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post #2116 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post
 

I wonder if the HE400i is meant to be have better sound quality than the HE500, or is it up to par. Would HE500 owners be doing a downgrade, sidegrade, or upgrade by getting the cheaper set?

 

That's a great question. It seems like they are trying to do just that. Make the HE-400i sound closer to the HE-500 and the HE-560 sound like the HE-6 but easier to run, lighter, and cheaper. Sounds like a great idea to me!! Now we just need to see if they can pull it off. I'm very excited to see if they pull it off 

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

post #2117 of 3090

I bet the SA-31 will be a killer amp for the HE-560, like it is for the HE-4, 500 and 5LE!

 

I ordered a Yulong A18 (package deal with the DA8) which is also (said to be) a warmish amp with big and holographic soundstage. Let's see how it performs.

I fear it is gonna be too short in power for the 5LE (the 6 is out of the question here). The 560 should do better.

post #2118 of 3090

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Edited by grizzlybeast - 2/27/14 at 9:32pm
post #2119 of 3090
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Originally Posted by WNBC View Post


I already miss it, but if I want to buy it again at least its not super expensive. Hope you enjoy it!
post #2120 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

I feel the same. As much as I can appreciate a super-revealing headphone, I would much prefer a musical approach even if it sacrifices a tiny bit of analytical performance.

 

It is possible to combine the two if you do it right.

post #2121 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Anda View Post
 

 

It is possible to combine the two if you do it right.

 

Which combination have you found?

post #2122 of 3090

I think the setup in my signature qualifies. Using a KingRex Pre-Amp at the moment.
Also heard MDAC + WA22 + HD 800 at a meet, that didn't lack musicality at all.

post #2123 of 3090

So in terms of efficiency, are the 560 still pretty much as sensitive as the 500 or did will the sensitivity be further improved?

I guess the 400i will be as efficient as the 400 and more so wonder just how close the 560 is...

How's the impedance? Anything changed?

post #2124 of 3090

As an extremely happy HE500 owner I'm sure both of these models will be excellent. 

 

I for one and many HE400/500 owners would be extremely grateful if HIFIMAN made both the new pads and headband available for purchase separately so they could be retrofitted to the older models. 

post #2125 of 3090
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

So in terms of efficiency, are the 560 still pretty much as sensitive as the 500 or did will the sensitivity be further improved?

I guess the 400i will be as efficient as the 400 and more so wonder just how close the 560 is...

How's the impedance? Anything changed?

word is or close to what i remember reading and if you search back could find(thats alot of reading and I dont blame you)

 

they are releasing the 400i last and I think  it is because they are making it efficient enough to get pretty loud from an ipod or something and not be amp dependent. You can pretty much expect both to be more efficient.

post #2126 of 3090
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

word is or close to what i remember reading and if you search back could find(thats alot of reading and I dont blame you)

they are releasing the 400i last and I think  it is because they are making it efficient enough to get pretty loud from an ipod or something and not be amp dependent. You can pretty much expect both to be more efficient.
They probably learned from their new IEM line: releasing the cheaper model first is not a good option.
post #2127 of 3090
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

word is or close to what i remember reading and if you search back could find(thats alot of reading and I dont blame you)

 

they are releasing the 400i last and I think  it is because they are making it efficient enough to get pretty loud from an ipod or something and not be amp dependent. You can pretty much expect both to be more efficient.

Sooo, it should sound alright out of something like the dx50?

post #2128 of 3090
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post
 

Sooo, it should sound alright out of something like the dx50?

i believe so

 

to confirm you can find the hifiman insider when he posted on this thread and look though his posts about it on his profile

post #2129 of 3090
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Originally Posted by TeamHiFiMAN View Post

 

HE-400i will come one or two months after HE-560. We are not sure yet. The driver is being tweak very heavily. We want to make it sound better directly out of a mobile phone without an external amp. 

Here it is

post #2130 of 3090
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Originally Posted by TeamHiFiMAN View Post
 

 

The driver is being tweak very heavily. We want to make it sound better directly out of a mobile phone without an external amp. 


Wow talk about ambitious! If you guys can pull that off that would be huge for ortho headphones.

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