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Originally Posted by stereolab View Post

After months of mulling over headphone debate, I finally ordered and subsequently received my HE-400 on Saturday. Although I do enjoy the HE-400 sound, I am not sure these cans are a $400 upgrade over my Senn HD-595 (IMO). Undoubtedly my expectations were too high from the outset, but I figured I'd be a bit more impressed given the step up in headphone tiers. Hopefully in time I will learn to appreciate my new purchase.
This was my initial thoughts also. I have sltered my view a bit after some burn in period and also eqing the mids down a bit. Now I'm fairly satisfied with them. However, I still marvel everytime I put on my modded monoprice phones at how close they get to the 400'S.
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Originally Posted by stereolab View Post

After months of mulling over headphone debate, I finally ordered and subsequently received my HE-400 on Saturday. Although I do enjoy the HE-400 sound, I am not sure these cans are a $400 upgrade over my Senn HD-595 (IMO). Undoubtedly my expectations were too high from the outset, but I figured I'd be a bit more impressed given the step up in headphone tiers. Hopefully in time I will learn to appreciate my new purchase.


Interestingly enough, I made the same transition.

 

I would encourage you to give them some time. Better yet, do some A/B back and forth with the phones and some of your favorite music. Doing that made it obvious to me that the HE's had some obvious advantages (even if I wasn't blown away initially either). I still like the 595s, but they just do not keep up with the speed, bass, and transparency of the HEs.

 

After a few days of listening - I was hooked. There is no going back. Get the velour pads also - they definitely have been more comfortable for me, and provide a somewhat less "fatiguing" sound to me. Others of course will also recommend 'modded' pads. But I would get to know the phones as-are for the time being. Again, I was also initially freaked that I had just wasted some serious cash - I was expecting something dramatic. The sound quality upgrade is there, but then again, the "sound signature", in my opinion, is quite similar to the 595s. Each are a bit aggressive and seem to provide a fairly balanced presentation.

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i've been following these headphones for a bit and they do have me interested. if i were to order from headamp by getting in contact with justin to get his best price, would they still be returnable if i didnt like them? thanks.

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Originally Posted by kenshinhimura View Post

i've been following these headphones for a bit and they do have me interested. if i were to order from headamp by getting in contact with justin to get his best price, would they still be returnable if i didnt like them? thanks.

 

I have a 30 day return policy.  You'd be refunded what you paid minus what it cost me to ship them to you.

 

Right now though, I am actually out of stock, and waiting to get more - looking like 1-2 weeks right now.  Everyone is still catching up from Chinese New Year.  But, when they do arrive, they'll be the absolute newest stock.

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Originally Posted by jiggahwhat View Post

The HE-400s have the right quantity of bass. It's the extension that's the problem and the EQ can't really fix that. D2000s I had were definitely better at bass. 

I used to have D2000 for 2-3 years and my opinion is exactly opposite. HE-400 have much more detailed and punchy bass. D2000 was like cheap subwoofer bass in comparison (although it was enjoyable with some music). Anyway, HE-400 is definitely my preference in regards to bass, however I can understand the preference for D2000.


Edited by korzena - 2/26/13 at 12:59am
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Putting my HE-400 up on sale. Just remember, they are currently on loan until the end of next week, so pay now and they'll be shipped out as soon as he's finished.

As I mentioned before, no labelling (just the cable have the L/R indicators).



$300 total, $15 extra if not marked as gift. USA only. PM me if interested.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/26/13 at 4:18am
post #7942 of 18080
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Putting my HE-400 up on sale. Just remember, they are currently on loan until the end of next week, so pay now and they'll be shipped out as soon as he's finished.

As I mentioned before, no labelling (just the cable have the L/R indicators).



$300 total, $15 extra if not marked as gift. USA only. PM me if interested.

 

May I ask why are you selling them ? Is it because you found some other cans better or just to get money for better ones ? I'am just curious.

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I'm satisfied with my Annie as my sole open can, and I'm using the funds (as well as selling my ODAC to my friend) for a D7000/TH-600. If I score one of those, I'm basically done with headphones, and I'm gonna be focused on other things.

The D7000 was always the perfect can for me (owned it twice), but I couldn't stand the pleather for long. Now that I have had a taste of leather pads, I can see Lawton pads working out for the D7000 assuming it doesn't alter the bass much.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/26/13 at 4:56am
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

I have a 30 day return policy.  You'd be refunded what you paid minus what it cost me to ship them to you.

Right now though, I am actually out of stock, and waiting to get more - looking like 1-2 weeks right now.  Everyone is still catching up from Chinese New Year.  But, when they do arrive, they'll be the absolute newest stock.

Sounds good since I don't need them just yet. Will PM you soon. Thanks
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I have a strong feeling MLE will NOT be done with headphones after the D7000 purchase.

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^^ +1
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I'm willing to bet otherwise. I love the HE-400, but I'm done with treble that emphasized.
post #7948 of 18080

You'll probably buy it and sell it 6 or 7 more times.

post #7949 of 18080
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I'm willing to bet otherwise. I love the HE-400, but I'm done with treble that emphasized.

 

Isn't EQing it down little working for you ? As for D7000, never heard it so can't tell anything about it.

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I'm willing to bet otherwise. I love the HE-400, but I'm done with treble that emphasized.

Dang I can't believe the treble is too emphasized for some of you guys, when I had my he-400's I used to use +4 treble on my fiio e17.

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