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Originally Posted by modulor View Post
 

 

Yup, you certainly could!  It's Canare Star Quad cable though, so you'd have to have a multimeter or tester to figure out which trace is which, as there will be 2 white and 2 blue wires.

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Wayne!

:beerchug:

 

Yea that's no problem, I've got an entire desk full of test equipment. Thanks for the info! 

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I'm getting my HE-400 this month and will want to replace the earpads. Existing owners, what off the shelf earpads have fitted (physically and acoustically) these headphones? I don't want to do mods and so on. Thanks.
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Hifi Man Velour pads and apparently the Beyerdynamic DT880 pads.

 

I find the Hifi Man pads to be on the hard side, if I hadn't already bought the Hifi Man velour pads, I would have gone for the DT880 version.

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

Might be a 'getting used to it'k ind of deal.  For example, if you EQ a treble rolloff to make the HE-400's treble more neutral, on some songs you might notice a drastic difference right away, and it might sound veiled in comparison.  That's by no means a loss of detail or clarity though, it just means the more treble you have the more perceived clarity you have.  Give that EQ'd treble a good 10 minutes of listening though, and it'll quickly become your norm.

 

Thanks. I'll continue to experiment...

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Originally Posted by Muzika View Post

Hifi Man Velour pads and apparently the Beyerdynamic DT880 pads.

I find the Hifi Man pads to be on the hard side, if I hadn't already bought the Hifi Man velour pads, I would have gone for the DT880 version.
Do they just fit right on or do you have to mod them?
post #12546 of 17747
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Originally Posted by Muzika View Post

Hifi Man Velour pads and apparently the Beyerdynamic DT880 pads.

I find the Hifi Man pads to be on the hard side, if I hadn't already bought the Hifi Man velour pads, I would have gone for the DT880 version.

What is the diameter of the driver housing of the HE-400? Is it closer to 100 mm or 110mm because if it's the latter, then there won't be much choices in the market.
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post


Do they just fit right on or do you have to mod them?

 

If I'm not mistaken, you just slip the plastic ring from the stock/velour Hifiman pads into the base of the Beyer pads, and they work effectively the same as regular velours thereafter.

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Got wood?  It looks like some wooden cups (Magno wood) are now available for the HifiMan @ $85.00 a pair.  Plus, a link to some stain samples on how they could be finished off.  The question is ... will the wooden cup option bring Matt back to the HE-400 for a custom HifiMan? :p

 

 

Link to F/S posting on the cups: http://www.head-fi.org/t/680521/hifiman-mango-tree-wood-cups-fit-he-300-he-400-he-500-he-4-he-6-and-le-series

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Originally Posted by wje View Post

Got wood?  It looks like some wooden cups (Magno wood) are now available for the HifiMan @ $85.00 a pair.  Plus, a link to some stain samples on how they could be finished off.  The question is ... will the wooden cup option bring Matt back to the HE-400 for a custom HifiMan? tongue.gif




Link to F/S posting on the cups: http://www.head-fi.org/t/680521/hifiman-mango-tree-wood-cups-fit-he-300-he-400-he-500-he-4-he-6-and-le-series
Wje, how do you mod this? Or do you?
post #12550 of 17747
I'm sure those wood cups will look nice, but hardwood can shrink and crack. The seller sounds like he's trying to minimize shrinkage issues, but there's always a chance. The force of the jacks on the wood can be a problem--Audeze redesigned their jacks to deal with this issue. If I were going to install these, I'd find a buddy to split an extra pair, so a backup cup was available.
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I had actually talked to MunkyNutz about this via PM a while back, so it's good to see it came to fruition and looks really good!!  So, so tempting... :p

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I'm very interested. Wonder if its lighter or heavier than the plastic. I also have audeze style (4 pin) connectors so I'd have to drill out the holes a little more
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Thread Starter 

I do love the wooden cups. Wood of course is heavier than plastic but lighter than steel. 

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I have to say these hifiman have a lot of mod options these days from pads, cups, headbands/straps, all the way to paint jobs. A lot of creative folks around here.
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I do love the wooden cups. Wood of course is heavier than plastic but lighter than steel. 

Do you think the wood will alter the sound even slightly, or just aesthetics?

I would imagine they would change slightly...?
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