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post #1081 of 1667
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post
 

hey guys..am sorry to admit it..but for now i am off the he500/jerg pads wagon for now... 

One falls off, another jumps on.  Just finished modding the pads.  My HE-500 came with the stock grills already modded (damn fine job, too; far better than than the hatchet I took to those poor mesh letter holders :D ).  At first I didn't do the final cut outs on Modulor's guide.  Made the mistake of putting everything sticky on the mounting rings... d'oh!  Tested them that way, but I reckon the resonance was making itself felt, so I went back in.  The scissors on a small Swiss Army knife proved perfect for cutting the final mod.  Now...

 

revelation :atsmile:

 

Coming from the stock velour pads to this is like going from a bottle of Thunderbird to The Macallan.  Jerg and Modulor, thank you very much.  Pure genius.

 

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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

Listening to wife is the next best thing in life. You should do it more often.

 

Mine just entered the Laboratory to make sure nothing was on fire and I wasn't bleeding out.  She approves, too.  I think that may be the best thing: getting your wife to listen.  She didn't like the HE-500, even driven by a Lyr, preferring my modded Q701.  Different story tonight.  And now I must go listen about scarves and bags and rose masks.  Caveat emptor ;)

post #1082 of 1667
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post

One falls off, another jumps on.  Just finished modding the pads.  My HE-500 came with the stock grills already modded (damn fine job, too; far better than than the hatchet I took to those poor mesh letter holders biggrin.gif  ).  At first I didn't do the final cut outs on Modulor's guide.  Made the mistake of putting everything sticky on the mounting rings... d'oh!  Tested them that way, but I reckon the resonance was making itself felt, so I went back in.  The scissors on a small Swiss Army knife proved perfect for cutting the final mod.  Now...

revelation atsmile.gif

Coming from the stock velour pads to this is like going from a bottle of Thunderbird to The Macallan.  Jerg and Modulor, thank you very much.  Pure genius.


Mine just entered the Laboratory to make sure nothing was on fire and I wasn't bleeding out.  She approves, too.  I think that may be the best thing: getting your wife to listen.  She didn't like the HE-500, even driven by a Lyr, preferring my modded Q701.  Different story tonight.  And now I must go listen about scarves and bags and rose masks.  Caveat emptor wink.gif
Lolz i told i guys..those pads are genius with the he500.. It competely transforms the phone..especially if u do the grill mod as i did also..only mine has huge holes and no dustscreen to make the improvement even better biggrin.gif
But i agree..for me it was also a pita to put them on exactly as they should..
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/26/13 at 6:28pm
post #1083 of 1667
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Lolz i told i guys..those pads are genius with the he500.. It competely transforms the phone..especially if u do the grill mod as i did also..only mine has huge holes and no dustscreen to make the improvement even better biggrin.gif
But i agree..for me it was also a pita to put them on exactly as they should..

 

I've got three modded grills :p  ;)

 

  • The stock with its tiny holes but professionally machined metal, which some previous owner modded for me, apparently (unless HiFiMan is shipping them that way now; I've no clue).
  • One I made from new metal mesh from a letter holder (basically the same as the "cup"/pen holder on page one; better, as the metal is already flat).
  • Another from an older letter holder I found in a closet, with a slightly finer mesh, but same pattern, and still much more open than the stock grills.

 

Both that I made have black organza (very similar to chiffon; perfect for this mod) for dust protection and a slight veiling of the innards, though it's pretty see-through.  If it alters the sound, my old ears aren't ever going to hear it ;)  The stock grill's dust cover has the same or some very similar cloth as a dust cover.

 

But yeah, the grill mod is essential, too.  For aesthetics I'm going to try the stock grills again, but if my hatchet job still sounds better, I'll go back to one of them.  May try to do a nicer job bonding the fabric though.  It's painfully sloppy.

post #1084 of 1667
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Originally Posted by 970518 View Post
 

Bad news, Modular is not taking any more orders this patch >.<

 

Crap, looks like i'm stuck with stock velour and will never know the joy of the jerpads.

 

Read Modulor's guide a few times.  It's really not that hard.  Just takes patience and a steady hand.  The cost of materials (except the pads themselves) is nominal.  It's worth the effort, if you convince yourself you can do it.

post #1085 of 1667
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

Read Modulor's guide a few times.  It's really not that hard.  Just takes patience and a steady hand.  The cost of materials (except the pads themselves) is nominal.  It's worth the effort, if you convince yourself you can do it.

Also, I can answer any questions or give advice on materials/technique if you get stuck!

post #1086 of 1667
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post
 

Also, I can answer any questions or give advice on materials/technique if you get stuck!

 

Not to question the Master, but the two things I would add or change:

 

In the stitching section, I realized there's an easy way to secure the first stitch.  Because the thread is already a loop, I made a second pass through the velour part, leaving a small loop close to the pad, passed the needle through it, then pulled it taught.  After that I stitched per your guide.

 

I'd move the last part (Outer Damping Holes) before the Vent Mod section, esp. as they're all "optional".  Might help people avoid the mistake I made, though in truth I should have realized the Outer Damping Holes mod needed to be done first.

 

Anyway, just my $0.02.  Your guide is great.

post #1087 of 1667
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

Not to question the Master, but the two things I would add or change:

 

In the stitching section, I realized there's an easy way to secure the first stitch.  Because the thread is already a loop, I made a second pass through the velour part, leaving a small loop close to the pad, passed the needle through it, then pulled it taught.  After that I stitched per your guide.

 

I'd move the last part (Outer Damping Holes) before the Vent Mod section, esp. as they're all "optional".  Might help people avoid the mistake I made, though in truth I should have realized the Outer Damping Holes mod needed to be done first.

 

Anyway, just my $0.02.  Your guide is great.

Always happy to accept advice myself!  Good point on the order - I can go back and move it around tomorrow, as it indeed does make sense to put the outer damping hole mod at the beginning of the 'optional' steps.  As for the stitching, I typically do a 'double knot' at the end of the thread which is secure enough initially, but looping through on the first pass certainly wouldn't hurt.  I actually loop through it at the end after I've stitched all the way around to tie it off.  It's good to keep it relatively taught as you go around, that way there is no wiggle room after multiple uses ;)  I've been meaning to go though and add a detail or two to the tutorial anyway.

 

Cheers!

:beerchug:

post #1088 of 1667
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post
 

Always happy to accept advice myself!  Good point on the order - I can go back and move it around tomorrow, as it indeed does make sense to put the outer damping hole mod at the beginning of the 'optional' steps.  As for the stitching, I typically do a 'double knot' at the end of the thread which is secure enough initially, but looping through on the first pass certainly wouldn't hurt.  I actually loop through it at the end after I've stitched all the way around to tie it off.  It's good to keep it relatively taught as you go around, that way there is no wiggle room after multiple uses ;)  I've been meaning to go though and add a detail or two to the tutorial anyway.

 

Cheers!

:beerchug:

 

Yep, looping through at the end of the stitching, for sure.  Seemed too obvious to mention.  Might be worth adding a photo of the first stitch, so people see the little bit of looped thread and the needle going through it and back into the velour, if you decide it's worth adding.

 

Anyway, good luck with your big order!  Now I know how much effort it takes, my hat's off to you!

 

Cheers :beerchug: 

post #1089 of 1667
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Originally Posted by 970518 View Post
 

Bad news, Modular is not taking any more orders this patch >.<

 

Crap, looks like i'm stuck with stock velour and will never know the joy of the jerpads.

 

Is this Modulor's last batch?

post #1090 of 1667

Jerg.. ever spoken to Hifiman about implementing your idea?

Would be easy for them to punch a few more holes into their pads.

Maybe you (and modulor) could get a free HE-6 out of it or a 10% cut or something :smile:.

post #1091 of 1667
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Originally Posted by mlxx View Post

Jerg.. ever spoken to Hifiman about implementing your idea?
Would be easy for them to punch a few more holes into their pads.
Maybe you (and modulor) could get a free HE-6 out of it or a 10% cut or something smile.gif .
Yep a Limited edition he400/500 jerglor's.. With the right advertisement online/ mouth to mouth advertsement could be a hit!! A success!

As it really improves the phone by a constantian margin ( in my case that is)..

6% cut of that sales could be reasonable for them.. Or modulor has to start freelancing and do a part-time job in making pads wink.gif
post #1092 of 1667

HE-500 Jergulor Edition :D

post #1093 of 1667
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

HE-500 Jergulor Edition biggrin.gif
+1!!! And now i think of it..all of us having the jerg by modulor pads can name their he500: the he-500 Jergulor edition.. wink.gif

Update:just did that!! Sounds cool!! biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/30/13 at 5:17am
post #1094 of 1667
You might even say those he500s are pimped out and jerged-up.

I guess if you do grills too itd be grilled out, jerged-up
Edited by ComradeDylie - 10/30/13 at 7:56am
post #1095 of 1667
Got my HE-500 two days ago and I just wanted to thank Jerg and Modulor for putting all this information together. You guys are awesome.
Edited by kard16 - 10/30/13 at 7:27am
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