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post #17926 of 20487
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Originally Posted by TontonJoK View Post

If I get the connector only, is it easy to replace ? Do I have to solder ?

What connector are you referring too the 1/8 to 1/4 trs? And yes you will need to solder the new end.
post #17927 of 20487



The cable is unplugging as on picture , I put some glue but sometime I lose the side so the issue is still there
Edited by TontonJoK - 8/24/14 at 12:11pm
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I had the same problem with mine within a couple of weeks of getting them. I got them from TVJ. I contacted them and they sent me a new cable. This one has been fine. I would see if Hifiman covers the cable under the warranty. Maybe if you still have warranty left on them, you can get a replacement.

I have the original cable, I have thought that I would replace the connector one day, but haven't got around to it. If you search the thread, I am pretty sure somebody posted a source for the connectors a while back.

 

I found some at:

 

http://www.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=83.


Edited by mandrake50 - 8/24/14 at 3:45pm
post #17929 of 20487
If I use that connector I have to solder the cable then, It will be simpler to get a new cable !!

I can get a silver coated hifiman cable for 40 $ but when I check some tests (headfonia) I see a negative opinion about silver being thin and dry sounding so I guess it is about the same model

Do you confirm that assessment or it sounds almost like the Canare stock one ??
post #17930 of 20487
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Originally Posted by TontonJoK View Post

If I use that connector I have to solder the cable then, It will be simpler to get a new cable !!

I can get a silver coated hifiman cable for 40 $ but when I check some tests (headfonia) I see a negative opinion about silver being thin and dry sounding so I guess it is about the same model

Do you confirm that assessment or it sounds almost like the Canare stock one ??


I have changed the canare for the silver stock cable of the he 500 and this will sound  too thin dependently of the amp and dac synergy... With my gear the silver coated cable is better to my ears.... My first and only discovery in audio is SYNERGY.... For example many people here said that the he 400  sounded with a tizz in the treble, but with the good synergetic gear and cable this frequency hole in the high transform itself in a sexy appealing sound... All is dependent on the gear chain system.... No headphone sounded this or that by himself....best regards

post #17931 of 20487
The set up I use with the HE 400 is very neutral sounding and analytic ( G100 and asus st) , the combo with this cable may be thin then
post #17932 of 20487
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Originally Posted by TontonJoK View Post

If I use that connector I have to solder the cable then, It will be simpler to get a new cable !!

I haven't used those connectors. From the pictures only, I wonder if they are not "push on" types.
Maybe someone that has used them can comment.
post #17933 of 20487
I haven't checked this thread in a million years, and I'm wondering if anyone has tried the HE-400 with:

Shure 1540 alcantara pads (they seem popular for the HE-4)
Focus pads (saw the impressions like 10 pages ago, would like more impressions with non-EQ.)
Focus A pads

I think these impressions would be a great help, considering the great prices on the HE400 nowadays. I'll try and search back a few weeks for comparisons. I'm a two time owner of the HE-400, and used them 99% of the time with velours. I know it's strengths and weaknesses quite well, so I'm hoping to see if the newer pads have done anything in the way of reducing the treble.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/25/14 at 10:39am
post #17934 of 20487
10 $ velours now 40 $ the focus pad, rolleyes.gif
post #17935 of 20487
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I haven't checked this thread in a million years, and I'm wondering if anyone has tried the HE-400 with:

Shure 1540 alcantara pads (they seem popular for the HE-4)
Focus pads (saw the impressions like 10 pages ago, would like more impressions with non-EQ.)
Focus A pads

I think these impressions would be a great help, considering the great prices on the HE400 nowadays. I'll try and search back a few weeks for comparisons. I'm a two time owner of the HE-400, and used them 99% of the time with velours. I know it's strengths and weaknesses quite well, so I'm hoping to see if the newer pads have done anything in the way of reducing the treble.

I had many of the focuspads impressions, and I do not use EQ. I would highly recommend the focuspads. Comfort, better imaging (especially front and back), taming of the tizzy treble, more present mids (noticable in voices, guitars, other string instruments) etc. Really a big upgrade in my opinion. I have not tried the other pads, unfortunately. Best of luck to you :)

post #17936 of 20487
It seems like the 4khz peak of the Focus pads seem beneficial on the already upper mid deficient HE400s.

If I ever find myself getting the 400 again, I'll definitely be looking into these pads.
post #17937 of 20487

seriously guys, this 400i is really awesome. I wish I had money T-T

post #17938 of 20487
Good & bad to hear. If my he400 dies and I haven't replaced it, I will gladly look into trying it out. It's only bad bc I'm currently weighing my options on closed headphones. How dies the bass hold up compared to the original?
post #17939 of 20487

The way I read the 400i thread so far is... 400 has kick-ass audiophile bass and 400i is more a RELATIVELY nuanced and just a bit understated audiophile bass to the 400's kick.

 

I just wonder if the 400i will EQ to give the best of both cans....


Edited by Lohb - 8/27/14 at 11:24pm
post #17940 of 20487
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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post

The way I read the 400i thread so far is... 400 has kick-ass audiophile bass and 400i is more a RELATIVELY nuanced and just a bit understated audiophile bass to the 400's kick.

I just wonder if the 400i will EQ to give the best of both cans....

Ive been playing with EQ on the he-400i and honestly I still prefer the he-400. EQing just makes the bass louder. HE-400 bass is harder hitting, has better slam, more body. I'm trying to really hard to like the he-400i but the bass just isn't doing it for me. frown.gif
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