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post #14656 of 20257
Originally Posted by catspaw View Post
 

1x Replacement Pads EDT 990 V 926679

http://www.head-fi.org/t/604583/hifiman-he-400-impressions-and-discussion-thread/3090

 

In my case i did not need the foam pads, they came with the replacement pads, and i actually took them off after using them for a month or so.

 

Thanks catspaw :)

post #14657 of 20257
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Originally Posted by 2g2gan View Post
 

Too late man! I'm addicted now.

Welcome to the group!   Glad to see you don´t regret it :beerchug:

post #14658 of 20257
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Originally Posted by lost&confused View Post
 

 

Thanks catspaw :)

You are welcome. If you use those pads, read well the info posted by the guy in the link on how to install them. The pads are actually slightly smaller than the plastic ring that is used on the HE-400 so you will need to use something like a hair dryer to heat up the rubber of the pads so taht they can extend easier and get over the plastic ring. At first it seems like the rubber might be too stiff and will not fit well on the ring, but with the hair dryer it becomes quite simple.

post #14659 of 20257

That's a great deal on the HE-400's ($299!), if you have an amp with the juice to bring the best out of them they're a terrific and extremely enjoyable headphone. The Schiit Audio Lyr works fantastic with the HE-400's...the key is to try your best to stop thinking about the gear (which I know isn't easy) and just enjoy your music.

post #14660 of 20257

I noticed that there's quite a few aftermarket replacement cables avail. for HE-400 which one brings best bang for the buck?

post #14661 of 20257

The HE-400 already comes with a great Canare cable.  There's no reason to spend money on another cable.

post #14662 of 20257
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

The HE-400 already comes with a great Canare cable.  There's no reason to spend money on another cable.

Terrible ergonomics though...

post #14663 of 20257
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Originally Posted by 2g2gan View Post
 

I noticed that there's quite a few aftermarket replacement cables avail. for HE-400 which one brings best bang for the buck?

 

Save your money tbh. Stock cable is decent.

post #14664 of 20257
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Originally Posted by moriez View Post
 

 

Started thinking the same. Did you try this or anything in that direction with noticeable result?

 

 

The stock grey pads?

 

Have not tried putting foam over them because I like the clarity they have, but it might work, Beyerdynamic have foam on their headphones and I did it on some Denon's with decent results so it is worth trying. Currently I have banned myself from spending any more money on headphones at the moment, but I may give it a try at some point.

post #14665 of 20257

No ergonomic issues here.  

post #14666 of 20257
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

 

Have not tried putting foam over them because I like the clarity they have, but it might work, Beyerdynamic have foam on their headphones and I did it on some Denon's with decent results so it is worth trying. Currently I have banned myself from spending any more money on headphones at the moment, but I may give it a try at some point.

2,000-plus posts in and he still thinks he has willpower. :k701smile:

post #14667 of 20257

I can see ergonomics being a reason to switch cable for the HE-400 (and no I don't hear differences in sound with different cables). The stock one is very bulky. It's still on my "to do list" to make my own so I get optimal length, the connectors proved to be hard to find over here though despite them supposed to be some generic version of a hf coax connector. Overall I don't get their design choice regarding the cable and the coaxial connectors, they're quite terrible. Something like a mini XLR on one side and traces in the headband over to the other side would be much better.

post #14668 of 20257

hello to all...

 

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post #14669 of 20257

The HE-400 comes with OFC copper cable but the HE-300 comes with silver cable. Is the silver cable better than the copper cable?

post #14670 of 20257
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Originally Posted by catspaw View Post
 

1x Replacement Pads EDT 990 V 926679

http://www.head-fi.org/t/604583/hifiman-he-400-impressions-and-discussion-thread/3090

 

In my case i did not need the foam pads, they came with the replacement pads, and i actually took them off after using them for a month or so.


The very pads I have, though I'll be putting in Jermodulors at some point. The Beyers are just so SUPER-soft. But it is not about comfort only, obviously.


Edited by Lohb - 11/30/13 at 1:26am
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