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post #13306 of 19436
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Originally Posted by punit View Post


Do you have to cut / modify the plastic inner rings for the HM5 pads or is it a straight fit ?
No modification required. The pads just fit over the plastic ring just like the hifiman pleather.
post #13307 of 19436
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

My pair measured 61 Ohms previously. Will now measure them post hard wiring, would like to see them drop.
Mine came in at 39 ohm hardwired, I think these were the lowest.
post #13308 of 19436
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

My pair measured 61 Ohms previously. Will now measure them post hard wiring, would like to see them drop.

 

Do not get surprised in you measure 60.0 to 60.5, which makes no sonic difference IMO.

post #13309 of 19436
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Originally Posted by sluker View Post


No modification required. The pads just fit over the plastic ring just like the hifiman pleather.

No. You MUST cut approx. 2 mm around the circumference of the plastic ring and it will perfectly fit into the HM5 pad. Otherwise, the plastic ring will be highly squeezed and may be deformed slightly. The original poster provided excellent instructions!!

post #13310 of 19436
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Originally Posted by sluker View Post


Mine came in at 39 ohm hardwired, I think these were the lowest.

There is no way to go from 60 so to 39 ohm with hardwiring, without other (?) modding. We are speaking for different wire gauge and fewer solder joints, not different resistor in series, IMO.

post #13311 of 19436
My first pair measured 41.1 and 41.3. I've not bothered with the latest pair received a year ago. The pivot rivet is not tapered.

So instead of dropping $80 on the vegan pads, sounds like it's prudent to wait for the 560 pads to see how they compare.
post #13312 of 19436
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Originally Posted by StryGR View Post
 

 

Do not get surprised in you measure 60.0 to 60.5, which makes no sonic difference IMO.

:thumb: I'm simply in the Grandstands watching my HiFiMAN Quarter Racehorse coming out of the backstretch. Clearing the picture, if you would, I've not made any claims about sonics. Nor, will any forthcoming readings in regards to resistance surprise me, whether it hovers around 60 Ohms or drops south. A lower measurement is something I merely would like to see happen.

 

Gotta meter I can borrow?

:popcorn:

post #13313 of 19436

Frankly I don't think the impedance/resistance in itself matters such a great deal either, provided L matches R (which it does in my case at least) and we're not talking 100 Ohm differences.  But it does indicate that we're still dealing with a comparatively 'artisanal' product imo.  That more or less jibes with a video about a factory visit to HifiMan which I saw on the site months ago and where one of the remarks was that some standardisation and coherence in assembly procedures would not be a bad thing.

post #13314 of 19436

Hmmm...it seems my curiosity about my cans current resistance is being interpreted as: 

- A change in presentation and tonality

- It matters a great deal

- Will make my tea taste better 

 

Have I got that right?

:popcorn: Gang, this is one member's enthusiasm for wanting to know the cans' current state. You know how we do in this hobby...wanting to know all the dirt. I do like the dialogue, though.  

post #13315 of 19436

That 560 pad looks well stitched together and in black too.

post #13316 of 19436
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Originally Posted by StryGR View Post

There is no way to go from 60 so to 39 ohm with hardwiring, without other (?) modding. We are speaking for different wire gauge and fewer solder joints, not different resistor in series, IMO.
I am in no way claiming that hardwiring had any impact on the resistance. However I remember some time back people speculating that the hi-fi man connectors caused some excess resistance. I have no idea as I never measured them before hardwiring.
My main reason for hardwiring was to be able to use my Q cables and all my home made 4 pin mini XLR cables.
post #13317 of 19436

I'm missing two things right now...dinner and digital meter! I'm looking forward to letting y'all know what I ate and what I measured. :normal_smile :

post #13318 of 19436

I think lower ohms will give you louder volume. Not sure if these variances cause SQ differences. I don't have a meter either.  I think you just do ohm meter on the connector.

post #13319 of 19436
So is there an updated HE-6 on the horizon? I am tempted to get the HE-6, but if they can squeeze some more goodness out of it I'm interested.
post #13320 of 19436

:sigh: Inside my listening room I've both quality and quantity of power. The resistance of my beloved HE-6 is more or less fact finding...no worries, really. 

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