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post #226 of 989
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Were missing important details in the story man. What were you wearing when you answered the door?

 

Also FedEx rules. Speaking from experience. Only people I trust to deliver my firearms-related packages without trying to converse with me about my private mail and/or a visibly repackaged box LOL.

Don't go postal on me, I'm not a believer of custom cables for cans. I was wearing body armor, just in case the FedEx guy was carrying, these days one can never be sure.

post #227 of 989
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It weighs less and the cups are actually anatomically correct and angled as if the ears on your head didn't point in a straight line (they don't right? biggrin.gif)
Last time i checked the mirror they looked functional enough tongue.gif
post #228 of 989
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Last time i checked the mirror they looked functional enough tongue.gif

 

ahahahah

 

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Don't go postal on me, I'm not a believer of custom cables for cans. I was wearing body armor, just in case the FedEx guy was carrying, these days one can never be sure.


 What? Nobody said anything about custom cables LOL. Business is alright for me either way though :)

 

Yeah with FedEx guys the rule is to have a 3:1 gun ratio on them as well.

 

Glad you enjoy the cans. The neck will become strong like sequoia, or as my people call it, maize.

post #229 of 989
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ahahahah

 


 What? Nobody said anything about custom cables LOL. Business is alright for me either way though :)

 

Yeah with FedEx guys the rule is to have a 3:1 gun ratio on them as well.

 

Glad you enjoy the cans. The neck will become strong like sequoia, or as my people call it, maize.

Chris, don't make me drop my 50 cal on your foot cuz it's going to hurt badly.  Hey, here's an idea.  I'll trade it with you for your HD800 and your best cable.:D

post #230 of 989
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ahahahah

 


 What? Nobody said anything about custom cables LOL. Business is alright for me either way though :)

 

Yeah with FedEx guys the rule is to have a 3:1 gun ratio on them as well.

 

Glad you enjoy the cans. The neck will become strong like sequoia, or as my people call it, maize.

Lucky for me I have a neck like a Redwood tree and enough leg power to stand up when wearing these cans. Actually I wore them for 3 hours straight once they made it out of the box and had no problem. They're about to jump back on my head, very soon.

post #231 of 989
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Lucky for me I have a neck like a Redwood tree and enough leg power to stand up when wearing these cans. Actually I wore them for 3 hours straight once they made it out of the box and had no problem. They're about to jump back on my head, very soon.

In no time you'll be like my forum avatar, with the headphones sort of grafted onto the head.

post #232 of 989
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In no time you'll be like my forum avatar, with the headphones sort of grafted onto the head.

I was born with cans on my head. Kids were afraid of me in school because they thought I was an extraterrestrial and when they heard Jimi Hendrix leaking from my cans they were sure of it.

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post #234 of 989
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post
 

I like HD800 better.

 

Soundstage, treble, bigger resolution. 

 

HE-500 has a more dense sound though. HD800 is more comfortable than both LCD-2 and HE-500 for me.

 

 

The HE-500 is uncomfortable as hell.

 

I listened to a pair at a meet recently.  I was really liking what I was hearing when I suddenly realized that they were really heavy and the pads (velvet pads) only put pressure above my ears.  The weight is not distributed evenly.   Maybe the other pads that are available are better?


Edited by elvergun - 12/23/13 at 8:36pm
post #235 of 989
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The HE-500 is uncomfortable as hell.

I listened to a pair at a meet recently.  I was really liking what I was hearing when I suddenly realized that they were really heavy and the pads (velvet pads) only put pressure above my ears.  The weight is not distributed evenly.   Maybe the other pads that are available are better?

The pleather pads are somewhat more comfortable but after a while they start to hurt as well. Same problem as you; pressure above the ears, the best pads comfort wise are the T1/DT-990 pads. They also sound better then the stock velours but the best were the jergpads for pure sound quality. But having very nice sound quality means nothing if the comfort issue is distracting you from the music.
post #236 of 989
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Lucky for me I have a neck like a Redwood tree and enough leg power to stand up when wearing these cans. Actually I wore them for 3 hours straight once they made it out of the box and had no problem. They're about to jump back on my head, very soon.

 

 

Yeah uh I was messed up on that Lagavulin 16 scotch earlier please forgot my out-of-character posts.

 

Wait acutally looking back they seemed around right :)

 

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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

 

The HE-500 is uncomfortable as hell.

 

I listened to a pair at a meet recently.  I was really liking what I was hearing when I suddenly realized that they were really heavy and the pads (velvet pads) only put pressure above my ears.  The weight is not distributed evenly.   Maybe the other pads that are available are better?

 

Nah I mean unless the pads were specifically angled, you will not match the level of form-fittedness that you get from Senn.

post #237 of 989
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post
 

 

 

Yeah uh I was messed up on that Lagavulin 16 scotch earlier please forgot my out-of-character posts.

 

Wait acutally looking back they seemed around right :)

 

 

Nah I mean unless the pads were specifically angled, you will not match the level of form-fittedness that you get from Senn.

OK wiseguy, where's my bottle?

post #238 of 989
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post
 

 

 

Yeah uh I was messed up on that Lagavulin 16 scotch earlier please forgot my out-of-character posts.

 

Wait acutally looking back they seemed around right :)

 

 

Nah I mean unless the pads were specifically angled, you will not match the level of form-fittedness that you get from Senn.

 

This is my secret mod that I've not disclosed too much :)


Edited by jerg - 12/24/13 at 8:42am
post #239 of 989
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Originally Posted by Subsequence View Post

The pleather pads are somewhat more comfortable but after a while they start to hurt as well. Same problem as you; pressure above the ears, the best pads comfort wise are the T1/DT-990 pads. They also sound better then the stock velours but the best were the jergpads for pure sound quality. But having very nice sound quality means nothing if the comfort issue is distracting you from the music.

I have a brand new set of J$ pads which I bought in preparation of a HE400 or HE500 parchase. Now the are just sitting in a drawer, unused and unloved. I'll try the hifimans again when (if) they change their design.
post #240 of 989
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This is my secret mod that I've not disclosed too much :)

 

Angled pads?

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