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Originally Posted by joespride View Post
 

I use the stock cable with no issues personally,  I was never a believer in Break In but headphones have allowed me to hear things that were not audible with open air speakers, There were some definite improvements over time, I am leaning to My amp as my bass improvement............It was just shocking to hear such deep bass as clearly as I do now

 

 

I have another amp on the way to audition it is supposed to be the cats meow with special ordered iron that supports a range of cans from 32 up to 600 ohms imp, it uses the Darling circuit design 3/4 tube watts.....................should be interesting:)

Now for the challenge. Get an A/B switch and compare your amps with one set of headphones.Be very careful to exactly match the volume in both amps as to what comes out of the cans. Be prepared to be surprised.

post #13952 of 14945
I really doubt the cable would be the cause of a electric shock. I use the stock silver one without problems (connector broke once but I glued it back). You should get you electric wiring checked.
post #13953 of 14945

I bought the Schiit SVS for exactly that purpose,  The amp I have now is the SE84 Special Edition, which has replaced the SE84, It was pretty easy to tell a difference with tones as far as extension goes. Sound quality was a dead lock.  The amp is opening up a bit more  (maybe it is just the tubes) what ever it is I like it

 

 

Larger amp is the special in the pics

 

 

 

 

post #13954 of 14945
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Originally Posted by joespride View Post
 

I bought the Schiit SVS for exactly that purpose,  The amp I have now is the SE84 Special Edition, which has replaced the SE84, It was pretty easy to tell a difference with tones as far as extension goes. Sound quality was a dead lock.  The amp is opening up a bit more  (maybe it is just the tubes) what ever it is I like it

 

 

Larger amp is the special in the pics

 

 

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

So are you saying that other than extension the SQ was the same "Sound quality was a dead lock?" Do you mean extended bass?

post #13955 of 14945

That's pretty much it, The builder used the same design just upgraded the iron which allowed for more extension top and bottom

 

The initial design used edcore iron, the special is hammond and close to double in size, with  chicago mag. Choke


Edited by joespride - 6/21/14 at 3:45pm
post #13956 of 14945
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

What shocks? Why would one need a shielded cabled for the HE-500s? They are low impedance and are ususaly driven by an amp with even lower impedance.

Are you thinking about the microphonics caused by touching the cable or it rubbing upon itself? If so that's not electrical.


The shock is like a static electricity shock you can experience by dragging your

feet across the carpet. I think by using the shielded cable, it is grounded by the

shielding to the amp. Just a thought. I have a dedicated circuit for my electrical

source so I don't think that is the problem. When using another set of cans on the

same set up I don't have this experience. When I wrote about this previously there

were some other people who experienced the shock. Oh well, life goes on but I

would like to solve the mystery. Thanks

post #13957 of 14945

Thought it did work out for you with another cable. Guess I see 2 possibilities. Either you are electrically charged or the headphone is. If the plate touching your ears is grounded, it'd make the hole issue worse, supposing it is you who are charged. Since the plate isn't grounded it might make sense that the headphone is electrically charged somehow, not you.

 

The actual signal shouldn't be able to build up such a big static charge at all. So it seems likely the static electricity must be generated in some other way, and it might be through the cable, who knows.

 

Well, I was just thinking out loud. Try playing around with a multi-meter, see if you measure something interesting. Maybe try to replicate it without having the headphones connected to the amp.

post #13958 of 14945
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Originally Posted by rnadell View Post
 


The shock is like a static electricity shock you can experience by dragging your

feet across the carpet. I think by using the shielded cable, it is grounded by the

shielding to the amp. Just a thought. I have a dedicated circuit for my electrical

source so I don't think that is the problem. When using another set of cans on the

same set up I don't have this experience. When I wrote about this previously there

were some other people who experienced the shock. Oh well, life goes on but I

would like to solve the mystery. Thanks


Whats wrong with the Mogami you made ?

Shielding is the only thing that worked for me

You could try a separate wire from the headphone connector to the jack ground

That would be a five wire cable , tricky to braid but it would be lighter and more flexible than the shielded cable

You don't need much it just needs to be a better path than you're ear

post #13959 of 14945
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Originally Posted by Dogmatrix View Post
 


Whats wrong with the Mogami you made ?

Shielding is the only thing that worked for me

You could try a separate wire from the headphone connector to the jack ground

That would be a five wire cable , tricky to braid but it would be lighter and more flexible than the shielded cable

You don't need much it just needs to be a better path than you're ear


Perhaps I did not make it clear, the Mogami works, no shock,  I am just

disappointed that I am limited to Mogami not that Mogami sounds that bad.

post #13960 of 14945
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Originally Posted by rnadell View Post
 


Perhaps I did not make it clear, the Mogami works, no shock,  I am just

disappointed that I am limited to Mogami not that Mogami sounds that bad.


There is always the Moon Audio stuff Black , Blue or Silver Dragon if you want something more exotic

I use the Black Dragon and find it suits the HE500 well but it is quite stiff compared to Canare or Mogami

post #13961 of 14945
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Originally Posted by rnadell View Post


Perhaps I did not make it clear, the Mogami works, no shock,  I am just
disappointed that I am limited to Mogami not that Mogami sounds that bad.
U can try toxic cables as an alternative..check their appriciation thread here on headfi for more info wink.gif
post #13962 of 14945

If anyone is experiencing static shocks, perhaps the air in their environment is very dry and a humidifier might solve that. I have a humidifier built into my heating system and should I forget to switch it on when winter begins, after getting a jolt or two, I get reminded to switch it on. Thankfully I've never been zapped through my headphones. :eek:

post #13963 of 14945

The HE-500 shocks got too much for me, was literally unable to move on my seat without generating enough static to shock my ears. I've now moved from inland to a place next to the coast with higher humidity. Yet to unpack my headphone rig, but I'm sure the static will be gone.

post #13964 of 14945
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Originally Posted by daerron View Post
 

The HE-500 shocks got too much for me, was literally unable to move on my seat without generating enough static to shock my ears. I've now moved from inland to a place next to the coast with higher humidity. Yet to unpack my headphone rig, but I'm sure the static will be gone.

Good luck and keep us posted as to your highly charged situation.

post #13965 of 14945
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Good luck and keep us posted as to your highly charged situation.

 

Lol, will do. The humidity where I was previously staying was around 10-20 percent in winter. On chilly days and when its really dry, the static is very problematic. Only disappears once the seasons start changing again as the humidity goes up and its no longer an an issue. You should see the thunderstorms we have in the Gauteng in summer, they can really spectacular and intense due to the dry thin air... Next to the coast the humidity is always high and of course lightning storms are much rarer there as well.

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