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For portable, I like the E17 - the HE400 responds very, very well to it's bass and treble boosts. For desktop, the Aune T1 has been my favorite option thus far. The soundstage just comes alive. Great synergy.

Thank you for your feed back. My main player will be the HTC One M7. Any reasons why not pick the E18 over E17? 

 

I haven't tried the E18, so I could't tell you much about how it sounds. I don't think it offers all the bass and treble boost options of the E17 (Adjustable in 2db increments up to +10db or -10db)... I think the E18 just offers a single bass boost setting. For many people, I'm sure this is just fine. Perhaps it has an app on the phone that offers more control? I really don't know. 

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Quick question, i currently own HD 650 and Fidelio X1. Do you think that a pair of these are significant step up from either of those?

 

I own all three. I wouldn't call them a step-up, per se... But the HE400 is an excellent compliment to both headphones.

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Guys, does anyone know the science behind jergpads and the focus pads, which are based on them? Those small holes in the pads, whats their function? Also, its pleather on the outside, so that means the sound isn't going all through the place like the velour pads. I'm quite interested hehe.

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Holes are for damping.  Pretty sure the pleather outer wall of the focus pads are just for aesthetics.

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So those holes are responsible for the 2k and 4k boost in vocals and reduction in treble harshness? I believe your ears sit closer to the driver also.

 

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Holes are for damping.  Pretty sure the pleather outer wall of the focus pads are just for aesthetics.


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I have no idea what the Jerg pads do to the HE-400, I've only seen their objective impact on the HE-500-- of which they smooth out the null in the 6-7khz range.  They also have back-vents that break a perfect seal and causes a hump in the 40hz range.

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Seems like the focus pads were developed with the he-560 and he-400i in mind. I wonder how those 2 headphones will sound with the pleather and velour pads.

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I have heard a few that say they liked the older velours with the 560s.  All I know is  that I like the Focus-A over Focus with the 560s.  

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The he-560's with velour pads would probably turn into the he-6 because of treble overdrive haha. I imagine the he-400i with the velour pads would be a grown up, more mature he-400.

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I finally got a tube amp today ( little dot MKII ). Paired it with the HE-400 ( stock, with velour pads ). Oh god... i will not think about sell my HE-400 anymore....

BTw the high is still edgy. Anybody have idea to fix it ?


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I finally got a tube amp today ( little dot MKII ). Paired it with the HE-400 ( stock, with velour pads ). Oh god... i will not think about sell my HE-400 anymore....

BTw the high is still edgy. Anybody have idea to fix it ?


I use a touch of EQ. Work marvelously and it's free.

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Seems like the focus pads were developed with the he-560 and he-400i in mind. I wonder how those 2 headphones will sound with the pleather and velour pads.

Retskrad, I tried my velours with my 400i, and the result is that it sounds like the HE-400. mids disappear, bass impact increases, treble energy increases, etc. I would offer to try with the pleather pads, but one of my arms is in a cast right now, so I'm not confident I could attempt it for about a month

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I use a touch of EQ. Work marvelously and it's free.

hmmm,thank you.

I'm thinking about getting a HD650 for jazz/acoustic, especially focus in vocal. Is the HD650 better than HE-400 at midrange ?

Thanks.

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hmmm,thank you.

I'm thinking about getting a HD650 for jazz/acoustic, especially focus in vocal. Is the HD650 better than HE-400 at midrange ?
I would say yes for sure, and I'm sure others would agree. I've heard some say the HD650 is geared toward male vocals more than female, but I think all vocals sound better on the HD650 than the HE400. Everything I listen to sounds good with the HD650, from electronic to opera. I don't touch the EQ with it, as it fits my taste just the way it is.
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