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u2 :)  - I've been surprised using the iPad>Modi DAC sounds so good, I've blind A/B'd it with the original CD and could tell no difference.

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post #5837 of 18338
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post


I can't get that theme to work following those instructions. I get to the step where it tells you to select columns UI but it only shows the default columns UI when I select it, the HiFoo one is nowhere to be found.

 

When you click on Columns UI look under the Layout tab, HiFoo should be under Presets.

post #5838 of 18338
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Originally Posted by BearWant View Post

 

Here are some offenders.  Avenge Sevenfold's, self entitled album is piercing.  Snow Patrol's 'Run' was equally bad.  The chorus of Killer's 'All the Things I've Done' where they sing "I've got soul" was very sibliant.  Coldplay 'Square One' and Deathcab's 'Soul Meets Body', also are affected.  As I stated in my earlier post, Chris Cornell's album Song Book is riddled with sibliance on my pair.  On the song 'Like a Stone' I can clearly hear his voice and its sounds great, but it seems like it is wrapped in a layer of tizziness, and his 's' 'c', etc. are just harsh. Matt had given the Song Book album a listen and did not experience this issue with his setup.

 

Is this a matter of me just being midcentric and unwilling to accept the flaws of this headphone, am I sensative to sibliance, or is this perhaps an issue with my particular pair of he-400.  I am using MOG 320 kbs files for music.  Though I have tried cds and still experience this issue.

 

Oh god, soul meets body is the reason i sold my dt770 pro. Those songs are just plain sibilant, but you can trim down the frequencies in the 10 khz region with an eq. 

The He-400 actually isn't a very sibilant headphone, it actually shows a drop in the main sibilance frequencies. But around 10 khz there is a peak, and it can still cause some sibilance, but it is very managable with some eq magic.

 

Have you owned or own actual sibilant headphones? Such as the dt770 pro? Because I wouldn't call the he-400 sibilant, just tizzy.

post #5839 of 18338

Quick question for me. Just ordered the HE-400 today from HeadRoom. I have a Dragonfly. I have really enjoyed it with all my closed backs and IEMs. This is my first foray into open and I decided to go big (for me). Anyway, has anyone used the Dragonfly with the 400s and how did it pair? Thanks,

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We're all slightly off topic right now but I figured I'd throw in my opinion on the whole audio player debate:

 

I might be the only "crazy" one who actually doesn't like media libraries or playlists.  I keep my music well organized in folders by genre, and when I want to hear a particular song or album, I either navigate to the song or album and play it (launches in good old Winamp with the STOCK Winamp Classic skin, no need for any bells and whistles) or I hit start and type in the song or album I want in the search bar.  Saves me SO much time vs. having to go to the application to search through a media library.  

 

 

Now, I know someone will say, "the difference is only a few seconds vs. clicking and searching through foobar" and I realize this tongue_smile.gif but all I'm saying is that what works the quickest to me, is to hit search and search for the song or album i want, click the song and boom, it plays.

post #5841 of 18338
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Originally Posted by RMac View Post

Excellent track for the HE-400s Infected Mushroom – Becoming Insane [spotify link]

 

I'm not a basshead by any means, so the bass I'm getting is enough.  The HE-400's separate things nicely on this track.  Also, I'm running em through an Aune T1, stock tube and things are sounding very smooth and fun.  

 

My impressions vs. Fiio E17 and Schiit M&M, from the Aune T1 thread:

 


 

More curious about the T1 now...I may have to pick one up and try it out for comparison.  I'm catching up on their thread now.

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Originally Posted by RMac View Post

We're all slightly off topic right now but I figured I'd throw in my opinion on the whole audio player debate:

 

I might be the only "crazy" one who actually doesn't like media libraries or playlists.  I keep my music well organized in folders by genre, and when I want to hear a particular song or album, I either navigate to the song or album and play it (launches in good old Winamp with the STOCK Winamp Classic skin, no need for any bells and whistles) or I hit start and type in the song or album I want in the search bar.  Saves me SO much time vs. having to go to the application to search through a media library.  

 

 

Now, I know someone will say, "the difference is only a few seconds vs. clicking and searching through foobar" and I realize this tongue_smile.gif but all I'm saying is that what works the quickest to me, is to hit search and search for the song or album i want, click the song and boom, it plays.

 

Nothing wrong with this. I drag and drop my music on the foobar player. I use a VERY minimal player skin. But I do like what MLE and Jerg are using...might give that a shot. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by RMac View Post

We're all slightly off topic right now but I figured I'd throw in my opinion on the whole audio player debate:

 

I might be the only "crazy" one who actually doesn't like media libraries or playlists.  I keep my music well organized in folders by genre, and when I want to hear a particular song or album, I either navigate to the song or album and play it (launches in good old Winamp with the STOCK Winamp Classic skin, no need for any bells and whistles) or I hit start and type in the song or album I want in the search bar.  Saves me SO much time vs. having to go to the application to search through a media library.  

 

Now, I know someone will say, "the difference is only a few seconds vs. clicking and searching through foobar" and I realize this tongue_smile.gif but all I'm saying is that what works the quickest to me, is to hit search and search for the song or album i want, click the song and boom, it plays.

Well the way you describe it is actually longer for me, at least. I open Foobar, type the first letter of what artist I want, and then I play it. Although, I also listen to only whole albums, not just single songs. And yuck, I'll never, ever understand why people have all those hyphens in their filenames! :]

post #5844 of 18338

all this playlist talk, i usually go with album play and add and delete o the fly

i guess it's ocd if i have my music folder sorted artist/album all tagged with mp3tag, embedded art and in folder named "Cover". New music goes in a folder named new (you guessed it? good on ya!)

I browse folder in large view; it shows the album cover. right click/open with vlc/ too easy. i use foobar with a crossfeed dsp

i am going to try that foobar skin......eye candy.

post #5845 of 18338
Thread Starter 

I am digging HiFoo!! 

post #5846 of 18338

I do what Rmac does, except with Foobar2000. Look at this glorious custom-made skin I use:

 

 

 


Edited by jiggahwhat - 1/21/13 at 5:08pm
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Since we're sharing screenshots, here's what my Winamp looks like:

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I like Foobar2000...this is my screenshot.

 

post #5849 of 18338

these headphones are just fantastic with electronic music. wow.atsmile.gif

post #5850 of 18338
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Originally Posted by merkil View Post

these headphones are just fantastic with electronic music. wow.atsmile.gif

Headphones? What heaphones. Aren't we on Media Player-Fi?

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