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post #991 of 1644
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

The sub-bass mod would be taping the pads to the cans, right?  I've tried that, no difference.

 

Whether there's a difference or not, the fact that the pads no longer rotate is a big plus in my book. Less flimsy feeling..

post #992 of 1644
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post
 

 

Whether there's a difference or not, the fact that the pads no longer rotate is a big plus in my book. Less flimsy feeling..

 

 

Yes I do it for that reason alone.  No more squeeky noise every time you adjust the phones on your head.

post #993 of 1644
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The sub-bass mod definitely works in conjunction with the backvents mod, on HE500; it both increases extension and decreases 3rd order harmonic distortion in measurements relative to backvents-only. Could seek out Purrin's measurements for HE500 + jergpads without sub-bass tapes, if you guys are curious to compare against full jergpadded plots.

 

Again, I formulated these "side" mods specifically at my HE500s, so let's just call HE400 "partial compatibility" haha.

post #994 of 1644

You could always make a vent with thinner foam/tape and have a smaller hump at 50Hz and probably less of a roll-off. Either way, the vent does provide for a fun listen.

post #995 of 1644

I just made a pretty simple and reversible mod for mine. I wouldn't be surprised if others have done the same since it was so simple. My goal was to raise one side of the pads so I could angle the drivers for a more parallel to ear experience. Breaking apart the pleather pads to its pieces, I discovered that the pads were using a circular piece of foam at the base. I simply folded that foam in half and stuffed it into one half of the velour pads that I visually deemed thicker, at the inside base. This raised one half of each of the velour pads, and I placed the thicker half towards the back, so it angles the drivers a bit. Not sure how much the sound is improved, you guys being more experienced pad modders could give it shot and let me know what improvements you notice. But the biggest advantage to me at least is the comfort. My ears stick out a bit so it used to touch the sleeve in the back, which in turn causes my ears to bend at the tips a bit. Now with the back raised a bit, my ears are now properly suspended in air. The fact my ears are no longer being touched and reshapened by the pads probably improves the sound to me.

 

I'd imagine you could go one step further and use binder clips and clasp the front half overnight to flatten the front half for a deeper angle.


Edited by Sonido - 10/9/13 at 7:59pm
post #996 of 1644

Just my two cents.

 

I would be using the latest v2.5 iteration of the Jerg pads on my HE-500s if they had not catastrophically snapped apart. Fortunately, I have the HE-400s as a backup. The Jerg pads have a nice effect of opening up the sound a quite bit compared to the stock pads which sound slightly on the claustrophobic side.

 

With the HE-400, I sometimes like that bass boost at 50Hz. It depends on the recording. I've found a that taping over the back "vents" with electrical tape makes the bass neutral without affecting the airyness or openness of the Jerg pads.

 

One thing which shouldn't be overlooked is the smoother transitions through the frequency response. Just overall a smoother more refined sound.


Edited by purrin - 10/9/13 at 10:12pm
post #997 of 1644

Have these pads been tested on the HE=6s as well?

post #998 of 1644
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

Have these pads been tested on the HE=6s as well?

A handful isolated HE6 owners have done the mod here and there over the last several months, with varying impressions, but no they have not been formally tested on HE6, since I never owned HE6 so the mod isn't formulated to perfect HE6's sound. Purrin might try the pads on HE6s if you ask him, but he is a busy man atm.

post #999 of 1644

Hi!

 

   Is there any open order now? I'd like to get one...

post #1000 of 1644
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Originally Posted by all999 View Post
 

Hi!

 

   Is there any open order now? I'd like to get one...

 

Please contact  modulor for more details on Jergpads by Modulor GroupBuy. I think the most recent one closed a few days ago but I'm sure with the recent popularity another group buy may just be around the corner. 

 

On a side note, we're taking bets for how long we think Modulor's fingers will last before they fall off making these modded pads...:wink_face:

post #1001 of 1644
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Originally Posted by nk77 View Post

Please contact  modulor for more details on Jergpads by Modulor GroupBuy. I think the most recent one closed a few days ago but I'm sure with the recent popularity another group buy may just be around the corner. 

On a side note, we're taking bets for how long we think Modulor's fingers will last before they fall off making these modded pads...wink_face.gif
Nik, what's the over/under ? I bet Modulor has his hands insured by now😄
post #1002 of 1644
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Originally Posted by nk77 View Post

 

On a side note, we're taking bets for how long we think Modulor's fingers will last before they fall off making these modded pads...:wink_face:

Put me on the board for pad 97 lol :tongue:

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Whats the eta on these bad boys looking like?
post #1004 of 1644

Been looking at the new OPPO PM-1 planar headphones and noticed the pads have a bunch of little holes all over.

Would be easy to do a similar thing on the Hifiman pleathers. Anyone tried it or would have an idea what effect it would have?

post #1005 of 1644
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Originally Posted by mlxx View Post
 

Been looking at the new OPPO PM-1 planar headphones and noticed the pads have a bunch of little holes all over.

Would be easy to do a similar thing on the Hifiman pleathers. Anyone tried it or would have an idea what effect it would have?

If you mean just poking some pin holes instead of actually cutting out holes where foam is exposed, I don't think that's how it works :P

 

If you can somehow punch out little holes (kinda like a hole-puncher tool for document paper) then maybe we're getting somewhere. Though I haven't found anything that works yet, as you can only access one side of the fabric with Hifiman earpads and hole-punchers typically need to go around both sides of fabric/paper.


Edited by jerg - 10/14/13 at 6:36pm
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