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post #4066 of 20208

Somebody mentioned that drums sound great on the HE-400, I tend to agree biggrin.gif

 

 

 

09 - Lateralus.zip 4,832k .zip file
post #4067 of 20208
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Originally Posted by Bboy500 View Post

Good to know.. I've been looking for a headphone that can play this song to an enjoyable level for me.. because I can "imagine" the song without being sibilant and know I would love it, but I've yet to find a headphone that has done this.

Maybe it is just the song =/

Ok if you want to know...
It is not sibilant on the HE-6
Very airy and natural. But that is hardly a good excuse to buy them ;D
post #4068 of 20208
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post


Ok if you want to know...
It is not sibilant on the HE-6
Very airy and natural. But that is hardly a good excuse to buy them ;D

My viewpoint on this is:

 

If it requires $1,000+ Headphones with $500+ Amps to sound enjoyable....... you need to fix the song.

 

Though I was looking at saving up for them as my end-game.

post #4069 of 20208
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Originally Posted by Bboy500 View Post

My viewpoint on this is:

 

If it requires $1,000+ Headphones with $500+ Amps to sound enjoyable....... you need to fix the song.

 

Though I was looking at saving up for them as my end-game.

 

Is it the song that needs to be fixed, or the artist?  I've been asking myself the same question for a few years - what has made Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga so freakin' popular?  confused.gif  biggrin.gif

post #4070 of 20208

HI everyone.

 

After a month of using the HE-400 im quite ready to give my final impression on the headphones :D.

 

I have changed my feeling in many songs that i felt too agressive for my ears, to "quality of the recording is too low to listen to this crap".

 

For example, i always loved Linking Park, but many of their songs were too strident for me (hurting my ears). After using the 400s i can enjoy every song from this group.

Now, i use the Fiio E17 and i will most likely be looking for an upgrade, as i would not settle for lower quality at this point.

 

Also, i am eliminating almost every single non FLAC song i got, except a few i have a special sentiment to.

 

On another note, Volume cant be "too loud" for me anymore, but my ears do remind me from time to time that i should not be a dumbass.

 

On the Treble and Bass settings from the E17, i have both at 0 right now, yet i had to use -6 on treble at start, so i belive the burn in helps a bit here. (or my own ears got use to it).

 

Definitly an amazing investment, highly recommended, and remindment to use them for at least a month to really get the hang of them.

 

My next step is probably going to be Hifiman Flagship with best amp out there (when i win the lotery or somethin like that).

 

Time to give my wallet a small rest (still need aftermarket cable and velour pads thou).

post #4071 of 20208

Guys I don't think sharing the files on this site is a good idea. Our usage would not fit under "fair use" and no matter what anybody says, sharing short passages of music for "demo" purpose is not allowed by most musicians and labels. It could have a negative impact on Head-Fi. Your best bet would be to have a separate blogspot site or something, share the passages there for with an email for takedown requests. Just have to recommend things and hope people can acquire the stuff on their own (ahem, waffles.fm, what.cd)

post #4072 of 20208
Thread Starter 

^^ Not 100% sure on the legality but I tend to go along with james on this one. 

post #4073 of 20208
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

^^ Not 100% sure on the legality but I tend to go along with james on this one. 

As someone who has been in web journalism/writing/editing for seven years, I'm absolutely positive they don't fit under "fair use." For it to be fair use, it would have to be like, a review about that song specifically. They wouldn't attack any users here, and it's likely they never even notice, but if they did, Head-Fi would almost certainly get a takedown notice, and if it persisted, further action.

 

It sucks because it's a great idea, given that the only other option is like, YouTube and such, which isn't CD-quality.

post #4074 of 20208

What's the difference between uploading an artist's song to youtube vs. posting a link to a song on this forum?

post #4075 of 20208
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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

What's the difference between uploading an artist's song to youtube vs. posting a link to a song on this forum?

 

You're not downloading off Youtube. It's on Google's servers, not your PC.

post #4076 of 20208
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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

What's the difference between uploading an artist's song to youtube vs. posting a link to a song on this forum?

Simple: Head-Fi gets the takedown notice as opposed to Google. The latter is much better equipped to handle them.

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Originally Posted by Bboy500 View Post

 

You're not downloading off Youtube. It's on Google's servers, not your PC.

Downloading isn't the problem, it's uploading.

post #4077 of 20208

Ah, of course. My bad.

post #4078 of 20208

Yeah if you want some one to hear the track, I would just post a youtube link and if anything, let that person "find the song" on their own.

post #4079 of 20208

I just got my set on New Years day and I'm loving them. Can't say I love the 150 hours burn-in time, but all good things must wait right? =D

post #4080 of 20208

Also, I can already hear a difference after only about 15 hours of burn-in. Definitely looking forward to the finished product.

 

Anyone know if I need to burn in the full suggested 150 hours? Or is there a point where it doesn't matter a whole ton...?

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