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How well will the HE-400 do with jrock/jpop? I listen to artists like suara, AKFG, the Gazette, kotoko etc.

post #92 of 17094
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How well will the HE-400 do with jrock/jpop? I listen to artists like suara, AKFG, the Gazette, kotoko etc.



I listen to AKFG and Gazette too, among a few other Japanese musicians/bands. They perform exceptionally well for Japanese rock. If I gotta nitpick, then for certain Jpop / Jballad they are a bit too lean for my taste, since these recordings tend to be slightly recessed in the mids, and IMO need a more "lush" headphone to equalize that difference perfectly. On the other hand, it is hard to find lush cans that have the bass kick and extension of these, not to mention the realism in the mids and non-fatiguing yet non-recessed treble (important point, since many female Japanese vocals tend to be a bit harsher than others).


Edited by jerg - 4/14/12 at 6:07pm
post #93 of 17094
Thread Starter 

I'd like to hear what amp/dac is being used by those who own the he400.

 

thanks..

post #94 of 17094
The HE400s intrigue me... I've been planning on buying the Shure SRH1840 and a Fostex T50RP to modify, but the HE400 makes me wonder...
post #95 of 17094
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The HE400s intrigue me... I've been planning on buying the Shure SRH1840 and a Fostex T50RP to modify, but the HE400 makes me wonder...


Buy both and enjoy! redface.gif

post #96 of 17094
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The HE400s intrigue me... I've been planning on buying the Shure SRH1840 and a Fostex T50RP to modify, but the HE400 makes me wonder...


Buy both and enjoy! redface.gif


Hahaha I might as well do that too! I heard the T50RP sounds good on the EF2A and who knows, maybe the HE400 sounds good on it too? I have NOS Raytheon tubes coming and maybe i'll like those. But I'm still really interested in the SRH1840... Looks like a great headphone with limited information...Hmm I need more info on those..
post #97 of 17094
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Buy both and enjoy! redface.gif



What he said ^ xD. These two are my only 'phones currently and not looking for anything else as far as full sized goes!


Edited by Aaron1006 - 4/15/12 at 1:06am
post #98 of 17094
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What he said ^ xD. These are my only 'phones currently and not looking for anything else as far as full sized goes!


 

Ditto on the second part...seriously I get an overwhelming feeling of not-needing-to-upgrade every time I listen to em. That is not good news for the hobby, I didn't spend enough money to warrant that feeling yet!!!

post #99 of 17094
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Well, I decided to parse down my collection as I like to keep only two pair of hp's on my desk and one pair of cheapies that I can take outside and such. Never thought I'd do it but I sold my beloved and most comfortable Beyer dt990. I always appreciated the sound signature and comfort. But after listening to the he400's non stop for about two weeks, the Beyer was just a let down tbh. They will ship out on Monday and I'll miss the comfort.

 

The issue with comfort mostly goes away after about 5 minutes of listening to the he400. I'm thinking of trying a new cable with it. Not sure though. I hear the silver cables may make the high's too bright. Ordering the Senheiser headband though. Will report back on that.

post #100 of 17094
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Ditto on the second part...seriously I get an overwhelming feeling of not-needing-to-upgrade every time I listen to em. That is not good news for the hobby, I didn't spend enough money to warrant that feeling yet!!!



lol what a hilarious comment.

post #101 of 17094
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Hahaha I might as well do that too! I heard the T50RP sounds good on the EF2A and who knows, maybe the HE400 sounds good on it too? I have NOS Raytheon tubes coming and maybe i'll like those. But I'm still really interested in the SRH1840... Looks like a great headphone with limited information...Hmm I need more info on those..


Actually, the EF-2A doesn't do quite as well with the HE-400s at bringing out their potential.  However, do keep in mind, the EF-2A was also developed earlier than the ortho headphones from HifiMAN.  Though, against the HifiMAN's suggestion, the HE series of planar headphones sound best when used off of speaker taps from an amp or receiver.  The HE-400 and HE-500 headphones should not be connected to the taps, due to their better efficiency.  However, if one is careful, this should not be a concern at all.  Nothing like living on the edge for the best sound possible.

 

 

post #102 of 17094
Thread Starter 

I wondered how this amp would do. I hear the O2 is really good with the he400...

post #103 of 17094

As i said before in the starting HE-400 thread i tried them with velour pads and preferred comfort of velour pads probably cause wearing glasses but i preferred  bass quality with pleather ones

post #104 of 17094
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Originally Posted by planx View Post


Hahaha I might as well do that too! I heard the T50RP sounds good on the EF2A and who knows, maybe the HE400 sounds good on it too? I have NOS Raytheon tubes coming and maybe i'll like those. But I'm still really interested in the SRH1840... Looks like a great headphone with limited information...Hmm I need more info on those..


Actually, the EF-2A doesn't do quite as well with the HE-400s at bringing out their potential.  However, do keep in mind, the EF-2A was also developed earlier than the ortho headphones from HifiMAN.  Though, against the HifiMAN's suggestion, the HE series of planar headphones sound best when used off of speaker taps from an amp or receiver.  The HE-400 and HE-500 headphones should not be connected to the taps, due to their better efficiency.  However, if one is careful, this should not be a concern at all.  Nothing like living on the edge for the best sound possible.

 

 


Oh.. Well then.. Is it just the stock tubes that doesn't pair up nicely? I'm not sure if the HE-400s are right for me. The Shure SRH1840 are keeping me very interested, yet they are double the price of a HE-400... Price...
post #105 of 17094
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The Shure is an interesting hp but not at 2x the price of the he400...at least for me.

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