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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 #17402 of 18313

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?

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Thread Starter 

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

post #17404 of 18313
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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 #17405 of 18313
Heh, eq suggestions like that make me regret listening from a X3 primarily, virtually no desktop listening here
post #17406 of 18313
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 #17407 of 18313

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

post #17408 of 18313
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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

I had a stand like that 20+ years ago.  Man, it was always in the way... I hit that thing 40 times a day for the 13 years I had it.  It would make me cough so much I think I have brain damage from it.

post #17409 of 18313
It's good for you
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Hi everyone. So I have used my K550 for months and I am thinking upgrading it. Since I couldn't find any comparison b/t K550 and HE400, could any body here tell me the difference and similarities b/t these two? I don't have much phones so my feeling may be subjective, but I think K550 is clear and analytically while the mid is a little far IMO. I listen to pop and classic most of time. Do you think HiFiman is a good upgrade in my taste? I am also looking at HD650 but its price is higher and I don't know if it's worth to spend a couple more hundred on that. I am appreciate that if anyone could give me any suggestions.

post #17411 of 18313

I just bought a pair of HE400s and they are definitely a class or two up from the K550s but don't think they work well with portable DAPs fyi. I'll be listing them shortly for sale or trade. They're brand new and have the spare velour pads so, if you're seriously considering a move to theses phones, pm me.

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

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

Wouldn't you agree however, that making the jergpad is worth in comparison to using the velours? My jergpads are breaking down a bit and I used velours for a day. I honestly could not stand the sound coming out of the velours because the vocals sounded so off and spikes and dips were so much more audible. Regarding EQ suggestions, I kind of don't understand why people just take the frequency response graph of HE400 and try to flatten it out from there? That's what I do and works wonders for me in reaching neutral sound with the HE400. Just don't understand some of these EQ suggestions unless you want a colored sound.

post #17413 of 18313

I think I will just go for HE400i


Edited by gahung - 6/9/14 at 3:44pm
post #17414 of 18313

I'm going to upgrade my E10. From what I have searched I found that ODAC + Schiit Vali would be nice combo? Can't get modi and Vali is second hand. Also is Vali dead quiet with HE400? I mean noise floor.


Edited by Sasasd - 6/11/14 at 10:38am
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So I can't wait for the 400i and bought a HE400 yesterday. Also, I bought a Schiit Asgard 2 since I think my old amp is not powerful enough for it. Can anybody tell me if this is a good combo? Otherwise, for something between 200 and 400 USD are there any amps that can better paired with HE400? Is a DAC or CD player needed(yes I have a lot of CDs), I am using a X3 now? I am really appreciate your response.

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