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post #2731 of 18450
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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. 

You can actually get them shipped direct from HiFiMan to your home.

 

The web site for purchases is head-direct.com and says:

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Shipping method:
To US, Canada and Russia: USPS
To any other countries: International Express mail (EMS, UPS, DHL or Fedex)

And they offer a refund if you return them within 30 days (minus shipping cost and the usual requirement is Like New with all packaging).

post #2732 of 18450

Well i have had the HE-400 nearly a couple of weeks now and they never cease to amaze me.  The presentation, detail and general sound is amazing.

 

I do have trouble wearing them for extended periods due to the weight and the slightly poorly padded headband though.  I tried the HD600 pads + velcro and couldn't get on with it as it padded out the headband enough to result in my earlobes being squished by the cup.  I have found a halfway house as comfort is concerned by buying a cheap black flannel, folding it over three times and velcro'ing it to the headband with some success.  Still, its a bit ghetto for $400 headphones, there really needs to be a low profile comfort strap for these things. 

post #2733 of 18450
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Originally Posted by DanPluck View Post

Well i have had the HE-400 nearly a couple of weeks now and they never cease to amaze me.  The presentation, detail and general sound is amazing.

 

I do have trouble wearing them for extended periods due to the weight and the slightly poorly padded headband though.  I tried the HD600 pads + velcro and couldn't get on with it as it padded out the headband enough to result in my earlobes being squished by the cup.  I have found a halfway house as comfort is concerned by buying a cheap black flannel, folding it over three times and velcro'ing it to the headband with some success.  Still, its a bit ghetto for $400 headphones, there really needs to be a low profile comfort strap for these things. 

 

You really should get the alternative headband padding that ebay is selling. It works really well, and actually forms to the shape of your head, probably much better than those bumpy HD600 pads.

post #2734 of 18450
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

 

You really should get the alternative headband padding that ebay is selling. It works really well, and actually forms to the shape of your head, probably much better than those bumpy HD600 pads.

Yeah i will probably invest in that soon.  My only question is does it take up a lot of internal space as its a bit of a tight fit with the existing padding and i really don't want to throw more money away trying to make these comfortable and it ends up not fitting like the hd600 pads.

post #2735 of 18450
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Originally Posted by DanPluck View Post

Yeah i will probably invest in that soon.  My only question is does it take up a lot of internal space as its a bit of a tight fit with the existing padding and i really don't want to throw more money away trying to make these comfortable and it ends up not fitting like the hd600 pads.

 

It will probably have more space than the HD600 bumpy pads, adds about 1cm extra padding on the tip of the headband, so if you have at least 1cm of headband extenders to spare without any extra headband padding, then it'll work out.

post #2736 of 18450
Yeah frown.gif

I emailed Drew but he is only offering $399 free shipping w/ valour pads.

Now im unsure frown.gif. First i wanted to compliment the HD650 with a HE-400. But now i also want to see how alike/different the HD650 is to the HE-500.

Gosh i hate audiophile. mad.gif
post #2737 of 18450
Thread Starter 

If you want to compliment the hd650 with another hp with a different experience, then try a Maddog by Mr. Speakers. You'll have a very good open dynamic and a fine closed ortho. Very complimentary. biggrin.gif

post #2738 of 18450
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Originally Posted by cssarrow View Post

Yeah frown.gif
I emailed Drew but he is only offering $399 free shipping w/ valour pads.
Now im unsure frown.gif. First i wanted to compliment the HD650 with a HE-400. But now i also want to see how alike/different the HD650 is to the HE-500.
Gosh i hate audiophile. mad.gif

That's a fine deal. I paid $360 from Drew +$15 shipping and velour pads would be $10 more so that would be $385. 

post #2739 of 18450
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

That's a fine deal. I paid $360 from Drew +$15 shipping and velour pads would be $10 more so that would be $385. 

Well that $14 could of gone to another cause...

THE RED CROSS

But yeah, i bought it on ebay which didn't charge me tax, and i gained back $7.50 from using Billmelater, so it's only a $-7 deduction from you. hehe.
Are the velour pads really that much of a difference? What did it improve for you?

I hope the bass along with the sparkle at the top mesmerizes me.

I don't think i'll be buying anymore headphones for awhile.
Q701 - Vocal/Classical
HD650 - Laid back smooth detail, rolled off treble
HE-400 - HipHop with some flare

If you know of any other headphones to recommend, please let me know so that i have a cause for living. (TO BUY!) tongue.gif

~^~ Tim
Edited by cssarrow - 12/3/12 at 5:37pm
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Now all you need is a good portable...biggrin.gif

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Now all you need is a good portable...biggrin.gif

E17 biggrin.gif

I just noticed you have Amps made from YBM. Weren't those expensive as heck?

They tried to charge me $375 for a Sigma 11. I ended up making one myself and it only ended up being $110 total. mad.gif
post #2742 of 18450

Heeeeeeccccckkkkk  yeah...  But Ying cut me some big breaks...

 

I meant a portable headphone..wink_face.gif

post #2743 of 18450

Just got my HE-400's, I checked to see if they were white (2.0/3.5) Indeed they are, did not ship with velours like other's have mentioned (Got mine from Crutchfield since head-direct had no stock in the US when I ordered) I like the clamping force its about just right, running them through my ODAC/O2 and its quite apparent I am going to have to let my ears adjust to these haha the only thing I have been listening to for almost a month have been my DT 880's so they sounded awkward the first few moments but I am positive things will change after I adjust to them.

So now I need to order some velours and I am looking to have them shipped to me asap where did you guys get yours how long did it take to ship out? I have amazon prime but no velours on amazon at all haha.


Edited by TunneLVisioN42 - 12/3/12 at 7:24pm
post #2744 of 18450
HeadRoom has them. Just ordered mine today.
post #2745 of 18450
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Originally Posted by cssarrow View Post

Yeah frown.gif

I emailed Drew but he is only offering $399 free shipping w/ valour pads.

Now im unsure frown.gif.

Why is it no one reads my posts ?   Just curious.

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