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post #9226 of 19975

HE-400 has a similar treble peak, but it's not as broad as DT990's.  In short I think it's less fatiguing. 

post #9227 of 19975

Mh, I see. Well the thing is the DT990 treble has been fatiguing for me and I am looking for an alternative (HD650, HE300, HE400..)

 

Another Question: for now I am only using a Asus Xonar DG as AMP, would that work with the HE400?

 

Also I'd get the HE400 for 250€, is that a fine price you think?

post #9228 of 19975
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Originally Posted by insurgency View Post

Mh, I see. Well the thing is the DT990 treble has been fatiguing for me and I am looking for an alternative (HD650, HE300, HE400..)

 

Another Question: for now I am only using a Asus Xonar DG as AMP, would that work with the HE400?

 

Also I'd get the HE400 for 250€, is that a fine price you think?

 

That price is more than fine, it's a steal!

post #9229 of 19975
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Originally Posted by insurgency View Post

Mh, I see. Well the thing is the DT990 treble has been fatiguing for me and I am looking for an alternative (HD650, HE300, HE400..)

 

Another Question: for now I am only using a Asus Xonar DG as AMP, would that work with the HE400?

 

Also I'd get the HE400 for 250€, is that a fine price you think?

Woa where? Is that secondhanded?

post #9230 of 19975

It's a slightly used one that I'd get from a friend. Also as far as I know it is the latest Revision.

 

There are also some for 350$ on headamp as far as I know.


Edited by insurgency - 4/1/13 at 11:20am
post #9231 of 19975
The HE400 is fatiguing too. Id look into the HD650.
post #9232 of 19975

Thanks for the input, I'll listen to them to see how much it impacts me and take a further look at the HD650.

post #9233 of 19975
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

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)

 

Hey ... what's with the circular reference in your post?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

Woa where? Is that secondhanded?

 

This past weekend, there was a pair that was in excellent shape and sold by a member of the forum here for $300, including shipping and PayPal fees.  The headphones included the original cardboard box, the black Canare cable, the pleather pads and a pair of velour pads. wink.gif


Edited by wje - 4/1/13 at 2:00pm
post #9234 of 19975
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

Hey ... what's with the circular reference in your post?

 

 

 

This past weekend, there was a pair that was in excellent shape and sold by a member of the forum here for $300, including shipping and PayPal fees.  The headphones included the original cardboard box, the black Canare cable, the pleather pads and a pair of velour pads. wink.gif

That's a nice deal. Then again, they would have to ship from the us, so I would still have to pay import taxes and might as well buy everything new in Europe.

post #9235 of 19975

Is it true that the sound of the headphones changes greatly depending on the pads?

 

From what I've read the pleather (original?) pads make the cans sound much darke/warmer for example.

post #9236 of 19975
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Originally Posted by insurgency View Post

Is it true that the sound of the headphones changes greatly depending on the pads?

 

From what I've read the pleather (original?) pads make the cans sound much darke/warmer for example.

Yes, it is true to some degree. Try using the velours and then the pleathers and I'm sure you'll notice a difference in bass and treble.

post #9237 of 19975

So you'd say velour pads sound better than the standard pleather? 

Am I reading this right that the pleather pads lower the treble/make it less.. emphasised? 

If the velour sound much better I might think about getting them, but if I get higher tremble with them I'll probably rather stay with the pleather.

post #9238 of 19975
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Originally Posted by insurgency View Post

So you'd say velour pads sound better than the standard pleather? 

Am I reading this right that the pleather pads lower the treble/make it less.. emphasised? 

If the velour sound much better I might think about getting them, but if I get higher tremble with them I'll probably rather stay with the pleather.

Velours will have better clarity but will indeed be brighter-sounding.

post #9239 of 19975
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

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

 

I generally listen to lossless files from CD rips and high resolution files from HD Tracks. I can covert from lossless to lossy mp3 files or other formats and hear if the ..twaack..  sound is there. I have some doubt that the lossless format causes this. Think Beaver316 has spotted a repeatable means that this phenomena can be invested further, i.e. pause/re-start with low frequency / sub-base music.

 

The best description of this sound - as if the planar driver is being suddenly twisted then spring back into shape.

 

I'm wondering if the higher end models, i.e. HE-500, HE-6 would have this phenomenan.

 

Steve

post #9240 of 19975
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Originally Posted by steveting99 View Post

 

I generally listen to lossless files from CD rips and high resolution files from HD Tracks. I can covert from lossless to lossy mp3 files or other formats and hear if the ..twaack..  sound is there. I have some doubt that the lossless format causes this. Think Beaver316 has spotted a repeatable means that this phenomena can be invested further, i.e. pause/re-start with low frequency / sub-base music.

 

The best description of this sound - as if the planar driver is being suddenly twisted then spring back into shape.

 

I'm wondering if the higher end models, i.e. HE-500, HE-6 would have this phenomenan.

 

Steve

Yep (HE500)!

 

You're just being paranoid lol. It's just the nature of magneplanar membranes.

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