by the way, anyone has tested the HE-400 with iCAN amplifier ?.
Edited by roncaron - 4/5/13 at 2:39pm
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
Here in the Netherlands the import taxes would have been about three times as much!
That's pretty cool of JDS!
I'm thinking of moving to the US just to bypass all those darn taxes. Considering everything I buy comes from the US.
Still think the HE-400 is worth €400. Really like it :)
I've been eyeballing that store too! It's going to be hard to find an english review on that website!
Ok, well it's certainly cheap. But I think there would be some sort of a language barrier. I don't speak french, and most french people don't want to speak english :p
Although I've ordered countless times (3 times) from german ebay stores and those have been some pf the best transactions ever.
Hey Everyone. After asking around and constantly trying to fix my Marantz 2245 receiver (due to some very annoying scratchy static sounds) I've decided to call it quits for a while. I've taken it to repair shops and done all I could but this guy seems to not want to behave. Some people have suggested giving up and saving my money so I am looking for a good replacement amp.
I've been looking into the the Schiit Lyr since I've heard that it has great pairing with the HD650 and I have even read a few positive posts on it for the HE-400. I listen to a lot of EDM out of these headphones so I was wondering if I could get some opinions on how well the Lyr pairs with the HE-400? One thing I loved about the Marantz when it worked properly was how amazing the bass sounded. It really gave a kick where you could feel the headphones vibrate if I cracked the volume up a bit. (I don't do that often to save my ears lol). Coming from this, I would like to know if the Lyr could produce such great bass, if not better?
Another option is that my local vintage store recently put up an Marantz 2220B receiver (restored/repaired and everything with warranty for $250-$300) up so I could sell my 2245 and get the 2220 B one to replace it. Since I have really enjoyed the Marantz when it was working well I am also considering this option. The only thing is that I am a bit wary after spending so much time, stress and funds into fixing the 2245. The 2220 B should work fine (for cheaper) but perhaps people can offer some input on the advantages of the Lyr being worth the extra $100-$150?
Yeah, I'd like to get a copper/silver hybrid balanced XLR cable for the HE-400. I just can't find one for the right price from the right place.
Oh wow they even sell the connectors :$ http://www.audiophonics.fr/hifiman-connecteurs-monter-pour-casque-paire-p-7344.html
I could make my own cable!!! The stock cable is a bit long, since I only sit about half a meter from the source.
Same here. The situation here in Brazil is even worse: There are only a few headphones for sale, and they usually charge 5x+ the market price for them.
Sucks to live in a third world country.