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I'm sure that this has been said before, but I'm loving the grill mod. I went to buy a bin for the mod and the sound is much better after the mod. It costs almost nothing and takes about 15 minutes. 

post #12392 of 15188
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thanks again my friend...i will try both..but that beeeep enviromental thingie cant be disconnected!! its or or or... well..i have to use my ears...but i always like to be prepared so i have a good base to work from :rolleyes:

 

now listening to ennio morreconi - chi may (sang by lisa gastoni..) bitrate:800 flac .....that voice!! and those violins on the left in the back!! just bliss... those were the days REAL music was made

So you're a fossil? You don't care for heavily compressed T&A Music littered with curse words and violent threats? For the forseeable future musicianship is on hold. That's why to many people Beats cans are the bomb, Deaf and Dumb now has a new meaning, not as a belittling term for the disabled but instead for the musically challenged. The Beatles wanted to "Hold your hand" while the current breed wants to "Cut off your hand." This stuff isn't going to go away soon enough.

post #12393 of 15188
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post
 

I'm sure that this has been said before, but I'm loving the grill mod. I went to buy a bin for the mod and the sound is much better after the mod. It costs almost nothing and takes about 15 minutes. 

This post should wake up Mr. Howell.

post #12394 of 15188
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

This post should wake up Mr. Howell.

 

*YAAAAAAAAAAWN*

 

What?  Grill mod?  Pih!  Talk to me when you've got some proper pads!

 

*sleepy grumpy man wonders back to bed*

post #12395 of 15188

I didn't see a response.   Clearly, Mary Ann.

post #12396 of 15188
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

*YAAAAAAAAAAWN*

 

What?  Grill mod?  Pih!  Talk to me when you've got some proper pads!

 

*sleepy grumpy man wonders back to bed*

Cranky dawg.

post #12397 of 15188
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I didn't see a response.   Clearly, Mary Ann.

Dam straight, two thumbs up for Mary Ann. 

Ginger was overrated and scrawny. Probably a bulimic, at a bare minimum an anorexic.

post #12398 of 15188
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LOL.  I didn't realize answering a legitimate question constituted BAIT... but eat up, fishy fishy fishy fish! wink.gif


P.S. - I knew you'd bite biggrin.gif

For the record, everyone, you really need to try the AKG Q701 pads on your HFM cans.

Are the Q701 pads any different than the K702?
post #12399 of 15188
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post

Can you post a pic, or pix, of your pads?  Did you get your HE-500s new?

sorry, thought you had the AKG-like pads.  Get him to post pix  ;-)

FWIW, I use Q701 pads on my HE-500s, primarily for comfort, though I like the sound, too.  I just taped the HFM mounting rings to the pads and... mounted them.  The sizes matched up just fine, no trimming or anything needed.



The above photo shows the new pads on the left and the old pads on the right. The tabs on the new pads hold more firmly in place, however the cushions are harder and less comfortable than the old ones, making me wonder if the K702 pads would work? How about DT990 pads, would they fit on the HE-500?
Edited by vlach - 2/22/14 at 1:15am
post #12400 of 15188

Guys, any recommendations for an all in one under $1000 that pairs well with the HE-500? Might upgrade sometime in the future. 

 

Would the Essence One be good? I heard it's great value. 


Edited by lin0003 - 2/22/14 at 1:38am
post #12401 of 15188

Audio-GD NFB-28? I haven't heard it personally, but all the audio GD stuff I have heard thus far has paired well with the HE-500. YMMV

 

edit: I have heard the Compass 2 and it sounded good, I currently have the NFB 1.32 DAC myself.

post #12402 of 15188

Thanks mate, I'll definitely look into it. Really interested in the Essence one pairing because it is only $400 in Aus. Has anybody tried that combo? 

post #12403 of 15188
I doubt it's powerful enough..?
post #12404 of 15188

Have a look into the Audio GD NFB 5.32.

 

32 bit dac, Usb, Coaxial + optical. Delivers over 2 watts to HE500, more than enough for any headphones bar HE-6/HE5LE/4/K1000. Rather musical with filters to change the sound a bit, ACSS as well as without, changeable OP amps, can use purely as a dac as well. Has a good volume knob, which is welcome as many amps don't.

 

I personally have the NFB 28 and find nothing to flaw with any of my wide range of headphones.

 

Mind you with SS amps I hear only a small difference between them, if at all sometimes. I'm no expert with amps really - take it with a grain of salt

post #12405 of 15188
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Originally Posted by vlach View Post




The above photo shows the new pads on the left and the old pads on the right. The tabs on the new pads hold more firmly in place, however the cushions are harder and less comfortable than the old ones, making me wonder if the K702 pads would work? How about DT990 pads, would they fit on the HE-500?

Is it possible that the new pads aren't broken in yet and the old pads are softer because they've been used for some time and you've become accustomed to them?

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