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Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones
$129

Drop + HIFIMAN HE-X4 Planar Magnetic Headphones

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A single line in the intro text caught my attention, "a distinctly warm and subtly dark tone all its own;" how warm is this headphone's sound compared to other headphones?
jaxtrauma
1923
Jan 15, 2022
My impression of a 'warm' sounding hp or IEM is one of accentuated bass and attenuation of the highs and mids, especially the high end, which some people may find fatiguing. Basically giving you the spectrum of muted timbre. Nothing too startling, nothing really stands out unless you're listening to a bassists' album. Probably good for relaxation or going to sleep. Not for me, I go for the best resolution possible and a neutral sound. I want my cymbals to crash and drums to percolate! I want to hear the guitar cry in the hands of an artist. Not to mention vocals. Just my opinion and experience. The best way is, as always, to try and hear it for yourself whenever possible. If unable to audition, buy from amazon or someplace that allows returns if you don't like the sound. I hear that Drop allows returns, though I've not had to try. I bought the HE-X4 a couple of years ago (when they cost $220). I didn't send it back even though its definitely a little bass-y, as echoed by many here. Being a planar set, it overcomes the slight attenuations and accentuations with great resolution. They do like power and scale well with a good amp. Hope this helps.
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Ducky112
0
May 11, 2021
can they do suround sound with atmos for headphones?
kombajn
33
May 12, 2021
They can play whatever sound signal you send in. So if your PC will send sound altered by Atmos for headphones software then you will get what you send - a pseudo virtual sound that is way worse in all aspects then pure stereo sound.
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jonkevinSF
0
May 11, 2021
Most headphone speakers are 50mm in size, and the largest are the HyperX with 100mm speakers. How large are the speakers in these headphones ?
Johnsonson
29
May 12, 2021
You're talking about dynamic driver size. These are planar and assuming they're like the 400/xx, 60mm. That said, it really doesn't mean anything.
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JP73
14
May 13, 2021
May be a stupid question but all my headphones are labeled left and right yet these aren't. I can tell by the way the pads are angled which is which but I was wondering if others here are the same.
JP73
14
May 13, 2021
Never mind . I found them! Oops
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kombajn
33
May 12, 2021
Have they be redesigned/fix or will they, over time, suffer the same problem like my previous pair of 4XX - screws holding caps loosen over time and fall off. I needed to screw them back together every day. Yokes were actually bigger then caps and I think that there was a bit too much tension from metal springiness involved. After some time they wouldn't even last whole day of normal use and one day I was so pissed and tired of rebuilding them over and over and over again that I throw them into garbage bin. IMHO those are simple an example of bad engineering, or perhaps case of using parts that weren't actually designed to work together in the first place.
PhillipNunya
16
Jul 20, 2021
Seems to me you wasted a decent set of headphones. I would have just used Loctite.
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