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My HE-500's arrived today along with a Mytek 192 DSD DAC and some Oyaide firewire and USB cables.  The Mytek is one of a handful of DACs that can accept a firewire connection.  Source is a 2010 Mac Mini with Audirvana Plus.

 

Even with both the HE-500's and Mytek, cold out of the box, the sound is quite luscious and delicious.  Been playing a bunch of songs and albums ranging from 16/44.1, 24/96 and 24/192, all in AIFF format.

 

Oddly enough, my HE-500's came with the silver cables instead of the newer black Canare.  All's good though since I was going to buy the silver cables anyways, now I'll just have to buy the black Canare cables.  :D

 

 

 

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So how much are they getting for these Jerg pads you guys keep talking about? I looked through the DIY for the mod but havent seen any prices. Not interested in PM them about pricing as the pricing should be posted out there I would think. Ill PM him if I want to actually buy a set.

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STAHP going on and on about your special jergulor pads!!

 

I kid ;)  They do really improve on the sound, even if you make them yourself.  I'd love to see Ryan's handiwork.

Someone knows how to push your buttons. So when's your next pad mod project starting?

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So how much are they getting for these Jerg pads you guys keep talking about? I looked through the DIY for the mod but havent seen any prices. Not interested in PM them about pricing as the pricing should be posted out there I would think. Ill PM him if I want to actually buy a set.


if i remember it correctly it was 40usd excl. postage.. dont know the recent price..

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Someone knows how to push your buttons. So when's your next pad mod project starting?

 

LOL.  Other way 'round, I reckon :D

 

When AKG finally gets some "real" K712 pads into their US warehouse.  Annoyingly, they use the same part number for the K702 65th Anniversary pads and the K712 pads, but when each is purchased new, they come with different pads.  I took a chance and ordered a pair, and of course got the K702 Annie pads.  While the memory foam is extremely comfortable, they absolute killed my Q701s.  If they muffle that one, I hate to think what they'd do to the HE-500s.  Silly AKG.  At least they admitted they don't have the K712 pads atm.

 

....

 

annnnnnnnnnnnd cue my man Nimzerz! ;)


Edited by ThurstonX - 2/18/14 at 10:47am
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LOL.  Other way 'round, I reckon :D

 

When AKG finally gets some "real" K712 pads into their US warehouse.  Annoyingly, they use the same part number for the K702 65th Anniversary pads and the K712 pads, but when each is purchased new, they come with different pads.  I took a chance and ordered a pair, and of course got the K702 Annie pads.  While the memory foam is extremely comfortable, they absolute killed my Q701s.  If they muffle that one, I hate to think what they'd do to the HE-500s.  Silly AKG.  At least they admitted they don't have the K712 pads atm.

 

....

 

annnnnnnnnnnnd cue my man Nimzerz! ;)

His mind is probably elsewhere at the moment. :blink:

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I'm just happy cause the girl said shell smoke with me tomorrow. I'm just tryin to get it to be just us rather than with a few other friends...
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I'm just happy cause the girl said shell smoke with me tomorrow. I'm just tryin to get it to be just us rather than with a few other friends...

I like shell smoking. Thought it was only known in the Netherlands, but guess not.

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I'm just happy cause the girl said shell smoke with me tomorrow. I'm just tryin to get it to be just us rather than with a few other friends...

Shell? Did you start early?

Is your plan to get her wasted and take advantage of her headphones?

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Shell? Did you start early?
Is your plan to get her wasted and take advantage of her headphones?
Lmao, no. It's to have a great time. And she'll*
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Lmao, no. It's to have a great time. And she'll*

Ha, She'll have a great time, only she might not remember it. You're such a bad boy. What if you zone out and she takes advantage of you and you don't even remember?

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Ha, She'll have a great time, only she might not remember it. You're such a bad boy. What if you zone out and she takes advantage of you and you don't even remember?
Pshhhh that's fine! Lol jk but she's a newbie stoner so it's ok smily_headphones1.gif
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Pshhhh that's fine! Lol jk but she's a newbie stoner so it's ok smily_headphones1.gif

You better check her driver's license for the age of consent. Otherwise, we'll be seeing your picture on CNN and you might not be wearing your headphones. Bah, teenagers:D

post #12284 of 13393
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
 

So how much are they getting for these Jerg pads you guys keep talking about? I looked through the DIY for the mod but havent seen any prices. Not interested in PM them about pricing as the pricing should be posted out there I would think. Ill PM him if I want to actually buy a set.

It's currently US$60 + shipping + Paypal fees (in case you pay that way).

 

AFAIK, interest list closed yesterday, but of course you can PM him and see how it goes.

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It's currently US$60 + shipping + Paypal fees (in case you pay that way).

 

AFAIK, interest list closed yesterday, but of course you can PM him and see how it goes.


Thanks for the info but meh, Im good. Im still dealing with the fact that I had to switch the pads to the velours, buy an HD-650 head pad to make the HE-500's fit something close to good, and spend money getting a different cable to replace the horrible one that it came with which rattles and grinds like a chain link fence every time I turned my head. I think Im done dumping money into a product that should be perfect right out of the box for the price they charge for it.

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