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need suggestions for improving the treble

post #17297 of 20385
I have the magni and the vali and the vali takes the cake, as another said in this forum I can gush enough about it, although it could have a little more power, I would recommend it over just about anything in that price range for the he400
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Originally Posted by xenaxance View Post
 

need suggestions for improving the treble

 

jerpad mod...or wait till the new hifiman pads are available. The other option is EQ. Search this thread and you'll find some good information on how to get the most out of the he400 with EQ. 

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DIY occ copper ground and hybrid peptide silver re cable
Plasti dipped modi and vali
Custom headphone stand
Loving this setup
post #17300 of 20385
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Originally Posted by rudeboybass View Post



DIY occ copper ground and hybrid peptide silver re cable
Plasti dipped modi and vali
Custom headphone stand
Loving this setup

Ha, custom headphone stand.

post #17301 of 20385
^its not funny
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lol Oh. It seemed like you were making a joke.

 

 

 

 

It's still funny to me.

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Originally Posted by rudeboybass View Post



DIY occ copper ground and hybrid peptide silver re cable
Plasti dipped modi and vali
Custom headphone stand
Loving this setup


Why did you go for a hybrid cable ? I had seen other users split their money between OCC/SPC in the DIY cables thread.


Edited by Lohb - 5/20/14 at 7:47pm
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Finally bought a Fiio E12 from one of our lovely forum members who sold it at a wonderful price, even included a Bocur interconnect at no real extra charge.  I'm certainly looking forward to seeing how the HE-400 sounds on my X3 with the extra juice, so far I'm liking the improved sound on the HD700 with classical music, going to switch to some Alt in a little bit after I finish off this piano concerto.  From what everyone says, the HE-400 just devours extra power in a most gracious manner, so I'm looking forward to how it'll sound.

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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

Finally bought a Fiio E12 from one of our lovely forum members who sold it at a wonderful price, even included a Bocur interconnect at no real extra charge.  I'm certainly looking forward to seeing how the HE-400 sounds on my X3 with the extra juice, so far I'm liking the improved sound on the HD700 with classical music, going to switch to some Alt in a little bit after I finish off this piano concerto.  From what everyone says, the HE-400 just devours extra power in a most gracious manner, so I'm looking forward to how it'll sound.
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Rudeboybass, while I still maintain a HE-400 is enjoyable on something the power of a X3 or E17, man...  the bass just comes alive with an E12...  I'm not sure I want to go on walks with my dog using the X3 without the E12 now..  this of course being partially due to the fact that I really would prefer to listen to one of my two top end cans, sadly them both being open.  Perhaps I need to look into how difficult modding a T50RP would be.

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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post  Perhaps I need to look into how difficult modding a T50RP would be.

Go for it 100%. T50s sound stellar once you mod them to your preferred sound signature. Modding them is easy.

I'd make them dual entry balanced for sure.

 

400's and T50's are a great complementary open/closed planar combo.

 

T50's are my main coffee shop can. I hear the T50s will also go well with the E12 ...(there is an E12 update coming with no crossover switch to reduce noise floor and maybe bass boost region moved lower to avoid bleed into lower mids)

post #17308 of 20385
My only concern is I don't trust myself to do a proper job. My ears aren't exactly discerning, my hands aren't particularly steady, and I have zero electrical experience.

On the other hand, they are just collecting dust.
Edited by Saoshyant - 5/21/14 at 9:06pm
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

My only concern is I don't trust myself to do a proper job. My ears aren't exactly discerning, my hands aren't particularly steady, and I have zero electrical experience.

On the other hand, they are just collecting dust.


Some places will reduce total price if you send your own pair in to get them modded. Pads seem to affect SQ a lot.

 

Balanced is a must though. Been A|B'ing planars on single end and balanced...bigger soundstage/more dynamic IMO.

 

400's also benefit from balanced cables.

post #17310 of 20385
I have depth perception issues, so I suspect that carries over to soundstage
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