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post #4921 of 16151
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post

4 screws (or 8 screws at worst, if you're using the double screw banana). You could DIY an adapter yourself - buy 4 banana posts then solder bare wire to them - put that in a fancy box if you want wink_face.gif

 

Generally, modern gear likes using a cheap chip-amp solution - and I mean really cheap - sometimes worse than a meager CMoy. They're built to power iBuds, not your fullsize cans =p. Vintage stuff however, the headphone out is tapped directly from the speaker output - think of it as a built in HE-adapter.

 

 

I am sure that I read on this forum that someone checked this and a lot of modern amps (decent quality stereo ones) actually still uses the main amp for the headphone jack as opposed to a cheap chip amp?

post #4922 of 16151
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

 

I am sure that I read on this forum that someone checked this and a lot of modern amps (decent quality stereo ones) actually still uses the main amp for the headphone jack as opposed to a cheap chip amp?

I'm sure there are still companies that tap the binding post. I think Denon and Marantz comes to mind; Nad tapped some of the model, but with really high impedance (200+). However, if you're using orthos, go for the binding posts. If you're using dynamics, chances are the headphone output won't be as clean as a dedicated headamp anyway. 

 

Also zoom, you can just make another pigtail adapter from 4 pin XLR -> 4 barewires - costs 20 bucks tops =p. Heatshrink/paracord that into something fancy and you might even sell it with profits when you're done experimenting beyersmile.png

post #4923 of 16151
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post

I'm sure there are still companies that tap the binding post. I think Denon and Marantz comes to mind; Nad tapped some of the model, but with really high impedance (200+). However, if you're using orthos, go for the binding posts. If you're using dynamics, chances are the headphone output won't be as clean as a dedicated headamp anyway. 

 

Also zoom, you can just make another pigtail adapter from 4 pin XLR -> 4 barewires - costs 20 bucks tops =p. Heatshrink/paracord that into something fancy and you might even sell it with profits when you're done experimenting beyersmile.png

 

Thanks, might consider getting another adapter XLR. I can terminate it to barewire. Also, pins instead should work as well with the old receivers right?

post #4924 of 16151

Ordered the Ebay headband replacement and received today, thanks for the tip regarding the buttons. Works much better for comfort. So much softer. 

post #4925 of 16151
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Ordered the Ebay headband replacement and received today, thanks for the tip regarding the buttons. Works much better for comfort. So much softer. 

Enjoy your sessionsbeerchug.gif

post #4926 of 16151

no regret of blind purchase!!

 

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post #4927 of 16151
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no regret of blind purchase!!

 

!

That awesome moment when you realise your gear matches aesthetically. 

 

My HE-500 was up beside my Yamaha speakers for a week before I noticed they had matching grills biggrin.gif

post #4928 of 16151
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That awesome moment when you realise your gear matches aesthetically. 

 

My HE-500 was up beside my Yamaha speakers for a week before I noticed they had matching grills biggrin.gif

im curious on what speakers you have coz im also a Yamaha-speakers fan...

post #4929 of 16151
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im curious on what speakers you have coz im also a Yamaha-speakers fan...

Yamaha NS-C5B - they're slightly smallish 2-way bookshelf style studio monitors from the early 80's. 

As for the sound, they're not spectacular but as (wall-mounted) laptop speakers they're a treat, easily better than most of the plastic rubbish advertised as computer speakers up to $70-100.

post #4930 of 16151
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no regret of blind purchase!!

 

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+1 for HE500 and HD600. HE500 is a blind purchase for me, though I did audition HD600 vs HD650 vs some others before deciding to get HD600.

post #4931 of 16151

Hey guys I got my He-500s in the mail today and it came with silver cable, 2 pads and pouch inside the large leather box. I was watching videos of a review and the reviewers came in a travel case instead of a leather box. Which is the newer version? Did I get old stock? Thanks

post #4932 of 16151
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Originally Posted by Grendelrt View Post

Hey guys I got my He-500s in the mail today and it came with silver cable, 2 pads and pouch inside the large leather box. I was watching videos of a review and the reviewers came in a travel case instead of a leather box. Which is the newer version? Did I get old stock? Thanks

 

I think they went back to the hard case few months ago (for whatever reason).

The travel case was very nice...

post #4933 of 16151
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I think they went back to the hard case few months ago (for whatever reason).

The travel case was very nice...


Aww man that sucks, I would much prefer the travel case :(

post #4934 of 16151
As of now: Box with HE500, travel case with HE-400
post #4935 of 16151
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

As of now: Box with HE500, travel case with HE-400

 

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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post

 

I think they went back to the hard case few months ago (for whatever reason).

The travel case was very nice...


Thanks for the quick responses. Any advice on bending the headband, at the lowest setting they are still hangin too low. I tried just using my thumbs to apply pressure but it didnt deform much, a little hesitant to keep pushing on it haha

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