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post #16 of 39

You should see if you can swing those T1s! =D

post #17 of 39
Still vote for the 400's..
post #18 of 39
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Still vote for the 400's..

Another vote for the 400s for EDM. The resolution is marvelous with the HE-400s across the spectrum, and I think it does extraordinarily well with some of the definitively man made artificial sounds of EDM (like wobbles). It definitely has more bass impact than neutral headphones, but I'd describe it as an SQ basshead's headphone more than an SPL basshead's phone. The SQ of the HE-400s midbass and subbass can keep up with my $1500 home audio subwoofer setup. Beautiful bass smily_headphones1.gif

However, if you are mostly into female vocals in EDM, then another headphone could be a better choice.

See this review of the HE-400, and keep in mind his price/performance rating is based on when they were $399 a pair. He also reviews the HD600 and likes it, too, but for different reasons.
post #19 of 39
Thread Starter 

Dang, and it can be found for $250 occasionally as well, that's not even that much more expensive. How far do they stick out from your ears? And how wide is the headband?


Edited by Hapster - 6/27/14 at 7:45pm
post #20 of 39
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Originally Posted by Hapster View Post

Dang, and it can be found for $250 occasionally as well, that's not even that much more expensive.

Or even cheaper if you don't mind open box: http://www.razordogaudio.com/collections/hifiman/products/hifiman-he-400-planar-driver-over-the-ear-headphone-1

(note: razordog is a great vendor and I wouldn't hesitate to buy those from him instead of paying $299 for new ones).

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How far do they stick out from your ears?

OK. Not sure why that matters. LOL

You can see Steve Gutenberg's pic: http://www.cnet.com/products/hifiman-he-400/
post #21 of 39
Thread Starter 

Actually, I noticed the Fostex T500RP is coming out here in July, sounds interesting. They clearly already know what they're doing with internals. I'm gonna see if I can find a price.

 

@ at measurements, I wanted to know headband since I have a custom headband I use for my D600 & if they stuck out more than 2.5 inches from your ears, they look sort of ridiculous. It looked like they did, so I was just curious haha.


Edited by Hapster - 6/27/14 at 7:51pm
post #22 of 39
Thread Starter 

Nevermind, they're 74k Yen lol.

post #23 of 39

Shure 1540...something in the family of D600? 

post #24 of 39
Thread Starter 

Shure Srh1440 are more in my price range, I've never heard a thing about them though O_o

 

But I do see an offer for Shure Srh1840 on eBay for $358/best offer, I'll check those out too. I always thought shure had more of an extremely neutral bass-lacking sound though.


Edited by Hapster - 6/27/14 at 8:23pm
post #25 of 39

i dun listen to EDM much...v little actually, but if u like dancefloor kind of sound...

would something like a UE6000 with punchy bass work for u? (within your budget)

It is going for a song now, i had the UE9000 once, v enjoyable.

 

Vaguely in my memory, someone said HM5 works for EDM too..hmmm..

i do know it is good for ambient, electronic music. i did zoned out a few times deep into the night.:P

post #26 of 39

Mainly an electronic listener here. Mostly techno/house. I have the He400, Q701, & Mad Dog 3.2. I don't think you can wrong with any of these cans. I power all of these with a Lyr.

 

Quick synopsis:

 

HE400 - it's all about that bass. Textured mids with incredible sound separation. The highs can be a bit harsh and sound a little too in your face at times. This can be fixed with EQ or certain tubes.

Q701 - big soundstage and great mids/highs give you that kind of out of your head experience. They have decent punch too but don't reach like the planars. They have a very cohesive sound and sound very "real."

Mad Dog - awesome mids and really extended detailed bass, although may lack some punch depending on the track/amp pairing. The highs are detailed yet never fatiguing.

 

People will commonly suggest cans that have tons of bass for electronic music but I find that sometimes a more refined and detailed bass that isn't so overwhelming offers a more engaging listen. I'd have a hard time recommending any one of these headphones over the other as they are all great.

 

- Roy

post #27 of 39
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

i dun listen to EDM much...v little actually, but if u like dancefloor kind of sound...

would something like a UE6000 with punchy bass work for u? (within your budget)

It is going for a song now, i had the UE9000 once, v enjoyable.

 

Vaguely in my memory, someone said HM5 works for EDM too..hmmm..

i do know it is good for ambient, electronic music. i did zoned out a few times deep into the night.:P


UE9000 would not be an upgrade, I actually had it before the D600, and the D600 is far better.

post #28 of 39

I must keep getting broken pairs of HE-400 because people are raving about its bass and my lord there just wasn't much of it when I tried them out. I really think that someone who started with the D600 and wants something for EDM is going to be INSANELY disappointed if they buy the HE-400 without listening first. 

post #29 of 39
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I must keep getting broken pairs of HE-400 because people are raving about its bass and my lord there just wasn't much of it when I tried them out. I really think that someone who started with the D600 and wants something for EDM is going to be INSANELY disappointed if they buy the HE-400 without listening first. 

But this is the problem. There is a distinction in car audio between SPL and SQ bassheads, whereas Head-Fiers tend to lump everyone in together. The HE-400s have a very linear midbass to subbass response with some verall bass emphasis over some of the mids with fantastic transient response. Some people prefer headphones with a giant midbass hump and don't care much as much about the transient response. That's why I would describe the HE-400s as more of an SQ basshead phone, whereas some people are more into how much impact that they can get in bass with SQ second.

However, as a home audio subwoofer enthusiasts, I can tell you that there many people that *think* that they like heavy,skewed bass emphasis because all they have heard is budget subwoofers with similar skewed midbass humps with high distortion and low transient detail. Then they learn different when they upgrade to a high quality enthusiast class sub. Perhaps you should have listened to the HE-400s longer wink.gif
post #30 of 39
Thread Starter 
So...Headphones...

I wish I could find a comparison between He-400 and Shure Srh1440. I don't hear much about it, but it looks promising.

I really don't mind eqing a ton, like +3db 20hz and like +1 128hz
Edited by Hapster - 6/28/14 at 11:53am
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