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post #886 of 1702

okay ...

 

thanks for the response...

 

rgds

post #887 of 1702

Whoops I think I made a mistake. There is only one row of small holes and one of big holes.

post #888 of 1702

oops.

 

Have now 3 rows of holes.. the original holes are enlarged but still now at big as seen in the photos.

The other 2 rows are smaller like 2.5mm dia while the large holes are like 3.5mm dia.

 

Questions..

regarding the dark gray foam ring inside the pad

 

In Jerg ver2, the ring  were removed? were they put back during the final instal?

 

In Modular kit, they have 16 holes puched on it... do you need align them to the plastic ring that keep the earpads to the headphone...

 

what improvement is this for??? sub-bass ???

 

rgds 

post #889 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.

 

I've always had a rule, I will never listen to a headphone that I can never afford that my wife would not be happy with the damage that would be done to our bank account.  To this day, I still have not heard the HE-6, LCD-3 or anything by Stax.  I'll intend to stick with my original plan and things should be OK.

 

Regarding the bulk velour options, mostly the fabric stores carry just the knit versions of the material.  Those variants seem to be stubborn to cut, tend to curl up and fray on the edges quite a bit, too.  If one could just find out the makeup of the HifiMan velour, it might be easier to then get the correct fabric.  However, that process could be very involving time-wise as one would have to buy and try ... wash, rinse and repeat until the correct product was purchased.

post #890 of 1702
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

I've always had a rule, I will never listen to a headphone that I can never afford that my wife would not be happy with the damage that would be done to our bank account.  To this day, I still have not heard the HE-6, LCD-3 or anything by Stax.  I'll intend to stick with my original plan and things should be OK.

 

I was going pretty well with that until last year when I bought my HE-6 blindly. blink.gif

post #891 of 1702

I found an easier way to do the velour top mod that doesn't require tape, and looks much cleaner. Jergpad 3.1 maybe?

 

All you need to do is gut the internal foam as well while you are cutting the back. You then use it as a "sleeve" over the pleather. It looks much nicer this way, and is much easier to do.

 

I also found out that my Superlux EVO 681 Velours and Pleathers fit the HE-500 just about perfectly, and can be used for this mod as well. You can buy the headphone for near the price of the HE-500 replacements shipped.

 

 

post #892 of 1702
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

I found an easier way to do the velour top mod that doesn't require tape, and looks much cleaner. Jergpad 3.1 maybe?

 

All you need to do is gut the internal foam as well while you are cutting the back. You then use it as a "sleeve" over the pleather. It looks much nicer this way, and is much easier to do.

 

I also found out that my Superlux EVO 681 Velours and Pleathers fit the HE-500 just about perfectly, and can be used for this mod as well. You can buy the headphone for near the price of the HE-500 replacements shipped.

 

 

That's how Modulor does it actually; he takes an extra step and trims the inner circumference of the velour "shell" a little better and sews it carefully into the inner perimeter of the pleather pad underneath.

post #893 of 1702

hi,

 

I just cut out holes on the foam insert that match the holes of the plastic mounting piece. My question, however, is how do you match up the holes when assembled because the foam insert is tucked behind the filter mesh and is difficult to see?

 

Thanks!

post #894 of 1702
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Originally Posted by catcherfly View Post

hi,

 

I just cut out holes on the foam insert that match the holes of the plastic mounting piece. My question, however, is how do you match up the holes when assembled because the foam insert is tucked behind the filter mesh and is difficult to see?

 

Thanks!

If you hold it up to a light and pull the pad back a bit, you may be able to see them better.  I think the general consensus is that the foam ring isn't a favorable component, but you'll have to let us know your impressions if you get them in and try them out.

post #895 of 1702
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

I've always had a rule, I will never listen to a headphone that I can never afford that my wife would not be happy with the damage that would be done to our bank account.  To this day, I still have not heard the HE-6, LCD-3 or anything by Stax.  I'll intend to stick with my original plan and things should be OK.

 

Regarding the bulk velour options, mostly the fabric stores carry just the knit versions of the material.  Those variants seem to be stubborn to cut, tend to curl up and fray on the edges quite a bit, too.  If one could just find out the makeup of the HifiMan velour, it might be easier to then get the correct fabric.  However, that process could be very involving time-wise as one would have to buy and try ... wash, rinse and repeat until the correct product was purchased.

That's why separate accounts always help in this scenario tongue.gif

post #896 of 1702
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

That's why separate accounts always help in this scenario tongue.gif

+1   Agreed .... and on large purchases.... my wife checks with me .

post #897 of 1702
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

+1   Agreed .... and on large purchases.... my wife checks with me .
Mine too..lucky me.. we have seperated accounts and when i buy something i make sure i take the invoice to my work and store it there and lie about the price or say i traded it in with another dude who wanted my stuff..with no extra money ofcourse (last year i actually did that..instead of paying i exchanged a audio component for one of the other guy)biggrin.gif
And until now she belives it...she thinks my new multi 1000 amp will only be 700usd...as i monthly secretly transfered money in small amounts from my account to my personal secret paypal account

When i bought my he500 i said my he400 was faulty and that i had to return it to hifiman dealer and when i bought the he500 i said they made a mistake and that they sent me the he500 instead..while secretly i sold my he400 to a friend of mine..
Am soooo bad biggrin.gif
But dont feel bad..women do the same..i just found a new..expensive premium bag in our closet.all newish..and when i confronted her with that she said she got it from her best friend..who actually gives clothes away to her for real after using it a few times..she is those VIP types who only waers/uses stuff once or twice and then say its old...u know the kind..hubbie having a top job inthe banking business..and they having the buying hobby..she even goes to other countries to buy clothes!!
So my wife thinks i believe her when she says her friend gave it to her..yeah right!!! I have my sources tocheck if she is lyingor not wink.gif
But i have to admit..last week she actually got very sexy high heeled shoes from labouttin (hope i said it right) from her..i know as i was there visiting them while picking up my evil 337. Yep her hubbie is my friend who bought my amp..to much money they have... biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/29/13 at 6:26am
post #898 of 1702
Any specific measurements for the holes in the dampening mod? Im gonna try this out this weekend
post #899 of 1702
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Originally Posted by kcazbarach View Post

Any specific measurements for the holes in the dampening mod? Im gonna try this out this weekend

Bottom of the first post.

post #900 of 1702
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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post

Bottom of the first post.

And keep in mind that was measurements of the first version of the mod, it's come a long way since then (and is in fact still in flux with regards to tweaking the modding to eliminate remaining sonic issues, under the cover).

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