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Meanwhile, I'm trying to see if I can find a place that would let me demo the HE-400 and HE-500. I'm down to these two headphones but I'm not sure which one I would prefer in terms of sound sig. I find myself wanting more bass than my current iems/headphones, so the 400 seems solid, but the 500 is universally praised. Anyway, I'm tired of reviews! I wanna listen myself!

 

Always best to hear for yourself.

 

FWIW, for me the bass was the weakest link in the HE-500's sound sig. I prefer the HE-400's bass. Actually, I just prefer the HE-400 period. Though both are pretty solid.

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I'm running out of damn USB ports! One for my mouse, one for the amp! I've got none left on my laptop. Damn this cruel world.

Thanks for the impressions Romy. Real world experience is best, but Romy's take is usually the second best thing to it. I'm probably going to go for the 400s.
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Namedropping him isn't healthy for threads....

 

Re: HE-400 vs. HE-500

 

I do hope you get a chance to listen to them. The HE-400 isn't as refined overall, kinda "dirty" sounding, but I like its overall balance more.


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health

 

 

1000

 

Edit: Every time I post in the Leben thread about my CS300XS having noise issues--every single time--someone has to immediately proclaim they've never had any issues with humming on theirs with any headphone they've ever heard. I remember posting back in that thread a year or two ago, asking for help, and getting like no constructive advice. Just "my Leben isn't noisy." Well, great. Mine is. Really noisy. LOL.

 

Since tried different tubes, cleaning the tubes, making sure they're seated, trying different cables. Nothing. Still noisy as heck. Apparently Leben's explanation for the headphone out (since a lot of people seem to find these amps noisy) is that some are made for more sensitive headphones, while others aren't. Uh... with no indication? What, is it luck of the draw or something?

 

I've had no noise with the LCDs, HiFiMen, and--oddly enough--the Edition 10. But lots of noise with HD800s, T1s, and the Edition 9. Plus I've also had noise whenever using the speaker taps with a transformer, on both the TakeT and Float QA. So I don't think the issue is related to the headphone out alone.

 

/Semi-rant.


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If you're going to Montreal I highly recommend you learn a few phrases of French or at the very least a few words. Montreal folk speak English but if given the choice they would rather speak French. If you mispronounce a few words don't worry Montrealers are quite understanding and helpful and will politely correct you and meet you half way and help you along in trying to learn the native language. Overall the general vibe in that city is rather nice. The only way I can describe it is it's like millionaire playboy Mr New York married Mrs tre chic Paris and had a child named Montreal. When you're there be sure to check out the local nightlife and cafe's. Quebecers have a very strong devotion to their local artists and the musical style in that city you won't find anywhere else in Canada. Montreal music and culture is very much onto itself. As for McGill University I've never been there but it's one of Canada's premier ivy league schools. Mostly the very rich get schooled there and a lot of old money have sent their kids there for their education. Be prepared to run across some snooty people.

 

Montreal seems like a very nice place; yeah, if I go there, I'd definitely work on my French. Snooty people shouldn't be a big problem; I'll be spending 99.9% of the time in the hospital.

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I know it's been played out, but which marketing team let the company named "Schiit" release a product called "Asgard"? REALLY??
Ah wonderful, more craziness for me to sort through. I need to find a head-fi equivalent for speakers. Somewhere with lots of reviews.
As for voldy, well he can be a grumpy old grouch. I'm not interested in politics or sides, I'm just interested in good sound. I think I'll definitely consider some new Schiit.
Meanwhile, I'm trying to see if I can find a place that would let me demo the HE-400 and HE-500. I'm down to these two headphones but I'm not sure which one I would prefer in terms of sound sig. I find myself wanting more bass than my current iems/headphones, so the 400 seems solid, but the 500 is universally praised. Anyway, I'm tired of reviews! I wanna listen myself!

 

As far as I can tell, Schiit doesn't have any marketing department; the whole company is run with a kind of cool crazy uncle vibe.

 

I haven't tried the HE-500, but the HE-400 was pretty fantastic when I tried it last meet. The funny thing is that the MA900 has somehow convinced me not to buy any open headphone until it is at least as comfortable as the MA900 (possibly the HD800 fits that bill but even then.)

 

Oh and Mupps, I finished my comparison and I think my recommendation would be for the Momentum over the MDR-1R :3

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a_rec, hows your take on the HE-400 as opposed to the Z1000? I know, lofty request since you listened to HE-400 at a meet and probably didn't do direct comparisons, but I swear I'll find a unicorn egg before I find good comparisons between the Z1000 and well... anything. And it's my only frame of reference.
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I'm actually very interested in the Schiit but my only headphone is the DT1350 which already is served fine by my E7. I can't justify spending the 200 for a full on desktop set-up biggrin.gif

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Oh and Mupps, I finished my comparison and I think my recommendation would be for the Momentum over the MDR-1R :3

 

Just finished reading your new additions. Great stuff as usual, my friend. I'm actually more curious now about how you feel the 1R compares to the Z1000 now that I've read your impressions. Is Sony taking steps in the right direction?

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I've been contemplating the marketing effect of the name "Schiit."

On one hand, say they release a supbar product. Jokes ensue. Brand is flushed down the toilet.

On the other hand, the sponsor guy can make fun posts announcing new products like "This Schiit is Bananas!" that make me chuckle and like them more.

Interdasting... I should become a marketing major and launch a brand called "Bhiich."
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hey a_rec, what did you think of the SM3 v2 before losing them? 

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Veyron how many people in your class / school use IEM's?

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a_rec, hows your take on the HE-400 as opposed to the Z1000? I know, lofty request since you listened to HE-400 at a meet and probably didn't do direct comparisons, but I swear I'll find a unicorn egg before I find good comparisons between the Z1000 and well... anything. And it's my only frame of reference.

 

Ooh, I'm sorry. I couldn't give you any meaningful comparison at all, since the only real thing I remember about the HE-400 was that it sounded fun and very good. It's... better than the Z1000? By a lot? Lol, I couldn't be more specific about signature differences than that.

 

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Just finished reading your new additions. Great stuff as usual, my friend. I'm actually more curious now about how you feel the 1R compares to the Z1000 now that I've read your impressions. Is Sony taking steps in the right direction?

 

Ooh, you know, I was so caught up by the whole Momentum vs MDR-1R thing that I never did a direct comparison.

 

Listening to them now alongside each other, you can definitely hear a family resemblance. The MDR-1R is a bit darker overall, because there is less of a treble peak and bass extends much deeper and tighter. Soundstage is wider and less congested as well.  It basically sounds like an iteration of the Z1000 with technical improvements and more agreeable tuning - which is what the MDR-1R is.

 

I think it's the right direction in terms of sound,but I hate the direction in terms of build quality.

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