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Originally Posted by MunkyNutz View Post

Thanks Modular, good to know. I'm tracking down a nice velour-like material over the coming week rather than buying pads just to decimate them.

Wish I could find something like my beyer velour....they are the plushest material EVER !

Yeah, let me know if you find anything that works well, you are definitely one of the HiFiMan mod kings after all cool.gif I've never tried the Beyer velour before but I know the pads can fit on HiFiMan headphones so that could be a possibility in the future.  Maybe I'll experiment with it a bit...

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Originally Posted by modulor View Post

Yes, I am doing a small batch currently for those interested - please contact me via PM for all the details.  They will be $45 + Shipping per pair.  I am going to limit this run to 15 pairs (currently at 15) due to time constraints.  If it's successful and not too intense a process for me, I will consider doing another run again later on.  I'm also planning on forwarding a pair to jerg gratis since he was an integral part of the process. biggrin.gif

 

http://imgur.com/a/7MOOw


Niiiiiiiiiiiice work on the velour wrap. Looks like a stock velour, but it is the best of both words....biggrin.gif .

post #11103 of 17943

I recently had this happen to my new pair. Have any others had this? Is it 'supposed' to happen?

 

 

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The stock cable on the he400 is not the best. It will last though if treat with care. My guess is that one got a good "tug." Maybe with the foot? You're probably looking at an after-market cable, which will be of nicer quality, customer length and sound 10x better. ph34r.gif

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

The stock cable on the he400 is not the best. It will last though if treat with care. My guess is that one got a good "tug." Maybe with the foot? You're probably looking at an after-market cable, which will be of nicer quality, customer length and sound 10x better. ph34r.gif

 

Ok, I appreciate the recommendation - I'll look into that.

 

I wouldn't say it really got much of a tug. All I did was tilt my neck to stretch and then suddenly my right sound was gone; obviously it caught on something... It's possible they got a few slight tugs before that too though - that cylindrical plastic bit where the two cables join is quite prone to catching on things for me. However, I do take care with them: I have a stand which I always rest them on, I make sure the cord doesn't fall under my chair wheels and I handle them quite carefully - obviously that wasn't enough though. But for this to happen, they seem quite delicate to me.

 

Yeah I can't say I'm a fan of the cables and their attachment at all. I had them coming loose fairly often until I finally took a tool to them to tighten them (which I didn't want to do tbh - ended up scratching the phones a bit frown.gif).

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Oh, please don't get me wrong. I wasn't implying that you abused them. The stock cable is....well, pretty much crap. You'd have to treat it like you first born to avoid damage. 

 

I don't think that you can get the cable replaced, but for giggles how long have you had the hp? You'll likely want to start looking at after marker. Brian at BTG Audio offer nice HFM replacement cables at a very reasonable price. 

 

If you like, you can post a comment on the sponsor thread and see what they say. The best you'll though is another cheap cable. 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Oh, please don't get me wrong. I wasn't implying that you abused them. The stock cable is....well, pretty much crap. You'd have to treat it like you first born to avoid damage. 

 

I don't think that you can get the cable replaced, but for giggles how long have you had the hp? You'll likely want to start looking at after marker. Brian at BTG Audio offer nice HFM replacement cables at a very reasonable price. 

 

If you like, you can post a comment on the sponsor thread and see what they say. The best you'll though is another cheap cable. 

 

I didn't meant to imply that you implied I abused them :P I see what you're saying.

 

I purchased the hp this month (2nd of June), first unboxed them on the 7th, I believe. So they're very new. At the bottom is this page are the warranty conditions of the shop I purchased from.

 

If I could get a new crappy, stock cable at a low cost, I'd probably take that for now and try to make it last more than 1 month. If/When the new one broke, I'd take a better look at an aftermarket cable. If, however, I can't get a cheap new, stock cable, then I'll consider aftermarket cables much sooner.

 

To be clear, I can still insert that little white bit, in the picture, back into the metal housing and it produces sound. I don't really like the idea of having a really weak cable that will be falling out every time there's a little tug on it though.

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Yikes. Time for an XLR termination job.
post #11109 of 17943
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

The stock cable on the he400 is not the best. It will last though if treat with care. My guess is that one got a good "tug." Maybe with the foot? You're probably looking at an after-market cable, which will be of nicer quality, customer length and sound 10x betterph34r.gif

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Come on....there was sarcasm there. tongue.gif

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Come on....there was sarcasm there. tongue.gif

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Am I the only one who doesn't hate the stock cable? I mean sure, it's long, stiff, and has crappy termination but it feels solid and quite difficult to break like in those pics.

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I dont mind the stock cable at all.  Has never tangled on me, has never been too stiff, have never had a problem with the terminations.  Overall great cable.

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

I dont mind the stock cable at all.  Has never tangled on me, has never been too stiff, have never had a problem with the terminations.  Overall great cable.

 

Just can't agree here. I you ever used the cable from the he4 or he6, you'd see that HFM can actually make a nice cable. wink.gif

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I dunno what constitutes as a nice cable to you, but if its a cable that doesn't give me any problems, then it's a good cable. Only bad cable I've come across was d2000.
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