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Originally Posted by BuLLeT_BaiT View Post
 

 

It's not exactly $499 but If you're in Aus you can get the He-500 from Addictedtoaudio for ~525USD delivered. Headphones.com.au will pricematch as well.

middle east, thanks for the reply anyway

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anyone knows if is there a way to get the amazon deal with worldwide shipping?


Afaik, you can use a freight forwarder like MyUS if you can't get Amazon shipping to your country. Personally I'd rather order from Head-Direct (their service is excellent) or a local supplier in case you need anything warranty related. My HE-500s are long out of warranty so doesn't really matter anymore, but I do cross my fingers that my mods don't kill them!

 

Mod progress: Received my SMC jacks this afternoon. Man, what utter crap connectors to deal with. The piece of wire I got from Christopher was too thick by a whisker to fit into the soldering pin. I had to thin out the wires a bit, put over heatshrink over the bare wire to take over the function of a dielectric shield (aka the Hifiman way), and then pray I could get the pin deep enough into the jack to not cause a short. Luckily I bought a couple of spares to practise on. Assembled the headphone again and fortunately everything is working perfectly, everything with high quality wire now. Have to say I refuse to buy another pair of Hifiman headphones unless they change the connectors to something more headphone friendly like the mini XLRs. SMC connectors were meant to be used with coax cables, not headphone cable wire.


Edited by daerron - Yesterday at 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

A slight 9-10 kHz peak seems to be quite normal in headphones when you look through frequency responses. Or so I think.
 

I haven't been checking the thread, but this popped up a few pages back, and your comment @davidsh got buried. This is actually right. After reading through Marv's comments and Tyll's discussion on FR measuring it is mentioned that all orthodynamic headphones have a bump in the treble, that isn't audible but shows up anyway. I'd have to really sit down and listen, but if there is a bump, it certainly isn't what the FR shows. 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by borrego View Post
 

This is the EQ curve I used for my HE-500 (with HE-560 pads and black pearl mode). This is just to bring the upper mid a little bit more forward. I don't find there is a treble spike with the HE-500 that I have to use EQ to even out.

 

 

 

The CurveEQ VST plugin is really good and I can't hear any degrade to the sound quality.

 

 

How did you develop this EQ? By visually trying to invert the FR? 
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Also, happy 1000 pages.... to ... uh I guess us ?

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Also, happy 1000 pages.... to ... uh I guess us ?

 

:beerchug:

 

I listened to my modded HE-500s for another 3 hours last evening and the fuzzor mod does reduce that treble peak somewhat or at least it gives the impression that its not as in your face. Wish I could measure my HE-500s to see what the mods are doing to the actual sound. Maybe I should run a frequency sweep and see if I can note any audible changes? With my original HE-500s and velour pads the dips and peaks were quite noticeable. With all the mods and new pads it feels as though I have a much more balanced headphone overall.

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ok i ordered he500 from head-direct

i cant wait for it!

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