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post #17041 of 18153

I'm having a problem with mine and I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced something similar.

 

I was listening to these and pumped up the volume a bit, and it seemed as if suddenly the right driver went dead. I changed the balance on the computer so all the volume went to the right and noticed it still makes sound, but very faint. If I set the balance to normal, I the left side works fine but I can basically not hear anything from the right.

 

It's not the cable. I have already tried switching sides and nothing changes. The rights side simply stays quiet. Right now I'm running through an O2+ODAC from my computer. If I plug it in directly to the computer, my phone, or my stereo, it still is very quiet just on the right.

 

I bought these used on here and they have been working fine for the first month now, but hopefully they are not broken. If anyone has experienced somethings similar and has a fix I would greatly appreciate it.

post #17042 of 18153

Any definitive comfort solutions for the HE400? I just can't wear them for more than 5min (weight + headband/clamp issues). I've tried Alpha pads but they ruin the sound :( 

post #17043 of 18153

5 mins??? Jeez... I was wearing mine last night for a few hours. After awhile I FINALLY began to NOTICE the clamp, but it wasn't bothersome, I just became aware of it. The weight has not been a factor at all. While I wouldn't call them the most comfortable phones I have ever had on my head, I don't have any comfort issues w/ them at all.

post #17044 of 18153
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Originally Posted by Firminator View Post
 

Any definitive comfort solutions for the HE400? I just can't wear them for more than 5min (weight + headband/clamp issues). I've tried Alpha pads but they ruin the sound :( 


You can start by gently bending the headband. Gently.

 

Then you can try twisting the cups to the angle of your head. Pinch the hifiman logo to the headband, and twist. It is stiff, and the cups are not held on by much, so be careful.

 

Both of those increased comfort for me!

post #17045 of 18153
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Originally Posted by cubusmybro View Post
 

I'm having a problem with mine and I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced something similar.

 

I was listening to these and pumped up the volume a bit, and it seemed as if suddenly the right driver went dead. I changed the balance on the computer so all the volume went to the right and noticed it still makes sound, but very faint. If I set the balance to normal, I the left side works fine but I can basically not hear anything from the right.

 

It's not the cable. I have already tried switching sides and nothing changes. The rights side simply stays quiet. Right now I'm running through an O2+ODAC from my computer. If I plug it in directly to the computer, my phone, or my stereo, it still is very quiet just on the right.

 

I bought these used on here and they have been working fine for the first month now, but hopefully they are not broken. If anyone has experienced somethings similar and has a fix I would greatly appreciate it.


You say it is not the cables but did you rotate them into opposite connector ? Tried another set of headphones in the same audio chain ?

post #17046 of 18153

Hello guys, I am trying to get a sense of how this headphone plays the low end. I have gone through Mad Dogs v3.2 (balanced and SE) and the AlphaDogs and I am just wondering if they are very similar in the low end or not. FYI, I am  currently using Fidelio X1 which I really like.

 

Thanks for the help.

 

 

Just ran across this:

 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

The he400 seems to add a touch more bass than the MD, where the Maddog seems to be more linear and true to the recording. Most would appreciate the extra coloration on the he400 as it provides a bit more "fun." 

post #17047 of 18153

I found the HE-400 to have a way stronger low-end than the Mad Dog 3.2.

 

I would actually consider the Mad Dog bass to have more of a non-linaer bass than the HE-400.  Whereas the Mad Dog has some noticeable hump in the 200-300hz region, the HE-400 is more flat there.  The HE-400 is a good bit stronger down low under 50hz and snappier around 100-200hz.

post #17048 of 18153

Enjoying my He400s as all of you :)

 

Does anyone listen to them with a balanced cable? Or a silver cable? Have a feeling that silver isn't a good fit to the he400s sound sig, but balanced could be interesting...

post #17049 of 18153

Hello guys just went ahead and bought myself a Magni to use with an HE400. My budget wouldnt allow me to get a MODI so i had to settle for hooking the Magni directly to my computer using a 3.5 mm to 2 RCA male cable. Would this significantly affect the sound quality since i heard that it would be using both the computer amp and the Magni. My motherboard is fairly high end

http://us.msi.com/product/mb/Z87_MPOWER.html#overview

Thank you in advance!

post #17050 of 18153

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Edited by fasty1 - 4/18/14 at 7:34pm
post #17051 of 18153

I'm going to have to agree to disagree. I've been running a headphone based systems from everything to HD650's to AKG K702's and now I'm running HE-400's and have purchased aftermarket cable upgrades for all 3 'phones. I have yet to not achieve overall audible sound improvement in any of these headphones. And this is not a result of "wishful" listening.

post #17052 of 18153
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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post

Enjoying my He400s as all of you smily_headphones1.gif

Does anyone listen to them with a balanced cable? Or a silver cable? Have a feeling that silver isn't a good fit to the he400s sound sig, but balanced could be interesting...

I listen to the he400 balanced out of the ibasso pb2 and notice an appreciable increase in the sound the he400 can produce. If you own a soldiering iron and a balanced amp it is quite easy to do the cabling yourself especially with the connection of the HE series and a multimeter (or, without a multimeter, a battery, a light/LED and a wire or two).
post #17053 of 18153
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Originally Posted by MrMateoHead View Post
 


You can start by gently bending the headband. Gently.

 

Then you can try twisting the cups to the angle of your head. Pinch the hifiman logo to the headband, and twist. It is stiff, and the cups are not held on by much, so be careful.

 

Both of those increased comfort for me!

 

Hmmm, tried those already but it's still rather uncomfortable (which is a shame since I really like the HE400's fun sound sig), maybe it's just the shape/size of my head 

post #17054 of 18153

My He-400's have shipped............should I try to get a FiiO e-12 real fast or will my X3 be fine?

post #17055 of 18153
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Originally Posted by subguy812 View Post

My He-400's have shipped............should I try to get a FiiO e-12 real fast or will my X3 be fine?

No no no. Go for the schitt vali/ and modi dac combo! You will fall in love
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