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post #16471 of 20386
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Originally Posted by kcazbarach View Post
 

anybody recommend any songs I could try to use while EQing my he 400s?

 

specifically songs that emphasize the spiky treble on the he 400 (i want to smooth this out).

 

I've been using "I don't like you," by Eva simons (it's really  fatiguing without any EQ on my he 400s),

 

but I've wanted to use it on more than one song, and I'd appreciate the help.

I found that any Ellie Goulding song really brings out the sibilance, I eq'd 10K+ around that 

post #16472 of 20386
This is not the same music but if you are looking for sibilance with the he 400 it's there !

With my lcd2 it's closed to no sibilance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TL_zvYx7fw
post #16473 of 20386
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 


After last night I'd say to consider selling your hp's and buying a Volcano instead :)

 

Turned my cousin's Bose QC15's into a live performance...it was beautiful. That and a $600 b0ng......so smooth...

Yeah, my past week has been full of this :P

 

Arizer Extreme Q. Waaaaay better choice than a Volcano. Has all the same features and has the hose/whip option too! Volcanos are bags or nothing, not very versatile. Not to mention the Arizer is less than half the price.

 

Just sayin' :cool:

post #16474 of 20386
D: thanks for lettin me know haha
post #16475 of 20386
I have revision 2, is it any good? Better than revision 4?
post #16476 of 20386
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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post

Arizer Extreme Q. Waaaaay better choice than a Volcano. Has all the same features and has the hose/whip option too! Volcanos are bags or nothing, not very versatile. Not to mention the Arizer is less than half the price.

Just sayin' cool.gif

Oh god you guys are making me want to "experience" music again :-D lol
post #16477 of 20386
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Originally Posted by Drsparis View Post

Oh god you guys are making me want to "experience" music again :-D lol
It doesn't help that my first and only piece, bubbles, broke sometime in the past like 2 days...
My whole week has been a disaster, but af least my friend said he can give me a piece.
post #16478 of 20386

Words cannot begin to describe how in love I am with these headphones. But words also cannot begin to describe how much I absolutely hate the 1,573-foot cable. Does anybody have any recommendations for a really short cable that won't negatively affect the sound quality?

post #16479 of 20386
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Originally Posted by MidAirMatthew View Post
 

Words cannot begin to describe how in love I am with these headphones. But words also cannot begin to describe how much I absolutely hate the 1,573-foot cable. Does anybody have any recommendations for a really short cable that won't negatively affect the sound quality?


Buy a new, better quality TRS connector, cut the one it came with to the length you want and solder the new on on. Thats the cheapest and easiest route IMO.

post #16480 of 20386

Any recommendations on a better quality TRS connector?

post #16481 of 20386
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Originally Posted by utee05 View Post
 

Any recommendations on a better quality TRS connector?


Oh man, there are SOO many, but the industry standard is pretty much any made by Neutrik. Would you want an 1/8" or 1/4"? It comes with an 1/8" and an adapter to a 1/4" but pretty much every amp on the market uses a 1/4" so that silly adapter they send with it ends up being pretty annoying.

post #16482 of 20386

Thanks! Figured there were quite a few suggestions floating out there on TRS connectors. I'll take a look at Neutrik. I agree the adapter is a bit annoying when using with a desktop amp and these cans are not really meant to be 'portable' use but can be so the 1/8" comes in handy for those portable uses. 

post #16483 of 20386

How would I go about fixing the cable on these? One side has a small kink in it and I was thinking I could possible cut the cable and re-terminate it with a new connector? Is this possible? How hard is it?

post #16484 of 20386

Very possible and no hard at all if youve ever done any soldering and have some tools. do some googling or youtube searches for soldering a TRS connector.

post #16485 of 20386

I ordered the velour earpads at teh same time i purchased my HE 400s (from Headroom) but the pads were out of stock and backordered, so i listened to the 400s with the pleather pads for about two weeks.  I was driving them with a Schiit Lyr, also new, and liked the combination immediately for all the reasons others have commented on in this thread:  more air, great separation of instruments, terrific imaging, etc., etc.  Overall, wonderfully musical.  But.  The sound also seemed darker than I'd expected and a little recessed, if that's the word, as if I were at a great performance but sitting a little further back in the house than I wanted to be. 

 

Then the velour pads arrived.  Installing them takes a little fiddling, but if I can figure it out, anyone can.  For me, the difference was  immediate, and dramatic.  The darkness was gone, and suddenly I was sitting right where I wanted to be.  I have no idea why this should be so, but the velour makes a seriously non-trivial difference, one of the cheapest and most effective tweaks I've ever heard.  I should add that I'm using a Cayin CD player as a front end, and listen mostly mostly to classical, some opera, some jazz, some blues, zero rock.

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