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post #1936 of 3302
Well, I can see why you guys were raving about paring the HE-4 with an old vintage integrated amp. Just got my hands on a NAD 3150 and I am certainly surprised by the sound (not to mention all the features).
post #1937 of 3302

Those pads look awesome, I wish they could keep the sound sig!

post #1938 of 3302
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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post

Those pads look awesome, I wish they could keep the sound sig!

My thoughts exactly... hoping the new he-560 pads will do the trick for comfort and not change the sound. Just more waiting...
post #1939 of 3302
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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post
 

Those pads look awesome, I wish they could keep the sound sig!

The sound with them can still be a nice alternative to the HE4 sound. Honestly it's like a different headphone with the same planar magnetic delivery. Not bad having two different sounds from one phone (vs owning another one). However one of the the things that really makes the HE4 shine to me is it's accurate reproduction of stringed instruments with it's treble micro details and unfortunately that's lost.

post #1940 of 3302
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My thoughts exactly... hoping the new he-560 pads will do the trick for comfort and not change the sound. Just more waiting...

Oh guyz. I already told you, the DT 880 Velours sound the same on the HE 4 as the stock ones do, best of all the DT 880 VElours are much more comfy

post #1941 of 3302
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Oh guyz. I already told you, the DT 880 Velours sound the same on the HE 4 as the stock ones do, best of all the DT 880 VElours are much more comfy
That's good to know!
post #1942 of 3302
How can the 560 pads be mounted to the HE4? They use a different mechanism. So I'm curious.
post #1943 of 3302
Do they? Damn the luck!
post #1944 of 3302
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

How can the 560 pads be mounted to the HE4? They use a different mechanism. So I'm curious.

I'm fairly certain jerg confirmed that they use the same mounting mechanism (4 tabs), just that the plastic rings where adhered to the new pads on his demo pair.

post #1945 of 3302
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Oh guyz. I already told you, the DT 880 Velours sound the same on the HE 4 as the stock ones do, best of all the DT 880 VElours are much more comfy

I remember, but they're just so damned ugly... Maybe the black velour beyer pads would work?
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

How can the 560 pads be mounted to the HE4? They use a different mechanism. So I'm curious.

The HE-560s use a modified tab system, but the ring inside the pad is removable. If we're lucky, Hifiman will be generous and include both sets of rings in these improved Jerg-inspired pads.
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post

I'm fairly certain jerg confirmed that they use the same mounting mechanism (4 tabs), just that the plastic rings where adhered to the new pads on his demo pair.

He did, just too many off topic comments in the HE-560 threads to find it anymore!
post #1946 of 3302
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I remember, but they're just so damned ugly... Maybe the black velour beyer pads would work?

 

Just make sure you get the EDT990 pads and not the EDT770 pads.

post #1947 of 3302
Got my HE-4 yesterday and I've been listening to it for the whole day, comparing it to the DT880 @600 Ohms (with custom cable, never heard the original and I have no idea if it makes any difference), both running through the Aune T1 (stock tube).

And I gotta say they're both much more alike than what I thought.

Maybe my ears aren't sensitive enough or the Aune T1 doesn't do justice to the HE-4. The only differences I can tell are that the HE-4 is a little more balanced, airyer and maybe bigger soundstage because of that, and micro detail.
post #1948 of 3302
They do have similarities, listened for the first time to the DT880 600ohm at a meet last weekend (used to own the Pro) and the HE4 to me is better. If you bought new I would give it at least 100hrs before comparing.


Also if you're willing to mod, a grill mod and felt mod would do wonders for it.
Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 5/1/14 at 10:34pm
post #1949 of 3302
Not sure how powerful the T1 is, but the HE4 scales up CONSIDERABLY with better amping. It can also change in character depending on what you amp it with. It was fun off the Lyr, and very refined off the SA-31.
post #1950 of 3302

The T1 puts out somewhere in the ballpark of a Watt if I remember correctly. You want more power to go with for the HE4. While it might sound quite good off the T1, an amp with more power like an Audio GD, Emo will sound considerably more refined.

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