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post #2611 of 4215
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post
 

Yup, just went and tested that out. It's a white fuzz noise.

Plug it into a different wall plug in a different room (different circuit) and see if it's still there.

post #2612 of 4215
The hd700 is significantly more sensitive than the hd600/650. The px100 is a portable and that was doomed from the start.
post #2613 of 4215
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Originally Posted by Rem0o View Post
 

Plug it into a different wall plug in a different room (different circuit) and see if it's still there.

 

Tried a couple, still there.

 

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Originally Posted by eccom View Post

The hd700 is significantly more sensitive than the hd600/650. The px100 is a portable and that was doomed from the start.

 

I'm going to have to hope it's this. But that's all I have to try at the moment.
post #2614 of 4215
It will always be there; it's even mentioned in the manual and as a pseudo-warning prior to purchasing.
post #2615 of 4215

I've read a lot of this thread (and man head is starting to hurt) but I haven't seen any in depth review of the Vali with the HE-400. I have an HE-400 and HD600 as my 2 main HP's with the HE-500 coming within the next month or 2. I've seen some HD600 comments but not many HE-400 or HE-500 so anyone that has those combo's if you could give me a short review of how they sound together would be a big help.

post #2616 of 4215
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Originally Posted by FeelThaBeat View Post
 

I've read a lot of this thread (and man head is starting to hurt) but I haven't seen any in depth review of the Vali with the HE-400. I have an HE-400 and HD600 as my 2 main HP's with the HE-500 coming within the next month or 2. I've seen some HD600 comments but not many HE-400 or HE-500 so anyone that has those combo's if you could give me a short review of how they sound together would be a big help.

 

I believe Purrin had mentioned a bit with the HE-500, but I haven't said much on this thread as I find many of my findings are similar to his. The HE-500 create a very smooth and natural sound with the Vali. It's really a great combination. It is a little slow, and I don't think the Vali really swings enough power to show off the full potential of the planar drivers for the HE-500, but there is a synergy with the two. The emotiva A-100 definitely provides a contrast, where it really pushes the driver to be a faster and more detailed sound, but not quite the same smoothness. I hope this kind of makes sense. Don't have time right now to do a proper side by side, but if you'd like I can.

post #2617 of 4215
Regarding the HE-400 or 500 and the Vali, I recommend just getting the Vali and trying it out.

To me, the HE-400 sounded underpowered on the Vali. Breathless and lacking in impact. Yet many others are very satisfied with what they're hearing from the pairing.

To my mind, the Vali is worth having even if you don't fancy the HE-400 or 500 with it. If the pairing works for you, fantastic. But if not you'll still have a fantastic amp that works well with any number of other phones. You can't lose either way.
post #2618 of 4215
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Originally Posted by FeelThaBeat View Post

I've read a lot of this thread (and man head is starting to hurt) but I haven't seen any in depth review of the Vali with the HE-400. I have an HE-400 and HD600 as my 2 main HP's with the HE-500 coming within the next month or 2. I've seen some HD600 comments but not many HE-400 or HE-500 so anyone that has those combo's if you could give me a short review of how they sound together would be a big help.

I liked the 400 a lot better than the 500 with the Vali. Though it was a really good pairing. Smoothed out the highs on the 400. Sounded alright with the 500, just lacked a little oomph. Same with the LCD-2, for me at least.
post #2619 of 4215
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Originally Posted by nicdub View Post


I liked the 400 a lot better than the 500 with the Vali. Though it was a really good pairing. Smoothed out the highs on the 400. Sounded alright with the 500, just lacked a little oomph. Same with the LCD-2, for me at least.

I got my dad a modi+vali and a pair of HE-400s for christmas. He loves it, but I feel the vali doesn't have enough power fully drive the HE-400s. Even at the highest volume the sound doesn't get loud enough in my opinion.  

post #2620 of 4215
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Originally Posted by jrzamora6 View Post

I got my dad a modi+vali and a pair of HE-400s for christmas. He loves it, but I feel the vali doesn't have enough power fully drive the HE-400s. Even at the highest volume the sound doesn't get loud enough in my opinion.  

I wanted to get the modi w/ my vali, but (correct me if I'm wrong) they don't play 192/24, correct?
post #2621 of 4215
If you didn't care for the vali and he-400 pairing what amp do you recommend for the he-400?
post #2622 of 4215

Microphonics have been mentioned here.  I decided to put a stopwatch to my Vali and figure out just how long it rings, depending on what sets it off.  With the volume knob at about 11 o'clock and using HE-300 headphones, I got the following

 

Switch the warmed-up amp off then back on - 57 seconds audible ringing

Plug in the headphones - 1 minute, 16 seconds

Tap the case firmly with a fingernail - 1 minute, 14 seconds

Tap the case lightly with the tip of a screwdriver - 1 minute, 7 seconds

Rub the headphone cable against itself - 21 seconds

Lean back in my chair so that the headphone cable drags across a metal box on the floor - 22 seconds

 

Nearly all ringing is confined to the right channel. 

 

Are these results similar to what other people get?

post #2623 of 4215
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Originally Posted by jrzamora6 View Post

I got my dad a modi+vali and a pair of HE-400s for christmas. He loves it, but I feel the vali doesn't have enough power fully drive the HE-400s. Even at the highest volume the sound doesn't get loud enough in my opinion.  

You can crank the volume all the way? I can only turn it to 10 o'clock max before it gets unbearably loud. Using he400.

I know what you mean by the slam/punch. I wish there was about 10-20% more power but it's pretty good for $120.
post #2624 of 4215
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Originally Posted by BenEnglish View Post

Microphonics have been mentioned here.  I decided to put a stopwatch to my Vali and figure out just how long it rings, depending on what sets it off.  With the volume knob at about 11 o'clock and using HE-300 headphones, I got the following

Switch the warmed-up amp off then back on - 57 seconds audible ringing
Plug in the headphones - 1 minute, 16 seconds
Tap the case firmly with a fingernail - 1 minute, 14 seconds
Tap the case lightly with the tip of a screwdriver - 1 minute, 7 seconds
Rub the headphone cable against itself - 21 seconds
Lean back in my chair so that the headphone cable drags across a metal box on the floor - 22 seconds

Nearly all ringing is confined to the right channel. 

Are these results similar to what other people get?

Nope.
I timed mine with the HE-300s:
Amp power toggle - 38 seconds
Tap finger on chassis - 14 seconds
Tap fingernail on volume - 22 seconds
Drag cable - 21 seconds

Yours seems very high, have you pushed the tubes down?
post #2625 of 4215
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Originally Posted by BenEnglish View Post

Microphonics have been mentioned here.  I decided to put a stopwatch to my Vali and figure out just how long it rings, depending on what sets it off.  With the volume knob at about 11 o'clock and using HE-300 headphones, I got the following

Switch the warmed-up amp off then back on - 57 seconds audible ringing
Plug in the headphones - 1 minute, 16 seconds
Tap the case firmly with a fingernail - 1 minute, 14 seconds
Tap the case lightly with the tip of a screwdriver - 1 minute, 7 seconds
Rub the headphone cable against itself - 21 seconds
Lean back in my chair so that the headphone cable drags across a metal box on the floor - 22 seconds

Nearly all ringing is confined to the right channel. 

Are these results similar to what other people get?

Yes!
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