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post #12331 of 20255

But if you hit them with a hammer and then run a wire brush over the drivers I find this helps to open up the soundstage and also add more texture to the midrange.

post #12332 of 20255

Call me crazy but the "sub bass adhesion" part of the mod seems to have made the whole sound better, not just the sub bass.... Anyone else noticed that?

post #12333 of 20255
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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post

I'm gonna have to try this. I recently tried using my washer and drier and let's just say that the headphones were a complete disaster after the dry cycle. Five hours and a complete roll of duct tape later and they sound better than they ever have. The drier really burned in the drivers.

 

Wire brushing should be better so I don't have to reassemble this duct tape mess.

 

Yes, get your HE-400, hit them with a hammer until they break apart, run a wire brush over the drivers, trust me they will sound night and day better afterwards. (don't do this, it is a joke, just incase you have an IQ of <50)


Edited by nicholars - 8/20/13 at 6:33am
post #12334 of 20255

I just noticed yesterday when I used my HE-500 as mini speakers. how the pads really vibrate from the bass, while the other parts of the headphone barely vibrate (grills, housing, etc).

post #12335 of 20255
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

I just noticed yesterday when I used my HE-500 as mini speakers. how the pads really vibrate from the bass, while the other parts of the headphone barely vibrate (grills, housing, etc).

Perhaps you need the sub bass mod to reduce pad vibration when used as mini speakers.

post #12336 of 20255

I wonder what these would be like if you completely cut out the pleather leaving just foam on the underside of the pads....

 

On the jerg mod you have holes in the pleather, but if you completely removed the pleather so it was just foam.... Anyone want to try this? :p

post #12337 of 20255
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

I wonder what these would be like if you completely cut out the pleather leaving just foam on the underside of the pads....

 

On the jerg mod you have holes in the pleather, but if you completely removed the pleather so it was just foam.... Anyone want to try this? :p

I don't see how it might work easily. The foam has square edges that are being compressed into a curvature by the fabric/pleather material, if you cut everything out at the bottom there will be no space for the ears to wedge into in the pad opening.

post #12338 of 20255

Is it normal for the ear to sit inside the opening of these headphones?

My ear seems to fit into the opening of the pads...With some adjustment I can have the pads basically pinning my ear against my head but it tends to want to naturally sit inside the opening.

I don't notice much difference in comfort or acoustics so I guess it doesn't matter to much...just wondering about others experience :)

post #12339 of 20255

Muahahha. Juuuuuuust received my HE-400 a couple of hours ago... yea, it's been all smiles. I am so glad this wasn't a bust!

post #12340 of 20255
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post

Is it normal for the ear to sit inside the opening of these headphones?
 

 

Yes, these are Circumaural headphones, not Supra-aural:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headphones#Circumaural

post #12341 of 20255
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Originally Posted by CRUZMISL View Post

 

Yes, these are Circumaural headphones, not Supra-aural:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headphones#Circumaural


Thanks CRUZ L3000.gif

post #12342 of 20255

Just finished 3 of the 4 steps to the jergpad mod. Did everything except for the velour top modification. Easily the best thing I could have done. It wasn't hard at all either. If you got the tools and some time, it's actually pretty easy and pretty hard to mess up. 

 

They are now what I would consider to be the best headphones I've owned surpassing the Grado ps500 and even the Sennheiser HD650.

post #12343 of 20255

I am very interested in getting the HE-400 to replace my Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro as my home setup, but I'm still on the fence.

 

First of all, I fear that my desktop setup (Little Dot MKIII) may not be the best match for the very efficient HE-400, since the amp looks to be more suited for higher-impedance/low-sensitivity headphones. Any opinions on how the HiFiMANs sound with the Little Dot? Still torn between getting the HE-400 or opt for something like the Sennheiser HD600 or 650.

 

Thanks in advance!

post #12344 of 20255

HE-400 isn't exactly high efficiency.

post #12345 of 20255
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

HE-400 isn't exactly high efficiency.

 

So the LD MKIII's should run them just fine? Just worried that my existing amp doesn't pair well with a planar magnetic headphone.

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