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post #8146 of 18615
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Originally Posted by Dazedy View Post

Despite taking fairly good care of my HE-400's, the wire near the right ear plug has fatigued and split the rubber. I plan to fix it temporarily fix it using electrical tape, do you guys think that should be enough? I'd really like to avoid spending another $70-100 on a new wire if I can help it, and I'm willing to try a DIY solution if it comes to it.

Buy some shrinking tube.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/catalog/TBYRB30-tube.jpg

post #8147 of 18615
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

Buy some shrinking tube.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/catalog/TBYRB30-tube.jpg

 

Ooh, thanks for that. Won't look as bad as taping it up. Local ace hardware should have some of that right?
post #8148 of 18615
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Originally Posted by Dazedy View Post

 

Ooh, thanks for that. Won't look as bad as taping it up. Local ace hardware should have some of that right?

Yeah absolutely, just make sure you get the right size. They don't shrink into infinity, so the minimum size of the shrinking tube should be smaller than the thickness of the cable.

post #8149 of 18615
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Originally Posted by merkil View Post

My new setup I'm trying for awhile. I have an Asgard but I think the Yamaha CR2020 is on par…if not better. I need to do more A/Bing but so far, this receiver is very clear and detailed compared to entry headphone amps. Possibly even mid level.

 

 

You should try that Yamaha with a set of HD650s, I have the 1020 and it is just sublime with the 650.

post #8150 of 18615

I was finally able to try the HE-400 with the FiiO E07K. There is a clear improvement over the integrated sound card in my Vaio notebook. The extra loudness makes it a much more intimate experience. I'm loving it. I've got Buddy Guy's album Bring 'em In playing and it sounds fantastic. The tracks with Tracy Chapman and John Mayer sound particularly great. M83's Wait was a great song to listen to with the FiiO's bass boost up a couple of notches. To be honest, just about everything I throw at this setup is impressive.

 

I still haven't gotten around to ordering the velour pads but it's on my list. I might just bite the bullet on those tonight.

post #8151 of 18615

Has anyone heard the HE-400 balanced? Wondering if it'd be worthwhile to pick up a balanced cable....

post #8152 of 18615

HI guys, 

I got a question about the HE-400 cabe. See, here is the thing, i want to get 2 cables (one short and flexible and one long).

1 for travel, 1 for home.

 

So i did that, but unfortunatelly i missed to realize how fragile the connectors to the HP are.

 

So far im only using the long original canare, to make sure i dont break the connectors, but is there a way to have a safer, more effective connector half way so i can switch from one cable to another on the fly, keeping it safe?

 

The idea is to have one stiff cable at home and one flexible cable on the go, and alternate from one to another.

 

I dont know if im explaining myself well :D.

post #8153 of 18615
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Originally Posted by catspaw View Post

HI guys, 

I got a question about the HE-400 cabe. See, here is the thing, i want to get 2 cables (one short and flexible and one long).

1 for travel, 1 for home.

 

So i did that, but unfortunatelly i missed to realize how fragile the connectors to the HP are.

 

So far im only using the long original canare, to make sure i dont break the connectors, but is there a way to have a safer, more effective connector half way so i can switch from one cable to another on the fly, keeping it safe?

 

The idea is to have one stiff cable at home and one flexible cable on the go, and alternate from one to another.

 

I dont know if im explaining myself well :D.

 

I believe there are adapters available, Matt posted one a few pages back.

 

But just curios, how can you break the connectors? I don't find them that fragile, they seem really solid to me.

post #8154 of 18615
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

I believe there are adapters available, Matt posted one a few pages back.

 

But just curios, how can you break the connectors? I don't find them that fragile, they seem really solid to me.

Ill check back.

 

I dont mean the Adapters themselves, but the small conector inside them that actually transmits the sound. Its a very thin copper pin.

I havent broken it yet, but i know its a posibility, and id like not to.

 

I was hoping to get something like a XLR connector so i can feel safe with chaneging it, but that might be a bit too heavy.

post #8155 of 18615

Here also want a short, flexible (curly?) cable.

Head-direct don't offer one, just the connectors.

Is there another way other than buy the connectors and make a DIY cable?

Thanks,

Eduardo

post #8156 of 18615
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

You should try that Yamaha with a set of HD650s, I have the 1020 and it is just sublime with the 650.

I'm really loving this CR2020. The detail and trasparency is just amazing for when it was built and it has a lot more power. The lower end is filled out more compared to the Asgard and all the detail to my ears is still there. My friend also agreed during A/B testing. It's definitely a keeper! And it looks gorgeous in person.

I'm going to bring it to a meet once it gets finalized and I will try it out with some HD650s then.
post #8157 of 18615

Sorry if this question has been asked before, but, what's the latest revision of these phones and how do you differentiate between them? Also, does it have any cons compared to the other revs?

post #8158 of 18615

All you have to do is open up the ear pads. The newest revisions have a translucent clear binding in the drivers. 

 

For awhile I believe they changed their manufacturing process and had a bone yellow binding (which had extremely high trebles and gave me a headache) but I believe all of those have been recalled. 

 

So all you gotta do is open up one of the ear pads and look :)

post #8159 of 18615

I don't own them yet, and whenever I ask sellers what revisions they sell, they just tell me "the most recent one".. Is there any way of making sure that it's not rev3 before purchasing?

post #8160 of 18615
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Originally Posted by InCreD1Ble View Post

I don't own them yet, and whenever I ask sellers what revisions they sell, they just tell me "the most recent one".. Is there any way of making sure that it's not rev3 before purchasing?

 

If you buy from an official distributor then there's no chance of getting rev3. The reason why dealers call them "the most recent version" is because Hifiman never made these different revision numbers official, that started online i believe. 

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