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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 #16322 of 18446
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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 #16323 of 18446
Guys which you think is a better amp for the he400:

- Matrix M-Stage v2 (wich I own)
- Little Dot MKVII
post #16324 of 18446

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. 

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

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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 #16327 of 18446
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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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Originally Posted by Hellkitchen View Post
 

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

 

Yea its a good match.  For sure has enough power, compliments it well in my opinion.
 

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Thread Starter 

It will be interesting to see what happens to the he400, the interest in it and this thread over the next few months as hifiman prepares to launch it's new offerings. 

 

Honestly, at $300 the he400 makes a compelling purchase regardless of how good the new hp's sound. But that's all for not as this fine hp reaches the end of it's shelf life. It's been a fun ride. :beerchug:

post #16330 of 18446

You could just rename the thread to HE-400i impressions and discussions, and keep it going as one huge megathread.  :D

 

You already renamed it once, so this one isn't a bad idea either!

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Originally Posted by Rem1x View Post
 

 

Yea its a good match.  For sure has enough power, compliments it well in my opinion.
 

Thank you! :D

post #16332 of 18446
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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

I've got the Aune T1 with a pair of he-400's as well and it's been great so far. I've been rolling tubes, but I haven't had as much time as I'd ultimately like to compare them all, but oh well.

 

At any rate, I've added a little gain just to see how it does and so far so good. I think you'll like the T1 with he-400's. Plus there are plenty of driver grade tubes out there to roll and experiment. You don't need to spend $100 on gold pin tubes to get great sound of this little amp/dac. For example, I picked up 7 tubes for around $70 and 6 of them from Mhamel on here.

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How do you add gain? Is that different from turning the volume knob? :P

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So. I got the O2+ODAC combo some 3 weeks ago or so. It's been okay, not a huge improvement over the modern Denon AVR in my opinion. Yeah, you can drive it with higher volume while maintaining better quality, but I don't need to do that. I'm sort of sad I didn't save up for a proper tube amp instead, but I'll stick with this; it's not a bad buy at all.

 

My original cable was really weak from the headphone connectors, maybe I've been a bit harsh on them... There's some 4cm of open wire after the connectors thanks to the completely torn sleeve and it's losing sound from the left channel completely at times, this is why I don't want to spend large amounts of cash on headphones which have no option to change wires without some nasty modding and soldering. I'm all too familiar with this problem; I don't even want to imagine how many cheap earbuds' wires I've managed to break. I ordered the HiFiMAN silver-coated copper cable from Amazon UK, got to be a bit more careful with that. It's the 8m/26ft long cable though... There were no others available and supply here in Finland is nonexistent.

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