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My HE-400 wants a closed back little brother. I told him no, but he insists.

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I must say I'm completely pleased with the sound signature of the HE-400s. Dare I say... I'm content! But I need a closed-back alternative for when open cans are just a bad idea. I'm leaning towards the Fostex t50rp and following the mod guide (seriously, what better way to spend $100?). But there are other offerings out there that have advantages. The Sony MDR-1R  looks quite nice are are said to be very comfortable. I've always been a fan of velour Beyers, but can the Custom One Pro can stand up with the HE-400s mids? And then something old or new from Denon perhaps? Can't cost more than the 400s, he'd definitely get offended.

 

I don't expect a twin, but I'd like them both to sound like they came from the same parents, you know? I'm open to your ideas and, more importantly, your experiences.

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Heya,


Mad Dogs with Alpha Pads.

 

Costs less than the HE400. So no offending going on there.

 

Very best,

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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

Mad Dogs with Alpha Pads.

 

You're probably right about the Mad Dogs. Although, I think I'd rather get stock T50RPs, Alpha Pads, and do some mods myself. It'll be fun, then I'll regret it, and then I'll find a happy accident. That's how it usually goes, except for the times when I completely ruin it. 

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And an ODAC.

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And an ODAC.

 

I just sold my Schiit Valhalla. I think I might sell the O2 as well, get a Mogi/Magni combo, and be done with it.

 

Sure I shouldn't consider a second-hand Denon D600? Looks pretty comfy..


Edited by teofilrocks - 2/18/13 at 8:35pm
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I just sold my Schiit Valhalla. I think I might sell the O2 as well, get a Mogi/Magni combo, and be done with it.

 

Sure I shouldn't consider a second-hand Denon D600? Looks pretty comfy..

 

Closest closed headphone to the HE400 are D2000/D5000 imo.  Heard the D600 yesterday and.. no.  Mad Dogs are very nice but are a bit of a mirror image of HE400 (dark and mid-centered, vs. bass and treble emphasized).  Depends if you want a twin or a complement.  Modding T50rps would be great fun and the best bang for your buck for a closed headphone.

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