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post #7816 of 17959

This I'm going to get a Norse Audio Skuld or Reign for my HE-400. I hate the stock cable with a passion.

post #7817 of 17959

Aaaaand the L and R on my HE-400 are now almost completely gone. :[ Well, the L is gone. The R is close. Good thing I don't plan to sell these and that I plan to paint them.

post #7818 of 17959
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

Aaaaand the L and R on my HE-400 are now almost completely gone. :[ Well, the L is gone. The R is close. Good thing I don't plan to sell these and that I plan to paint them.


L and R?

post #7819 of 17959

Anyone heard of Music Hall Amps? I'm looking at the 25.2 from a local dealer. It sounds amazing to me, but I haven't heard of the brand before.  400 bucks... Anyone have any info on this brand?

post #7820 of 17959
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Originally Posted by Spiderman View Post


L and R?

The left and right white indicators on them.

post #7821 of 17959
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

The left and right white indicators on them.

Yeah I figured, did they completely wear off?

post #7822 of 17959

The HE-400s sound good when the treble is EQed. I could sell and go for the HD 650s but those aren't fast enough for electronic music or they might be boomy from what I hear. I could go for the HE-500 but I can't afford good quality amplification for it. Or I could keep an EQed HE-400. 

 

I spent a while thinking about it and I think I'm going to keep these headphones for a good while and try and buy some better warm-sounding amplification (I'm thinking the Aune T1) for them. Then down the road I'll save up for the inevitable LCD-2 upgrade. The LCD-2 seems to match what I want out of my headphones 100%, they're just out of my price range. 

post #7823 of 17959
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Originally Posted by Spiderman View Post

Yeah I figured, did they completely wear off?

Yeah I've had it for a couple months now and they just went away. They are used in the same room, in the same way, every night, and I don't even think I've touched that spot more than a couple times. It's weird.

post #7824 of 17959
That's exactly why I just rubbed those markings off completely. Cheap paint. Having no markers is better than having a partial marker, IMHO.
post #7825 of 17959
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

That's exactly why I just rubbed those markings off completely. Cheap paint. Having no markers is better than having a partial marker, IMHO.

Agree. But at this rate I don't even have to rub them off!

post #7826 of 17959

Here's a different kind of question: have any of you traveled with your HE-400 or other expensive headphones? I'm going on a trip in April, via plane, and I don't think I'll be taking much more than clothes, my HE-400, HE-300, Magni, Modi and Fiio E17 on top of my Laptop and external hard drive.

 

Should I wear the HE-400 onto the plane so they aren't packed? Will I run into trouble taking them on the plane? If I pack them, is there any particular method that is recommended, or any case that might be a good idea? With the Magni and Modi, they're nicely shaped and small, I was just gonna heavily wrap those in clothes. My carry on bag will be my laptop bag with my hard drive and Kindle in it, won't be room for the HE-400 or HE-300.

 

Tips? Thoughts?

post #7827 of 17959
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Originally Posted by jiggahwhat View Post

The HE-400s sound good when the treble is EQed. I could sell and go for the HD 650s but those aren't fast enough for electronic music or they might be boomy from what I hear. I could go for the HE-500 but I can't afford good quality amplification for it. Or I could keep an EQed HE-400. 

 

I spent a while thinking about it and I think I'm going to keep these headphones for a good while and try and buy some better warm-sounding amplification (I'm thinking the Aune T1) for them. Then down the road I'll save up for the inevitable LCD-2 upgrade. The LCD-2 seems to match what I want out of my headphones 100%, they're just out of my price range. 


Isn't Ultrasone headphones better choice for electronic music?

post #7828 of 17959
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post


Isn't Ultrasone headphones better choice for electronic music?

Definitely NOT better. Just different. I have both. If you want a visceral punch in the face, it's hard to beat the Ultrasones, but they get tiring after awhile and they aren't very good with other Genres. I like the HE400/500 for Electronic now. They have plenty of punch and a lot more detailed Bass. I don't EQ/ boost my Bass for them at all. Just one man's opinion, but I do have both HP's. 

post #7829 of 17959
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Originally Posted by bareyb View Post

Definitely NOT better. Just different. I have both. If you want a visceral punch in the face, it's hard to beat the Ultrasones, but they get tiring after awhile and they aren't very good with other Genres. I like the HE400/500 for Electronic now. They have plenty of punch and a lot more detailed Bass. I don't EQ/ boost my Bass for them at all. Just one man's opinion, but I do have both HP's. 


Thanks.

I bought HE-400 a couple of days ago for the sole purpose of electronic music. HE-400 sounds really good but it's not ideal for me. I think there must exist a better headphone for this genre. I would like more air and spaciousness than HE-400, no tizziness in treble and even greater speed. Any recommendations?

post #7830 of 17959
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

Here's a different kind of question: have any of you traveled with your HE-400 or other expensive headphones? I'm going on a trip in April, via plane, and I don't think I'll be taking much more than clothes, my HE-400, HE-300, Magni, Modi and Fiio E17 on top of my Laptop and external hard drive.

 

Should I wear the HE-400 onto the plane so they aren't packed? Will I run into trouble taking them on the plane? If I pack them, is there any particular method that is recommended, or any case that might be a good idea? With the Magni and Modi, they're nicely shaped and small, I was just gonna heavily wrap those in clothes. My carry on bag will be my laptop bag with my hard drive and Kindle in it, won't be room for the HE-400 or HE-300.

 

Tips? Thoughts?


Couldn't you just take the e17 and leave the magni/modi they are basically almost the same thing. I would recommend you take all your electronics and buy a padded backpack and take them with you on board the plane as a carry on. You really don't want to put them in your luggage since they throw them around or sometimes they open them and stuff gets stolen. ( I travel alot)

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