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That's excatly what I'm planning to do NOW :D

 

I will give it another shot. At the same time, my dad's gonna come back to its (my) beloved HE-4 and will decide which one he wishes to keep.

I unlocked his Cowon J3 to full volume (that was his main concern: he could not play loud enough even with +20dB on the M-Stage) so he can drive it loud enough now.

 

He's no audiophile but he's spot on when he describes the sound of both: one is dark, the other airy ^^

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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

 

Start throwing some hard rock(s) at it! Lets see it it will last evil_smiley.gif

 

Srsly, I am happy you are liking your new HifiMAN :) Cause I love mine too :)


I'd say that's covered under metal.  I listen to some pretty heavy bands.. Converge, Veil of Maya, and Between the Buried and Me to name a few.  The HE-400's handles BTBAM's prog-metal passages so well.  Audio bliss gs1000.gif

 

but even from the extremes of metal, I could settle down with some Joanna Newsom or Fiona Apple directly after.... truly amazing. 

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I'd say that's covered under metal.  I listen to some pretty heavy bands.. Converge, Veil of Maya, and Between the Buried and Me to name a few.  The HE-400's handles BTBAM's prog-metal passages so well.  Audio bliss gs1000.gif

 

but even from the extremes of metal, I could settle down with some Joanna Newsom or Fiona Apple directly after.... truly amazing. 

Then try some harder rocks and harder metal :D srsly it was meant as a pun :D

 

I would never do that to my beloved Hifiman! eek.gif

 

Enjoying them right now gs1000.gif

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Originally Posted by RMac View Post


I'd say that's covered under metal.  I listen to some pretty heavy bands.. Converge, Veil of Maya, and Between the Buried and Me to name a few.  The HE-400's handles BTBAM's prog-metal passages so well.  Audio bliss gs1000.gif

 

but even from the extremes of metal, I could settle down with some Joanna Newsom or Fiona Apple directly after.... truly amazing. 

A metal fan :D

 

I would like to add the faceless, the contortionist and enslaved.

post #4355 of 18312

I almost had these shipped to my dorm room while I wasn't there XD if these would have been stolen that would have been a disaster! I'm playing the waiting game too! Waaay too excited!

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I almost had these shipped to my dorm room while I wasn't there XD if these would have been stolen that would have been a disaster! I'm playing the waiting game too! Waaay too excited!

 

If you end up buying through Amazon, you can have the product shipped and placed in a local locker for Amazon.  You can then go to the locker with the provided code, and retrieve your item.  I'm going to tell my daughter about this service, because even the regular mail system in college takes about 2 weeks to get something to her, when it should take about 3 days.

 

Edit: I'm also going to be using this Amazon locker thingy, too, so my wife can't see how much I purchase because she gets home before me each day and picks the packages off the step for me. 

 

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Edited by wje - 1/6/13 at 2:42pm
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If you end up buying through Amazon, you can have the product shipped and placed in a local locker for Amazon.  You can then go to the locker with the provided code, and retrieve your item.  I'm going to tell my daughter about this service, because even the regular mail system in college takes about 2 weeks to get something to her, when it should take about 3 days.

 

Edit: I'm also going to be using this Amazon locker thingy, too, so my wife can't see how much I purchase because she gets home before me each day and picks the packages off the step for me. 

 

 

 

Ahaaaa!!! This will complete my quest for covert operations against the little Mrs. MattTCG. First the secret paypal account. Now the sereptitious amazon locker. very_evil_smiley.gif FTW...

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Ahaaaa!!! This will complete my quest for covert operations against the little Mrs. MattTCG. First the secret paypal account. Now the sereptitious amazon locker. very_evil_smiley.gif FTW...

I am so glad that I am not alone. My wife thinks the HE-500s were around 150 bucks and the Lcd-2s are on loan from my friend..........

post #4359 of 18312

Surprised she thought something so heavy was so cheap-- not that 150 is that cheap or anything.  tongue.gif

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I am so glad that I am not alone. My wife thinks the HE-500s were around 150 bucks and the Lcd-2s are on loan from my friend..........

 

Stick to that story!! Never deviate...

post #4361 of 18312

My fiancee' supports my addiction, and used the opportunity to poach some headphones from my collection. She chose the Fischer Audio OldSkool 33 1/3 RPM which I think was a great choice. She rolls her eyes at all of my amping, though!

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My wife is actually pretty good...very good actually. I had a pair of bamboo lcd2 several months ago on loan. I got home with them on a Saturday afternoon, put them on and melted into the music for the next five hours. My wife comes by inquires about the new "ginormous" hp's as she puts it. I explain they are on loan. She can see how much I'm loving them, so she says "so, why don't you just get a pair." In fairness I explain that they are very much out of my hp budget. She then say, "well, you'll just have to save for them." God I love that woman. redface.gif

post #4363 of 18312

So I really wanted the M&M stack, but now I believe I've talked myself down to just getting the Modi. My current DACs are a $40 Muse DAC from eBay and the E17 with L7 and the LO Bypass. I think the Modi would be a step up from a source standpoint, no? And then down the line, for aesthetic purposes, I can pick up the Magni if I'm ever feeling like deviating from the tube sound (I probably won't, it compliments the HE-400 so well).

 

Plus I can use that other $100 from not getting the Magni to get the aforementioned fiancee' a birthday gift.

 

Any other DACs in the $100 range that might be better? Specifically for this headphone, maybe?

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

My wife is actually pretty good...very good actually. I had a pair of bamboo lcd2 several months ago on loan. I got home with them on a Saturday afternoon, put them on and melted into the music for the next five hours. My wife comes by inquires about the new "ginormous" hp's as she puts it. I explain they are on loan. She can see how much I'm loving them, so she says "so, why don't you just get a pair." In fairness I explain that they are very much out of my hp budget. She then say, "well, you'll just have to save for them." God I love that woman. redface.gif

Yeah my wife is awesome as well, I am a lucky guy. She supports my habit.(and is still smoking hoteek.gif)

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

Ahaaaa!!! This will complete my quest for covert operations against the little Mrs. MattTCG. First the secret paypal account. Now the sereptitious amazon locker. very_evil_smiley.gif FTW...

I am so glad that I am not alone. My wife thinks the HE-500s were around 150 bucks and the Lcd-2s are on loan from my friend..........

hmm, sounds familiar ;-)

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