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I like to suggest Justin at headamp. Great customer service and all around good guy. NIB gets no discounts. I have not seen any "on sale" since moon audio had a sale about a year ago. You can get a used pair of course. But I'd stick with new and order from headamp.

 

gL!!

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Thanks for the replies guys, I'm going to give HE-400 a shot. I have few questions.

 

> Where is the cheapest place to buy? I'm from California.

> Do different places have different discounts \ warranties \ return policies?

> If buying used, is the warranty from Hifiman transferable?

> Should Audinst HUD MX1 be good enough to drive them?

 

Thanks again.

 

1. Online. Don't think they sell any in Cali (at least not in Orange County as far as I know. Can't find one decent headphone shop). Otherwise, headamp, head-direct (official hifiman store I believe), and moon-audio.

 

2. Return policies, probably. Warranties, has to be from an authorized dealer and then it should be all under the manufacturer's warranty. headamp has them open box for $340. I'm currently asking them a few questions. I don't think there's been discounts for them NIB for awhile. Lowest was like $360 a few years back as far as I know.

 

3. Don't know

 

4. Don't know, but 99% chance yes considering my F807 can. Sound-wise I wouldn't know.

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I recall reading a while back about either headamp or moon-audio doing discounts for head-fi members or via coupons when the HE-400 frenzy began, is that still going around or am I thinking of something else?

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I recall reading a while back about either headamp or moon-audio doing discounts for head-fi members or via coupons when the HE-400 frenzy began, is that still going around or am I thinking of something else?

No, I believe that Hifiman put a stop to that, I don't think they are allowed to discount a new HE-400. The discounts (Which was really only $25 off after shipping) ended last October.

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Ah!

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Sub bass is rumble. And the HD650 isn't great at that.
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Originally Posted by Bogatyr View Post

Thanks for the replies guys, I'm going to give HE-400 a shot. I have few questions.

 

> Should Audinst HUD MX1 be good enough to drive them?

 

Thanks again.

Ohhh my moment! I've been waiting so long.

 

Yes, works very well, does a much better job than the fiio e9 (imo).

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Ohhh my moment! I've been waiting so long.

 

Yes, works very well, does a much better job than the fiio e9 (imo).

Haha alright. I was wondering if perhaps HE-400s would sound a bit too bright and dry with it. Alright, time to start looking at b-stocks.

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I like to suggest Justin at headamp. Great customer service and all around good guy. NIB gets no discounts. I have not seen any "on sale" since moon audio had a sale about a year ago. You can get a used pair of course. But I'd stick with new and order from headamp.

 

gL!!

 

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Haha alright. I was wondering if perhaps HE-400s would sound a bit too bright and dry with it. Alright, time to start looking at b-stocks.

It is slightly brighter than something like the e9, but it's not like any amp will make the HE-400 sound neutral or anything.

And it's not dry sounding at all, very clear and articulate. The hud-mx1 is also a great dac, so you can always buy a better amp with it.

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I'm going to try putting the Beyer EDT 770 V velour pads on mine. The HiFiMAN velours are more comfortable than the included pleathers, but are by no means ‘comfy’. The Beyer's velour is softer and so is the padding. The clamp on the HE-400 combined with the itchy and not-so-squishy velours make my jaws unhappy by the time i've finished an album. My old DT770s are just so comfy that it's hard to be completely happy with something noticeably less.

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Problem with pad swapping = loss of sound quality more times than not.
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I found a used HE-400 Rev1 for sale, 330$ shipped. What do you guys think? From what I've read there were reliability issues with rev1 and some sonic differences. Could someone with more in-depth knowledge shine some light on this? Thanks.

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I got a rev. 4 for that price a few weeks ago, don't get it. wink.gif
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I found a used HE-400 Rev1 for sale, 330$ shipped. What do you guys think? From what I've read there were reliability issues with rev1 and some sonic differences. Could someone with more in-depth knowledge shine some light on this? Thanks.

For $65 more you could get warranty, unused pads and the latest revision with a new pair, I would just go with a new HE-400 from headamp tbh. 

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