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post #10441 of 19434

think i will let this idea rest....cant see myself slugging a dac...an amp..a he6..spkrtaps...

gonna just buy a Creative CAL!2, the new BEATsKilla. :P

post #10442 of 19434
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

think i will let this idea rest....cant see myself slugging a dac...an amp..a he6..spkrtaps...

gonna just buy a Creative CAL!2, the new BEATsKilla. :P

Hehe yeah, it's not too bad though if you find a small hardcase or little metro bag or something. You can just have the HE-6 cable dangling out so you don't get a bunch of crazy looks :tongue:

post #10443 of 19434

this box should do :P

 

 

 

just put on my old AD2000 microfibre pads...i get bigger bass n lessbrighthighs...ears are closer to the drivers.

 

Oh boy....u are gonna fall in love with HE6 all over again with this pad !


Edited by Lorspeaker - 11/18/13 at 11:30pm
post #10444 of 19434
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just put on my old AD2000 microfibre pads...i get bigger bass n lessbrighthighs...ears are closer to the drivers.

 

Oh boy....u are gonna fall in love with HE6 all over again with this pad !

 

 

O schiit.  I didn't know those pads fit.  I would have tried it.  Yeah they are kinda thin but I like them better than the HiFiMan pads.  I might but some to try out.

post #10445 of 19434

been listening thru this pad for the last two hours, very involving..intimate...words i would hardly use for he6, till now. 

( i stuffed some thin strips of foam towards the back of the pads to angle it a little )


Edited by Lorspeaker - 11/19/13 at 12:30am
post #10446 of 19434

Be careful with pad changes though, a non angled flat pad will always yield results of a closed in soundstage with more in-your-face dynamic character. If you're looking for that bass and fun, it is a good compromise I guess :bigsmile_face:

post #10447 of 19434

A couple quick questions for you all.

 

1. If I remove the earpads off the HE-6, this is what it looks like on the inside.

 

 

Is this normal? I'm guessing that the shiny plate below the mesh is gold, but what is that think piece of black sponge (?) that is covering a quarter of the diaphragm? This black sponge is on both earcups, placed in the upper quadrant. Do your HE-6 also have this black sponge cover, or is mine weird?

 

Also, is there anything else unusual about my HE-6, compared to your HE-6?

 

2. Is it supposed to be this difficult to replace pads? Each pad has four protruding ledges (?) for holding the pads in place. It is easy to insert the first 2 ledges into the cup, but the third one becomes hard, and the fourth becomes is really hard to properly fit, since I have to apply a lot of force to somewhat bend the earpad while keeping the other three ledges locked in place. Is this just how it's supposed to be done?

post #10448 of 19434
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A couple quick questions for you all.

 

1. If I remove the earpads off the HE-6, this is what it looks like on the inside.

 

 

Is this normal? I'm guessing that the shiny plate below the mesh is gold, but what is that think piece of black sponge (?) that is covering a quarter of the diaphragm? This black sponge is on both earcups, placed in the upper quadrant. Do your HE-6 also have this black sponge cover, or is mine weird?

 

Also, is there anything else unusual about my HE-6, compared to your HE-6?

 

2. Is it supposed to be this difficult to replace pads? Each pad has four protruding ledges (?) for holding the pads in place. It is easy to insert the first 2 ledges into the cup, but the third one becomes hard, and the fourth becomes is really hard to properly fit, since I have to apply a lot of force to somewhat bend the earpad while keeping the other three ledges locked in place. Is this just how it's supposed to be done?

 

 

 

This is very strange?!?! Are your pair new, songmic?

 

And does all current HE-6 have a quarter of it's driver covered by sponge ?

 

 

Edit:

I can kind of understand why the sponge is used, or the rationale for it, after auditioning the HE-6 a few week's back..................


Edited by spkrs01 - 11/19/13 at 1:08am
post #10449 of 19434
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Originally Posted by songmic View Post
 

A couple quick questions for you all.

 

1. If I remove the earpads off the HE-6, this is what it looks like on the inside.

 

Is this normal? I'm guessing that the shiny plate below the mesh is gold, but what is that think piece of black sponge (?) that is covering a quarter of the diaphragm? This black sponge is on both earcups, placed in the upper quadrant. Do your HE-6 also have this black sponge cover, or is mine weird?

 

Also, is there anything else unusual about my HE-6, compared to your HE-6?

 

2. Is it supposed to be this difficult to replace pads? Each pad has four protruding ledges (?) for holding the pads in place. It is easy to insert the first 2 ledges into the cup, but the third one becomes hard, and the fourth becomes is really hard to properly fit, since I have to apply a lot of force to somewhat bend the earpad while keeping the other three ledges locked in place. Is this just how it's supposed to be done?

That's the beautiful gold diaphragm you see there. It's one whole sheet that's sandwiched between those two uber strong magnets.

 

Yup, that triangular piece is perfectly normal. There's also a thin piece of hard felt under that piece of foam too. I know the felt is for dampening the treble and forwarding the mids (that's what I hear). That foam might not have much purpose except for maybe absorbing the very high frequencies, but I think it's just for people with more protruding ears(comfort).

 

The pads aren't that hard to replace. Insert the any 2 adjacent tabs first, then press on an edge directly on top one of the other two tabs until it slips under. Do the same for the last one. Just do each one at a time. Using a credit card to slip the tab in also helps too. If you think the second get pads are hard to put on, you need to try doing it with the first gen pads. Apply too much force and the disc will crack!

post #10450 of 19434
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post
 

 

This is very strange?!?! Are your pair new, songmic?

 

And does all current HE-6 have a quarter of it's driver covered by sponge ?

 

 

Edit:

I can kind of understand why the sponge is used, or the rationale for it, after auditioning the HE-6 a few week's back..................

 

Yes, it was bought new less than a month ago. But I don't know if all the current HE-6 have a quarter of its driver covered by foam, or if mine's just weird.

Why do you think the sponge was used?

post #10451 of 19434
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Originally Posted by songmic View Post
 

 

Yes, it was bought new less than a month ago. But I don't know if all the current HE-6 have a quarter of its driver covered by foam, or if mine's just weird.

Why do you think the sponge was used?

 

When I auditioned, and it was an old pair, I found upper mids to highs over-emphasized to the point of sounding artificial for me, lacking smoothness. With the foam there, I would imagine that bite I was hearing would be sanitized somewhat.

 

Just guessing. 

 

Edit:

Just read the above post, ooh it is a standard thing....now that is really interesting!


Edited by spkrs01 - 11/19/13 at 1:21am
post #10452 of 19434
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think i will let this idea rest....cant see myself slugging a dac...an amp..a he6..spkrtaps...

gonna just buy a Creative CAL!2, the new BEATsKilla. :P

Hehe yeah, it's not too bad though if you find a small hardcase or little metro bag or something. You can just have the HE-6 cable dangling out so you don't get a bunch of crazy looks :tongue:

 

:wink_face: Y'all ain't seen nuthin' yet! On two separate occasions I've already had the Sansui G-22000/HE-6 @ SBUX. Both times I sat in :veryevil:for 4-5 hours! Each week, for 'Housekeeping' I'll place a few items in the car, a few items in between hallways. Though the G-22000 weighs 93 lbs, the amp/preamp sections can be separated.

 

:blink: I kept getting interrupted though... like 99 times!!! Everyone seemed to have :rolleyes:questions.

post #10453 of 19434
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Originally Posted by songmic View Post
 

 

Yes, it was bought new less than a month ago. But I don't know if all the current HE-6 have a quarter of its driver covered by foam, or if mine's just weird.

Why do you think the sponge was used?

mine look exactly the same....

post #10454 of 19434
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mine look exactly the same....

Yep, mine are the same too. You're good Songmic :wink_face:

post #10455 of 19434
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 

:wink_face: Y'all ain't seen nuthin' yet! On two separate occasions I've already had the Sansui G-22000/HE-6 @ SBUX. Both times I sat in :veryevil:for 4-5 hours! Each week, for 'Housekeeping' I'll place a few items in the car, a few items in between hallways. Though the G-22000 weighs 93 lbs, the amp/preamp sections can be separated.

 

:blink: I kept getting interrupted though... like 99 times!!! Everyone seemed to have :rolleyes:questions.

Lol, now that's dedication!

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