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post #5926 of 18659
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

Hi Jerg

Do you know if Jeremy is still selling the J$ ? I wrote to him but no response fir about a week now. Thanks.

I read that he's moving to Paris, so I wouldn't expect him to respond you any time soon. Look for user wje. He have a box full of Jeremys pads.

post #5927 of 18659

I guess it's good that I didn't get in on those Beyer pads. I have to have the headphones extended all the way to fit my big head and that much of an increase in pad size would make them uncomfortable on my head!

post #5928 of 18659
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

I guess it's good that I didn't get in on those Beyer pads. I have to have the headphones extended all the way to fit my big head and that much of an increase in pad size would make them uncomfortable on my head!

Yeah I also have a fairly wide head and the J$'s are a bit too much clamp for long-term use comfort, even though the materials used are top notch soft.

post #5929 of 18659

Finally got some time to take some pics.

 

 

 

 

These pads make the HE400 look so classy.

 

Here is the inside of mine with a very transparent screen. I love the way this sounds. No Glue, No Fuss.

 

 

And Just a little pic of my listening station. I can sit back and enjoy the comp or just watch some tv on mute….or better yet, put my head back against a pillow and listen with a smile.

 

post #5930 of 18659
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Yeah I also have a fairly wide head and the J$'s are a bit too much clamp for long-term use comfort, even though the materials used are top notch soft.

Yeah even with that headband that clips on, it was a day or two before it loosened up enough so the pleathers properly went around my ears. Now I get plenty of comfort out of these as, again, I do quite enjoy the weight on my head. Now the only issue is sweat!

post #5931 of 18659

Dang those J$ pads look super nice and clean.

 

I like my jergpads, but they might be a hard to pitch pair if i I ever sell my He-400 and include them instead of buying a fresh pair of pleathers.

 

But I'm thinking for the extra +20 or so for J$, it seems almost like a no brainer to get these over a replacement pair of pleathers...

 

 

argh, decisions.

 

 

^^^ do those J$ come with that super transparent screen installed or did you do that?

I like the sound of my jerdpads, but lack of screen (I know, I can buy stockings and 3M 77 spray and make it happen easily) sort of concerns me if for no other reason, fearing getting earwax up in therrrr.

 

Plus my ears do touch the drivers at all but one position that's hard to always maintain. And the thing to squeeze it on my pads didnt really work for some reason? And I'm positive, knowing it's my fault of course, I did a sloppy job with cutting those circles on the back with a boxcutter and pinching down the right areas by winging it (with no schematics, but more or less trying to get a rhythm of cutting between the already cut holes) but I'm sure having those is much better than not as with the stock pleathers.

 

No doubt about, the pros outweigh the cons of jergpads over stock pleathers (aesthetic, lack of screen which is fixable, resell-ability)

 


Edited by earphiler - 1/22/13 at 4:56pm
post #5932 of 18659
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Originally Posted by earphiler View Post

Dang those J$ pads look super nice and clean.

 

I like my jergpads, but they might be a hard to pitch pair if i I ever sell my He-400 and include them instead of buying a fresh pair of pleathers.

 

But I'm thinking for the extra +20 or so for J$, it seems almost like a no brainer...

 

 

argh, decisions.

 

^^^ do those J$ come with that super transparent screen installed or did you do that?

I ended up installing that and it was very easy. 

 

That is why exactly why I haven't done the jergpad mod. I don't want to use up my only pair of pleathers just in case I decide to sell these but the J$ pads will never be coming off for the time I own these headphones. 


Edited by merkil - 1/22/13 at 4:58pm
post #5933 of 18659

So you like them considerably more sonically and comfort wise than velours?

 

sidenote- beaver, loving your avatar. it's on the same level of greatness as the jack nicholson he-400 one.


Edited by earphiler - 1/22/13 at 5:02pm
post #5934 of 18659
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Originally Posted by earphiler View Post

So you like them considerably more sonically and comfort wise?

 

sidenote- beaver, loving your avatar. it's on the same level of greatness as the jack nicholson he-400 one.

 

Far above the pleathers/velours in comfort but my head isn't "huge". I never had any comfort issues with the pleathers/velours and my ears never touched the drivers. Because these are deeper and nice and soft (real leather) they are awesome for comfort. Now mind you if you have a larger head they could increase the clamp force. 

 

Sound wise they combine the stock pleather sound with the velour sound, as jerg had mentioned when he first tried them. I don't know how they compare to the jergpad cause I don't have them.

 

You get nice layered, detailed bass with extreme detail in the treble due to the very transparent nylon screen. I love having that treble detail with the bass. Also I don't find mids are pushed back they are in line with the bass/treble making the whole sound really good to my ears. The reason I went with the more transparent nylon was because I was afraid that the treble/mids would be affected to much buy a thicker screen and the driver being further away from your ears (pad thickness compared to the stock pads).

post #5935 of 18659

Do any of you know if Wayne (wje) have Beyers J$ pads? Seems like they the best option, keeping the look as near as the original one and have the best sound. 

post #5936 of 18659

So i just got my new Hifiman he-400 in the mail, and... well holy crap what a jump in performance. I have an Akg 702 feed by a Bifrost Asgard combo, which I have always liked. However, I'm in love with the he-400. The difference is way bigger then I thought that I would be.     

post #5937 of 18659

Welcome to the willy wonka land of orthos :D

post #5938 of 18659
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Originally Posted by torresfelipe View Post

Guys, which one should I buy? J$ Beyers or J$ Denons pads? 

 

- this.

 

Can anyone sum up how to buy these things.

1.  J$Beyer or J$Denon

2.  how to get in touch with J$

3.  who to contact for US delivery...

post #5939 of 18659
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Originally Posted by RMac View Post

 

- this.

 

Can anyone sum up how to buy these things.

1.  J$Beyer or J$Denon

2.  how to get in touch with J$

3.  who to contact for US delivery...

1. Beyer(I think that's the only kind left anyways)

2. Here is his profile: http://www.head-fi.org/u/56216/fatman711

3. You probably still go through him for orders, but wje has them.

 

Hopefully there's still some left, these things are quite nice. 

post #5940 of 18659
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I am digging HiFoo!! 


I tried out HiFoo yesterday but was getting some weird behavior from it. Noticed a pop or crackle sound in the headphones when I would switch songs or skip to different points during a song. I tried for a while to correct it using various methods but couldn't find any settings that would help (bit rate, sample rate, gain, buffer rate, etc.) but could not find a fix. I also noticed a sudden drop in sound occasionally when I would switch from album art view, to lyrics, to artist bio's etc. I switched back to my favored Dark One skin and the issues vanished.

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