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Originally Posted by BrokeStudent View Post

Call me crazy but this is the way I like my HE-400s sounding through my M&M stack.

 

 

You're crazy!  wink_face.gif

post #7982 of 17961

This is my simple iTunes EQ preset I'm happy with so far.

 

 

I'm happy with the HE-400 stock, this is just a finishing touch.

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I stopped using EQ a while back. Not that I'm against it at all, I just figure that since I spend a lot of time playing games that I can't have EQ on I might as well just adjust to the normal sound signature.

post #7984 of 17961

Just got my HE-400

I'm really surprised about the amount of bass that these have, just right for me

Sound is amazing, will be keeping these for a long time

Using a Magni and Xonar DX

Changing the pads was easy, got 2/3 in then used a card to get in the last one

Taking off the grill was easy too

Maybe some mods coming soon

 

The velour pads are really hard though

post #7985 of 17961
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Originally Posted by jchu View Post

Just got my HE-400

I'm really surprised about the amount of bass that these have, just right for me

Sound is amazing, will be keeping these for a long time

Using a Magni and Xonar DX

Changing the pads was easy, got 2/3 in then used a card to get in the last one

Taking off the grill was easy too

Maybe some mods coming soon

 

The velour pads are really hard though

If you are thinking of doing my Jergpad mod, wait for my v2 guide that will be much better than the current version.

 

P.S. the earpads have 4 tabs, not 3.

post #7986 of 17961
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Originally Posted by BrokeStudent View Post

Call me crazy but this is the way I like my HE-400s sounding through my M&M stack.

 

 

That is more or less what I am doing at the moment, to force out a bigger bass kick. Only I leave the midrange alone, and trim upper treble by a couple dB more.

 

Sounds great!

post #7987 of 17961
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Originally Posted by jchu View Post

Just got my HE-400

I'm really surprised about the amount of bass that these have, just right for me

Sound is amazing, will be keeping these for a long time

Using a Magni and Xonar DX

Changing the pads was easy, got 2/3 in then used a card to get in the last one

Taking off the grill was easy too

Maybe some mods coming soon

 

The velour pads are really hard though

Agree with you the velour. I never took a liking for them and used the dust screen on them for my J$ pads. Never got a handle on removing the pads... I'm all thumbs but I have a daughter who is very adept at these things. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

If you are thinking of doing my Jergpad mod, wait for my v2 guide that will be much better than the current version.

 

P.S. the earpads have 4 tabs, not 3.

Will do

 

Yea, I meant on the first cup I got in 3 tabs and used a card for the last and the second cup I only got in 2 tabs and got the other 2 using a card

post #7989 of 17961
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Originally Posted by MrMateoHead View Post

That is more or less what I am doing at the moment, to force out a bigger bass kick. Only I leave the midrange alone, and trim upper treble by a couple dB more.

 

Sounds great!

I just set up the EQ in a similar fashion in iTunes fully expecting it to sound like crap, but to my surprise it sounds pretty good. Just has a little more Bass now. I didn't think to fix the midrange dip. I'll have to add that and see what happens. 

post #7990 of 17961
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post

For an unbalanced dedicated headphone amp, the Schiit Lyr will put out the most power that I know of, and you can pair it with the Schiit Bifrost DAC - not an all in one solution, but they stack and look nice.

If I didn't need an all-in-one that would be perfect. biggrin.gif

 

But seriously, I know separates are better. I need this to be transportable from workshop to office to car. I only want to have to plug in one thing and have one cable to deal with. 

 

It's looking like my CEntrance DACmini may work out after all. I bumped the Gain in it by 4 dB and now it's packing a pretty hefty punch. I'd still be interested to know who makes the most powerful the All-in-ones though... 


Edited by bareyb - 2/26/13 at 9:41pm
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Originally Posted by bareyb View Post

 I'd still be interested to know who makes the most powerful the All-in-ones though... 

My Audio-GD amp and other AGD amps are very powerful

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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

My Audio-GD amp and other AGD amps are very powerful

Neither of those are all-in-ones. Finding a powerful Amp is easy. Finding a powerful all-in-one (DAC + Amp) is a little harder. wink.gif

 

I'm starting to fall in love with the DACMini anyway so it may all be moot. It's had just enough power so far and I can always boost the gain on it if I need to.

 

Really a good match for HE400s. It brings the mids forward and smooths out the highs. It's got good bass punch too. I'm really liking it... so much so, I think I'd pay the hundred bucks to get the Gain Upgrade if it proves not to get loud enough. So far it's been getting plenty loud. We'll see tonight after my wife and kids are in bed... That's the real test. beerchug.gif


Edited by bareyb - 2/26/13 at 10:42pm
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It seems as though half the things audio-gd makes are all-in-ones.  Are you sure you looked hard enough?

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

It seems as though half the things audio-gd makes are all-in-ones.  Are you sure you looked hard enough?

 

Whoops... Apologies to Sniping! I thought I'd looked those up before but I guess I didn't. They do have 3 models that are combos but two have less power than the DACMini and the other one has only slightly more. I have a feeling the Big Burson Conductor is the king of combos when it comes to power. I'm just not ready to spend $1850.00 for one. tongue.gif
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Compass 2. Plenty of power and wattage.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/26/13 at 11:01pm
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