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post #15076 of 17046
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Originally Posted by Atriya View Post
 

Does anybody know where, if at all possible, I can BUY Jergpads? I'm not good with my fingers and will invariably blotch up a DIY. Thanks.

 

Well modulor isn't taking orders currently so your best bet would be to look out in the For Sale section for a pair. I'm actually waiting on my pair from Modulor but I already have my own which I made months ago when jergpads first burst onto the scene. Maybe I could sell my pair when the Modulor's arrive. Check out my sig for pics.

post #15077 of 17046
Is there a guide for removing / putting on new pads on the HE-400? My velour pads are coming today and I'm kinda scared to take off the stock pads.
post #15078 of 17046
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Originally Posted by Incrementum View Post

Is there a guide for removing / putting on new pads on the HE-400? My velour pads are coming today and I'm kinda scared to take off the stock pads.

You don't need a convoluted guide to do it. Here's the gist:

 

The earpads consist of the soft component (the physical earpads themselves) and the hard mounting piece (plastic mounting ring trapped inside the base of the earpads). There are four plastic tabs (situated 90 degrees from one-another) on the plastic mounting ring of the earpads that wedge into this circular slot on the baffle sides of the drivers.

 

If you carefully yank the earpads and look into the space between the base of the pads and the cup, you will spot where those four tabs are.

 

Basically just use a credit card and push inward to pop one of those four tabs out, and then the other three will come out easily. That's all that's holding the earpads onto the headphones.

 

Do the inverse to put the pads on, just wedge in two of the four tabs (zero trouble, takes half a second and no tools needed), and then use a credit card to "pop in" the two remaining tabs.


Edited by jerg - 12/9/13 at 12:35pm
post #15079 of 17046

^^^^ What he said. But I can get the pads reinstalled without a credit card. Just get the first two in there, and then gently bend/push the ring until you hear or feel the last two tabs go in. I also spin the pad gently to verify that all tabs are locked in place - once you get the third one in they can look done. Just hold the pad firmly when you do it, the plastic has so far proven to be pretty flexible and strong.

post #15080 of 17046

Ok just got my velours on.  Yeah they definitely sound different now.  More awake?  I'd say more similar to the DT 990's.  I didn't need a credit card but it did take a good 10 minutes to figure how how to correctly bend the plastic to get the last two tabs in.

post #15081 of 17046

For those of you just getting your HE400s. Be sure to check the grill mod thread, they do wonderful things to the HE400/500/4/6

http://www.head-fi.org/t/619447/hifiman-regrilling-mod  (Same link on Jerg's signature)


Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 12/9/13 at 4:03pm
post #15082 of 17046

GoSh~, i ordered the HE400 from head-direct. Received them yesterday.

To my horror one side of it does not play any sound!

WHAT IS WRONG with them!? I had expect better quality control~!

Not trying to bust CHINA Product but come ON,! i had expect better for the price paid. Geeez~!

My brother was cursing why buy china branded product when u can get sennheiser/denon Zzzz

post #15083 of 17046
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Originally Posted by mopiko View Post
 

GoSh~, i ordered the HE400 from head-direct. Received them yesterday.

To my horror one side of it does not play any sound!

WHAT IS WRONG with them!? I had expect better quality control~!

Not trying to bust CHINA Product but come ON,! i had expect better for the price paid. Geeez~!

My brother was cursing why buy china branded product when u can get sennheiser/denon Zzzz

Tried switching the cable leads to the cups? Also tried tightening the cable connections? Lots of people mess up with screwing in the cables and imagine that the drivers are DOA even though it's just loose connections.

post #15084 of 17046
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

Tried switching the cable leads to the cups? Also tried tightening the cable connections? Lots of people mess up with screwing in the cables and imagine that the drivers are DOA even though it's just loose connections.

 

ok, something new i found: this is what i did.

LEFT cable to LEFT CUP - WORKING(left)

RIGHT cable to RIGHT CUP - NO SOUND(right)

 

LEFT cable to RIGHT CUP - WORKING(left)

RIGHT cable to LEFT CUP - NO SOUND(right)

 

So, what can we conclude?

Cables are all tightened.

post #15085 of 17046

FWIW, the cable is Japanese. ;) It seems to be the culprit. You can contact Head-Direct and surely they'll take care of you. No need to ship the entire thing back IMO, just get a new cable from them.

post #15086 of 17046
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Originally Posted by mopiko View Post
 

 

ok, something new i found: this is what i did.

LEFT cable to LEFT CUP - WORKING(left)

RIGHT cable to RIGHT CUP - NO SOUND(right)

 

LEFT cable to RIGHT CUP - WORKING(left)

RIGHT cable to LEFT CUP - NO SOUND(right)

 

So, what can we conclude?

Cables are all tightened.

What about the amplifier end, are you 100% sure you plugged the stereo jack in completely?

 

Also, test another headphone out of the same source/amp and see if the channel cut-out persists or not.

post #15087 of 17046
Oh yes the the jack. And also the 1/8 to 1/4 adapter. 2 of the 6 I got this year were detective with one channel shorted or not working
post #15088 of 17046
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

What about the amplifier end, are you 100% sure you plugged the stereo jack in completely?

 

Also, test another headphone out of the same source/amp and see if the channel cut-out persists or not.

yea, plugged them in completely, and tried out diff source ip5, ipod, laptop

 

 

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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post

Oh yes the the jack. And also the 1/8 to 1/4 adapter. 2 of the 6 I got this year were detective with one channel shorted or not working

 

AH! the JACK, after a few series of test in diff source ip5, ipod, laptop. At times i get buzzing/breaking sound on one of the channel. At times they were totally no sound on one side.

I have emailed head-direct last night, still awaiting their reply. Then again, will they send me a new cable? Or cover shipping of the faulty cable back

Getting very impatient.

post #15089 of 17046

Just received my lcd2's. standby for a comparison between the he-400 and the lcd2 ;-)

post #15090 of 17046
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Originally Posted by mopiko View Post
 

yea, plugged them in completely, and tried out diff source ip5, ipod, laptop

 

 

 

AH! the JACK, after a few series of test in diff source ip5, ipod, laptop. At times i get buzzing/breaking sound on one of the channel. At times they were totally no sound on one side.

I have emailed head-direct last night, still awaiting their reply. Then again, will they send me a new cable? Or cover shipping of the faulty cable back

Getting very impatient.


They'll replace your cable for sure, not sure if they'll cover your shipping cost but they'll ship you one for free. Sending a cable back won't cost more than $5 via USPS Small Flat Rate box and will be tracked. I take it you got the discounted Black Friday price, which more than covers your return cable shipping. I know, not really a good way to think of it but you saved $100 on a headphone that's already at a great value on regular pricing.

Sucks you got bad cord, which I think aren't even made by Hifiman.


Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 12/9/13 at 11:50pm
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