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post #8431 of 14887
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

Slightly different.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

I think this is the HE-5LE, but they are all constructed the same.  Not the greatest pictures, but better than nothing.

With earpad removed

Driver assembly popped out

Thank you!

post #8432 of 14887
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post


Meanwhile, have anyone tried removing the 1/4 foam on the driver to see if it affect the sound in anyway? 



It does not seem to affect the sound in anyway, probably just there to provide comfort to your tip of the ears brushing against the grilles.
Mine just disintegrated over time and did a clean up.
post #8433 of 14887

Been meaning to ask this for awhile - anyone can describe a more efficient way to replace the pads? taking them out is easy but putting them back is quite a pain, or am i doing it wrong? 

 

Appreciate some guidance..

post #8434 of 14887
I get three in by sliding the ring into position and then lift the pad over the last tab slightly and using a knife/small flatblade/soldering tool to bend the last tab down slightly to get it past the ring.
post #8435 of 14887

Thanks, HC...this pad swapping matter has always been an issue with me..very, very annoying. couldnt hifiman have made something simple like the Senns? rolleyes.gif

post #8436 of 14887
Don't fear bending the plastic ring. If 3 tabs are in they won't break when you push them to put the fourth ;-)
post #8437 of 14887

Protip: use a credit card to push the last 2 tabs in (or out) if you are swapping Hifiman pads. No risk, easy peasy.

post #8438 of 14887

I just give the pads a little squeeze at the edges in front of the tabs and they click into place without issue. It's sort of like a squeeze then roll into a push down. To remove, I do the opposite... squeeze then "scoop" my finger inwards (under the pad sorta) to lift the tab away. 


Edited by Armaegis - 3/17/13 at 1:15am
post #8439 of 14887
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I just give the pads a little squeeze at the edges in front of the tabs and they click into place without issue. It's sort of like a squeeze then roll into a push down. To remove, I do the opposite... squeeze then "scoop" my finger inwards (under the pad sorta) to lift the tab away. 

Yeah but finger dexterity varies widely between individuals, it's better to standardize the operation with a simple widely-available tool, ala credit card.

post #8440 of 14887
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I just give the pads a little squeeze at the edges in front of the tabs and they click into place without issue. It's sort of like a squeeze then roll into a push down. To remove, I do the opposite... squeeze then "scoop" my finger inwards (under the pad sorta) to lift the tab away. 


This works with the pleather pad for me. However, the velour pad's plastic ring seems much stiffer and I have to use a credit card.

 

Meanwhile, where's the He-6 + Audio gd Master 3 impressions from the OH meet? popcorn.gif

post #8441 of 14887
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post


This works with the pleather pad for me. However, the velour pad's plastic ring seems much stiffer and I have to use a credit card.

 

Meanwhile, where's the He-6 + Audio gd Master 3 impressions from the OH meet? popcorn.gif

 

 

That combo was  *******The Bomb********  I really liked it..

 

However, we did more talking than listening..  Oh well.  What's meets for anyway..biggrin.gif  

 

One thing for sure.  It seems like Audio-GD is putting out some good stuff in their top of the line stuff.

post #8442 of 14887
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

That combo was  *******The Bomb********  I really liked it..

 

However, we did more talking than listening..  Oh well.  What's meets for anyway..biggrin.gif  

 

One thing for sure.  It seems like Audio-GD is putting out some good stuff in their top of the line stuff.


Good to know. How does it compared to your First Watt? Also what did you guys use for preamp - the m51/d2/hilo?

post #8443 of 14887

We used the D2.

 

Both hit very good and hard in the bass region.  The only difference that I can tell was sound stage and space / instrument separation.  The Master 3 was more intimate where the F1J had more air, space and a wider soundstage IMO.  Both had very smooth treble up top without a bit of sibilance.  Both had plenty of current in reserve.  They both drove the HE-6 with plenty of authority.

 

Another thing was the F1J gets hot to the touch, while the Master 3 stays very cool.  

 

Can't go wrong at all with either.  

post #8444 of 14887
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

That combo was  *******The Bomb********  I really liked it..

 

However, we did more talking than listening..  Oh well.  What's meets for anyway..biggrin.gif  

 

One thing for sure.  It seems like Audio-GD is putting out some good stuff in their top of the line stuff.


Why you gotta do this to me? I'm still trying to save up for that Master-10 and reaching that goal is still so far away. At least I know I won't be disappointed by it when I do get it...

post #8445 of 14887

Damn... so we should really go for Audio-GD Master 7 + Master 1 + Master 2 then,huh? wink_face.gif

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