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Originally Posted by Stealer View Post

Mine reads

R side = 36.2 ohms
L side = 36.3 ohms

again why are we taking these readings????

ALso any users managed to modify the SMC to other type types.
  this connector is so small that only small gauge cables can be used ..

anyone...
Nope..but maybe only way to go is to hardwire the hifiman..i read somewhere here on headfi a guy selling his he500 hardwired.if u do that also u can use any cable u want..maybe an idea? biggrin.gif
By the way..toxic cables uses up to 18 awg thick cables with those hifiman connectors..dont ask me how they do it...but they do. biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 12/31/12 at 4:57am
post #632 of 846

700

post #633 of 846
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700


yep..thats what i meant..thanks preproman.biggrin.gif

post #634 of 846

Ok so I got a multimeter and checked the readings (Thanks guys for the instructions BTW).

 

38.9 just about on each side. I couldn't really get a stable read on the right side, maybe cause my hands were too shaky.

 

My question is my multimeter only does 400 ohms, and I can't switch and it only stays in range mode. Is that ok?

 

According to my HE-500 manual the ohms should be at 38, so looks like I have a good pair.

 

What I did was stick one of the leads into the socket (above the little needle in the socket itself) and then used the other lead on the gold threads (where you normally screw on the cable).

 

I hope I did that correctly. 

post #635 of 846

Looks like you did it right. If your hands are shaky, use alligator clips to get a good contact from the probes to the jack.

post #636 of 846
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Nope..but maybe only way to go is to hardwire the hifiman..i read somewhere here on headfi a guy selling his he500 hardwired.if u do that also u can use any cable u want..maybe an idea? biggrin.gif
By the way..toxic cables uses up to 18 awg thick cables with those hifiman connectors..dont ask me how they do it...but they do. biggrin.gif

I think, they just join a thinner cable to the end of the 18 awg cable like those giant spker cable...

 

 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

700

was thinking of mod it into a mini 4pin xlr so that i can share the same cable as my T1.

Never openup a can before....

Prepoman, did you DIY it???

Any video or pictures showing how you remove the can cover to access to the driver???

Maybe will try this on my He300

post #637 of 846

No, I didn't do it myself.  A fellow Head Fi'er did this job.  I will release his name once he gives me the OK.  Until then, enjoy some HE-500s on me.biggrin.gif

 

 

1000

 

1000


Edited by preproman - 1/12/13 at 6:07am
post #638 of 846

sound a wonderful product!

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post #640 of 846

I have two additional questions

 

1.) The sticker that is on the drivers when removing the leather pads, is that fine to keep on it or does it need to be removed? I'm not near my headphones at the moment, but I think it was like 4 numbers, signifying a serial number maybe?

 

2.) When I replaced the leather pads with the velour, one of them did not completely click in and it seems there is a slight gap behind it. I tried taking it off and putting it back in, but still the same thing.

 

I might order another pair, so no big deal I guess.

post #641 of 846
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thanks for the link and the beautiful photos of the He500.

hardwire...hmmm just imagine a tug on the wire can cause some serious damage to the driver if the wires are not properly secure..


Edited by Stealer - 12/31/12 at 10:44pm
post #642 of 846
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Originally Posted by Alexnova View Post

I have two additional questions

 

1.) The sticker that is on the drivers when removing the leather pads, is that fine to keep on it or does it need to be removed? I'm not near my headphones at the moment, but I think it was like 4 numbers, signifying a serial number maybe?

 

2.) When I replaced the leather pads with the velour, one of them did not completely click in and it seems there is a slight gap behind it. I tried taking it off and putting it back in, but still the same thing.

 

I might order another pair, so no big deal I guess.

The serial sticker on the drivers signify their age/production#. so e.g. 2091849 = 2012 september 18th, #49 of the batch.

post #643 of 846
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

No, I didn't do it myself.  A fellow Head Fi'er too this job on.  I will release his name once he gives me the OK.  Until then, enjoy some HE-500s on me.biggrin.gif

 

 

1000

 

 

Those look well cool bro! Are they yours? Are they Denon or LCD pads? Did the pads change the sound much?

post #644 of 846
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Those look well cool bro! Are they yours? Are they Denon or LCD pads? Did the pads change the sound much?

 

Yes they belong to me, thanks.  They're stock Denon pads.  I don't notice any change in sound.  They're way more comfy though.

post #645 of 846
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Yes they belong to me, thanks.  They're stock Denon pads.  I don't notice any change in sound.  They're way more comfy though.

 

So, do the Denon pads sound about the same as the stock pleather, or the velours? 

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