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post #5431 of 6017
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

http://www.lawtonaudio.com/page52.html ^^

Ah, knew about the pads already, as they're quite popular, but didn't know they had an entire mod as well. Looks pretty, but what specifically do they do though?

post #5432 of 6017

The mod is designed to take the brightness off the treble, smooth out and expand the mids and give that wild bass some serious texture...as I understand it. 

post #5433 of 6017

I have the level 1 mod. I don't like the earpads as they make the treble too hot. Bass is nicely controlled and textured with the dampening however.

post #5434 of 6017

Just received mine from Justin @ Headamp. Great service, great product. Cant wait to hear these babies after a few hours of burn in. How much burn-in have you guys found is sufficient? 

post #5435 of 6017

Wow, having a bit of a mixed experience here. One channel died on me and I sent my pair back to the store.

I now recieved them with the channel fixed. I then plug them in to discover a channel imbalance like no other, so I start trying all sorts of equipment with no real progress.

 

I then out of desperation switch back to velour pads (I sent them to the shop with original pleathers on). After putting the velours back on the channel was dead again.

Annoyed I put them down for a little while.

 

And now I just tried loosening and putting back again the connector to the dead driver. Surprise! It works and the channel imbalance is gone!

What gives? And what now? I dare not move or even think about taking them off.

post #5436 of 6017
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Originally Posted by Hakone View Post

Wow, having a bit of a mixed experience here. One channel died on me and I sent my pair back to the store.

I now recieved them with the channel fixed. I then plug them in to discover a channel imbalance like no other, so I start trying all sorts of equipment with no real progress.

 

I then out of desperation switch back to velour pads (I sent them to the shop with original pleathers on). After putting the velours back on the channel was dead again.

Annoyed I put them down for a little while.

 

And now I just tried loosening and putting back again the connector to the dead driver. Surprise! It works and the channel imbalance is gone!

What gives? And what now? I dare not move or even think about taking them off.

 

Same dead driver experience here, but no channel imbalance though.. http://www.head-fi.org/t/605113/he-500-review-and-shoot-out/495#post_8855268

post #5437 of 6017
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

 

Same dead driver experience here, but no channel imbalance though.. http://www.head-fi.org/t/605113/he-500-review-and-shoot-out/495#post_8855268

Seems you too managed to ressurect the driver by unplugging and reconnecting the driver-side connection. Also, the problem should dissapear after a while of burning in whatever change was made at the shop?

post #5438 of 6017
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Originally Posted by Hakone View Post

Seems you too managed to ressurect the driver by unplugging and reconnecting the driver-side connection. Also, the problem should dissapear after a while of burning in whatever change was made at the shop?

 

Yes the problem with my HE-500 is gone. Give your HE-400 some time to see if the problem disappear after a few hours of use

post #5439 of 6017
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

I will be able to post impressions on that pairing as soon as my HE-400 arrive, but i have no idea when that will be. I've been waiting over two weeks now for them mad.gif


I just got them and have been listening for about 2 hours and they sound really good on the m-stage. So much instrument seperation and detail that you can get lost following one instrument and forget what part of the song you are in. I have no better way to describe how this combo sounds other than I really like it but I don't have anything else to try them through to compare. Hope you get them soon. FWIW I got the rev2 from moon audio so I'm assuming this is the one they have in stock for those worried that they'll get the ones with the yellow drivers.


Edited by dwatanabe - 11/19/12 at 2:49pm
post #5440 of 6017
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Originally Posted by Hakone View Post

Seems you too managed to ressurect the driver by unplugging and reconnecting the driver-side connection. Also, the problem should dissapear after a while of burning in whatever change was made at the shop?

My guess is you just didn't screw the cup connectors well enough; it's quite easy for the channel to cut out if the connection there is not 100% secure and tight.

post #5441 of 6017

Hmm, I've been listening to these for a while and found that on certain mid-bass notes the headphone has a mild rattling noise in the right ear with some distortion. Have any of you ever heard of this problem before? Do I have a faulty right driver? It doesn't happen all the time, just on songs with a lot of mid-bass. I'm listening to the kids don't stand a chance by vampire weekend(maybe someone can reproduce this noise?) and every bass note sounds kinda like if I left an aluminum can on top of my speakers.

post #5442 of 6017

If it happens the exact same time of same song, my bet it's the recording.

post #5443 of 6017
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Originally Posted by dwatanabe View Post

Hmm, I've been listening to these for a while and found that on certain mid-bass notes the headphone has a mild rattling noise in the right ear with some distortion. Have any of you ever heard of this problem before? Do I have a faulty right driver? It doesn't happen all the time, just on songs with a lot of mid-bass. I'm listening to the kids don't stand a chance by vampire weekend(maybe someone can reproduce this noise?) and every bass note sounds kinda like if I left an aluminum can on top of my speakers.

 

Youtube / lossy / lossless source? Could be a variety of reasons such as amp clipping / dynamic range compression / bitrate issue / an intrinsic part of the music itself.

 

I remember the same complaints coming from Mad Lust Envy when he just received his HE400, where he kept complaining about noises and "distortions" in various bass-heavy music he listens to, and it turns out they are all just flaws in those tracks, revealed due to the high detail extraction of these particular headphones.


Edited by jerg - 11/19/12 at 5:06pm
post #5444 of 6017
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

 

Youtube / lossy / lossless source? Could be a variety of reasons such as amp clipping / dynamic range compression / bitrate issue / an intrinsic part of the music itself.

 

I remember the same complaints coming from Mad Lust Envy when he just received his HE400, where he kept complaining about noises and "distortions" in various bass-heavy music he listens to, and it turns out they are all just flaws in those tracks, revealed due to the high detail extraction of these particular headphones.


I only have flac playing through audirvana on my desktop through osx into a usb matrix m-stage at the 0 db gain setting (tried all of them) with the volume knob turned up about half-way connected to the he400. It seems to happen with a lot of songs that have the same notes, It happens with a lot of songs on that cd so I'm starting to think maybe you are right about the poor recording but what scares me is that when i switch the channels, the right driver seems to still carry the noise.

post #5445 of 6017
That doesn't sound good to me if it's staying in the right after switching channels. You don't notice any at all in the left?
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