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Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by MattTCG, Jan 8, 2014.
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  1. drwlf

    Out of curiousity, which place?
     
  2. mjktool29
    Thank you for your replies guys. I bought these through the Hifiman store front on Amazon. Going to contact them and see if they can send a replacement cable.
    Love the way these headphones sound!...that is when they don't cut out.
     
  3. tiger roach
     


    I'm sure they'll work with you.

    A lot of people go right to a 3rd-party cable - I had to because the supplied cable is too short for my setup. That may not be an issue for you of course.
     
  4. Iron-Buddha
    Just picked up a used set locally.  Was about to pull the trigger on the KTXX on Massdrop, but cancelled thinking I could do better for the money.   Hopefully the HE-400i will fulfill it's role as an all-around desktop headphone for music, movies, gaming.  Didn't get a chance to play with them yet, but already bought the Modmic 5 to add-on.   Whatever it does, it's got to be better than the Astro A40's.
     
  5. mjktool29
    Yeah not digging the length either. Way too short and stiff. Can anyone recommend a decent cable that doesn't break the bank.
     
  6. snellemin
    Either make your own, or just buy a extension cable.  Can't find cheaper going this route.  8 Bucks for 25ft xlr cable and few bucks for the adapter.  
     
  7. Mikko Peltonen

    Hifimesta, suosittelen! :)
     
  8. marhol
    Not bad to have such place right under your nose there in Turku, congrats Mikko[​IMG]  A lot of interesting stuff there, seems people like it a lot   https://fi-fi.facebook.com/hifimesta/    
     
  9. big45-70
    I'm thinking about ordering a pair of pads off ebay that appears to include the mounting rings as well.  Just wondering if anyone has ordered a pair off there and if they actually came with the mounting ring?
     
  10. Mani ATH 87
     
    I love how people always suggest you make your own cabling, when most people have zero experience doing this and would have no idea where to even start [​IMG]
     
     
     
    I use these with my he400i:

    https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ImpactAudioCables

    Awesome quality work and the price is decent. You get to choose which materials you want to use and how you want the cable to look. Only downside is that it's like a 3-4 week wait because the cables are basically "made to order".
     
  11. waflet
    Hideeho
    I have some in the mail from them right now. they should be here in a few days.
     
    I looked seriously at building my own cables & found the price difference is not that great. To get similar quality wires, connectors, & para-cord covers, I would only save about $40 & have to sleeve & braid the cables my self. I made the decision that having someone else sleeve & braid 10' of cable for me is worth $40.
     
    I may still end up trying it myself for my iems (shorter cord & probably won't use the para-cord cover) just to say I have done though :wink:. The only problem is I will probably end up ordering from impact anyway, after screwing it up...
     
  12. snellemin
    Making cables is not hard and when you do build you own, you build it the way you like it.  Cable upgrades is the last thing you should upgrade anyways.  It has the least amount of improvement on the money you spend.  Once you start building up systems, building your own is the best way to save thousands of dollars in this crazy hobby.
    There are plenty of videos how how to build anything nowadays. Not like back in the days when you had to spend money to learn something.  
     
  13. DavidA
    Practice makes perfect
     
     
    Agree with you about building your own cables, plus you get the satisfaction of using something you built
     
  14. Mr Trev
     
    And DIY sounds better[​IMG]
     
  15. Ancipital
     
    I'm not at all sure I agree, in the case of MoistMan headphones. The stock cables are stiff, awkward and suffer from a lot of handling noise. When the stock cable is a horror show, constantly wrestling with it is an excellent reason to build or buy a better cable.
     
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