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post #3526 of 14946
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

My old pair also had channel balance issues (I bought it off someone); the replacement has close-to-perfect channel balance, however its resistance measurements are quite a bit off (45Ohm 33Ohm). I was told that that doesn't matter though, as the drivers are matched by volume.

From what I understand the resistance can matter depending on the amp.  For instance, the channel imbalance is much more noticeable on my tube amp.  Barely noticeably on my SS.

 

Either way, it is nice that a replacement is available for a reasonable cost.  Not much more expensive than replacing just the earpads on my HD800 or a headband on the HD650.

post #3527 of 14946

First the cable goes bad, now looks like we have to worry about the headband next. Disappointing.

 

KP

post #3528 of 14946
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First the cable goes bad, now looks like we have to worry about the headband next. Disappointing.

 

KP

It shouldn't snap unless you mishandle (like in the case of jono); it IS a weak point in the design, but not quite a defect. I think I've only ever seen 2 headband extender snapping accidents happen with Hifiman cans on head-fi ever, jono being one of them.

 

There are headphone design choices with significantly higher failure rates; and those guys just call their headphones "delicate".

post #3529 of 14946
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

It shouldn't snap unless you mishandle (like in the case of jono); it IS a weak point in the design, but not quite a defect. I think I've only ever seen 2 headband extender snapping accidents happen with Hifiman cans on head-fi ever, jono being one of them.

 

There are headphone design choices with significantly higher failure rates; and those guys just call their headphones "delicate".


Ah, good, thank you for the sanity check.

 

KP

post #3530 of 14946
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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post

Sure can.

 

I was surprised it was plastic and not metal...or at least some kind of metal insert. 

 

In any case this is something I can easily fix from my end when i receive the parts.

 

In the meantime i'm stuck using my Beyer DT990 600ohm....so dissapointing =(

 

 

 

 

 

For me to screw it back in correctly i had to make a small incision just enough to fit a small phillips screw driver.


I would have a heart attack if I actually owned this $700 dollar headphone and that happened to me. I'm not the biggest fan of the build quality, of all hifiman headphones.

post #3531 of 14946
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Originally Posted by Spiderman View Post


I would have a heart attack if I actually owned this $700 dollar headphone and that happened to me. I'm not the biggest fan of the build quality, of all hifiman headphones.

Yea i kind of had a miniature heart attack when it happened to me. It happened so fast i didn't know how to react =/

 

Thankfully i was able to screw it back on...temporarily =(

 

Going back to the DT990 is just so dissapointing. The HE-500s are in a TOTALLY different league than the DT990s. 

post #3532 of 14946
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I would have a heart attack if I actually owned this $700 dollar headphone and that happened to me. I'm not the biggest fan of the build quality, of all hifiman headphones.

rolleyes.gif

 

all companies occasionally have problems and sometimes sh&t happens. My pair of HE-500s are the sturdiest headphones I have owned and the build quality is great. Their customer service is also usually excellent. 

post #3533 of 14946

just got my Norse Audio Skuld cable biggrin.gif

 

headphones look alot nicer now!

 

post #3534 of 14946

I love Norse! Trevor is amazing to deal with. 

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

just got my Norse Audio Skuld cable biggrin.gif

 

headphones look alot nicer now!

 

post #3535 of 14946
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

just got my Norse Audio Skuld cable biggrin.gif

 

headphones look alot nicer now!

 

 

 

Cool,

 

What color is that?

post #3536 of 14946
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Cool,

 

What color is that?

Norse Audio junkie :)

post #3537 of 14946
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

Norse Audio junkie :)

 

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I no longer like the wood though.  I would rather have a Norse logo shrink wrap..

post #3538 of 14946

I'm thinking about jumping onto the He-500 ship..

 

Someone talk me out of please redface.gif

post #3539 of 14946
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

I'm thinking about jumping onto the He-500 ship..

 

Someone talk me out of please redface.gif

Don't do it!  The HE-6s are much better evil_smiley.gif

post #3540 of 14946

No tongue_smile.gif Just go for it.  I had the HD650 and HE400 and much prefer the HE500.  You wont regret it.wink_face.gif

 

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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

I'm thinking about jumping onto the He-500 ship..

 

Someone talk me out of please redface.gif

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