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post #8731 of 17070

Has anyone tried the Beyerdynamic 770 pads on the he-400? I noticed that the Hifimans velour's fit onto the M-Audio Q40s, they sound quite nice btw. I found this while I was waiting for the Beyer pads; a recommended replacement on the Q40. The Velor pads of the Beyer has all the holes already and they are the same size except for the vinyl that wraps around the hifiman mounting ring. The Beyer vinyl is about a quarter inch shorter but should still fit the ring. The dust cover (which is not attached) would slip under the pad.

I'm not sure if the Beyer pleathers have the holes. Beyer also has gel pads for the 770. Makes me wonder. <shrug> Jerg pads without the cutting?

post #8732 of 17070
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Sounds good. Will be looking forward to doing the mod sometime today.


The changes after re-grilling are really subtle and only include very slightly changed soundstage and reduced resonance.

post #8733 of 17070

Gonna have to put my beloved HE-400 on the market, along with all of my audio gear. This really sucks. 

post #8734 of 17070
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Gonna have to put my beloved HE-400 on the market, along with all of my audio gear. This really sucks. 

why? 

post #8735 of 17070
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Gonna have to put my beloved HE-400 on the market, along with all of my audio gear. This really sucks. 

Whoa. That does suck. What happened? frown.gif

post #8736 of 17070
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Gonna have to put my beloved HE-400 on the market, along with all of my audio gear. This really sucks. 


Oh my. This does not sound good frown.gif

post #8737 of 17070
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Gonna have to put my beloved HE-400 on the market, along with all of my audio gear. This really sucks. 
what?!? Good luck with whatever happened!!!
post #8738 of 17070
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

Gonna have to put my beloved HE-400 on the market, along with all of my audio gear. This really sucks. 

 

Sorry man. At least this hp holds it's value quite well. Didn't you have a repaint done?

post #8739 of 17070

Please help me, how much should i spend on amp+dac for He-400 without overgearing? (max 800 euro total)

any recommendations?


Edited by mindflayz - 3/16/13 at 12:56pm
post #8740 of 17070
Thread Starter 

On the low end, the he400 will sound quite good from:

 

1. Fiio e17

 

2. o2/odac

 

3. magni/modi Schitt stack

 

You can climb the amp/dac ladder but the improvements will be small. This headphones just amps so easily. It does sound great from the lyr, but do I hear a $500 difference? Nope...

post #8741 of 17070
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Originally Posted by mindflayz View Post

Please help me, how much should i spend on amp+dac for He-400 without overgearing? (max 800 euro total)
any recommendations?

Something as cost effective as the Audio-GD NFB-15.32 will make these babies sing. Also, the smoothened top end of the NFB-15, will match up well with the HE-400 sizzly top end. It will feed the HE-400 around 2 watts too.


The other good alternatives with better specs would be the NFB-5.32, NFB-11.32. I personally used a Compass 2, which is a bit better and more versatile, with analog inputs, and customization.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/16/13 at 1:09pm
post #8742 of 17070
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Something as cost effective as the Audio-GD NFB-15.32 will make these babies sing. Also, the smoothened top end of the NFB-15, will match up well with the HE-400 sizzly top end. It will feed the HE-400 around 2 watts too.


The other good alternatives with better specs would be the NFB-5.32, NFB-11.32. I personally used a Compass 2, which is a bit better and more versatile, with analog inputs, and customization.

Hmm nice but I cant really take a company with a website looking like 1995 serious.
Also I'm a bit unlucky so it would probably break and it would be a mess sending it back to china.

 

Thanks for the tip tho! Cheers!

post #8743 of 17070
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

On the low end, the he400 will sound quite good from:

 

1. Fiio e17

 

2. o2/odac

 

3. magni/modi Schitt stack

 

You can climb the amp/dac ladder but the improvements will be small. This headphones just amps so easily. It does sound great from the lyr, but do I hear a $500 difference? Nope...

Do you think those setups would be a decent upgrade from Asus xonar essence st?

post #8744 of 17070
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Originally Posted by mindflayz View Post

Hmm nice but I cant really take a company with a website looking like 1995 serious.

Also I'm a bit unlucky so it would probably break and it would be a mess sending it back to china.

Thanks for the tip tho! Cheers!

Lol, so because they have terrible web design, makes their audio equipment not worth checking out? Audio-GD is VERY highly regarded here on Head-fi.

Those things are rugged as hell. I'm on my 3rd piece.

The SA-31 is a $500 amp that has 10watts at 40ohm. Yeah, that is 10watts fed to the HE-400. Kingwa makes some good ****.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/16/13 at 1:23pm
post #8745 of 17070
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Do you think those setups would be a decent upgrade from Asus xonar essence st?


FiiO e17 sounds nearly identical to XONAR ST

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