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Oops. Triple post. Darn ANdroid.

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tt, I could be a sucker. If you have any comments or ideas to pass along, please do so. If anything, we might be able to salvage something and turn it into a group buy thing. But, î never want to be a seller or a MOT here.
Edited by wje - 12/15/12 at 5:10am
post #3122 of 18063
Matt, I could be a sucker. If you have any comments or ideas to pass along, please do so. If anything, we might be able to salvage something and turn it into a group buy thing. But, î never want to be a seller or a MOT here.
post #3123 of 18063
Matt, I could be a sucker. If you have any comments or ideas to pass along, please do so. If anything, we might be able to salvage something and turn it into a group buy thing. But, î never want to be a seller or a MOT here.
post #3124 of 18063

Chances are I will receive my headphone + the velours this monday! 

Can't wait to start the modding very_evil_smiley.gif.

 

I'm also really curious at how well the audinst hud-mx1 will drive the he-400 in comparison to the E9. I might have to buy the magni as well!

 

Does anyone know if there's a review out on the magni+HE-400, or magi vs asgard?

post #3125 of 18063
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

You know what guys, I changed my mind again. Somehow the HE400s just have a more realistic timbre than the HE500s. The latter are more pleasing, neutral, transparent, intimate, smooth, and overall higher fidelity, but there's something about the HE400 tonality that gives me goosebumps. Its treble doesn't really work well with female vocals but somehow its mids colouration make them sound startlingly real. Overall it just sounds like such a diamond in the rough.

 

Excuse me while I listen more on these instead (I've been fiending on the HE500s exclusively for the past couple of weeks).

 

I know what you mean.  I actually got the velour pads and they do change the headphones' characteristic; but, that mid-band colouration using the pleathers does give a sense of realism to the sound - odd.  I think I'm becoming accustomed to their sonic signature and am beginning to pick the faults in my other go to headphones (the Beyerdynamic DT-770 and Beyer Dynamic Dt-311) previously it was the other way round.  This is all good for me as I can now relax, forget about the headphone’s shortcomings and just enjoy what I’m listening to.

post #3126 of 18063

If everything goes right, I should be getting my magni/modi, he-400 and o2/odac all back by wednesday.  

 

Then the impressions will commence!

post #3127 of 18063
I hope for the same, though I don't have the O2.

I'm missing my HE400. The Magni and Modi I just want. I haven't had any emails about it being shipped yet though. frown.gif

I'm kind of busy reviewing 3 headsets though. But still! I need this Schiit ASAP.
post #3128 of 18063

So after living with my HE400s for two weeks now, I am really loving them. The only issue I have so far is how far the connectors stick down. Granted I am using my home made cable, but the connectors only stick down an eight inch further than the stock cable. The only time this is really an issue is when I am going to fall asleep sitting up, but it is slightly annoying that they jab my shoulders when I move my head too close to my shoulders.

 

Anyone else have this issue or am I the only one?

post #3129 of 18063

Happens to me too. I have to try not to turn my head too suddenly or it will hit my shoulder, a slight annoyance. Hifiman should follow Audeze and have angles connectors, that would make things so much easier.

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Hey guys, i have an important question regarding the HE'400. Since those are PLanar MAGNETIC, the X-ray on the airport security can impact them negativly? and also, will i **** up the X-ray machine with them?

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Hey guys, i have an important question regarding the HE'400. Since those are PLanar MAGNETIC, the X-ray on the airport security can impact them negativly? and also, will i **** up the X-ray machine with them?

Are you worrying about the magnets? Because all headphones, or actually all sound making devices, have magnets in them. 

 

You're fine :)

 

Also to my knowledge, X-rays and magnets do not affect each other at all.


Edited by Marleybob217 - 12/15/12 at 11:17am
post #3132 of 18063
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Are you worrying about the magnets? Because all headphones, or actually all sound making devices, have magnets in them. 

 

You're fine :)

 

Also to my knowledge, X-rays and magnets do not affect each other at all.

Sounds good, i just hope other people can confirm this :D.

post #3133 of 18063
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Originally Posted by catspaw View Post

Sounds good, i just hope other people can confirm this :D.

You don't need to confirm it, it's a non-issue. The only things you need to worry about at airports are electronics whose storage get wiped by metal detectors (which are magnetic), X-RAYS have no relevance.

 

Now unless your headphones have hard-drives in them, there is absolutely zero risk of anything.


Edited by jerg - 12/15/12 at 11:38am
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

If everything goes right, I should be getting my magni/modi, he-400 and o2/odac all back by wednesday.  

 

Then the impressions will commence!

YAY :D

post #3135 of 18063
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

If everything goes right, I should be getting my magni/modi, he-400 and o2/odac all back by wednesday.  

 

Then the impressions will commence!

 



Exactly the kind of test I'm waiting

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