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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

if only it went just a little lower down in the sub-bass it'd be perfect IMO.

See part IV of the jergpad mod linked in my sig. Quick little mod that takes maybe 5 mins and uses nothing more than some double-sided tape, boosts the extension right up.

 

It's basically what Audeze does with their pads on LCD2/3s, except they provide their "in-house" double sided tape ring. The adhesion of the earpad undersides to the cups seems to be the trick to boosting sub-bass extension.


Edited by jerg - 5/2/13 at 2:14am
post #4667 of 18025

so just double sided tape to hold the ring to the headphones? 

 

ill have to buy some tape when the stores open.

post #4668 of 18025
Love the lyr with these no way a e17 can come close in sq
post #4669 of 18025
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Originally Posted by Spiderman View Post

Can anyone tell me how this song sounds on their he-500? Also I know these excel in vocals but do they sound as good as the he-400 in terms of electronica?

 

 

Sounds absolutely amazing...one of my favorite tracks to test with my HE-500s. 

 

The second half of the song is just amazing...so vibrant and live. 

post #4670 of 18025
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

so just double sided tape to hold the ring to the headphones? 

 

ill have to buy some tape when the stores open.

Yes; only use the kind of double-sided tape that is PSA (pressure-sensitive adhesive). E.g. a name-brand tape is 3M bonding tapes.

 

Like shown with the Audeze earpad installation:

 

http://audeze.com/padschange

 

Except we hack it with Hifiman earpads / headphones.

post #4671 of 18025
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

See part IV of the jergpad mod linked in my sig. Quick little mod that takes maybe 5 mins and uses nothing more than some double-sided tape, boosts the extension right up.

 

It's basically what Audeze does with their pads on LCD2/3s, except they provide their "in-house" double sided tape ring. The adhesion of the earpad undersides to the cups seems to be the trick to boosting sub-bass extension.

 

Will this work with velours as well?

post #4672 of 18025
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Originally Posted by Stalker81598 View Post

 

Will this work with velours as well?

I dunno, never tried. Maybe it would, but I don't know if the pleather/leather plays some part in sub-bass conduction, or if it's only dependent on the foam in earpads.

post #4673 of 18025
Anybody know a good cable for a little more lowrange for these? Ive been looking around and havent found much information and what i have found is pretty mixed. Looking for comparisons to stock silver cable. Also using j$ pads if that helps
Edited by scott5526 - 5/2/13 at 11:01am
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Originally Posted by scott5526 View Post

Anybody know a good cable for a little more lowrange for these? Ive been looking around and havent found much information and what i have found is pretty mixed. Looking for comparisons to stock silver cable. Also using j$ pads if that helps
As far i know the silver cable is a silver plated copper cable on the he500... I think any top quality litz 2 copper cable would give u a heavier sound...like toxic cables or norse audio for example. Or get a warmer sounding amp or source.
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I plan on eventually upgrading to a balanced schiit stack which I currently don't have the funds for so I'd like to hold off on any amp/dac upgrades, at least for a couple more months.  I love the look of the Norse cables, but their website says that they aren't currently being made.  Any thoughts on Q Audio cables?  Their cables are a little more pricey, but they also offer a balanced to quarter inch converter that sounds appealing and their cables are also compatible with the Audeze LCD-2 which would make one of their cables a nice long term investment as well when I do eventually re-acquire a pair.  But I would go with Norse audio if I could find a place/person selling one compatible with my HE-500 which is balanced.  I could always find a converter to quarter inch from another location.  Thanks for the help!

 

Edit: I'm blind Norse's website clearly shows balanced biggrin.gif


Edited by scott5526 - 5/2/13 at 1:16pm
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Originally Posted by scott5526 View Post

I plan on eventually upgrading to a balanced schiit stack which I currently don't have the funds for so I'd like to hold off on any amp/dac upgrades, at least for a couple more months.  I love the look of the Norse cables, but their website says that they aren't currently being made.  Any thoughts on Q Audio cables?  Their cables are a little more pricey, but they also offer a balanced to quarter inch converter that sounds appealing and their cables are also compatible with the Audeze LCD-2 which would make one of their cables a nice long term investment as well when I do eventually re-acquire a pair.  But I would go with Norse audio if I could find a place/person selling one compatible with my HE-500 which is balanced.  I could always find a converter to quarter inch from another location.  Thanks for the help!

Edit: I'm blind Norse's website clearly shows balanced biggrin.gif

Just another suggestion: check the toxic cables appreciation thread...they can make u everything u can imagine and in top quality and for reasonable prices... wink.gif
post #4677 of 18025

I would suggest Brian at BTG cable. He can also make you everything under the sun for a reasonable price and is located in the USA.

post #4678 of 18025

I'm sorry, but that bottom cable is just sexy beyond words <3.  I'm willing to invest a little more in this cable since I love my he-500s so much, but I certainly have checked out Toxic cables and BTG and find their prices amazing, particularly with LCD-2 cables for looks/value.

post #4679 of 18025

get norse! (Skuld shown in pic)

 

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Check this cable out..its mine biggrin.gif seperated for left and right..22awg 8wired black widow... LOOK AT THOSE CONNECTORS ON BOTH ENDS!! biggrin.gif ...its simple and classy design...still have to wait for a few more weeks for my adapter cable from balanced to single ended, and then they will be shipped to me...what an ordeal biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 5/2/13 at 3:55pm
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