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post #1711 of 1725
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Originally Posted by shineonyou View Post

pioneer A 30 amp

Yes he400 better on the i phond 5s than nad on the i phone 5s. But he400 are good for sitting at home, nad is more portable, but my akg k845bt are more portable for the exterier, just because of the look and comfort. So my conclusion:
For home use: he 400
on the go: akg k845bt

But I have listened to nad just for three or four days, maby after a longer period I would get used to it. I like the mark NAD (amps), so maby when i get to some free money, I will give nad vido a try, but first I will buy he400.wink.gif
I have both the NAD and HE-400, and no way the HE-400 is better than the NAD at portable (I use iPhone 6), the HE-400 sounds very lacking in bass, thus making it bright.

On the other hand, the NAD is just perfect on portable/iPhone 6.

Amped, HE-400 becomes perfect as the bass to sub-bass comes out and balances out the treble. The NAD otoh becomes a bit warm die to more bass to sub-bass added.

What specific music/recirding you listened to? I mean, what exact song, singer and record label?
post #1712 of 1725
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Originally Posted by diamondears View Post

I have both the NAD and HE-400, and no way the HE-400 is better than the NAD at portable (I use iPhone 6), the HE-400 sounds very lacking in bass, thus making it bright.

On the other hand, the NAD is just perfect on portable/iPhone 6.

Amped, HE-400 becomes perfect as the bass to sub-bass comes out and balances out the treble. The NAD otoh becomes a bit warm die to more bass to sub-bass added.

What specific music/recirding you listened to? I mean, what exact song, singer and record label?
diana krall wallflower
post #1713 of 1725
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Originally Posted by shineonyou View Post

diana krall wallflower
Ok. Jazz-vocals? No, it's pop lol. You liked the HE-400 because it's more sibilant on Diana Krall's voice?
Edited by diamondears - Yesterday at 1:39 am
post #1714 of 1725
I'll sell you my HE400 😀.

Isn't it kind of odd to assume young people don't have larger heads?
post #1715 of 1725
Dang I just bought one and went through this thread not realizing that it's an on-ear headphone. Is this right ?
Can someone confirm the diameter of the opened area ?

Thanks,
post #1716 of 1725
It really depends on your ear size. Is over ear for me but some have said it's on ear for them. The pads are on the smaller side for sure. If you get discomfort from any material touching your ear, these will give you fits.
post #1717 of 1725
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Originally Posted by Sladeophile View Post

It really depends on your ear size. Is over ear for me but some have said it's on ear for them. The pads are on the smaller side for sure. If you get discomfort from any material touching your ear, these will give you fits.

 



Ya I guess it depends,. I just checked and it's about 4 cm in diameter, my ear is about 5cm, my fostex TH900 is about 6.5cm in diameter.

So I guess I will be returning mine frown.gif

thanks !
post #1718 of 1725

I would at least give them a try. You might be fine with the fit, these are excellent headphones if you can get comfortable. They are barely big enough for me, but I have a large head, but slightly smaller than average ears. There is definitely room behind the pads to add some rope or cord to make the pads a bit deeper if needed, but not a problem for me. Give them a shot and return them if they bug you!

 

Another thing that I've found is that they made the cups turn the wrong way. It should be the opposite so that if you take them off your head, you can put them straight down on the table with the pads down. My L1s suffer from the same problem. To add to the problem, they don't turn enough in the other direction, so I can't get them to fit quite right on my head unless I turn them around and wear them backwards as they tend to push forward if I don't. Aesthetically it makes no difference, but of course switches the sound fields. I don't think these use angled drivers either, so it doesn't mess up the soundstage from what I can tell so far. The only thing it would be annoying for is watching netflix or gaming, but I don't plan on doing much of that with these. So NAD should fix that and the headband on these, otherwise a stellar can.

post #1719 of 1725

I love the sound of these NAD's and have been using them for about 6 months. I have a really small head, but they are not very comfortable headphones and kinda sit awkwardly but it's definitely  worth putting up with for the quality of the sound. Paul Barton certainly knows his stuff. If there is a new flagship in the works, I would definitely be interested.

post #1720 of 1725

Oh boy these babies sound amazing out of my X3! They really are very special, I've never heard anything like this out of a closed can. :basshead:

post #1721 of 1725
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Originally Posted by Sladeophile View Post

I'll sell you my HE400 😀.

Isn't it kind of odd to assume young people don't have larger heads?
I meant kids.
post #1722 of 1725
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post

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Originally Posted by Sladeophile View Post

It really depends on your ear size. Is over ear for me but some have said it's on ear for them. The pads are on the smaller side for sure. If you get discomfort from any material touching your ear, these will give you fits.

 



Ya I guess it depends,. I just checked and it's about 4 cm in diameter, my ear is about 5cm, my fostex TH900 is about 6.5cm in diameter.

So I guess I will be returning mine frown.gif

thanks !
I have big ears and it fits. Unless you're in the extreme side in terms of ear size, this would fit all.
post #1723 of 1725
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Originally Posted by diamondears View Post

Ok. Jazz-vocals? No, it's pop lol. You liked the HE-400 because it's more sibilant on Diana Krall's voice?

Overall Soundquality was better with he 400 with iphone5s.
but i would probably not go out with he400 and also not with nad. For on the move listening i have thinksoud ts02 in ears.
post #1724 of 1725
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Originally Posted by shineonyou View Post

Overall Soundquality was better with he 400 with iphone5s.
but i would probably not go out with he400 and also not with nad. For on the move listening i have thinksoud ts02 in ears.
HE-400 is clearly very bright on an iPhone. You prefer very bright headphones, yeah?
post #1725 of 1725
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Originally Posted by diamondears View Post

HE-400 is clearly very bright on an iPhone. You prefer very bright headphones, yeah?
i prefer open headphones. I think they have a better sound quality then closed ones.
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