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post #241 of 740
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I was going to use a green grill on my HE400 but installed it, it would've been perfect with the blue.
id do it if the he500 was blue. At least, I'd use it on game days.
post #242 of 740

Not great, but very open. Cost me $3 and 15 minutes. 

post #243 of 740

Whats the best way to remove the retaining rings? I tried prying it out with a thin screwdriver at the 1030 and 130 positions but it wouldnt give. 

 

Didnt want to scratch anything. 

post #244 of 740
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Originally Posted by q2klepto View Post

Whats the best way to remove the retaining rings? I tried prying it out with a thin screwdriver at the 1030 and 130 positions but it wouldnt give. 


 


Didnt want to scratch anything. 


 



I just used my fingernails. Pull the ring toward the center of the grill.
post #245 of 740
I used the letter tray mesh on the HE-6 and it's a very nice change of presentation. More speaker like. This, Denon angled pads and the felt mod has made an already world class headphone even better.
post #246 of 740

Denon angled pads? Care to link?

post #247 of 740
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

Why not order this:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F3FJYSQ

 

get some tin snips and a file (for thinning the edge).  That's all it takes.

 

Methodology

  1. Use a stock grill to make a cut-out from some stiff cardboard
  2. Use that cut-out and a Sharpie or other marker to trace the circle on the mesh
  3. Snip it so it's just slightly too large (basically, follow the traced circle, but don't go too much inside the marker tracing)
  4. Trim that with the snips and file until it fits
  5. If you can't get the holding ring back in place easily, thin the edge (without reducing the size of the circle; so file straight out from the center)
  6. If you want to attach a dust shield, organza is a nice fabric; could try spray adhesive (use a smaller circle cut-out such that the spray only gets on the outer part of the grill, rather than sticking the fabric to the entire grill surface), or maybe a glue stick.  I tried and can't recommend Super or Krazy glue or kids' glue like Modge Podge or whatever.  They will work, but can be messy.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Oh yeah, and @Nimzerz, get a pair of Q701 pads ;)

 

I used this grill and put one on one side while the other side had stock grills.  Then I tested it using some mono tracks.  I could not hear any difference between stock grill and the new grill.

post #248 of 740
That's definitely an odd way of testing sound difference... where'd you get the mono tracks and wouldn't you be killing soundstage, separation and depth by going mono tracks?
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Originally Posted by Za Warudo View Post

I used this grill and put one on one side while the other side had stock grills.  Then I tested it using some mono tracks.  I could not hear any difference between stock grill and the new grill.
post #249 of 740

Any update on magnetized vs non-magnetized grills?  Does it make any difference?

post #250 of 740

Has anyone found a fabric that retains all of the high frequency benefits of having mesh only, but still providing some protection?

post #251 of 740

I don't have any fabric on mine and it's been fine so far. 

post #252 of 740

I just use women's nylons.

post #253 of 740
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I just use women's nylons.

That's a good idea...did you glue it to the grill?

post #254 of 740
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The new HE560 wooden cup doesn't have 4 tiny slots carved into its grill rim regions...there has to be some way of keeping the grill-retainment ring secure without having to resort to something permanent (wood glue).

post #255 of 740
You think maybe the units you guys got pre-release might be different in a sense they just glued the rings on vs notching the wood?
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

The new HE560 wooden cup doesn't have 4 tiny slots carved into its grill rim regions...there has to be some way of keeping the grill-retainment ring secure without having to resort to something permanent (wood glue).
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