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udac ? You mean U2 Dac or Odac or another one ?
I use fiio E12 to drive HE400 out of X5. It sounds Amazing . Headfonia confirms that E12 is one of the best potable amp for HE400.
Music sounds fuller, wider and more energetic. Oh..the bass..the bass......with the X-tra sub turned on...ooh... OMG.
I hate to post when I don't have much to say. My post count says it all..
I got a pair of the last batch of Jeg/Modulor pads. They made a very noticeable difference in how well I like my 400s. I spent lots of time equalizing and tried things like Dolby Headphone processing to try to tame ... what I consider treble harshness, especially with female vocals. The pads eliminated 90% of that problem. I was listening the other night with Just my Fuze and C5D with no equalization at all listening to FLAC rips (I decided to try the 400s without being tied to my listening desk). I really liked what I heard.
Thanks Jerg and Modulor!.
And this from a real skeptic when it comes to most mods, cable upgrades, etc. Highly recommended, if you can find to buy, or make these, do it!
I got this headphone recently, with the Schiit Vali and Modi (optical). I listen predominantly to really, really heavy metal, a lot of sludge/doom/death/post/experimental/instrumental stuff like Cult of Luna, Neurosis, Behemoth, Year of No Light, Fall of Efrafa... and this combination is awesome! I'm scared to turn the volume knob above halfway. The HE-400 is certainly efficient. I've lost my classical CD collection for the time being, so I am unable to transport them into digital... but I do have some Mozart and Bach, and I enjoy this headphone for that the old stuff just as much.
I just got into this hobby recently so I'm not yet a snob, and don't know the 'taste' of expensive-ass hi-fi gear; for me, as a relatively poor university student, this combination sounds absolutely superb. I have everything in FLAC through winamp, nothing special.
I'm looking forward to replacing the current velour pads with the new ones on the HE-400i, since I heard those are relatively comparable to the Jergpads.