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post #841 of 930
The one I have is slightly different, but they look the same size so that would should definitely fit as well.

Edit: That's right, would should!
Edited by Zenthelld - 5/6/14 at 4:45am
post #842 of 930

Excellent.  I already bought this cable though.  According to the seller this should be thin enough to fit.  If not I'll get the extender.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321365725252?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

post #843 of 930

Has anyone tried (or could try) the Shure 1540 pads with these?  I remember someone commenting that they tried them with the HP200 and noticed a big improvement.

 

Also, is there any chance a V-Moda Boompro could bypass the locking mechanism, or is the connector too short?


Edited by Sekka - 5/17/14 at 8:50pm
post #844 of 930
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Has anyone tried (or could try) the Shure 1540 pads with these?  I remember someone commenting that they tried them with the HP200 and noticed a big improvement.

 

Also, is there any chance a V-Moda Boompro could bypass the locking mechanism, or is the connector too short?

Oooh, you have me interested at the mentioning of the Alcantara pads. May I have a link to where the use of this pad was said for the HP200's? 

 

As to answer your other question, no, the V-Moda cables won't fit into the port on the HP100/200 due to it having that slightly thick rubber coat on the jack of the V-Moda's that don't allow it to fit. I've tried it - not with the BoomPro cable, but with your standard V-Moda cable. 

post #845 of 930
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post
 

Oooh, you have me interested at the mentioning of the Alcantara pads. May I have a link to where the use of this pad was said for the HP200's? 

 

As to answer your other question, no, the V-Moda cables won't fit into the port on the HP100/200 due to it having that slightly thick rubber coat on the jack of the V-Moda's that don't allow it to fit. I've tried it - not with the BoomPro cable, but with your standard V-Moda cable. 

Thanks, that's too bad.

 

Here's the link:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/703175/review-soundmagic-hp200/15#post_10535702

post #846 of 930
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Thanks, that's too bad.

Here's the link:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/703175/review-soundmagic-hp200/15#post_10535702
Yep, thanks for that. I just spoke to him and he said that it mainly just improves comfort. I'll look into a set of those pads, but in not shure if Amazon will ship to Australia.

Maybe he can pop in here and enlighten us some more if there's anything else we should know.
Edited by SkyBleu - 5/17/14 at 11:21pm
post #847 of 930
still waiting those he560 pad to be available on head-direct, alcantara pad looks interesting but hard to get and expensive where I live
post #848 of 930
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Originally Posted by Sekka View Post
 

Has anyone tried (or could try) the Shure 1540 pads with these?  I remember someone commenting that they tried them with the HP200 and noticed a big improvement.

 

Also, is there any chance a V-Moda Boompro could bypass the locking mechanism, or is the connector too short?

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post
 

Oooh, you have me interested at the mentioning of the Alcantara pads. May I have a link to where the use of this pad was said for the HP200's? 

 

As to answer your other question, no, the V-Moda cables won't fit into the port on the HP100/200 due to it having that slightly thick rubber coat on the jack of the V-Moda's that don't allow it to fit. I've tried it - not with the BoomPro cable, but with your standard V-Moda cable. 

 

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Originally Posted by Sekka View Post
 

Thanks, that's too bad.

 

Here's the link:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/703175/review-soundmagic-hp200/15#post_10535702

 

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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post


Yep, thanks for that. I just spoke to him and he said that it mainly just improves comfort. I'll look into a set of those pads, but in not shure if Amazon will ship to Australia.

Maybe he can pop in here and enlighten us some more if there's anything else we should know.

 

I'll be glad to help. The alcantaras are a great upgrade for comfort, with a slight improvement in sound as well. As for the BoomPro, SkyBleu is correct, they won't fit. I was able to mod it, however, by grinding down the plastic end to be thinner and cutting a part of the rubber.

 

 

 

It will void your V-MODA warranty, but works like a charm...

 

Edit: I wouldn't recommend this cable for music use, however, as the ohm output is a bit high for a cable (according to Mad Lust Envy). Stick to just gaming/chatting with it, as intended...


Edited by Change is Good - 5/18/14 at 8:54pm
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I've had these headphones for a few days.  So far I'm loving this headphone.  The only thing I dislike is the cable.  Are there any aftermarket cables that have the same locking mechanism or have connectors thin enough to fit into the jack?  I measured the diameter of the jack to be 5mm.

FWIW, Monoprice just started selling some flat cables with thin connectors (for smartphones with cases).  I suspect they'd work, but it measures 5.7mm.  Are you sure it's 5, or is that an estimate?

 

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=11502

post #850 of 930
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FWIW, Monoprice just started selling some flat cables with thin connectors (for smartphones with cases).  I suspect they'd work, but it measures 5.7mm.  Are you sure it's 5, or is that an estimate?

 

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=11502

 



It's no wider than 5mm, so I doubt it'll fit.
post #851 of 930

Got my HP100's in today and I posted my first impressions in the Q701 thread.  I figured I'd cross-post them here since more people are likely to care.  ;)

 

Man these are interesting.  They kind of remind me of the unmodded Q701:  sparkly splashy highs that border on too much, really really nice smooth mids, bass with fantastic extension (way more than the unmodded Q), decent control but really low on quantity.  The bass has me scratching my head though.  Sometimes it's like really good and other times it's almost missing.  I'm wondering if it has some kind of bass hump that's like... lower frequency than the normal "mid bass hump". 

 

Either way, the sound signature is really appealing if you like the Q701 sound sig.  I'm going to burn them in for a few days (SoundMAGIC recommends 100 hours?!) and see how they change.  They won't be replacing my Q's at home, but they should be good enough for work for sure!

 

Anyone else find the pads to be uncomfortably shallow?  I saw some talk of replacements in the last page or three, but I am unclear on what the sort of generally accepted ear pads are if you want something deeper.

 

EDIT - Oh and I measured as well.  I don't have a micrometer, but using a tape measure and it looks like the 5.7mm may just fit.  I might order one next time I get something from Monoproce just to check.


Edited by Stillhart - 5/21/14 at 8:13pm
post #852 of 930
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I'm thinking that subbass is more than slightly elevated; it seems to be what makes them sound fantastic for like, say, Daft Punk.  The lean mid-bass tends to get lost in songs with no sub-bass to back it up.  I'm curious to try this with my E11's bass boost later. 

 

I'll pick this up with you in the HP100 thread.  I doubt people in the Q thread want to hear all about it.  :-D

 

The thing is, open headphones like the Q701 with rolled off subbass is going to make headphones with great bass extension like the HP100 sound like it has too much subbass.  My A161p can output some thunderous sounding subbass when the music calls for it, but it measures perfectly flat under 200Hz.  Plus if you look at the measurements for headphones that are touted to follow the Harman frequency response (tuned to sound close to flat studio monitors) like NAD VISO HP50, you'll see that the subbass is more elevated compared to the rest of the frequencies.

post #853 of 930
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Originally Posted by Za Warudo View Post
 

The thing is, open headphones like the Q701 with rolled off subbass is going to make headphones with great bass extension like the HP100 sound like it has too much subbass.  My A161p can output some thunderous sounding subbass when the music calls for it, but it measures perfectly flat under 200Hz.  Plus if you look at the measurements for headphones that are touted to follow the Harman frequency response (tuned to sound close to flat studio monitors) like NAD VISO HP50, you'll see that the subbass is more elevated compared to the rest of the frequencies.


Well I definitely wouldn't call it "too much" sub-bass; I think it sounds great.  I'm just not used to how the bass feels anemic on recordings that don't have sub-bass.  I think the normal mid-bass hump really covers up that particular weakness.  That's not the headphone's fault, though, I suppose.  And anyways, that can always be EQ'ed in if it really bugs me.

 

On the plus side, for songs with heavy bass, the bass never intrudes into the mids and that's FAR more preferable to me than the alternative.  I love how clean the bass feels.  One of the things I couldn't get over with the X1's was how the bass just muddied up the mids.

post #854 of 930

Would using hot glue to try to repair these void the warranty?  Mine just snapped right below the hinge, on one side of the half-circle that connects to the cups and allows them to rotate up and down.

post #855 of 930
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Would using hot glue to try to repair these void the warranty?  Mine just snapped right below the hinge, on one side of the half-circle that connects to the cups and allows them to rotate up and down.

 

If it's still under warranty, why wouldn't you just send it in to get repaired??

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