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post #2836 of 18083
Thread Starter 

^^

 

I will defer to you on that one. Actual soundstage has always been at the bottom of my list because I just really don't hear monumental differences. Not sure why really. I can hear differences between open and closed cans for sure, but I've also heard closed cans that I thought had good soundstage...such as the d5k and the maddogs. 

post #2837 of 18083
I don't find much importance in soundstage when listening to stereo, like music and whatnot, but incredibly important when gaming. The HE400's relatively standard sized soundstage hurts it for gaming a bit compared to other headphones with large soundstages.

And yes, the D7000 has an unbelievably large soundstage for a 'closed' headphone. Bigger than the HE400, for sure. Still, haven't heard any headphone that compared to the HE-400 in actual imaging and instrument seperation in stereo. They are godly in that aspect.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/8/12 at 6:27am
post #2838 of 18083

Yes, for some reason the dolby headphone on the mixamp seems to blowup the differences in the native soundstage of the headphones you're using for whatever magical reason.  AD700 was stupidly huge with it.  Denons were about average sized.  M50 was small.  A pair of skullcandy buds didn't work at all!!

post #2839 of 18083

mmmm HE-400 seems to be better paired with my Lyr than the Matrix M-Stage

and man i have stopped using my HD600 since I got this and the Q701 lol 

at the end of the day the HD600 is more bassy and the sound stage doesnt feel as wide compared to the HE-400

Bass is tighter on the HE-400 than the Q701 but Q701 seems to have more highs. 

Soundstage is wider on HE-400 than Q701 as well it feels

Comfort wise, I would say the Q701 > HD600 > HE-400 cuz man these leather pads are quite hard 

So grand question, which one should I leave at my office lol

post #2840 of 18083

Don't get the velours then.  They are even stiffer.

post #2841 of 18083
Hope you aint talking about the D7000, which had a huge soundstage with Dolby Headphone.
post #2842 of 18083

I refuse to believe its soundstage is miraculously that much larger than the D2000.  The D2000's was large, but not as large as say, a DT990.

post #2843 of 18083
Closed headphone, man. Closed. Can't compare a closed to an open though it was still considerably larger than the HE-400s. The depth was also better.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/8/12 at 10:01am
post #2844 of 18083
Thread Starter 

Just received my beloved he400's after a three week loan. atsmile.gif I appreciate them even more than I ever have. 

post #2845 of 18083
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post


But he said that the E10 bass impact was not as good as the E11 or E17, and yet the E10 has 0.3ohm output impedance and 150mWs.

 

(The Bass impact in my desktop amp is excellent, and it is 16 ohm output impedance (and 1 watt), but I have not compared it to any amp other than the headphone jack of an Onkyo A/V receiver, which was nowheres as clear.)

 

The "output impedance" worship is just another manifestation of the incredibly popular concept "I really really wish I could just choose audio components by looking up measurements".   Note that the Bottlehead Crack has 120 ohm output impedance, and thus according to Mr. Measurement, it is "bad" for all headphones made (whereas it is widely considered to be one of the best headphone amps).


It is still a subjective opinion when comparing different amps and having to decide on a favorite.There are other factors that affect sound quality and performance, so, I figured I was just pointing out the obvious.

post #2846 of 18083
Thread Starter 

By request, I'll be changing the title to reflect the nature of this thread and to make it reflect the content so that others will know what the thread is about. 

post #2847 of 18083
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By request, I'll be changing the title to reflect the nature of this thread and to make it reflect the content so that others will know what the thread is about. 

Might as well just change it to **Hifiman HE-400 fanclub** lol.

 

The "and support" is a bit too much IMO.

post #2848 of 18083
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Might as well just change it to **Hifiman HE-400 fanclub** lol.

 

The "and support" is a bit too much IMO.

 

 

Why stop there?  I propose: HifiMAN HE-400 Fanboi Club

 

And, I'll happily keep my subscription to the thread in tact.  biggrin.gif

post #2849 of 18083

Head Direct already has a support thread - don't they?confused_face_2.gif

post #2850 of 18083
Thread Starter 

Okay, I defer to the masses. If you have a better title please pm me. 

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