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post #4441 of 6020

Take the pads off. The drivers are underneath. No need to open the grill or anything.

post #4442 of 6020

Something interesting I just noticed, is how exposed and transparent the drivers are now that I liberated the grills. Basically there is not much more than the thin diaphragm between my ears and the outside now when these babies play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Originally Posted by stellar View Post

No most likely rev 2

 

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Goodie then, AFAIK rev 2 drivers have a little less structural integrity than rev 3 (rev 3 is a full circle without the opening at the bottom of the driver where the metal tab secures the diaphragm), but are not as hot in the trebles.


Edited by jerg - 10/1/12 at 11:01pm
post #4443 of 6020

It's crazy what a difference the velour make. Just for curiosity, I switched back to the pleather, and the treble almost sounds harsh to my ears. It's a pretty big difference. 

 

That said, for me, the pleather makes the headphone lighter, and fit better on my head. So kind of bummed about that. 

post #4444 of 6020

I got my HE-400's from Head-Direct 2 weeks ago, and alas mine are Rev-2's 

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No most likely rev 2

 

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post #4445 of 6020
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Originally Posted by satanigatan View Post

I got my HE-400's from Head-Direct 2 weeks ago, and alas mine are Rev-2's 

That is quite curious indeed; I guess HFM is trying to clear out its rev2 stock along the rev3 production around September. I'm sure if you email customer service they could allow you to ship these back to be replaced with a rev3 pair. Although it's debatable whether or not you'll like the sound of the new drivers more than the rev2 ones heheh. Rev3 drivers are a fair bit brighter in the treble.

post #4446 of 6020

Yeah I'm pretty sensitive in regards to treble lol. I'll keep my Rev-2's.


Really surprised at what a big difference the Velour pads make. I was listening with the pleather for an hour, and got a lot irritation (sore ears). Never had that with the Velours on. 

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

That is quite curious indeed; I guess HFM is trying to clear out its rev2 stock along the rev3 production around September. I'm sure if you email customer service they could allow you to ship these back to be replaced with a rev3 pair. Although it's debatable whether or not you'll like the sound of the new drivers more than the rev2 ones heheh. Rev3 drivers are a fair bit brighter in the treble.

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Originally Posted by satanigatan View Post

Yeah I'm pretty sensitive in regards to treble lol. I'll keep my Rev-2's.


Really surprised at what a big difference the Velour pads make. I was listening with the pleather for an hour, and got a lot irritation (sore ears). Never had that with the Velours on. 

Now I can't wait for the dealer in my town to restock the velours. Can you please describe your observations on the main improvement in sound quality over the pleather? Thanks. Is it a lot more comfortable too?
Edited by Chawanwit - 10/2/12 at 1:06am
post #4448 of 6020

Public service announcement for EU citizens looking to get a pair of latest revision HE-400's:

 

I talked to Daivd from www.audiophonics.fr and they're fresh out of stock so they're sure to get the new revision in a week or so. Price is €379. I haven't been able to find them cheaper elsewhere (EDIT: [...] in the EU).

 

Cheers. 


Edited by Kjeldsen - 10/2/12 at 2:05am
post #4449 of 6020

That's expensive. Isn't it cheaper to buy from Head-Direct at US$399 + shipping?

post #4450 of 6020
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Originally Posted by Eric_C View Post

That's expensive. Isn't it cheaper to buy from Head-Direct at US$399 + shipping?

 

It's expensive, indeed. But depending on import/customs laws in EU countries, you could end up paying alot more than you bargained for. Especially here in Denmark where they'll add 25% of the products price in taxes and a decent fine to boot. It's a gamble really, but there are lots of money to be saved if you like living on the edge. 

 

If i order from within the EU, i'm in the clear. I really hate it!

post #4451 of 6020

Wow. That's a tough situation! I took a gamble with my order too--anything over SGD 400 can be taxed (not as high as 25%, but it's a tax nonetheless). Thank God I didn't get taxed that.

post #4452 of 6020
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Originally Posted by Kjeldsen View Post

 

It's expensive, indeed. But depending on import/customs laws in EU countries, you could end up paying alot more than you bargained for. Especially here in Denmark where they'll add 25% of the products price in taxes and a decent fine to boot. It's a gamble really, but there are lots of money to be saved if you like living on the edge. 

 

If i order from within the EU, i'm in the clear. I really hate it!

 

Try ebay.co.uk - here

post #4453 of 6020
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Originally Posted by Eric_C View Post

Wow. That's a tough situation! I took a gamble with my order too--anything over SGD 400 can be taxed (not as high as 25%, but it's a tax nonetheless). Thank God I didn't get taxed that.

 

Phew! :) I often take chances with customs when i order things that might seem less conspicuous and have lower value, but i've never tried ordering something this expensive from abroad before.

post #4454 of 6020

I ordered from Head Direct in the UK and luckily didn't pay any import tax or anything.

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I ordered from Head Direct in the UK and luckily didn't pay any import tax or anything.

 

Another heroic tale! Makes me want to just go for it and possibly save $100.

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