While I've not experienced this yet with my HE-500 (plus I've been switching back and fourth to velours for testing, but I'm on jergpads indefinitely now), however I do recall this happening to me when I had the HE-400 after 3+ hour sessions. It may surprise some, but the bass can be just as fatiguing as the treble on those for some, and it could also depend on listening levels. I'd say it is indeed likely to be related to the elevated bass, probably a combination of both the jergpads and that you're using the more powerful amp now. I don't think the jergpads are a very dramatic change, so it may be something you get used to after a week or so. That change though...mmmm
did u really say the difference not a dramatic change? Ur kidding right? My headphone is turned into a complete different animal now..like a pleather on steroids..or should i say velours on steroids.. I went from a hitting bass level of 3 for velours to a bass hitting as strong as level 8..with all the good points of the velours (although not as elevated) the experience is probably also intensified because of the grill mod i have.. And my headphone cable....and the amp ofcourse which has, if i am not mistaken, 7*140watts...but working in 2channel now..
this weekend i will be visting my old evil 337..oops.. I mean my friend (who bought him) to have BBQ in their garden with my family..i for sure will take my supercharged he500 with me... To check what my he500 is really capable off...
I only hope he doesnt decide he wants my headphone also then...well..if he pays triple..who knows
Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/9/13 at 7:19am