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post #316 of 18030

1/8 plug ?!?!?! Wow ! What a major turn-off. I was seriously thinking about getting the HE-500 but there is no way I will spend 900 $ on a pair of headphones that I'll have to use with a 1/4" adapter !!!! That's a weird business decision IMHO. Seems I'll have to go with the LCD-2.

post #317 of 18030
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Just have it reterminated, no big deal or email Fang and ask if they have one in 1/4 inch. Maybe they should just offer it either way, problem solved. 

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1/8 plug ?!?!?! Wow ! What a major turn-off. I was seriously thinking about getting the HE-500 but there is no way I will spend 900 $ on a pair of headphones that I'll have to use with a 1/4" adapter !!!! That's a weird business decision IMHO

That is what I was thinking. Luckily I had a balanced Q-audio cable made that will be waiting for when my set arrives.

post #319 of 18030
physical
8.5 x 6.5 x 4.0

1200 Interior Dimensions:
9.25" x 7.12" x 4.12"


PRaT is just fine.
Edited by Happy Camper - 6/19/11 at 7:18pm
post #320 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Nankai View Post

I apologize for shipping delay. We have shipped most orders today. We will send tracking number later today or early tomorrow. 

 

Here is the story:

 

We originally decide to change the entire cable because the 6.35mm connector plus a 6.35mm to 3.5mm adapter will damage most portable 3.5mm jacks (HE-500's efficiency is high enough to drive by portable). On June 15th when I went to my factory, checked the cable we originally want to change to, and not satisfied. At the same time I noticed that we actually do not have to change the cable and we can still solve the problem. I decide to keep the original cable, and only change the plugs to 3.5mm mini, and provide a 3.5mm mini with a 6.35mm adapter. It took a week to get new mini plug from our vendors. As soon as we received the plugs, we start to ship out orders.

 

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what do u mean by solid 1/4" adapter? do the stock ones we get for free from headphone purchases not cut it? i thought its all standard stuff with no differences in sound but just a matter of convenience? confused.gif

 



 


Head-direct posted that they were changing to a 1/8" plug with an adapter. Smeone said they'd be irritated by the change. I posted that people shouldn't worry about using a 1/4" adapter.
post #321 of 18030
What's with all the added empty lines when quoting posts while using an iPad?
post #322 of 18030

yeah, i understood that but what im getting at is that is there a noticeable difference in SQ when using an adapter and is there such a thing as 'audiophile' adapters. I can imagine marketing BS like 99.99999% OFC made headphone jack adapter coated with pixie dust to reduce noise interference etc etc.
 

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Originally Posted by Nankai View Post

I apologize for shipping delay. We have shipped most orders today. We will send tracking number later today or early tomorrow. 

 

Here is the story:

 

We originally decide to change the entire cable because the 6.35mm connector plus a 6.35mm to 3.5mm adapter will damage most portable 3.5mm jacks (HE-500's efficiency is high enough to drive by portable). On June 15th when I went to my factory, checked the cable we originally want to change to, and not satisfied. At the same time I noticed that we actually do not have to change the cable and we can still solve the problem. I decide to keep the original cable, and only change the plugs to 3.5mm mini, and provide a 3.5mm mini with a 6.35mm adapter. It took a week to get new mini plug from our vendors. As soon as we received the plugs, we start to ship out orders.

 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by justie View Post

 

what do u mean by solid 1/4" adapter? do the stock ones we get for free from headphone purchases not cut it? i thought its all standard stuff with no differences in sound but just a matter of convenience? confused.gif

 



 




Head-direct posted that they were changing to a 1/8" plug with an adapter. Smeone said they'd be irritated by the change. I posted that people shouldn't worry about using a 1/4" adapter.


 

post #323 of 18030

Wait, they changed it to 3.5mm default? Why? Who is actually going to use these as a portable can, they're freaking ginormous and heavy as hell. Terrible decision, glad I got mine beforehand.

post #324 of 18030

I'm very interested to see this new cable.

post #325 of 18030

I'm just interested to hear the HE-500, fingers crossed that it will be here soon !

post #326 of 18030

I received my HE-500 today and have been glued to my chair all evening. I´ll continue to do so a couple of days, and then switch back to my LCD-2s to compare. As far as the concern of the new 1/8" and 1/4" adapter goes; I have no strong opinion on that. However, I could have lived with the 1/4" only. If I would nit pick, I would say that the 1/4" adapter should have been able to fastened to the 1/8". E.g. threaded boss like the AKG 271 mkII. 


Edited by Loevhagen - 6/20/11 at 1:54pm
post #327 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

I received my HE-500 today and have been glued to my chair all evening. I´ll continue to do so a couple of days, and then switch back to my LCD-2s to compare. As far as the concern of the new 1/8" and 1/4" adapter goes; I have no strong opinion on that. However, I could have lived with the 1/4" only. If I would nit pick, I would say that the 1/4" adapter should have been able to fastened to the 1/8". E.g. threaded boss like the AKG 271 mkII. 



so is it sticking in the amp. I am still waiting for tracking information and I have no idea why there service is so slow.

post #328 of 18030

I have tracking info, but I wish it had an estimated date of arrival. I prefer to have the estimated arrival date over the tracking info since the tracking info is always behind anyways.

post #329 of 18030
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Originally Posted by KingStyles View Post

I have tracking info, but I wish it had an estimated date of arrival. I prefer to have the estimated arrival date over the tracking info since the tracking info is always behind anyways.



what did it ship. Last time i got DHL and they were quick to post their up dates. At least you have a tracking number I have been promised one for a week and I have nothing. I am not used to getting service like this and wondering what has happened but it seems since Fang went back to China the service is getting slower and slower.

post #330 of 18030

DHL was the best, now they're using Fedex's basic service apparently (shipping takes about a week). They have an ETA on mine for this Wednesday.

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