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post #31 of 41

the hd600's need a amp to perform well

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post #32 of 41
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the hd600's need a amp to perform well

Yes, and a good one. Good source/DAC is recommended too

post #33 of 41
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

Heya,


I have both. In general, I prefer velour pads on all my Hifimans (300/400/500). But that is preference. One person likes something, another does not.

 

Very best,

If I may ask, how do your HE-400 compare to your HE-500?

post #34 of 41
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I have to play Devils advocate here, DON'T BELIEVE GRAPHS!!!! THEY ARE SIMPLY NOT AN OBJECTIVE STATEMENT ON THE HEADPHONES SOUND!!!! I for one thought the Grado RS2 to have a neutral treble, others will not. Graphs really mean nothing. You don't listen to headphones with your eyes, trust your ears and read reviews based on HEARING the headphone.

But dat graph. One of a few graphs that actually makes sense and is right on accurate
post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrow View Post

I have to play Devils advocate here, DON'T BELIEVE GRAPHS!!!! THEY ARE SIMPLY NOT AN OBJECTIVE STATEMENT ON THE HEADPHONES SOUND!!!! I for one thought the Grado RS2 to have a neutral treble, others will not. Graphs really mean nothing. You don't listen to headphones with your eyes, trust your ears and read reviews based on HEARING the headphone.

 

 

My graph is actually a subjective graph rather than an objective graph.  I didn't use any machines to make it, just my ears.  Also unlike the objective graphs, when my subjective graphs are dead flat, it means I think they are dead flat.  No HRTF compensation required.  Everybody hears differently though.

 

Btw I forgot that I still have to give you my HE-400.  

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My graph is actually a subjective graph rather than an objective graph.  I didn't use any machines to make it, just my ears.  Also unlike the objective graphs, when my subjective graphs are dead flat, it means I think they are dead flat.  No HRTF compensation required.  Everybody hears differently though.

 

Btw I forgot that I still have to give you my HE-400.  

 

lol I would really like that. I really want to hear them.
post #37 of 41

alright.  I just got my second pair of velours in today so I'll put them on for you so you have brand new pads.

post #38 of 41
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If I may ask, how do your HE-400 compare to your HE-500?

I consider my advise to be on the level of layman as compared to MalVaeux, but I as well own both the HE 500 and 400. I love the sonic signature of the 500 probably more then any other headphone I have ever owned, they scale well with the amp and source used, and just have a robust fluid sound that I would consider unmatched in their price range. That being said, the HE-400s are my favorite head phones. I just love bass response, the mid bass presence that is the there in the face of thunderous low-end, and the smooth highs. I would often switch between the HE-500s and the D5ks pending on the track, with the HE-400 I do not find a need to do so.

post #39 of 41
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alright.  I just got my second pair of velours in today so I'll put them on for you so you have brand new pads.

 

AWESOME!!!!!! and I have my leathers form my HE-500's so I can do another quick test too see if it changes the sound. I didnt really think so but.

post #40 of 41

the hd600 is said to be the jack of all trades, master of none. Does the same imply for the he-400 since they seem to be similar sounding cans?

post #41 of 41

which one has the best clarity ? hd 600 or he 400
 

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