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About to buy a glass dome for my HE-400. Sure they're not $2000 headphones but I believe eliminating dust will prolong the life a good bit.

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Have you guys considered using bread to tame the high-end tizziness of your HE-400s? Full slices might be a bit large, but croutons are a possibility.

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/lifehacks/comments/19ppfq/pump_up_the_bass_the_porous_bread_absorbs_high/

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Originally Posted by bcpk View Post

Have you guys considered using bread to tame the high-end tizziness of your HE-400s? Full slices might be a bit large, but croutons are a possibility.

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/lifehacks/comments/19ppfq/pump_up_the_bass_the_porous_bread_absorbs_high/

Right but with what seasoning? Don't even act like rosemary even compares with oregano for sub bass impact.

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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

About to buy a glass dome for my HE-400. Sure they're not $2000 headphones but I believe eliminating dust will prolong the life a good bit.

 

Hey james, do you know the dimensions that would probably fit the HE-400 for the glass dome? I think for the rounded base, 8'' diameter is a minimal with about 8-10'' in height. Also considering buying one, or the clear protective cover provided by Stax.

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Originally Posted by AbsoluteZero View Post

 

Hey james, do you know the dimensions that would probably fit the HE-400 for the glass dome? I think for the rounded base, 8'' diameter is a minimal with about 8-10'' in height. Also considering buying one, or the clear protective cover provided by Stax.

I can measure mine when I get home if you want, just remember if you buy a dome without some way to display them you need to also make sure you get a nice stand to go in the dome, and that the stand itself will fit. For instance, the stand I use is taller than the headphones so my dome need to be able to accommodate my headphones with the stand in it.

 

I'll be purchasing in the next day or two if you want to wait and see what I end up with. I can take pics and stuff.

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I can measure mine when I get home if you want, just remember if you buy a dome without some way to display them you need to also make sure you get a nice stand to go in the dome, and that the stand itself will fit. For instance, the stand I use is taller than the headphones so my dome need to be able to accommodate my headphones with the stand in it.

 

I'll be purchasing in the next day or two if you want to wait and see what I end up with. I can take pics and stuff.


Yep, I have also put the dimensions of the stand into consideration. Just want to see the general dimension range that can be used.

If there is a wood base of the dome that is integrated with the headphone stand, that would be sweet...

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Yep, I have also put the dimensions of the stand into consideration. Just want to see the general dimension range that can be used.

If there is a wood base of the dome that is integrated with the headphone stand, that would be sweet...

I found this site, it's where I was going to inquire, look simple but nice: http://www.theearthtoymall.com/gldodowioakb.html

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I found this site, it's where I was going to inquire, look simple but nice: http://www.theearthtoymall.com/gldodowioakb.html

 

Nice! I was looking at Amazon, but this site gives out much wider options on sizes, thanks!

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I'm soon to be the proud owner of a pair of the HE-400 and they'll be my first good pair of headphones ever as I've been an IEM guy.  I'm very much interested to see if I'll like them as much or maybe even more than IEM's as the most expensive IEM I owned was the $400 SM3 V2's that I just sold today which is why I got these.

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Speaking of ascetics, the W1000x is just awesome in person, the wood is so much nicer then the D5/7ks.  

 

 

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Where can I get some of these jergpads I hear so much about.

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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

Where can I get some of these jergpads I hear so much about.

You're probably going to have to make those yourself~! 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/646812/hifiman-he500-he400-jergpad-mod-v2-0-new-revised-feb-28-2013 If you haven't seen the thread already.

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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

I'm soon to be the proud owner of a pair of the HE-400 and they'll be my first good pair of headphones ever as I've been an IEM guy.  I'm very much interested to see if I'll like them as much or maybe even more than IEM's as the most expensive IEM I owned was the $400 SM3 V2's that I just sold today which is why I got these.

 

Awesome. I think you'll be impressed. I've tried experimenting in both camps and think I have a pretty decent foothold in each. I'd say full sized generally have a unique positive trait that IEMs can't match being the small drivers that they are. Plus, you're getting a planar!

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Awesome. I think you'll be impressed. I've tried experimenting in both camps and think I have a pretty decent foothold in each. I'd say full sized generally have a unique positive trait that IEMs can't match being the small drivers that they are. Plus, you're getting a planar!

 

 

Yeah I've wanted to try a planar for quite some time and thought now was as good a time than any.  I just hope the upper mids and lower treble aren't as recessed sounding as some of the graphs I've seen show but from what I've read I don't think it will be to bad.

 

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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

You're probably going to have to make those yourself~! 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/646812/hifiman-he500-he400-jergpad-mod-v2-0-new-revised-feb-28-2013 If you haven't seen the thread already.

 

 

Thanks for the bro link and now to learn how to make them.

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Everytime i see anyone writing about the "looks" of a HP, i wonder why it matters.

I know a lot of people used to laught at me when i first got my first around-the-ear HPs and used them when on the streets.

Now, after beats, everyone thinks its cool, and many people use AKGs, Senns, etc.

 

People are full of BS so i dont think it matters that much what they think about my HPS (whenever they are nice or ugly) and i dont plan to be posing as a model with them on (not to mention i have a huge nose so i doubt ill get there).

 

For me the LCD-2/3 Looks cool (ugly but cool). That sort of retro from space style with a strange mesh format looks like its shouting "look at me, look at me" :D.

 

However it does bother me that they are heavy, or they clamping force, or that my ears sweat.... comfort issues basicly.

 

I guess icare about the sound quality and comfort so much that the looks become a pointless part.

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