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post #1321 of 1415
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I had a few thoughts going...
1) disconnect the wire between the cups, use two TRS plugs (one for each side) but with only the relevant channels connected - this is probably the easiest option
2) yank out the TRS jacks, put in a mini 4pin XLR
2b) if I could find a TRRS jack... I could possibly rig up a system that could work with both balanced and single ended cables in addition to having the miniXLR, but I think this would depart from the TRRS wiring convension (meh, the more I think of it the less appealing this seems)
3) just hardwire the whole thing

Meh, I should just open it up and see what I've got to work with.
I've opened the cups - it's not a tricky thing and takes just 5 sec.
I've also prepared 2 trrs jacks, a braided canare 4s6 and red/blue heatshrink. But then I got another hp, and decided to keep hp50 in stock variant to be sold easier.
post #1322 of 1415

Just my pair today and i'm very impressed, i'm surprised by how musical they sound, they make me want to listen to all my music again! My headphone supplier described them as dull and lifeless, i dont know what he was listening to but it definitely can't have been the HP50 as it is neither of those two things imo. Comfort is pretty good, much better than the Sennheiser Momentums and Focal Spirit Pros. They pair well with my beyer a200p and ibasso dx50 and sound pretty good plugged straight into the latest generation of ipad mini. The hardest thing will be deciding which to keep, these HP50s or my Spirit Pros.


Edited by chailee80 - 7/30/14 at 4:46am
post #1323 of 1415
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The hardest thing will be deciding which to keep, these HP50s or my Spirit Pros.

 

Thats difficult indeed. Currently considering selling my FSP... I'd prefer its sound signature ever so slightly, but comfort is a major point for the HP50...

post #1324 of 1415
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Thats difficult indeed. Currently considering selling my FSP... I'd prefer its sound signature ever so slightly, but comfort is a major point for the HP50...
Yeah I really like them both so it's a tough decision although I'm finding the hp50s may not be as comfortable in the long run as I thought. I have a big head and have the ear cups fully extended and it barely fits over the bottom of my ears and as a result there's a fair bit of pressure placed on my head by the headband. Extended listening periods leave me with a bit of a sore spot across the top of my head. Not sure if I should risk bending the headband more.
post #1325 of 1415
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Originally Posted by chailee80 View Post


Yeah I really like them both so it's a tough decision although I'm finding the hp50s may not be as comfortable in the long run as I thought. I have a big head and have the ear cups fully extended and it barely fits over the bottom of my ears and as a result there's a fair bit of pressure placed on my head by the headband. Extended listening periods leave me with a bit of a sore spot across the top of my head. Not sure if I should risk bending the headband more.


I would only risk it if the HP50 was the clear winner as once you bend it, it will be hard to sell the NAD if it doesn't bend back into shape again.

post #1326 of 1415
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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post
 


I would only risk it if the HP50 was the clear winner as once you bend it, it will be hard to sell the NAD if it doesn't bend back into shape again.


Had a go at trying to bend the top portion of the headband but its fairly stiff and seems like it would require a fair amount of force to get it to bend to a point where it would change shape. I'm worried about possibly damaging the cable that runs through the headband so I won't attempt that at the moment. Its a long shot but i might stretch the headband a bit to see if reduced clamping pressure helps out at all.

I definitely would hate to get rid of it, i dont know how it does it but the way it presents the vocals instruments and soundstage is simply amazing and for the moment has retired most of my other headphones.


Edited by chailee80 - 8/1/14 at 7:30pm
post #1327 of 1415
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Had a go at trying to bend the top portion of the headband but its fairly stiff and seems like it would require a fair amount of force to get it to bend to a point where it would change shape. I'm worried about possibly damaging the cable that runs through the headband so I won't attempt that at the moment. Its a long shot but i might stretch the headband a bit to see if reduced clamping pressure helps out at all.

I definitely would hate to get rid of it, i dont know how it does it but the way it presents the vocals instruments and soundstage is simply amazing and for the moment has retired most of my other headphones.


I hear you brother, makes for a very difficult decision. Hopefully the pain of wear eases up for you.

post #1328 of 1415
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Originally Posted by chailee80 View Post


Yeah I really like them both so it's a tough decision although I'm finding the hp50s may not be as comfortable in the long run as I thought. I have a big head and have the ear cups fully extended and it barely fits over the bottom of my ears and as a result there's a fair bit of pressure placed on my head by the headband. Extended listening periods leave me with a bit of a sore spot across the top of my head. Not sure if I should risk bending the headband more.


I hear you brother.  It is a shame that companies don't consider those of us with exceptional head size.  Don't they realize the advantages of having us as customers?

 

Seriously, the internet has given us more selection, but doesn't help us find a good fit.  I wish I could find a store nearby where I could try a range of headphones for fit, but those rare at best.  In the meantime, the postage on returning product that doesn't fit is getting expensive.

post #1329 of 1415

Ok so I tried to open up the cups...

 

 

 

...and I can't see any screws to get into the inner compartment. I tried using a thin screwdriver and my fingernails to pry along the seams, but nothing seemed to budge. Has anyone else gotten in there? Does it just take more force?

post #1330 of 1415

Just received my flat audio cables from Monoprice and I found them really sturdy and good looking for the price. 

 

These are excellent replacements for HP50's original cable. 

post #1331 of 1415
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

Ok so I tried to open up the cups...

 

 

 

...and I can't see any screws to get into the inner compartment. I tried using a thin screwdriver and my fingernails to pry along the seams, but nothing seemed to budge. Has anyone else gotten in there? Does it just take more force?

Tyll has  a picture of a dissected pair:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/i-love-these-headphonesthe-nad-viso-hp50page-2

post #1332 of 1415

Stop torturing innocent HP50s!

post #1333 of 1415

Even after looking at Tyll's pictures, I can't seem to open mine up. I wonder if they're glued down somehow. There's one screw on the left side which is stripped, so I can't open that side anyways. Oh well, that's moot now anyhow since I found that my 3.5mm plugs are too big to fit in the jack.

post #1334 of 1415
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

Ok so I tried to open up the cups...

 

...and I can't see any screws to get into the inner compartment. I tried using a thin screwdriver and my fingernails to pry along the seams, but nothing seemed to budge. Has anyone else gotten in there? Does it just take more force?

Yes, just use a lot more force.  Hammer, etc. if needed.  Remember Thud's First Law:  If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.

post #1335 of 1415

Well I decided I would just go the hardwire route, so out of frustration I just clamped the thing down and took a dremel along the seams to try and cut it open.

 

It was really soft; I didn't know the plastic would met like that. It... it wasn't pretty.

 

gruesome pictures (Click to show)
Nah, just kidding. :tongue:
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