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post #16306 of 20628
Yeah I had already ordered an upgraded cable before I even noticed the stock one was splitting. It was clear to me from day 1 that it's shabby, and that sooner or later I'd be buying something else.. so I just pulled the trigger ASAP.
I'll be using Forza Audioworks cables, they should arrive soon wink.gif
post #16307 of 20628
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Originally Posted by MrMateoHead View Post
 

Your pic is EXACTLY what is happening to my cable.

 

Out of warranty = no free replacement.

 

Cheapest from Hifiman is $60

 

I've been shopping around but I can't really find a way to replace the cable without spending ~40 bucks. (DIY parts+labor).

 

I'd need a very good tutorial anyway because I've never done it. I figure you need 4 strands of 26 or 28 AWG wire (two for each cup), 2 SMC male, and a 1/8 stereo male plug to do it. But it looks like the 1/8 has to be soldered, and it is tight quarters.

 

I may just order the copper/silver cable. Then again, the cable still works, and I seriously don't feel like spending any more money on the setup.


Ask Modulor for a cable! He can DIY one for a very fair price unlike most people/companies, and he's very good at it by now.

post #16308 of 20628
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Originally Posted by aizaimilo View Post
 

hi, do you guys he400 go rusty over 1month?

You might want to get a case for your HE-400 if the moisture in the air is rusting it.

post #16309 of 20628

My he400 has a kink / split in one side of the cable as well, is it possible to fix this? Maybe by cutting off the broken bit and then re-terminating the cable? Do you have any tutorials of how to do this?

post #16310 of 20628
Any good recommendations on cables? Looking for the best, affordable cable for my 400s... I already own the stock and 500 cables.

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post #16311 of 20628
+1 on tutorial. Or a picture of that weird Hifiman connector with where I have to solder the 4 wires... Would be awesome!
post #16312 of 20628

Hifiman cables are miles too long imo

 

post #16313 of 20628

Just received mine! They are really great and I'm shure they are the best choice for metal and rock. I'm in LOVE with these headphones!

post #16314 of 20628
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Originally Posted by Rem1x View Post
 

Hifiman cables are miles too long imo

 


You need this one?;)

 

http://files.kabelzauber.de/hifimobil2.jpg

post #16315 of 20628
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Originally Posted by Rem1x View Post

Hifiman cables are miles too long imo


 
Lol... You should try the Denon AH-DX000 series...
post #16316 of 20628
Guys which you think is a better amp for the he400:

- Matrix M-Stage v2 (wich I own)
- Little Dot MKVII
post #16317 of 20628

Got my Aune T1 tube dac/amp last week - and it powers the HE400 pretty well, set it to around 55-60% of max volume when i really want to get it going - but i know some people would probably crank it even more.

 

HE400 can probably benefit from slightly stronger amps. 

post #16318 of 20628

The next week I shoul try and maybe buy, a Schiit Asgard. That should have enough power for the HE400!

post #16319 of 20628
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Originally Posted by q2klepto View Post
 

Got my Aune T1 tube dac/amp last week - and it powers the HE400 pretty well, set it to around 55-60% of max volume when i really want to get it going - but i know some people would probably crank it even more.

 

HE400 can probably benefit from slightly stronger amps. 

Hey, waiting for my Aune T1 to pair it also with my HE400 

How does it pair? Is it a good match?

How did you power your HE400 before this, and how does to Aune T1 compare to it?

 

Thanks

post #16320 of 20628
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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post
 

Hey, waiting for my Aune T1 to pair it also with my HE400 

How does it pair? Is it a good match?

How did you power your HE400 before this, and how does to Aune T1 compare to it?

 

Thanks

 

Before this i had a cheapo USB Dac http://www.vantecusa.com/en/product/view_detail/439 - which is apparently garbage. Quality wise its a bit better (not mind blowing day and night difference) i _think_ theres theres a slight hiss with the vantec and sound is a bit clearer with the Aune. I've only had it a few days, but i think if i went back to the vantec (which i still use for my hdtv) i can probably notice sq differences. 

 

At 100% the Vantec was decently loud enough, i think the Aune give me about a 35% higher ceiling. I think its a great pairing, its a middle class price headphone with a good value:performance amp/dac.  Something like a Garage Ember or a Schiit Asgard 2 would be too good for the HE400 imo, and more for something like an HD800 or HE500.  Wouldnt be balanced price wise. 

 

But what do i know - ive only gotten into headphones since Boxing Day :) 

 

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