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post #9211 of 18450
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post


To me, the treble peak overshadows the real sound of details. I don't like the treble of the HE-400, it does not seam realistic. That is a dealbreaker for me

I completely agree.
post #9212 of 18450
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post


I completely agree.


I'd say it would be comparable to turn up the contrast on your computer screen or something

post #9213 of 18450
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post


To me, the treble peak overshadows the real sound of details. I don't like the treble of the HE-400, it does not seam realistic. That is a dealbreaker for me

I too, agree with you wholeheartedly.

 

I recently purchased a pair and will be sending them back. Although I love a lot of other aspects of their sound, the treble seems to mess with too many of my favourite albums and make them unpleasant to listen to, which is a total deal breaker.

 

Not to say they aren't a good headphone, just not the ones for me.


Edited by Jesterphile - 4/1/13 at 3:43am
post #9214 of 18450

HE-400 treble is love me or hate me. I particularly like it with some genres, not so much with others.

 

That's why I'm getting a HE-500 soon, but just as a "side-grade", not an upgrade, because I don't think it would be an improvement over the HE-400.

post #9215 of 18450
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

Yeah I too thought it was something along those lines, it's no biggie imo.

Anyway here's what it sounds like on my headphones, ignore the rustling in the background. You can clearly hear the thud when I pause and unpause.

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1tCsPxkyerT

Interesting - haven't thought about this. I'll see if I can repeat this “...twaack..” by pausing the music and replaying it again.

Steve
post #9216 of 18450
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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post

HE-400 treble is love me or hate me. I particularly like it with some genres, not so much with others.

 

That's why I'm getting a HE-500 soon, but just as a "side-grade", not an upgrade, because I don't think it would be an improvement over the HE-400.

Okamoto

 

just got a 500, already own the 400. "Side grade" is an interesting word and something that I instinctively agree with. The 400 and 500 emphasize different areas in a subtle fashion compared to one another but the overall sound, at first blush, seems to be similar. I will allow that the 500 is slightly more refined though.

post #9217 of 18450

I personally don't think the HE-500 is technically superior to HE-500. Except I found the HE-500 to have a bit more of a controlled sound all the way around (not bass, though)

post #9218 of 18450
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

I personally don't think the HE-500 is technically superior to HE-500.

 

tongue.gif I would presume so.

post #9219 of 18450
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

I personally don't think the HE-500 is technically superior to HE-500.



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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post




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post #9221 of 18450
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Originally Posted by steveting99 View Post


I've tried with a friend's HD-650 on the same setup and didn't hear the “...twaack...”

I've also lent my setup to another friend who tested on his CD transport and separate DAC. He also heard the “...twaack...” sound occasionally.

I'm suspecting the problem could be with the driver.

Steve

But why, why does it only twaack with flac files? That makes no sense at all! 

post #9222 of 18450
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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post

HE-400 treble is love me or hate me. I particularly like it with some genres, not so much with others.

 

That's why I'm getting a HE-500 soon, but just as a "side-grade", not an upgrade, because I don't think it would be an improvement over the HE-400.

There still is a treble peak in the HE-500 when looking at the frequency responses. But it's still less noticeable I guess?

post #9223 of 18450
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

I think I know what you mean about that sound, I experience it too. It happens when I pause or unpause while sound is playing from my headphones. The louder the music, the louder the twack. For example that 30Hz wav file someone posted a few pages back, if I pause and unpause I hear a pretty loud twack sound. I'll see if I can record it and post it here.

Yes ok, now we're talking. I've heard this too. This isn't uncommon, this happens with all headphones and speakers I've used.

post #9224 of 18450

Awesome thread. Added the HE-400 to my collection because of the reviews on here.

post #9225 of 18450
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

Yes ok, now we're talking. I've heard this too. This isn't uncommon, this happens with all headphones and speakers I've used.

 

Yeah but it doesn't happen all the time. With that sub bass track posted earlier it happens every time, but with almost all of my music it doesn't happen. Perhaps only when really deep bass notes are playing.

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