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post #2716 of 18092
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Originally Posted by networkn View Post

What about weight? (Sorry I should have asked for that as well). I am asking them (friend) to bring it back in their luggage so I don't want to impose.  The HD650's I bought were in a MUCH larger box than the headphones themselves used. 

About 20 ounces (U.S.) for the headphones alone, and another 17.6 ounces (U.S.) for the combination of the retail box and the shipping box.

post #2717 of 18092
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post

About 20 ounces (U.S.) for the headphones alone, and another 17.6 ounces (U.S.) for the combination of the retail box and the shipping box.

 

Wow that's pretty lightweight, about 1 KG all said and done!

post #2718 of 18092

Hi There!

 

If I had the budget are the HE-500's a better buy? I have a pair of HD650's and the HE-400's were said to be a complementry headphone with similar SQ but different emphasis. I am after a pair of exciting, comfortable and amazing SQ headphones to go with my HD650's. I have both a Bottlehead Crack Amp and an ODAC and O2 amp as drivers. BTW I strongly dislike sibilance.


Edited by networkn - 12/2/12 at 7:45pm
post #2719 of 18092
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Originally Posted by networkn View Post

Hi There!

 

If I had the budget are the HE-500's a better buy? I have a pair of HD650's and the HE-400's were said to be a complementry headphone with similar SQ but different emphasis. I am after a pair of exciting, comfortable and amazing SQ headphones to go with my HD650's. I have both a Bottlehead Crack Amp and an ODAC and O2 amp as drivers.

Again, not an owner of that amp, but I hear the Bottlehead Crack isn't a good pairing with the HE-400. I think if you have the budget, HE-400 and a Schiit Lyr is the way to go. 

post #2720 of 18092
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

Again, not an owner of that amp, but I hear the Bottlehead Crack isn't a good pairing with the HE-400. I think if you have the budget, HE-400 and a Schiit Lyr is the way to go. 

Hi There!

 

Well alternatives are the O2 Amp or the Amp built into the Asus Xonar STX, I am not buying a 4th amp to try these headphones :) 

post #2721 of 18092

great review, thanks

post #2722 of 18092
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Originally Posted by networkn View Post

Hi There!

 

Well alternatives are the O2 Amp or the Amp built into the Asus Xonar STX, I am not buying a 4th amp to try these headphones :) 

 

Why not see if there is going to be a local headphone meet near you, or if someone in the forum here lives somewhat close to you in order to try these out? It will be a lot cheaper for you to try them out in the suggested scenario, versus trying to properly pair them with one of your existing amps and then determine they are not the right headphones for you. You still will end up eating the shipping costs with that situation. However, if someone around you has a pair, provide a "goodwill offering" of a 6-pack of some tasty micro brew and make a fun event out of trying the headphones out for an hour or so to see if they are to your liking. ;-)
post #2723 of 18092
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Why not see if there is going to be a local headphone meet near you, or if someone in the forum here lives somewhat close to you in order to try these out? It will be a lot cheaper for you to try them out in the suggested scenario, versus trying to properly pair them with one of your existing amps and then determine they are not the right headphones for you. You still will end up eating the shipping costs with that situation. However, if someone around you has a pair, provide a "goodwill offering" of a 6-pack of some tasty micro brew and make a fun event out of trying the headphones out for an hour or so to see if they are to your liking. ;-)

 

Unfortunately these meetups are very rare in New Zealand, otherwise I would. Reality is I need to make a decision in the coming 12 hours to get delivery in time. 

post #2724 of 18092
Thread Starter 

Best of luck with the he400. Please report back and share your impressions!!

post #2725 of 18092

I was hoping to find someone who was selling them a little cheaper. Anyone know anything about deals on the HE400?

post #2726 of 18092
Thread Starter 

For the US, I would email drew at moon audio and ask for the sale price...about $360 plus shipping. 

 

gL!!

post #2727 of 18092
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

For the US, I would email drew at moon audio and ask for the sale price...about $360 plus shipping. 

gL!!

Do you know his email address? i just went to the Contact Us page on Moon Audio.

Have you ever tried the NuForce Icon HDP? I was wondering if that was a sufficient Dac/Amp to go with the HE-400.

I'm looking for a 2nd headphone to go with the HD-650.
Just something more exciting and fun rather than the laid back HD-650 smooth sounding signature.
Something that would show a little more emphasis on bass and vocal heights (treble). I don't want a significant increase over the HD-650's though. smily_headphones1.gif

Please let me know, i have about $700 and from all the reading, i don't see that the HE-500 is worth the +$300 price.

- Tim
Edited by cssarrow - 12/3/12 at 8:37am
post #2728 of 18092

I spoke to Drew when I ordered last week and it seems like they are no longer offering the sale price. However they are currently offering free UPS shipping in the US with Velour pads added in at no extra charge.

post #2729 of 18092
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Do you know his email address? i just went to the Contact Us page on Moon Audio.
Have you ever tried the NuForce Icon HDP? I was wondering if that was a sufficient Dac/Amp to go with the HE-400.
I'm looking for a 2nd headphone to go with the HD-650.
Just something more exciting and fun rather than the laid back HD-650 smooth sounding signature.
Something that would show a little more emphasis on bass and vocal heights (treble). I don't want a significant increase over the HD-650's though. smily_headphones1.gif
Please let me know, i have about $700 and from all the reading, i don't see that the HE-500 is worth the +$300 price.
- Tim

 

Looks like they may longer be offering the sale price. frown.gif

 

The Icon hdp would power the he400 very well....

 

gL!!

post #2730 of 18092

The HE-400 and HE-500 are sold with a Minimum Advertised Price policy.  So, retailer cannot post a discount on their web sites, and those models don't qualify for any site-wide discount.

 

But any HiFiMan retailer can offer a private discount if you email them and ask.

 

And, at the moment, just about all of them offer Free Shipping in the U.S. since they cannot offer a lower price publicly.

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