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post #13576 of 20391
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I find that the pleather is quite inferior to to the velour. The velour pales in comparison to the jergpads. 

 

I've to decided to jump back into camp hifiman. Ordered the he-4 on Saturday from Justin at headamp for $350 NIB. I may not understand what hp or signature works for all people but I have learned a few things about myself. And one is that comfort reigns supreme over everything in the end. I have lusted over the lcd2 for a year now after auditioning them. Then about six months ago I had an opportunity to purchase a pair for $600 mint. I lost sleep over  that decision. Ultimately they would have been too heavy, clamped too much and gotten little head time. I have almost bought the he500, again...but would have given up on it for basically the same reasons. 

 

The he-4 is light enough for me to enjoy for hours at a time. The jergpads work nicely with them. With a little hardware EQ they are an oustanding hp and gets me back to that visceral bass impact and planar sound that I've missed with my hd650. About 60% of the music that I listen to work works very well with the hd650. But I'd love to have the he-4 for that other 40%. 

 

Hifiman would be remiss to overlook the effects/advantages of the jergpads. Of course it will never happen. All those who have performed the full mod realize that it's a fair amount of work. I'm sure that hifiman knows this as well. But how nice would it be to see them incorporate the pad design into the all new 2014 he450? :veryevil:

post #13577 of 20391

If MLE is a +1 for velours, and I am another vote for velours-- and if I add in David Mahler's vote for Velours :veryevil:, then the vote is now:

 

 Pleathers: 1

Velours: 5

 

 

In other news, Matt is MLE 2.0  :D

post #13578 of 20391
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

If MLE is a +1 for velours, and I am another vote for velours-- and if I add in David Mahler's vote for Velours :veryevil:, then the vote is now:

 

 Pleathers: 1

Velours: 5

 

 

In other news, Matt is MLE 2.0  :D

 

haha...I consider that a compliment. :tongue:

post #13579 of 20391
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

If MLE is a +1 for velours, and I am another vote for velours-- and if I add in David Mahler's vote for Velours :veryevil:, then the vote is now:

 

 Pleathers: 1

Velours: 5

 

 

In other news, Matt is MLE 2.0  :D

Actually Matt is -1 pleathers, 0 velours, +1 modified pleathers. (or 0 pleathers, +1 velours, +2 modified pleathers; whichever tally works lol)

post #13580 of 20391

Notch another one in favor of velours, no comparison imo.

post #13581 of 20391
That's the one I had my eye on. I was thinking of the 11.32 until I realized the flexiBility of the compass 2.
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Originally Posted by MunkyNutz View Post

Audio-gd Compass 2 8741? It makes more sense to go with the warmer Wolfson chips one ($429) and then move to (or buy same time)the high-detail ESS chip if need-be vs buying stock ESS model ($499) from the get-go....then you have the OPA upgrades as well for even more dial-in... Earth/Moon/Sun modules

That is one tweakable DAC/amp !
post #13582 of 20391
+1 for the velours here, too. I'm excited about receiving my modded jergpads from Modulor though!
post #13583 of 20391

I wish I had the skills to do the jergmod >_<

post #13584 of 20391
Thread Starter 

No skillz required, just cash. :biggrin:

post #13585 of 20391
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

No skillz required, just cash. :biggrin:

pretty sure Modular closed his odors right, non the less I'm sure he'll open it up again! 

post #13586 of 20391
I fully expect Matt to sell his HE-4 soon for these...

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685704/oppo-pm-1-a-new-planar-magnetic-headphone
post #13587 of 20391
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

No skillz required, just cash. :biggrin:

I just had hand surgery so im sol lol, it'll be a couple months until I have normal movement again like 2-3 :triportsad: I'm just unlucky. 

 

 

hopefully modular will have another batch or someone will sell me a pair


Edited by renji1337 - 10/13/13 at 3:13pm
post #13588 of 20391
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I fully expect Matt to sell his HE-4 soon for these...

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685704/oppo-pm-1-a-new-planar-magnetic-headphone

If he does... I might totally buy his from him 

post #13589 of 20391
Thread Starter 

Man, that Oppo does look good!!

post #13590 of 20391
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Man, that Oppo does look good!!

SELL ME YOUR HE 4 

 

although Honestly I have no idea how I would even pay for it... I'd have to sell one of my headphones... 

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