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post #17311 of 19783
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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 #17312 of 19783
I have depth perception issues, so I suspect that carries over to soundstage
post #17313 of 19783
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

I have depth perception issues, so I suspect that carries over to soundstage


Well i double hit the soundstage/depth issues on 400's/T50's with my Bushmaster 2 DAC (known for 3D imaging + wider soundstage...natural not neutral/analytical) and balanced cables. I would not rely on the internal amp on BM2 for 400's or T50's...you really need a speaker amp hooked up to the BM2 for planars...the BM2 amp section seems more suited to dynamics.....but the DAC section is superb for planars.


Edited by Lohb - 5/21/14 at 9:29pm
post #17314 of 19783
I'm also a very portable based listener, which unfortunately for me severely limits the gear available to me, as well as modifications. Has to do with me listening in various rooms of the house, or outside, at any given time. Its a real shame, leaving my vinyl neglected as much as I do.
post #17315 of 19783

dear friends of head fi i want to communicate my impression about the he 400 cable.... I have bought the silver coated cable for the he 500 and use it with the he 400 and discarded the canare cable.... I think that with the right  amp and dac the silver coated cable have a more spacious and airy sound with more details across all the spectrum... i dont want to come back to the canare cable... I have an Ember amp paired with the bushmaster dac....regards to all...

post #17316 of 19783
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

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. 

what i was asking for..

was an amp to improve the HE400 in the treble region

and MattTCG thanks for replying, i'll check about those EQ posts as well

post #17317 of 19783
Thread Starter 

I really don't think that an amp will do what you're asking for. Especially if you're looking to smooth out the peak in this hp. 

post #17318 of 19783

so what is the best way to smooth-en up that peak

post #17319 of 19783
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by xenaxance View Post
 

so what is the best way to smooth-en up that peak

 

He500...:p

post #17320 of 19783
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Originally Posted by xenaxance View Post
 

so what is the best way to smooth-en up that peak

 

I think FAQ's added to post one way back would avoid this recurring question. There are EQ parametric curves posted by Nicholars and Beaver316.

See post 1 !!


Edited by Lohb - 5/23/14 at 4:39am
post #17321 of 19783
Thread Starter 

I'll make some changes to the first post. Thanks Lohb. 

post #17322 of 19783
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I'll make some changes to the first post. Thanks Lohb. 


Matt, I thought you did already ? Its a great breakdown on that post 1.

post #17323 of 19783
Thread Starter 

You are correct. Forgot about it. :o

post #17324 of 19783
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

You are correct. Forgot about it. :o


It's the new amp and 650's combination putting you on a cloud...

post #17325 of 19783
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Originally Posted by xenaxance View Post
 

so what is the best way to smooth-en up that peak


I have an Ember amp and a bushmaster dac and there is no more problem for me with the highs of the he 400

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