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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.

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No ergonomic issues here.  

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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:

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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.

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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?

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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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All right.. I just bought the 400s. Away go my DT990 once I receive the 400s smily_headphones1.gif
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I don't like the stock cable - "V" is way too long, and cable is itself way too long. Also, mine is starting to tear near the L cup terminal. But I will wait to replace the cable when and if it actually fails.

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I don't like the stock cable - "V" is way too long, and cable is itself way too long. Also, mine is starting to tear near the L cup terminal. But I will wait to replace the cable when and if it actually fails.

 

Mine started breaking up at both connectors after a month or two. I wish someone had warned me to not twist them too much, but really, those connectors are a bit ridiculous.

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Will HifiMan send out a replacement cable if the original cable is under warranty?

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Yes, have heard stories from people who bought them directly that hifiman sent them a cable as soon as they got the email and just told them to send the old cable in. When my cable broke I sent an email and they asked me to ship a cable to them and then once they got it they shipped a brand new cable. My he-400 is second hand but original owner sent me a copy of his invoice. Just send them a copy of your invoice to show proof of purchase and give them you're info.

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Mine started breaking up at both connectors after a month or two. I wish someone had warned me to not twist them too much, but really, those connectors are a bit ridiculous.

Hmm . . . The only cable that I need to re-tighten is usually the one I put into the L Channel. It seems designed for finger-tightening, but I could, with a small enough wrench, possibly tighten the nut without allowing the cable to twist.

 

But seriously, why didn't Fang just use a dang 3.5mm plug one ONE side?

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I'm not a fan of the stock Hifiman connectors, but a 3.5mm or mini XLR on just one side would require the headphones to be disassembled and internally rewired for balanced operation. Not just a matter of buying a new cable, as there are only 3 conductors in a 3.5mm or mini XLR and you need 4 for balanced. Mini XLRs on both sides would be nice though. Or anything that locks instead of screwing on. 
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Originally Posted by MrMateoHead View Post
 

Hmm . . . The only cable that I need to re-tighten is usually the one I put into the L Channel. It seems designed for finger-tightening, but I could, with a small enough wrench, possibly tighten the nut without allowing the cable to twist.

 

But seriously, why didn't Fang just use a dang 3.5mm plug one ONE side?

 

I would say that he opted for this configuration because it allows you to more easily go to a balanced. I would have GREATLY preferred mini xlr though. 

 

I did go to adapters so that I could use my mini xlr cable for hifiman's hps. 

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