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They're here! They're finally here!!!! Unfortunately, my M&M stack has not yet arrived so I don't have anything to power these except for my PC and an E11 amp that I borrowed. I can't wait to give these a listen without much power and powered with a proper DAC.

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He400 thread is #2 on the boards!! Not that it matters, but this little thread has come a long way. 

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He400 thread is #2 on the boards!! Not that it matters, but this little thread has come a long way. 

How does it feel to have started the #2 biggest thread of all time, mister big shot?

 

Wait there are tons of threads with way more post-counts and views than this one, where are you getting the info from?


Edited by jerg - 1/15/13 at 11:17am
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Front page. Look down and right. I believe that it's most current active threads. Certainly not all time. Not yet...very_evil_smiley.gif

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Forzen tomato? F... that, Where is my frozen WaterMelon?!

 

I dont know about the quality, but ill check if the Fiio E9 can give the HE-400 that extra boost Im missing, and if not ill try the BIfrost/lyr (at shop that is). 

If not, i suspect i just dont like the sound signature of these HP in particular, and i will start looking for the next thing i want.

 

I just hope if it turnes out that way, the signature i want wont be again more expensive...

 

I think I know exactly what you mean by the bass. Keep in mind, I have very limited experience with headphones however these seem to just lack, bass. I'm only using a PC powered with an E11 and the bass just doesn't seem there and appears 'distorted'. Headphones like the ultrasone pro 900 gave me a nice "rumble" and had my ears vibrating when the song called for it (and if the eq was up +4 for example). Although the mids were recessed and the highs could be sibliant they seemed to fair better for EDM. These just don't have it(bass) and it does sound distorted. It just feels "empty" for the lack of a better word.


Maybe its the DAC/Amp, but I guess we'll see when that comes in sometime this week. 

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The thread is #2 for the past day, past 7 days, and #3 for the last 30 days. smily_headphones1.gif

My gaming thread is #7 for the last 30 days. wink.gif
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/15/13 at 11:36am
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Lol, I like how HE400 is sandwiched between the anime thread and the music game thread, as the most active threads currently.

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How does it feel to have started the #2 biggest thread of all time, mister big shot?

 

Wait there are tons of threads with way more post-counts and views than this one, where are you getting the info from?

 

Like, which ones?  Oh, you mean the threads on the Bose, Beats, Monster, Soul, other headphones?

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I know how we can get to #1

 

HE-400 vs Beats impressions go go go

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Those are more when you change it to show 'ALL Time'. That's when the HE-400 thread is WAY behind. As far as past day, past week, past month, I'm sure the HE-400 will be consistently in the top ten, until the next big thing comes out.... maybe like the K702 Annie thread getting more new owners. wink.gif
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Those are more when you change it to show 'ALL Time'. That's when the HE-400 thread is WAY behind. As far as past day, past week, past month, I'm sure the HE-400 will be consistently in the top ten, until the next big thing comes out.... maybe like the K702 Annie thread getting more new owners. wink.gif

I haven't ever heard a single AKG headphone but I've always been interested. The Annie looks really cool, though I'm not a bit fan of suspended headbands.

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Man, the Annie has the BEST suspended headband. If you're comparing that to the Audio-Technica ones, then I understand. The AT suspendedheadbands are the worst things ever.
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This is all if you want the warm sound of the audio-gd stuff.  If you're looking for the cheapest way to get guaranteed, clean power with lots of overhead, the Magni and O2 can do it.  I havn't heard the HE-400 distort off those.  The only downside is they might not be the warmth you're looking for.  They certainly give plenty of excess juice for EQ though.

hmm im in aus so e09k is probs best option for me since i can get it for  $110... not sure if magni/O2 are worth the extra $50 since i already have an e17 and e09 would obv be its dock

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I think I know exactly what you mean by the bass. Keep in mind, I have very limited experience with headphones however these seem to just lack, bass. I'm only using a PC powered with an E11 and the bass just doesn't seem there and appears 'distorted'. Headphones like the ultrasone pro 900 gave me a nice "rumble" and had my ears vibrating when the song called for it (and if the eq was up +4 for example). Although the mids were recessed and the highs could be sibliant they seemed to fair better for EDM. These just don't have it(bass) and it does sound distorted. It just feels "empty" for the lack of a better word.


Maybe its the DAC/Amp, but I guess we'll see when that comes in sometime this week. 

 

you stole the words out of my mouth, I believe we just need a better amp to provide more room for EQ, then it won't distort

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you stole the words out of my mouth, I believe we just need a better amp to provide more room for EQ, then it won't distort

 

I think you're right. There seems to be a nice amount of bass at lower volumes with my PC/E11 however when I go past 6-7 on the E11 it starts to distort the bass. That nice deep rumble turns into more of a 'buzz'. I really really hope its just an amp'ing problem because I love how these sound otherwise. 


Edited by BrokeStudent - 1/15/13 at 12:27pm
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