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post #5356 of 6020
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

Yeah I got the aftermarket headband today, I'm liking it so far. While I've never felt pressure on the top of my head to be a problem, having that extra space there allows for the clamp to reduce.

I've felt an annoying pinpoint pressure on the top of my head with all headphones besides stats and Sennheiser.

 

How is the fit on the new headband?

post #5357 of 6020
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Heh yeah, I could not wear LCD2s for more than 5 mins when I auditioned them, a combination of the weight and the weird clamp that just ended up hurting both the tip of my head and my jaws, and adjusting it did nothing to improve

 

I could wear them for quite a bit longer than five minutes. I was usually good for about 45 minutes before they became uncomfortable. At an hour I didn't want to wear them anymore. 

post #5358 of 6020
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

I've felt an annoying pinpoint pressure on the top of my head with all headphones besides stats and Sennheiser.

 

How is the fit on the new headband?

As in how the headband fits on the headphone? It's a pretty tight fit but not too bad.

 

 


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I could wear them for quite a bit longer than five minutes. I was usually good for about 45 minutes before they became uncomfortable. At an hour I didn't want to wear them anymore. 

 

 

Yeah that wouldn't really be acceptable for me, especially if I was dropping a grand. I would at least want to be able to comfortably listen to an album...

post #5359 of 6020

With HE400s on velours, I can comfortably have them on for a whole day (10+ hours) on weekends and have no after-effects other than 'headphone hair' and maybe a bit of itch on the top of my head afterwards.

 

My most comfortable cans are still the modded ksc75s though, they literally feel like nothing more than floating fluffy cushions resting gently upon my ears. The headband exerts zero pressure on my cranium anywhere, and the clamp is so bare minimum that they manage to stay on solid with just the slightest sensation that I am actually wearing them.

post #5360 of 6020
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

With HE400s on velours, I can comfortably have them on for a whole day (10+ hours) on weekends and have no after-effects other than 'headphone hair' and maybe a bit of itch on the top of my head afterwards.

 

Headphone hair...the bane of my existence. One of the reasons why I stick to IEMs. The HiFiMAN headbands are generally better than most in this regard, as the surface area is quite large, and I can angle them to the top spiral of my head without them falling off.

post #5361 of 6020
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

Headphone hair...the bane of my existence. One of the reasons why I stick to IEMs. The HiFiMAN headbands are generally better than most in this regard, as the surface area is quite large, and I can angle them to the top spiral of my head without them falling off.

Yeah but they are much more comfortable in the flat of your skull than at the back tip part redface.gif

 

 

By the way I just found why the early HE400s were failing, here's a photo of one of the prototypes shown in January this year

 

 

Infamous rev 1 "black driver" units (added two side struts):

 

 

 

Now compare those reinforcement schemes to the current version..

 

 

new r2 9

 

I bet the older revision sounded cleaner though, since it had less obstruction for the sound.

 

 

It probably did have an effect though; here's a quote from a review done with rev1 HE400s:

 

"One small issue with the HE-400s is the treble, or to be exact the lack thereof. The high end is not completely omitted, but do not expect any form of sparkle or artificial airiness."

 

That is the antithesis of how the treble is with current HE-400s, which have a LOT of mid~upper treble sparkle, enough that some see it as a tizzy sound at times.


Edited by jerg - 11/10/12 at 5:09pm
post #5362 of 6020
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

With HE400s on velours, I can comfortably have them on for a whole day (10+ hours) on weekends and have no after-effects other than 'headphone hair' and maybe a bit of itch on the top of my head afterwards.

 

 

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Headphone hair...the bane of my existence. 

 

One of the perks of being bald, not something I have to deal with. biggrin.gif

post #5363 of 6020
Is anyone still waiting for their replacement pair? I sent my 400's in 30 days ago and im still waiting.
Edited by palmfish - 11/10/12 at 6:42pm
post #5364 of 6020

Based on those images it looks like one could mod the Hifiman cans into a different connector fairly easily. I really don't like the one they use now and something like a mini XLR would be better.

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Is anyone still waiting for their replacement pair? I sent my 400's in 30 days ago and im still waiting.

 

It helps if you email the customer service incessantly; whole process took about 3 1/2 weeks for me because I kept reminding them to make sure the replacement is mailed off asap.

 

But if you still haven't heard of anything for 1 month now, it might be good just to contact them and check up if they received it at all.

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It helps if you email the customer service incessantly; whole process took about 3 1/2 weeks for me because I kept reminding them to make sure the replacement is mailed off asap.

But if you still haven't heard of anything for 1 month now, it might be good just to contact them and check up if they received it at all.

Thanks Jerg, if anyone has been waiting more than two weeks for a replacement or is having any difficulty in the process, please pm me and I will help. In fact, I am in Tianjin now, so this week I have ready access to most of the HiFiMAN team.smily_headphones1.gif

Peter
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post #5367 of 6020

Replying to your PM Peter. Thanks.

post #5368 of 6020
Got emailed by Zhang Lu who stated that if I told them via email to replace the pleather with velour, they'd do it.

So order was placed, and hopefully they'll come with the velours. Really dont wanna deal with the hassle of having to contact them again for velours.

I'm back on the team!
post #5369 of 6020
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Got emailed by Zhang Lu who stated that if I told them via email to replace the pleather with velour, they'd do it.
So order was placed, and hopefully they'll come with the velours. Really dont wanna deal with the hassle of having to contact them again for velours.
I'm back on the team!

 

And suddenly many people realize they wasted $20+ (velours + shipping) haha.

post #5370 of 6020

I asked them through their ebay channel and they said they didn't offer substitutions...  Gave me a pair of velours and connectors for twenty bucks though...

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