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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

Try a good stranded litz 2 coppercable with 22awg..i have one and it complements the sounds through the velours pads on my he500

I trie three of them on the he500 but went with the lcd2 . I had the 650.00 Reveire for the he500 from cable pro a litz design so it was not becaus eof the cable I sent ttem back it wa sbecause the lcd 2.2. worked better for me as I also have the hd800. I had said if I did not own the hd800 I would kept both planar but  very happy with my gear.


Edited by Frank I - 3/1/13 at 4:52pm
post #3437 of 14162
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

I would say..if u have the balls..try the jerg v2 mod..but as ur a lady i would say: get ur high heels going and do the mod..very_evil_smiley.gifoops.. Kidding!! Seriously..i heared good things bout that mod...its the best of two worlds iunderstand.

 

i would but i have no DIY skills

 

thats why i was looking to see if anyone knew of a place/someone that sold better pads for he-500.

 

my velours are way too flat to be comfortable (they came on  top of the headphones in the case, i think they got kinda crushed, they look fine now but they're still much thinner than the pleathers, so im using the pleathers atm.

post #3438 of 14162
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

i would but i have no DIY skills

 

thats why i was looking to see if anyone knew of a place/someone that sold better pads for he-500.

 

my velours are way too flat to be comfortable (they came on  top of the headphones in the case, i think they got kinda crushed, they look fine now but they're still much thinner than the pleathers, so im using the pleathers atm.


DG, glad you finally ordered the HE500! Did you have to sell your Denons?

 

Great choice on the Norse Skuld cable. IMO, copper does help tame that upper edge.

post #3439 of 14162
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DG, glad you finally ordered the HE500! Did you have to sell your Denons?

 

Great choice on the Norse Skuld cable. IMO, copper does help tame that upper edge.

 

thanks, and yes i did frown.gif. i will just save up for a TH-900 in the future. 

 

 

im sure the norse cable will be much better than stock. the stocks not as bad as i thought but its still thin and microphonic at the ends, it bends awkwardly and it feels like its very fragile.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 3/1/13 at 6:18pm
post #3440 of 14162
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i would but i have no DIY skills

 

thats why i was looking to see if anyone knew of a place/someone that sold better pads for he-500.

 

my velours are way too flat to be comfortable (they came on  top of the headphones in the case, i think they got kinda crushed, they look fine now but they're still much thinner than the pleathers, so im using the pleathers atm.

 

 

I would recommend a pair of the stock Denon pads.  No one seems to like them but me.  I love those pads on all the HiFiMans..  But we all know YMMVbiggrin.gif

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Looking for a good dealer for HE-500 in the states.  Where did you recent purchasers buy from?  Any quality issues that one should be aware of for this headphone?

post #3442 of 14162
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Originally Posted by radiolight View Post

Looking for a good dealer for HE-500 in the states.  Where did you recent purchasers buy from?  Any quality issues that one should be aware of for this headphone?

Check Justin at Headamp Great dealer

post #3443 of 14162
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

I would recommend a pair of the stock Denon pads.  No one seems to like them but me.  I love those pads on all the HiFiMans..  But we all know YMMVbiggrin.gif

I thought they worked pretty well, too :)  

 

J$ pads fit well and are very comfortable, I have a pair of J$ Beyer pads on mine at the moment and I assume the Denons would fit just fine as well.  Also, while a little loose, LCD-2 pads also fit and are quite comfortable.  I found the stock pads terrible from a comfort standpoint, especially the velour.

post #3444 of 14162
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

Check Justin at Headamp Great dealer

 

+ 1 on this..

post #3445 of 14162
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Originally Posted by radiolight View Post

Looking for a good dealer for HE-500 in the states.  Where did you recent purchasers buy from?  Any quality issues that one should be aware of for this headphone?

 

 

I got mine from Amazon.com and they arrived in good condition with free 2-day shipping  (Amazon PRIME). They have a pretty good return policy as well. They'll even print you the label and pay for return shipping if the product doesn't live up to your expectations. I've been very happy with them.

 beerchug.gif


Edited by bareyb - 3/1/13 at 7:35pm
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Originally Posted by bareyb View Post

 

I got mine from Amazon.com and they arrived in good condition with free 2-day shipping  (Amazon PRIME). They have a pretty good return policy as well. They'll even print you the label and pay for return shipping if the product doesn't live up to your expectations. I've been very happy with them.

 beerchug.gif

Amazon has amazing customer service.  I buy whatever I can from Amazon if it's available.

post #3447 of 14162
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

i would but i have no DIY skills

 

thats why i was looking to see if anyone knew of a place/someone that sold better pads for he-500.

 

my velours are way too flat to be comfortable (they came on  top of the headphones in the case, i think they got kinda crushed, they look fine now but they're still much thinner than the pleathers, so im using the pleathers atm.

I heard u can soap them in warm water...check the forum on that...that will help a bit with ur crushed pads. Good luck!


Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/1/13 at 8:20pm
post #3448 of 14162
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Originally Posted by radiolight View Post

Looking for a good dealer for HE-500 in the states.  Where did you recent purchasers buy from?  Any quality issues that one should be aware of for this headphone?

I understand from us based headfi'ers that its maybe less expensive to buy directly from headdirect.com...i dont know personally..as i am eu based..but make a calculation and see if its true..wink.gif

post #3449 of 14162
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong but running balanced does not increase the power, it increases the gain.  It's usually 6db louder than single ended but it is not more powerful.  Running balanced is a pro tool to reduce hum in long runs of cable.  Does it sound better, possibly.  Does it sound louder, usually, and usually louder seems better.


No need to correct this.

 

KP

post #3450 of 14162
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

Check Justin at Headamp Great dealer

Radiolight, are you in the U.S.? I have free international shipping which i think is unusual to find

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