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All my cables are home made , I was using moon audio black dragon but recently I switched to canare star quad

I think the climate here in South Australia is quite similar to South Africa , I have to keep one finger on the metal frame of the shopping trolley at the supermarket or I get a belt every few steps

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Anyone know a good grill to use for the grill mod?

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Office supplies shops sell document trays and rubbish bins made of mesh that's good to work with and cheap. Document trays are probably better because they're flat, but make sure you get sufficient unimpeded mesh (i.e. No reinforcement or ridges)to cut 2 circles out.
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I tried my HE-500s with the Matrix Quattro amp last night. Running in balanced mode, the Quattro has excellent synergy with the HE-500s and it's only $300-400 so a bargain for quality, fully-balanced amplification. I wouldn't bother with it for single-ended operation, but it's a gem when running balanced.
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Listening to my HE-500 now, using the stock (silver) braided cable.  Never had any issue with static electricity, based in Delhi where summer temps in my office (AC on) easily reach 36 centigrade, with a relative humidity of max. 20% during april-may.  Sounds strange but for the OP, a fixed ground line should do the trick (as well as perhaps extra insulation around the cables).

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Listening to my HE-500 now, using the stock (silver) braided cable.  Never had any issue with static electricity, based in Delhi where summer temps in my office (AC on) easily reach 36 centigrade, with a relative humidity of max. 20% during april-may.  Sounds strange but for the OP, a fixed ground line should do the trick (as well as perhaps extra insulation around the cables).

 

I am assuming you wear the velour earpads in that Delhi weather. A few years ago I was in Noida around the same time of the year and it was impossible to wear any pleather or leather pads without it getting soaked in sweat, especially outside.

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I am assuming you wear the velour earpads in that Delhi weather. A few years ago I was in Noida around the same time of the year and it was impossible to wear any pleather or leather pads without it getting soaked in sweat, especially outside.
Airco? Or huge fan? biggrin.gif
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Indeed, am wearing the velours pads, dust-magnets though they are.  But the dry march-june heat is nothing, been here since 2008 (returning to Europe this summer though) and I've grown used to getting up before dawn and taking my first espresso (and until recently my first cigarette of the day) around daybreak when the temperature's a balmy 28 centigrade or so.  Monsoon is worse, reminds me of Houston on steroids, humidity wise.

 

Music tip of the day:  I've discovered some recordings of what is one of the finest violinists of the 20th century:  Georg Kulenkampff who along millions of others, had the misfortune of being professionally active in 1930's Germany.  His 1937 rendition of Schumann's violin concerto in D- (composed while Schumann was affected by tertiary syphilis, which influenced his sense of tempo but anyway...) with the Berliner Philarmoniker is absolutely breathtaking.  They have it on Presto classical, produced by the Japanese 'Kura' label and based on old 78 rpm recordings.  Recorded in mono, obviously.  And very much one of those recordings where you want to leave your HD-800 locked away due to all the artefacts.

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Indeed, am wearing the velours pads, dust-magnets though they are.  But the dry march-june heat is nothing, been here since 2008 (returning to Europe this summer though) and I've grown used to getting up before dawn and taking my first espresso (and until recently my first cigarette of the day) around daybreak when the temperature's a balmy 28 centigrade or so.  Monsoon is worse, reminds me of Houston on steroids, humidity wise.

 

Music tip of the day:  I've discovered some recordings of what is one of the finest violinists of the 20th century:  Georg Kulenkampff who along millions of others, had the misfortune of being professionally active in 1930's Germany.  His 1937 rendition of Schumann's violin concerto in D- (composed while Schumann was affected by tertiary syphilis, which influenced his sense of tempo but anyway...) with the Berliner Philarmoniker is absolutely breathtaking.  They have it on Presto classical, produced by the Japanese 'Kura' label and based on old 78 rpm recordings.  Recorded in mono, obviously.  And very much one of those recordings where you want to leave your HD-800 locked away due to all the artefacts.

Anything that is described as Houston on steroids is a level of humidity I do not want to experience, I recall walking through med center in july and I'm fairly certain fish could have lived on land that day.

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All my cables are home made , I was using moon audio black dragon but recently I switched to canare star quad

I think the climate here in South Australia is quite similar to South Africa , I have to keep one finger on the metal frame of the shopping trolley at the supermarket or I get a belt every few steps


I am going to attempt a diy cable, on the connector to the headphone the pos goes to the center,

where do you solder the ground? Anything else I should know or watch for? Thanks

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I am going to attempt a diy cable, on the connector to the headphone the pos goes to the center,

where do you solder the ground? Anything else I should know or watch for? Thanks

 

On the knurled portion.  Have a look at this post:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/676402/diy-cable-questions-and-comments-thread#post_9697477

 

HTH.

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On the knurled portion.  Have a look at this post:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/676402/diy-cable-questions-and-comments-thread#post_9697477

 

HTH

Thanks:beerchug:

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Originally Posted by rnadell View Post
 


I am going to attempt a diy cable, on the connector to the headphone the pos goes to the center,

where do you solder the ground? Anything else I should know or watch for? Thanks


I do things a little differently

I first remove the knurled portion completely this opens up access to the positive connection

Then I solder the ground to the back of the body

Cover with glue lined heat-shrink to finish

Some kind of magnifier helps allot

Good luck

post #13439 of 16678

Now I totally get what people mean when they say the HE-500 needs power to sound good. I got a V200 in today and my HE-500s came alive, they have never sounded this good. 

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Now I totally get what people mean when they say the HE-500 needs power to sound good. I got a V200 in today and my HE-500s came alive, they have never sounded this good. 


What were you using before?

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