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post #16 of 25



 

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Originally Posted by Pabro View Post

I think HE60/HEV70 combo sells at $1400 - $2500 USD these days, and the price is still going up.

 

As for the parts and refurbishment, I was lucky to get help from another fellow Head-fier (thank you, CodeScripted). One can order parts from Sennheiser USA, and can send the combo back for repair and refurbishment.

 

* headband cushion, around $12.

* ear pads, around $60.

* cable, around $102.

 

The labor at Senn USA is $100/h. I can tell you guys the cost on labors once mine is refurbished.

 

Hope these information helps.

 

Cheers.

 


 

just ordered a couple pairs of ear pads and a headband unit.    I'm pleasantly surpirsed that Senn still has them in stock.
 

 

post #17 of 25

Happy to get all the parts today!

 

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post #18 of 25
Thread Starter 

That's great! How much is the housing of HE60? Did you also buy the driver units? Looks like we can make one from all the parts? bigsmile_face.gif

post #19 of 25

Really shiny looking pads!  Are they any different from the old ones?  Thanks for sharing the pictures.

I didn't really notice until I got mine, but the blue grill is very cool; I wish they did something like that with their newer models.  I'm glad you got it in your picture.

post #20 of 25

I just bought ear pads and head band (complete set with cushion). Each costs ~$60.  Not too bad at all.    They seem exactly the same as the ones on my HE60.   BTW, I have the blue grills on mine and they do look extremely cool.


Edited by ast - 5/5/11 at 11:13pm
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Pabro View Post

That's great! How much is the housing of HE60? Did you also buy the driver units? Looks like we can make one from all the parts? bigsmile_face.gif

 

Part of the housing is no longer available and Sennheiser has no plans to restock those parts so building more isn't an option.  Ditto on the HE90, some of the parts are gone and will not be replaced. 
 

 

post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post



 

Part of the housing is no longer available and Sennheiser has no plans to restock those parts so building more isn't an option.  Ditto on the HE90, some of the parts are gone and will not be replaced. 
 

 


@spritzer: Cool! That's great information! I saw an ad you posted back in 2002, selling a HE60 that you built from parts. What a nice headphone! Do you mind sharing more details about that project? I learned that you mod the headphone to improve the sound quality.

 

Btw, with APureSound responding slowly these days, there are fewer options for the HE60 users who wants to have their headphone recabled or modded..

 

post #23 of 25

As a long time he60 fan, it would be very difficult to find all the posts regarding he60 v OII. Like everything else, much is left to personal preference, ear shape, and, tinnitus.   :-)

 

Good to know about the pads - need another pair.

post #24 of 25

 I just became an HE60 owner a few days ago, and am really impressed by these phones  - first listen extended to several hours of divine aural nirvana.

My pair is in mint condition and were professionally reterminated to Stax.  Earpads appear new, but am not sure if they are original or aftermarket -

they have soft 'simulated'? leather sides but velour facing to the pads.  This pair seems to have been worn by someone with a large head, as they are

quite loose on my head with no clamping whatsoever and I am hesitant to bend the band for fear of breakage. Any comments on these observations

on the headband and earpads would be appreciated.

I'm currently just running them off a Stax T-1 and getting satisfactory results and have been getting mixed advice as to amp upgrade.  What is the

difference between a KGSS and a KGSSHV, and which is better unmodded an SRM727 or SRM-717 (I am not a DIYer and am not comfortable

with modding especially first time on top end equipment.  Any amp recommendations also would be greatly appreciated.

So far I am enjoying these HE60s more than my Stax lineup, Koss ESP-950 and Jades.......to die for!

Bryan

post #25 of 25

HE60 works best with tubes.

If you want SS, the 717 has better synergy than the KGSS (good for O2, not so much for HE60 or SR-Omega).

Still, I like the HE60 better with the T1 most of the time, although for fast electronica I usually go for the 717.

 

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