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Anyone who owns Hifiman HE400i and HD6xx (or 650)?
How are they different, and which one you did like more?
I have HE4xx and HD6xx.
They are VERY different, and I'm glad I own both.
I like to use HE4xx for gaming and things I'd like to hear clearly. I feel that the bass is probably stronger in this than the HD6xx. Treble is fine, but does become fatiguing if its constant.
But for enjoying music I go to HD6xx albeit it is quite warm. Only after auditioning this HP did I realize that detail and accuracy isn't everything (such as HE4xx), but a good overall balance on all frequency really makes the music a pleasurable listening experience. Headfonics' review said " vivid heft to the overall sound signature " and "impressive smoothness" which I totally agree with.
...And while I'm at it, does anyone know how you can make the HD6xx a little bit brighter, other than employing the equalizer?
You can try and use it with a brighter amp. Do some research on good amps/budget amps for the HD650/6xx; specifically look for neutral/bright amps to get a good match for the sound you want. This is assuming you use one in the first place - if you don't then I don't know.
Mod it. Start by removing the front foam filter between the earpads and headphone. Easily reversed if you don't like the sound. There are other worthwhile mods too. Google "hd650 KISS"
I'm currently using a SDAC+O2 dac/amp.
Thanks for the info and link to all those who replied. I'll give them a go.
EDIT: Whoa.... I just took out the foam filter between the earpads and headphone and now it's TOO bright for me. I can probably play around with a different filter material.
Yes the intermediate configuration would be the "coin mod" where you cut a coin size hole in the middle of the foam and reinstall it. Gives a treble boost with minimal harshness