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I agree with your impressions word for word.

Pretty much every genre of music I've listened to on the HE-400s has been brilliant, except for rock which seems to be hit & miss depending on the recording.

 

 

My top 3 genres for the HE-400s are:

 

1. Goa Trance - Deep basslines, atmospheric synths, psychedelic vocals and catchy melodies all meld together so beautifully that I'm often closing my eyes and drifting off into another realm.

2. Jazz/Accoustic with vocals - I'm not the biggest fan of this genre as none of my previous setups have quite done it much justice. All I can say is nothing I've heard does vocals (especially female vocals) as well as the HiFiMAN planar series. Anything from Norah Jones' heartwarming, angelic voice to Paco de Lucias lightning quick flamenco guitar is simply breathtaking.

3. Tech House/Minimal - Nothing brings out the clean, fast bass like a bit of minimal or tech-house. It's not just the bass line that's in focus here though - vocals and ambients are really transparent and present without any separation issues with the deep, thumping bass-lines.

 

 

 

I agree with Norah Jones' voice being excellent on here.  Most of my music is without vocals, and there are a few vocals that are sort of a miss, though opera tenors are spectacular.    I find it funny that headphones with this signature are generally passed on by the audiophile intelligentcia in favor of brighter, more neutral headphones (T1, HE-6???) for the audiophile staples of jazz & classical.   It makes me wonder if any audiophiles have ever actually heard a live orchestra or quintet rolleyes.gif

 

post #182 of 17712
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I am still ampless unless I get the fedex package tomorrow. But would like to go back and listen to Miss Jones. I haven't played that in years but bet she would sound great on the HFM.

post #183 of 17712

 

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I am still ampless unless I get the fedex package tomorrow. But would like to go back and listen to Miss Jones. I haven't played that in years but bet she would sound great on the HFM.

 

Norah Jones, Jane Monheit, Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Etc. - they all sound great on the HFM.

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Norah Jones, Jane Monheit, Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Etc. - they all sound great on the HFM.

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post #185 of 17712
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I have not listened to any of those mentioned except Jones and a little Krrall. I will fire it up on MOG tomorrow!!

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I am still ampless unless I get the fedex package tomorrow. But would like to go back and listen to Miss Jones. I haven't played that in years but bet she would sound great on the HFM.

 

What amp did you get? I'm looking to get an amp for my HE-400's as well.

post #187 of 17712
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Actually I bought two amps. A fiio e17 and a Maverick Audio Tube Magic-used. The e10 that I had sound pretty darn good with both the he400 and my d2k but just didn't have enough volume for me, so I thought the e17 was a sensible upgrade path. Saw the Maverick used for a good deal so thought I'd give it a shot...

post #188 of 17712

Would be interesting to hear impressions of how they sound out of both.

 

I got my travel case for my HE-400 today, ordered it on monday and got it 3 days later.  Now I feel they're a complete package.  That velour bag was just shoddy.

post #189 of 17712
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Okay, I'll bite. What case did you get? How about a pic....

post #190 of 17712

I ordered on moon-audio for the HE-400's on tuesday. how long did it take you guys to get it shipped and in your hands? Also on a side note, has anyone here tried them with the Schiit Lyr's? Was considering pairing them with the 400's.

post #191 of 17712
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Only four days from order till they were in my hands!! Only NC to GA though...


Edited by MattTCG - 4/26/12 at 6:33pm
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post #193 of 17712

 

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Originally Posted by Mcberto View Post

I ordered on moon-audio for the HE-400's on tuesday. how long did it take you guys to get it shipped and in your hands? Also on a side note, has anyone here tried them with the Schiit Lyr's? Was considering pairing them with the 400's.

 

Drew said they still haven't received them yet, but they should get them sometime this week or early next. 

 

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Dang that case looks nice... Now I'm tempted... I must resist. I won't be carrying them around too much since they're open back right? Mostly for at home use? Someone stop me before its too late.

post #194 of 17712
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Drew said they still haven't received them yet, but they should get them sometime this week or early next. 

 

 

Dang that case looks nice... Now I'm tempted... I must resist. I won't be carrying them around too much since they're open back right? Mostly for at home use? Someone stop me before its too late.

 

It won't be me!! Where did you get that case from ? eek.gif

post #195 of 17712
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NM...

 

http://www.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=118#

 

BTW...this should come with the he400's instead of that crappy velvet bag!!


Edited by MattTCG - 4/26/12 at 6:38pm
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