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post #1306 of 3917

People really should try this, i managed to keep adhesive and felt 99% intact, and have added and pulled off a few times. Still adheres perfectly. You just have to be very very gentle and move slowly while pulling the felt off. 

post #1307 of 3917

I mean, only do it if youre comfortable with taking the hps apart. Im a guy thats taken apart electronics since i was under 10, so people new to that maybe should enjoy as-is. But, all it is, is a few screws and using your fingertips/nails to pull off felt, then re-attach driver and pads, good to go. ITS NOT a life-changing experience in sonic change. But if youre willing to tinker, you'll at the very least hear a change, whether you enjoy that change or not is up to your ears. Its just something to do, but, if you decide to tinker, please post your impressions.

post #1308 of 3917
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post


6 screws per side to separate the driver from the cup.

From there it's easy peasy. Removing the grill just means taking off the rings that hold it on. Jam both your thumb nail between the ring and cup at 1:30, pull down and once you have some flex, pull out towards you. The remaining 3 tabs will come out by pulling the ring towards the loosened tab.



6 screws per side to separate the driver from the cup.

From there it's easy peasy. Removing the grill just means taking off the rings that hold it on. Jam both your thumb nail between the ring and cup at 1:30, pull down and once you have some flex, pull out towards you. The remaining 3 tabs will come out by pulling the ring towards the loosened tab.

post #1309 of 3917

See, its easy as 1,2,3!!! 

post #1310 of 3917

The driver can't be separated from the cup completely because of the cable, so you'll have to keep it close to the cup (work on a table top) and you have to watch rotation so you don't turn the driver too much and yank the cables. It's not that hard at all.

post #1311 of 3917

YUP to much work for me! 

 

Ugh to busy to tinker any moar these days, 

 

actually... I've not BOUGHT the HE 4 yet... I have a seller but he's been afk for all of today... as soon as he shoots me a PM with his Pay Pal ... BAM I'll pay him and he can ship these... he told me he was ready to sell today... the he dissappeared :/ 

 

hoping I Hear from him VERY soon <.< 

post #1312 of 3917

@Mshenay: if your encouter any problem with your seller, shoot me a MP. I know someone who may sell his HE-4 & Unfortunetaly I haven't any money to buy it although I think this headphone is really one of the most impressively valuable heaphone I tried.  :(

post #1313 of 3917

He is back online, 

post #1314 of 3917

2nd try purchasing these. Let's hope it sticks this time.

post #1315 of 3917
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2nd try purchasing these. Let's hope it sticks this time.

Mine might be in tommorow or Tuesday 

post #1316 of 3917
Nice. I have to go through A 3rd party shipper to get it up here.

Really hoping its worth the extra effort and expense.
post #1317 of 3917
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Originally Posted by djcarpentier View Post

Nice. I have to go through A 3rd party shipper to get it up here.

Really hoping its worth the extra effort and expense.

What amp to you plan on driving them with 

post #1318 of 3917

I was going to write that exact sentence to you. I have two "vintage" receivers i bought off craigslist. A Sansui au-4900 and a yamaha cr-400. The Sansui powered my he-500's like no one's business. It's a bit of a warmer amp though and i'm sure that helped me to eventually sell the 500's as everything was just too thick for me (and i fell the 500's a bit of a dark headphone). The yamaha is more neutral, but i didn't have it when i had my 500's.So i think one or both should be great. From the sound of the he-4, the warmer Sansui might be a perfect match. I'm thinking of buying an even more powerful receiver (not just for power, looks awesome), and at that point i'm pretty sure even the he-6 would be sufficiently powered. What was your plan to power them?

post #1319 of 3917

iBasso pb2 portable, running LME 49990 op amps in single mode each, with Dummy Buffers set to low gain, keep as much current on tap as I can for the HE 4

 

and a Audio GD NFB 10ES2 

post #1320 of 3917

 

love that vintage gear!!!

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