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post #2446 of 18107
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Originally Posted by kchapdaily View Post

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. 

I don't think it's 400 that "swooped in"; HE4's are quite old in terms of Hifiman's headphone releases, it predates HE6 and HE500 both. Especially HE6, which was released just months after HE4, was the main reason why it never became that popular.

 

 

 

 

 


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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

That's the KSC75, not the KSC35. They are similar, but the 35 is better sounding, with a dark, smoother tone.

Have you modded your KSC35s (kramer / headband etc)?

 

I've been eyeing them for a while now, the kramer + headband modded KSC75s are fantastic but if there is potential of an additional big boost in SQ with just $30 more, I'm tempted to just snag a pair. Though IMO the price is a bit ridiculous for at least what quality of material you get with KSC35...heck it looks even cheaper than KSC75.


Edited by jerg - 11/15/12 at 8:52am
post #2447 of 18107

Finally got my Q cable for these in today! L3000.gif

 

 

But it's 2 feet longer than I ordered frown.gif

 

Really no biggie with how flexible it is though, as it can just be bunched up rather than lasso'd like the stock cable needs to be if you want it shorter. 6 feet is a pretty good length to have anyways anyways, good length for my desktop setup.

 

Nice cable overall.

post #2448 of 18107
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Originally Posted by kchapdaily View Post

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. 

 

HE-4 is the most unique at least.  The "half a magnet set" approach kind of kills part of what's cool about planars. But it absolutely has its fans, and fortunately is still available at most dealers I believe.

 

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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

Finally got my Q cable for these in today! L3000.gif

 

 

But it's 2 feet longer than I ordered frown.gif

 

Really no biggie with how flexible it is though, as it can just be bunched up rather than lasso'd like the stock cable needs to be if you want it shorter. 6 feet is a pretty good length to have anyways anyways, good length for my desktop setup.

 

Nice cable overall.

 

Steve's giving out free cable lengths now?  Sign me up! evil_smiley.gif

post #2449 of 18107
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

Finally got my Q cable for these in today! L3000.gif

 

 

But it's 2 feet longer than I ordered frown.gif

 

Really no biggie with how flexible it is though, as it can just be bunched up rather than lasso'd like the stock cable needs to be if you want it shorter. 6 feet is a pretty good length to have anyways anyways, good length for my desktop setup.

 

Nice cable overall.

 

How many total feet? There might be a possibly trade...wink.gif

post #2450 of 18107
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

How many total feet? There might be a possibly trade...wink.gif

At least 6 feet, probably 2 meters.

 

I'm gonna stick with it though, it's still short enough to not get rolled over by my chair, and the cable is flexible enough to comfortably put it in my pocket or tie it together with a twist tie in case I feel like playing from my cowon in my pocket.

 

Still got to get a 1/4 to 1/8 adapter for that though. They seem to be less common than the inverse, and all the one's on Amazon have negative reviews. I'll probably just grab one at Walmart or something.

post #2451 of 18107
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

At least 6 feet, probably 2 meters.

 

I'm gonna stick with it though, it's still short enough to not get rolled over by my chair, and the cable is flexible enough to comfortably put it in my pocket or tie it together with a twist tie in case I feel like playing from my cowon in my pocket.

 

Still got to get a 1/4 to 1/8 adapter for that though. They seem to be less common than the inverse, and all the one's on Amazon have negative reviews. I'll probably just grab one at Walmart or something.

 

Don't spend all that money on the cable only to add a walmart adapter to the chain. Get this:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Grado-Mini-Adaptor-Cable-Inch/dp/B001DK1ZVO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353011078&sr=8-1&keywords=grado+1+4+to+1+8

post #2452 of 18107
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

At least 6 feet, probably 2 meters.

 

I'm gonna stick with it though, it's still short enough to not get rolled over by my chair, and the cable is flexible enough to comfortably put it in my pocket or tie it together with a twist tie in case I feel like playing from my cowon in my pocket.

 

Still got to get a 1/4 to 1/8 adapter for that though. They seem to be less common than the inverse, and all the one's on Amazon have negative reviews. I'll probably just grab one at Walmart or something.

1/4 to 1/8 is common enough....but it's usually done as a short CABLE not just a plug.  You don't want a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter that's just a plug, the weight is highly damaging to the jack in most cases.  You want the short cable type.  Grado sells one relatively cheap.  Or Q or Blue Jeans or someone can make one. 

post #2453 of 18107

Yeah I saw the Grados one, I was thinking about getting that eventually. I would rather not add a whole nother 8 inches to my cable length since I would only be using it for portable use, but that does make sense that a straight adapter would damage the plug. That's actually why they're all reviewed so low.

 

And as far as cables/adapters go, walmart has some decent stuff sometimes. That's where I got my RCA cables at and they're great. At any rate, it doesn't appear that they have anything of the sort for this kind of adapter.

 

I think I do have a RCA male to 6.3mm female which I could hook up a 3.5 to 6.3 adapter to, and then for the RCA side I have an RCA female to 3.5mm female which I could then use a 3.5 male to 3.5 male that I have to hook up to my Cowon... but I think that adds about 15 feet to my cable...

post #2454 of 18107
Thread Starter 

You may have been better off with a cable that terminated into a 1/8 plug to use as a portable and using the adapter with your desktop setup. 

post #2455 of 18107

Definitely. Quite frankly, I have no idea why I didn't order one with that.

 

EDIT: Ah, probably because it wasn't an option for the cable I was ordering. Although SE might have done it anyways if I asked.


Edited by chewy4 - 11/15/12 at 12:44pm
post #2456 of 18107
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

You may have been better off with a cable that terminated into a 1/8 plug to use as a portable and using the adapter with your desktop setup. 

 

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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

Definitely. Quite frankly, I have no idea why I didn't order one with that.

 

EDIT: Ah, probably because it wasn't an option for the cable I was ordering. Although SE might have done it anyways if I asked.

 

I'm fairly sure he would have....

 

Then again, part of the advantage of the custom cable is the ability to get the 1/4 plug and the advantages that brings.  I despise 1/8" terminated cables unless it's at least the type with a screw-on 1/4" connector. 

 

But then I don't use full size headphones for portable use.... redface.gif

post #2457 of 18107
Thread Starter 

How about a pic of the new cable?

post #2458 of 18107

I only have a crappy cellphone camera, but I can take a pic or two later tonight.

post #2459 of 18107
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Originally Posted by Scyy View Post

I had done a search for the he-400 on innerfidelity and it looks like from some of the comment results Tyll had tried he-400's and didn't want to do a review on them, these were messages from feb of this year though.

Yeah, I think I'm not going to do it. Just can't get excited enough about them.

post #2460 of 18107
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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post

Yeah, I think I'm not going to do it. Just can't get excited enough about them.

 

Well when you have the 009 and LCD3 within reach, i can't blame you tongue_smile.gif


Edited by beaver316 - 11/15/12 at 1:18pm
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