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post #8731 of 19808
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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 #8732 of 19808

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

post #8733 of 19808
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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. 

why? 

post #8734 of 19808
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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 #8735 of 19808
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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. 


Oh my. This does not sound good frown.gif

post #8736 of 19808
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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. 
what?!? Good luck with whatever happened!!!
post #8737 of 19808
Thread Starter 
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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 #8738 of 19808

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 #8739 of 19808
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 #8740 of 19808
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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 #8741 of 19808
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


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 #8742 of 19808
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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 #8743 of 19808
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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 #8744 of 19808
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Originally Posted by mindflayz View Post

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


FiiO e17 sounds nearly identical to XONAR ST

post #8745 of 19808

Oki doki man

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