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I have the velour pads on right now. I forgot about the other ones. I will give them a try as well. People seem to like the velour ones more
post #14177 of 14190
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Originally Posted by shayson1357 View Post

try burning them in for a couple of days and then give us your impressions smile.gif

and imho I don't think that your asgard is providing enough current for your he-500, just saying rolleyes.gif

Agreed.
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Originally Posted by dashelj View Post

I have the velour pads on right now. I forgot about the other ones. I will give them a try as well. People seem to like the velour ones more

Personally, I prefer the pleather's on the HE500.

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Originally Posted by dashelj View Post

Yeah that is how I see it. I don't think anything is wrong with the he500. It just might be how my ears are. I do love the sound of it though so I am going to give it a few weeks and check out some other headphones in the meantime. It is tough to find high end headphones to try out where I am. I have been able to try out sennheiser and AKG high end headphones. Only the HD800 sounded better than the he500 to me. At about three times the cost

Based on your comments I suspect you might like the T1.
post #14180 of 14190
I was considering the T1 but I couldn't find anywhere to listen to it. It was the same for the 500 but I got a good enough deal that I figured I could sell it if it didn't work. The good part is that now I have the impetus to check out a few different types of headphones
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Q: When do your Grado SR-225s sound better than your HE-500s?

 

A: When the left driver of the latter loses 50%-75% of its volume.

 

I was really hoping it was a cable problem - any cable in the chain - but after three different cables from cans to amp, and a different amp, sadly it's the HE-500s.  They were working fine yesterday.  Warmed them up for about an hour today, came up to listen... pih!

 

They're pretty new (2nd pair), so they should be covered by the warranty.  I wonder if they'll let me exchange them + $$$ for the HE-560s.  I love these cans, but WTF.

 

Thanks for listening to me kvetch.

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Has happened to others as well, and often they fail too.

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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

Has happened to others as well, and often they fail too.

 

You mean the HE-560s fail, too, or are you referring to replacement (refurbished???) HE-500s?  Well, since I'm outside the refund window, I'll end up with another pair of HFM cans, so why not upgrade.

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

If the Asgard 2 didn't supply enough current, the result would be less bass and as a consequence there would be gobs of distortion. Clearly not the case.

 

 

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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Not enough power can also be shown as raw sound...peaky treble or uncontrolled bass and so a Very fatiqueing sound...a wellchosen and powerful enough amp should give the he500 a wellbalanced and relaxing sound signature in which the midrange really shines...bass and treble would sound a bit recessed...not agressive at all.

Not enough power will cause distortion, so as a consequence one has to listen at a lower volume. FR and other imagined things are not due to the lack of power. The HE-500 will do perfectly fine with a good amp that can deliver an honest 1W per channel and play loudly.

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post


Not enough power will cause distortion, so as a consequence one has to listen at a lower volume. FR and other imagined things are not due to the lack of power. The HE-500 will do perfectly fine with a good amp that can deliver an honest 1W per channel and play loudly.
imagined things??? Ur kidding right? U say that u cant hear a peaky treble or uncontrolled bass or lack of dynamics with orkestras with a wrong amp (as in lacking the amount of quality current)? Oh well if u believe that or experience it that way..then u will have a very happy life biggrin.gif am happy for u wink.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - Yesterday at 5:34 pm
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Power Again!!

Could someone lift the needle I think the record is stuck :wink_face:

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

Q: When do your Grado SR-225s sound better than your HE-500s?

 

A: When the left driver of the latter loses 50%-75% of its volume.

 

I was really hoping it was a cable problem - any cable in the chain - but after three different cables from cans to amp, and a different amp, sadly it's the HE-500s.  They were working fine yesterday.  Warmed them up for about an hour today, came up to listen... pih!

 

They're pretty new (2nd pair), so they should be covered by the warranty.  I wonder if they'll let me exchange them + $$$ for the HE-560s.  I love these cans, but WTF.

 

Thanks for listening to me kvetch.

The connection at the coaxial out on the SMC is probably gimped, if you have a soldering iron you could resolder it, the connector is pretty easily accessed on the 500s IIRC.

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Originally Posted by Ultramus View Post
 

The connection at the coaxial out on the SMC is probably gimped, if you have a soldering iron you could resolder it, the connector is pretty easily accessed on the 500s IIRC.

 

If I'm understanding you correctly, that would entail opening up the driver and attempting to determine if there is some gimpy soldered connection.  That would (presumably) void my still valid warranty.  I'm all about holding any company to their warranty.  If it were out of warranty, then yeah, I'd hack away at it, esp. since HFM charges around $150 ($130? they told me once) to effect repairs.  As with laptops past, I'm not above effecting my own repairs.

 

Thanks for the possibly useful advice for the future :)

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Originally Posted by DaemonSire View Post

Personally, I prefer the pleather's on the HE500.
+1
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

 

 

Not enough power will cause distortion, so as a consequence one has to listen at a lower volume. FR and other imagined things are not due to the lack of power. The HE-500 will do perfectly fine with a good amp that can deliver an honest 1W per channel and play loudly.

 

 

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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


imagined things??? Ur kidding right? U say that u cant hear a peaky treble or uncontrolled bass or lack of dynamics with orkestras with a wrong amp (as in lacking the amount of quality current)? Oh well if u believe that or experience it that way..then u will have a very happy life biggrin.gif am happy for u wink.gif

Yes I'm very happy, it's Friday. Current has no quality, it's the amp that has the quality, it only delivers current. And by what magical property does just power (Wattage) have to do with FR as in peaky treble? Lack of power limits dynamics due to distortion when one raises the volume, you should be more concerned by the tangibles like distortion (overloading when you raise the volume) and lack of usable volume.

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