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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by The Fed View Post

I was going to mention the HE400 from Hifiman.... They are only around $400 bucks and you get ALOT for your money.

They have a clear, open sound.... they are full bodied, very live sounding, very engaging, forward enough to be fun but not overly so.... 

 

HD650 are really nice too... they are a lot lighter and have that deep powerful low end, but the HE400's are really good all rounders that don't leave you wanting for anything and even though they are heavy, they are more comfortable.... and the weight gives them a very impressive premium feel.

 

I sold my Grados and my Audeze's after I got them.... Audeze's seem recessed after listening to He400's and the Grados just gave me a headache. 

 

Between the HD650 and HE400, I think you've got the two best mid level phones on the market.... IMHO.

 

Firstly, thanks for this TheFed. If you're saying the HE400 are as foot-tapping as the SR125 but with more comfort and better SQ overall then you're right, these could be the ones. There's an open evening at my favourite local store on the 30th and they're getting some Hifiman in for that so I guess I'll find out then... L3000.gif

post #17 of 19
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I've never heard jazz so good as out of the HP200, everything is so precise and crystal clear, with an amazing soundstage

 

Dude, I can't say I've come across these before. Thanks for the suggestion though - I'll get a look. Have you compared these with Grado or Senns yourself? If so, let me know your findings. Thanks. bigsmile_face.gif

post #18 of 19
I haven't tried any grado, but I'm guessing these can easily compete, tight bass, slightly forward mids and amazingly extended highs with great shimmer and sparkle (and they have the soundstage grado lack). They work great with jazz, the detail retrieval is phenomenal, better than my shure SE535
They are new, only released last month, so I think you'll only find my review of them. They are not amp dependant either and are quite easy to drive. Comfort is excellent too.
I think sennheiser gives a more laid back sound sig
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I haven't tried any grado, but I'm guessing these can easily compete, tight bass, slightly forward mids and amazingly extended highs with great shimmer and sparkle (and they have the soundstage grado lack). They work great with jazz, the detail retrieval is phenomenal, better than my shure SE535
They are new, only released last month, so I think you'll only find my review of them. They are not amp dependant either and are quite easy to drive. Comfort is excellent too.
I think sennheiser gives a more laid back sound sig

Alrighty I'll look into these, thanks. From reviews I've seen so far the HE400 is up there as a contender too.

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