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post #856 of 1702
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post

Yes, let us know your results!

Well, it doesn't quite have that exact "velour" feel but it is comfortable/non-itchy. I also just realized that the cable pouch that comes included with HE series orthos is the exact same material, so that would work perfect too. I'm sure Hifiman has those for sale somewhere or by emailing.

post #857 of 1702

Finally AU post delivers the package (well I've had it for a day or two) but just got around the installing them. Fantastic workmanship. Greater difference in pad changes than grill mod. Although a little goes a long way sometimes.. The pads are softer than my velours yet still has the velour top. At first glance, bass is slightly more pronounced and seems more intimate??? Or maybe I am imagining all of it but nevertheless very much appreciate the work from Jerg and of course Modulor!

post #858 of 1702

Just bought my HE-500. Just waiting on the next round of pads to go out.

post #859 of 1702
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

Just bought my HE-500. Just waiting on the next round of pads to go out.

Make sure you PM modulor if you want some. Simply waiting will yield zero pads.

post #860 of 1702
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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post

Make sure you PM modulor if you want some. Simply waiting will yield zero pads.

I've got him on the list cool.gif

post #861 of 1702
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I've got him on the list cool.gif

When you start your own webstore, I better be one of the first to know! biggrin.gif

post #862 of 1702

I'm going all out with my HE-500s. Within a month I went from a pair of Monoprice 8323s and Bluedios, to an Audio-GD NFB 11.32 and the HE-500. Quite a leap, but quite a wallet buster too.

 

I've been trying out several value based headphones. I've been very happy with my Superlux 681 EVO, Takstar HD6000 and Noontec Hammo (seems like no one else even tried them yet), so if the HE-500 matches and exceeds their performance and increases the sound stage, it should be my endgame headphone. Philips 3580 with viperaudio convolver on android can handle my gym/on the go needs... unless I step up to the re-400.

post #863 of 1702
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

I'm going all out with my HE-500s. Within a month I went from a pair of Monoprice 8323s and Bluedios, to an Audio-GD NFB 11.32 and the HE-500. Quite a leap, but quite a wallet buster too.

 

I've been trying out several value based headphones. I've been very happy with my Superlux 681 EVO, Takstar HD6000 and Noontec Hammo (seems like no one else even tried them yet), so if the HE-500 matches and exceeds their performance and increases the sound stage, it should be my endgame headphone. Philips 3580 with viperaudio convolver on android can handle my gym/on the go needs... unless I step up to the re-400.

 

Might be worth posting this in the main HE-500 thread also....

post #864 of 1702
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

I'm going all out with my HE-500s. Within a month I went from a pair of Monoprice 8323s and Bluedios, to an Audio-GD NFB 11.32 and the HE-500. Quite a leap, but quite a wallet buster too.

 

I've been trying out several value based headphones. I've been very happy with my Superlux 681 EVO, Takstar HD6000 and Noontec Hammo (seems like no one else even tried them yet), so if the HE-500 matches and exceeds their performance and increases the sound stage, it should be my endgame headphone. Philips 3580 with viperaudio convolver on android can handle my gym/on the go needs... unless I step up to the re-400.

Lol, we'll see about that tongue_smile.gif If i had a nickel every time i heard that!

post #865 of 1702
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Lol, we'll see about that tongue_smile.gif If i had a nickel every time i heard that!

Lol. Until they release a new model of course.

 

$700 is entirely too much for a headphone in my belief system right now, but I need to experience it. Only then will I ever truly know if it is worth it for me.

post #866 of 1702
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

Lol. Until they release a new model of course.

 

$700 is entirely too much for a headphone in my belief system right now, but I need to experience it. Only then will I ever truly know if it is worth it for me.


lolz...i said that once also..about the westone's being 399 euro...and look what happened...and i already am looking at the he6 already for next year tongue_smile.gif and i am sure it wont stop there in the future! poor wallet!!

post #867 of 1702

Thanks for this Jerg, very cool stuff.

I went ahead and gave it a shot, although I didn't want to risk chopping up my velours because I don't have easy access to new ones. So I did all the steps minus the sub bass mod and the velour top mods.

To be 100% honest, I wasn't really a fan of it.

I haven't had my HE-400's very long so not sure if that matters...

I've used velours since I got them since pleather gets sweaty and uncomfortable for me. 

First thing I noticed was the expanded "airyness" in the sound, but this was the only real positive for me.

I found the pleathers very uncomfortable without the foam rings in them. They seem way to flimsy and my ears are just basically pressed against the drivers.

The back vent also didn't really work for me, even with the 5X stack of electrical tape and the 7X stack in the center, the pad was still basically pressed tight to the ear cups. Maybe I need different electrical tape lol.

Maybe some of this could be remedied with more care...but I think I did a pretty decent job for a first attempt at this....

I'm sure adding the velour top mod would alleviate the comfort issues but like I said, I don't have access to new ones if I screw up or don't like the final product.

I think I'm going to stick with the stock velours and my EQ settings:
 


This gets rid of most treble issues for me.

Thanks for this again Jerg, awesome effort here.

post #868 of 1702
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post

Thanks for this Jerg, very cool stuff.

I went ahead and gave it a shot, although I didn't want to risk chopping up my velours because I don't have easy access to new ones. So I did all the steps minus the sub bass mod and the velour top mods.

To be 100% honest, I wasn't really a fan of it.

I haven't had my HE-400's very long so not sure if that matters...

I've used velours since I got them since pleather gets sweaty and uncomfortable for me. 

First thing I noticed was the expanded "airyness" in the sound, but this was the only real positive for me.

I found the pleathers very uncomfortable without the foam rings in them. They seem way to flimsy and my ears are just basically pressed against the drivers.

The back vent also didn't really work for me, even with the 5X stack of electrical tape and the 7X stack in the center, the pad was still basically pressed tight to the ear cups. Maybe I need different electrical tape lol.

Maybe some of this could be remedied with more care...but I think I did a pretty decent job for a first attempt at this....

I'm sure adding the velour top mod would alleviate the comfort issues but like I said, I don't have access to new ones if I screw up or don't like the final product.

I think I'm going to stick with the stock velours and my EQ settings:
 


This gets rid of most treble issues for me.

Thanks for this again Jerg, awesome effort here.

Seems like the comfort issues overshadowed most if not all sound quality changes; I get you man. All this modding is based on the assumption that the user would at least be fairly comfortable wearing the pleather earpads without foam ring inserts, and that isn't always the case.

 

You could try out the Alpha Pads instead, ergonomically you'll love em, and tonally I'm fairly sure they roll off upper treble which is excellent for HE400. Though in terms of specifics I do not know, as I've not auditioned em with any Hifiman cans myself.

post #869 of 1702

Based on your EQ, it may be a good idea to do the sub bass adhesion mod to your velours since you aren't a fan of the pleathers.

post #870 of 1702
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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post

Based on your EQ, it may be a good idea to do the sub bass adhesion mod to your velours since you aren't a fan of the pleathers.


I may give this a try when I get myself some double sided tape. I honestly can't see this making a tremendous difference as the velour ear pads seem snug enough with the cups to begin with, but it doesn't hurt to give it a whirl. I'm no expert, so it very well could have an impact!

Would Jerg or someone else recommend doing it for all 4 sides of the mounting right if you aren't using the back vent?

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