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What should I hear out for, with the HE-400 to understand how awesome they are?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

Just received my HE-400's, which I will be pairing up with my Fiio E17 amp/dac.

 

I've tested the headphones on several songs / movies. I've been listening to a lot of classical and house music. What should I listen for? I have a pair of iPod earphones, and when I plug them into the Fiio E17, the mids seem to sound better. My ears may just be naive. A little bit of training / experience will change that.

 

With the HE-400's, I can tell that the bass is awesome. Anything else I should hear out for?

 

It's like wine tasting. You need to know what to look out for before you can judge.

post #2 of 22
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IVpEjJuztk has a bit of a "broken" bass towards the end. But otherwise good trailer to watch with the HE-400

post #3 of 22

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBBETgrBeDc lol

 

Note the control and texture of the subbass, the sense of air, and the instrument separation.

post #4 of 22

Most are somewhat blown away the first time they hear a good planar like the he400. It's a truly impressive hp on many levels. The e17 is enough to experience it properly. If you you are not blown away then it may not be for you.

 

gL!!

post #5 of 22

Heya,

 

Pull up "The Piano Guys" on youtube and set it to 1080p and just loop all the videos.

 

Test any headphone with that. Or speaker setup.

 

Very best,

post #6 of 22

Holy crap Mal !! You've been holding out on me. The Piano Guys are fantastic..

post #7 of 22
Is this a good gaming headphone?
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Is this a good gaming headphone?

Yeah, it's good for gaming. Gaming is not it's first forte though. There are others that are better, but it's no slouch. 

post #9 of 22
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Holy crap Mal !! You've been holding out on me. The Piano Guys are fantastic..

They are pretty spectacular! Haven't been able to stop listening.

post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Holy crap Mal !! You've been holding out on me. The Piano Guys are fantastic..

 

Heya,


Well, their album isn't out yet, so just youtube. Album drops next month. Can't wait. biggrin.gif

 

Very best,

post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

Heya,


Well, their album isn't out yet, so just youtube. Album drops next month. Can't wait. biggrin.gif

 

Very best,

 

I was just listening to these guys right now after you guys mentioned it here, the sound was so very familiar and then I realized these are the same guys who made the Love Story meets Viva La Vida rendition, which I heard several years ago. Very cool.

post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 

Oh my!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgAlQuqzl8o or on Spotify (The Piano Guys - Cello Wars) the bass part was just awesome on the HE-400 / E17

post #13 of 22
Hey anyone got anymore interesting tracks they can share? Btw really great tracks the Piano Guys. Never knew great quality exist on YouTube.
post #14 of 22

What a great find today.  Thanks guys.

post #15 of 22

I loved how everything from this album sounded on these, might not be within a lot of people's tastes though:

 

This song is a really nice acousting song, hammered dulcimer duo, but I can't find it on youtube:

 

http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/jamie-janover/album/all-strings-considered/track/two-plus-blue

 

 

Helios is also very pleasant on these, I'm really in love with the way this track is presented right now:

 

 


Hard to find something that doesn't shine really smily_headphones1.gif


Edited by chewy4 - 10/2/12 at 6:06pm
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