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post #5086 of 18011
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Meh all these people moaning about hot weather try living in england under a grey cloud 90% of the time it sucks!

 

How is that Audio GD with HE500 combo? That is exactly what I am thinking about getting... Except the HE400 and Audio GD 5.32

 

You mean Ref-5.32 -> NFB-6 -> Balanced HE-400?

 

If that's the case, I'd suggest you save money on the Ref 5.32 and get the HE-500 instead...

For the same amount, I'd get NFB-1 -> SA-31 -> HE-500 any day of the week :D

 

The SA-31 is a wonderful beast! I (much?) prefer it to the integrated amp of my NFB-27 (which, technically, should be a better performer than the NFB-6).

It actually sounds slightly bigger than the NFB-27's balanced amp, which, for a single ended amp, is quite a feat ;)

 

It adds the convenience of 3 warmth level that make it suitable for lots of cans, even the brightest ones.

post #5087 of 18011

No I meant the NFB 5.32

post #5088 of 18011
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

No I meant the NFB 5.32

 

Ah, my bad, I forgot about this one tongue.gif

 

Can your budget stretch up to the 500s?

post #5089 of 18011
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Am confused now...
I once visited koewait.. thats in the desert i understand (middle east) ..some days were so hot (over 40celcius) i couldnt go outside as being an european..not customed to anything..but the appartment had air conditioning..so appartment kept nice and cool at 24degrees celcius..so no worries with anything on my head...so my question...dont they use airconditioning in appartments/houses in pakistan also?oh am sorry..maybe ur house doesnt have airco?...my apologies then..


i have air conditioning but with that much heat you cannot go anywhere and we have blackouts(third world country and all) so it is so those temperatures in the shade are hard for anyone... i use the pleathers from d2000s on my he500 and even on cold days it feels a drag putting them on even though(they make my ears sweat in a winter)

post #5090 of 18011
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Originally Posted by h4mm3r 0f th0r View Post


yup... i am at home all the time and in air conditioned room 24/7... but still, it is not easy... i am also shifting to canada sometime next year so hopefully this hell is not gonna find me again... but i can bear these temperatures and quite often roam around in full heat in the market just to keep my resistance up...

 

Overall in Canada, you'll find it much better. Although when it peaks here in Canada in summer, it can be just as hot here as it is there in Pakistan. Also, a 38 degrees here for some reason feels like a 50 around there. The sun comes off like a bitch here, even though we are at higher latitudes.

post #5091 of 18011
Depends where in Canada you decide to live in, BC is typically nice year round, prairies sucks for winter and summer
post #5092 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Andolink View Post

Speaking of new cable, here's my new Skuld 2 from Norse Audio.  It's very lightweight and flexible.  

 

same cable i have! i love the lightweight/flexibility as well, in the pictures the cable looks big and heavy, but its not

post #5093 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

 

Overall in Canada, you'll find it much better. Although when it peaks here in Canada in summer, it can be just as hot here as it is there in Pakistan. Also, a 38 degrees here for some reason feels like a 50 around there. The sun comes off like a bitch here, even though we are at higher latitudes.


yeah... clear skies mean very very bright sunlight... but it is not an oven bake and in shelter at 38C is very tolerable... oh hell... i think the thread is getting derailed...

post #5094 of 18011

It's still about not being able to use the HE-500 after all.

post #5095 of 18011

"...planar magnetic drivers can dissipate heat more quickly using the large surface area of the diaphragm itself, which dramatically reduces the chance of burn-out."

 

http://www.audeze.com/technology/tech-tour/about-planars

 

Guessing this applies to HE-500 as well

post #5096 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

"...planar magnetic drivers can dissipate heat more quickly using the large surface area of the diaphragm itself, which dramatically reduces the chance of burn-out."

 

http://www.audeze.com/technology/tech-tour/about-planars

 

Guessing this applies to HE-500 as well

Don't forget that while Audeze drivers are sandwiched in a heavy steel enclosure and layers of foam damping material (which all hinder heat dissipation), HE500 drivers are much much more exposed to open air.

post #5097 of 18011
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Originally Posted by snip3r77
 
So you were saying that you are also experiencing no sound on one channel once in a blue moon?

I will try it again tonight and report.

 

I have never experienced this. It's definitely not normal. I would contact Hifiman.


Edited by Stalker81598 - 5/22/13 at 6:16pm
post #5098 of 18011

I now own (probably) the most comfortable HE-500 in the universe.

 

 

 

I just used materials I already had at home - a black leather sample and thick red plastic thread.

I think it's prettier than the fat cushion thing you can buy, and probably more comfortable, as the soft leather forms to the shape of my head.

- it's just as comfortable (if not more) as my vintage AKGs and original Beyer DT990.

 

I think my head is fairly small, so I don't think this mod will work for everyone.

The normal headband rods are fully extended, and I used about 405mm of leather to do this mod.


Edited by GREQ - 5/23/13 at 3:42am
post #5099 of 18011
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

I now own (probably) the most comfortable HE-500 in the universe.

 

 

 

I just used materials I already had at home - a black leather sample and thick red plastic thread.

I think it's prettier than the fat cushion thing you can buy, and probably more comfortable, as the soft leather forms to the shape of my head.

- it's just as comfortable (if not more) as my vintage AKGs and original Beyer DT990.

 

I think my head is fairly small, so I don't think this mod will work for everyone.

The normal headband rods are fully extended, and I used about 405mm of leather to do this mod.

 

That looks really nice mate. I'm thinking about doing the same thing now.

post #5100 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post

That looks really nice mate. I'm thinking about doing the same thing now.

I'll take that as a complement biggrin.gif *super smug-face*

 

Just be careful if you do - it's IMPOSSIBLE to adjust, so you kinda have to get it right first time.


Edited by GREQ - 5/23/13 at 4:04am
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