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Mainly looking for headband mods, don't even have these phones yet just figured I would enjoy some customization and probably more comfort. I have heard something about the hd600 headbands fitting on these. Know of any others?

Show off your other he400 mods too. I plan on using my Beyer dt880 pads since they will fit on easily, although they may look out of place once on.
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I've seen one person apply the HD600/650 foam cushionings under the headband of the he-400.  I've seen a couple take the Beyerdynamic pro headband pad and wrap it around the he-400/500.  I don't think its headband needs too many adjustments though, it's quite wide and disperses weight evenly.

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Originally Posted by Fedelesk View Post

Mainly looking for headband mods, don't even have these phones yet just figured I would enjoy some customization and probably more comfort. I have heard something about the hd600 headbands fitting on these. Know of any others?
Show off your other he400 mods too. I plan on using my Beyer dt880 pads since they will fit on easily, although they may look out of place once on.

Beyer pads change the sound signature for the worse.

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for that info I'll probably skip the beyer pads since these will come with velour ones anyway. I must say headphone customization is new to me and very interesting.
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

I've seen one person apply the HD600/650 foam cushionings under the headband of the he-400.  I've seen a couple take the Beyerdynamic pro headband pad and wrap it around the he-400/500.  I don't think its headband needs too many adjustments though, it's quite wide and disperses weight evenly.

Note if you are trying a wrap-around headband cushion, avoid the 6 button headband cushion models like found here: http://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Leatherette-Universal-Sennheiser-Beyerdynamic/dp/B00862522A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387498648&sr=8-1&keywords=headband+cushion

 

It does not really fit the wide headband. Perhaps the 4 button headband cushion from http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/shop/kopfpolster.html may work better...

 

I don't think wrap around cushions are for me though, so I'm off to try the Sennheiser hd600 cushion + velcro next (http://www.head-fi.org/t/635480/simple-but-successful-mod-on-he-400s) I'll report back if they work well. :)

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So I'm back after trying the Sennheiser HD600 mod on my HE-400s for a few days. Unfortunately for me, this mod actually makes it more uncomfortable to wear as the HD600 headband cushion has 4 foam bumps that causes the weight to be focused onto those four points, while the stock flat headband allows the weight to be distributed evenly on the headband.

 

I've given up on trying to make other companies headbands work on the HE400. I think the best solution is some sort of DIY project using memory foam + some fabric to make a wrap-around.

 

this is my first personal DIY attempt: called ghetto mod version 1.0 = using cut up memory foam packaging cushioning for a watch (1in thickness) + twist tie

pictures of ghetto mod version 1.0 (Click to show)

 

 

 

thoughts: Using 1inch thickness memory foam, I went from the tightest setting to the largest setting on the headband, which is fine for me, but for others who already are on larger settings. I think that the perfect memory foam thickness would be around 0.5-0.75 inches. You should be able to trace out the headband to maximize the amount of cushioning to help distribute the weight. You can probably finish off the mod w/ a piece of fabric + velcro to wrap-around & secure the memory foam in place. Legit it feels like you are wearing a cloud on your head. heh!! I love memory foam. :D I secured it using a twist tie, because I was just trying it out & I wanted it to be easily removable.

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