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Originally Posted by Tach View Post

 

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.

 

Glad to have helped, it's always nice to give a big screw you to whoever sets the crazy prices we Europeans have to put up with compared to the US.

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


x2

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.


They say that after over 9000 hours the burn-in fairy appears to you and turns your HE-400 into an orpheus.


Edited by Okamoto - 4/5/13 at 5:54am
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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post


They say that after over 9000 hours the burn-in fairy appears to you and turns your HE-400 into an orpheus.

Yeah, and in 20000 burn in it will wash the dishes and cook for you...  and sue you for sexual harrasment.

post #9439 of 17737
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Welcome to headfi and glad that you like the he400!! biggrin.gif

 

Thanks Matt,

by the way, anyone has tested the HE-400 with iCAN amplifier ?.

 

( http://www.ifi-audio.com/en/iCAN.html )


Edited by roncaron - 4/5/13 at 2:39pm
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I would pay 560 to get the HE-400 to Denmark...
post #9441 of 17737
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

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

Here in the Netherlands the import taxes would have been about three times as much!

That's pretty cool of JDS!

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Here in Cyprus they're actually not too bad with taxes, but that may change soon because of the banking crisis.

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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

Here in Cyprus they're actually not too bad with taxes, but that may change soon because of the banking crisis.

:s

 

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 :)

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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

:s

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 smily_headphones1.gif

I know that feeling!
Luckily I've found those people who could get these for me and I could avoid taxes. I would have had to pay around €420, but I had to pay only around €340 for them.
I always have to count about +30% when ordering, but if I'm lucky it goes through customs without any hassle, and no taxes....


BTW: anyone knows about his site? Might be useful for some fellow Europeans http://www.audiophonics.fr/hifiman-he400-casque-audiophile-haute-sensibilite-925-p-6901.html
Edited by attika89 - 4/5/13 at 12:40pm
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Originally Posted by attika89 View Post


I know that feeling!
Luckily I've found those people who could get these for me and I could avoid taxes. I would have had to pay around €420, but I had to pay only around €340 for them.
I always have to count about +30% when ordering, but if I'm lucky it goes through customs without any hassle, and no taxes....


BTW: anyone knows about his site? Might be useful for some fellow Europeans http://www.audiophonics.fr/hifiman-he400-casque-audiophile-haute-sensibilite-925-p-6901.html

I've been eyeballing that store too! It's going to be hard to find an english review on that website!

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863 unread posts since getting my replacement pair. Good to be back in the mix.

Good day beerchug.gif

post #9447 of 17737
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

I've been eyeballing that store too! It's going to be hard to find an english review on that website!
A Hungarian member ordered his pair from there about two months ago. I don't know about his experience with the shop itself though.
post #9448 of 17737
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Originally Posted by attika89 View Post


A Hungarian member ordered his pair from there about two months ago. I don't know about his experience with the shop itself though.

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.

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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? 


Edited by Ohnoitztotoro - 4/5/13 at 12:58pm
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

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 tongue.gif

Although I've ordered countless times (3 times) from german ebay stores and those have been some pf the best transactions ever.

Well, the menu and the checkout process seems to be in english, so they might not ignore you if you contact them in english tongue.gif
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