Originally Posted by Sorrodje
I purchased a used ( but in Mint condition ) he-400 (rev4) yesterday. I really like transparency , clarity and its fast sound. He-400 has less bass ( both quality and quantity IMO) and overally less body than my Sig pro but I can live with that but i'm really in trouble with its trebles. I listened all style of Music form Infected Mushroom to Schubert and besides some jazz and some EDM I really can't live with these trebles . With he-400, my favourite Schubert piece (String quintet op 163) makes me grind my teeth.
I need feedback from you experiences he-400 fans :) . Is there any chance trebles will tame with more burn in or should I accept he-400 is not for my tastes ? The first owner and me had about 25h of listening until now .
Thanks for your answers
I have had the same problem at the begining of using the HE-400.
I was (and still am) using the Fiio E17 as an amp/dac, so i had to lower the treble at -6 to be able to listen to almost anything.
I dont know if its the burn-in or my ears got used to it but right now i normally use treble 0 and bass 2+ or +4 as max.
In fact, in mass effect 2, hailstorm mission (recruiting tali) tehre is a high cresendo that is very treble dependant, and i normally use +10 treble in there.
Id say that its not a bad idea to give them a month of testing (thou not sure if you can still return them by then).
Personally these seem too dark for me, so i might have to resell them and go for something more neutral like the beyer T1, HE-500 or HD600.
I love them over all, but at some points they are way too dark for my taste.