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post #14206 of 14883
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

Alright fess up now. Who is the good doctor? I'll fix an appointment as well.

Luis Flores does a bunch of HE-6 mods, not sure who Preep is using though.
post #14207 of 14883
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There are a couple of us riding the special monoblock train. Choo choo... :blink::tongue:

+1

 

I'm ridin' the special monoblock train also. Making NO Commuter stops pedestrian or otherwise. :veryevil:

post #14208 of 14883
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post


Luis Flores does a bunch of HE-5 mods, not sure who Preep is using though.

FTFY

post #14209 of 14883
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 

FTFY

 

Nope, I meant HE-6. I've been considering sending mine to him to have mini-XLR jacks installed and a better color painted on, and maybe a few other things (I seem to recall reading somewhere, I think in this thread, that there's a series of other modifications he can do as well). He definitely does a lot of work on the HE-5 as well, though. 

post #14210 of 14883
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post
 

 

Nope, I meant HE-6. I've been considering sending mine to him to have mini-XLR jacks installed and a better color painted on, and maybe a few other things (I seem to recall reading somewhere, I think in this thread, that there's a series of other modifications he can do as well). He definitely does a lot of work on the HE-5 as well, though. 


Having talked to Luis personally many times, I completely forgot he mods other headphones on the side!

 

What I liked the most was the leather headband replacement. mmm that is very nice with a bit more padding compared to the pleather we use now.

post #14211 of 14883

Just put some Audeze vegan pads on my HE6, as suggested in this thread.

 

Wow - tamed the brightness and increased the comfort. Well worth it. :beyersmile:

post #14212 of 14883
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post


Having talked to Luis personally many times, I completely forgot he mods other headphones on the side!

What I liked the most was the leather headband replacement. mmm that is very nice with a bit more padding compared to the pleather we use now.

No worries!

When you talk about the leather headband, are you talking about the HE-5? Because if you have experience with any of the HE-6 mods, I'd love to hear anything you'd care to share about it! smily_headphones1.gif
post #14213 of 14883
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Just put some Audeze vegan pads on my HE6, as suggested in this thread.

 

Wow - tamed the brightness and increased the comfort. Well worth it. :beyersmile:

Did you get the brown or black one ?

post #14214 of 14883

Regarding the vegan pads, is there a consensus on where the treble is tamed? They look wonderfully comfortable but I want to keep to an analytical, neutral can.

post #14215 of 14883
I just ordered the black Vegan pads. I guess it will be incomplete until I do the felt pad mod (grill mod done). It it gets me a little closer to the one thing I am missing from the HD800, it will be worth it.

I did not plan on doing it after purplegoat said 3-10 hours. Like most engineers I am OCD so it might take me double the time.

Double that again as I probably end up doing the felt mod on me HE-500s I use in the office.

If anybody is getting them reprainted, please advise. I am interested in how long it takes, cost and durability of the finish.
post #14216 of 14883

What's the one thing you're missing from the HD800?

 

I'll be interested to know how you do it and how long it takes you. I'm rather OCD as well and I didn't have good enough tools to feel comfortable..

post #14217 of 14883
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post
 

Did you get the brown or black one ?


Asked for black in the order - received black - no problem.

post #14218 of 14883
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Originally Posted by purplegoat View Post
 

Regarding the vegan pads, is there a consensus on where the treble is tamed? They look wonderfully comfortable but I want to keep to an analytical, neutral can.

 

Only had a couple of hours on my HE6 with the vegan pads - so a little early to say too much - but from what I have heard so far it seems to have tamed the occasional sharpness in the top end of the treble. There were times when my HE6 got a little close to shrill, at least to my ears.

post #14219 of 14883

that sounds nice, I've also experienced shrillness sometimes. thanks for the response

post #14220 of 14883
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Originally Posted by purplegoat View Post
 

that sounds nice, I've also experienced shrillness sometimes. thanks for the response


Made a big change in the comfort as well - definitely worth a try. :dt880smile:

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