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TheChosenOne
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Sep 22, 2017
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Snagged a pair of these for 320$ on ebay, 30 day return just in case. Currently using he-400i, can anyone who owns both of these comment on the differences, How well/if they complement eachother.
Edit: Just got a partial 75$ refund, which turned this into a fantastic deal for me! Was thinking to return these and get the PurpleHearts, but 250$ is just TOO good! Yay! ! ! !
Sep 22, 2017
BigSky
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Sep 23, 2017
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I have the original HE-400, and the Purplheart. AKA the v-shaped ones.
Sound Quality, definition, and clarity are similar, but similarities ends there. TH-X00 are warmer and more natural sounding.
Sep 23, 2017
TheChosenOne
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Sep 25, 2017
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Thanks for chiming in! Tomorrow I will receive them and "hear" what's what.
Sep 25, 2017
Noddyc43
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Oct 2, 2017
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Hi Thechosenone. Keen to get you thoughts on these also as I am also coming from a he-400i although it is comparing apples to oranges with open back and closed. I am considering getting these from eBay as well probably from the same seller. Was there an issue with the phones? Why did you get a partial refund? Cheers
Oct 2, 2017
TheChosenOne
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Oct 2, 2017
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Hi. I was just switching between the two and the TH-X00 makes the he-400i sound like a hollow and boring can. There are some things that the he-400i do better, like slightly better soundstage and a bit clearer mids, but everything else I hear is just better and well, more FUN! I found myself smiling way more when listening to the TH-X00! Also, I find the TH-x00 a tad more comfortable and much easier to drive. I was not able to take anything above 12 o'clock with an SMSL SD793II amp/dac.
I got the refund because one of the cups didn't swivel properly. The right cup swivels about 15 degrees only. I sent a message to the seller and next morning I checked my email to find I received an instant 75$ refund with the option to return them for full refund, but hey it's something I'm positive I can fix, plus I already purchased supplies to make the cable removable. So easy choice really!
If you found yourself wanting more bass when listening to the he-400i, these should fix that and some! Disclaimer: We all hear things differently, so the above are my personal and very subjective observations.
Oct 2, 2017
Noddyc43
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Oct 2, 2017
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Thanks for the detailed reply. Just finished burning in the he-400i. Will play around with for a while.
Oct 2, 2017
JrUujOSJFxpVTG
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Oct 5, 2017
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I own both sets as well. They both sound great, bur I greatly admire the comfort of the Hifimen. After owning the He-400i for over a year, I decided to buy leather earpads through Massdrop and they're simply awesome. The sound, with leather earpads, more closely resembles the Fostex, without losing the 'neutral' sound of the Hifimen.
Oct 5, 2017
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