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post #17386 of 20636
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Originally Posted by underwoodken123 View Post

Has anyone tried the silver replacement cables from China. I was wondering if they improve the sound from the original cable.
Are there any reasonably priced cables that help with the sibilance?


There are faster easier ways to deal with 400's "issues". Check out post 1 and EQ settings in the thread.

post #17387 of 20636
Really not comfortable @@@@@@@@
post #17388 of 20636
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by zbdajj View Post

Really not comfortable @@@@@@@@

Do you mean the clamp, the weight or the pads? 

 

*The clamp is easily adjusted by carefully bending/reshaping the metal headband. 

 

*The weight is something that most people get used to after a few days (if I can do it anyone can)

 

*Some people find the velour pads itchy. If so, then switch to the pleather. 

 

Matt

post #17389 of 20636
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Originally Posted by U6astik View Post
 

 

MrMateoHead,

 

...in terms of excessive treble?


In terms of them not being neutral.

post #17390 of 20636
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Originally Posted by MrMateoHead View Post


In terms of them not being neutral.

 

MrMateoHead,

 

Maybe it depends on the amplification?

Although the impedance of HE-400 is constant, the amplifier which emphasizes the treble could help, don't you think so?

 

Would you call then HD650 more neutral-sounding headphones?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post


There are faster easier ways to deal with 400's "issues". Check out post 1 and EQ settings in the thread.

 

Lohb,

 

Could you give some advice to people using CDP as their source on the "ways to deal with 400's "issues""?

(When applying EQ is not possible)

post #17391 of 20636
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Originally Posted by U6astik View Post
 

 

MrMateoHead,

 

Maybe it depends on the amplification?

Although the impedance of HE-400 is constant, the amplifier which emphasizes the treble could help, don't you think so?

 

Would you call then HD650 more neutral-sounding headphones?

It does not.

 

And, I do not know about the 650s.

post #17392 of 20636

Yes I would call HD650 more neutral.

post #17393 of 20636
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Originally Posted by U6astik View Post
 

 

MrMateoHead,

 

Maybe it depends on the amplification?

Although the impedance of HE-400 is constant, the amplifier which emphasizes the treble could help, don't you think so?

 

Would you call then HD650 more neutral-sounding headphones?

 

 

 

Lohb,

 

Could you give some advice to people using CDP as their source on the "ways to deal with 400's "issues""?

(When applying EQ is not possible)


In your set-up, it comes down to CBA....cost benefits analysis....there is a thing I call "The box" it is a small 2 inch by one inch or so hardware EQ that was open sourced on another forum which is basically like a small hardware equivalent of a parametric equalisers but then you have to weigh up the total cost vs just buying a used pair of 500's and be done with it.It never really gained traction as I have only seen one guy pairing it to lower end Superlux on this forum...the designer says he made it because he always felt parametric EQ introduced artifacts into the background.

There are guys who build "The box" but because they are one-off made for your cans specific sound curve problems, it might be $80+ postage.

 

 

P.S Anyone looking to take their 400's the low-powered speaker amp route (25-40 watts @ 8 ohms) and release the bass beast.... I have a set of my 3 cables up for sale next 4 weeks.

Litz type 2 cryo-occ copper

SMC to 4-XLR

XLR to speaker taps

XLR to sensible nickel plated (vs fast wearing pretty gold plate) 3'5" SE plug

The conversion kit will be about a hard 50% off the retail price of the cable company's ready-made stuff. PM for details.


Edited by Lohb - 5/29/14 at 8:37pm
post #17394 of 20636
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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post
 


In your set-up, it comes down to CBA....cost benefits analysis....there is a thing I call "The box" it is a small 2 inch by one inch or so hardware EQ that was open sourced on another forum which is basically like a small hardware equivalent of a parametric equalisers but then you have to weigh up the total cost vs just buying a used pair of 500's and be done with it.It never really gained traction as I have only seen one guy pairing it to lower end Superlux on this forum...the designer says he made it because he always felt parametric EQ introduced artifacts into the background.

There are guys who build "The box" but because they are one-off made for your cans specific sound curve problems, it might be $80+ postage.

 

Lohb,

 

Thank you very much for your reply.

 

I have seen the thread about Superlux and "the box" (some filter, if I am not mistaken), but still it seems a complex and risky path to take.

For me probably the best solution would be to buy HD650 and to pair it with a fairly good amp.

 

Sorry for asking so many questions about HE-400 and nothing coming out of it.

post #17395 of 20636

Just got my HE400s (lol under a year from gaming headsets to this). First impressions: very detailed and forward sound, love it. Bass is nice but couple dB boost would be perfect. Treble kinda hot but not too much, gonna burn in + adjust to sound before EQ. Are velour pads worth it because I find pleathers comfortable enough?

post #17396 of 20636
Thread Starter 

Velours pads are a no brainer at $10...better for sure IMO

post #17397 of 20636
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Originally Posted by Sasasd View Post

Just got my HE400s (lol under a year from gaming headsets to this). First impressions: very detailed and forward sound, love it. Bass is nice but couple dB boost would be perfect. Treble kinda hot but not too much, gonna burn in + adjust to sound before EQ. Are velour pads worth it because I find pleathers comfortable enough?
Ya velour is the ****
And also once you get a little more burn in going. Eq the 16khz down about 5.3 db and the 6.3khz down 3-5 db and the bass really comes out
post #17398 of 20636
Heh, eq suggestions like that make me regret listening from a X3 primarily, virtually no desktop listening here
post #17399 of 20636
Hi all,
I have had my HE-400's for a couple of weeks now. Find myself listening to them more then any of my other cans. I am really enjoying the bass on these, and it is very well balanced. Only thing I did not care for was the cable, so I swapped it for a Norne Audio litz cable...huge improvement, really opened up the sound and the space around individual instruments. Running this from my Woo Audio WA6-SE, so I have plenty of power. Tube rolling has been fun, as these cans are very revealing of different tube combinations. I'm a very happy camper!
post #17400 of 20636

Any idea if they pair good with the Little Dot MK IV SE?

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