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post #16801 of 20208
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Originally Posted by maheeinfy View Post

It looks like my HE400's left and right channel are reversed. I m wearing them as per L and R indication on headphone. With my onboard Realtek sound card, using Configure, when i click on left speaker, sound plays in right channel and similarly the right plays on left.



 



Is this a problem with headphones? Shud i get it exchanged?


 



Switch the cable connectors. Problem solved.
post #16802 of 20208
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by maheeinfy View Post
 

It looks like my HE400's left and right channel are reversed. I m wearing them as per L and R indication on headphone. With my onboard Realtek sound card, using Configure, when i click on left speaker, sound plays in right channel and similarly the right plays on left.

 

Is this a problem with headphones? Shud i get it exchanged?

 

Is it possible that you have your IC's reversed?

post #16803 of 20208
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Originally Posted by bleudeciel16 View Post
 

 

I had the same issue.  Highs were harsh, sounded like I was in a tunnel, and there was no soundstage, and bass was actually deeper but lower in intensity than the 650's, so I returned them.  I was told mods can fix some of those issues but I couldn't be bothered to cut apart my brand new headphones.  If you like the sennheiser sound (open, airy, warm, COMFORTABLE, LIGHT, with a huge soundstage), it's hard to warm up to cans like these he-400's.  For the price, they're by no means bad cans.  Great cans actually.  The sound just doesn't suit my taste.

I just picked up some used HD650's and have to say I see what all the hype is about with these classic cans. They are FAR more comfortable for long hours of use (did a 5 hour session when I got home) and no fatigue. They also keep up and pass the HE-400's in many of my recordings from different genre (omg Jazz <3). But when it comes to my EDM I start missing me HE-400's again. I'll keep listening to both cans and probably end up keeping both for when I want to switch.


Edited by DwayneBT - 3/26/14 at 1:16pm
post #16804 of 20208
Thread Starter 

^^ If you want to feel your jaw hit the floor, get the Bottlehead Crack to amp the 650's. :eek:

post #16805 of 20208

I will be skipping the upcoming 400i/560 release.  The LCD-XC is everything I've wanted in a headphone.  Now time to save up.

post #16806 of 20208
Thread Starter 

The xc is a really fine hp, BUT IMO the lcd-x is appreciably better across the signature, lighter and more comfortable. And $100 cheaper...


Edited by MattTCG - 3/26/14 at 12:49pm
post #16807 of 20208
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Originally Posted by DwayneBT View Post
 

I'm fortunate like yourself to

I just picked up some used HD650's and have to say I see what all the hype is about with these classic cans. They are FAR more comfortable for long hours of use (did a 5 hour session when I got home) and no fatigue. They also keep up and pass the HE-400's in many of my recordings from different genre (omg Jazz <3). But when it comes to my EDM I start missing me HE-400's again. I'll keep listening to both cans and probably end up keeping both for when I want to switch.

 

 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

^^ If you want to feel your jaw hit the floor, get the Bottlehead Crack to amp the 650's. :eek:


Yep and yep. The HE-400's dont even come close to the HD-650 and Id imagine the HD-600. Though to be fair, they are very different cans for enjoying different kinds of music. You wont get the bass you get out of the HE-400 in the HD-650, and you wont get everything else thats better in the HD-650 from the HE-400. The HD-650 is really a kind of in between the HE-400 and the HE-500. I have both the HE-500 and the HD-650 with proper amps and they each shine with certain types of music.

post #16808 of 20208
Same amount of detail between the x and xc? The xc didn't have the amount of detail as the 3 which sucks.
post #16809 of 20208
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

The xc is a really fine hp, BUT IMO the lcd-x is appreciably better across the signature, lighter and more comfortable. And $100 cheaper...

 

I'm sure the X is a great headphone, however it's not closed.  Also with that said, I wonder if it'd provide the kind of closed pressure-oriented bass the XC has which LCD2 lacked.  Also looking at the Innerfidelity measurements of the X and the XC, the XC looks to be the more neutral of the two throughout the upper midrange/lower treble.  I wonder if Tyll will include the XC for comparison sakes when he posts his LCD-X review this friday, which I heard also takes into consideration the revised LCD2?

 

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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post

Same amount of detail between the x and xc? The xc didn't have the amount of detail as the 3 which sucks.

 

I'll parrot Purrin's remarks on the LCD series in saying that the LCD-3 is the most detailed out of all the Audeze cans.


Edited by TMRaven - 3/26/14 at 1:53pm
post #16810 of 20208
Thread Starter 

I spent a weekend with both headphones. The bass is there on the lcd-x...believe me. The lcd-x is special and for me, beat the xc on everything except isolation. 

post #16811 of 20208

Well...  first time I've heard the HE-400 with more amping than a Fiio E6.  Got in my Fiio X3 today, and I have to admit this headphone certainly feel like a new beast, and beast is right.  It feels quite a bit more aggressive in its sound than before!  I'm realizing just how much I was missing before...  almost makes me want to get a Dac/Amp combo for my comp, but I listen almost exclusively with portable devices, so might not be worth it.

post #16812 of 20208
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post
 

Well...  first time I've heard the HE-400 with more amping than a Fiio E6.  Got in my Fiio X3 today, and I have to admit this headphone certainly feel like a new beast, and beast is right.  It feels quite a bit more aggressive in its sound than before!  I'm realizing just how much I was missing before...  almost makes me want to get a Dac/Amp combo for my comp, but I listen almost exclusively with portable devices, so might not be worth it.

The source components used (plus the quality of the source files) make a BIG difference in the sound you'll get from either the HE-400 or 500's. I've had a lot of fun with my X3 once I figured out how it wanted/need things tagged and I'm surprised by the level of sound quality its capable of. It's an amazing little device (in my opinion) for very little money and it provides a ton of flexibility. If you lack a DAC/amp combo for your computer you may want to consider the very popular and very inexpensive Magni/Modi stack...that's a lot of performance for the same price as the X3. Good luck!


Edited by KLJTech - 3/27/14 at 6:00pm
post #16813 of 20208

For my computer I've been using a sound blaster x-fi hd, but so little of my listening actually requires a computer, I haven't seen a point in upgrading past it.  I'd prefer to spend money on a setup that I can listen to outside on the porch, in bed, at the computer, lounging while reading, etc... you get the point :)

post #16814 of 20208

I find the HE-400 a bit faster sounding than DT880 IMO

post #16815 of 20208

Funny thing I found with my HE-400.....

 

I modded to pads with jergmods about 6 months ago, few months later they have both split, exposing the foam underneath between the drivers and your ears, (most of it).....

 

Since this has happened these headphones have literally almost no sibilance or tizz, combined with EQ they are almost HD650 smooth and natural in the treble but they still have the exciting treble, excellent bass and mids (with some EQ).

 

I can't say they sound much worse in other ways (maybe a bit), I actually prefer the sound of them now, they still sound good and the treble is not a problem at all anymore, I was going to sell them as I could not hack the treble and sibilance even with jergmods but now it does not bother me at all.... So by unintentionally breaking the pads, I have fixed the treble.


Edited by nicholars - 3/31/14 at 7:25am
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