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post #676 of 728

Heres my mod very happy with it and sounds good too,might make some more using different nylon and a different colour mesh .

 

 

 

post #677 of 728
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Originally Posted by Numbers View Post
 

Heres my mod very happy with it and sounds good too,might make some more using different nylon and a different colour mesh .

 

 

 

Wow that looks pretty sweet! Since you have a double grill, can you hear a difference between your awesome mod and the stock grills?

post #678 of 728
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Originally Posted by myriad10k View Post
 

Wow that looks pretty sweet! Since you have a double grill, can you hear a difference between your awesome mod and the stock grills?

 

Thanks its not a double grill its just some nylon i found in some old sport trousers lol.I pefer the sound this way as i thought without the grills the treble and highs sounded to much for me, but compared to the stock grills the headphone now seem to sing more freely then before.

post #679 of 728
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Originally Posted by Numbers View Post
 

 

Thanks its not a double grill its just some nylon i found in some old sport trousers lol.I pefer the sound this way as i thought without the grills the treble and highs sounded to much for me, but compared to the stock grills the headphone now seem to sing more freely then before.

Hehe, my bad. Quite an elegant solution, assuming the trousers were washed before of course :P

 

I hear you, I had to get used to the sound without the stock grills also. Had some toilet paper on the inside of the cups to tame the highs. Even though the 400S doesn't have a hugely present treble. Later on removed it to get some more air. 

post #680 of 728
I absolutely adore the HE-400/500. If I remove the grills, will I inevitably decrease the lifespan of my headphone with such driver exposure? I want to keep these cans alive for the coming 20 years. Wanting to take extra care of these cans, is modding(at own risk) worth the hassle?
post #681 of 728

Can one even clean these planar magnetic drivers easily? Removing dust with a gas cleaner for example?

post #682 of 728
I've had mine off for the last month+. I worried about the same thing, but I put mine in the case when not in use. I'm interested to know if anything would happen over time. I would speculate not. As long as I'm not in any ridiculously humid conditions on a constant basis. But, that's speculation.
HE500+Vegan Pads+No grills= Heaven! Lol
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I absolutely adore the HE-400/500. If I remove the grills, will I inevitably decrease the lifespan of my headphone with such driver exposure? I want to keep these cans alive for the coming 20 years. Wanting to take extra care of these cans, is modding(at own risk) worth the hassle?
post #683 of 728
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Originally Posted by Guidostrunk View Post

I've had mine off for the last month+. I worried about the same thing, but I put mine in the case when not in use. I'm interested to know if anything would happen over time. I would speculate not. As long as I'm not in any ridiculously humid conditions on a constant basis. But, that's speculation.
HE500+Vegan Pads+No grills= Heaven! Lol
Mmm yea that's a nice workaround. Sounds like I'll just buy a spare one down the road, but am still interested if it's possible to easily clean the drivers.
post #684 of 728

Just made an account to thank the OP for the mod, I had bought a pair of brand new of HE-400 for 200$, added the focus pads and removed the mesh (left the stock grill on) and the sound far better compared to whem I first tried them, so again, thanks :)

post #685 of 728

It has been a while since I've read this thread, but if IIRC it seemed like most of the mods done here were for most every other HE series HP and very little for the 400i. 

 

I got my 400i's over the last holiday sale and really like them.  Coming from the X2's, I felt the soundstage was a little lacking.  From reading here, I think, after a few weeks of use, I decided to remove the grills and removed the dust cloth from them.  I put the grills back on and tried them out.  I noticed an increase in soundstage immediately.  The dust cloth was apparently absorbing some of the sound, rather than reflecting it.  Which the metal grills seem to now do.  Especially the highs, I'd say.  They now sound more open.  It's a nice improvement.  I'm not too worried about dust and debris getting in there.  They are only used at home and I cover them when not in use. 

 

Just wondering if others have done this to their 400i's.

post #686 of 728
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Originally Posted by rgmffn View Post
 

It has been a while since I've read this thread, but if IIRC it seemed like most of the mods done here were for most every other HE series HP and very little for the 400i. 

 

I got my 400i's over the last holiday sale and really like them.  Coming from the X2's, I felt the soundstage was a little lacking.  From reading here, I think, after a few weeks of use, I decided to remove the grills and removed the dust cloth from them.  I put the grills back on and tried them out.  I noticed an increase in soundstage immediately.  The dust cloth was apparently absorbing some of the sound, rather than reflecting it.  Which the metal grills seem to now do.  Especially the highs, I'd say.  They now sound more open.  It's a nice improvement.  I'm not too worried about dust and debris getting in there.  They are only used at home and I cover them when not in use. 

 

Just wondering if others have done this to their 400i's.

 

I tried it with mine, but the difference to me was negligible. I may still do a grill mod though just for the customized look.  Might even paint the grills a different color.

post #687 of 728
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Originally Posted by mysticstryk View Post
 

 

I tried it with mine, but the difference to me was negligible. I may still do a grill mod though just for the customized look.  Might even paint the grills a different color.


I thought about doing that myself too.  But I'm not sure how it will impact the sound. As most grill mods are of different materials and are usually more open. I'm more about the sound than aesthetics anyway. :wink_face:

post #688 of 728
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Originally Posted by rgmffn View Post


I thought about doing that myself too.  But I'm not sure how it will impact the sound. As most grill mods are of different materials and are usually more open. I'm more about the sound than aesthetics anyway. wink_face.gif

I emailed Hifiman yesterday about getting another pair of grills, so same material.
post #689 of 728
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Originally Posted by mysticstryk View Post


I emailed Hifiman yesterday about getting another pair of grills, so same material.


Nice!  Hope they come through. And I wanna see any results!

post #690 of 728
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Originally Posted by rgmffn View Post
 

It has been a while since I've read this thread, but if IIRC it seemed like most of the mods done here were for most every other HE series HP and very little for the 400i. 

 

I got my 400i's over the last holiday sale and really like them.  Coming from the X2's, I felt the soundstage was a little lacking.  From reading here, I think, after a few weeks of use, I decided to remove the grills and removed the dust cloth from them.  I put the grills back on and tried them out.  I noticed an increase in soundstage immediately.  The dust cloth was apparently absorbing some of the sound, rather than reflecting it.  Which the metal grills seem to now do.  Especially the highs, I'd say.  They now sound more open.  It's a nice improvement.  I'm not too worried about dust and debris getting in there.  They are only used at home and I cover them when not in use. 

 

Just wondering if others have done this to their 400i's.

I tried and posted here earlier, thought that the soundstage was nice but some of the immediacy and decay of the bass was lost. I just felt like some bass was lacking after the mod. YMMV, and I'll have to try it out again when I have them back in hand

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