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post #961 of 18082
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

 

Now now, I wouldn't say the HD600s are brighter. At least for the rev3, they're about on par. The HE400s definitely have more treble and more bass. I prefer the mids/vocals on my HD600s. It's not much less bass, but yeah the bass on the HE400s is definitely better. That said, I love my HD600s already because of their laid back but detailed presentation. My HE400s (rev3, gonna exchange for rev3.5) sound great with my Lyr. I wasn't a huge fan of them with my E17 but I think the Lyr has improved them considerably.

The rev3 HE400s aren't really representative of how they are intended to sound though, which is dark and smooth and laidback with just enough shimmer in the upper treble.

post #962 of 18082
Just looked at my drivers the are pure white knew I liked the sound I am happy to know that I have the rev2
I know Fang is standing up for the product but didn't anyone listen to them before they were shipped good cuts serv bad quality control
post #963 of 18082
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Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

Just looked at my drivers the are pure white knew I liked the sound I am happy to know that I have the rev2
I know Fang is standing up for the product but didn't anyone listen to them before they were shipped good cuts serv bad quality control

 

No wonder you were complaining that those of us who got actual rev3 HE400s are just hearing ghosts, heheh.

post #964 of 18082
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post
My HE400s (rev3, gonna exchange for rev3.5) sound great with my Lyr. I wasn't a huge fan of them with my E17 but I think the Lyr has improved them considerably.

You made my day, thanks.

post #965 of 18082
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Originally Posted by RushNerd View Post

You made my day, thanks.

 

No problem :) the treble seems way less sharp and the bass is out of this world. The response is so quick. Infected Mushroom is ridiculous on them now. I'm actually looking forward to hearing the new revision.

post #966 of 18082
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

 

No problem :) the treble seems way less sharp and the bass is out of this world. The response is so quick. Infected Mushroom is ridiculous on them now. I'm actually looking forward to hearing the new revision.

Ha! I was going to mention before if you like Infected Mushroom, you would love them on the 400's, but obviously they need power to shine, and you just experienced it (mess with the 30-60hz EQ which they responde very well too for some mind blowing bass). If you love the 400's after you get the fixed model, buy the velour pads. It pleases me however that a proper amp was enough to make you change your mind about the 400's, I thought you might if you gave them justice :D

post #967 of 18082
Pretty much how I feel about them. The HE400 doesn't sound nearly as good on the E17 as the NFB5. The E17 and the HE400 don't match up well, IMHO. It loves the NFB5 though.
post #968 of 18082
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Originally Posted by RushNerd View Post

Ha! I was going to mention before if you like Infected Mushroom, you would love them on the 400's, but obviously they need power to shine, and you just experienced it (mess with the 30-60hz EQ which they responde very well too for some mind blowing bass). If you love the 400's after you get the fixed model, buy the velour pads. It pleases me however that a proper amp was enough to make you change your mind about the 400's, I thought you might if you gave them justice :D

 

I already have the velour pads ;) put 'em on after listening to the pleather pads for 5 minutes. Made a world of difference. Lyr + HE400 + Velour pads = kinda win.

post #969 of 18082
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

 

I already have the velour pads ;) put 'em on after listening to the pleather pads for 5 minutes. Made a world of difference. Lyr + HE400 + Velour pads = kinda win.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/629060/what-should-i-hear-out-for-with-the-he-400-to-understand-how-awesome-they-are/15#post_8746057 I posted a quick few tracks for someone who asked what goes good with the HE-400s (one word: Dynamics) you might try them out with your new setup!

post #970 of 18082

Converting vegetarians.  That song has some wicked low bass in the beginning and a great tactile feeling that pulsates from ear to ear.  

post #971 of 18082
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

Converting vegetarians.  That song has some wicked low bass in the beginning and a great tactile feeling that pulsates from ear to ear.  

 

I haven't truly heard this before now, and that's easily my favorite album by them. I'm only listening on my HD600s but it's absolutely incredible. I am in a trance.

 

Oh man, listen to Avratz if you haven't. This one always gets me.


Edited by yokken - 10/6/12 at 8:13pm
post #972 of 18082

PSA cross-posting from the Hifiman announcement thread with regards to recall of rev. 3 HE400s

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/630549/open-announcement-on-the-hifiman-he-400/30#post_8757136

 


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Originally Posted by hifiman-us View Post

Thank you for the positive feedback to our HE-400 announcement. I appreciate everyone's understanding and support.

 

To make the process as clear and easy as possible, we have put together a simple FAQ that will help answer most, if not all, of your questions.

 

Best Regards,

Fang

 

HE-400 Recall FAQ

 

Q) How do I know if my HE-400s are the type that need to be replaced?

A) Good version has a grayish/white plastic support while the version we want to replace, it is yellow. Remove the ear pad and open the grill. If the plastic support is yellow, it should be replaced. If it is grayish/white, you are good to go.

 

 

Q) If I bought my HE-400s in the past 30 days, what if they are the older version? How can I tell if they need to be replaced?

A) The times mentioned in the announcement refer to HiFiMAN manufacturing. It is possible that the defective versions appeared slightly more than 30 days ago (though we don’t think so) while some HE-400’s sold in the past 30 days might be previous versions and are fine. Simple way to know for certain is to remove the ear pad and open the grill. If the plastic support is yellow, it should be replaced. If it is grayish/white, you are good to go.

 

 

Q) I checked and the plastic support is white. Should I send them back anyway just to be sure?

A) No, it is definitely the right version.  

 

 

Q) I am outside the U.S. Is it practical for me to send back my HE-400s? Wouldn’t it just be easier and cheaper to send me a new set?

A) When you write to us at customerservice@head-direct.com supply proof of purchase and tell us your location. The HiFiMAN representative will advise next steps.

 

 

Q) Will I have to pay shipping or incur any costs?

A) We will pay shipping both ways. We apologize for the inconvenience and want to make this as easy for our valued customers as possible.  

 

 

Q) Will the replacement HE-400 you send out sound identical to the Rev 2?

Yes.

 

 

Q) What do I need to provide as proof of purchase?

A) Provide any of the following: a copy of the receipt from PayPal, your credit card company, from Head-Direct or your authorized HiFiMAN dealer. Email that to customerservice@head-direct.com with a note that you have one of the recent HE-400s with yellow plastic support and that you are asking for a replacement.

 

Q) If I have any other questions, who do I contact?

A) customerservice@head-direct.com My team is aware of the situation and they have been instructed to replace all HE-400s with the yellow plastic support.

 
post #973 of 18082
Glad to hear its going to sound identical to the Rev. 2. This should stop people from constantly complaining.
post #974 of 18082
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

 

I haven't truly heard this before now, and that's easily my favorite album by them. I'm only listening on my HD600s but it's absolutely incredible. I am in a trance.

 

Oh man, listen to Avratz if you haven't. This one always gets me.

 

 

I can only imagine how crisp and articulated that sounds on the HE-400, sadly I only got the AD700s for now while the hifimans are out for borrow.

post #975 of 18082

I'm listening to my HE400s right now, they sound great. Does anyone have a clear picture of what the white/grey/good drivers look like, and what the yellow drivers look like? Mine are like a light splotchy off-white/yellow from what I remember.

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