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post #17446 of 18673
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Originally Posted by earphiler View Post
 

I'm back to say nothing new except my mind is still blown with modular velour fitted pleather jergs and o2+udac stack. 

 

I went on a hiatus from listening and following this thread, but I'll keep an eye out to read a bit. 

 

:D


udac ? You mean U2 Dac or Odac or another one ?


Edited by Lohb - 6/16/14 at 10:33pm
post #17447 of 18673

ODAC is what I meant, thanks for the catch!

 

udac2 I what I previously had with hd595.

 

substantial upgrade :D

post #17448 of 18673
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Originally Posted by Hi-Fi'er View Post

 


I use fiio E12 to drive HE400 out of X5. It sounds Amazing :gs1000smile:.  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...:L3000: OMG.

post #17449 of 18673

Quick question:

 

 

how would you guys that have he-400 compare it to the Audio Technica ATH-AD900X?

 

does the he-400 murders it?

post #17450 of 18673
Quote:
Originally Posted by earphiler View Post
 

I'm back to say nothing new except my mind is still blown with modular velour fitted pleather jergs and o2+udac stack. 

 

I went on a hiatus from listening and following this thread, but I'll keep an eye out to read a bit. 

 

:D


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!

post #17451 of 18673

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.

 

Cheers

post #17452 of 18673

In the end I got the Shiit Magni, cheap enough for a temporary solution, hopefully good enough to be a keeper even when I'll be back to my STAX :-)

Will post some impressions as soon as I receive it

post #17453 of 18673
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Originally Posted by mandrake50 View Post
 


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!

Where can I find these Pads to buy?

post #17454 of 18673
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Originally Posted by realmassy View Post
 

In the end I got the Shiit Magni, cheap enough for a temporary solution, hopefully good enough to be a keeper even when I'll be back to my STAX :-)

Will post some impressions as soon as I receive it


Sub-30 watts used UK speaker amp from ebay etc and balanced speaker taps cables was another route you could have went....

post #17455 of 18673
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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post
 


Sub-30 watts used UK speaker amp and balanced cables was another route you could have went....

No speaker amp unfortunately :-(

post #17456 of 18673
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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post
 

Where can I find these Pads to buy?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/646812/hifiman-he500-he400-jergpad-mod-v2-5

 

Is the thread where the pads are discussed.

 

There is also link to a tutorial on building them.

 

http://imgur.com/a/MdBfW

 

Modulor built a few batches of these for sale. The last I heard the last batch he made was the last one he planned on doing.

I guess that you could check the sale/trade listings.


Edited by mandrake50 - 6/18/14 at 6:24am
post #17457 of 18673
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Originally Posted by realmassy View Post

In the end I got the Shiit Magni, cheap enough for a temporary solution, hopefully good enough to be a keeper even when I'll be back to my STAX :-)
Will post some impressions as soon as I receive it
Had to quote myself: I've ordered the Magni yesterday and today is already with me! Thanks to electromod (the UK distributor for Schiit) for the quick shipping. Will try it just after the footbal match :-)
post #17458 of 18673

Anyone here also own the Beyer DT880 & DT990 headphones?

How does the HE-400 compare to the DT880/DT990s?

post #17459 of 18673

I'm curious as to how durable the transducers are in planar magnetic headphones? If you crank up the volume to levels painful listening levels, will this hurt planar magnetic designs more or less than dynamic drivers?

post #17460 of 18673

They're much less likely to break from heat buildup than a traditional cone driver because of the way they handle heat dissipation.  For example, the Audeze LCD-2 is rated at 15watts of momentary bursts of power before failure.  Most cone drivers don't even push a watt.  Give an LCD-2 15watts of power and it will probably fill a living room with sound like a pair of small bookshelf speakers.  You'll be deaf long before you can bust a planar magnetic.

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