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was your question answered ? Like you, I have the HE 400 and just bought the LCD 2.2. To top it off, I also run a Schiit stack at home. If you have a reply, let me know.
I have Schiit Lyr/Bifrost and LCD 2.2, too and just ordered HE-400. David Mahler replied in this thread (http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-57-headphones-compared-update-hifiman-he-400-added-12-24-12/2550#post_9087120 and http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-57-headphones-compared-update-hifiman-he-400-added-12-24-12/2550#post_9087147) that the both headphones can be good compliments as they are "tuned differently".
Please post a comparaison when you receive the HE400! It's intriguing you are basically "downgrading" to get the sound signature you appreciate more.
I don't know yet if I like the HE400 more;I just think after David's review it can't be as boring as the HE500(which has a beautiful sound but doesn't get you "going",if you know what I mean).
No, I don't know what you mean. Please explain, if I may ask.
I briefly auditioned the HE-400 at a local Head-Fi meet (I think it was on a Peachtree Audio setup?) and didn't think too much of it, but again, briefly.
It is interesting to see so much being talked about the HE-400, mostly good things. Is it because it's an "affordable" planar magnetic headphone? Tyll at Innerfidelity didn't like the HE-400 enough to do a full-on review for it, and the measurements do look kind of wonky, especially the 300 Hz sine wave response, THD+n, and impulse response. I know measurements don't tell the whole story, so it's intriguing to me to see this discussion.
Wow..ur the first one saying the he500 is boring..for me its like people saying i am not Smart with my iq of 140..
t seriously..what amp u used to drive the he500 if i may ask.
Did you use velour pads with the HE500, back when you owned it? Their sound signature and engagement depends heavily on the earpad choice.
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I understand what you mean, that's the reason i like Grados so much, i still prefer the ''Grado sound'' to that of the HE400, but in my opinion, they offer one the best price vs performance ratio out there.
As far i see it..hifiman and grado appreciates will always be seperated i guess..like in europe opel lovers will never like ford lovers..its a hystorical contradiction..
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