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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

Forgot to say: on my rig and to my ears...am sure many of u dont agree with me about this on this thread..but am glad a few are..especially the ones who once were deeply into speaker territory like me., where cables are much more appreciated...but i hope one day..more of the headphone affectionees will see the importance that well chosen cables can be for ur rig...ONE DAY.. wink.gif

oh well..ii am already happy people here acknowledge the 337/339 are actually a very good pairing for any planer (except the he6 maybe).. And dont think anymore its some kind of cheap (its much cheaper then its direct competitors) chinese rubbish stuff..that took 2years...soooo am positive wink.gif am a positive dude..but dont worry..i wont ever expect u guys to believe an well designed audio rack or anti-vibration feet will help also... biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/18/14 at 5:02pm
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Forgot to say: on my rig and to my ears...am sure many of u dont agree with me about this on this thread..but am glad a few are..especially the ones who once were deeply into speaker territory like me., where cables are much more appreciated...but i hope one day..more of the headphone affectionees will see the importance that well chosen cables can be for ur rig...ONE DAY.. wink.gif

oh well..ii am already happy people here acknowledge the 337/339 are actually a very good pairing for any planer (except the he6 maybe).. And dont think anymore its some kind of cheap (its much cheaper then its direct competitors) chinese rubbish stuff..that took 2years...soooo am positive wink.gif am a positive dude..but dont worry..i wont ever expect u guys to believe an well designed audio rack or anti-vibration feet will help also... biggrin.gif

 

Loan me some BREAD, brother, I am ready to see the light!!!!!

Hallelujah.

Praise Jeebus.

 

Peace out.

Homer Simpson

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What are your thoughts on velour pads vs. pleathers? 

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Originally Posted by Espresto View Post
 

What are your thoughts on velour pads vs. pleathers? 

Not really a comment on velour vs 'pleather' but your pads may actually be real leather. When I first received mine a few weeks ago and as soon as I opened the case, I instantly noticed a very peculiar odor coming from the pads. Not really bad, just unexpected. The headband had that distinctive vinyl feel, whereas the pads were different. I just happened on this description on the Head Direct site (see below). Not that it really matters but there's more premium quality in the HE 500 than I anticipated.

 

As a note, the description says as of Sept 7 but doesn't give a year. I still haven't tried the included velour pads because I find the leather ones very comfortable. 

 

http://head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=111

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You know, you might be right. I just thought they were particularly nice pleathers haha.

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The product to which you link says protein leather earpads, aka. not real leather. We call them pleathers.
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

The product to which you link says protein leather earpads, aka. not real leather. We call them pleathers.

You're right, after doing some research, Protein Leather is not real leather. A different approach at calling a sow's ear, a silk purse. I still think they are very comfortable.


Edited by chawya22 - 8/20/14 at 12:43pm
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I currently have leather earpads on my he-500, but have been meaning to make some velour ones, just haven't gotten around to it. I like velour comfort, leather sound.
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Speaking of mixing pleather and velour, I've just made v.1 jergpads, and I'm working up the courage to go up to v2.5. The v.1 pads are a definite improvement over the stock pads. I think the modded pads tightened up the bass a bit, and the mids extend into the treble more smoothly. I did some pretty extreme angling on the pads too, which noticeably improved the soundstage. I highly recommend making some jergpads.

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For anyone looking for very comfortable leather pads

http://www.head-fi.org/t/718906/j-money-aka-j-leather-earpads-for-hifiman-he-series-price-drop#post_10769001
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Also HiFi, it isn't necessarily that people don't agree with you on things, but honestly you claim that you hear differences with all cables, seemingly. I know from personal experience that I hear no difference between stock, DHC,.and the diy ones I've made with single conductor solid copper wire. And almost always you rate things according to their price point. It is hard to take your cable experiences as credible when you are so consistent. At some point you must have ran into a cable that was more expensive that sounded worse, or sounded identical, but I never see that. But no one said this hobby must have consensus opinions. People in some threads have questioned the validity of my own claims of hearing up to and exceeding 20khz, albeit just barely.
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Originally Posted by Ultramus View Post

Also HiFi, it isn't necessarily that people don't agree with you on things, but honestly you claim that you hear differences with all cables, seemingly. I know from personal experience that I hear no difference between stock, DHC,.and the diy ones I've made with single conductor solid copper wire. And almost always you rate things according to their price point. It is hard to take your cable experiences as credible when you are so consistent. At some point you must have ran into a cable that was more expensive that sounded worse, or sounded identical, but I never see that. But no one said this hobby must have consensus opinions. People in some threads have questioned the validity of my own claims of hearing up to and exceeding 20khz, albeit just barely.
Yes i did come scross with a cable that was more expensive but worse sounding....and as u maybe saw..i dont have silver cables..although they are far more expensive they just dont sound right in my rig..at least the ones i tried..but i dont like to mention a brand in a negative way... Principals....and no..more expensive is in no way my selection criteria...and if u read right u will see it was not all sunshine what i wrote bout my new cable... And another thing..check the he560 thread..and maybe u then see why u maybe dont hear differences between all ur cables...check last pages... Have fun reading wink.gif

And ps..i dont post to be credible..thats up to u guys..i post out of honesty and own personal experience...but always with respect..if i dont like something i try to avoid the issue..as it could affect their sales or reputation..
Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/21/14 at 9:02pm
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Does anyone know the stock HE-500 "silver" cable is indeed pure silver or just silver plated copper?
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Originally Posted by borrego View Post

Does anyone know the stock HE-500 "silver" cable is indeed pure silver or just silver plated copper?
silver plated copper
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


silver plated copper

 

Thanks! Then I shall proceed to get some ultra thin gauge silver wires to make myself some replacement cables. The stock cable sounds nice but the microphonic is just too much.

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