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post #91 of 123

Thanks for the response. Turns out the offer I found is a box-opened but new HM-700 without the re-400.  I guess 120 pounds is still worth it (didn't seem realistic to include re-400))). Will probably buy this but also stumbled upon a used ibasso dx-50 - not sure which is better.

post #92 of 123
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well, I haven't heard the DX50 so I can't say. The HM700 really benefits from being balanced run with RE400B (original Balanced model). If you're planning on experimenting a lot with different iems/headphones, the HM700 requires an adaptor that is kinds clunky for portable use, so it may be a better idea to go DX50...

post #93 of 123

You also have to consider the output impedance. I'm not sure what the DX50 is off the top of my head, but if it is a more hefty player and you are going to be listening to headphones that have a little more impedance then I don't know if the HM-700 would fit for you. As Tympan stated; The RE-400b IEM's that come with it are outstanding with the HM-700. The two were meant to be played together and are fine tuned for that. But look elsewhere if you are using high-fidelity headphones that need a lot of power. I have read that it can play Sennheiser HD 600's and some other pretty high quality headphones, but that is probably pushing the limit a little hah!

post #94 of 123
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You also have to consider the output impedance. I'm not sure what the DX50 is off the top of my head, but if it is a more hefty player and you are going to be listening to headphones that have a little more impedance then I don't know if the HM-700 would fit for you. As Tympan stated; The RE-400b IEM's that come with it are outstanding with the HM-700. The two were meant to be played together and are fine tuned for that. But look elsewhere if you are using high-fidelity headphones that need a lot of power. I have read that it can play Sennheiser HD 600's and some other pretty high quality headphones, but that is probably pushing the limit a little hah!

 

Plus using external adapter to drive other unbalanced headphones takes away from HM700 sexy look!  Don't know about you guys, but I have tested HM700 with all of my in-ears, and plugged in directly to balanced wired jack I hear a bit of a humming noise.  No issues using the same headphones with an adapter.  At this point, HM-700 + RE400B is my "high".  The width and micro-details of the sound is amazing, and it sounds better than using a regular RE400 through adapter.

post #95 of 123

Does anyone know where I can buy/find a pair of RE-400B separately?

My drama is I've just purchased HM700 though the RE-400B weren't included in the sale.

I'd really like to make it a complete set again.

post #96 of 123

I can sell my RE-400B-s, due not using them at all with HM700

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I can sell my RE-400B-s, due not using them at all with HM700

I've sent you a PM so we can discuss this. =)
post #98 of 123

HM700 + RE400B is a match made in heaven!!!

post #99 of 123
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HM700 + RE400B is a match made in heaven!!!



Soon I'll be finding out. I have a pair of RE-400B coming. :)

post #100 of 123
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Soon I'll be finding out. I have a pair of RE-400B coming. :)


Trust me, you will not be disappointed!  I have a standard wired RE400, using with X5 and AP100, as well as my Note 2 with either E18 or A200p, and I can't get the same level of details and soundstage width/depth as I get from HM700/RE400B combo.

post #101 of 123
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Trust me, you will not be disappointed!  I have a standard wired RE400, using with X5 and AP100, as well as my Note 2 with either E18 or A200p, and I can't get the same level of details and soundstage width/depth as I get from HM700/RE400B combo.



My unit arrived today, so I'm limited to using the adapter and non-balanced earphones.

I do wish the adapter used slightly thicker wire between the connections, it doesn't inspire much confidence.

The sound however (from the quick listen I had) seemed quite capable. Lets see how it goes after I put my own music on the unit

(it was filled to the bream with Asain thrash metal) :eek:
 

post #102 of 123

How we organise things in Australia.


 




 



Seriously though. There's so much spare room on the back of this player some form of cable management for the adapter would of been nice. Even a little groove the 3.5mm female socket could slide onto making it secure. As if anyones going to walk around town with that adapter tangling  from the end of their HM-700. And yes I understand  HM-700 was probably built around balanced RE-400B though a little more thought would of gone a long way Hifiman.....Because....

It does sound very detailed driving a  pair of Yamaha PRO500.


Edited by H20Fidelity - 6/25/14 at 9:16pm
post #103 of 123
i'm planning to buy a HM700 this month, is it worth to buy? tnx
post #104 of 123
good day,
did you try other iem on HM700?
post #105 of 123
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Originally Posted by lee0612 View Post

good day,
did you try other iem on HM700?


It pairs up OK with other headphones, though as it was mentioned by many others - adapter wires are flimsy, and direct connection to the balanced jack takes away some details.  Basically, once you hear RE400B, you wouldn't want to use any other headphones with HM700 :)  Unless if you want to upgrade it to RE600B ;)

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