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post #2926 of 3090

So its nice seeing the samples have shipped. Have they announced a release date yet? 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

post #2927 of 3090

^ I wish. They only announced that the first batch is being manufactured this week.

post #2928 of 3090

OK, this is where I start looking the other way because now I want a pair.

 

They look great! Nice, rich teak? Classy!

 

My wallet is going to scream. I think I'll wait until the 400i comes out, though. Might be a better fit for me.

 

Looks like both will be winners in any case.


Edited by K.T. - 3/31/14 at 11:04am
post #2929 of 3090

Any word on the new pad pricing and availability?

post #2930 of 3090
At this point I have become more hopeful for the he400i. I just hope its not really bright. The 560 being brighter than the 500 would make it a no go even if its technically better. If not the 400i then the 500 it is at some point ( or depends on if I stop at the crack and hd650 and don't look back.
Edited by grizzlybeast - 4/1/14 at 10:48am
post #2931 of 3090

^ Okay... 

post #2932 of 3090
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

At this point I have become more hopeful for the he400i. I just hope its not really bright. The 560 being brighter than the 500 would make it a no go even if its technically better. If not the 400i then the 500 it is at some point ( or depends on if I stop at the crack and hd650 and don't look back.
that's like saying the AlphaDog and Senn HD800 are no good because they are "brighter" than the he500..
That's just "justification" to settle on the he400i, but that's also fine.
It is going to be good anyway smily_headphones1.gif
post #2933 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post


that's like saying the AlphaDog and Senn HD800 are no good because they are "brighter" than the he500..
That's just "justification" to settle on the he400i, but that's also fine.
It is going to be good anyway smily_headphones1.gif


Surely he is stating that its a no go for him, not in general.
He probably indeed thinks ADs and HD800s are no good for him as he doesn't like "bright" phones.

post #2934 of 3090
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Originally Posted by TeskR View Post
 


Surely he is stating that its a no go for him, not in general.
He probably indeed thinks ADs and HD800s are no good for him as he doesn't like "bright" phones.

+1

post #2935 of 3090
I didn't know the AD was bright. For some odd reason that I recall someone mentioning or explaining, the Hifiman he500/400in particular kinda left my ears hurting from the sound so I couldn't listen to them long. I thought it was the treble peak of the 400 until I had the 500 and had the same issue though a lot less and i could tolerate it. Despite me loving the 500 it was uncomfortable for some reason unknown that after 20 hps after it i have yet to experience. So I guess I am scared of a bright Hifiman to be more specific because I could be wrongfully assuming I will have the same issue to a greater extent.
post #2936 of 3090
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

I didn't know the AD was bright. For some odd reason that I recall someone mentioning or explaining, the Hifiman he500/400in particular kinda left my ears hurting from the sound so I couldn't listen to them long. I thought it was the treble peak of the 400 until I had the 500 and had the same issue though a lot less and i could tolerate it. Despite me loving the 500 it was uncomfortable for some reason unknown that after 20 hps after it i have yet to experience. So I guess I am scared of a bright Hifiman to be more specific because I could be wrongfully assuming I will have the same issue to a greater extent.

Probably best to try them out in person at a store with your own rig. The most important rule of audio: Ears come first. If they hurt in any way, there's no need to put up with them whatsoever, despite how good it may sound.

post #2937 of 3090
^word up
Well that's why I appreciate the fs thread.
post #2938 of 3090
Quote:
Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

At this point I have become more hopeful for the he400i. I just hope its not really bright. The 560 being brighter than the 500 would make it a no go even if its technically better. If not the 400i then the 500 it is at some point ( or depends on if I stop at the crack and hd650 and don't look back.

Me too. Anyone getting a sample unit? If so, when?

post #2939 of 3090

Really? People don't like the 560 all of a sudden? Hmmm... I don't get it, it's seen only praise so far...

post #2940 of 3090
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

Really? People don't like the 560 all of a sudden? Hmmm... I don't get it, it's seen only praise so far...

That can easily be looked at the wrong way. No matter how good a headphone is it won't be for everybody as they are very niche -ie products and personally speaking its not the lane for me I dont think, I would like to hear it first. With the 400i tuned more like an he500 I find myself more interested in it.

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