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Originally Posted by earphiler View Post

Yeah even if you don't like O2 "neutrality/organic-ness" and prefer tube roll off, you can be sure O2 has enough juice for the HE-400 to shine.

 

The Schiit might be able to compete (haven't heard it, aesthetically looks nice and price seems like a strength) but O2 is the 'tried and true.'


Agreed -

 

And don't forget, it is useful to have some gain switching. The Schiit seems to be a good product, but until I see some measured specs I might shy away from it. The O2 is pretty feature-minimal, but I reckon it is easier to match to different sources / High Dynamic Range recordings.

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^^^ those sure are some lint-y velour pads ya got there :D

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Hello everyone! I haven't found a clear-cut answer to this so I thought I'd just ask it. Right now, I have a Galaxy S Voodoo + FiiO E11, is this setup good enough for the HE-400? If things work out, I'll barely have enough money to purchase these, so I won't be able to buy a new amp or DAC. I would like to know if my setup will allow me to get a good enough quality to enjoy these headphones, or would a different set be preferable (by good enough at least like 85% of the potential)? Thanks!

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Thread Starter 

The e11 is quite nice and will power the he400 well. I think that you'll like the pairing and you should right about that number you were looking for. 

 

gL!!

post #3905 of 17747
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Originally Posted by Valiar View Post

Which model will be best for metal? 400 or 500?
I have O2+ODAC amp

The 400 is great with just about any genre. Metal sounds phenomenal. From what I've read the 500 is more detailed but with slightly less bass, so it depends on personal preference and whether you want to spend the extra cash. For $400 the HE-400 is a great deal, I'm very pleased.
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Originally Posted by earphiler View Post

^^^ those sure are some lint-y velour pads ya got there :D

 

I spent 30 minutes this morning wiping all the lint and dust that's gathered on my pair, they look as good as new now biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Valiar View Post

Which model will be best for metal? 400 or 500?
I have O2+ODAC amp

I haven't heard the HE-500 with metal, but the HE-400 is excellent for metal. The dynamics, oh boy....

 

I think the O2 will be plenty powerful for the he-500, but I'm sure it's powerful enough for the HE-400.

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I read this thread obsessively, every single day, several times a day. I want these so bad, I just need to sell my UE 900 before I can get them. Auuuuugh. At this rate, I'll be buying the Magni + Modi before I even get the HE-400

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Thanks guys.I need really detail sound.So HE-500 will be best buy for me.What doing mods with HE-500 sound ?
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

I read this thread obsessively, every single day, several times a day. I want these so bad, I just need to sell my UE 900 before I can get them. Auuuuugh. At this rate, I'll be buying the Magni + Modi before I even get the HE-400

what's your current source/amp?

 

It doesn't take much to drive the HE-400.

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I was heard information what dynamics of HE-500 is not fast for really fast metal is that true?
post #3912 of 17747
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Originally Posted by Valiar View Post

Which model will be best for metal? 400 or 500?
I have O2+ODAC amp

 

While I haven't heard the HE-500 I can say that HE-400 sounds wonderful with it (I listen to loads of metal), and your O-combo will drive them. Any special metal bands you have in mind, I might be able to comment further?

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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

what's your current source/amp?

 

It doesn't take much to drive the HE-400.

I have a Fiio E17 and a Little Dot MKIII amp with a Muse DA20 DAC. I have enough to power it, but I want the M&M, and even if I didn't get them, that's only $200 out of the $400 I need for the HE-400. I hope to get $350 out of the UE-900 to get me most of the way there.

post #3914 of 17747
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Originally Posted by Valiar View Post

I was heard information what dynamics of HE-500 is not fast for really fast metal is that true?

No.

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Originally Posted by spittis View Post

While I haven't heard the HE-500 I can say that HE-400 sounds wonderful with it (I listen to loads of metal), and your O-combo will drive them. Any special metal bands you have in mind, I might be able to comment further?

John 5 (a lot of bluegrass stuff),Blotted Science,Russian Circles,Lamb of God,Dark Water,Estatic Fear,Haggard....And other,other...
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