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Thanks, I agree, Ultrasone has some headphones worth owning
I tried a lot of stuff, but the only thing that helped was taking apart the thing as much as I dared and clean it with crc electronic cleaner and a swab. The smell is in a layer of fat that clings pretty hard to any surface exposed. I also sent the pads a round in the washing machine (velour pads)
 Not stupid at all. I feel the same way about it. Even after many years of ownership and a growing collection of amps, the WA2 is still very special. Best looking amp ever. And for high impedance headphones it is really, really good, and quite reasonably priced..  I have used it and liked it with many low impedance amps. So if you have the amp - it shouldn't stop you from trying out "les than ideal" matches - they still may sound terrific.  Owning several headphones is...
Well, with the WA2 you want a high impedance headphone. That's where it shines. Especially if you are afraid of "laid back" sound - because if the impedance ratio gets to low things tend to get over dampened and mellow (low impedance headphones with high output impedance amps..)   I really think the T1 would be a great choice. At least for me it is fun and puts a grin on my face. The new version is supposed to have more bass and less peaky highs. But I find the original...
Which amp do you have?Are you sure you have heard the HD650 properly amped?
I realized my local dealer/importer offers the upgrade plan as well. Might be something to check out for others, to avoid problems with customs. But be quick, the offer soon ends.. They must be selling replacement pads at some time.... This reminds me of when Audeze refused to sell LCD3 pads to non LCD3 owners... Except refusing v1 owners the new pads, THAT I agree would be "pissing in their face" Let's hope for more it's a matter of supply. I take it for granted that the...
That's the other side of this. When they have a better product, they of course want to sell it as you say. But headfi didn't move so fast before and frankly the comparison with the car market is a bit unfair. Cars are slightly more advanced... Many people make their purchase calculating in the resale value. As an enthusiast I prefer that the companies offer mature products at launch and keep them the same for longer periods, like Sennheiser, Beyer, AKG do.
 I'm a HE1000 v1 owner .) I don't like that they did this, it annoys me too. They are dependent on a functioning 2nd hand market, and should be aware of that - as should other manufacturers too. 
I don't think they are "pissing V1 owners in the face". However, if I was unclear, I am a bit annoyed by overly frequent update cycles as well. But Hifiman is not the only one doing this, and I am more annyoed with Audeze in this regard. That Sennheiser choose to price the HD800/s as they do has solely to do with economics. They go for scale, and sell more. That's how it works. But hey - I'd like high end headfi stuff to be cheaper too :) And BTW - I prefer the HE1000 to...
As annoying as it may be for us who bought the HE1000 and worry about resale prices, we must remember that making a better model is typically what manufacturers do. At least Hifiman has the guts to actually tell the customers, Audeze has been doing this for years without even adding a "mk2" etc. I wish they could keep models the same for longer period of time, but it's not like Hifiman is the only one here..    As for pricing - of course flagships are expensive. Of...
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