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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post
 

 

Great feedback on the pads! I'm trying to decide which to get myself.


Thanks! Probably more money than brains spending this much to fine tune the HE-400, but it's fun. I do take solace in the fact that all these can be used on the HE series should I upgrade in the future. The hardest part of making comparisons is trying to maintain a mental memory of demonstrative passages while going through the mechanics of swapping pads.

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I use spotify premium as my music player, and I was wondering if anyone has tried out the 3rd party "spotimote" for EQing their HE-400s? If so, would you care to share your EQ settings? :D

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Thanks! Probably more money than brains spending this much to fine tune the HE-400, but it's fun. I do take solace in the fact that all these can be used on the HE series should I upgrade in the future. The hardest part of making comparisons is trying to maintain a mental memory of demonstrative passages while going through the mechanics of swapping pads.



Indeed! It's nice that they work with the other headphones in the series, though I have no plans on upgrading from the HE 400's at the moment :)

I went ahead and ordered the focus pads (the stock pads that ship with the 560)

I'll leave some impressions once they arrive.

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Can someone compare the treble and treble harshness to other headphones? Like the DT770, D2000, HE-500 and ath-m50? I'm so close to buying these but haven't had the chance to listen.
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Can someone compare the treble and treble harshness to other headphones? Like the DT770, D2000, HE-500 and ath-m50? I'm so close to buying these but haven't had the chance to listen.

I have the ATH-M50 and those do not have any treble harshness. The HE-400 do have sibliance but it can be EQ'd.

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Originally Posted by utee05 View Post

I have the ATH-M50 and those do not have any treble harshness. The HE-400 do have sibliance but it can be EQ'd.

I didn't think the m50 were sibilant but I thought the highs were strident and forward.
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I wonder what would be an upgrade to the he-400, keeping at least the same level of bass. I'd expect closed would be the route to go
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LCD-X.

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You might be missing a step or two in there
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I don't think ur gonna get the same general sound of the HE-400 with overall better sound quality for less than the lcd-x.  The other option so I hear is the sr-007 mk1.

 

There are other, less expensive options but they don't really have he-400's sound signature.

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I don't need the sig to match up, I'm just thinking of a higher quality bass oriented can. I love my hd700 for quite a lot of my music, but the he400 very much helps on the bassier music. I'm also curious what a decent closed would sound like.
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

I don't need the sig to match up, I'm just thinking of a higher quality bass oriented can. I love my hd700 for quite a lot of my music, but the he400 very much helps on the bassier music. I'm also curious what a decent closed would sound like.


My T50RP personally modded cans outgun my old 400's on various A|B FLAC tests...not all of bass region, just some bass stuff is streets ahead. My non-Audiophile neighbor was speechless the other day with some Yosi Horikawa slow deep bass ambience stuff I put on..LOL.

 

Maybe check out the Mad Dog Pro's ? Best of MD and Alphas for the QUALITY bass hungry head-fier.Balanced on taps best though IMO....


Edited by Lohb - 7/20/14 at 11:01pm
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I've been considering that route, Vibro as well. Then again I'd love to try Ultrasone PRO 900 as well. There's also the Denon dX000 line. I love the bass on the he400 quite a bit either way.
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I've been considering that route, Vibro as well. Then again I'd love to try Ultrasone PRO 900 as well. There's also the Denon dX000 line. I love the bass on the he400 quite a bit either way.


I'd pick em up used if you cannot test b4hand....lush mids vs Dxk line....and they can eat that speaker amp dynamic juice no problemo.

 

OK, back on topic ;-)

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Originally Posted by canuckavelli View Post


I didn't think the m50 were sibilant but I thought the highs were strident and forward.



The M50's have a V signature with emphasis on bass and treble and some recessed mids. The treble isn't forward enough to make it sibilant though...The HE-400 has a very bright treble with some music and can be sibilant with certain instruments. It does benefit from some EQ in that region.

 

I don't have the other headphones you mentioned to compare, but the HE-400 is a big upgrade over the M50's.

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