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post #5836 of 6020
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

What's with this driver issue that seems like it's only with the 400s?  Has this happened to the 4s, 500, 5LEs and 6s as well.  I have all except the 400s they're next.  The 4s are on the way.  The other had 0 problems.  Is this just with the 400s?  What gives?

Is the burn in process Justing is doing working thus far?

My 500's does, but the issue is gone after a day of using it
post #5837 of 6020
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Originally Posted by merkil View Post


Do the velour pads change the sound signature? If so, for the better? Now that I think about it, I believe I read that it tames the highs a bit. True?

 

I didn't notice a huge difference, but it certainly doesn't tame the highs. If I had to swear to a difference on oath, I'd say the velour pads make the sound more focussed and incisive, which may be a good or bad thing depending on how good the recording is. I decided to stick with the pleathers, which happen to be more comfortable.  

post #5838 of 6020
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

 

I didn't notice a huge difference, but it certainly doesn't tame the highs. If I had to swear to a difference on oath, I'd say the velour pads make the sound more focussed and incisive, which may be a good or bad thing depending on how good the recording is. I decided to stick with the pleathers, which happen to be more comfortable.  

 

The velours prevent some of the resonance that pleather pads cause, by leaking out a lot of the sound that's hitting the inner rims of the pad. Consequently the sound becomes cleaner.

 

The most obvious way you can tell is that with the pleathers, HE500 or HE400s sound a bit "cupped". But most of that effect is eliminated with a pad switch to velours.


Edited by jerg - 12/6/12 at 5:44pm
post #5839 of 6020
Interesting. I will definitely consider getting some velours then.
post #5840 of 6020
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Originally Posted by Jenxer View Post

About the HiFiman cable...the top of the left connector is firm while the one on the right is loose...is that supposed to be how it is? apparently they sent me another cable without me knowing but it's in the same condition as the last one

 

 

EDIT: the "connectors" i'm talking about are these parts

 

http://i46.tinypic.com/2zf4swp.png

 

Have you tried to tighten the loose one with your fingers to see if it can go a bit tighter on the threads of the connector on the cup?  I'd first suspect that the cable could be slightly loose, and resulting in what you have reported.  I doubt that HifiMAN manufactures the "RG" connectors that are used with the cable.  I, personally, have never come across a bad connector - but, I'm referring to a lot of cable TV connections, which use basically the same connector, but larger.   Then, there is always a first time ...

post #5841 of 6020
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

Have you tried to tighten the loose one with your fingers to see if it can go a bit tighter on the threads of the connector on the cup?  I'd first suspect that the cable could be slightly loose, and resulting in what you have reported.  I doubt that HifiMAN manufactures the "RG" connectors that are used with the cable.  I, personally, have never come across a bad connector - but, I'm referring to a lot of cable TV connections, which use basically the same connector, but larger.   Then, there is always a first time ...


Nope, I tried pushing on it, turning it, and doing both at the same time. It'll stay loose, just like the last cable they sent me.

post #5842 of 6020

The hp's should probably come with a small plastic "wrench" to allow for a more secure fastening than what you can do by hand and not have to break out the needle nose pliers!! 

post #5843 of 6020
Right beofre I shipped the HE400s back, I put the pleather back on. The mid recession compared to the velour pads was obvious. It's a crime to not use the velour pads on the HE400, really.
post #5844 of 6020
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

The hp's should probably come with a small plastic "wrench" to allow for a more secure fastening than what you can do by hand and not have to break out the needle nose pliers!! 


Jeez, where'd you order from. I ordered from HeadRoom and got nothing of the sorts, not even extra connectors :P

post #5845 of 6020
I had a loose connection the headphones where the cause the connecting part was stripped had to send them backn
post #5846 of 6020
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

 

The velours prevent some of the resonance that pleather pads cause, by leaking out a lot of the sound that's hitting the inner rims of the pad. Consequently the sound becomes cleaner.

 

The most obvious way you can tell is that with the pleathers, HE500 or HE400s sound a bit "cupped". But most of that effect is eliminated with a pad switch to velours.

 

Are you sure that's really happening, jerg? Have you actually seen any of the sound waves bouncing around the rim of the pleathers?

 

I just want to know so that when I put the prickly, hard velours on I can be satisfied that I'm suffering in a good cause. You know we headfier's will bear anything for the tiniest improvement. biggrin.gif

 

 

BTW: Does anyone else find the earpads really hard to get on these phones? Someone said to bend them slightly, but I don't have the strength. Takes me ages.

post #5847 of 6020
There is a trick to it, you don't even have to bend that much if you do it right. Practice makes perfect. They were a downright pain at first, but it's so easy after a couple of tries. You literally bend it upwards just to be able to slide it under... hard to explain...
post #5848 of 6020

I actually saw a few sound waves bouncing off the pleathers, but I scolded them and they went right back in. blink.gif

 

Seriously I find the velours just as comfortable. You just can't go back once you spent some time with the velours. To get the pads changed out I put the first three tabs in...they go pretty easy. Then I carefully use a tiny screwdriver, substitute here if you want, and pop the last tab in. Works like a charm!!

post #5849 of 6020
REAL MEN USE THEIR HANDS!
post #5850 of 6020

^^ There are lots of one liners for this...but I'll be good and refrain as this is a family forum. biggrin.gif

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