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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post

spending lots of hours with the HE400

 

I was just about to purchase HE400 but would love to hear your thoughts, especially on how they rank versus the other headphones. When will you release the review? If it will be a while is there any chance of an initial opinion? Thanks

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you know what, I changed it:) thanks!


yay~ thanks Davidbeerchug.gif

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

That's like spending half the time with HE-6 using a portable amp.  Did you review them like that? tongue.gif

I reviewed the HE-6 plugged into a TV from 1985 :)

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Originally Posted by misc100 View Post

 

I was just about to purchase HE400 but would love to hear your thoughts, especially on how they rank versus the other headphones. When will you release the review? If it will be a while is there any chance of an initial opinion? Thanks


I don't want to say anything just yet, haven't even swapped the pads or tried more than one amp:)  I promise to have the review up with a ranking by no later than Xmas Day :)

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I reviewed the HE-6 plugged into a TV from 1985 :)

 

 

That's the hook up I've been looking for.  I've got to give this a go..wink_face.gif

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HE-400...By Christmas Day! Ahh but I may want them FOR Christmas! smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

That's the hook up I've been looking for.  I've got to give this a go..wink_face.gif

If you crave ground hum as much as I do, then there's definitely reason for you to be excited!

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HE-400...By Christmas Day! Ahh but I may want them FOR Christmas! smily_headphones1.gif

Yes:(

 

However, I think its a good headphone! So if it was your intention to get one before Xmas day, don't have much doubt.  I can't yet make comparisons.  It wouldn't be fair.  I can say unequivocally obvious things such as the HE-6 and HE-500 perform better when properly amped.  No earpad switch is going to change that opinion.  But regarding how it performs against the HD600, I cannot say with absolute conviction yet.  They are very different headphones and I wouldn't want to say something here that I later take back or reform.  I've spent roughly 4 hours with the HE-400 and none of it yet was what I consider to be listening critically or comparatively:)

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You'd be surprised at the earpad switch.  I know I was.  Made more difference than a different amp.

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You'd be surprised at the earpad switch.  I know I was.  Made more difference than a different amp.

Yeah I though that too with the HE500's

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Yeah I though that too with the HE500's

+2 with regards to HFM cans and earpads switch.

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Ive done a side by side comparison of the he400 rev1 and the hd600 before and the overall winner was the hd600. The he400 was more speakerlike though with more laidback mids feeling like speakers that were at a distance. The good thing about the hifimans with a recessed midrange measurement vs a typical dynamic headphone is that is seems like the recession has nothing to do with cup colorations meaning I still find them to be natural sounding overall. The he400 bass however was still not as balanced as the hd600s even though it punched cleaner. Now the weird thing was that when I bought the Beyer DT250-250 ohm version closed headphone, I found them to sound more musical than both of the open cans. I couldn't understand why these aren't more talked about around here. Tyll seems to like them too and he says that he is actually getting a new pair top review on innerfidelity.
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With velour pads, right? That is a must.
+1 on velours pads
post #1424 of 4981

Absolutely astonishing work - by far my favorit topic on head-fi!

But I miss some headphones here. I would love to see how you would rank the JVC DX 1000 and the Sony MDR 1000EX.

Don't you have any access to these?

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Wow this is excellent work, and an even better resource. Great job!

I'd also like to point out that "Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven" is probably one of the 10 best albums ever made. No joke. And I don't agree that the AD900s sound better than the K702. It's been awhile since I've heard the K702, but my Q701 are virtually identical and completely stomp my AD900s in sound quality across the board. And I listen to metal almost exclusively.

To each his own, though, I suppose.  

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