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post #8926 of 20394

You've gone mad..

post #8927 of 20394
Too late for that. biggrin.gif
post #8928 of 20394
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

You've gone mad..

 

Mad?  I'd link it to more along the lines of being rabid.  biggrin.gif

post #8929 of 20394
I got pm'ed for a LCD2 to D7000 swap. The very swap I wanted...and I declined. Yup. Waiting on that LCD2 with leather pads of all things...
post #8930 of 20394
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I got pm'ed for a LCD2 to D7000 swap. The very swap I wanted...and I declined. Yup. Waiting on that LCD2 with leather pads of all things...


You well regret the decision in a few minutes, and I thought I was the only one that changed my mind so much when it came to audio.

post #8931 of 20394
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I got pm'ed for a LCD2 to D7000 swap. The very swap I wanted...and I declined. Yup. Waiting on that LCD2 with leather pads of all things...

 

You should go back and follow up on that. You will always love the d7k best of all.

post #8932 of 20394

Hnnng.

 

 

 

 

post #8933 of 20394
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

You should go back and follow up on that. You will always love the d7k best of all.

 

I think we all have "old loves" that come up from time-to-time.  We often remember all the good times of those moments, but tend to forget about the bad ones.  I once had a similar experience with the Grado HF-2.  But, after getting into the ortho scene, I couldn't tolerate the sound of the HF-2, so I put them up for sale the next day.  To me, clearly the fantasy was all that was there.  The reality was that they were not as good as my mind had perceived them to be and the recall of the sound was off a bit.

 

The same can happen with ladies, too.  tongue.gif

post #8934 of 20394

Tried my jergpadded HE500s with the SPC Hifiman cable (that I got from HE300s for my parents some time ago) today, I'm digging the sound! Before with default pads the SPC cable sounds out-right too bright, but off-set by the more even upper end response of the jergpads they actually now sound snappy and detailed without that piercing brightness. Bass tightens up a bit too. I'm contemplating dropping my old Hifiman coppers and just go with the SPCs.

post #8935 of 20394

Are we onto cable-fi now? :D

post #8936 of 20394
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Originally Posted by earphiler View Post

Are we onto cable-fi now? :D

Now? Cables have always been a big part of headphone hobby.

post #8937 of 20394
ninjames, what's the tonality of those Stax? I'm like #5 on the list. Trying to mentally prepare myself. Mid rich? Bright? Bass?
post #8938 of 20394

Cables have always been a part of audio quality and the never ending project, but I have a feeling we might see a surge of it on the HE-400 thread in particular now :D

 

Normally it's HD-650 and other cans where people are cable aficionados.

 

Not knocking it, just saying though ;) 

post #8939 of 20394

Can anyone compare the jergpad modded HE-400 to the Mad Dogs, entire spectrum-wise? I've looked around enough (~2ish weeks before I decided to just demo the HE-400 and return it if I don't like it) so I think I've covered about every thread/post without finding a clear answer asides from the fact the mid-range is better (and I do love female vocals), with differing responses for the bass. Genre preference is mainly vocal trance and instrumentals / new-age / acoustic (mainly songs involving piano with and without vocals), followed by progressive house, electro-house, liquid dnb, and dubstep.

 

Using the velours, everything definitely is improved from the leather pads which had just ridiculously sibilant treble IMO. Didn't attempt to listen to anything else too extensively because the treble was killing my ears.

 

So far what I don't like is that with the velours, the comfort is less than with the leathers (which are god damn comfortable, in my opinion. Much softer than the velours and it doesn't seem to heat up, where the velours do (surprisingly)). I didn't try it for an extended time though because again, the treble was ridiculous with leathers on. The treble is also still sort of fatiguing for my ears even with the velours.

 

If the jergpad mod tames the treble further along with improving its mid-range to being on-par-ish with the Mad Dogs and improving its comfort then I think I definitely found my new headphone :). Open vs closed is not so much of a preference but I do think I like open more overall.

 

The reason why I can't demo both at once is because my mother doesn't have that much in her bank to use at once.

 

And small issue but my HE-400 came with a slightly unattached bezel around the grill; it makes a squeaky sound when I press on certain areas despite being flushed to the cup itself. Only on the right cup though; the left cup has no issues.


Edited by AyeVeeN - 3/22/13 at 3:47pm
post #8940 of 20394

Please keep the thread on topic.

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