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post #7411 of 18086
I can't help it but to think "man there must a lot of old people In this forum" when iread about weight issue with back and neck from the he500/lcd2. cool.gif tough it up, this is some good stuff.tongue.gif
post #7412 of 18086
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Originally Posted by soundeffect View Post

I can't help it but to think "man there must a lot of old people In this forum" when iread about weight issue with back and neck from the he500/lcd2. cool.gif tough it up, this is some good stuff.tongue.gif

I'm 51 and have had a broken spinous process on my 7th cervical vertebrae since 1991 and I've never had any neck/back problems with these or any other headphones I've worn for extended periods. Maybe it's some of the younger, more coddled generation that's seen too many "don't try this at home" or "closed course, professional driver" programs or commercials. biggrin.gif

post #7413 of 18086
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I'm 51 and have had a broken spinous process on my 7th cervical vertebrae since 1991 and I've never had any neck/back problems with these or any other headphones I've worn for extended periods. Maybe it's some of the younger, more coddled generation that's seen too many "don't try this at home" or "closed course, professional driver" programs or commercials

 

 

Well I was told to drink some concrete and harden up!

post #7414 of 18086

They are clearly heavier than my k430s and hd800s but not uncomfortably so.  This is a result of the planar-magnetic design......magnets are heavy.....and the materials chosen for the shells and headband.  My biggest quibble is with the way the cable connectors are designed and positioned....they stick into my shoulders.  A little more thought about ergonomics and design would be nice.  But the sound....that's the thing...great sound at an attractive price point.

 

Cheers!

 

Gus
 

post #7415 of 18086
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Originally Posted by Gustav Mahler View Post
 My biggest quibble is with the way the cable connectors are designed and positioned....they stick into my shoulders.  A little more thought about ergonomics and design would be nice.  But the sound....that's the thing...great sound at an attractive price point.

 

Cheers!

 

Gus
 

you´re right. with the hardwired cable, this problem does not exist

post #7416 of 18086
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Originally Posted by Gustav Mahler View Post

They are clearly heavier than my k430s and hd800s but not uncomfortably so.  This is a result of the planar-magnetic design......magnets are heavy.....and the materials chosen for the shells and headband.  My biggest quibble is with the way the cable connectors are designed and positioned....they stick into my shoulders.  A little more thought about ergonomics and design would be nice.  But the sound....that's the thing...great sound at an attractive price point.

 

Cheers!

 

Gus
 

You could try to wear the headphones so that the headband is further back on the head, and the cable junctions are pointed more forward.

post #7417 of 18086
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

You could try to wear the headphones so that the headband is further back on the head, and the cable junctions are pointed more forward.


that is what i do

post #7418 of 18086
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that is what i do
Yep..me too wink.gif
post #7419 of 18086

A lot of people worry about or complain about the weight of the Hifimans, but oddly enough I find my HE-500 to be more comfortable than my HD 800.  ph34r.gif

 

The Sennheisers are lighter, but they bother the top of my head sooner.  I can wear the Hifimans for hours.

 

Tonight I'm listening to some old death metal on the Taboo MKIII, and the HE-500 is more enjoyable than the HD 800 right now.  They're both wonderful headphones, but so far the Hifiman is the one that puts the biggest grin on my face.

post #7420 of 18086

I'm hipster, I wear my he-500 with the headband just behind the hairline, and the front of the pads almost touching the front of my ears.

post #7421 of 18086
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Originally Posted by alota View Post

you´re right. with the hardwired cable, this problem does not exist

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post #7422 of 18086
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post #7423 of 18086

Don't know if it has been covered already, but does anyone have an idea what Hifiman is releasing this week?

post #7424 of 18086
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Don't know if it has been covered already, but does anyone have an idea what Hifiman is releasing this week?
I thought they only were going to release new stuff 1st quarter next year as they released the re600 and hm901 this year?
post #7425 of 18086

they're releasing something new? 

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