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^ Gratzzzzzzzz.  :beerchug:

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^ Gratzzzzzzzz.  :beerchug:

I can see that storage will be a problem. I don't think they're going to sit in the storage box with the cables on and I'm not going to be messing with them on and off. The cloth bag doesn't make all the way around well enough with the cables either. They don't fit in the huge Slappa case that I can fit my HD600's in. But I do have an extra DSLR camera bag that they should be able to fit in. Problem solved. Damn these cans sound good.

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I can see that storage will be a problem. I don't think they're going to sit in the storage box with the cables on and I'm not going to be messing with them on and off. The cloth bag doesn't make all the way around well enough with the cables either. They don't fit in the huge Slappa case that I can fit my HD600's in. But I do have an extra DSLR camera bag that they should be able to fit in. Problem solved. Damn these cans sound good.


Enjoy them first.  You can try the simple grill cloth removal mod later to open them a bit more even.  I did mine after 3 weeks of ownership and would never go back to stock.  Jergpad mod will also bring up SQ a notch.  I personally testify that one. :p

post #10084 of 18011

Hello -,

 

I am researching to buy a high-end headphone and HE 500 comes as recommendation more than often. When I looked at the spec it seems to be around 500 grams, is that correct or there is a mistake somewhere? If it is really 500 grams, doesn't it cause any discomfort to wear it for a long listening sessions?

 

Thanks.

post #10085 of 18011
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Originally Posted by sarahkho View Post
 

Hello -,

 

I am researching to buy a high-end headphone and HE 500 comes as recommendation more than often. When I looked at the spec it seems to be around 500 grams, is that correct or there is a mistake somewhere? If it is really 500 grams, doesn't it cause any discomfort to wear it for a long listening sessions?

 

Thanks.


The weight of the HE500 is indeed a concern for some people who are looking into acquiring this HP.  When I first got mine, I felt that  it was quite heavy and uncomfortable compared to my other HPs.  It took me couple weeks to adjust physically and mentally.  Now, I don't have a problem whatsoever.  HE500 won't be as comfortable as HD800 or the Beyers for sure but IMO, these physical specs should not be the deal breaking factors;  at least, for me, they weren't.

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Originally Posted by sarahkho View Post
 

Hello -,

 

I am researching to buy a high-end headphone and HE 500 comes as recommendation more than often. When I looked at the spec it seems to be around 500 grams, is that correct or there is a mistake somewhere? If it is really 500 grams, doesn't it cause any discomfort to wear it for a long listening sessions?

 

Thanks.

Nope, they're more, 502 grams, excuse my humor. Mine just arrived and I'm used to an HD600 which is known to be very comfortable. So far I see no issues with comfort with the HE-500's. They sound very good and everyone around you will get to know your musical tastes as they leak bigtime. Anyway, I prefer listening in a quiet room when using open cans, so not a big deal for me.

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Originally Posted by sarahkho View Post
 

Hello -,

 

I am researching to buy a high-end headphone and HE 500 comes as recommendation more than often. When I looked at the spec it seems to be around 500 grams, is that correct or there is a mistake somewhere? If it is really 500 grams, doesn't it cause any discomfort to wear it for a long listening sessions?

 

Thanks.

I find it very comfortable. Just train your neck. ;)

post #10088 of 18011

It will be noticeable at first. Then you'll develop stronger neck muscles to compensate. It's my daily workout in place of the gym.

post #10089 of 18011

Does anybody here have the Mr Speakers Mad Dogs and how do they compare. I'm in need for a closed can..

post #10090 of 18011
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I find it very comfortable. Just train your neck. ;)


Even though you probably were joking, I actually train my neck while listening to the HE500 by slowly rocking my head back and forth, then side to side.

I call this resistance training.   :p

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Even though you probably were joking, I actually train my neck while listening to the HE500 by slowly rocking my head back and forth, then side to side.

I call this resistance training.   :p

I call it getting a groove into the music. :L3000:

post #10092 of 18011
I find the HE-500 to be as comfortable as any headphone I've owned in the past. I've just ordered myself the Audeze LCD-XC. They'll put my neck muscles to the test.
post #10093 of 18011
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Does anybody here have the Mr Speakers Mad Dogs and how do they compare. I'm in need for a closed can..

The HE500s are on a different level to the mad dogs. Orthos are generally darker and the Mad Dogs are even darker than the HE500s. In comparison the highs of HE500s are further extended without being harsh, the mids are similar but slightly smoother and the bass slams harder and extends a lot further too. The mad dogs sound quite open for a closed can but are nowhere wide and open as the HE500s. I still use my mad dogs on rotation as it's still quite a good headphone plus it's closed so I can use it in the office, the streets and when I'm lying in bed next to my Mrs. The mad dogs are also miles more comfortable than the HE500s
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The HE500s are on a different level to the mad dogs. Orthos are generally darker and the Mad Dogs are even darker than the HE500s. In comparison the highs of HE500s are further extended without being harsh, the mids are similar but slightly smoother and the bass slams harder and extends a lot further too. The mad dogs sound quite open for a closed can but are nowhere wide and open as the HE500s. I still use my mad dogs on rotation as it's still quite a good headphone plus it's closed so I can use it in the office, the streets and when I'm lying in bed next to my Mrs. The mad dogs are also miles more comfortable than the HE500s

Thanks! I would pretty much just use them so I don't annoy people late at night. HE-500 are like putting speakers on :rolleyes:

 

Now I just hope somebody here sells me their Mad Dogs :D

post #10095 of 18011
He-500 weighs 502 g without earpads and cord. The earpads weigh 40 g. So all in all they'll weigh around 550g.
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