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Re: new sweet heart hifiman he400
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2015, 05:58:35 AM »
The Schitt stuff is supposed to sound really good. I had the Pan Am with the 400's when I first got them & the iFi Audio Nano & Nano iDsd, I kept the Nano. I couldn't justify the Pan Am as well.

...and your Pan Am gets at least an hour of use everyday with HD700s on my head.  Usually more because at least half the nights I wake up in the middle of the night to take my headphones off and turn off the amp.  LOL.

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Re: new sweet heart hifiman he400
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2015, 12:01:32 AM »
breaking them in now...
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Re: new sweet heart hifiman he400
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2015, 09:27:53 AM »
Enjoy!!!!! They do respond well to my Melos SHA1 headphone amp, so you should should enjoy them with your toob.

I listen to them everyday, err, every night! Because I am a Maggie man I find these headphone much to my liking!!!!! Also, late night listening does not leave me wanting for much when compared to what I would enjoy from my speaker based system. Can they be improved upon, sure! But they certainly are more satisfying than any other headphone that I have had. I hope you find them just as enjoyable.

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Re: new sweet heart hifiman he400
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2015, 07:52:29 PM »
breaking them in now...

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Re: new sweet heart hifiman he400
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2015, 11:35:18 AM »
There's a Head-Fi meet and greet here in Pittsburgh on Saturday that I've decided that I'm going to attend.  Since I hadn't been on Head-Fi in quite some time, OOK told me about it earlier in the week but I initiallly said to myself that I didn't need to put the temptation onto myself of listening to a bunch of great high end gear.  My playback rig isn't bad by any means...FIIO X3 or PC > PanAm amp with multiple sets of tubes > Sennheiser HD700.

But he also told me how much he learned last year when he attended and after reconsidering I've decided that it's just too good an opportunity to listen to alot of great gear at one time to pass it up. 

So, about this time next week, I'll probably have some mics or something else listed in the yard sale in order to fund something I find this weekend that I won't be able to live without.   :facepalm:

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Re: new sweet heart hifiman he400
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2015, 12:17:06 PM »
Awesome Steve, I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the meet & greet. I've been staying away from head-fi as well for the same reason as you, a meet is even more dangerous.  Good luck to ya!
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Re: new sweet heart hifiman he400
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2015, 02:52:03 PM »
There's a Head-Fi meet and greet here in Pittsburgh on Saturday that I've decided that I'm going to attend.  Since I hadn't been on Head-Fi in quite some time, OOK told me about it earlier in the week but I initiallly said to myself that I didn't need to put the temptation onto myself of listening to a bunch of great high end gear.  My playback rig isn't bad by any means...FIIO X3 or PC > PanAm amp with multiple sets of tubes > Sennheiser HD700.

But he also told me how much he learned last year when he attended and after reconsidering I've decided that it's just too good an opportunity to listen to alot of great gear at one time to pass it up. 

So, about this time next week, I'll probably have some mics or something else listed in the yard sale in order to fund something I find this weekend that I won't be able to live without.   :facepalm:

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Re: new sweet heart hifiman he400
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2015, 04:07:55 PM »
Craig T, what made you go with the LYR 2 over the VALHALLA 2?
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Re: new sweet heart hifiman he400
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2015, 06:14:28 PM »
Craig T, what made you go with the LYR 2 over the VALHALLA 2?

Power.  If I wasn't going the planar route, I would have definitely considered the Valhalla or other triode/OTLs, like the Woo.  Like the HE400 a lot so far (tubes still breaking in and will be for probably another week) - exceptional value at $300.
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Re: new sweet heart hifiman he400
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2015, 10:19:55 AM »
these have been my favorite on ears bettering AKG's 240, 701Q's, 550's........ATm50's, sennheiser 580, 600 and 650's, 280's Grado RS2's, SR80, 125's and Sony MVR something or others.

Hey Ray.  Can you describe how they compare with the Senn HD 600 and 650?
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Re: new sweet heart hifiman he400
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2015, 10:04:36 PM »
My direct comparison is too far removed from the sennheisers to describe the sonic difference. ...other than I like these better.

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Re: new sweet heart hifiman he400
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2015, 10:06:26 PM »
BTW....I'm still in lust! And as time goes by these are sounding better than ever.

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Re: new sweet heart hifiman he400
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2016, 08:20:54 AM »
It appears the original HE-400 is no longer available, except on the used market. Does anyone have experience with the HE-400i?

edit - ...or with the HE-400s?
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Re: new sweet heart hifiman he400
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2016, 03:57:53 PM »
The 400 can be bought on the used market and is still a great value at that price. The 400i has been given consistent great reviews with some saying better than the 400 and others feeling the bass on the 400 is better.

The 400s in their now budget headphone. I haven't heard them but, again, they get great reviews. However, the original 400 used is less and generally considered better than the s  and maybe the i.

Go with a new pair or i or a used pair of originals. You won't regret it. They still continue to wow me. They are really that good.

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Re: new sweet heart hifiman he400
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2016, 05:54:46 PM »
Well, bye bye, pocketbook!

Thanks for the feedback, Ray. I've been leaning towards the 400i in recent research I've been doing on cans. I've read tons of reviews and they match up with what you're saying about the low end versus the 400.

These, and the Grace M920 at $1395 on Massdrop, are making it difficult to clench the coin right now. It never ends...

 

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