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Try some Ronald Jenkees, showcases the tactility of HE400's bass extremely well.

Any particular song?

post #4127 of 18084
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Any particular song?

Most tracks on his Disorganized Fun album are good. Notably Disorganized Fun, Fifteen Fifty, Minimal MC, Inverted Mean.

post #4128 of 18084
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Any particular song?


Any of them really -

 

But, I like "fifteen fifty", "Guitar Sound"

 

Also try Blackmill "Spirit of Life" "Let it Be" Its cool to hear the sine sweeps separated out from the other bass attacks going on.

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Guys I've posted in here a ton of times, asked a bunch of dumb questions, argued a little, been annoying...

 

..but now I've made the plunge! Purchased the HE-400 just now! Woooh!

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Guys I've posted in here a ton of times, asked a bunch of dumb questions, argued a little, been annoying...

 

..but now I've made the plunge! Purchased the HE-400 just now! Woooh!

Cool. Where'd you end up buying em from?

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Cool. Where'd you end up buying em from?

Justin at HeadAmp - if they happen to have the next thing I want as well I'll be buying from there. Great service thus far.

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Justin at HeadAmp - if they happen to have the next thing I want as well I'll be buying from there. Great service thus far.

 

Great choice, I'll be buying a pair of LCD3s from Justin when the time is right.

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Haven't posted anything since I first got the HE-400 weeks ago, but that was because I haven't been listening much (well, and was out of town for a while too).

 

Lately I've been listening a lot to both the Fostex TH900 and Stax OII MKI which are obviously a lot more expensive than the HE-400. But that gave me incentive to listen to it, to find out how it stacked up against some seriously expensive headphones, and I have to say, the HE-400 is pretty awesome relative to the TH900 and OII! I'll get around to a mini-review of it eventually to give it its due praise (and nitpicks of course), but for now I'll just say that it's really good, and it's extremely likely that it's going to end up in my "above average" ranking of headphones which is probably the highest compliment that I can give it.

 

I haven't tested it on my Schiit Magni yet, which I also need to spend more listening time on. Have only tried it out of the Burson Soloist so far, which seems like a solid amp, but I'll know more once I directly compare it to the Magni.


Edited by Asr - 1/4/13 at 1:33am
post #4134 of 18084

Anyone have any suggestions for ridding your headphone of spiders eek.gif I seem to have a few miniscule webs sitting between the pores of the grill lol.

post #4135 of 18084
Kill it. Kill it with fire. Buy another pair.
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Kill it. Kill it with fire. Buy another pair.

 

Sounds logical tongue.gif

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I tried the velours.  Didn't like them comfort wise, and didn't hear a difference in the sound.  Oh well, with less than an hour on them I didn't think I would be able to anyway.  Put the comfies back on and I'm chillin.

 

I have just got info from my dealer that in the newest revision of he400 (rev 4, transparent magnet's supporter) pleather pads are thicker (about 2x) and maybe this is the cause of the same performance comparing to the velour ones these days

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Does anyone here have the HeadAmp's Pico DAC/AMP?

 

Do they work well with the HE-400's? Are they still a good value for money?

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Originally Posted by magicman View Post

 

I have just got info from my dealer that in the newest revision of he400 (rev 4, transparent magnet's supporter) pleather pads are thicker (about 2x) and maybe this is the cause of the same performance comparing to the velour ones these days

 

Huh? Not anything that I've heard before. Maybe they meant that the velours were about 2x thicker. 

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I have just received my new he-400 :D

 

out of the sony d-25 (multibit pcm66 dac inside, remember the time when I was in possession of latest ES sony sacd source xa5400es - couldn't tell the difference between them, shocked how good it is) vintage pcdp with extremely nice headphone amplifier is pretty good - amazing delicacy, nice balanced sound with proper impact, d-25 is very neutral, fast and has great resolution and imaging - real copy of xa5400es (they do everything as well as hd600 or better, so I can easily let them go, actually I find he400 much more comfortable despite the weight  - there is almost no clamping force which is great)

 

however so far it's far from what I heard listening to he5le + ef5 + sacd xa5400es

 

need to try it from sony d-50 mkII (more powerful headphone amp, symetric power supply, and multibit dac pcm55 - very, very nice sounding player, thick sound with great bass and dynamics)

 

next to go will be my galaxy s3 with wolfson just to please my curiosity

 

and in the end I will try to pump some real power using my vintage receiver + some nice source and many different CDs, genres ...


Edited by magicman - 1/4/13 at 5:49am
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