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post #17191 of 19975
Actally more headphones I listen to, more appreciated I have for He400. Only problem I have is that the stock velour earpads are a big firm and uncomfortable. I'm planning to replace earpads for my He400. Do you think Hm5 pads will be comfortable enough and fitting He400 greatly?
post #17192 of 19975
Thread Starter 

I tried the hm5 pad on the he400 and he5...epic fail for me. 

post #17193 of 19975
Thanks Matt, I don't have to order and wait 10-30 days for shipping. Now alternative options must be looking for.
post #17194 of 19975

Got my he 400 and i have to say they are much better than my dt 990s. The only place where the dt990 beats it is comfort. The he 400 is well worth the hype and money

post #17195 of 19975
The He400 is a very good headphone even unamped. Only one headphone under $300 beats He400 in vocals is Shure 940. The shure 940 ful pulls out more details, but bass is relatively shy and the build quality is crappiest I've ever seen on headphones. Just wish the He400 had better headband and softer earpads, the heavy weight does not matter to me.
post #17196 of 19975
Thread Starter 

The new pads for the 400i and 560 will be interchangeable and should be quite soft. 

post #17197 of 19975
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

The new pads for the 400i and 560 will be interchangeable and should be quite soft. 

Hey Matt, just outta interest, how does the HE-400 compare to PM-1? In what ways are they superior over the HE-400?

post #17198 of 19975

My HE400 pads are now completely yellow up to the bit which is on your ears, (the jergmods have split all the way exposing the foam everywhere except the bit which is on your head) the sound is actually better than I have ever heard the HE400 lol, smooth treble, I broke the pads, fixed the sound :) Does not look good tho haha

post #17199 of 19975
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

My HE400 pads are now completely yellow up to the bit which is on your ears, (the jergmods have split all the way exposing the foam everywhere except the bit which is on your head) the sound is actually better than I have ever heard the HE400 lol, smooth treble, I broke the pads, fixed the sound :) Does not look good tho haha


We needed this back at post 2 in the thread !

post #17200 of 19975
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Originally Posted by jay567 View Post
 

Hey Matt, just outta interest, how does the HE-400 compare to PM-1? In what ways are they superior over the HE-400?

 

The bass on the 400 is still king. The pm-1 cant' match the impact of the 400's bass. But the pm-1 wins easily across the mids and treble spectrum. 

post #17201 of 19975

Yes the bass on the HE400 really does destroy every other headphone in the price range (Denons good as well Dx000), I was away for a month with only my Shure SE215 and now I got my HE400 back I noticed how much detail there is in the bass, my pad breaking / mod has added a bit of reverb to the bass, which I think sounds better, if you have a spare pair of pads, try it. 

post #17202 of 19975
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

The bass on the 400 is still king. The pm-1 cant' match the impact of the 400's bass. But the pm-1 wins easily across the mids and treble spectrum.

 

I do actually like the treble on HE400 when it is EQ and pad mods, I hated it at first, but now I like it, its the weak part of the headphones, but some headphones seem extremely boring in the treble after you used the HE400 a lot, HD650, UE6000, SE215 for example.

post #17203 of 19975

Has anyone tried removing all the foam under the headphones? You cut holes for the jergmods.... Has anyone tried just removing all the pleather? I think I might try this and I think this may make the HE400 treble smoother, I am suprised how much of a difference it has made since my pads split, they sound like a faster, bassier, generally better HD650.


Edited by nicholars - 5/9/14 at 10:09am
post #17204 of 19975

Is it just me or do any of you guys think that they are damn heavy? 

post #17205 of 19975

They're actually light for planar magnetics.

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