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post #8176 of 18124
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

It definitely has more than enough power (700mW at 32Ohm), so sure, try it.

That's exactly how I am thinking. However, I am still a noob when it comes to hifi and know that power isn't everything to it which is why I am hesitant.

 

Do you think that the DAC in it will be sufficient as well? Thanks for the reply btw :)

post #8177 of 18124
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Originally Posted by galvs View Post

Here also want a short, flexible (curly?) cable.

Head-direct don't offer one, just the connectors.

Is there another way other than buy the connectors and make a DIY cable?

Thanks,

Eduardo


Can anyone help him? He's looking for a shorter aftermarket cable for the HE-400s. I'm not very knowledgeable about cables since I'm not much into it, so I can't help him myself.

 

Thanks.

post #8178 of 18124
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I would go with the lyr. tongue.gif

 

Ooooh I just don't know what to get biggrin.gif My options - Lyr with Lorenz tubes which should be great would cost me 510$ , WA6 would be 600$.

 

After reading this :

 

"The Lyr with the HD 650 is indeed not bad... for the price. But going to the WA6 is truly a step above. 

 

Let me put it this way. Imagine the jump from E11 to Magni was about 100%.

 

The jump from Magni to Lyr will be about 80%. 

 

The jump from Lyr to WA6 will be a further 60%. "

 

I was like .. ok than, I'll find out how good WA6 is with HE-400 so I know it works well with both HD650/HE-400 and just get it.

post #8179 of 18124
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Originally Posted by Flisker View Post

 

Ooooh I just don't know what to get biggrin.gif My options - Lyr with Lorenz tubes which should be great would cost me 510$ , WA6 would be 600$.

 

After reading this :

 

"The Lyr with the HD 650 is indeed not bad... for the price. But going to the WA6 is truly a step above. 

 

Let me put it this way. Imagine the jump from E11 to Magni was about 100%.

 

The jump from Magni to Lyr will be about 80%. 

 

The jump from Lyr to WA6 will be a further 60%. "

 

I was like .. ok than, I'll find out how good WA6 is with HE-400 so I know it works well with both HD650/HE-400 and just get it.

Sounds like random numbers and hyperbole to me. That kind of jump just doesn't exist at that level in the audiophile world. Kind of like how going from low to mid-fi is much more drastic than mid to high

post #8180 of 18124

I will second this post ^^. I had a Fiio E17 and I just got the Fiio E12. 3-4x more power, and somewhat close the Magni. I can barely tell a difference. Any difference is marginal honestly. Only thing that really changed was the volume. The HE-400 is still the HE-400.

 

So the best sound I've achieved so far on the HE-400s are with PLEATHER pads plus my E12 plus Hifimediy Sabre DAC with these EQ settings (not scientific by any stretch). The bass is much more impactful and simply better. The midrange recesses a bit unEQed but once you roll off the treble like this the midrange comes to the front (like it should be) and its a very warm, bassy headphone. I'm fairly sure this is the best I have heard from my pair of HE-400s.

 

 


Edited by jiggahwhat - 3/5/13 at 2:31am
post #8181 of 18124
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

Sounds like random numbers and hyperbole to me. That kind of jump just doesn't exist at that level in the audiophile world. Kind of like how going from low to mid-fi is much more drastic than mid to high

 

Yea guess you right. What I get from that is basically "WA6 sounds noticeable better to me than Lyr".

post #8182 of 18124
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

 

Actually... i just noticed i can get a 3.5 mm extender cable to my home setup and use the short one on the travel... costs 100 PLN tops (about 30 dollars), so i think im not gonna get those, but thx >D.

post #8183 of 18124
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

Sounds like random numbers and hyperbole to me. That kind of jump just doesn't exist at that level in the audiophile world. Kind of like how going from low to mid-fi is much more drastic than mid to high

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post #8184 of 18124
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Originally Posted by jiggahwhat View Post

I will second this post ^^. I had a Fiio E17 and I just got the Fiio E12. 3-4x more power, and somewhat close the Magni. I can barely tell a difference. Any difference is marginal honestly. Only thing that really changed was the volume. The HE-400 is still the HE-400.

 

So the best sound I've achieved so far on the HE-400s are with PLEATHER pads plus my E12 plus Hifimediy Sabre DAC with these EQ settings (not scientific by any stretch). The bass is much more impactful and simply better. The midrange recesses a bit unEQed but once you roll off the treble like this the midrange comes to the front (like it should be) and its a very warm, bassy headphone. I'm fairly sure this is the best I have heard from my pair of HE-400s.

 

 

Going from the Fiio E17 to the Asgard with foobar did have a huge impact on the HE-400 (id say soundstage was the part that was impacted the most).

 

I dont know the Magni thou.

post #8185 of 18124
My HE400 is back up for sale for those interested. Check my sig. $300.
post #8186 of 18124

You got the LCD-2 MLE? 

 

 

 

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post #8187 of 18124
On it's way, yes. Vegan LCD-2. Headamp has my business since the loaner program.
post #8188 of 18124

hows the lcd2 bass compared to the he-400?

 

i love the warm sound of my hd650 but after hearing some ortho bass i just cant go back lol

 

the he-400 has been getting more head time than my hd650 lately. it could be that im listening to more edm however..

post #8189 of 18124
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

 

i love the warm sound of my hd650 but after hearing some ortho bass i just cant go back lol

 

 

Exactly what the Lcd does.They have characteristics of the  650 tone with deeper bass.

post #8190 of 18124

I compared the two in some post a week or so ago in this thread-- but that probably means it's like 100 pages back by now.

 

In short, HE-400 and LCD2's bass are VERY close.  LCD2's bass is tighter, which means HE-400's bass will have more presence often times, yet LCD2's impact remains the same as the more present HE-400's bass.  LCD2 extends slightly better, it hits a solid 30hz with great pressure while HE-400's 30hz isn't as full.

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