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post #181 of 673

HE-6 owner here

post #182 of 673
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Originally Posted by labrown View Post
 

HE-6 owner here

Ur he 6... has a Beyerdyanmic Headband doesnt it xD scary how much the HE cans look alike. Glad the new Line changes things up a little :3 

post #183 of 673
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

Has anyone used an Antique Sound Lab MG Head OTL MK3 with the HE-500? I plan on getting some HE-500's in the future and I'm wondering how they'd do with my amp.

 

Not with HE-500 but I did experience HE-4 + MG Head DT/OTL MkII ;) . And this he-4 will be soon back in my home :) .  mkIII is a kind of upgrade of MKII I presum but there're not deiffrent amps. ;)

 

When my HE-4 will be here I'll suscribe to the club with a pic of MG Head + HE-4 combo  although my plan is more to associate my Audio GD FB12.1 with this HE-4 :)

post #184 of 673
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Here am I in the club now ?


Al
How do you use the he-6 and in which situations when owning sr-009?
post #185 of 673
Well the the sound of the he6 is much more musical. Richer in sound quality that is pleasing to my ears. The detail of the stax is fantastic but clinical or sterile. I know it sounds stupid but it is not. If you want to hear every little pice of detail it's there but you do not feel connected to the music. I know people write about this and I always thought they were full of it . But they are not. Here is another example. A fellow headfi bud had the 007 we did a mini meet . As I did not like the 007 as it lost some of the detail compared to the 009. But he did like his better and I can understand why. I think and I am guessing here. The 009 has so much detail that it is hard to here the music cause my brain is way to busy to hear the music . It's kinda like walking into a room with many clocks on the wall all different and ticking. It's hard to enjoy just one clock. I hope this helps. Now the he 6 is bloated with bass as I use a little EQ to remove this, but the sound is almost warming. It is pleasing to my ears. Now I would imagine if I used the 009 more I might feel better about them. And I have done this and it gets better. But if I put the other ones back on I feel I missed out on the euphoric feeling all along .

The only other headphone that I like more than the he 6 or at least even is the sennheiser HE60 . It has the euphoric feeling of the he6. But had the level of detail of the 009. So I can see the Orpheus praise that people talk about as the he60 is close to them.

Al
post #186 of 673

Finally its here!

:D

post #187 of 673

Enjoy!  And let's hear your impressions (but give'm some burn-in time, they need it).  You're in for a treat, I started out with the DT-880's too and for the price they were very good.  But man, when I got my HE-500 and HE-6 (and the HD-800, different beast) they just didn't get head-time anymore so I sold them.  Never heard the 400 but it should also be very good if you like bass and listen to rock etc.  Let us know!

post #188 of 673
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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
 

Enjoy!  And let's hear your impressions (but give'm some burn-in time, they need it).  You're in for a treat, I started out with the DT-880's too and for the price they were very good.  But man, when I got my HE-500 and HE-6 (and the HD-800, different beast) they just didn't get head-time anymore so I sold them.  Never heard the 400 but it should also be very good if you like bass and listen to rock etc.  Let us know!

I had the DT 880 loved it, I felt the HE 400 is NOT any better than the DT 880

 

Now the HE 4 is a clear upgrade to the DT 880 :D, ofc it's a pain to drive but that's no big deal! 

post #189 of 673
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

I had the DT 880 loved it, I felt the HE 400 is NOT any better than the DT 880

 

Now the HE 4 is a clear upgrade to the DT 880 :D, ofc it's a pain to drive but that's no big deal! 

I only listened to the HE-400 for 2 hours or so and tbh I have to agree with you at this point, it sounds very similar to the DT 880 except the bass does seems to be better. 

post #190 of 673
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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
 

Enjoy!  And let's hear your impressions (but give'm some burn-in time, they need it).  You're in for a treat, I started out with the DT-880's too and for the price they were very good.  But man, when I got my HE-500 and HE-6 (and the HD-800, different beast) they just didn't get head-time anymore so I sold them.  Never heard the 400 but it should also be very good if you like bass and listen to rock etc.  Let us know!

yea i do listen to alot of indie rock and some dubstep too, so I think the better bass is gonna help alot!!

post #191 of 673
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

I had the DT 880 loved it, I felt the HE 400 is NOT any better than the DT 880

 

Now the HE 4 is a clear upgrade to the DT 880 :D, ofc it's a pain to drive but that's no big deal! 

I only listened to the HE-400 for 2 hours or so and tbh I have to agree with you at this point, it sounds very similar to the DT 880 except the bass does seems to be better. 

I found the HE-400 to sound faster, less sloppy and less muddled back when I had the 2 to compare with each other.

post #192 of 673

Fun thread.

 

I am a proud HiFiMan Owner.
 

post #193 of 673
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

I found the HE-400 to sound faster, less sloppy and less muddled back when I had the 2 to compare with each other.


i found the he500 being the better one on the amp (modified 337) i had compared to a more expensive lcd 2.2! i think if u drive the he500 with the right quality amp it can give a good fight even to the upper regions of the headphone territory (especially if u do the modulor pads and jerg open-grill mod)..

 

i always said..and still say..for the price u wont find any other phone that sounds as good and is as balanced as the he500!..but it needs a GOOD amp to do that...only pushing power into it wont cut the mustard.u will only go halfway the road.....but it does need power though!...but a speaker amp is still overkill to me for that phone...only phone i would consider a speaker amp would be the ridiculously power hungry he6....for the he500..well...u know my answer ;) 

 

PS..when i have my new amp i will be trying to visit as many meets in Europe as possible around the Netherlands (that's reached by car)..and i invite everyone with their he500 to try it with my amp, as i just found out my amp doesn't only have a dual XLR 3pin output, but out of his kind heart the builder also included a high quality (with locking mechanism) single ended output on the front for 1/4 connectors to try out other phones...he must have looked into my head :D 


Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/12/14 at 8:41am
post #194 of 673
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Originally Posted by jay628 View Post
 

I only listened to the HE-400 for 2 hours or so and tbh I have to agree with you at this point, it sounds very similar to the DT 880 except the bass does seems to be better. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by jay628 View Post
 

yea i do listen to alot of indie rock and some dubstep too, so I think the better bass is gonna help alot!!

 

 

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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

I found the HE-400 to sound faster, less sloppy and less muddled back when I had the 2 to compare with each other.

 

No no no, the DT 880 was better for me, the Bass was better, but the Upper mids and treble of the HE 400 where terrible. The DT 880 had wonderful upper mids and treble, the HE 400 had wonderful Lower mids and bass

 

the HE 4... has BOTH :D

post #195 of 673
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

 

 

 

 

 

No no no, the DT 880 was better for me, the Bass was better, but the Upper mids and treble of the HE 400 where terrible. The DT 880 had wonderful upper mids and treble, the HE 400 had wonderful Lower mids and bass

 

the HE 4... has BOTH :D


yep..so has its sister..the he5 ..and mine is even better then the original..i am still fabergasted how this is possible...i sold a 1600usd rig to find out a code-x with a 49euro usb amp sounds better in every other way..(except for bass ofcourse!) i can hear 3d now but also depth...instruments behind each other! even if a musician is sitting higher (or standing and the other sitting) then the other i can hear now...and the soundstage... i dont know what Luis did to the he5..but i will tell ya...if u can get ur hands on a second hand He5 (they are very rare!)..buy it without thinking and sent it to him to transform it into a code-x...u wont regret it! i was in luck to have one of the twenty original NOS code-x'ses..and no i wont sell him..one already offered 1500usd for it after listening and having my Black Edition (only one made this way by Luis) in his hands :D

 

the he400 doenst even come close to the he5 (never heard the single driver he4) or he500....its a very agressive tuned phone..very extreme bass and the treble is to agressive also...i still have to find a person who can listen to one (without eq'ing) for more then 4 hours without headaches..i think the new 400i will be more balanced..more towards the he500..maybe even better sounding as i heard that the he500 will be fased out slowly..who knows...

 

ps..i have a MMX300 (sister of the DT880) and i prefered that one over the he400 i had..and even for games (FPS) and movies i preferred it over the he500! but since i have the code-x its getting dust in his carrying bag.


Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/12/14 at 8:59am
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