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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

I've since reworked my iTunes balanced EQ to (sorta) match the Olive-Welti target curve.  It definitely does 'lift' the HE-400 out of its laxness, in a sense-- and without adding too much tinny quality that's associated with too much 2khz (*cough* re-400 *cough*)  The only downside to this is the transition from 2-4 and then 4-8khz isn't as smooth as it could be.

 

 

 

Edit: btw the HE-400 aren't too resonant at all.  Have a look at Purrin's CSDs.  About the only thing they really display is a characteristic 'ortho wall' In the upper mids.

 

That's just about exactly the same as how I EQ mine. Sometimes I'll boost the bass up 3 or 4dB when I'm feeling my basshead side but other than that yours is pretty much spot on to what mine looks like.

post #16412 of 17595

Got my velour pads today!

 

 

I remember some users have reported that bass improves, but to me though the bass isn't any different.

post #16413 of 17595
Thread Starter 

I wouldn't say that the velours improve the bass. Maybe a little tighter. Not that the bass needs any improvement. :wink:

post #16414 of 17595
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Originally Posted by electrolover View Post
 

Got my velour pads today!

 

 

I remember some users have reported that bass improves, but to me though the bass isn't any different.

 

They did absolutely nothing to the bass to me.  The thing they did improve on was making the midrange more defined and less hollow.

post #16415 of 17595
Interesting..
post #16416 of 17595
Some time the cable unplugged at the exact junction between the black part of the cable and the gold part of the metal connector in the cup


Should I just glue it ?
My he 400 is out of guarantee
Edited by TontonJoK - 2/12/14 at 9:33am
post #16417 of 17595

Yea velours didnt do anything for bass for me on either the HE-400 or the HE-500. What they did do was tame the harsh highs a bit of the HE-400 and make them sound more balanced finishing off the highs in the HE-500.


Edited by ben_r_ - 2/12/14 at 8:39am
post #16418 of 17595
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.
post #16419 of 17595
+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
post #16420 of 17595

harshness no more :D

http://www.head-fi.org/t/410326/for-6as7g-tube-rollers-here/1065#post_10263543

post #16421 of 17595

Does anyone know how much the HE-400i is going to cost?

post #16422 of 17595

I believe it was 499?

post #16423 of 17595
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

I believe it was 499?

Thanks.

post #16424 of 17595
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
 

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

Why not?

post #16425 of 17595

Their sound signatures are good bit different.

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