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post #7306 of 18450

Left 4 dead 2 is awesome with the HE-400. Imaging is especially excellent, I can tell where each zombie is and how far it is from me.

post #7307 of 18450

Bioshock 2 with CMSS-3D and the surround setting has been the best as far as positional audio goes for me. I'm pretty sure it's 3D binaural since I snap to enemies walking above me on balconies and when standing under a water faucet it actually sounds like it's pouring on my head.

 

Unfortunately not many games go the 3D audio route.

post #7308 of 18450
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Originally Posted by 1llest View Post

Just tried it and waiting for them to dry up :) 

So while the velours are drying, I decided to try on the stock pads for the first time (I replaced them with velours right away after getting them)

The velours are definitely much better. Hard to explain but the velours makes them much more intimate for me. Now Im curious to give the J$ Beyer Pads a try.

 

I assume they're dried by now, are they softer for you? 

 

I want to try this but couldn't it somehow damage or ruin the pads? Perhaps even change the sound?

post #7309 of 18450
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Originally Posted by floeezy View Post

 

Unfortunately they don't give the size and searching didn't give any results, but maybe someone has had experience with the official Beyer replacement headband and the HE-400?

Before I take the plunge on the amazon ones, are there any leather replacement headbands out there? (I know J$ doesn't exist anymore... as far as I know.)

Comfort-Fi!  There is a genuine leather variant of the beyer headband. http://turbulentlabs.com/beyer-onyx/  It is pretty expensive however, and will likely be a tight fit like the others.  The universal one from Amazon seems to be the best unless you want to make your own.  The Sennheiser cushion you listed should have an adhesive strip can be adhered with some double sided tape, but your idea would probably work well.  Here is what it looks like on a pair of HE-500:

 

 

I made my own cushion with leather and a carved foam brick, and it turned out fairly decent:

 

 

I ordered an HD650 cushion http://www.custom-cable.co.uk/sennheiser-hd650-replacement-foam-headband-pad.html that I plan on enclosing in leather for my rev.2 design.


Edited by modulor - 2/13/13 at 11:24am
post #7310 of 18450

The Senn HD600 headband cushion does not have an adhesive backing (since it slides into the under part of the HD600's headband).  When I had the HE-500, I used a thin, double-sided tape to afix the cushion to the HE-500's headband.  Not sure about the HD650 headband cushion though, it might have an adhesive backing.

post #7311 of 18450
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

The Senn HD600 headband cushion does not have an adhesive backing (since it slides into the under part of the HD600's headband).  When I had the HE-500, I used a thin, double-sided tape to afix the cushion to the HE-500's headband.  Not sure about the HD650 headband cushion though, it might have an adhesive backing.


Thanks for clarifying...the HD650 is probably similar, but I'm still waiting for mine to arrive.

post #7312 of 18450
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

I assume they're dried by now, are they softer for you? 

 

I want to try this but couldn't it somehow damage or ruin the pads? Perhaps even change the sound?

I'm also interested in this.  I would like softer velours, but I'm worried about a change in sound.

post #7313 of 18450
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Originally Posted by Caessa View Post

I'm also interested in this.  I would like softer velours, but I'm worried about a change in sound.


There is no difference in sound. The pads don't get that much softer imo. But they are a bit softer, and that helps a lot.

post #7314 of 18450
As stated above, It's not much softer. Hardly any changes to it. As for the sound, still sounds the same.
post #7315 of 18450
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Originally Posted by 1llest View Post

As stated above, It's not much softer. Hardly any changes to it. As for the sound, still sounds the same.

Doesnt the bass hit harder as u now have a better fit to ur face? U all say sound dont change..i find that suprising..as when i push my he500 more against my head, and in so closing any gaps between my face and pads, the bass is different..its minimal..but i hear it..so i suspected with making velours softer they would fit better to ur face and so having a different hitting bass..just wondering..so only pro of this wettening is that its softer on ur head?confused_face_2.gif

post #7316 of 18450
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

Doesnt the bass hit harder as u now have a better fit to ur face? U all say sound dont change..i find that suprising..as when i push my he500 more against my head, and in so closing any gaps between my face and pads, the bass is different..its minimal..but i hear it..so i suspected with making velours softer they would fit better to ur face and so having a different hitting bass..just wondering..so only pro of this wettening is that its softer on ur head?

 

Yes making them more comfortable is the entire point.

post #7317 of 18450
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

Doesnt the bass hit harder as u now have a better fit to ur face? U all say sound dont change..i find that suprising..as when i push my he500 more against my head, and in so closing any gaps between my face and pads, the bass is different..its minimal..but i hear it..so i suspected with making velours softer they would fit better to ur face and so having a different hitting bass..just wondering..so only pro of this wettening is that its softer on ur head?confused_face_2.gif

Nah, if your ears are closer to the drivers (as a consequence of softened pads or different pads), bass doesn't hit harder, it loses some control but increases in fullness.

 

That said even with the washed velours, your ears are still fairly far from the drivers, especially compared to pleathers.

post #7318 of 18450

Anyone in Toronto want to get the velour pads?  Shipping costs the same for 2 so it'll be a bit cheaper this way.  Hate the fact that it's $10 for the pads and $10 for shipping.

post #7319 of 18450

Hello all, I have a noob question am getting this headphone and i have an e9 amp, should my gain switch be in high or low? thanks

post #7320 of 18450
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Originally Posted by fox350z View Post

Hello all, I have a noob question am getting this headphone and i have an e9 amp, should my gain switch be in high or low? thanks

 

Low will drive it just fine.

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