Hifiman He-500 on the F**e Sieveking Sound Omega Hifiman He-500 with Silver Cables
new velour pads New velour pads left old velour pads right
New velour pads left old velour pads right New leather pads left old leather pads right (they are simillar)
DT990 using Hifiman's Leather pads with styrofoam mod Old Canare cable and the new Silver cable
My HE-500 using DT990 velour pads ( a little mod )
Well there are the pics..from what i see that the differences between the Leather pads there is no differences..its just that Hifiman added some padding under the pads.but the velour pads is really GREAT..its much more softer and thicker then the previous one and the best part is that Hifiman changed the cheap plastic cup holding where it used to break every time we try to change the pads..
and now the Cables, this is a silver at around 24AWG - 26AWG silver cable its thin and light and quite stiff..the sound is much better then the previous Carane cable that was provided..it has more detail and more fast..bass is somehow more clearer and rounder and the mids is a little bit thinner than the Canare.since its just a few hours burn-in i could not say much about the cables..
Now im using my Beyerdynamic DT990 velour pads for my HE-500 the quality is much better then the velour pads that Hifiman supplied.i just swapped my old leather pads cups and installed it on to the Beyer pads..its a quite easy installation just needed 5mins and a Beyer DT series velour pads..since my HE-500 is using the DT990 pads i can feel more bass and thicker mids than before..maybe its because there is no dust cover in the DT990 pads or maybe PLACEBO EFFECT...but i feel it..
oh i forgot..if anyone is using the older version leather pads and feel your ears are touching the drivers just do a simple thing..Try to find a Styrofoam (like those from packaging boxes) and cut out a round disk around 10cm and then make a hole but leave out around 1cm - 2cm (like the black one on picture no.6) and then just stuff it under your leather pads..For references see pictures..its the one on the Beyer DT990 the white foam..
Enjoy the pics..
Edited by keph - 11/21/11 at 10:01am