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    Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread

    I've seen some good things about swapping to Vegan/Velour pads, but it changes the frequency response a bit.
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    Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid Amp (CTH) - Dropping Monday

    Bought a CTH recently and have been enjoying it, but considering purchasing a few tubes to try out rolling. Was just looking at the Amperex 6DJ8 ECC88, any other recommendations? It looks like I can pick up a 6C8G and adapter off ebay for pretty cheap which is tempting after the impressions...
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    Help Me Decide Next Upgrade

    Hi all, Recently decided to sell a bunch of my entry headphones to try to move a bit more into mid-fi, I'm coming from the AKG K7XX, HE400i, and TH-X00. I like the TH-X00 but the sound was never quite full enough for me, I think I just really like the way planars present music. I had been...
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    FWIW, Modi Multibit and Magni 2U is the pairing I've used with the HE400i and like it quite a bit. If you value portability and/or low end I would probably go with the iFi Mico iDSD BL. If you want a desktop setup from which you can upgrade your individual components from in the future I would...
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    I still think the Flat Hybrid HM5 pads work great on the HE400i, switched to them almost immediately and they are extremely comfortable while maintaining very close to the original sound signature. The only downside is needing the rings out of a pair of HiFiMan pads.
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    I agree, the HE400i is my daily driver. Speed and Detail is just delicious.
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    *Official Schiit Magni/Modi 2 ( Uber ) Thread*

    I use it on my work machine, volume is disabled for me (set to max, unchangeable).  I use the Magni 2U to manage the volume.
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    I've been switching back and forth between a THX00 Mahogany and the HE400i.  I really appreciate the HE400i, the sound might be "thin" at first, but I would give it some time and also turn up the volume (maybe turn on high gain?).  I've found the sound to simply be superb for any electronic...
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    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    HM5 Flat Sheepskins are excellent with the THX00, subjectively much better than the HM5 Flat Hybrid pads I was using prior.
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    Using this test and a bass frequency test album on Spotify I can say that I hear down to 15hz, but 15hz-20hz sounds rolled off in comparison 25hz-30hz.
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    They were selling for $249 around Black Friday/Christmas on Amazon and a few other sites, the prices changed back to normal in January but you can still find them for $229-$249 some places.
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    The HE400i just sounds so clean, I love it.   Out of curiosity, do you all run yours on low gain or high gain?
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    *Official Schiit Magni/Modi 2 ( Uber ) Thread*

    For me, it's more about being familiar with the source material and being able to differentiate between the minutiae of the presentation within the gear, rather than about speed of switching between set ups to hear the differences.
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

      I use EQ, but my bumps are much more subtle.  I lower 4k-12k by a couple dBs, and bump 20-80 by a couple dBs.  Nothing more than +/- 3 dBs and I roll into and out of that peak EQ point.
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

      The THX00 is definitely not better controlled by any measure than the HE400i.  I don't know if the speed of the HE400i gives the illusion of accuracy or precision, but it's definitely a very different listening experience.   The THX00 is semi-open, so it still leaks some sound but nearly as...
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