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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


Recently re-acquired the HE4, and I feel that they are actually more balanced than the HE400, as well as more detailed. However, the HE400 is fuller sounding with more bass.

 

Doesn't sound like your cup tea. You always have liked more bass. tongue.gif

post #2432 of 17747

my he-400s are almost on the way... just want to know about the rev2 vs rev3 thingy and where are they available?

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The rev3 batch was sent out from Sept, 11th to Oct, 5th. You also look at the plastic support by taking off the ear pads, if this plastic is yellow, you have the rev3 HE-400 which have sibilant issues.

So there is a slim chance to have this revision now.


Edited by fishbone - 11/15/12 at 4:32am
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Doesn't sound like your cup tea. You always have liked more bass. tongue.gif

Actually, I love the HE4. I think its more audiophile worthy than the HE400. Its very well balanced with a slight mid recession, but cleaner, and more refined sound than the HE400. The HE400 is more fun, and less technically perfect. I can honestly say they are different enough to warrant having both if you have the funds for it.

The HE4 is incredibly underrated here. Its an amazing headphone, hampered by needing a substantial amount of power to drive, compared to the HE400. I do prefer it off my SA-31 than I rememered it with the Lyr. The Lyr was more mid recessed than the SA-31. Clearly. Gotta love the clean sound of SS.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/15/12 at 4:29am
post #2435 of 17747
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


Actually, I love the HE4. I think its more audiophile worthy than the HE400. Its very well balanced with a slight mid recession, but cleaner, and more refined sound than the HE400. The HE400 is more fun, and less technically perfect. I can honestly say they are different enough to warrant having both if you have the funds for it.
The HE4 is incredibly underrated here. Its an amazing headphone, hampered by needing a substantial amount of power to drive, compared to the HE400. I do prefer it off my SA-31 than I rememered it with the Lyr. The Lyr was more mid recessed than the SA-31. Clearly. Gotta love the clean sound of SS.

 

Still doesn't have the mids of the hd650. tongue.gif tongue.gif

post #2436 of 17747
NOTHING does, lol. The HE-4 is more akin to the DT880. Really well balanced with slight mid recession and emphasized treble. Literally, the Hifiman DT880.

It's more airy than the HE-400 too.
post #2437 of 17747
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So I'm going to visit family for about a week in just a few days. Can't really travel with the he400. After that it's hd650 and other orthos. Looks like I'll be taking a break from hp's for a week. eek.gif

post #2438 of 17747
Get yourself a pair of KSC35s. wink.gif A baby HD650 on the go.
post #2439 of 17747
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The a pretty heady statement. Are  those even in production anymore?

post #2440 of 17747
You can buy them off the Koss website.

Obviously not as refined and identical to the HD650, but it's a great, cheap (well... $45 cheap), and portable alternative. Trades off some mid emphasis for bass, and not as rolled off in the treble. Still, dark/warm, and smooth. Easily the most used headphone I have, and a staple. I'd never get rid of mine (and haven't).
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/15/12 at 4:55am
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

You can buy them off the Koss website.
Obviously not as refined and identical to the HD650, but it's a great, cheap (well... $45 cheap), and portable alternative. Trades off some mid emphasis for bass, and not as rolled off in the treble. Still, dark/warm, and smooth. Easily the most used headphone I have, and a staple. I'd never get rid of mine (and haven't).

 

Interesting. I assume powered well by any portable player. Hmmm...

 

Well, too late for this trip but maybe next time. 

post #2442 of 17747
Yeah, they're easy to drive.
post #2443 of 17747
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

You can buy them off the Koss website.
Obviously not as refined and identical to the HD650, but it's a great, cheap (well... $45 cheap), and portable alternative. Trades off some mid emphasis for bass, and not as rolled off in the treble. Still, dark/warm, and smooth. Easily the most used headphone I have, and a staple. I'd never get rid of mine (and haven't).

They're only $15 at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Koss-KSC75-Portable-Stereophone-Headphones/dp/B0006B486K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352991212&sr=8-1&keywords=koss+ksc75

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That's the KSC75, not the KSC35. They are similar, but the 35 is better sounding, with a dark, smoother tone.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


Actually, I love the HE4. I think its more audiophile worthy than the HE400. Its very well balanced with a slight mid recession, but cleaner, and more refined sound than the HE400. The HE400 is more fun, and less technically perfect. I can honestly say they are different enough to warrant having both if you have the funds for it.
The HE4 is incredibly underrated here. Its an amazing headphone, hampered by needing a substantial amount of power to drive, compared to the HE400. I do prefer it off my SA-31 than I rememered it with the Lyr. The Lyr was more mid recessed than the SA-31. Clearly. Gotta love the clean sound of SS.

i agree. the he-4 is a fantastic headphone, and is definitely underrated. its kind of a bummer that the 400 swooped in and took its thunder. 

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