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It seems that the foam in the pleather pads are a lot softer than that of the velour pads. I heard that the harder foam in the velours help improve the SQ. The jergpads use the softer foam in the pleather, so I wonder if that has a negative effect on the SQ.
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+1
For me the same,
I also put the foam ring found in the pleather pads to get more space avoiding contact and I don't hear a difference either
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Does anyone know how much the HE-400i is going to cost?

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I believe it was 499?

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I believe it was 499?

Thanks.

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Oh yea, the HE-400 is DEFINITELY NOT an HD-650 replacement.

Why not?

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Their sound signatures are good bit different.

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Why not?


Pretty much every reason across the board. Size, comfort, weight, highs, mids, style, you name it and the HD-650 is better. The only thing the HE-400 has over the HD-650 is more in the lows but then the HD-650 typically is not bought for listening to music with heavy lows. Oh and the HD-650 needs a good amp, preferably a good tube one whereas the HE-400 isnt supposed to need an amp at all.

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Pretty much every reason across the board. Size, comfort, weight, highs, mids, style, you name it and the HD-650 is better for my tastes. 

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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
 


Pretty much every reason across the board. Size, comfort, weight, highs, mids, style, you name it and the HD-650 is better for my tastes. 

lol cute. But seriously, a majority of people who like the HE-400 have never heard vocal, instrumental or jazzy music through the HD-650 and a good OTL tube amp. If they did and that was the type of music they listened to, they wouldnt pick the HE-400 OR the HE-500 over the HD-650 EVER. I own all three WITH good/popular combo amps and its not even close.

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Luckily I didn't find the HD650 close to the HE-400 for my tastes either.

 

Must be that very different sound signature I was talking about earlier that's making us have such differing opinions.  ;)

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lol cute. But seriously, a majority of people who like the HE-400 have never heard vocal, instrumental or jazzy music through the HD-650 and a good OTL tube amp. If they did and that was the type of music they listened to, they wouldnt pick the HE-400 OR the HE-500 over the HD-650 EVER. I own all three WITH good/popular combo amps and its not even close.

I think you are forgeting that people have different music tastes :D.

 

I like the HE-400, and as far as i have heard the HE-400 is more detailed than a HD6XX.

I have not heard the HD6XX series, but It is my plan to Get the HD600 whenever I have the cash :D.

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lol cute. But seriously, a majority of people who like the HE-400 have never heard vocal, instrumental or jazzy music through the HD-650 and a good OTL tube amp. If they did and that was the type of music they listened to, they wouldnt pick the HE-400 OR the HE-500 over the HD-650 EVER. I own all three WITH good/popular combo amps and its not even close.


I think you underestimate the he-500 on instrumentals and jazz or something O.o

Also, the he-400 has been known to even though be colored, to be VERY well performing in instrument separation etc due to its signature. I wouldn't rule it out just like that.

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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
 

lol cute. But seriously, a majority of people who like the HE-400 have never heard vocal, instrumental or jazzy music through the HD-650 and a good OTL tube amp. If they did and that was the type of music they listened to, they wouldnt pick the HE-400 OR the HE-500 over the HD-650 EVER. I own all three WITH good/popular combo amps and its not even close.


As an owner of the three also, I would agree with this. With the right amp the HD650 is fantastic. The HE-500 is close but still is not as smooth and forgiving as the 650.

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