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post #9061 of 20490

I think I remember someone made a wishlist of improvements for the next Hifiman headphone. It raised some interesting points. I'll see if I can find it

 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Wayne...I'm in for a slightly reworked he400. On my wish list:

 

1. Better stock pads-j$/jergpad type

 

2. No treble spike-kill the tizz

 

3. Smooth the mids

 

4.NOT any heavier

 

5. Not any more expensive

 

6. Retain the bass

 

7. Softer more flexible cable

 

8. Get rid of the cup connectors completely and replace with mini xlr connectors. 

 

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These are tips for an improved HE-400, but many of the points should apply for a new flagship too.


Edited by beaver316 - 3/27/13 at 12:34pm
post #9062 of 20490
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Don't be surprised if HFM comes out with something new in a full sized hp some time this year. biggrin.gif


The hifiman he-600 or the he-7 :D

post #9063 of 20490

the hifiman HE600 sounds about right biggrin.gif

post #9064 of 20490
Thread Starter 

Please remember how quickly HFM retired the he-4. The he400 could go down the same road as could the he500 and receive a new model in it's place. Stranger things have happened. 

post #9065 of 20490

I thought they were already working on new planars.  I'm waiting for either those or a closed lcd2.

post #9066 of 20490
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Please remember how quickly HFM retired the he-4. The he400 could go down the same road as could the he500 and receive a new model in it's place. Stranger things have happened. 

Eh I feel Hifiman back in the days of HE4 was quite different from how they are now. Back then they still had some identity problems with regards to their lineup.

post #9067 of 20490
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Originally Posted by ri_toast View Post


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Detail is a sought out quality, if an engineer or artist left it in I'd like to hear it.

Happens on a few tracks one in particular is this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpluTn_bPXI there's some background noise on the lead guitar that I can hear with the HE400s quite clearly but only slightly with the T50RPs... Can you hear it?

post #9068 of 20490
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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post

Happens on a few tracks one in particular is this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpluTn_bPXI there's some background noise on the lead guitar that I can hear with the HE400s quite clearly but only slightly with the T50RPs... Can you hear it?

I found they accentuated any distortions on a track. I hope the HE 500's aren't like that.
post #9069 of 20490
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I found they accentuated any distortions on a track. I hope the HE 500's aren't like that.

as long as its normal and I haven't got duds beerchug.gif

post #9070 of 20490
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

HE400 is sort of like cannabis; to some it is a gateway drug, to others it is the end of the line.

And some say Cannabis makes any headphone sound a lot better. tongue.gif

post #9071 of 20490
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Originally Posted by bareyb View Post

And some say Cannabis makes any headphone sound a lot better. tongue.gif

Maybe we should just all smoke pot and listen to Beats & be happy and also save money jecklinsmile.gif

post #9072 of 20490
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

Seems like the HE400 hype is slowly being replaced by the HE500. 

 

The HE400 is great, but it does have some flaws (the treble D:), but I think earpads and a bit of equalizing really helps the headphone.

In retrospect it might have been wiser of me to save money for an extra month and buy the HE500 instead. 

But HE-500 isn't able to replace HE-400 in terms of airyness and liveliness. I stick to HE-400 and don't even look at HE-500 (especially that I have LCD-2.2:))

post #9073 of 20490
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

HE400 is sort of like cannabis; to some it is a gateway drug, to others it is the end of the line.

He-400 can also be a drug of choice - it is unique enough:)

post #9074 of 20490
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Originally Posted by soundeffect View Post

the hifiman HE600 sounds about right biggrin.gif

Totally agree!:)

post #9075 of 20490
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post

But HE-500 isn't able to replace HE-400 in terms of airyness and liveliness. I stick to HE-400 and don't even look at HE-500 (especially that I have LCD-2.2:))

Yeah ok, it's awesome for the price, but the cons of the HE400 outweigh that of the HE500.

 

However, those cons are relatively easy mediated with the HE400.

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