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post #2536 of 13418
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

 

I'd have thought the cost of the HE-500 + j$ pads should easily get this thread into the high-end forum.

Sorry, I decided to allocate the J$'s to my HE400 instead. HE500s will stay with modded HFM stock pleathers.

post #2537 of 13418
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Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

Just got the he 500 how many hours burn in

The little brochure that came with mine says to "allow 150 hours of constant use for proper break-in of your new headphone." I enjoyed them from minute 1. 

 

As a side note, the brochure also says this (which seems to get missed by many when it comes to making them comfortable):

"If the top of the headband does not touch your head, you can bend the metal strip inside the headband into shape. To accomplish this, first use your hands to flatten the top of the headband. Next, you need increase the curvature of the left an right side." 

Basically, they're saying you can bend the headband to fit what you need.

post #2538 of 13418
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Originally Posted by moses667 View Post

The little brochure that came with mine says to "allow 150 hours of constant use for proper break-in of your new headphone." I enjoyed them from minute 1. 

 

As a side note, the brochure also says this (which seems to get missed by many when it comes to making them comfortable):

"If the top of the headband does not touch your head, you can bend the metal strip inside the headband into shape. To accomplish this, first use your hands to flatten the top of the headband. Next, you need increase the curvature of the left an right side." 

Basically, they're saying you can bend the headband to fit what you need.

I didn't get a brochure :( But, I did notice a substantial improvement over the 100 or so hrs of burn in.

post #2539 of 13418
Thanks
I had the he400 and just got these in from Justin who had them to me in one day so I will be selling the he400
post #2540 of 13418
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Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

Thanks
I had the he400 and just got these in from Justin who had them to me in one day so I will be selling the he400

 

 

Why?  You don't like the 400s anymore..

post #2541 of 13418

Took me until now to find out why there was no HE-500 activity in the high-end forum. If things go as planned I'll have my pair tomorrow biggrin.gif

post #2542 of 13418
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Why?  You don't like the 400s anymore..

How surprising...

Just kidding :-P
post #2543 of 13418
Can't afford both the he400 is great the he500 a little better
post #2544 of 13418

@tuna47

 

1. save up

2. skip other

3. buy the HE-500

 

tongue.gif

post #2545 of 13418

Personally, I don't like the silver cable. What do you guys say?

post #2546 of 13418
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Personally, I don't like the silver cable. What do you guys say?

 

Because of its stiffness or because of the sound??.

If stiffness that you mean, than we are in the same boat, but i do love the sound of it, haven't try the HE-6 copper cable though

post #2547 of 13418
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

 

Because of its stiffness or because of the sound??.

If stiffness that you mean, than we are in the same boat, but i do love the sound of it, haven't try the HE-6 copper cable though

Stifness and especially MICROPHONICS

post #2548 of 13418
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Personally, I don't like the silver cable. What do you guys say?

I think most people replace it. I went with a Norse Audio cable. Others have gone Q Audio.
post #2549 of 13418

So I took the plunge, ordered some HE-500s, they arrived today, and I am now listening to them for the very first time through my little Leckerton amp.  I'm a happy camper!

post #2550 of 13418

These sound great straight out of the box, my goodness.  Easily the best cans I've had, or heard for that matter (I haven't heard very many).  And although I do intend to upgrade my amp and DAC (probably to  Violectric), they sound pretty great without burn-in and straight through my Grant Fidelity TubeDAC-11 and PH-6 rig.  

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