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Originally Posted by highrolller View Post

Hi everyone, do you guys know a mod for the HE500 with the J$ Beyer Pads? I see that there is no shield protecting the drivers and I don't want to damage them or get dust and debris inside it, please help? Like a simple mod to cover the drivers? 
When I had the J$ pads, I cut out pantyhose material and affixed it with glue on the side of the pads in contact with the headphone rings.
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I bought the HE-500's and upgraded to Audeze LCD2-2's.  I had the Audeze less than 2 months, sold them, and upgraded again to the HE-500's.  For me, both the HE-500's and the Audeze both suffer from a lack of long term comfort - one or two albums and I'm through.

 

I should add that my main headphone is the Sennheiser HD800's so the HiFiMan / Audeze thing is really a 'change of scenery' for me.

 

Buy the HE-500's and you have a superb headphone; the best value for money of its type. If the comfort thing is okay for oyu, you can't go wrong.

 

Bob

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Originally Posted by 24bitbob View Post
 

I bought the HE-500's and upgraded to Audeze LCD2-2's.  I had the Audeze less than 2 months, sold them, and upgraded again to the HE-500's.  For me, both the HE-500's and the Audeze both suffer from a lack of long term comfort - one or two albums and I'm through.

 

I should add that my main headphone is the Sennheiser HD800's so the HiFiMan / Audeze thing is really a 'change of scenery' for me.

 

Buy the HE-500's and you have a superb headphone; the best value for money of its type. If the comfort thing is okay for oyu, you can't go wrong.

 

Bob

I love my HE500, the comfort is excellent with any pads besides the stock velour pads, can't stand those. I wear my HE500 for over 10 hours at a time almost everyday and I have little to no discomfort besides when I wear my gunnars, then it'll hurt the top of my ears after an hour or so.

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When I had the J$ pads, I cut out pantyhose material and affixed it with glue on the side of the pads in contact with the headphone rings.

 

I suck at DIY... I know thats an easy mod but I know I will stuff up on the glue haha. Is there any way I can get the material from my stock HE500 pads and use them? 

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Hehehehe  Thanks.

 

I gotta try panty hose.  Do you have a preferred band?  Used or unused?

 

Have a great day.

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Hehehehe  Thanks.

I gotta try panty hose.  Do you have a preferred band?  Used or unused?

Have a great day.
Gotta ask my wife 😜
post #7776 of 14586
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Originally Posted by highrolller View Post


I suck at DIY... I know thats an easy mod but I know I will stuff up on the glue haha. Is there any way I can get the material from my stock HE500 pads and use them? 
You would still have to cut out from the stock pads and fix them on the J$. I chose not to do that because I had more material to work with (with the hose) and hence more room for error.
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

You would still have to cut out from the stock pads and fix them on the J$. I chose not to do that because I had more material to work with (with the hose) and hence more room for error.

You don't need to glue anything. Just push the retention ring into the hose, slip the j$ on and trim off the excess hose. The tightness of he j$ to the retention ring holds the hose in place.

I did this about 12 months ago and it's still going strong.
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

i thought GSX MK2 is 8 watts in balanced (im pretty sure the 2 watts is for the original GSX), it seems to drive it perfectly with no issues. i have no

Then on their site they didnt updated the specs yet... As there they still mention 2watts in balanced...

Check this out:

http://www.headamp.com/home_amps/gsx/

http://www.addictedtoaudio.com.au/HeadAmp-GSX-Balanced-Headphone-Amplifier-and-Pre-Amplifier

But i know myself pure raw watts doesnt mean driving a headphone correctly...
Am glad u found a headphone amp who does..as there are not many who can drive a he6 to its limits.
So this means a he6 doesnt need 5-8 watts as minimum then..good to know!

Have fun with it!
Edited by hifimanrookie - 9/14/13 at 5:03am
post #7779 of 14586
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Originally Posted by DanPluck View Post


You don't need to glue anything. Just push the retention ring into the hose, slip the j$ on and trim off the excess hose. The tightness of he j$ to the retention ring holds the hose in place.

I did this about 12 months ago and it's still going strong.

 

Huh? So I just put the pantyhose around the retention ring and apply the J$ pads and cut off the excessive pantyhose? I don't quite understand lol. I will try it though, thanks.

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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Then on their site they didnt updated the specs yet... As there they still mention 2watts in balanced...

Check this out:

http://www.headamp.com/home_amps/gsx/

http://www.addictedtoaudio.com.au/HeadAmp-GSX-Balanced-Headphone-Amplifier-and-Pre-Amplifier

But i know myself pure raw watts doesnt mean driving a headphone correctly...
Am glad u found a headphone amp who does..as there are not many who can drive a he6 to its limits.
So this means a he6 doesnt need 5-8 watts as minimum then..good to know!

Have fun with it!

 

its been mentioned on here.

 

unfortunately the site is horribly outdated, the GSX mk2 has been out for a while but it still shows the first one on the specs page, not the mk2.

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The GSX is as good as it gets. If it can't drive the HE-6 to its full potential, then nothing can.

Justin makes some damn good amps.

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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post

The GSX is as good as it gets. If it can't drive the HE-6 to its full potential, then nothing can.


Justin makes some damn good amps.
U sound like me..lolz biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post
 

The GSX is as good as it gets. If it can't drive the HE-6 to its full potential, then nothing can.

Justin makes some damn good amps.

 

Do these perform better than the Schiit Lyr with good tubes?

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Originally Posted by highrolller View Post

Do these perform better than the Schiit Lyr with good tubes?
Well..a hint..some keywords used by the ones who know:
Top built, end game material, if this amp cant drive it no other can, price 2800usd? drives the he6 perfectly and some other keywords (i think dubstep girl even used some unknown symbols stating how good it sounds..dont ask me to repeat them..lolz) biggrin.gif
The lyr doesnt even come close..anyone using those keywords for it..maybe only the first keyword..top built.
The lyr is a good amp for the money....no question bout it...but with good tubes it wouldnt even come close to the gs-x as for one..i know the lyr cant and will never be able to drive a he6 well..ever...

The gs-x is a amp i deeply believe is also a better amp then my evil 337 (and u guys know that means a lot to me saying that!)... as that particular amp went head to head to headphone amps sometimes costing more then double its asking price (but he couldnt drive a he6 to its limits also).

..i am now really curious how he will stack up to my new custommade blue circle amp i will be getting in two months time...both higher end headphone amp wise....both are balanced and both capable driving a he6 and both in dual enclosures..and both pushing out 5-8 watts into 50ohm (i suppose the gs-x into same ohm also)...i also now know my amp will be about 20lbs, maybe a bit more....so not to heavy also...

Hope to find someone in this part of europe to compare it one day..pity u live so far away dubstepgirl...would love to compare ur gs-x with my BC amp on ur he6 ( hope to buy mine in june 2014..am still holding off as i hope hifiman comes with the new improved version by then..)
Edited by hifimanrookie - 9/14/13 at 5:57pm
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