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post #10171 of 14795
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

Curiously, did you have them measured or self-measured?
Fluke 77 Multimeter with gator clips on the pins of the XLR
post #10172 of 14795
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

Fluke 77 Multimeter with gator clips on the pins of the XLR

 

Thanks. I'm so po' I'll have no shame taking my cans to an electronic store... "Could you measure these please?" :normal_smile :

post #10173 of 14795
Tonight my HE6 have officially stepped a tier above my HD800. I have achieved a sound that I deem better than anything I've ever heard in headphones.

Just from one simple tweak. I had recently removed the LCD3 pads as I found them too bright. Tonight I figured I'd give them a shot and decided to put double sided tape around the perimeter of the ring, and clip the 4 taps on top of that. To my grand surprise, the seal really did manage to preserve outstanding bass while opening up the headphones vastly.

My HE6 image better and sound deeper/taller than my HD800 but with oh so much more viscerality and control as well as natural charm throughout the spectrum (besides extreme highs control and resolution). It sounds near perfect.

I'm using NAD M51>McIntosh MC225 with audioquest diamond usb, nrg1000 power cable and victoria rca interconnects. Just getting the seal with lcd3 pads has made the biggest upgrade to my chain, after amp/dac.

I'm floored, glad I tried this just before thinking of selling my HE6.

Edited by dleblanc343 - 11/12/13 at 9:33pm
post #10174 of 14795

great info.Got to go for this mod as well.

post #10175 of 14795
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

Tonight my HE6 have officially stepped a tier above my HD800. I have achieved a sound that I deem better than anything I've ever heard in headphones.

Just from one simple tweak. I had recently removed the LCD3 pads as I found them too bright. Tonight I figured I'd give them a shot and decided to put double sided tape around the perimeter of the ring, and clip the 4 taps on top of that. To my grand surprise, the seal really did manage to preserve outstanding bass while opening up the headphones vastly.

My HE6 image better and sound deeper/taller than my HD800 but with oh so much more viscerality and control as well as natural charm throughout the spectrum (besides extreme highs control and resolution). It sounds near perfect.

I'm using NAD M51>McIntosh MC225 with audioquest diamond usb, nrg1000 power cable and victoria rca interconnects. Just getting the seal with lcd3 pads has made the biggest upgrade to my chain, after amp/dac.

I'm floored, glad I tried this just before thinking of selling my HE6.
Pics please.
post #10176 of 14795
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post


Pics please.

Ahhhh it'll be a pain to remove the pads and put them back on, because there are six strips of double sided tape between each screw along the perimeter of the ring around the driver. All I have are remains, I'll post those I guess, it's pretty straightforward though. 

 

 

Here are the leftover materials and double-sided adhesive strips. I cut a piece of a credit card to use as a tool to insert the four tabs of the HiFiMAN ring as it is very difficult with the LCD3 pads' size. (Credit on the credit card trick to Jerg who showed me this trick in person when he got me to try out the first Jergpad prototype)

 

This is an old picture I took of my HE6, but as a visual, I put the double-sided tape strips where the red lines are, between each screws.

 

I aligned the stitching with the gimbal screw and placed the pads, once you place it, it's hard to adjust them because of the tape. You can't rotate the pads at all with the tape, so you absolutely need the assistance of the credit card "tool" to snap in the 4 tabs. The blue lines indicate that the crack is sealed entirely because of the tape, whereas without the tape previously; there was a significant looseness between the pads and the headphone.

 

All in all, I'm astound by how just creating a tight seal improved the performance of the bass of the headphone. Keep in mind, the LCD3 pads do lose out in bass quantity vs stock velours. But the tape nullified the difference really, while really helping open up the sound of the headphone.


Edited by dleblanc343 - 11/12/13 at 10:13pm
post #10177 of 14795

eeew losing any bass would be a bad thing. if the sound opens up and lightens up, then i would basically have a beyerdynamic t1.

 

 

does prove the point the the t1 is an amazing headphone though :D 

post #10178 of 14795
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

eeew losing any bass would be a bad thing. if the sound opens up and lightens up, then i would basically have a beyerdynamic t1.

 

 

does prove the point the the t1 is an amazing headphone though :D 

As I said, that's LCD3 pads without the tape; less bass. But now that I have a vacuum seal, the bass is more impactfull than the stock velour without any tape (i.e just clipped on).

post #10179 of 14795

^ Well, that's pretty awesome experimenting! I'm definitely curious now. Thank you for taking the time to draw up those illustrations for us! I have been wanting to try some of my own jerg pads, but those LCD3 pads seem to have some magic dust inside them!

:beerchug:

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Now that I have read this, I am going to do a little review for the HE-6 community. Within the next 48 hours I am going to install my Jerg pads and custom grills to see how it fares against stock. Just remember they were designed with HE-500 in mind. Stay tuned! 

:L3000:

post #10181 of 14795

I'm thinking about giving the Audeze "Vegan" pads a try with mine.

post #10182 of 14795

Why are they called Jerg pads? Does it have anything to do with Jerg Jecklin?

post #10183 of 14795
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

^ Well, that's pretty awesome experimenting! I'm definitely curious now. Thank you for taking the time to draw up those illustrations for us! I have been wanting to try some of my own jerg pads, but those LCD3 pads seem to have some magic dust inside them!

:beerchug:

The Jerg pads are magic with the HE500's. With the HE6... I don't know! 

post #10184 of 14795

Not sure if anyone has noticed this, but there is a foam cushion in all the new Hifiman pads(black plastic ring):


It's tucked underneath the the cushion where you ears go in. Remove it and you will get the soft mushy pad of the first generation pad.

post #10185 of 14795

Did HiFiMAN achieve their goal with the new ring?

:popcorn:

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