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post #14221 of 20490
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Originally Posted by Bboy500 View Post
 

Haven't been on here a while, have a quick question.

 

Recently I noticed the right speaker on my HE-400 has a slight "rattle" to it in some parts of songs/audio. Not very noticeable with the higher quality stuff but more so when playing lower quality audio.

 

The rattle-type sound doesn't happen on the left side of the speaker, so am I right to assume that something is wrong with it? And if so, what are my options? =/

 

Edit: Forgot to mention the wire for my right speaker cuts off sound from time to time and I have to twist it a bit and adjust it. Could that possibly be a reason? Everything else about the sound is fine besides this slight thing that pops up.

Try to unscrew that connection and re-screw it in, but wind up the cable a bit so that it naturally keeps the tension into the thread rather than away from it.

post #14222 of 20490
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

Try to unscrew that connection and re-screw it in, but wind up the cable a bit so that it naturally keeps the tension into the thread rather than away from it.

Actually I just switched the Left/Right wires, the issue is still there. The right speaker has that little rattle noise. Can't be the wire since the other one is fine even with the bad wire.

 

If I had to describe the sound, kind of like if a tiny rock was caught somewhere in the speaker and when it vibrates that little tiny rock is stuck there, vibrating with it.

 

Again, its very slight when it comes to playing my .flac files, might happen during specific parts of songs/choruses for a few seconds, nothing too major. It just happens a lot more often and is a lot more noticeable during lower quality audio.

post #14223 of 20490
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Originally Posted by Bboy500 View Post
 

Actually I just switched the wires with the sounds, the issue is still there. The right speaker has that little rattle noise. Can't be the wire.

 

If I had to describe the sound, kind of like if a tiny rock was caught somewhere in the speaker and when it vibrates that little tiny rock is stuck there, vibrating with it.

 

Again, its very slight when it comes to playing my .flac files, might happen during specific parts of songs/choruses for a few seconds, nothing too major. It just happens a lot more often and is a lot more noticeable during lower quality audio.

So the rattle isn't cutting in and out by tightening the connection to the cup?

 

Have you modded anything (regrilling mod / earpad mod)?

 

try taking off the grill and the earpad and blow some air at the driver, could be a piece of lint or something like that.

post #14224 of 20490
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

So the rattle isn't cutting in and out by tightening the connection to the cup?

 

Have you modded anything (regrilling mod / earpad mod)?

 

try taking off the grill and the earpad and blow some air at the driver, could be a piece of lint or something like that.

 

Seemed to have done the job :) Took off the pads and cleaned them up from all the dust/lint front and back, blew through the driver on both sides for a minute each, put them back together and it's not appearing any longer.

 

The only mod I did was take that cloth off the original grills back a year ago or so for improved sound. Probably the reason for the issue appearing. I just remember that doing so voids the warranty and was scared that it might have been a speaker problem. Seems like it wasn't.

 

Thanks for the advice :) I've blew on the speakers before but nothing came from it last time, maybe I just needed to do it more.

post #14225 of 20490
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Originally Posted by Bboy500 View Post
 

 

Seemed to have done the job :) Took off the pads and cleaned them up from all the dust/lint front and back, blew through the driver on both sides for a minute each, put them back together and it's not appearing any longer.

 

The only mod I did was take that cloth off the original grills back a year ago or so for improved sound. Probably the reason for the issue appearing. I just remember that doing so voids the warranty and was scared that it might have been a speaker problem. Seems like it wasn't.

 

Thanks for the advice :) I've blew on the speakers before but nothing came from it last time, maybe I just needed to do it more.

If you have dust problems after removing the dust screen (which seems to be the case here), yeah you can always just blow some air at the drivers once every blue moon. You could also just tuck the headphones away into a box or a drawer whenever you're not listening to them.

 

That's what I started doing with my HE500s which have fully open regrilling mod, as well as the fully modded pads with open backvents. I'm lazy so I don't want to have to do much maintenance on the headphones, as such I put em into my desk drawers at work / night.

post #14226 of 20490

Been going bananas the last 2 weeks, messing around with electri-q too much trying to make the mids/treble sound more like my speakers. I had reduced the dip in the treble too much and it introduced some tizz and it eventually drilled into my brain. So I gave electri-q the flick, it just allowed for too much variation and I could never find a setting I was happy with over time. I decided to use a simple slider eq as shown below.

 

 

It uses the sliders to make the curve (that is shown above the sliders) and it's sounding a lot more natural than I could get with electri-q. The tizz is gone without killing the treble and the mids are more open and lively probably because of the flat top, in electri-q, I always had more of a round top that made the vocals a little off at times. I have been using it the past 2 days and its sounding very very good. So I am back to loving the HE400 again *hugs them*.

post #14227 of 20490

:[ welp guys my HE 400 have been Traded for a Cocobolo Wood Back Denon 2k+D7k Cable and 4pin Balanced Termination 

 

It was fun to be here :D, a shame I ended up needing a Closed back in the end >.> 

post #14228 of 20490
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

:[ welp guys my HE 400 have been Traded for a Cocobolo Wood Back Denon 2k+D7k Cable and 4pin Balanced Termination

 

It was fun to be here :D, a shame I ended up needing a Closed back in the end >.>

You're making a mistake!! :p

post #14229 of 20490
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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post
 

You're making a mistake!! :p

Maybe so, but it's a wooden back! After doing some of the Dampening mods it should be fine. STill I only listen to EDM and Techno on Campus, and our Capmus is noisy >.> the Isolated D2k should beat the open HE 400 in a noisy area... that and I found I enjyoed the DT 880 a little more with a little EQ for EDM as well. I missed those upper mids 

post #14230 of 20490
Thread Starter 

Wow, that's a big move!! Have you heard the dxk before?

post #14231 of 20490
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Wow, that's a big move!! Have you heard the dxk before?

NOPE but I have heard my W1000x with J$money Pads... which apprently sounds simmilar to the DxK

 

I really enjoyed my W1000x for EDM when it was stock. An seeing as I plan to dampen a D2k I'm pretty sure it should sound close enough. That said, assuming I liked my STock w1000x for EDM A modded DxK shouldn't be too far from that, and yes the J$money W1000x had recessed mids in case ur wondering.

 

Either way it looks amazing so for looks alone I'll sink how ever much cash and mods it needs to sound EPIC. BUT IN THE END. IT cannot sound any worse than my Sony XB 700, I liked the XB 700 when I had it but the +20db bass was to much. So if ANYTHING the DxK has to be better than my old XB700 

post #14232 of 20490
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

NOPE but I have heard my W1000x with J$money Pads... which apprently sounds simmilar to the DxK

 

I really enjoyed my W1000x for EDM when it was stock. An seeing as I plan to dampen a D2k I'm pretty sure it should sound close enough. That said, assuming I liked my STock w1000x for EDM A modded DxK shouldn't be too far from that, and yes the J$money W1000x had recessed mids in case ur wondering.

 

Either way it looks amazing so for looks alone I'll sink how ever much cash and mods it needs to sound EPIC. BUT IN THE END. IT cannot sound any worse than my Sony XB 700, I liked the XB 700 when I had it but the +20db bass was to much. So if ANYTHING the DxK has to be better than my old XB700 

 

Huh? :blink: Those two are not even remotely in the same zip code IMO. I owned the d2k, d5k and d7k. I only borrowed the w1000x last year for a weeks audition, so limited experience there. But based on my observations, they are not really close at all. 

 

With that being said, I think that giving your preference for EDM, you really like the d2k. Markl mods and pads will make that hp sound better. 

post #14233 of 20490
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

Huh? :blink: Those two are not even remotely in the same zip code IMO. I owned the d2k, d5k and d7k. I only borrowed the w1000x last year for a weeks audition, so limited experience there. But based on my observations, they are not really close at all.

 

With that being said, I think that giving your preference for EDM, you really like the d2k. Markl mods and pads will make that hp sound better.

With the J$ pads? The pads make a huge difference I bet.

post #14234 of 20490
Thread Starter 

I guess they must. I confess I did not hear the w1000x with j$ pads. 

post #14235 of 20490
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

Huh? :blink: Those two are not even remotely in the same zip code IMO. I owned the d2k, d5k and d7k. I only borrowed the w1000x last year for a weeks audition, so limited experience there. But based on my observations, they are not really close at all. 

 

With that being said, I think that giving your preference for EDM, you really like the d2k. Markl mods and pads will make that hp sound better. 

Yea I want to Mod the Drivers, keep the wood stock if possible and slap some Alpha Pads on there. MIGHT upgrade to the MarkL pads later. Hoping Martin will be able to do some kind of driver dampenin while he makes some minor repairs to the cups. My seller wanted to have some things optimzed before he sent it to me.. that and while Martin has  it, I'm getting it Reterminated for 4pin XLR. I'll do a Fully balanced recable in the future

 

ANd yes I'm going to mod that damn thing till it sounds perfect -.- again it looks super yummy so it's gonna be worth what ever money I sink into it. Plus I want to get an RSA F35 in Junary, so I'll need a balanced Closed back to use while I also get my W1000x fully balanced in Junary 

 

and what is my preferace for edm q.q

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