Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Did I just fck my IEMs? Panasonic HJE900
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Did I just fck my IEMs? Panasonic HJE900

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I suck at explaining technical things, so I drew a ****ty picture in MSPaint:



Basically, I *think* the HJEs came with this mesh thing that blocked the entrance to the IEM. My left IEM has the mesh thing, so ear wax or whatever can't drop straight into the IEM hole and do bad things. The right IEM is missing that mesh thing.

Is this bad?
post #2 of 20
Many people have reported the same thing - mine lasted about a week.

It's not bad unless something falls into the earphone.. I haven't had that happen but I'm a little concerned. Some people like to put a small square of foam in the nozzle which would protect against objects lodging in there, and they say it improves the sound quality by mellowing the highs.

I haven't tried it because I love the highs on the hje900..
post #3 of 20
PS I think the reason it happens is you have to exert such force to position a tip. You know, they probably don't come off for people who don't try every damn tip 3 times just to make sure.. personally I have hybrids on most of the time and carry complys for buses and stuff because they increase isolation.

If I just used the stock tip and stopped ****ing around with it the filters never would have come off... still, I find it unacceptable that they do generally come off, especially given the high price of the phone.
post #4 of 20
Yeah, sorry about those filters =/
I talked to J&R about how this is unacceptable and it doesn't look like they can do anything about it. I was lucky with mine, as though they fell off effortless within like the first day of use, I recovered them eventually.

I just listen to mine without filters now, checking them regularly to make sure nothing has fallen in and keep them safe in a case. If you can remember to protect them, you can listen to them without filters. I really like the sound without filters, though I don't remember what they sounded like with filters.

You could also try stuffing foam in the nozzles, though it does change the sound. Whether that change is good or bad is up to you. I couldn't stand foam in the nozzles but others actually found it necessary
post #5 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by KramitDfrog View Post
still, I find it unacceptable that they do generally come off, especially given the high price of the phone.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rymd View Post
Yeah, sorry about those filters =/
I talked to J&R about how this is unacceptable and it doesn't look like they can do anything about it.
Why are you guys making such a big deal out of it? Your IEMs just kramer modded themselves
post #6 of 20
hey, I love the sound without the filters
read on man, before you quote me out of context
post #7 of 20
I did indeed read your whole post before I quoted you. I was joking anyway, chill.
post #8 of 20
It's not really bad anon. I too listen filterless. It's a bit odd that for such a well built earphone, there exists this little QC issue. You may wanna try the foam mod, but like others, I love the highs on the HJE900 so I'd rather not have the foam there :P. I have heard about people using something like a panty hose around the nozzle as a filter of sorts, but im not sure how that works.
post #9 of 20
Yeah, I'm trying to figure out a way to get some kind of mesh over it, I just freak out because sometimes I have sand in my pockets (something of a beach-goer) and the carry case for the HJE900, while nice, is not sealed at all. Sand gets in EVERYTHING.
post #10 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by KramitDfrog View Post
Sand gets in EVERYTHING.
Ugh, tell me about it! Good thing I'm not living in the Dominican Republic at the moment heh.
post #11 of 20
If you use low density foam (with large pores, like that from ear bud foam pads), the foam mod won't change the highs that much. Or you can try using cotton swab, just cut off the uppermost part of a q-tip. There's no harm in trying that, just be careful not to shove it in too far.
post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the comments all. I do actually prefer the sound of the IEM without the mesh but I just worry about what would happen IF ...

Maybe I'll try one of those mods.
post #13 of 20
This kit for Head-Direct RE-x IEMs includes ten filters. Could they be used on HJE900's that have lost the original?
post #14 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by dfrost View Post
This kit for Head-Direct RE-x IEMs includes ten filters. Could they be used on HJE900's that have lost the original?
Not unless the nozzle on the HJE900 is the same exact size as the REO filter.
post #15 of 20
Hmm I wonder if someone can test this? Anyone with the two headphones care to make a comparison? Great suggestion dfrost. If not the RE0s, maybe some other headphone has the same size.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Did I just fck my IEMs? Panasonic HJE900