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Drop + HIFIMAN HE4XX Planar Magnetic Headphones
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Drop + HIFIMAN HE4XX Planar Magnetic Headphones

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Many headphone companies have tried their hand at planar magnetic drivers, but none have done it quite like HIFIMAN. The result of founder Dr. Fang’s PhD research at Columbia University, its driver technology has landed the company in TIME, Forbes, and CNET’s “The Audiophiliac,” and won it the CES Editors’ Choice Award Read More
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computer1up
5
Aug 26, 2021
So, which pads are you guys using with these? I've quickly replaced the stock pads with Brainwavz XL pads, but today my Misodiko XL Rounds (in the Protein Leather variant) came in and those are sooooooo comfy and they seem to power up the bass a bit.
Knightrider7007
20
Aug 23, 2021
Was looking into these as I'm after new cans. What are people using as a dac/amp with these? Looking to upfate my office rig. From the comment though, it doesn't sound as if these are all that comfy. I use Mezes but wanted to try something new.
computer1up
5
Aug 26, 2021
I'm using the very popular Schiit stack (being a Modi 3 + Magni 3). Affordable, but sounds really good. I've also had good results with driving them from just an AudioQuest Dragonfly Black V1.5 (edit: actually, on just the Dragonfly these don't go all that loud, it's lacking a bit in output power, but as a DAC with the Magni, it has been just fine) As for the comfort: I quickly discovered that the worst part about these cans are the pads. I don't like the velour style pads (these are hybrid pads, with a velour surface actually touching your head), so I swapped them out for Brainwavz pads, and I just got in my Misodiko XL Round pads in the Protein Leather variant, which are by far the most comfortable (and they seem to improve the bass heft a bit). Adapter rings can also be had from Aliexpress (where I got the Misodiko's from) or they can be 3D printed (which is what I did). Another note is that after I've had these for over a year is that the cable is a little meh. Initially I wasn't too worried about it, but it hasn't held up well. When shopping for a new cable for these, be aware that the current revision uses 3.5mm jacks on the earcups, instead of the 2.5mm that they used to be. So not all cables that are listed as compatible with the 4XX work - you might have to get adapters (which I'm currently waiting on before I can try my new cable).
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Bloodember
0
Jul 1, 2021
Anyone know where I can get a longer cable? The cable is way to short.
computer1up
5
Aug 26, 2021
Technically an extension cord could also work, but you've probably already thought about that haha.
Bloodember
0
Aug 26, 2021
Yeah, I know.
Bignut_Squirrel
1
Jun 23, 2021
Has anyone else had to replace the o-rings that connect the ear cups to the headband? 3 out of 4 on my set have now cracked in half and fallen out. This makes the rotation of the cups loose and noisy.
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abwloawesome
0
Jun 20, 2021
I'll never pay more than $100 for these. The fact that they haven't completely redesigned the headband for this or re-released it with a new band entirely shows that Drop could care less about providing a value product for their customers.
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eltee
1
May 21, 2021
I bought these when they were on sale for $120. I liked the sound once I settled into it but the headband started hurting the top of my head after like 15mins. I returned them and now I have a bit of returner's remorse lol because what a deal that was. Recently found a post on reddit where someone replaced the whole headband with a strap-type band from the he-560 and they said it dropped the weight by like 45g. (drop says the 4xx weighs 370g but in fact it's like 410g). I wish drop would make a 4xx with a strap band. I would pay a little more for that
MarceloA
1
May 4, 2021
I need a new par of pads for this model... any suggestion where can I buy it?
greennns
6
Sep 27, 2021
Amazon
BodegaSavant
46
Apr 15, 2021
Anyone using these with any of the xduoo XD-05 models? Care to shine a light on the compatibility?
Rosebull
60
Feb 18, 2021
For anyone considering these, account for paying $50-100 for replacement pads within the first couple years. Definitely a weak point in this design. Still a great sounding headphone though. Invest in an EQ solution though. It’s a bit finicky.
Eressar
0
May 14, 2021
I agree on the need to change the pads, I've had mine for about a year and a half and changed mine almost immediately for the brainwavez XL, Loved them. And its only around 20 bucks. Only problem is that i like them so much its gotten me into the audiophile world and now I can barely stop myself from wanting to buy everything I see.
RegitEye
11
Feb 16, 2021
Hello I am very new to DROP. I just recieved my HE-4XX yesterday. They sound good at all volumes but I have also notice that these take some power to run. I run on Low Gain on my Modi 3+/Magni 3+ Stack but they seem to shine the louder I play them, but have to have my sound nob at like 3 O'Clock where 5 O'Clock is Max Volume. Again I am very new to all this so I am not sure if this is normal. I know other reviewers I watched said they take some power to run. Should I be flipping these over to High Gain, and lowering knob way down?
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RegitEye
11
May 21, 2021
Thank you. I will give that a try. I have recently updated, and added the Modius and Magnius to my setup as well :)
Marley666666
0
Sep 8, 2021
This is correct, although i have noticed when using a bad dac (one from a mb or phone) low gain can sound substantially better. I don't know how or why but this is just my experience.
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