Originally Posted by hifimanrookie
Most of the more serious headfi'ers dont believe in magical fixes also..me for instance first wanna try/hear/feel/do it before believing..and only then say anything about it or believe the claim... But i do believe we all listen differently ... And are in different geographical locations and are all different kind of people..those are a few of the variables which defines who we are as music listening lovers... I am very cautious in what i hear and read....and most of times check or try anything ( if possible ofcourse) at least once..and then accept it or i can be very ..well.. Resolute if imho its not what it looks like...IMHO... Some people here know how direct and assertive i can be here in my posts
I am on my way trying the jergpad..with an open mind..but its so much work!
..i dont believe it will magically turn the he500 into the he6 killing machine.. I even hope it will be better then the velours i love so much..we have to see..
It really depends on what you like about the velours - if it is the tonality you like about them (airy treble, light open midrange, tactile clean-cut bass) then no leather/pleather-based pads will be better, since by nature those kinds of pads will have a "meatier" bass/lower midrange, and tamer upper end with a blacker background.
The Jergpad mod is an attempt to fix issues with the pleather pads, namely the lack of damping, but to preserve its tonality (again, meaty lower end, musical and relatively tame upper end, a midrange that blooms without being muddy) which to me gives the HE500s a more natural and musical tonal balance than the velours.
You will never get the resolution or dynamics or extension of the HE6 by modding your HE500; the HE500s are ultimately limited by the capabilities of their drivers. Same with attempts at modding HE400s to get closer to HE500s; it'll get maybe 85% ~ 90% there, but that last 10% is what that sets their leagues.
Edited by jerg - 1/29/13 at 12:50am