- Jun 29, 2014
Fellow headfi-'ers I just bought HE-400s off ebay and the right channel goes crazy on some tracks when connected to my dac/amp. The same does not happen with other headphones I have, can you please tell me if you're experiencing the same or my unit is damaged? Track is here http://www116.zippyshare.com/v/t45iFXKU/file.html
edit: i also hear the crazy distortion listening to some videos on youtube, even without the DAC/AMP.
To each his own on music tastes. I downloaded it. I think the recording is bad, it seems to be overdriven. And my ears were ringing after some parts. My headset is pretty new (30 hours). I'd have to say my 400s does not like that recording at all. So, I plugged in some 9500's. The highs did not murder my ears, but it still was pretty bad. I still think that recording is overdriven.
I did notice on my 400s that some highs other recording give some strange results, but like stated above, mine are still new. I'm still a novice at even using the words needed to describe what I'm hearing on your recording, tape hiss, overdriven, compressed in some parts. But all that could just be me. It's so subjective. I would keep my box and receipt and keep burning them in, and see if it improves.
I hope someone with more experience chimes in with more help and observations.