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post #17551 of 19811

The latest pads are getting mixed reviews over on 560 thread. They not only changed the hole opening to be bigger but pad material as well.

post #17552 of 19811

That's unfortunate. I loved the earlier version when I tried out the 560 in one of the stores here.

post #17553 of 19811

It looks like they have both versions on their site now. I think the "A" model is the "pre-production" version.

post #17554 of 19811

I'm curious which version of the pad will end up being most liked.

post #17555 of 19811

Thanks for the heads up on the different pads. Just looked at my order and I will be getting the stock HE560 pads so I am getting the pads currently shipped with the 560 and not the pre-production ones.

 

Are the FocusPad-A the ones people preferred?

post #17556 of 19811

I prefer the production ones, due to the nicer finish 

post #17557 of 19811

http://head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=198

Stock pads for the 560

http://head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=203

pre order pads for the 560's

This is different then what was available yesterday

does anyone have any comparisons between these two pads with the HE-400?

post #17558 of 19811

Hi guys, I've owned the HE-400 since Christmas and I've been kind of disappointed by its sound so far. Mainly the bass just isn't as great as most reviews have been pointing out. My current setup is FLAC, computer with Creative Titanium HD into Headstage Arrow 12 HE. I usually find myself cranking the bass boost on the amp to +6dB.

 

Is it just the overall lack of amping that keeps me disappointed? What amp would you guys recommend I get, portable or full-sized doesn't matter.

 

Thanks!

post #17559 of 19811
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Originally Posted by TranceDude View Post
 

Hi guys, I've owned the HE-400 since Christmas and I've been kind of disappointed by its sound so far. Mainly the bass just isn't as great as most reviews have been pointing out. My current setup is FLAC, computer with Creative Titanium HD into Headstage Arrow 12 HE. I usually find myself cranking the bass boost on the amp to +6dB.

 

Is it just the overall lack of amping that keeps me disappointed? What amp would you guys recommend I get, portable or full-sized doesn't matter.

 

Thanks!

If you're looking for a higher bass quantity or the physical thumping feeling, I recently tried the sennheiser HD650 and it had much more powerful bass than the 400. Though I did find it to be less refined. I have no clue when it comes to amp, I'm still without one ATM

post #17560 of 19811

If you're disappointed with the HE-400's bass then you'll most likely be disappointed with HD650 and any other open headphones.  Get a closed headphone.

post #17561 of 19811
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

If you're disappointed with the HE-400's bass then you'll most likely be disappointed with HD650 and any other open headphones.  Get a closed headphone.

 

You're probably right. The HE-400 seem to be great overall headphones and I do enjoy them. When buying I thought they'd be superb as EDC cans as well, but I'm just too bass hungry unfortunately.

 

Does anybody happen to know of cheaper Fostex TH-900 sounding headphones? Those seem to be superb and pretty much exactly what I'm missing/ looking for, but they do cost a lot. I wish Denon's D were still around.

 

Thanks for the replies!

post #17562 of 19811

The TH-600's can sometimes be found for ~$600, and I think any HE-400 lover would appreciate the TH-600's signature and coherency and different approach to getting the same style of 'engaging sound'.

post #17563 of 19811
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post
 

http://head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=198

Stock pads for the 560

http://head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=203

pre order pads for the 560's

This is different then what was available yesterday

does anyone have any comparisons between these two pads with the HE-400?


Let the pad tests begin  . . . . They both look like mass-production versions of the "Jergmod" pads. One is basically angled, better damped pleather, the other, velour. I'd expect the velours to sound more or less the same, and the pleathers to have the same "warm" sound with a little less congestion.

 

But $40 bucks? Come ooooooooooooon! I'd love to see some actually test results of these on the HE-400s!

post #17564 of 19811
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Originally Posted by TranceDude View Post
 

 

You're probably right. The HE-400 seem to be great overall headphones and I do enjoy them. When buying I thought they'd be superb as EDC cans as well, but I'm just too bass hungry unfortunately.

 

Does anybody happen to know of cheaper Fostex TH-900 sounding headphones? Those seem to be superb and pretty much exactly what I'm missing/ looking for, but they do cost a lot. I wish Denon's D were still around.

 

Thanks for the replies!


Still plenty of used Denon's on the for sale boards.  Usually a D2000 or D7000 available within the first few pages. 

post #17565 of 19811

Do any of you hear a hiss when using the Schiit Vali with this headphone? Thinking of pulling the trigger on the Vali/Modi, but I found a lot of reports of hiss. additionally, has anyone had the tubes die in the Vali, and was it able to be handled without buying another? thanks in advance

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