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post #61 of 68

Overall, I don't think so.  They won't cause you to sweat over time, but the velour itself can be itchy sometimes, the velour pads are stiffer so it feels like the headphone is clamping down slightly more, and I swear the pleathers have a slightly larger opening.  Don't get me wrong though it's no big downgrade in comfort.

post #62 of 68

Great info on this thread guys. So just to clear things up before I pull the trigger, despite its rather hefty weight (almost half a kilo) the HE-400 is comfortable enough to be worn for long listening sessions (say 2-3 hours).
 

post #63 of 68
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Originally Posted by floeezy View Post

Great info on this thread guys. So just to clear things up before I pull the trigger, despite its rather hefty weight (almost half a kilo) the HE-400 is comfortable enough to be worn for long listening sessions (say 2-3 hours).
 

 

For me it's really comfy. I can wear it for hours no problem. 

 

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Overall, I don't think so.  They won't cause you to sweat over time, but the velour itself can be itchy sometimes, the velour pads are stiffer so it feels like the headphone is clamping down slightly more, and I swear the pleathers have a slightly larger opening.  Don't get me wrong though it's no big downgrade in comfort.

 

This varies with different people, for me velours are way more comfortable simply because it's not using pleather as the outer layer. But pleather is definitely softer. Keep an eye out in the HE400 discussion thread, i'll be posting my pleather/velour combo mod once im done with it.

post #64 of 68

I'm very pro-mod. It sounds like a lot of people stray away from the DT990 because of the piercing highs, and the HE-400 because the bass is a little lacking. I've heard putting the cap from the dt770 driver over the 990 driver will soften the highs and produce a little bit more bass. I wonder if there is some sort of semi-open mod that you could do on the HE-400... hmm... I am interested in getting a completely open can for my next pair so maybe I'll have to try one of those previously stated mods. I've been a beyer fan since I first listened to my 770-80, then bought the 880-250.. I might have to break the beyer trend and get the 400's, they're so sexy looking!

post #65 of 68

Thanks to this thread I have decided on the HE 400's. Thanks everyone for the helpful insight. 

post #66 of 68

ive heard the he400 sound well straight out of the box, but could anyone tell me if i would need an amp/dac if i buy them? if so, wich one do you recommend?

post #67 of 68
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Originally Posted by floeezy View Post
 

Great info on this thread guys. So just to clear things up before I pull the trigger, despite its rather hefty weight (almost half a kilo) the HE-400 is comfortable enough to be worn for long listening sessions (say 2-3 hours).
 


It really depends on the individual. Some people whine about HE-400 comfort like they are some kind of torture device. I have no clue what they are talking about. I found them perfectly comfortable. 

 

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I'm very pro-mod. It sounds like a lot of people stray away from the DT990 because of the piercing highs, and the HE-400 because the bass is a little lacking. 


HE-400 lacking bass? Wat? Nobody says this. Bass is the single thing HE-400's do best. 

 

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ive heard the he400 sound well straight out of the box, but could anyone tell me if i would need an amp/dac if i buy them? if so, wich one do you recommend?


IMO they sound decent without an amp, but they also greatly benefit from an amp. There are lots of amps out there that would work fine. I'd personally recommend a Project Ember but there are tons of choices. Just avoid anything bright or slow. 

post #68 of 68
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The DT990 are initially more comfortable for me, however over time I don't like them as much because the headband has more of a pressure point and the pads are smaller so your ears are always touching the cloth in front of the driver.



Agree. The DT-990 really aggravated me after a half hour or so because my ears pressed against the hard material right in front of the driver. 

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