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post #16 of 31
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Originally Posted by MrTechAgent View Post

My 880's got cancelled by Amazon "WORST INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING  SITE EVER"

I am considering these ........... would love to pair something with my 650's ( I am over the 880's) :(

Looks like they don't get love on Head-Fi ......... I wonder why ? 

They are a bit muffled-sounding with too much bass and too little treble in stock form.

 

There is in fact a very easy remedy to that though, a simple little mod that was only very recently highlighted by a fellow HE300 owner in another thread:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/679016/hifiman-he-300-mod-removes-the-dark-sound

 

Do that mod, and the HE300s (with pleather earpads) gain a substantial boost to treble clarity, and it actually starts to sound very respectable.

 

 

 

(If you want to go a step further, do at least step 1 of my Jergpad mod (linked in my sig) on the pleather earpads to further push the clarity)


Edited by jerg - 8/30/13 at 11:03pm
post #17 of 31
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

They are a bit muffled-sounding with too much bass and too little treble in stock form.

 

There is in fact a very easy remedy to that though, a simple little mod that was only very recently highlighted by a fellow HE300 owner in another thread:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/679016/hifiman-he-300-mod-removes-the-dark-sound

 

Do that mod, and the HE300s (with pleather earpads) gain a substantial boost to treble clarity, and it actually starts to sound very respectable.

 

 

 

(If you want to go a step further, do at least step 1 of my Jergpad mod (linked in my sig) on the pleather earpads to further push the clarity)

Thanks for sharing ...... I probably am gonna order it tonight .
Will do the mod after a week of use .... just to get a clear sense of difference in the sound.

Also , just took a look at the Jergpads ....  what about the 300's ? (+ will have to do a bit more reading :| )
 

Will follow up when they arrive .... and how they stack up with the stuff I have ...... I probably will also make a comparison thread between these and my 650's :D

*Did your he300's arrive in the cardboard box or the cheap plastic-paper box ? ..... and did it come with the "kener-sorry about the wrong spelling" or the silver cable ? 


Edited by MrTechAgent - 8/31/13 at 12:43am
post #18 of 31
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Originally Posted by MrTechAgent View Post

Thanks for sharing ...... I probably am gonna order it tonight .
Will do the mod after a week of use .... just to get a clear sense of difference in the sound.

Also , just took a look at the Jergpads ....  what about the 300's ? (+ will have to do a bit more reading :| )
 

Will follow up when they arrive .... and how they stack up with the stuff I have ...... I probably will also make a comparison thread between these and my 650's :D

*Did your he300's arrive in the cardboard box or the cheap plastic-paper box ? ..... and did it come with the "kener-sorry about the wrong spelling" or the silver cable ? 

HE300s come with the same boxes as the HE400s, it's cardboard with clear plastic in the front showing the headphones inside.

 

The cable included (at least with the unit I bought) is silver-plated copper cable much like what's bundled with HE500, not the Canare cable bundled with HE400.

post #19 of 31
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

HE300s come with the same boxes as the HE400s, it's cardboard with clear plastic in the front showing the headphones inside.

 

The cable included (at least with the unit I bought) is silver-plated copper cable much like what's bundled with HE500, not the Canare cable bundled with HE400.

Ok thanks , they are gonna arrive in 2 days :D

post #20 of 31

 

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

HE300s come with the same boxes as the HE400s, it's cardboard with clear plastic in the front showing the headphones inside.

 

The cable included (at least with the unit I bought) is silver-plated copper cable much like what's bundled with HE500, not the Canare cable bundled with HE400.

 

The setup with the 300's :D

post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by MrTechAgent View Post
 

 

The setup with the 300's :D

 

I'd get nuts clastrophobic with my computer next to my head like that lol. I actually really like the 300's.

 

The 650's are not popular because it's not a natural progression of the 580 and 600's. It's actually quite different. It has recessed treble into the midrange in favor of delivering a smooth and polite signature, where the 600 can get nasty if you need it to get nasty in the treble hehe. So what the 650 DOES objectively deliver is a meaty midrange and rich lower end. It's a mid-centric headphone which to most people, is where most of the music is heard. The 600's and the HE-300's are my favorite crowd pleasers for the moneys.

post #22 of 31
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I'd get nuts clastrophobic with my computer next to my head like that lol. I actually really like the 300's.

 

The 650's are not popular because it's not a natural progression of the 580 and 600's. It's actually quite different. It has recessed treble into the midrange in favor of delivering a smooth and polite signature, where the 600 can get nasty if you need it to get nasty in the treble hehe. So what the 650 DOES objectively deliver is a meaty midrange and rich lower end. It's a mid-centric headphone which to most people, is where most of the music is heard. The 600's and the HE-300's are my favorite crowd pleasers for the moneys.

 

The 650-600 debate is again subjective , Its a matter of preference sometimes the dark signature and the bass extension of the 650s is just so good , the 600s might be a better buy for &100 less cause again of their neutrality in comparison 

Which revision of HE-300s do you have ? Mine are full metal construction , yes this ain't no joke , people over at the facebook page were surprised as well :)

 

Check my video out for further proof of its metal construction - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnLP2vvDiEQ

Facebook page in which I talked about the difference in the latest revision vs the others ....... -  https://www.facebook.com/groups/4623534735/10151854304544736/?notif_t=like 

 

The construction thing really got me .......... WOW 

 

I still have to burn them in .... yes I am a believer :D

post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post
 

 

I'd get nuts clastrophobic with my computer next to my head like that lol. I actually really like the 300's.

 

The 650's are not popular because it's not a natural progression of the 580 and 600's. It's actually quite different. It has recessed treble into the midrange in favor of delivering a smooth and polite signature, where the 600 can get nasty if you need it to get nasty in the treble hehe. So what the 650 DOES objectively deliver is a meaty midrange and rich lower end. It's a mid-centric headphone which to most people, is where most of the music is heard. The 600's and the HE-300's are my favorite crowd pleasers for the moneys.

 

Also the vocal replication of the 300s is brilliant so smooth ...... WOW , its giving others a good run for the money 

Especially She & Him  :)

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Edited by MrTechAgent - 9/11/13 at 5:25am
post #25 of 31

300's I borrowed for like 3 weeks straight and were my only headphone. I had the plastic bodied one.

 

The thing with the 650 debate is, everybody likes to post about them negatively as if they wouldn't like them based on what they heard. I guarantee you if you actually went and bought them you'd still love 'em. I take notes on headphones and just because one thing is more of something than another does not make it suck, or less for that matter. I love the 650's, i just love melodic death metal and uplifting trance and I NEED DAT TREBS NAWSAYIN

 

I believe in cable burn-in which basically makes me a heretic's heretic on here.

post #26 of 31
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post
 

300's I borrowed for like 3 weeks straight and were my only headphone. I had the plastic bodied one.

 

The thing with the 650 debate is, everybody likes to post about them negatively as if they wouldn't like them based on what they heard. I guarantee you if you actually went and bought them you'd still love 'em. I take notes on headphones and just because one thing is more of something than another does not make it suck, or less for that matter. I love the 650's, i just love melodic death metal and uplifting trance and I NEED DAT TREBS NAWSAYIN

 

I believe in cable burn-in which basically makes me a heretic's heretic on here.

 

Yes you are right ... I think I am in Mid-Fi heaven now :)

BTW do you agree on the vocal replication of the 300s ? I think its spectacular :)

post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by MrTechAgent View Post
 

 

Yes you are right ... I think I am in Mid-Fi heaven now :)

BTW do you agree on the vocal replication of the 300s ? I think its spectacular :)

 

Well a lot of people say vocals as if thats just something their headphone does and other headphones just make farty sounds trying to do. It depends, the human voice has a pretty broad range, tempo, and attack. Most music is mid-centric and the 300's have that base perfectly covered. It's actually just a very well balanced headphone in general and I enjoyed that it came in the same lovely presentation as the 500's did when that was their flagship. It doesn't have the mild recessed treble of the 500's, the upbeat, yet colored voice of the 400, and the brightness of the 5LE. It's just perfectly balanced and I am of the opinion that some sound signatures may not be better objectively when it comes to reproducing music, but more expensive to acheive.

 

A drier treble presentation headphone like PS1000, HE-6, K701, Stax SR007 mkII and HD800 are usually top of their range right? :)

post #28 of 31
Got mine in from Black Friday and wow. $149 for this SQ is simply amazing.
post #29 of 31

Has anyone used the leather HE pads on the HE 300? Does it change the sound much or if they are any better than the stock velour pads?

post #30 of 31
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Has anyone used the leather HE pads on the HE 300? Does it change the sound much or if they are any better than the stock velour pads?
Read Jergs posts here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/679016/hifiman-he-300-mod-removes-the-dark-sound
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