Hifiman DEVA - Official Thread
Aug 15, 2020 at 3:17 PM Post #376 of 695

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Aug 15, 2020 at 3:23 PM Post #377 of 695

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It's the best tuned Hifiman treble till now.
Just perfect , smooth sailing without loss of detail and air with exemplary decay.
Interesting. I wonder why there are some 'credible' reviewers who indicate that there's a hot area around 6k that spits nasty sibilants. 10k would not really be spitty, more the range of air and space, not harshness.
 
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Reviewers are human and we don't hear all the same.
Since that there is no frequency response graph we have to rely to subjective audio experience.
I don't hear any hot treble areas.
But feel free to trust your favorite reviewer and not me.
I have read a lot of reviews from credible reviewers for stuff I have reviewed/owned and my
reaction was "this guy must be deaf"
So at the end trust only your ears , not even frequency graphs.
 
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Thanks. I had read this before. Very well done. Is the deva really considered bass "light". I'm seriously considering getting them over the ananda bt but I am worried about a lack of bass.
It is not bass light at all but surely it is not a bass canon either.

This headphone is not getting the attention it deserves for two reasons.
It is wrongly advertised as a Bluetooth headphone and it is badly colored.
 
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There are some "credible" reviewers who do not believe that speakers and headphones need to break in, and I think that's a mistake. At first, my Devas were very sibilant and spitty, very... Like borderline intolerable. There was enough good though that I decided to hang with them, knowing their sound would change some for better or worse. It's not helped by the fact that their break in period is pretty lengthy, I'd say at least 150 hours to fully mature. Now, mine are much smoother, although still a little prominent in that range. Every once in a while I'll hear some extra sibilance on an already sibilant voice, or a splashy cymbal. As for the bass, I wouldn't call them warm, nor overly shy. It's very clean, exacting bass, but sometimes missing a little punch. I like it, it's tonal and fast.
 
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It is not bass light at all but surely it is not a bass canon either.

This headphone is not getting the attention it deserves for two reasons.
It is wrongly advertised as a Bluetooth headphone and it is badly colored.
Thanks. I dont mind the color.... my primary use will probably be bluetooth however. Regarding bass, I have had the edition xx and the bass was perfectly acceptable. If its in that league I'd be satisfied.
 
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Interesting. I wonder why there are some 'credible' reviewers who indicate that there's a hot area around 6k that spits nasty sibilants. 10k would not really be spitty, more the range of air and space, not harshness.
I have performed an extra test for you , with some hot tracks

http://open.qobuz.com/track/43160317
http://open.qobuz.com/track/7560571
http://open.qobuz.com/track/58103996

Can't hear anything annoying.
Harpsichord timbre and some violin high notes are a little bit artificial but that is already
mentioned and not something to be worried , for the category.

If you hear the last track with HD800S , you are going to need surgery...

The same tracks with the Ananda are a little more smooth with better tonal timbre.
 
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I don’t think you can. Even though I use Deva on both my iphone and Android, I much prefer to use Android + DEVA since I can utilize LDAC Bluetooth (990kbps) codec. Then I can setup PEQ from the Neutron or UAPP app to fine tune the sound. It is noticeably better playback.
Would you be willing to share your PEQ settings from UAPP. Also how do you get UAPP to engage wireless? Thanks.
 
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Would you be willing to share your PEQ settings from UAPP. Also how do you get UAPP to engage wireless? Thanks.

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/hifiman-deva-official-thread.928847/pagpage-24

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I have performed an extra test for you , with some hot tracks

http://open.qobuz.com/track/43160317
http://open.qobuz.com/track/7560571
http://open.qobuz.com/track/58103996

Can't hear anything annoying.
Harpsichord timbre and some violin high notes are a little bit artificial but that is already
mentioned and not something to be worried , for the category.

If you hear the last track with HD800S , you are going to need surgery...

The same tracks with the Ananda are a little more smooth with better tonal timbre.
Thanks for your time and effort. Appreciated. If you've had experience with it, would you say the HE400i is the more brighter of the two? I find the 400i a little tipped up on top.
 
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I am in the process of "burning" 400i 2020 edition.
From first listening it is more rough and not as refined.
It seems to be a little hot somewhere and a tad more fake sounding.
I will report in a few days as soon as I return from my vacation!
 
Aug 16, 2020 at 5:09 AM Post #388 of 695

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Got the Hifiman Deva recently and have to say that I am an ABSOLUTE fan now. Not only do they sound phenomenal (I really don't understand why it gets so much flack in YT reviews), but you're getting an insanely good package for the price. Open back and planar magnetic is completely new to me, so hearing external sounds is kind of weird but it totally makes sense to me, because this is how the sound is so great in my mind.

I'm obviously now really curious if I can make these sound even better now while maintaining the BT functionality. As a corded unit, there's no doubt that you can push it harder, but is there anything out there right now that I could potentially pair with these using BT to improve them?
 
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I just published my review: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/hifiman-deva.24334/reviews#item-review-24131

Great headphone! I personally prefer sparkle, but these stay away from it. I should note that I mainly used them paired to EarMen TR-Amp.

They are nothing like bass-light. They have very clean and controlled bass, they are beyond capable of rumbling. People forget that they are open-back hedphones, it's rare you come across a bass performer (Sivga Phoenix has closed-back-like bass and is open-back). If you want bass from the Deva's, you will need a very good source (because they are planar-magnetic)

It is a very good package, you are getting a complete headphone system for 300 bucks (analog, bluetooth, amp/dac - all in one).
 
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Depends on the BT codec you are using.
Im pairing Deva with Sony Nw-zx507 using LDAC and it sounds really amazing.

Got the Hifiman Deva recently and have to say that I am an ABSOLUTE fan now. Not only do they sound phenomenal (I really don't understand why it gets so much flack in YT reviews), but you're getting an insanely good package for the price. Open back and planar magnetic is completely new to me, so hearing external sounds is kind of weird but it totally makes sense to me, because this is how the sound is so great in my mind.

I'm obviously now really curious if I can make these sound even better now while maintaining the BT functionality. As a corded unit, there's no doubt that you can push it harder, but is there anything out there right now that I could potentially pair with these using BT to improve them?
 

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