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post #5476 of 18332
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

I ended up saying screw it and bought the Brainwavz stand because Amazon had it for $15 less than MP4 Nation's site. It fits the HE-400 very well and I don't feel like the headband is being stretched at all.

 

 

 

Not fair, I ordered before you! Thanks for posting a pic, looks good.

 

Though I went with mp4nation and paid more, Amazon won't ship it to Australia.

 

Mine left Hong Kong yesterday so should be here soon.

post #5477 of 18332
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Originally Posted by CRUZMISL View Post

 

Not fair, I ordered before you! Thanks for posting a pic, looks good.

 

Though I went with mp4nation and paid more, Amazon won't ship it to Australia.

 

Mine left Hong Kong yesterday so should be here soon.

Amazon Prime is the best thing ever.

post #5478 of 18332
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

Did you get a shipment confirmation?
No, did he tell everyone else he shipped theirs?

I gave him my address last Friday morning...

I ordered mine on the 10th and I think they shipped the next day, but haven't got them yet.
Would be cool to get them tomorrow, with the snow I'll 'work' from home tomorrow.
post #5479 of 18332

Can you guys who have the J$ take comparison shots with either the HFM velours/pleathers ?

 

i wanna see how tall these are.

post #5480 of 18332

Stay tuned guys, I formulated this mod for the HFM pleathers that were intended to maximize HE500's sound quality, but inadvertently they are ridiculously great with HE400s too. I'm very certain better than any other pads I've tried (stock pleathers, stock velours, vintage velours, J$'s). I'm in the process writing some detailed addendum impressions here in this thread I made:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/646812/hifiman-he500-jergpad-mod-revised-jan-17-2013

 

Hint: female vocals are actually great now.

post #5481 of 18332

The earpad mod guide thread is now updated with HE400 stuff.

 

Listening to some female vocal music on the HE400s+modded pads right now with a huge grin, first pair of HE400s in the world that rendered female vocals so well, hah.

post #5482 of 18332
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Stay tuned guys, I formulated this mod for the HFM pleathers that were intended to maximize HE500's sound quality, but inadvertently they are ridiculously great with HE400s too. I'm very certain better than any other pads I've tried (stock pleathers, stock velours, vintage velours, J$'s). I'm in the process writing some detailed addendum impressions here in this thread I made:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/646812/hifiman-he500-jergpad-mod-revised-jan-17-2013

 

Hint: female vocals are actually great now.

Nice work jerg. I had my doubts (no offense) with the grill-mod but you were so right about the resonance of the metal Hifiman uses.  I am definitely trying this!

 

Btw your sketch is Da Vinci-like.

post #5483 of 18332

I hate that I have to write that guide with very contained excitement, because I don't want it to sound like too much of a hyperbole. There is no hyperbole, this mod just propels HE500 and especially HE400 to new levels.

post #5484 of 18332
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I dunno. I plug the HE400 straight to my Galaxy Note 2, and it sounds pretty damn good.

 

MLE,

 

I've also got a Galaxy Note 2 and have a 64GB card installed to store a few FLAC files. We seem to have similar tastes in gear - I see that you've got the Compass 2 to drive your HE-400.

Been thinking on how it would be possible to use the Galaxy Note 2 (or any Android phone for the matter) as a bit perfect transport to the Compass 2 which is going to drive the HE-400popcorn.gif.  

There should be a way to do this - just haven't figured it out yet. 

If somebody know, please let me.

Steve

post #5485 of 18332
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Originally Posted by steveting99 View Post

 

MLE,

 

I've also got a Galaxy Note 2 and have a 64GB card installed to store a few FLAC files. We seem to have similar tastes in gear - I see that you've got the Compass 2 to drive your HE-400.

Been thinking on how it would be possible to use the Galaxy Note 2 (or any Android phone for the matter) as a bit perfect transport to the Compass 2 which is going to drive the HE-400popcorn.gif.  

There should be a way to do this - just haven't figured it out yet. 

If somebody know, please let me.

Steve

 

A USB OTG cable would be your only option:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_On-The-Go

http://www.amazon.com/Electronics-Micro-USB-OTG-Cable/dp/B005GGBYJ4

 

As to weather it outputs bit perfect, that is up for debate.

post #5486 of 18332

Welcome to Pad-Fi, sorry about your pads.

 

I remain skeptical of any night and day difference but I happen to have extra pleathers so I'll have to give it a shot tomorrow.

 

I haven't read the whole thing yet - does your finished mod include the dust screen good sir?

post #5487 of 18332
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

Welcome to Pad-Fi, sorry about your pads.

 

I remain skeptical of any night and day difference but I happen to have extra pleathers so I'll have to give it a shot tomorrow.

 

I haven't read the whole thing yet - does your finished mod include the dust screen good sir?

It's a night-and-day difference, soundstage, tonality, openness, details, everything gets better by a big stretch.

 

No I opted not to include the dust screen with my version, because again, I feel it detracts from detail.

 

Really the mod is 3 things compounded into 1: the damping holes, the removal of dust screen, and the removal of the rubber flaps. All of them contribute. The real kicker is the damping holes though, they clean up the sound so much, but do not sacrifice the romantic weighty tonal balance of the pleathers.

post #5488 of 18332
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

It's a night-and-day difference, soundstage, tonality, openness, details, everything gets better by a big stretch.

 

No I opted not to include the dust screen with my version, because again, I feel it detracts from detail.

 

Really the mod is 3 things compounded into 1: the damping holes, the removal of dust screen, and the removal of the rubber flaps. All of them contribute. The real kicker is the damping holes though, they clean up the sound so much, but do not sacrifice the romantic weighty tonal balance of the pleathers.

I believe in your improvements for sure, but every one if us on this site loves to claim night and day! That being said, I totally hope my skepticism is misplaced, though I've never had problems with female vocals. Hoping it works out!

 

My finished product will have some kind of dust screen though. Not willing to jeopardize the headphones for a pad mod!

post #5489 of 18332
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

I believe in your improvements for sure, but every one if us on this site loves to claim night and day! That being said, I totally hope my skepticism is misplaced, though I've never had problems with female vocals. Hoping it works out!

 

My finished product will have some kind of dust screen though. Not willing to jeopardize the headphones for a pad mod!

Oh I understand your caution and skepticism totally. 

 

Here's how you could test it out; find a few tracks in your library that you know HE400 doesn't render too well (usually vocal or classic rock etc), do the mod, and see how the sound change helps.

 

I had the advantage of having 2 pairs of identical pleathers to compare directly, with one modded and one stock. Well, they are both modded now biggrin.gif

post #5490 of 18332

Jerg, that mod looks really promising but Im scared of trying it. Is the mounting ring glued onto the pads, so I'll need to rip it off? Same for the dust screen?

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