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post #5506 of 18328
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Originally Posted by merkil View Post


I think it becomes closer to the velours but with the pleather bass. I suck at remembering sound sigs though. You can change the pads quickly, so try it and compare and of coarse report back! Lol

 

Will do, but only once Im done listening to Dark Side of the Moon. Audio bliss..

post #5507 of 18328
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

 

White drivers , it's not a rev3 ;)

 

I just got some HE400s. How can I find out which rev driver I have?

post #5508 of 18328

I have these headphones, and I find it hard to compare with the headphones I purchased for 4 times less than these, the Logitech G35. I don't have an amplifier. I have it plugged into a DAC, which is plugged into my computer. Doesn't am amplifier just make it louder though? It's loud enough, just doesn't sound that much better. 

post #5509 of 18328

Unamped my HE400s don't sound great, even with a simple E11 they sound a heck of a lot better, very noticeably so. Once I get my desktop amp these things will come alive even more. I can't say I've ever heard any "gaming" headset that sounded as good as HE400s. 

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Originally Posted by Hifi Man View Post

I have these headphones, and I find it hard to compare with the headphones I purchased for 4 times less than these, the Logitech G35. I don't have an amplifier. I have it plugged into a DAC, which is plugged into my computer. Doesn't am amplifier just make it louder though? It's loud enough, just doesn't sound that much better. 

 

To get these going you need something akin to an amp from fiio such as the e07 ($80) or better. You just want be able to get a lot of dynamics from them with at least an entry level amp. 

post #5511 of 18328
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Originally Posted by BrokeStudent View Post

 

I just got some HE400s. How can I find out which rev driver I have?

 

I only know that rev3 had sand yellow drivers ( If I'm not wrong).

post #5512 of 18328
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Originally Posted by merkil View Post


Ya I can understand the money difference and not messing with tubes. That was the reason I went with the Asgard as well. I was just curious that if he actually talked to Jason from Schiit and Jason recommended the Asgard for the HE400s then there must have been some sort of reason. That was all. Just being nosy lol

 

Merkil, I'm not the one who posted that, but I can report that I emailed Jason this week to ask this very question (Lyr vs. Asgard for HE-400s).  His response was that they prefer the Asgard for these specific HPs.  If you think you're going to move into harder-to-drive orthos like the HE-6, by all means the Lyr would be preferable, but if (like me), the HE-400 is your primary headphone, the Asgard seems like a good way to save $200 and avoid any risk of cooking your drivers L3000.gif

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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

 

I only know that rev3 had sand yellow drivers ( If I'm not wrong).

I see, when I open up my HE400s all I see is an opaque/clear plastic. I checked some pictures out and its definitely not the bone coloured one. 

post #5514 of 18328
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

To get these going you need something akin to an amp from fiio such as the e07 ($80) or better. You just want be able to get a lot of dynamics from them with at least an entry level amp. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by BrokeStudent View Post

Unamped my HE400s don't sound great, even with a simple E11 they sound a heck of a lot better, very noticeably so. Once I get my desktop amp these things will come alive even more. I can't say I've ever heard any "gaming" headset that sounded as good as HE400s. 

Well, this is the kind of news that I was fearing. I had an original goal to use a budget of 500 dollars to get a pair of headphones. I'm not able to spend another 80 dollars I hadn't planned to spend, especially when I'm not sure what the difference in sound will be. Though, it looks like there's enough people on this site to convince me that they do in fact need an amplifier. In that case I will probably end up returning these headphones and the DAC (it's a schiit modi). Is there any headphones + amplifier that would sound good for metal? I want to take advantage of the return policies I have right now, and in the end I'll probably still want a high end audio equipment upgrade from my Logitech G35s. 

 

Maybe this isn't the right thread to ask. Is there a thread I can use for this discussion?


Edited by Hifi Man - 1/18/13 at 7:07am
post #5515 of 18328
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Originally Posted by rdaneel View Post

Merkil, I'm not the one who posted that, but I can report that I emailed Jason this week to ask this very question (Lyr vs. Asgard for HE-400s).  His response was that they prefer the Asgard for these specific HPs.  If you think you're going to move into harder-to-drive orthos like the HE-6, by all means the Lyr would be preferable, but if (like me), the HE-400 is your primary headphone, the Asgard seems like a good way to save $200 and avoid any risk of cooking your drivers L3000.gif

Thanks for replying. I thought that he would have gone into a little more detail as to why the Asgard but it doesn't even matter, I was just being curious. I have an Asgard and I like how these headphones sound on it, they are my primary. In the future I might get a used he500 but I am very satisfied for the time being, probably for a very good while.
post #5516 of 18328

Hey guys - sorry for the OT post here, but y'all are so helpful... in spending money... beyersmile.png

 

I just received my e17 but when I play a 96/24 high res file off of foobar, it still shows '48k 16 bit' on the top of the display.  I went to options to choose 'spdif interface (fiio e-17 dac)' as the output device, but do I need to install that 'waspi' thingy plugin to bypass the windows dealy to get the full rez over to the dac?


Edited by ozarkcdn - 1/18/13 at 7:25am
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On the taskbar, right click on the sound icon... go to playback devices, and this shows up. Go to the E17, properties, advanced, and change the settings to 24/96 for USB, 24/192 for optical.

The image is me doing it with the Compass 2.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/18/13 at 7:40am
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On the taskbar, right click on the sound icon... go to playback devices, and this shows up. Go to the E17, properties, advanced, and change the settings to 24/96 for USB, 24/192 for optical.

The image is me doing it with the Compass 2.

 

If you use WASAPI you don't need t touch these settings i believe. 

post #5519 of 18328

So here's the situation. I didn't have an amplifier for my headphones, but it turns out there is one that is being used for speakers in my house http://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Audio-DTA-100a-Class-T-Amplifier/dp/B004JK8BDK/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top Does anyone think that this amplifier would make a difference in sound?

 

I want to use it to help me decide if I want to get a new amplifier. Would this amplifier make a difference?


Edited by Hifi Man - 1/18/13 at 7:58am
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I just did the mod, but i'm not sure i did it right.

 

The vocals seem to have really improved a little, but the pads are looking too fragile, and there's a very little "space" on the side of one of them where it makes contact with the phone. Don't know if this affects the sound, haven't heard anything wrong so far.

 

I think i'll switch back to the velours.


Edited by Okamoto - 1/18/13 at 8:13am
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