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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

I'm wondering if we could see if Jin (Headphonelounge.com) might offer some pad options for the HifiMAN.  He's in Singapore, but sells a lot of Grado leather headbands and has now come out with leather covers for the Grado foam ear pads for $40.00.

 

Off topic but I recently got one of Jin's leather headbans for my 225i which was really nice.

Where do you see them now making leather ear pads? I dont see it on either of their sites.

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post #227 of 479
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Originally Posted by sbtruitt View Post

 

Off topic but I recently got one of Jin's leather headbans for my 225i which was really nice.

Where do you see them now making leather ear pads? I dont see it on either of their sites.

 

I'll have to review my tracks.  I saw it in one of the Grado forums.  Maybe, it was a custom job and Jin might not be doing them on an on-going basis.  I'll post back after I find a link for you.

 

Edit: I've found the thread where there is a picture and some comments on ear pad covers for the Grado headphones.  http://www.head-fi.org/t/119314/post-your-grado-mods/2640#post_8983467


Edited by wje - 1/5/13 at 8:32pm
post #228 of 479
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Originally Posted by jackiedh View Post

Drez what is the 2nd Mod for fixing the frequency on the HE 6 you are talking about?

 

Jack

 

 

 

Basically I attach the screen material from the Hifiman pads to the Audeze rings, and then when attached there are effectively 2 screens, the Audeze and the Hifiman, and this corrects the frequency balance slightly.

post #229 of 479

@wje - cool - appreciate it.

I actually just got an e-mail reply back from Jin and he said he wont be making them after all. Too bad as I liked the leather and the work he did on the headband.

post #230 of 479
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Originally Posted by drez View Post

Basically I attach the screen material from the Hifiman pads to the Audeze rings, and then when attached there are effectively 2 screens, the Audeze and the Hifiman, and this corrects the frequency balance slightly.

 

 

What's the frequency balance that needs to be corrected? 

post #231 of 479

I actually don't think the hifiman velour pads are that uncomfortable.

It is weird however that they don't seem to be cushiony at all. They are just velour donuts that aren't hard.

 

But the sound is fantastic through these velours. I actually think that the hardness of these pads is one factor that increases the sound quality. So to increase comfort might actually decrease sound quality.

 

But I will be following this thread, and hope for even better pads for the hifiman series. 

post #232 of 479
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

What's the frequency balance that needs to be corrected? 

 

I find the treble a bit elevated for my tastes, with my amplifier at least.  There's nothing harsh about the upper mids and treble just a bit too much of it and it can get fatiguing.  I might try a power amplifier in the near future to see if class A switching helps, but for now the screen mod is needed for me.


Edited by drez - 1/7/13 at 1:41am
post #233 of 479
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I find the treble a bit elevated for my tastes, with my amplifier at least.  There's nothing harsh about the upper mids and treble just a bit too much of it and it can get fatiguing.  I might try a power amplifier in the near future to see if class A switching helps, but for now the screen mod is needed for me.

 

 

Let us know how that works and how it affects the mids and the bass.

post #234 of 479
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I find the treble a bit elevated for my tastes, with my amplifier at least.  There's nothing harsh about the upper mids and treble just a bit too much of it and it can get fatiguing.  I might try a power amplifier in the near future to see if class A switching helps, but for now the screen mod is needed for me.
A copper cable instead of a silver cable can help also..i just got myself a Toxic cables 22AWG Black Widow copper cable..and the treble is just perfect!
post #235 of 479
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A copper cable instead of a silver cable can help also..i just got myself a Toxic cables 22AWG Black Widow copper cable..and the treble is just perfect!

I'm using a copper cable at the moment, 24awg rectangular section OCC copper. I find some cables can sound smoother, also new solder joints can sound smooth, but this cable sounds pretty similar in tonal balance to the stock cable and I consider both to be transparent in sound. I might try Toxic cables copper litz in the future as it is very durable and should be neutral, but it would depend how the cost compares to a cable from norse audio.
post #236 of 479

HE500 with J$ Beyer pads:

 

 

1000


Edited by jerg - 1/9/13 at 1:55pm
post #237 of 479
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HE500 with J$ Beyer pads:

 

 

1000

 

You may want to get youself the foam discs that are supposed to go under Beyerdynamic pads, otherwise your drivers could accumulate dust.

post #238 of 479
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You may want to get youself the foam discs that are supposed to go under Beyerdynamic pads, otherwise your drivers could accumulate dust.

I might stretch some nylon stockings to go under some time down the line, the foam discs you are talking about are probably going to change the sound too much.

 

Although, I've had these open-backed for a month now and there has been no real dust issues on that side of the drivers.

 

 

700

post #239 of 479
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HE500 with J$ Beyer pads:

 

 

1000

 

You may want to get youself the foam discs that are supposed to go under Beyerdynamic pads, otherwise your drivers could accumulate dust.


That is exactly what I have done
post #240 of 479
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Originally Posted by Benjamin6264 View Post

 

You may want to get youself the foam discs that are supposed to go under Beyerdynamic pads, otherwise your drivers could accumulate dust.

 

On mine, I glued some stockings onto the rings...

let dry for a minute, and trim off the excess

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