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post #17671 of 20176

LCD-X.

post #17672 of 20176
You might be missing a step or two in there
post #17673 of 20176

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.

post #17674 of 20176
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.
post #17675 of 20176
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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
post #17676 of 20176
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.
post #17677 of 20176
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

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 ;-)

post #17678 of 20176
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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.

post #17679 of 20176
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

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 think the Denon D2000, D600 both would fit the bill for you. I have all and love the HE-400 bass as you do and the Denons satisfy me easily.
post #17680 of 20176

Are you looking for more quality of bass or more quantity?  You said you were looking for around the same level but you also said you were looking for an 'upgrade.'  It seems as though you're looking for a sidegrade of the sorts.

 

Getting more quantity of bass out of most closed cans will be really easy.  Getting more quality out of any headphone open or closed sub 1000 dollars will be nigh impossible.

post #17681 of 20176

Frankly, I'd just EQ some more bass in. I know that's not an option in every case but I've found the HE-400 is extremely responsive to EQ. I don't use it much because the HE-400 is extremely satisfying in the bass department already. :L3000:

post #17682 of 20176

For current and former owners of the HE400 what would be an upgrade from these cans? I am starting to get the upgrade bug and trying to determine what to move up to. Would an HD650 be an upgrade or should I just move the HE560?

post #17683 of 20176
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

Are you looking for more quality of bass or more quantity?  You said you were looking for around the same level but you also said you were looking for an 'upgrade.'  It seems as though you're looking for a sidegrade of the sorts.

Getting more quantity of bass out of most closed cans will be really easy.  Getting more quality out of any headphone open or closed sub 1000 dollars will be nigh impossible.

Probably aiming for side grade on quality with an increase on quantity, but I'm utterly inexperienced with closed cans, so I really don't know what to expect. The two best closed I have are the Momentum on ear and Onkyo FC300. I'm also not bothered by the trade off in soundstage.

What I'm really trying to do right now is figure out my next upgrade for my setup. I'm keeping an eye out for a vintage receiver I like the look of that isn't all that powerful because I don't need TOTL for my purpose, I really need to get off my butt and buy 2 DACs that are good (one of which has an optical input for TV) as well as debating if I want to replace the he400.
Edited by Saoshyant - 7/21/14 at 9:11am
post #17684 of 20176
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Originally Posted by gahung View Post

But isn't the Q701 a downgrade in this case? I am looking for one that is in par with HE 400 while shines in mids and probably the soundstage. How is the K712 compared to Q701?

 



The Q701 is a much more versatile and natural sounding headphone that doesn't have any major weaknesses like the HE400 has. I sold my HE400 after getting a Q701 for less than half of what I paid for the HE400.
post #17685 of 20176

about to buy the velour pads... is the price difference of the focuspad and focuspad-a worth it?

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