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Originally Posted by daerron View Post
 

This is what my HE-500 internal wiring looks like...

 

 

That red cable to me looks like a bottleneck regardless of what wire you are connecting to the SMC connector. This is why I think a shielded cable might be worth more as it reduces EMI over the entire length of the cable so in theory you should have a blacker background, but the electrons might go on strike once they hit that awful red piece of wire.

If you can solder and your new cable is only for 500's get rid of the SMC + internal cable. The solder points are below the black ring, just make sure the new cable cannot be tugged out.

"$400 new external cable/25 cents internal cable" No point doing things in halves....

post #14657 of 14667

Definitely a point in doing that, as long as you don't know about it you won't mind anyway. Placebo and stuff. Ever thought about the 'wire' in the driver?

post #14658 of 14667
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

Here's my going away present ;)

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Sweet, let me know when Rangy is ready to ship them. I'll be waiting.

post #14659 of 14667
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Sweet, let me know when Rangy is ready to ship them. I'll be waiting.

 

FYI: the photos were your going away present ;)

 

I've decided that the cable makers know exactly what they're doing.  Magick Monkey Cables hereby announces a drastic price increase.  Still less than the big boys, who, of course, have a big experience gap over me.


Edited by ThurstonX - 9/22/14 at 11:11am
post #14660 of 14667

Just put the black version of one these on my HE-500s

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261445245520

 

Yes, it's wool, but being "merino" wool (see caveat, below), it feels very soft out of the package.  It will seem warmer than other pads, but even in my warm upstairs Lab it's not itchy.  It definitely provides nice padding.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merino says:

"The term merino is widely used in the textile industries, but it cannot be taken to mean the fabric in question is actually 100% merino wool from a Merino strain bred specifically for its wool. The wool of any Merino sheep, whether reared in Spain or elsewhere, is "merino wool". However, not all merino sheep produce wool suitable for clothing, and especially for clothing worn next to the skin. This depends on the particular strain of the breed."

 

The seller claims its pure wool, and who am I to argue.  For $10, I doubt you will, either.

post #14661 of 14667
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post

Just put the black version of one these on my HE-500s

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261445245520

Yes, it's wool, but being "merino" wool (see caveat, below), it feels very soft out of the package.  It will seem warmer than other pads, but even in my warm upstairs Lab it's not itchy.  It definitely provides nice padding.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merino says:


"The term merino is widely used in the textile industries, but it cannot be taken to mean the fabric in question is actually 100% merino wool from a Merino strain bred specifically for its wool. The wool of any Merino sheep, whether reared in Spain or elsewhere, is "merino wool". However, not all merino sheep produce wool suitable for clothing, and especially for clothing worn next to the skin. This depends on the particular strain of the breed."

The seller claims its pure wool, and who am I to argue.  For $10, I doubt you will, either.

I have been waiting for over two weeks on mine. Can't wait to try them out! Also got that black.
post #14662 of 14667

HE-500's with custom single ended or balanced plugs. Dammitt. Now I need to go buy a balanced amp. Then I'll want balanced input. Then I'll want Audeze LCD-3.

 

Anyone dabbled with a HIFIME TK2050 Tripath as a entry level balanced amp?  Have heard mixed results.

post #14663 of 14667
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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post
 

If you can solder and your new cable is only for 500's get rid of the SMC + internal cable. The solder points are below the black ring, just make sure the new cable cannot be tugged out.

"$400 new external cable/25 cents internal cable" No point doing things in halves....


Agree but over such short distance does it really matter?

post #14664 of 14667
Inductance and capacitance charactistics in cable actually has a much greater effect on audio signal compare to resistence. Unless the original solder joint is real bad, I won't bother replacing that short wire.
post #14665 of 14667
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Originally Posted by borrego View Post

Inductance and capacitance charactistics in cable actually has a much greater effect on audio signal compare to resistence. Unless the original solder joint is real bad, I won't bother replacing that short wire.

If you do the math you will find that to be incorrect. The inductance or capacitance in a headphone cable is very very small.

post #14666 of 14667
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

FYI: the photos were your going away present ;)

 

I've decided that the cable makers know exactly what they're doing.  Magick Monkey Cables hereby announces a drastic price increase.  Still less than the big boys, who, of course, have a big experience gap over me.

I hope I'm going someplace nice. :evil:

post #14667 of 14667
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

I hope I'm going someplace nice. :evil:

 

Dude, that's your emo, not mine ;)  Still, I heard that Hell has all the best bands anyway. (with props and all due respect to The Flaming Lips)

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