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Here's what might be of assistance (Saturday May 25th, 2013):  http://www.head-fi.org/t/653546/va-md-dc-meet-saturday-may-25-2013

Terrific. I'm in....thanks a bundle for the heads-up!

 

Modular, did you see this post?

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I'm thinking that the 400's have more dynamic range, The 325si's are fine, and easier to drive, but I'll likely mostly stick with the 400's for my home stereo now. We'll see. Just got them....

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Has anyone tried this cool mod from BTG Audio on their HE-400?

 

Hifiman Locking plug Mod

 

I'm really tempted to get rid of those tiny ear ring connectors and have the mini-XLR. A lighter and more flexible cable would be a bonus.

 

Steve

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Originally Posted by steveting99 View Post

Has anyone tried this cool mod from BTG Audio on their HE-400?

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I'm really tempted to get rid of those tiny ear ring connectors and have the mini-XLR. A lighter and more flexible cable would be a bonus.

Steve
I'm thinking of getting them to do this too mine, TwinQY posted it earlier... You've disowned your family... tongue.gif
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They bumped it up to 150 hours now? Did they extend their return policy or something?

 

I really wouldn't worry about burn in. They sound just as good out of the box as they do 500 hours later. Although by then your ears may have adjusted better to the sound signature.

I have read the gamut of views on this "burn-in" phenomenon. To my ears, the 400 did sound increasingly better (I did plug it to my ipod and let it play for 4 days straight) but now I sense they are "plateauing".

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Have a Ray Samuels Predator on the way for the HE400, wondering if anyone has experience with this pairing?
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Originally Posted by steveting99 View Post

Has anyone tried this cool mod from BTG Audio on their HE-400?

 

Hifiman Locking plug Mod

 

I'm really tempted to get rid of those tiny ear ring connectors and have the mini-XLR. A lighter and more flexible cable would be a bonus.

 

Steve

Great minds think alike wink.gif With this I could even just use my spare LCD-2 cables instead of blowing the much-needed HE-6 budget on custom cables.

 

Grill-modders, my rice-paper dust cover didn't exactly fare too well over the months, so was wondering about the latest "in-thing" for dust covers since my info's quite outdated. Are the pantyhose-mesh still being used or should I stick with no cover at all?

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Terrific. I'm in....thanks a bundle for the heads-up!

 

Modular, did you see this post?

 

I think during the event, you should expect to see / hear:

 

Headphones:

 

  • Stax 009 headphones @ $4,500
  • Some Grado
  • Some AKG
  • Audeze LCD-2
  • Audeze LCD-3
  • HifiMAN HE-400
  • HifiMAN HE-500
  • HifiMAN HE-6 (If Darryl shows up)
  • Mad Dogs
  • Some Fostex T50 modded variants
  • Sennheiser varieties

 

 

Amps:

 

  • Schiit amp
  • HeadAmp's offerings (Blue Hawaii, Pico, etc.)
  • Leckerton
  • + Others

 

I think I'll be sitting this meet out.  I might be post-surgical at that time and in recovery.

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Original HE-400 With Mini XLR Post (Click to show)

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Originally Posted by steveting99 View Post

Has anyone tried this cool mod from BTG Audio on their HE-400?

 

Hifiman Locking plug Mod

 

I'm really tempted to get rid of those tiny ear ring connectors and have the mini-XLR. A lighter and more flexible cable would be a bonus.

 

Steve

 

 

One thing that has to seriously be considered is the length of those mini XLR connectors.  They will protrude down and possibly bump your shoulder if you turn your head too quickly.  I'd love to see an angled variety for the HE-400 like has been done with the Audeze.  They have angled connector points at the cup level, and appears to be a great design for use with the mini XLR.

 

 

 

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Again, on the side of functionality over aesthetics. The angled connectors on the LCD2 doesn't look nice, but it sure feels nice.

Seriously though, Hifiman needs to go mini-XLR going forward.
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

I think during the event, you should expect to see / hear:

 

Headphones:

 

  • Stax 009 headphones @ $4,500
  • Some Grado
  • Some AKG
  • Audeze LCD-2
  • Audeze LCD-3
  • HifiMAN HE-400
  • HifiMAN HE-500
  • HifiMAN HE-6 (If Darryl shows up)
  • Mad Dogs
  • Some Fostex T50 modded variants
  • Sennheiser varieties

 

 

Amps:

 

  • Schiit amp
  • HeadAmp's offerings (Blue Hawaii, Pico, etc.)
  • Leckerton
  • + Others

 

I think I'll be sitting this meet out.  I might be post-surgical at that time and in recovery.

 

Thanks for your information. The HE 400 and 500 are on my short list.  I'd also be intereted in the upper end Grados....So, this should be a really good opportunity.

 

Best wishes for your surgury

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Again, on the side of functionality over aesthetics. The angled connectors on the LCD2 doesn't look nice, but it sure feels nice.

Seriously though, Hifiman needs to go mini-XLR going forward.

Those aftermarket mXLR connectors look bulky and unwieldy though (at least relative to the Hifiman connectors), is that unintentional or a limitation of the connector type?

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Those aftermarket mXLR connectors look bulky and unwieldy though (at least relative to the Hifiman connectors), is that unintentional or a limitation of the connector type?

Perhaps for the 4 pin mXLR, but the AKG style 3 pin mini XLR is quite small. But yeah, the LCD2 type of XLR is a bit unwieldy for the Hifimans, IMHO.
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

 

I think I'll be sitting this meet out.  I might be post-surgical at that time and in recovery.

 

I hope it's not too serious, good luck, and get well soon!

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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

I think during the event, you should expect to see / hear:

 

Headphones:

 

  • Stax 009 headphones @ $4,500
  • Some Grado
  • Some AKG
  • Audeze LCD-2
  • Audeze LCD-3
  • HifiMAN HE-400
  • HifiMAN HE-500
  • HifiMAN HE-6 (If Darryl shows up)
  • Mad Dogs
  • Some Fostex T50 modded variants
  • Sennheiser varieties

 

 

Amps:

 

  • Schiit amp
  • HeadAmp's offerings (Blue Hawaii, Pico, etc.)
  • Leckerton
  • + Others

 

I think I'll be sitting this meet out.  I might be post-surgical at that time and in recovery.

 

I wish I could go...

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