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    HIFIMAN HE400i 2020 Version

    Just 8 pages? This headphone is the best in the 400 line hifiman has ever made. Not recommended to use out of a smartphone, the more power the better! They scale very good with dedicated desktop amps and if available xlr balanced. This phone is a great surprise and the best HE400i ever beeing...
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    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    The nighthawks offer lets say unique headphone pleasure. :) I wouldn't use any headphone without eq anymore just loosing so much capabilities of each phone without it. Verum 1 as mentioned in a previous post delivers really a more even presentation as the hawks out of the box but wins a real...
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    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Seems true..3 times I sold my Nighthawks, every time I missed them. As I look back the row of phones been on my head I had some stunning affairs with lots of emotion but there was nothing so special like the hawks over the years now.
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    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    At the end I do not mind anymore how close to my liking a phone is out of the box. So many good ones I sold for new ones in the hope of something better. Even a tsd dollar one needs some eq-ing like a Focal Clear to sound best. The nighthawk plays properly eq´ed so fantastic I do not find...
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    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    I had the first version of the sundaras. Last revision came with much better pads comparable if not the same now as the very good ones with he400i 2020. The fq graph looks much better too.
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    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    I added the original hybrid pads, Brainwavz hybrid hm5 and Shure 1540 pads as they are used as alternative very often. This also because all original parts are not available anymore and users of the phone are forced to buy others as a replacement. All pads are almost new, rarely used and there...
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    Same here ;) I sold my Sundaras some time ago..but this one is a keeper.
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    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    I will meet oratory today and he will make mesurements of my nighthawk wood within the next 2 weeks. So professional calibrated eq presets will be soon available.
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    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    JDS Labs Atom, Topping e30, Shiit Heresy or Magni 3+ are really perfect to power them. Cleanest power for very attractive costs. No need at all to spend more soundwise.
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    HIFIMAN HE400i 2020 Version

    Fantastic cans even without looking at the price! For me the 400i is the better phone compared to 4xx and Sundara. More even response, much better built, better comfort. Outstanding value!
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    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    The link is ok... these are the pads! Here is the HP from Shure https://www.shure.com/en-US/products/accessories/hpaec1540
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    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Shure 1540 pads are highly recommended as third party pads for not loosing much of the dark and bassy character of the original nighthawk hybrid pads. I even prefer them over these and even a little bit over the the Brainwavz hm5 hybrids.
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    Ananda Loaner Tour

    I am Interested a lot in the Ananda Tour! Location: Austria / Vienna Best regards
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    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    As I know they never had pure leather or natural if you mean so.Are you sure?
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    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    The NH are powered here with JDS Labs Atom, clean and powerful. A Shiit Heresy is ordered for my second system with TV, curious how both amps perform in comparison. I expect I will not be able to keep them apart.
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    Verum Audio - Exciting high performance DIY planar

    standard pads and perforated leather pads
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    Verum Audio - Exciting high performance DIY planar

    The marks are made for more easy perfect production. So no worry. The standard pads are exactly like this. The pics of the driver I cannot detect good enough... but if it's like you describe it I have no answer... a variation or technical update I may suppose.
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    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Listening to Kaleidoscope on Hiromi's Spectrum with my hawks without any questionable behaviour at 165 hz The distortion graph above looks quite impressive too. Innerfidelity messurements may show some spike in that area ..
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    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    messurements from here: https://i.imgur.com/xkJsWz0.png
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    Verum Audio - Exciting high performance DIY planar

    I think 2 weeks sounds way too optimistic.
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    Verum Audio - Exciting high performance DIY planar

    Thats quite normal ... some patience you need to get these unique specials :wink:
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    Verum Audio - Exciting high performance DIY planar

    The pads arrived today :) ..they are very well made and look really beautiful! Absolue carefully made and simply perfect. ...quite opposite as the last leather pads from dekoni. Comfort is better as standard, soundwise I am still testing;more prominent mids, somehow more even highs, a touch...
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    Verum Audio - Exciting high performance DIY planar

    I ordered 2 months ago and still did not received them. Garuspik said he sent them end of september.. and there is some custums inbeetween so it needs a lot of patience ;)
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    Verum Audio - Exciting high performance DIY planar

    .. opinions true (..) youre welcome golden ear
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    Verum Audio - Exciting high performance DIY planar

    Well I see you are exited about the RME but claiming it two steps above the jds labs atom soundwise you are leaning yourself too far out of the window :wink: just take a look at the specs. here: https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?reviews/ both are messured in deep with...
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