Originally Posted by Fearless1
I have been itching to try the V200. My wallet so wishes you did not just post this........
Well, my G109 (which comes close to the V200's performance) is up for sale.
Really though.. they're both phenomenal amps. I just kind of laugh at all the consternation over the HE-400's bright, upper treble. It's a non-factor for me with the ODAC > V200/G109. I'm rocking the velours, too.. no this 'modded' pad or that one.. no mods whatsoever. Just a smooth, vibrant sound. I can also appreciate the HE-400 on its own terms though.. It isn't (natively) tuned to be neutral.. and I'm fine with that. I don't mind the HE-400's slightly recessed midrange (this, coming from someone who loves his midrange!). With the V200/G109, I'm still able to hear all the wonderful midrange details without having to 'dig through' the bass and treble. When I want to get lost in the midrange.. I'll grab the HD800 or FA-002w HE.
You know I'm spoiled when the HE-400 is relegated to being designated as my full sized 'beater' phone.. LOL. When I'm not interested in getting swept up in "holy resolution" (from the HD800 & 002w-HE), I grab the HE-400.