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Thanks to everyone who answered but anyone else wanna add some responses too?  Also I have been listening to my new babies for the past few hours and I am loving them more and more!  Plus they will get better too with burn in?  OmG

 

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Ok my HE-500s arrived 30 minutes ago and I've been listening to it for 10 minutes.  I like them so far but I need to start adding to my FLAC library. 

 

 

-I not familiar with these things but just curious how good of quality are music bought from itunes? Ack, I don't ever want to go there again.

-If I convert music from CDs using itunes, is it worse than FLAC or same? depends on the settings??

-What are the best websites to buy music in FLAC format? Don't know (HDtracks maybe?), never have bought flac, only made my own from CD's

-If there are no sites that have the music I want, is the safest way to make sure they're lossless is to buy the CD then convert them myself? I would do it this way.

I remembered illegally downloading what these uploaders called FLAC/Lossless but I don't trust them because a lot of people can advertise something then lie about it or they're bad quality so I never download from these sites/forums again.  Also what made me suspicious is I noticed when playing music I bought, it plays at normal sound in my car using music on my iphone but when I played music I illegally downloaded I had to turn up the volume a lot to get the same volume.  

-Best free programs to convert music to FLAC? I use mainly EAC (Exact Audio Copy (free)), and sometimes dBPoweramp if I want to save time doing multiple formats (flac and mp3 etc.) at the same time (I purchased this one but it is worth it IMO).

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Thanks for answering.  Also should I use the leather earpads that are already on it or the extra velour ear pads they provide?  Does it make a difference?  And you guys take out the cables when you don't use them?  I don't have a headphone stand and I don't wanna leave it outside because my room is dusty so the only option is putting it back in the case but with the cables on, they don't fit the case.


Edited by TheChosen0ne - 8/16/13 at 6:27pm
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Thanks for answering.  Also should I use the leather earpads that are already on it or the extra velour ear pads they provide?  Does it make a difference?  And you guys take out the cables when you don't use them?  I don't have a headphone stand and I don't wanna leave it outside because my room is dusty so the only option is putting it back in the case but with the cables on, they don't fit the case.


Velours..no question about it..the pleather (its not real leather) make the sound muffled,closed in and bass is a bit uncontrolled so not fun (check he500 pads modding page from jerg, its explained there what differences are between pleather and velours in more detail)...but if u can spare it...get urself a jergmod pad V2.0 by modulor (or make one urself..) those are wonderfull with the he500...really upgrades ur listening experience for low costs...to my ears the new pads gives the he500 a step up in soundquality!

 

about dust..well...as u probably know i also have the jerg GRILL mod (but with extreme grill openings ) on my he500 without any dust screen..as that sounds best to my ears (check my pics).

 

so only way to protect them when not used is to put them in a very thin soft and small plastic colorless garbage bag and close it air tight every time i put them in it...and that works!! its maybe not the most beautiful solution..but it does the job better then any other dust protection thingie i tried..even glass bulbs of more then 100 euro! when the plastic bag is not used i close it also..so no dust gets in when not used!

its cheapish and not beautiful (maybe Hifiman can make some kind of soft pouch u can close? like my hm602 has!)...BUT IT WORKS perfectly...almost no dust until now...in the past the velours pads were a real dust magnet..never experienced a pad who attracts so much dust...in a month it had accumulated so much dust the pads started to irritate my ears..and then i had to pluck the dust out of the velours with my fingers!...now almost NO DUST since i use the bag...

 

maybe i have to get myself a design bag (he500 worthy..lolz) that can be shut and so dustproof...mmmm maybe a christmas present from my wifey...lolz

or maybe one of the more handy guys here can make that a reality? modulor? jerg? anyone? and u guys know..i am willing to pay for it...lolz

 

check this diagram..thanks to Jerg! maybe it helps u to consider which one u like more..BUT..trying them both...and then decide...thats best ofcourse.. wink.gif

 


Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/16/13 at 6:58pm
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Just took off the pleather earpads and tried to put on velour ones but how the hell we do that?  it has thing 4 things and we need to connect them to the holes but I can't!

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Just took off the pleather earpads and tried to put on velour ones but how the hell we do that?  it has thing 4 things and we need to connect them to the holes but I can't!


its easy and the step by step can be found on youtube, but be carefull with the 4 clips...easiest way is to use a credit card..

 

simple said: aligh the pads to the phone...plug one clip in...(there is a ridge inside the headphone in which the pads clips click in).....and push the other clips carefully one by one into that ridge with a creditcard by pushing in carefully they should click in automatically...good luck..first time i tried it, it was a bit of a challenge also...lolz

 

edit...this is easy way to exchange pads:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt8zfTZIMzk


Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/16/13 at 7:30pm
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omfg i can't do it...i ******* lost at least 1 yr out of my lifetime being so pissed and stressed out trying to put the velour pads on!!

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omfg i can't do it...i ******* lost at least 1 yr out of my lifetime being so pissed and stressed out trying to put the velour pads on!!


did u check the youtube clip and my how to tips? u dont need to put pressure on it..allign the pads on ur phone...click one in...hold it there..use a creditcard and push the second clip a bit towards  the middle..so towards the middle..so that the pad becomes a bit hollow....and then push the clip in...and then next..

ps..first time i did it i sweared my whole country together..lolz

 

its 4.45 am here...but will stay here until 5am to try to help u with advice if u need it, as i think the rest of the world are all sound asleep wink.gif

am sorry..need to get some sleep..have to get up at 9am...hope u got the pads on...if not..sometimes its best to let it be for a few hours/day and then try again... beerchug.gif

good luck my friend!!


Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/16/13 at 7:59pm
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You can get two of the clips in easily, they just hook onto the lip on the headphones, the last two need a kind of a fold under/pinch and twist like the video link above shows.

 

I also do prefer the velour, but have my name on the list for the jergmod ver2 by modular if/when he makes another run of them...

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did u check the youtube clip and my how to tips? u dont need to put pressure on it..allign the pads on ur phone...click one in...hold it there..use a creditcard and push the second clip a bit towards  the middle..so towards the middle..so that the pad becomes a bit hollow....and then push the clip in...and then next..

ps..first time i did it i sweared my whole country together..lolz

 

its 4.45 am here...but will stay here until 5am to try to help u with advice if u need it, as i think the rest of the world are all sound asleep wink.gif

am sorry..need to get some sleep..have to get up at 9am...hope u got the pads on...if not..sometimes its best to let it be for a few hours/day and then try again... beerchug.gif

good luck my friend!!


Yeah I watched the clip and I try to do exactly what it showed me but I still failed miserably.  ******, even putting back on the pleather was a pain in the butt crack for me but I managed to put it back on.  Man I haven't been this stressed out in a decade and I don't think I want to ever to through that experience again.

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If you got the pleather one back on you should be able to get the velour on the same way...blink.gif

Deep breath and patience.  L3000.gif  Once you get the nack it goes smoothly...

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to be honest, it's pretty easy blink.gif takes like 10 sec. or less.  maybe you are being too careful? dunno, watch a few more videos on youtube maybe that will help.

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If you got the pleather one back on you should be able to get the velour on the same way...blink.gif

Deep breath and patience.  L3000.gif  Once you get the nack it goes smoothly...

 

 

The pleather one has that extra pleather thing outside so we can just use that and tuck it in.  With the velour you gotta try to fit it in those 4 hole thingys which is hard as hell for me for some reason.  I tried finding other videos but I can't.

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The pleather one has that extra pleather thing outside so we can just use that and tuck it in.  With the velour you gotta try to fit it in those 4 hole thingys which is hard as hell for me for some reason.  I tried finding other videos but I can't.

HUH??? I just looked at my pleather pads and took my velour off and they both look the same...not sure what you are talking about 4 hole thingys??  You must have a different version than mine???

velour on left, pleather on right...

 


Edited by bearFNF - 8/16/13 at 9:42pm
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HUH??? I just looked at my pleather pads and took my velour off and they both look the same...not sure what you are talking about 4 hole thingys??  You must have a different version than mine???

velour on left, pleather on right...

 

 

 

Yeah looks like I got different pleather pads.  Mine is just smooth with none of those 4 things sticking out.  There's the fabric/pleather or whatever that extends at the inner circle and all I gotta do is tuck in that fabric/pleather.


Edited by TheChosen0ne - 8/16/13 at 10:02pm
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Yeah looks like I got different pleather pads.  Mine is just smooth with none of those 4 things sticking out.  There's the fabric/pleather or whatever that extends at the inner circle and all I gotta do is tuck in that fabric/pleather in.

Take your plastic ring out and see if the 4 tabs are on the other side. I know what you mean by tucking the fabric in, that's not how they go on, you need to actually grab that ring its on and remove that itself.

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