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It only takes 5 mins to do and is completely reversible. Just gotta dig your finger nail into the putter rim of the ring at the 2, 4, 8, and 10 o clock positions and it will pop right off. DO IT NOW!!!

 

Daaaang, bossypants!! :P

 

Yeah, I'm definitely gonna give it a go. One question: does it slightly increase the level of treble as well as the airy/openness of the sound? I think part of my issue is that the level of the treble dropped a bit more than I wanted with the vegan pads...

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Pics not showing up, SilverEars. :(

 

 

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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

So I have pictures of the difference between the old one and the new one I just bought.  The new one sounds better.

 

Old one:

 

 

 

New one

 

 

 

 

Notice the difference on the joint?

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Awesome, thanks SE!

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Pads do make a difference.  It sounds like the velour material dampens the sound.  The pleather brings the vocals out more or makes it seams as if there are more sharpness or forward nuances to the sound.  Velour pushes the vocals back to my ears a bit, but depends on the recording, it pushes it back for certain type of vocal recording.


Edited by SilverEars - 5/3/14 at 7:25pm
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Daaaang, bossypants!! :P

Yeah, I'm definitely gonna give it a go. One question: does it slightly increase the level of treble as well as the airy/openness of the sound? I think part of my issue is that the level of the treble dropped a bit more than I wanted with the vegan pads...
Takes longer for you and me to type than try it out for yourself. tongue.gif
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Yeah, when I was switching the pads, I saw the foam pad, it's only covering quarter section.  I don't know why though.  Guys, I like the pleather pad better, sound seems sharper and more detailed.  :L3000:

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Did the HE-6 always come with OCC cables?  The old one is just black cable.  Also, inside there is a golden colored grill, that was slightly different from old and new.  Can somebody clue me on why they have these differences?


Edited by SilverEars - 5/3/14 at 8:02pm
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The old one I'm referring to look at the joints on this HE-5LE.  And it comes with the same black cable as this one.  Does any of yours come with the cables like the one pictured?

 

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Could it be that the old one I'm referring to isn't a HE-6, but possibly a different one and the cap of the label was swapped out to fool you?  :mad:  Now, I'm upset if this was done from who I bought it from.

 


Edited by SilverEars - 5/3/14 at 8:16pm
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The old one I'm referring to look at the joints on this HE-5LE.  And it comes with the same black cable as this one.  Does any of yours come with the cables like the one pictured?

 

That's certainly not the stock cable that came with my 6.  If you can, take a look at the driver, the metal traces on the 6 should be gold and to my knowledge that's always been the case, even with the very first preproduction run.  Dunno about the 5/5-LE though.

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If you look at every HE-6 online it has this type of joint.  :mad:  I'm upset that there was some fowl play from a seller.  Good thing, I still had my new one I got from Amazon, and my ears can pick up the differences.

 

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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

If you look at every HE-6 online it has this type of joint.  :mad:  I'm upset that there was some fowl play from a seller.  Good thing, I still had my new one I got from Amazon, and my ears can pick up the differences.

 

 

Mine has the old joint, but mine is old like 3.5 years old when they first came out.

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Mine has the old joint, but mine is old like 3.5 years old when they first came out.

Ok. It's probably the old one then. :o Did yours come with velour pads only and the black cable?

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Ok. It's probably the old one then. :o Did yours come with velour pads only and the black cable?

 

Like this.

 

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Nope, the whole cable is wrapped with black insulator. 
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