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I've been told to stay away from full tube amp like LD or DV. I got CTH for my 4XX.
So is the Cavalli Tube Hybrid a good match for the HE-4XX ? Does it drive them well?, sound good ?

I have heard that the CTH is better suited for high impedance headphones.

I have a pair of Sennheiser HD-6XX and they match well with the CTH and with the Little Dot mk II but I doubt I can keep both. To my ears they sound very similar.

I also have a pair of Audio Technica ATH A900X that are very easy to drive and the HE-4XX on the way, so I will need an amp for lower impedance headphones.

Thanks, have fun.
 
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So is the Cavalli Tube Hybrid a good match for the HE-4XX ? Does it drive them well?, sound good ?

I have heard that the CTH is better suited for high impedance headphones.

I have a pair of Sennheiser HD-6XX and they match well with the CTH and with the Little Dot mk II but I doubt I can keep both. To my ears they sound very similar.

I also have a pair of Audio Technica ATH A900X that are very easy to drive and the HE-4XX on the way, so I will need an amp for lower impedance headphones.

Thanks, have fun.
I'm actually trying it out at this very moment and I gotta say.. I've never been this satisfied with my set up (better than Aune X1S + Audio Technica R70X) ever.
I am still swapping tubes and trying different genres, but so far, I am very satisfied.
Vali 2 was okay match with 4XX, but I feel like CTH is more capable of bringing 4XX to its full potential.
 
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Just got my 4XX in the mail today.

How many hours of burn in is recommended?

I threw em in right out of the box because I couldn’t resist and they’re all right but they don’t touch my HD 650’s and this is my first planar I am mainly a IEM portable user 80% of the top but needed a couple different headphones for when I am at my desk using modi Magni 3
 
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Just got my 4XX in the mail today.

How many hours of burn in is recommended?

I threw em in right out of the box because I couldn’t resist and they’re all right but they don’t touch my HD 650’s and this is my first planar I am mainly a IEM portable user 80% of the top but needed a couple different headphones for when I am at my desk using modi Magni 3
I guess it depends on your preference. I found a sweet spot after some EQing and tube rolling on my CTH amp (reflector being my favorite). Now I prefer this over Any of the sennheiser 600 series except for 660s (I haven't had a chance to hear it yet).

And I personally don't believe in burnins I think "getting used to" is more proper term. It's almost as if our brain is tuning into it.
 
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100 hours, mixed music and test tones. No question it helps.
 
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These are back.
I own HE560, the headband breaks easily.
How about the headband of HE400, looks all metal.
I want to say yes. It appears all metal, though can't tell 100% with the height adjustment bits as those appear to have a plastic shell.
 
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Is this headphone a good upgrade to DT990(600ohm) bass wise ?? (Or how would it compare to them in general?)
 
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Is this headphone a good upgrade to DT990(600ohm) bass wise ?? (Or how would it compare to them in general?)
I have both. The HE 4XX is a MUST HAVE. I LOVE my DT 990 600 ohm. I like the HE 4XX a little better.

Get it just to hear if it's all hype.
 
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Is this headphone a good upgrade to DT990(600ohm) bass wise ?? (Or how would it compare to them in general?)
Yeah, I second to Assimilator702. Now I travel and mostly on my he4xx, but some songs btr on the dt990.
 
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Ordered :beyersmile:
 
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How about the treble compared to the dt-990's?
I have both. The HE 4XX is a MUST HAVE. I LOVE my DT 990 600 ohm. I like the HE 4XX a little better.

Get it just to hear if it's all hype.
Steve
 
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