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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post
 

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

Spot on! ;)

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I'm kind of curious... is there a particular method to use a pre-amp? Or is it kind of just equalizing every frequency?

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Finally got mine yesterday.. That bass biggrin.gif

I'm going to take a good listen on them this weekend.
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Are the vocals recessed? How do they sound with rap/hiphop and dubstep? How do they compare to the Shure SRH-1540's?

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They sound great with hip-hop and dubstep.

 

I got my Forza cables today:

 

 

 

The end result:

 

 

The headphones are now how I wanted them to be, with velour pads and better cables.

At 60€ shipped I'm sure these are not the cheapest, but I'm satisfied :wink: 

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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

Are the vocals recessed? How do they sound with rap/hiphop and dubstep? How do they compare to the Shure SRH-1540's?

 

About the vocals, not to me, but then again this is my only point of reference. Hip hop and dubstep are top notch.

 

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Originally Posted by electrolover View Post
 

 

The headphones are now how I wanted them to be, with velour pads and better cables.

At 60€ shipped I'm sure these are not the cheapest, but I'm satisfied :wink: 

 

Actually 60€ shipped is pretty damn good in the crazy world of audiophile cables

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Its cheaper than the standard hifiman cable anyway.

 

I would say the upper mids are recessed but it is not really a problem unless you are used to very forward upper mids, with some EQ it sounds ok.

 

If you want these for vocal or similar type music then you probably better off elsewhere, but for electronic, rap etc. anything with bass and treble, they are very good, as well as being decent at most stuff.


Edited by nicholars - 2/14/14 at 8:16am
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bi-monthly check-in: still jamming with my HE-400. gave out a few headphones recently, have firmly latched onto the Sennheiser HD-595 as my bedroom headphones with my HE-400 now permanently at my new gaming PC.

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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

Are the vocals recessed? How do they sound with rap/hiphop and dubstep? How do they compare to the Shure SRH-1540's?

dubstep they sound pretty good.

 

the vocals do sound a bit recessed at times (more so with female vocals).

 

It's not huge, but it's something you'll notice when you listen to it long enough.

I do feel like the jergpad mod has helped this out too though.

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Call me crazy but I've been listening to the Focal Spirit Pro-- renown for its neutrality-- and its bass to midrange presentation reminds me a hell of a lot of the HE-400 timbre wise.  Of course it's less forward in the bass and more forward in the midrange, but the overall timbre feels the same to me.  I was expecting something much more colder sounding out something so neutral.

 

Makes me feel good about the HE-400.

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Can anyone compare the HE-400 to the NAD VIso HP 50?

 

-or even the Sennheiser HD 8 DJ-

 

and do all of those sound better than the Sennheiser HD 2501 ii?

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

Call me crazy but I've been listening to the Focal Spirit Pro-- renown for its neutrality-- and its bass to midrange presentation reminds me a hell of a lot of the HE-400 timbre wise.  Of course it's less forward in the bass and more forward in the midrange, but the overall timbre feels the same to me.  I was expecting something much more colder sounding out something so neutral.

 

Makes me feel good about the HE-400.


Tell me more about the Focal's - I've always liked their brand and am curious about their phones. I'd expect the HE-400s to sound leaner stock, than the focals. But Focal's car speakers have tended to have great speed and attack compared to others I've used. In fact, I think I prefer them, but ended up with some good nuff' polks.

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I've had mine for a couple months now. I absolutely love the sound these things bring, the look and feel are also very neat. But my absolute biggest complaint and why my In-Ears get more head time is because of the weight of these things. Bear in mind I have J$ pads so maybe that affects the feel but after a long gaming session and listening to music I HAVE to get these things off after the 2 hour mark or so. For  a headphone that needs to be used 5-6 hours at a time this is definitely not going to be my first pick. In restrospect I really preferred my Denon D2k's that I traded for these and am currently searching for a pair of Fostex th600 to trade plus cash should I be so lucky.

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I am loving my HE-400 and M^3 combo!  

 

I made a custom shielded silver cable, applied the Fuzzor Mod and I am using the velour pads with the foam ring that comes with the pleather pads.

 

Planning on performing the aftermarket grill mod as soon as I can decide on the color!   :)

 

I cannot post images yet so hopefully links will work just the same

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6W3cBOxa_gWRnR1RjZ6cm5Tem05RUlYc0hHbzRReWtkb3dj/edit?usp=sharing

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6W3cBOxa_gWdG12TVNOWmljQmdrbGJiT3BDeEY2VVRNV3dB/edit?usp=sharing

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I'm loving the HE-400, but the one issue is I take them from work home everyday and back and the cable is starting to fray.

 

Any suggestions on good choices for replacement/upgraded cables? They all seem relatively expensive.

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