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post #9106 of 18063

It's a coloured timbre, yes. No one is arguing that, and FR reflects it too. Really it just comes down to whether you like the colouration or not. Many Grados have distinctively coloured voicings (reflected both subjectively, and in measurements) and tons of people would stand vehemently by those colourations.

post #9107 of 18063
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You "agree to disagree" or you agree with him?

Agree to disagree :p

post #9108 of 18063
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It's a coloured timbre, yes. No one is arguing that, and FR reflects it too. Really it just comes down to whether you like the colouration or not. Many Grados have distinctively coloured voicings (reflected both subjectively, and in measurements) and tons of people would stand vehemently by those colourations.

+1

 

I really like how brass instruments sound with the HE-400, artificial or not.

post #9109 of 18063
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Brass instruments just sound artificial. No amount of EQing will fix this colouration.

Hmm I think the HE400 sounds very realistic apart from the treble peak, which is very easily eq-ed away. And pad mods help too. 

I never really listen to brass instruments though, but everything else sounds very natural.

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+1

 

I really like how brass instruments sound with the HE-400, artificial or not.


Me too. Also with cymbal sounds, I was once a drummer but it sounds good enough for me tbh.

post #9111 of 18063
I can't wait to get mine to hear and fully understand what everyone is talking about with the whole treble and upper mid issue. I'm hoping it's minor or I'm going to have to read the whole jerg mod 10 more times.biggrin.gif

Mine should be in by Monday and if lucky this Sat. can't wait!
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I can't wait to get mine to hear and fully understand what everyone is talking about with the whole treble and upper mid issue. I'm hoping it's minor or I'm going to have to read the whole jerg mod 10 more times.biggrin.gif

Mine should be in by Monday and if lucky this Sat. can't wait!

I don't find the treble to be harsh at all.  The only "flaw" I've ever found with the HE-400's is:  I've found a few songs where I wish the vocals were more upfront.  Otherwise, I love them.  I might eventually try the HE-500's but I've never been happier with a headphone than I am with the HE-400's.  I like them so much, I sold the other 3 phones I had because the HE-400 were all I was listening to.

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I hope I will like them as I have a feeling I will. My next stop after this is is to go to the next Texas meet and try some of the other higher up headphones and some amps/dacs to see what else is up there. I might stop here for a little while and pick up a good amp like the lyr.
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Lol yup you bought em from me smily_headphones1.gif u waited till the last second to bid :P I will pm all the proof of purchase I needed when I got them repaired if you remind me smily_headphones1.gif

 

Naw, I waited until the last half hour on a whim, wasn't really expecting to actually win the thing given how much these things seemed to be in demand. tongue.gif

 

As for the reminder, I'll get on it. dt880smile.png

 

Edit: While I'm at it, has anyone tried the HE-400s with the Millet Starving Student? I have one I bought a couple of years ago that I can use, even though I was planning on grabbing one of either an NFB-11.32, O2, or the Schiit Stack before getting new headphones. That plan obviously has fallen apart though so I'm asking now.


Edited by Anvil - 3/28/13 at 9:26pm
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Naw, I waited until the last half hour on a whim, wasn't really expecting to actually win the thing given how much these things seemed to be in demand. tongue.gif

 

As for the reminder, I'll get on it. dt880smile.png

 

Edit: While I'm at it, has anyone tried the HE-400s with the Millet Starving Student? I have one I bought a couple of years ago that I can use, even though I was planning on grabbing one of either an NFB-11.32, O2, or the Schiit Stack before getting new headphones. That plan obviously has fallen apart though so I'm asking now.

Just my $.02

 

O2 is entirely overated, its good for a sub $200 amp, but thats all it is. And I feel it bottlenecks my system.

 

Only reason I kept it and sold my E17 was because on the plane I look like a total badass with the O2 on the slidout tray lol

post #9116 of 18063
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^^ I agree with everything you've said about the o2. It just didn't do much at all for me. It looked, felt and sounded like a budget solution to me. I've sold off all my portables but I'd have kept the e17 over the o2 any day especially for travel. 

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^^ I agree with everything you've said about the o2. It just didn't do much at all for me. It looked, felt and sounded like a budget solution to me. I've sold off all my portables but I'd have kept the e17 over the o2 any day especially for travel. 


NwAvGuy is gonna write a gigantic article on his blog bashing you for that post.

post #9118 of 18063
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^^ Probably true. But his bashing of me will seem minuscule compared to what I get everyday from my wife. wink.gif

post #9119 of 18063
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^^ Probably true. But his bashing of me will seem minuscule compared to what I get everyday from my wife. wink.gif

Everyday, EVERYDAY? wink.gif

I get tempted all the time to get the E17 because of the flexibility of having treble and bass boost, five adjustment at that. That can come in handy to make quick adjustments for multi headphones.
post #9120 of 18063

Just got mine about 3 days ago and I'm really liking them so far. I've never a headphone the is this solid on all fronts before, I feel like it adapts pretty well to everything I throw at it.

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