- Feb 8, 2014
I bought HE400i yesterday, and after HD600 I am not that impressed. bass seems to be more prominent but I can not see upgrade in definition. and somewhere in midrange I can hear hardness and distortion... also soundstage is clearly worse
Using with Dragonfly and Magni as an amp... I am driving them with enough power? ... may be better amp can do magic ...
I felt the same way the first 2 days. i think they need a day or two to get 'going'.
IMO, I think it also be may be more to do with the Dragonfly. Is it v1 or v1.2? I didnt like v1 because the sound was quite fatiguing which i guess is what you mean by hard. AQ did smooth it over with v1.2 but it can still be a little hard. i think the AQ dragonfly may gel better with a less bright headphone. The other annoying thing I find with the Dragonfly is its sensitivity to USB power noise. This noise appears to result in low signal-to-noise ratios because when I tried the Schiit Wyrd in front of the Dragonfly, it was remarkable, esp the soundstage. But the Wyrd is just too bulky to carry around, not to mention that it needs power supply from a wall wart. I am really looking forward to Audioquest's upcoming Jitterbug if it does the same thing and FWIW, at half the price of the Wyrd.