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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

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?

The older pads have different fabric, softer and more comfortable.
post #12407 of 16155
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post

They are the same, but not the same as the K702 65th Anniversary pads.  Part numbers are listed in the various AKG service manuals.

Thank you.
post #12408 of 16155
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Ah, got it now.  Never saw the old pads.  Does the mounting ring come out like it does on the new pads?  When I did my mod, I taped the pads to mounting ring.  If you can get the mounting ring out, I suppose you could tape them directly to the cups.  Not sure, though.

It's easy to test the K702 pads.  That's what I did with my existing Q701 pads before ordering a new pair.  Just use plain double-stick tape that can be removed easily.

Sorry, can't speak to the DT990 pads.

Hadn't thought of that...how do you remove the pad from its mounting ring, do you tear it apart or use a knife and carefully cut it free?
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Hadn't thought of that...how do you remove the pad from its mounting ring, do you tear it apart or use a knife and carefully cut it free?

 

I have the newer HFM pads (LEFT, in your pic), and the ring can be pulled out.  The vinyl overlaying it is fairly flexible.  It takes a little more effort and stretching/bending to get it back in, but it's doable if you work it around.  No cutting necessary.

post #12410 of 16155
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post
 

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. 


I just sold my Essence One. IMO it didnt sound good with the HE-500's. Plus I hated how the volume knob turned. Anyway, my recommendation is to get a separate DAC and amp setup. For well under a grand the route I am now going is a Schiit Bifrost w/ Uber Analog and USB Gen 2 upgrades for the DAC (about $530) and an Emotiva mini-X a-100 for the amp (about $220 without mods).


Edited by ben_r_ - 2/22/14 at 4:38pm
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I just sold my Essence One. IMO it didnt have enough power for the HE-500's. Plus I hated how the volume knob turned. Anyway, my recommendation is to get a separate DAC and amp setup. For well under a grand the route I am now going is a Schiit Bifrost w/ Uber Analog and USB Gen 2 upgrades for the DAC (about $530) and an Emotiva mini-X a-100 for the amp (about $220 without mods).

That's a good combo. Anything more expensive would just be overkill.

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

That's a good combo. Anything more expensive would just be overkill.
Ur sure??? blink.gif
post #12413 of 16155
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

I doubt it's powerful enough..?

The NFB 28 delivers 8w @ 40 ohms, the HE-500s are 38 ohms. That is MORE than enough power.

post #12414 of 16155
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

That's a good combo. Anything more expensive would just be overkill.

 

 

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Ur sure??? blink.gif

Not when you're concerned. :D

Watch the below Youtube, It is very interesting and illuminating. This is from the AES where all the guys who design amps and DACs hang out.

Poppy Crum, is a Senior Scientist at Dolby Laboratories and she's easy on the eyes.

 

 


Edited by StanD - 2/22/14 at 11:34am
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edited...am in cool mode now biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/22/14 at 7:06pm
post #12416 of 16155
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Power alone is not holy... Anyone checky the powersupply capacity? I saw that their TOTL headphone amp..the precision 1 only has a capacity of 45.000uF.. And thats for 2x16w into 40ohm (ACCORDING TO THEM).. Thats peanuts if u see the capacity of my ONLY REAL and realtime meassured 5,28w into 50ohm..my amp has 650.000uF! Thats more then a hundreds time the capacity of an amp being offically 3times more powerfull... I wonder whats more important.. Only power or the means to use that power? (reserves in capacitance).. ..

View the video I put a link for on the previous page. And don't hate me. ;)

post #12417 of 16155

Hi guys, I've just ordered the original HE-6 OCC balanced copper cable at the end of January for my HE-500 (replace that stiff silver plated cable which annoys me to no end) which finally arrived today. I found that they have changed from a clear sleeve to a black sleeve, does anybody knows is HiFiMan actually improving the cable for the upcoming HE560 and 400i or it's just aesthetic changes? 

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Ur sure??? blink.gif


I am.

post #12419 of 16155
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Originally Posted by Chik0240 View Post
 

Hi guys, I've just ordered the original HE-6 OCC balanced copper cable at the end of January for my HE-500 (replace that stiff silver plated cable which annoys me to no end) which finally arrived today. I found that they have changed from a clear sleeve to a black sleeve, does anybody knows is HiFiMan actually improving the cable for the upcoming HE560 and 400i or it's just aesthetic changes? 

SQ will not be affected, unless they screw up. If they can make the cable more flexible and get rid of the microphonics, that would be welcome.

post #12420 of 16155
Thanks guys for the suggestions. The Audio GD models are looking good right now. Is there any advantage if going balanced? I saw someone say that balanced and single ended were very similar on the NFB 10.
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