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post #31 of 39

carefully spread the headband wider by opening a pair of pliers or similar within the head band then the end piece will pull out. the padding band will then slide out of the main head band. the end clip snaps back in on reassembly

post #32 of 39

Superdux,

 

how did you go about getting into your 565's? I cannot see how I can get to the driver to do the intermitancy fix?

Any advice greatly appreciated, I don;t want to force something I shouldn't.

 

Thanks!

post #33 of 39

its hard explaining how i got to the driver, but this link should help a bit:

 

http://www.pbase.com/jeepy206/580_intermittency_repairs

 

you can pry the "holders" which attach headband with the cup, through just prying them off or pulling them off till the "knob" pops out.

have you already tried using sennheiser hd650 cable? this would be the first solution to try, because they are a bit larger than the ones from the hd565. so i´d suggest you buy one of those and try that first, because working on the spring can be dangerous becuase the really thin wire going to the driver is attached there too.

 

but just in case you need to know all the steps getting to the driver, i´ll try and go through with you, just ask.have some time on hand;)


Edited by superdux - 1/29/13 at 6:00am
post #34 of 39

Ok there`s an update: as seen in the youtube video from innerfidelity you can order new springs from the sennheiser sales department if the bigger cable from the hd650 and some spring adjustment doesn´t work.

be sure to ask if the springs fit your hd565 when ordering but i don´t see a reason why they shouldn´t.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBpic9jbjzs&list=UUs5A6Gg74iPHyTFJh69w-RA&index=1

post #35 of 39

WOW ....... they are so unique :)

post #36 of 39

I still have my (15 years old) 565s and still love them :) It predates head-fi, so no surprise that most people here have never heard of them. I remember a few years ago I decided that it's upgrade time, and bought a pair of HD595s. Hey, the number on it is higher, and it looks more futuristic, so it must be better, right? Wrong. Even after extensive burn-in, the 595s were clearly inferior (with my Corda amp). In the end I sold them, what a disappointment that was.

 

I'd describe the sound of the 565s as a slightly less refined, more in your face version of the 580/600, which can be a bad or good thing, depending on the type of music.

 

Regarding the headband pad replacement, i took a much easier route: just put on a beyerdynamic 770/880/990 replacement pad. I didn't even took out the old deflated headband pad. It fits perfectly snugly, doesn't slide to the sides, and looks pretty cool.

 

 


Edited by nothingface - 11/14/13 at 10:18am
post #37 of 39
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Originally Posted by nothingface View Post

I still have my (15 years old) 565s and still love them smily_headphones1.gif It predates head-fi, so no surprise that most people here have never heard of them. I remember a few years ago I decided that it's upgrade time, and bought a pair of HD595s. Hey, the number on it is higher, and it looks more futuristic, so it must be better, right? Wrong. Even after extensive burn-in, the 595s were clearly inferior (with my Corda amp). In the end I sold them, what a disappointment that was.

I'd describe the sound of the 565s as a slightly less refined, more in your face version of the 580/600, which can be a bad or good thing, depending on the type of music.




I agree with you about the HD565, one of the best price/performance headphones of its times. It was never properly appreciated in the 1990s as headphone amping was still in its infancy then.

I haven't listened to it for a year or so, but gonna rev it up and drive it hard with my pseudo-balanced OTL Audiotailor Jade this weekend. Maybe it can give the K500 a match.
post #38 of 39
Thread Starter 

Returned to these again after I've made some improvements on the amp front, and they sound better than ever. There's attack, presence, resolution and power. If you spot a pair - grab them.

 

Here are the three different versions:

 

post #39 of 39
Thread Starter 

Needed to separate the steel headband from the plastic yoke.

 

All you need is a flat bladed knife. Insert it carefully between plastic and steel, then gently pull the metal piece out. Done.

 

Clicks easily back into place. Some lubrication with a pencil will help if there's a squeak problem.

 

 

 


Edited by MDR30 - 8/23/14 at 10:39pm
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