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The fuzzor and grill do a great job of clearing up some of the muddiness at low volumes. The openness with an open amp just makes panning and positioning an whole new experience. The highs are less hot and the accuracy just comes into focus. I've not used the vegan pads but am using the Denon Jpads. I may have to trade a few sets of grills for a pair. I have three extra pair. That pan Wu showed can give you 8 grills. I used a pair of tin shears and it cuts like butter. I'd also suggest tapping out the raised ridges before cutting. If you have access to a jig saw, cut the frame from the mesh and you can get your best access.
post #12917 of 19433

All this HE-6 gooyness is exciting!

post #12918 of 19433

The plan to save room on my desk is a success! Very happy with the results and very practical too!

 

post #12919 of 19433
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The plan to save room on my desk is a success! Very happy with the results and very practical too!

 

:beerchug:

I gotta work on getting a Tea emoticon...

post #12920 of 19433
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The plan to save room on my desk is a success! Very happy with the results and very practical too!

 

 

what a great idea....

post #12921 of 19433
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

The fuzzor and grill do a great job of clearing up some of the muddiness at low volumes. The openness with an open amp just makes panning and positioning an whole new experience. The highs are less hot and the accuracy just comes into focus. I've not used the vegan pads but am using the Denon Jpads. I may have to trade a few sets of grills for a pair. I have three extra pair. That pan Wu showed can give you 8 grills. I used a pair of tin shears and it cuts like butter. I'd also suggest tapping out the raised ridges before cutting. If you have access to a jig saw, cut the frame from the mesh and you can get your best access.

 

Dave,

 

So does your pair have both mods done to it?

 

Also, I think you still have the Denon stock pads unless you got the J$ pads recently.  

post #12922 of 19433
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Dave,

So does your pair have both mods done to it?

Also, I think you still have the Denon stock pads unless you got the J$ pads recently.  
You are correct on both comments. Thank you for correcting me on the pads. I wasn't sure if these were or not. But yes, both mods are done with mine. The pads are all that's left. Well and the cabling.

Wow, just saw the $80 price for the Audeze pads. Are the Vegan pads the microfiber ones?
Edited by Happy Camper - 4/8/14 at 10:46am
post #12923 of 19433
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You are correct on both comments. Thank you for correcting me on the pads. I wasn't sure if these were or not. But yes, both mods are done with mine. The pads are all that's left. Well and the cabling.

Wow, just saw the $80 price for the Audeze pads. Are the Vegan pads the microfiber ones?
Yes the microsuedes.
post #12924 of 19433

I believe the microsuede pads are what everyone keep refering to as Vegan.

post #12925 of 19433

I am REALLY enjoying my setup since the grill mod, everything sounds so airy, fast and delicate, yet with realistic bass presence and awesome slam when called for. 

post #12926 of 19433
Makes ya wonder why such a thick production grill.
post #12927 of 19433
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Makes ya wonder why such a thick production grill.

Insurance, maybe? More open grills and/or no grill cloth = more likelihood of careless users poking stuff in or some shard of debris flying into the membrane. Having a dense grill + tough grill cloth minimizes that, in exchange for a hit on the openness of the sound.

 

Personally nowadays I just throw my grill-modded Hifiman cans (atm HE400, 500, 560) in a drawer if I finish listening to them. That way dust is minimized and I don't have to do maintenance like blowing compressed air at it.


Edited by jerg - 4/9/14 at 4:21pm
post #12928 of 19433
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

Makes ya wonder why such a thick production grill.

Insurance, maybe? More open grills and/or no grill cloth = more likelihood of careless users poking stuff in or some shard of debris flying into the membrane. Having a dense grill + tough grill cloth minimizes that, in exchange for a hit on the openness of the sound.

 

Personally nowadays I just throw my grill-modded Hifiman cans (atm HE400, 500, 560) in a drawer if I finish listening to them. That way dust is minimized and I don't have to do maintenance like blowing compressed air at it.

 

if we have to do compressed air, will it cause any damage?

post #12929 of 19433
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if we have to do compressed air, will it cause any damage?

If you're not careful, of course. It's highly pressurized air. You could almost always just make-do with blowing some air from your mouth though. And if you do what I do (store the cans in drawers when not using them) even that isn't needed. My HE500s which have had fully open grills for over a year now have not needed any dust maintenance ever since I did the drawer storage like 5 months ago.

 

I would only advise against a lack of grill cloth for the mod for those who will be using the cans in very dusty areas for extended periods of time every day.

post #12930 of 19433
Nah, air won't hurt that panel. I put a lint free towel (thanks surgery) over my babies.
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