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I bought them used, it's highly unlikely..

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Originally Posted by electrolover View Post
 

My connectors are splitting :(

 

I believe it. I own for the moment both the HE-400 and HE-500 and to be honest the only thing that feels built well on these headphones is the cans themselves. Everything else about them, from the cable and connectors to the headband and ear pads feels very sub par for the price they command. Literally the only thing carrying HiFiMan headphones is their sound. Luckily for them, thats what we care about most :)

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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

I am trying to salvage the pads on these, my pads split, I have a needle and some thread, anyone who has made jergpads using sewing how do you do it to these? Make a knot at one end then just sew them together? The pad has split down the seam and I just want to re-attach it.

 

Could you post a pic? I'd like to have a visual idea of where exactly it split, maybe I could be of some assistance.

post #16294 of 18702
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Originally Posted by FuzzyD View Post
 

I cut a new piece of foam for my headband to fit a little better and I think look a little nicer. Really happy with this easy, cheap, and comfortable mod.

 

 

 

Sweet looking mod, I can imagine that being really comfortable. 

 

I've been getting some discomfort on the top of my head while wearing my pair in recent weeks/months and this mod looks right up my alley. Where did you get the foam from and how did you attach it to the headband?

post #16295 of 18702
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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post
 

your earpads don't look like the standard earpads... is that audeze earpad mod?

 

They are the J$ Beyerdynamic pads.

 

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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post
 

 

Sweet looking mod, I can imagine that being really comfortable. 

 

I've been getting some discomfort on the top of my head while wearing my pair in recent weeks/months and this mod looks right up my alley. Where did you get the foam from and how did you attach it to the headband?

 

It's just stick-on weatherstripping from Home Depot. Check out my first post about them.

post #16296 of 18702
Ummm WOW these cans are awesome! I have them running through an oldish Pioneer VSX-D411 which is also acting as my DAC and the sound is unbelievable! Thanks for this thread it helped with my purchase decision!
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Originally Posted by FuzzyD View Post
 

They are the J$ Beyerdynamic pads.

are those hard to install?? maybe I'll pick up something like that. real leather or pleather?

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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post
 

are those hard to install?? maybe I'll pick up something like that. real leather or pleather?

 

They are real leather but they were handmade by a guy that was making pads for a few different headphones and he is no longer (or not currently) making them.

post #16299 of 18702

hi, do you guys he400 go rusty over 1month?

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Originally Posted by aizaimilo View Post
 

hi, do you guys he400 go rusty over 1month?

 

No because I do not put them in water.

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i did not put them in water just receive a replacement 12days ago and the corner already started to rust  

i keep in on a headphone stand on my table 

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Originally Posted by aizaimilo View Post
 

i did not put them in water just receive a replacement 12days ago and the corner already started to rust  

i keep in on a headphone stand on my table 



Weird.  I have had mine about 2 months now and I could only see rust a possibility if they were somehow exposed to water or if there was alot of moisture in the air.

 

It has been said before though - Hifiman build quality isn't very top notch, but the sound is great!

 

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Originally Posted by Rem1x View Post
 



Weird.  I have had mine about 2 months now and I could only see rust a possibility if they were somehow exposed to water or if there was alot of moisture in the air.

 

It has been said before though - Hifiman build quality isn't very top notch, but the sound is great!

 

is it possible that it is cause by the humidity level of singapore?

post #16304 of 18702
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Originally Posted by electrolover View Post
 

My connectors are splitting :(

 

 

 

Its rather common if you move them around. Mine split in 4 months (But i was determined to get a shorter cable so i could take the HE-400 on the go).

That canare cable is just too stiff.

Still.. you can probably get a cable for the HE-400 for rather cheap (just dont look for trademark names like dragon cables, forza audio, etc. Your local store with anyone savy in this will do it for 1/3 of the price and with same quality... maybe with not as good looks thou.). You just need to buy the HifiMan connectors.

 

Personally next time i change the cables in the HE-400 for any reason im going balanced :D.

 

Thats assuming you dont have a budget for it. IF you do, I assume an awsome looking cable might be what you want.


Edited by catspaw - 1/31/14 at 1:32am
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Originally Posted by ninaphexed View Post

Ummm WOW these cans are awesome! I have them running through an oldish Pioneer VSX-D411 which is also acting as my DAC and the sound is unbelievable! Thanks for this thread it helped with my purchase decision!

 

Old Pioneers FTW!! Congrats on the setup...

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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post
 

are those hard to install?? maybe I'll pick up something like that. real leather or pleather?

 

The guys moved out of the country. You can posted a wanted ad for them. There are still some floating around but they are hard to come by. 

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hi, do you guys he400 go rusty over 1month?

 

You are the first reported case. Do you wear them while cleaning out salt water fish tanks?

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