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Great since im in China its easy to find the parts..i might do this also..first let me ask permission..hehhe..
 

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Yep, double sided tape. Not as slick looking as I would like but very comfortable


 

post #872 of 18030

HD650 foam bought from where?

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I second this^

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Where would I be able to get that headband? Would Sennheiser sell it separately?

post #875 of 18030
I got mine from Thoman.de (at the same time as the Beyer pads) for about €10 plus shipping
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HD650 foam bought from where?



http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/352734-REG/Sennheiser_052715_H_52715_Replacement_Headband.html

post #877 of 18030

I was away from headfi for a couple of months and i am glad to see that the price of the he500 was lowered. In my initial impressions I thought they were a really great can, but compared to the lcd2, they were just a slight step down.  I said back then that they would be an awesome can if they dropped the price by 100 -200 dollars. They are well worth there money at there current price and I am glad that they are getting a little love now.

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Welcome back! You need to try the new velour pads; it takes the HE-500 much closer to the LCD-2. I kid you notbiggrin.gif
 

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I was away from headfi for a couple of months and i am glad to see that the price of the he500 was lowered. In my initial impressions I thought they were a really great can, but compared to the lcd2, they were just a slight step down.  I said back then that they would be an awesome can if they dropped the price by 100 -200 dollars. They are well worth there money at there current price and I am glad that they are getting a little love now.



 

post #879 of 18030

I agree, the new HE-500 are an improvement over the previous "version". I like them better than the LCD-2 Rev.2 (recabled or not). I still feel the HE-6 are better, but not by a huge margin, and that's with a beastly amp behind them.

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I haven't been keeping up with the HE-500 developments.  I have an early unit with the velour earpads.  It seems they switched to a newer pad?  I already liked the HE-500 more than the LCD-2 (sold mine) but would like to try any improvements that have bee made since they came out.

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I haven't been keeping up with the HE-500 developments.  I have an early unit with the velour earpads.  It seems they switched to a newer pad?  I already liked the HE-500 more than the LCD-2 (sold mine) but would like to try any improvements that have bee made since they came out.



They switched to new velour pads, which can be ordered from Head-Direct for $10 + shipping. Leather pads are also included now, but I find velour to sound better.

Also, the HE-500 now use a light, flexible silver cable instead of a thick copper one. I feel the switch has noticeably improved the sound, particularly WRT speed and detail.

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They switched to new velour pads, which can be ordered from Head-Direct for $10 + shipping. Leather pads are also included now, but I find velour to sound better.

Also, the HE-500 now use a light, flexible silver cable instead of a thick copper one. I feel the switch has noticeably improved the sound, particularly WRT speed and detail.



Thanks

 

I ordered the two sets (leather and velour) for comparison, and a travel case while I was there.  I didn't see the option for the cable or I would have ordered that as well, maybe I will reach out to Fang directly on that.  Just FYI I also ordered the Anedio D2 today to see if the extra power it has over the D1 has any impact when paired with the HE-500.  The D1 is already extremely transparent and a great match for the HE-500 so it will be interesting to see if I can tell the difference.

 

 

 

 

 

post #883 of 18030

I'm considering getting an HE-500 but I'm new to the high end scene.  I was thinking about amping with the EF-5, source being my laptop, but I'm lost on finding a worthwhile DAC.  I've seen the HDP (DAC and Amp), or I could do something like the HRT Music Streamer II with the EF-5, or something else?  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I'm considering getting an HE-500 but I'm new to the high end scene.  I was thinking about amping with the EF-5, source being my laptop, but I'm lost on finding a worthwhile DAC.  I've seen the HDP (DAC and Amp), or I could do something like the HRT Music Streamer II with the EF-5, or something else?  Any help would be greatly appreciated!


I like the synergy between the HE-500 and EF5 amp.  On a budget you could use the HRT (which I haven't heard), or something like a uDAC-2 or Audioengine D1 as well which have very nice sounding RCA line-out.

 

post #885 of 18030

If I had to repick my amp/dac for my HE-500 I'd probably pick the CEntrance Dacmini.  You could also go dacport + EF5.  That might be a little too expensive for you though.  I've heard nice things about the music streamer for the price.  I think it's pretty well respected in its price range.  People just like the eye candy of different products for the most part though which the music streamer doesn't really offer.  I think you could be very content with the music streamer + ef5 though.

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