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Originally Posted by cakebreaker View Post
 

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.

post #16427 of 18084
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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. 

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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.

post #16429 of 18084

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.  ;)

post #16430 of 18084
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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.

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.

post #16431 of 18084
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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.


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.

post #16432 of 18084
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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.

post #16433 of 18084
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post
 


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.


I'd take close + excel in other genres as well for the he500 rather than excel only in one genre for hd650

post #16434 of 18084
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 


I'd take close + excel in other genres as well for the he500 rather than excel only in one genre for hd650

 

That's not what I said, but ok, we all hear different.

post #16435 of 18084

no, guys. you all got it all wrong. MY favorite pair of headphones is the best pair of headphones ever!!! :p

post #16436 of 18084

The HD650 are indeed much better at SOME genres, whereas the HE400 are much better at some genres as well, depends what genres you listen to.

post #16437 of 18084
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post
 


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.


See? Im not the only one. You have to own all three and spend time comparing to learn this for yourself. And regarding the types of music YES I know, thats why I preceded my statement with "for vocal, instrumental and jazzy" types of music and add to that classical and oldies as well. For EDM, metal, rock and the such I really do enjoy the HE-500's best and for rap and hip hop and very bassy dubstep the AH-D5000's are my favorite. Yes I listen to an extremely wide variety of music. I really dont think the HE-400's have a place in my collection anymore. The super harsh highs recessed mids and fatiguing overall nature of those cans make them very unpleasant for me for any longer listening periods. Pretty sure they will be up for sale soon.


Edited by ben_r_ - 2/13/14 at 9:00am
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Does anyone use these who has also used Sennheiser HD 25 1 ii? I am thinking of returning my 25-1 iis and getting the he400 instead. 

I dont care about comfort at all, and it seems like every sound aspect of these is better. is that true? Please help!!

 

also:

 

I listen to rock, EDM, metal, rap, almost everything besides jazz and country.

 

-i also am considering DT880, is that better than hd 25 1 ii for sound clarity? I want as little grainyness as possible on synth sounds etc. and everything accurate sounding. Willing to spend 300-400$ on the headphone-


Edited by port11 - 2/13/14 at 1:06pm
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Originally Posted by port11 View Post
 

Does anyone use these who has also used Sennheiser HD 25 1 ii? I am thinking of returning my 25-1 iis and getting the he400 instead. 

I dont care about comfort at all, and it seems like every sound aspect of these is better. is that true? Please help!!

 

also:

 

I listen to rock, EDM, metal, rap, almost everything besides jazz and country.

 

-i also am considering DT880, is that better than hd 25 1 ii for sound clarity? I want as little grainyness as possible on synth sounds etc. and everything accurate sounding. Willing to spend 300-400$ on the headphone-

 

Yes, based on your musical preferences the he400 is right up your alley. 

post #16440 of 18084

Yea you would probably enjoy the 400's with that taste in music.

Then again, you would enjoy a lot of others as well.
 

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