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Tocotronic
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Aug 26, 2018
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I was very curious about this newest addition to my little headphone collection, and I was expecting great things from these cans. And to put it short, they are great, outstanding. Compared to my Hifiman HE4xx, they basically do everything a little bit better - more transparency, wider soundstage, higher precision. Additionally, they are quite easy to drive - even though a good headphone amp does them well, a cell phone works, too. The Sennheisers show a very full and neutral sound, they are very easy to listen to. They also fit very well, and are quite comfortable, even over longer listening sessions. A lot of people have already written their impressions about these headphones, and I share the positive feedbacks. Considering the price for which these headphones are sold, they are absolutely sensational.
Aug 26, 2018
Bad.hombre
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Aug 26, 2018
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I've been debating between the both of these (58x Jubilee vs HE4xx) so this post was helpful. What type/s of music do you typically enjoy, and is there anything you feel the HE4xx does better?
Aug 26, 2018
Tocotronic
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Aug 27, 2018
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Typically, I rather prefer rock and indie music, such as Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins, Rise Against etc., but to test my headphones, some calmer tracks are often better... My all-time favorite (to test and in general): 9 Crimes from Damien Rice; with good cans, you can hear the little “moaning” in Lisa Hannigan’s voice in the chorus. Regarding the differences, I would say that the Sennheiser’s sound fuller, and have perhaps a greater “musicality”, while the Hifiman’s are probzbly more analytical. Anyway, both are great cans, you are not going to be disappointed with neither of them. Three last remarks: 1) Wearing comfort is considerably better with the Sennheisers, the Hifiman are quite heavy and don’t fit as well over a longer listening period. 2) You will neec a headphone amp to deive the Hifimans, they are simply not loud enough on a simple source; the Sennheisers are ok without (but obviously sound much better with an amp...). 3) After all, I have to say that neither of these two headphones is my favorite one... The one that simply makes everything right, is precise, with incredible detail and simply sounding great for endles, fatigue-free listening sessions is my faithful Beyerdynamic DT880 (150 Ohms) - similar price, so for sure an alternative to consider...
Hope that helps, good luck chosing the right headphone!
Aug 27, 2018
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