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Maybe start to check if you have your system plugged into grounded electricity if I write it correct in english. I had such problem because of that.

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Rezolver, are you still using the stock cables? Possibly, you could consider a breaded silver or gold dotted silver aftermarket cable as a substitute? I have no experience in this matter. Depending on cloth, I've also experienced some electrostatic effects leading to crackling noises.

 

I am using the stock cables that are simply covered in a stiff "hardened plastic" coating.  I'll look for some sleeving to cover the cable with and see what it does.

 

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So are you using the velour or the pleather pads? If so, the velours might be part of the problem..I guess you could do a little experiment and pick up the headphones by the leather band (then alternate by picking them up by the cups), ground yourself by touching the case of your amp or dac, and then put them on your head and see if you still get a shock... biggrin.gif

Velour pads are installed. Shocking occurs at random.  When putting the headphones on I grip the plastic cups with all five fingers on each side.  Once on, I need to be perfectly still and not make any sudden movements as a shock could occur at any minute. hahha 

Maybe these need to be listened to while wearing a wetsuit with my feet placed in a pool of water :)

 

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Maybe start to check if you have your system plugged into grounded electricity if I write it correct in english. I had such problem because of that.

Everything is grounded and running via a battery backup unit as well.

 

 

I've decided to invest some cash in a humidifier.

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Huh, definitely sounds like it is the sheathing on the stock cable that is the culprit here..Maybe a humidifier, or an aftermarket cable will do the trick.

 

By the way, my brother went to U of C in the 90s, and after graduation he moved straight to Florida, swearing that he was done with winter! ph34r.gif

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The winters of the 90's are long behind us and if I had a choice, I would have moved then too biggrin.gif

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I may have just produced the ultimate earpads for HE500.

 

Oh wow.

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I may have just produced the ultimate earpads for HE500.

 

Oh wow.

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Pray tell??

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Pray tell??

All of pleather's bass weight, lower midrange density and lushness,  intimacy and harmonics, lack of treble fatigue or over-aggressive upper midrange; yet none of pleather's resonance "cupped" issues due to underdamping.

 

All (well, 95%) of velour's airiness and openness, soundstage, treble detail and extension, and overall clean decay; none of its anemic top-heavy attributes or sibilance.

 

Yes, I can't believe this myself but this new pair of pads I just made is achieving that.

 

 

Man, this is better than stock pleathers, stock velours, stock old-style velours, J$ beyers.


Edited by jerg - 1/17/13 at 3:10am
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Ugh I spent 2 hrs making these and now it's 6AM, gotta go to bed, have a long day of work tmr. Will try to describe the process in detail later.

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By the way, my brother went to U of C in the 90s, and after graduation he moved straight to Florida, swearing that he was done with winter! ph34r.gif

I was in calgary in transit for a bit on two days a few years back... was around -30 during the day on both of them.  That's my entire impression of the place.

 

and you better say some more about those pads, jerg... ;)

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Ugh I spent 2 hrs making these and now it's 6AM, gotta go to bed, have a long day of work tmr. Will try to describe the process in detail later.


You better wake up soon.

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Have to go to work in 5 mins but will give you guys a hint: all you need is a pair of stock pleather pads, a pair of sharp crafting scissors, and some strong (e.g. duct) tape. It's a fairly simple but IMO very effective way to increase chamber damping with the stock pleathers.

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Have to go to work in 5 mins but will give you guys a hint: all you need is a pair of stock pleather pads, a pair of sharp crafting scissors, and some strong (e.g. duct) tape.

 

You transplanted the velour's dust protection on the pleather pads?

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You transplanted the velour's dust protection on the pleather pads?

Lol no, it's nothing like that.

 

Let's just say the J$ Beyers gave me the idea.

 

Relevant photo I took some time ago:

 

1000

 

(note the underside of the J$ pads)

 

 

 

Yep.

 

Anyway g2g work, see if you guys will pick up on exactly what I did tongue.gif Man, these sound sooo good right now.

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You stuffed the pads!

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Hmmm, lemme guess....youre using the duct tape to seal the pads to the cup, after trimming the locking tabs from under the hifiman ring?
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