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post #10351 of 14866

I'm currently trying to find the best way to attach the pads onto the cans. The locking rings and the inner diameter of the pads aren't meant for every other. The pads inner lip gets in the way of the locking mechanism. I'm thinking I should just use double sided adhesive tape directly on pad to cans.

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I'm currently trying to find the best way to attach the pads onto the cans. The locking rings and the inner diameter of the pads aren't meant for every other. The pads inner lip gets in the way of the locking mechanism. I'm thinking I should just use double sided adhesive tape directly on pad to cans.

Yeah try and give the tape a shot. Maybe as a last resort, you can cut off some of the pad's retaining lip to make it fit too.

post #10353 of 14866

There's almost no reason to use the locking disc then. The outer diameter is much smaller than the outer diameter of the pads. There would be too much movement.

 

I'm using it with no tape. The clamping pressure is enough to keep them in place and flushed for a short listen. Seems like soundstage has increased a bit. There are some other differences, bit I can't seem to pinpoint them. It just seems like the separation is better too because of the increased soundstage so the low, mids, and high are more apparent.

 

Before I have it permanently taped down, I can't decide whether I should attach the two pieces of dense felt that go on the side of the drivers. I think removing those had opened up the highs a bit when using the stock velours so it slightly took away from the mids. I don't really have adhesive to get those back on...

post #10354 of 14866

^ I wish I could help you, but I don't have the pads in yet to come up with a solution. In regards to the felt, maybe look into using very thin cut strips of double sided tape around the boundary of the felt. I would be afraid to use glue myself.

post #10355 of 14866

There's enough residue to stick the felt back on! Seems to bring the mids back forward again. They are absolutely essential!

 

The only complaint I have about this pad it that they make my ears warmer. I think it's the "micro-suede". I really wished they used velour instead...

 

Going to switch back over the stock pads just to confirm my findings.

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There's enough residue to stick the felt back on! Seems to bring the mids back forward again. They are absolutely essential!

 

The only complaint I have about this pad it that they make my ears warmer. I think it's the "micro-suede". I really wished they used velour instead...

 

Going to switch back over the stock pads just to confirm my findings.

Yeah, Hifiman did a darn good job with the felt and cotton stuffs. I hear the leather is even warmer :eek:

 

Keep us posted :popcorn:

post #10357 of 14866

The stock pads make the music a lot more intimate. Direct injection into your head, but vocals feel squished compared to the Vegans. Separation is just a lot better on the Vegans so now the layering in music is better. Every instrument becomes much more apparent and easier to pick out.

 

I take back what I said on Vegas making my ears warmer. They are both the same in that aspect. I think my room is just a bit warmer or my body is more tense today.

 

The Vegans are going on permanently now. Let's hope I never have to peel off that tape they provide me...

post #10358 of 14866
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 

The stock pads make the music a lot more intimate. Direct injection into your head, but vocals feel squished compared to the Vegans. Separation is just a lot better on the Vegans so now the layering in music is better. Every instrument becomes much more apparent and easier to pick out.

 

I take back what I said on Vegas making my ears warmer. They are both the same in that aspect. I think my room is just a bit warmer or my body is more tense today.

 

The Vegans are going on permanently now. Let's hope I never have to peel off that tape they provide me...

post #10359 of 14866

Well the adhesive Audeze provided is not very useful. The diameter of it is too big. I don't want to tape the hifiman ring to the audeze ring as it's a bit silly to have 2 rings and that would force me to trim the retaining lip too.

 

The other option would be to buy a sheet of double-sided adhesive and cut my own that would fit the HE-6, which would adhere the retaining lip directly to the headphone. The downside to this is I'll get a bit of movement from the lip. Eventually the adhesive might loosen up or it will be difficult to open up my cans whenever I need to. Also should I remove the audeze ring since having it gives the pads some rigidity, but not sure if there's any downsides to taking it out.

 

More problems....

post #10360 of 14866

:wink_face: We're with you in spirit... and know you'll get it worked out.

post #10361 of 14866
Just bought a forte 1a speaker amp per musicman's recommendation! Should be same as the threshold t50.

Hope it works with the mytek.... Exciting stuff!
post #10362 of 14866

:beerchug:

Best to ya!

post #10363 of 14866

Hello, 
 

I have a Threshold SA 3.9e. The HE6 sounds too dark and congested. I will see with the a good preamp, I use lynx hilo for the volume control.

post #10364 of 14866

Just use the Hifiman rings attached to the Vegan pads

I used a roll of narrow 3M double sided tape - not required to completely cover the ring - just several strips

 

 

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The other option would be to buy a sheet of double-sided adhesive and cut my own that would fit the HE-6, which would adhere the retaining lip directly to the headphone. The downside to this is I'll get a bit of movement from the lip. Eventually the adhesive might loosen up or it will be difficult to open up my cans whenever I need to. Also should I remove the audeze ring since having it gives the pads some rigidity, but not sure if there's any downsides to taking it out.

 

More problems....


Edited by hawkhead - 11/17/13 at 2:37am
post #10365 of 14866
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Originally Posted by Hun7er View Post
 

Hello, 
 

I have a Threshold SA 3.9e. The HE6 sounds too dark and congested. I will see with the a good preamp, I use lynx hilo for the volume control.

 

That must be a really dark sounding amp to make the HE-6 sound congested and dark.  A Threshold at that......

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