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post #17596 of 18673
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Originally Posted by Subatomic View Post
 

Got my Focus production pads (Hifiman/Headdirect are silly fast, ordered wednesday night, shipped thursday, delivered friday, from HK).

 

Earholes are smaller than the pleather pads, but no real issues for me, even though I have big ears.

 

They feel and look pretty nice. Definitely more comfortable than either the pleathers or velours, imo.

 

Sound change will take me some time to think on. They sound pretty good though :p


Thanks for the impressions! Are these the stock pads that come with the 560's?

post #17597 of 18673

The Audio-gd NFB-15 has a lot of output (1.8 watts at 50ohm) and is $250. I use the older NFB-12 with my HE-400 much of the time and it sounds excellent with zero noise. Not portable though (but why would you walk around with the HE-400).

This combo for roughly $600 (new) is unbeatable IMO.


Edited by tim3320070 - 7/11/14 at 7:25am
post #17598 of 18673
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Originally Posted by Subatomic View Post
 

Got my Focus production pads (Hifiman/Headdirect are silly fast, ordered wednesday night, shipped thursday, delivered friday, from HK).

 

Earholes are smaller than the pleather pads, but no real issues for me, even though I have big ears.

 

They feel and look pretty nice. Definitely more comfortable than either the pleathers or velours, imo.

 

Sound change will take me some time to think on. They sound pretty good though :p

Thanks for the feedback. I am still waiting on my order. It keeps on getting pushed out. I ordered the FocusPads (production) as well.

post #17599 of 18673
Well, not everyplace outside is noisy. I've walked my dog using the he-400 without issue. I do admit I'm considering a good closed can, just not sure if it'd be worth it.
post #17600 of 18673

Just got notice from HFM that my order of what they are are now calling FocusPads has shipped. Another message this week from them indicated they are in the process of stocking FocusPad-A at a warehouse in the US and they might ship next week.

post #17601 of 18673

I think the Jergpads still beat out both focus pads on SQ smoothing.

post #17602 of 18673

Got notice that my focuspads are out for shipment.

 

Just started back up and listening to my HE400s. Cranked up Hotel California from Hells Freezes Over...man I'm heaven :)

post #17603 of 18673
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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post
 

I think the Jergpads still beat out both focus pads on SQ smoothing.


I hope they meet or exceet the jergpads cuz I just ordered the focus pad A

post #17604 of 18673
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Originally Posted by chengsta View Post
 


I hope they meet or exceet the jergpads cuz I just ordered the focus pad A


Comfort-wise maybe, but I read a few snippets that the original modded pads were still better on the F.Response smoothing.

post #17605 of 18673

well, that's fine and dandy as long as the focus A's are at least better than velors?

post #17606 of 18673
Strange combination price wise, but the HE400 sound very good with a Schiit Magni and a Metrum Hex. The Hex doesn't have the mid bass bloom the Ayre QB-9 has, my other DAC, which results in a more linear frequency response. Nice combo which shows again the importance of the source
post #17607 of 18673

Dammit, I was outside all day waiting for my ifi ican micro only to find out it had been 'left at front door' an hour ago.  Bull, there was no fedex man in sight while I was hanging out at the front porch.  Filed a claim, and now I don't have my ifi ican micro which I paid to have express overnighted.  Musicdirect.com told me that it was supposed to require a signature, and that it was odd that it was mysteriously waived.  So if that delivery guy don't cough up my amp by tuesday, musicdirect will graciously send me another one.  Those guys are awesome.  The fedex delivery guy is not.  I hope they fire him and throw him in prison because he was straight up lying about 'left at front door'.  Now I'll have to wait another freaking week to figure out or not if my he-400 just needed a more powerful amplifier.


Edited by chengsta - 7/12/14 at 1:11pm
post #17608 of 18673
Prison?
post #17609 of 18673

Actually nevermind, I probably over-reacted.  After giving fedex hell, they made their delivery guy doublecheck his route.  He gave my package to the wrong people a few blocks away.  I got it back.  It was opened, but oh well, don't seem to be anything missing.  Anyway, the ifi ican was a great suggestion.  The bass did not clip anymore, even at high listening volumes.  Love that 3d switch, it really does get rid of that 'cave' sound inherent to headphones.  The music is out of my head, and it is improved with the grill mod. 

 

The he-400 would be absolutely perfect now if only the upper mids weren't so recessed, and the treble spike broken off.

 

Edit:  Holy crap these put out a lot of bass, when boosted.  With this new relevation, my new estimates on bass power is this:  Now my jh16's are only 3-5x more powerful.  Both are clean as a whistle without that boost though.


Edited by chengsta - 7/12/14 at 2:49pm
post #17610 of 18673
Still, an impressive estimation on the JH's bass
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