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post #9421 of 18083
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

After 7000 hours, the HE400 sounds like the HE6. Just saying.

That is strictly due to tinnitus.biggrin.gif

post #9422 of 18083

I don't know if its sounds like the HE6 but all I do know is that it sounds awesome and even though I haven't heard the HE-500 or LCD-2 I don't know if the price performance ratio for the both is worth it compared to the SQ of the HE-400, I'm still going to find out with one of them at least. bigsmile_face.gif

post #9423 of 18083
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

After 7000 hours, the HE400 sounds like the HE6. Just saying.

Soon people will Burn those headphones instead of Burn-in...

post #9424 of 18083

Had read through this thread and had settled on a pair of the HE-400's. Pulled the trigger last night only to find I can't order them straight from Head Direct and need to go through a UK retailer. Bit dissapointed to say the least as the UK prices are a bit more than I'm prepared to pay. Back to the drawing board for something else I guess.  

post #9425 of 18083
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Originally Posted by catspaw View Post

Soon people will Burn those headphones instead of Burn-in...

Didn't you know? Gentle heating (say using a heat lamp, or with careful heat application via a hair drier) of the headphones during burn-in helps catalyze the process by increasing the heat-sensitive elasticity of the mylar diaphragms and allowing the stress distribution of new drivers to be broken in more effectively!

 

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post #9426 of 18083
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Originally Posted by Tach View Post

Had read through this thread and had settled on a pair of the HE-400's. Pulled the trigger last night only to find I can't order them straight from Head Direct and need to go through a UK retailer. Bit dissapointed to say the least as the UK prices are a bit more than I'm prepared to pay. Back to the drawing board for something else I guess.  

 

I live in Europe and ordered from Headamp in the US. It works out cheaper than buying from the UK/Europe. 

post #9427 of 18083
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

I live in Europe and ordered from Headamp in the US. It works out cheaper than buying from the UK/Europe. 

 

Thanks beaver, didn't realise about Headamp and ordering from US. Ran the figures through an import tax/duty calculator for US to UK and indeed it works out considerably cheaper than buying in UK. Much appreciated.

post #9428 of 18083
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Originally Posted by Tach View Post

Had read through this thread and had settled on a pair of the HE-400's. Pulled the trigger last night only to find I can't order them straight from Head Direct and need to go through a UK retailer. Bit dissapointed to say the least as the UK prices are a bit more than I'm prepared to pay. Back to the drawing board for something else I guess.  

 

Find a good used pair in the for sale forum, that's how I got mine and they looked brand new and still do.

post #9429 of 18083
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Didn't you know? Gentle heating (say using a heat lamp, or with careful heat application via a hair drier) of the headphones during burn-in helps catalyze the process by increasing the heat-sensitive elasticity of the mylar diaphragms and allowing the stress distribution of new drivers to be broken in more effectively!

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You haven't heard the HE400 until after 7000 hours and immersing the drivers in external heat.

Oh, and the burn in process must be at 110db.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/5/13 at 2:00am
post #9430 of 18083
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Didn't you know? Gentle heating (say using a heat lamp, or with careful heat application via a hair drier) of the headphones during burn-in helps catalyze the process by increasing the heat-sensitive elasticity of the mylar diaphragms and allowing the stress distribution of new drivers to be broken in more effectively!

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I'll let you guys know how the "Jergheat" mod does after I get myself a heatgun and a 192khz/24bit white noise file
post #9431 of 18083
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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

Find a good used pair in the for sale forum, that's how I got mine and they looked brand new and still do.

there are a few open sales for the HE-400, good time to get one
post #9432 of 18083
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

I live in Europe and ordered from Headamp in the US. It works out cheaper than buying from the UK/Europe. 

How did you manage to bypass the import taxes at the customs anyway?

post #9433 of 18083
I'm very close to ordering these, but want to audition them first. Anyone know if Amazon charges restocking fees on returns from third party sellers? There's a couple there right now that are fulfilled by Amazon.
post #9434 of 18083
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Originally Posted by absolutk View Post

Yes, it most certainly does. 150 hours isn't that much (~1 week) if you consider running it all day with any source. Since they're fantastic out of the box, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy it while it's not sitting on the side breaking in. Break-in will make the sound open up a lot and will make your bass more detailed and articulate. Think of it as stretching. 

nah

post #9435 of 18083
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

How did you manage to bypass the import taxes at the customs anyway?

 

In my case there was a little misunderstanding at customs and I ended up showing a receipt of purchase and paid full custom fee, however it was still much cheaper than buying from Europe.

 

Europe: 400 Euro

US: $400 = 307 Euro + 50 Euro taxes = 357 Euro

 

With my ODAC which I purchased again from the US the nice fellows at JDS marked it at around $17 on the package, so I didn't pay a cent at customs biggrin.gif

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