have the 1.7's. Nevermind.

 

The HE-400 is one Hell of a nice headphone, it ALWAYS blows away any friends of mine that have never heard a headphone over $100, and it still gives me a ton of enjoyment every single time I plug them in. Enjoy your HE-400's and wait a year or so before worrying about how good the newer version is or isn't.

 

Spend your money on more music...you've already got great headphones, feed them some great quality, new music. 


And to add to that a different point, MOST of the time when good cans get discontinued just because something new comes out, they actually become highly sought after and are worth MORE than they sold for new because people will keep talking about how great they were and other people will hear about it and pay more just to get them and believe too. I know I can sell my Denon AH-D5000's for WAY more than I bought them for as an example. IMO as far as sound quality is concerned Im pretty much convinced the HE-400 and the HE-500 and the HE-6 are as good as its going to get for HiFiMan. They have three hits there, they are tried and true and theyll hold their value because of that.

post #16185 of 19940

I frankly have to agree with the above post as well...

Every while I get nervous bout the new releases being "better" than my HE500, but then I realize how great these are in their own unique way (nothing sounds like these at all) and how people might eventually be seeking this headphone in the future, after the "new" hype has died off :P

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