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It wasn't the connector but the cable itself that often failed, especially on the he400 cable. The jacket would often tear or split open even with careful use. Now, take the he-4 cable...that was a fine cable. 

post #1202 of 3090
I don't mind the connectors other than they are a B to solder. I guess plug in as opposed to screw in would make swapping cables easier.

I would love for the first HiFiman to have mini xlr to include a SMC to mini xlr adapter wink.gif
post #1203 of 3090

I am fine with the current cable connectors. I like the fact that they're are small and light. I don't change cables much.

post #1204 of 3090

The right side of the cable to my 400 has shorted out because the part of the connector that's before the "screw" has detached itself. I think it may have been more due to my own carelessness than any design flaw, but beyond that I haven't had any issues with the connectors.

post #1205 of 3090

Do you need a replacement cable? If so, email summeryin@hifiman.com 

 

Normally these would go to customer service but they are off for Chinese New Year at the moment. 

 

Peter

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post #1206 of 3090

I was thinking of picking up the  HE-400 this week since its down at $300, but since the 400i is coming out so soon im not sure.  Do you guys think it will be worth the $200 more?

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Any of you guys feel a forward angled connector would beneficial? Similar to Audeze?
post #1208 of 3090
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Originally Posted by revolte View Post

I was thinking of picking up the  HE-400 this week since its down at $300, but since the 400i is coming out so soon im not sure.  Do you guys think it will be worth the $200 more?
Obviously haven't heard the 400i, and am quite far from an expert. But I've owned the 400 for awhile and not only wouldn't recommend it, I wouldn't buy them again for $200. Then again, if you listen to only Electronic music, they may be perfect.
Edited by Zuckfun - 1/28/14 at 12:54pm
post #1209 of 3090

Forward angled connectors are very nice in my view. More comfortable since it naturally falls down the chest instead of bouncing off the shoulder. But I believe they're a bit more prone to damage as well.

post #1210 of 3090

Why do I get the weird feeling they're going MMCX?

post #1211 of 3090

$600 for the He-500 is also quite tempting at the moment. Lighter is better, but I am actually OK on the comfort front with the HE-500. Decision decisions...

post #1212 of 3090
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Originally Posted by TeamHiFiMAN View Post
 

 

we are making some small improvements to our connectors to make it easier for ppl to attach and detach. :wink_face: 

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Forward angled connectors are very nice in my view. More comfortable since it naturally falls down the chest instead of bouncing off the shoulder. But I believe they're a bit more prone to damage as well.

 


Pretty much. I would want it to stick out less than the Audeze plugs though.

Hifiman could make it work with whatever plug they intend on using by drilling the cups at a more forward location and running the cable inside to the original intended position. This way the drivers and mounting points doesn't need to follow the angle of the new cable entrance.

Let me get that design discount!! :atsmile: 

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Even though I havn't had one problem with the connectors of my HE-400 in the 2 years of my having them, I can reason with people who want a mini-xlr style connector like the Audeze headphones.  It wouldn't be a step backwards, let's just say that.

yeap

 

I didn't mind the connectors my self either, they can be a tad bit fickle but I've dealt with worse 

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Do you need a replacement cable? If so, email summeryin@hifiman.com 

 

Normally these would go to customer service but they are off for Chinese New Year at the moment. 

 

Peter



Hi Peter, do you know when they're going to start back on their emails? I have an RE400 I inquired about yesterday for warranty work. I'm in no rush but just wondering when to expect a reply. Sorry for the derail

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Hi Peter, do you know when they're going to start back on their emails? I have an RE400 I inquired about yesterday for warranty work. I'm in no rush but just wondering when to expect a reply. Sorry for the derail

 

My best guess would be Monday...  New Years is Thursday-Friday this year... 

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