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If your going to be using the he400 on a handheld device what's even the point of owning them!?

It's like having a Ferrari and puting 87 octane gas in it. It's going to run like crap

You need around 700mw to 1w at least to get your money's worth out of an ortho phone.

I disagree, this can sounds really quite good out of an X3.  Yes, it could sound better with better amping, but its not the waste of time you're implying either.

The x3 has 100x the power of consumer daps so what you said is irrelevant to my point,
A consumer MP3 player just is not going to take advantage of all the can has to offer. If your going to be using one as a source you should just get a more efficient pair of cans that is paired better with a low power device
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I have an additional comment, the cable connectors dont seem to be aligned properly, is this normal? 

 

 

 

Also, I hope i've connected the cables properly? Sorry I'm a complete noob..

 

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Originally Posted by rudeboybass View Post


The x3 has 100x the power of consumer daps so what you said is irrelevant to my point,
A consumer MP3 player just is not going to take advantage of all the can has to offer. If your going to be using one as a source you should just get a more efficient pair of cans that is paired better with a low power device

My point is relevant, given that I was commenting about a very specific thing you mentioned..  You said you need at least 700mW to get your money's worth with the HE-400.  The X3 puts out 270mw at 32ohm, and the HE-400 is more demanding than that.  I know I enjoy the HE-400 given this combo, and I seriously doubt I'm the only one either.  My point was that I disagree with your assessment of needing 700mW minimum.

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You need 700mw to get the MOST out of them
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I have an additional comment, the cable connectors dont seem to be aligned properly, is this normal? 

 

 

 

Also, I hope i've connected the cables properly? Sorry I'm a complete noob..

 

 

 

Grab the cups and twist them till they align, mine were like that as well. At first I thought it was a manufacturing defect, but turns out the cups twist.

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I have an x3 and and an Asgard 2, while the x3 can be enjoyable with the he400 the asg2 will sound better any day of the week, that can't be argued,
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Sorry guys, shoulda recognized where this was going.
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

Sorry guys, shoulda recognized where this was going.
Saoshyant,
I'm sorry that was a dick move on my part, I usually don't troll like that. I haven't been having a good day and I let it spill onto headfi! * head hangs in shame*
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I appreciate the apology, nothing to worry about, we all have our bad days.  My feet are just killing me, so I know I'm a bit grumpier too.

 

Sorry for getting ya worked up as well.


Edited by Saoshyant - 5/11/14 at 11:52am
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Thread Starter 

Nobody is grumpier than me. I haven't slept through the night since we got this damn puppy. That was five months ago!!

 

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LOL, I can sympathize.  I'm a lifelong insomniac, so on my worse nights, I wake up 3 or 4 times an hour.

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^^ I feel you brother. Oh, I how I miss the days when I used to sleep like a rock. I sometimes give up and come downstairs and listen to music. 

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I had a mouse problem at my first NYC apartment, I went for 6 months without rem sleep, they would chew on the metal bulling in the walls, I littrally went insane, it was the darkest time of my life lol
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The last time I had a mouse show up in an apartment, I nearly domesticated the little guy.  He'd even show up at dinner time and get a little bit of food.  Too bad a girl I was dating at the time freaked the hell out and sledgehammered the guy...  it was actually kinda traumatic.  What the hell she was doing with a sledgehammer in her car, I will never know.

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I used to live in central Illinois and there were mice in the ceiling. Could hear the little bastards scurrying around at night. I brought back a Great plains rat snake from a visit to Texas. Bought these "Have-a-Heart" traps. A little peanut butter and instant snake food. Then my landlord set out poison and that ended that. Could feed a poisoned mouse to my snake and well.... I owned 9 at one time, but my pilot light went out on my furnace in the dead of winter while I was visiting my folks in Texas. It was 38 degrees F. when I got home. Being ectotherms they all died. Lost about $10,000 worth of snakes. A taxidermist came and got the Burmese python and the Suriname red-tailed boa. Had 5 Eastern indigo snakes that are a federally protected species in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. They were gorgeous, man!

 

BTW my HE-400's and the new cable are smoking hot.   

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^poor snakes ;( as for mice, they should all burn in the hottest magma filled pit in hell, they ruined 10 pairs of shoes that I had while I was away on buisness. One mouse wouldent be too bad. But in NYC there's littrally millions and they leave trails of poop everywhere they walk.

On I side note, I removed the fabric off the inside of the grills on my he400 and got a nice increase in sound stage, also seems as if there's less resonance all around.
I contacted hifiman and they sold me spare grills for 10 bucks. I will to a-b'ing when they arrive
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