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post #4306 of 18030
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

Frankly i don't know about it because i'm quite comfortable with the stock headband, i'm sorry i can't help you with that frown.gif, i guess someone will chime in about the headband

oh that's cool... I'm also not sure how much a headband would change things too.

post #4307 of 18030
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Originally Posted by EasySounds View Post

Hi Zoom25, 

 

May I know what is this Beyer headband you speak of, and where may it be purchased?

Thank you.

 

I got mines from Ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Headband-Cushion-Pad-fit-BEYER-HiFiMAN-DENON-SONY-KOSS-BOSE-BEATS-DRE-Headphones-/200799150982?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item2ec08fe386

 

They also sell this at Amazon. 

 

You attach this on top of your existing headband. It's a snap-on (with buttons) add-on. 

 

Regarding weight, the add-on is quite light and overall will help alleviate pressure. The effect of this definitely on the positive side hands down. I found the HE-500 quite comfortable initially, but I got this just for the heck of it, Totally worth it. I haven't bothered going back since then. 

post #4308 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

 

I got mines from Ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Headband-Cushion-Pad-fit-BEYER-HiFiMAN-DENON-SONY-KOSS-BOSE-BEATS-DRE-Headphones-/200799150982?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item2ec08fe386

 

They also sell this at Amazon. 

 

You attach this on top of your existing headband. It's a snap-on (with buttons) add-on. 

 

Regarding weight, the add-on is quite light and overall will help alleviate pressure. The effect of this definitely on the positive side hands down. I found the HE-500 quite comfortable initially, but I got this just for the heck of it, Totally worth it. I haven't bothered going back since then. 

Hey Zoom25,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Hmm.. if that is the way it works, then I guess it's supposed to help the positioning of the headband (currently, while ok sometimes, could use a firmer position).

post #4309 of 18030
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Originally Posted by EasySounds View Post

Hey Zoom25,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Hmm.. if that is the way it works, then I guess it's supposed to help the positioning of the headband (currently, while ok sometimes, could use a firmer position).

 

I suppose it also helps in that area as well. Essentially, the foam is quite soft (almost like memory foam) and will adjust to your head better and shuffle less. Although the most important result was the decreased clamping force and less pressure on top as well.. 

post #4310 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

 

I suppose it also helps in that area as well. Essentially, the foam is quite soft (almost like memory foam) and will adjust to your head better and shuffle less. Although the most important result was the decreased clamping force and less pressure on top as well.. 

I might actually give this a try. beerchug.gif

post #4311 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

yeah, probably more though, minimum i would get would be a crack with good tubes or a WA3/WA6 with premium tubes as well. for SS, minimum imo would be a V200 or a soloist or something like that.

 

stock cable is good enough for me, its 12 ft long and of high quality with zero microphonics (way better than stock planar cables, the hifiman one is absolute crap and the audeze one just feels/looks really cheap), i only upgraded mine cause i broke my stock cable and needed a replacement.

 

Thanks for the info. Regarding the crack, does it only come in unassembled kits or is there a place where it comes assembled as well? The other amps I have heard about quite a bit. I might be interested in the V200 as that reportedly also pairs nicely with both Hifiman and Audeze. So having an amp pairing nicely with those two and HD 800 would totally make it worth it.

post #4312 of 18030
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Originally Posted by EasySounds View Post

I might actually give this a try. beerchug.gif

 

You won't regret it, especially at that price.bigsmile_face.gif

post #4313 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

 

You won't regret it, especially at that price.bigsmile_face.gif

Now for the agonising wait for USPS 'First Class' mail lol.

post #4314 of 18030

Has anyone had any issues with these headphones in regards to one side sounding louder than the other? my left side sounds a tiny bit louder than the right, not 100% sure but I think I can hear the difference. 

post #4315 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Flognuts View Post

Has anyone had any issues with these headphones in regards to one side sounding louder than the other? my left side sounds a tiny bit louder than the right, not 100% sure but I think I can hear the difference. 

Hi Flognuts,

 

I'm no expert as I've just started with headphones; but what you described did happen to me before but in my case I realised it was more of a software/driver issue (I did not really isolate the problem, but I felt it was perhaps the way my DAC was configured). i.e. my HE-500 are balanced on both sides so far.

post #4316 of 18030

Mate that fixed the problem! I downgraded back to original firmware on my dac and the problem is solved. 

 

thanks. 

post #4317 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Flognuts View Post

Mate that fixed the problem! I downgraded back to original firmware on my dac and the problem is solved. 

 

thanks. 

Glad to hear that! Happy that I helped.

 

Cheers beerchug.gif

post #4318 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Flognuts View Post

Has anyone had any issues with these headphones in regards to one side sounding louder than the other? my left side sounds a tiny bit louder than the right, not 100% sure but I think I can hear the difference. 

 

Might be worth measuring the impedance of the right and left drivers just to rest assured. There were incidences of mismatched drivers early on.

post #4319 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Terja View Post

Might be worth measuring the impedance of the right and left drivers just to rest assured. There were incidences of mismatched drivers early on.
I've heard it both ways whether that means there is a mismatch.
post #4320 of 18030

So my Lyr arrived and the experience I am having with it here is probably even better than the one I had when I demoed it a couple of weeks back.

 

I finally feel I am getting something like the performance I should be from my HE-500s, and my HD650s sound fabulous as well. I feel the response is flatter and I am hearing all the nuances, echoes and reverberations that were lost with the Asgard 2. Contrary to what one might expect the Lyr is more resolving than the A2, and in comparison the A2 seems almost incoherent with these phones. 

 

So I am pretty happy and for once satisfied with the equipment I have. I did audition a few amps in the $2K range and I was surprised to find the Lyr was better than most, so I feel I have no reason to look farther now. The Lyr is a pretty fantastic amp for the price, and after using it I can understand the reasons for Schiit's positive reputation.

 

YMMV etc.

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