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Originally Posted by modulor View Post

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 biggrin.gif
Thanks u all for the explanations...ur the best!

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 biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/9/13 at 7:19am
post #7007 of 18011
Has anyone experience running a pair of he500s from a jdslabs c5 amp? I'm considering buying a pair but if I do I'd have no money to upgrade my amp for quite a while.

Thanks in advance for any help smily_headphones1.gif
post #7008 of 18011
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Thanks u all for the explanations...ur the best!

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 biggrin.gif

The change was definitely present, and definitely beneficial, don't get me wrong.  It still sounds and feels like an HE-500, so that's more along the lines I meant.  The bass is a bit more weighty, but I do agree that it takes good attributes from both stock pads.  You know, I've not actually swapped out grills yet, so I can't say there (soon, haha).  Maybe with all the switching around, I need to just let the jergpads settle back in for a day or two.  I think the amp is probably where we differ the most at the moment, what I'm using now puts out considerably less power than what you've got running.

 

I'd love to hear your results with the newly installed jergpads on the 'roided out 337 evil_smiley.gif


Edited by modulor - 8/9/13 at 9:24am
post #7009 of 18011
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Thanks u all for the explanations...ur the best!

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 biggrin.gif

You are no friend if you sold him the 337 for 2x the price.  I would not do that to a friend...at least 3x is the minimum.  tongue.gif

post #7010 of 18011
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

You are no friend if you sold him the 337 for 2x the price.  I would not do that to a friend...at least 3x is the minimum.  tongue.gif
Lolz..I agree.. but The evil 337 was the possession of the infamous crazyman mr. hifimanrookie and not mr. koiloco the EVIL ONE..so 2x was max price i could ask... biggrin.gif next time i will tell the buyer u touched it..that way i can sell it for at least for triple the worth.. biggrin.gif

But seriously..that guy has money to spend in huge amounts..so it could happen that i end up being AMPLESS AND HEADPHONELESS after this weekend.....

That would be my worst nightmare!! Being without a good amp already annoys me as u can imagine...but without my trustworthy supercharged he500??? Noooooo!!!

In worst case scenario i have to listen to my music on my beyers mmx300 through the onkyo..aaarrrgghhh redface.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/9/13 at 8:17pm
post #7011 of 18011
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Originally Posted by i019791 View Post

The left driver of my HE-500 is recently adding a low volume but very annoying "screech" sound at certain songs parts. I have already ruled out all chance of faulty cable or upstream gear and my other cans are faultless.

Can anyone propose something, or is it high time for RMA (it will be the 3rd for those cans in less than 2 years) as I imagine ?

Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

Check for rogue hairs?


No.

Will do that in day light, thanks!

It was likely a driver issue and the German Distributor decided to send me another HE500 pair with nicely balanced impedances of the drivers. I now have experience with 3 (including a friend's one) HE500s. No two were identical sound wise, the difference being mainly on the treble amount.

post #7012 of 18011
Just had Peter at DHC re cable my stock 500 cables added a black nylon and cut to 6 ft also so sound proving material looks and sounds great
I am a happy camper
post #7013 of 18011

I decided to go balanced with my HE-500s and bought a Mjolnir. Now I hope my balanced cables arrive before the amp, or else it'll be useless lol

As soon as I have it, I'll post a comparison with the HA-160.


Edited by Okamoto - 8/10/13 at 2:46pm
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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post

I decided to go balanced with my HE-500s and bought a Mjolnir. Now I hope my balanced cables arrive before the amp, or else it'll be useless lol

As soon as I have it, I'll post a comparison with the HA-160.

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post #7015 of 18011
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Originally Posted by jamesfleming View Post

Has anyone experience running a pair of he500s from a jdslabs c5 amp? I'm considering buying a pair but if I do I'd have no money to upgrade my amp for quite a while.

Thanks in advance for any help smily_headphones1.gif
You will always come out ahead with a better pair of headphones first. You can also run these on a speaker amp (see other threads for info) if you have one. Many have found it improved over lesser power headphone amps. I bought my HE-6 and was on a journey to find an appropriate amp for them. After checking out several headphone amps, I found the best amp running my rear channels of the HT system. I've since heard many better amps but for the price (nothing) I couldn't complain. After about three years, I upgraded my DAC and have a pretty good system.

So in summary, get the most headphone you can afford and worry about the rest of the chain as your hobby dollars allow. The headphone is the most important component.
post #7016 of 18011
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Originally Posted by jamesfleming View Post

Has anyone experience running a pair of he500s from a jdslabs c5 amp? I'm considering buying a pair but if I do I'd have no money to upgrade my amp for quite a while.

Thanks in advance for any help smily_headphones1.gif
I'm planning on driving my mad dogs when they arrive, with my JDS labs C5 as a portable. I believe the mad dogs and HE500s require similar power requirements. I've listened to the HE500s via the C5 and it seemed loud enough and although not the appropriate amp and power still sounded better than any headphones I've ever heard. But that's not saying much since I got most of my gear in the last couple of months
Edited by spurxiii - 8/11/13 at 6:06am
post #7017 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post


So in summary, get the most headphone you can afford and worry about the rest of the chain as your hobby dollars allow. The headphone is the most important component.

holy truth!!!

post #7018 of 18011
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Originally Posted by alota View Post

holy truth!!!


yup it is the truth... still upset about getting the he500 over the hd800 while i am more a fan of super large soundstages and anything else and i was so sad... but now i don't care as he500 is too damn good itself....

post #7019 of 18011
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Originally Posted by h4mm3r 0f th0r View Post


yup it is the truth... still upset about getting the he500 over the hd800 while i am more a fan of super large soundstages and anything else and i was so sad... but now i don't care as he500 is too damn good itself....

i´m not a big fan of soundstage in the hedphones.

of course, with the hd-800, you´re in a jazz club or in a theater but i like more the detail and the timbre of the instruments(for this i need Money for the sr-009biggrin.gif)

post #7020 of 18011

Not to dis the HD800 or anything but for my personal taste, I was not impressed with the HD800 at the CA meet yesterday.  Whether or not the big studio 6 is good pairing with HD800, I am not sure.

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