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post #196 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post
 


They mention you on the other article, do you know if the design on the pads have anything to do with the jergpads? No back vents but maybe inside the leather is vented under the pads?

Could be the shadows on this one but they do long angled:

Nope I don't know anything more than you guys. I doubt many people checking these out at CES will scrutinize the earpads specifically, so we probably won't know exactly what's up with them until someone gets their hands on a review pair.


Edited by jerg - 1/9/14 at 8:55pm
post #197 of 3090
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Nope I don't know anything more than you guys. I doubt many people checking these out at CES will scrutinize the earpads specifically, so we probably won't know exactly what's up with them until someone gets their hands on a review pair.

I very much welcome the bigger pads. I wonder how will they price them though.
post #198 of 3090
I do have one request for anyone who has the HE-500 and manages to get the HE-560. If you ever compare them in an article or impressions (I'm very interested in these), leave out all the pricing, and focus on PURELY SONICS and see how they stack up. No placebos, maybe even a blind test or something, ahaha.
post #199 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post

I do have one request for anyone who has the HE-500 and manages to get the HE-560. If you ever compare them in an article or impressions (I'm very interested in these), leave out all the pricing, and focus on PURELY SONICS and see how they stack up. No placebos, maybe even a blind test or something, ahaha.

PURE SONICS yo!!!!! baller status don't even look at the price tag :cool:

post #200 of 3090
Hmm, these look like planarmagnetics I'd be all for... light and not outrageously priced.

Waiting on graphs for the 400i. If they manage to make it sound like the HE400 without the super spike in treble, and upper mid recession.... hmm indeed.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/9/14 at 11:52pm
post #201 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Hmm, these look like planarmagnetics I'd be all for... light and not outrageously priced.

Waiting on graphs for the 400i. If they manage to make it sound like the HE400 without the super spike in treble, and upper mid recession.... hmm indeed.

 

+1

 

I would very much welcome that change.  In regards to the design though, I really hope they go with a higher quality headband strap.  It looks a little thin and flimsy.

post #202 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Hmm, these look like planarmagnetics I'd be all for... light and not outrageously priced.

Waiting on graphs for the 400i. If they manage to make it sound like the HE400 without the super spike in treble, and upper mid recession.... hmm indeed.

This is how I feel about it, currently have and use HE-400s, quite enjoy the general signature and with a minor EQ the treble spike actually goes away pretty much making for a superb headphone. If they can manage to refine the HE-400, reduce weight, and increase comfort. Oh jeez. Although I don't find the HE-400 too terrible, not anything as bad as the LCD-2s I had giving my headaches within ten minutes, I definitely could go for more Sennheiser/Beyer levels of comfort overall.

post #203 of 3090

I'll be interested to see how expensive these pads are when released. Hopefully they don't jack up the prices to Audeze's level...

 

Also any word on a velour/felt pad update?

post #204 of 3090

I can't understand why nobody has noticed it's the stock HE-500 cable on all the pictures.

post #205 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Radioking59 View Post

Bad news is they are using the same crap cable as the HE-500. Hopefully they change that.

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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

I can't understand why nobody has noticed it's the stock HE-500 cable on all the pictures.

If it makes you feel better, I noticed.
post #206 of 3090
Ah yeah, they could've definitely IMPROVED on the cable, as in not use that horrible screw in connector. Ah well, maybe next refresh.
post #207 of 3090

Still just don't get how people have problems with those connectors. They are easy to screw in and stay in place. One just has to twist the connector a little counter-clockwise before tightening. That's what I call common sense.

post #208 of 3090
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

Still just don't get how people have problems with those connectors. They are easy to screw in and stay in place. One just has to twist the connector a little counter-clockwise before tightening. That's what I call common sense.


+1

that's my exact procedure

post #209 of 3090
I'm so happy to see the single sided planars making a return. The HE-4 is one of my absolute fave headphones, one quickly overlooked due to it coming out around the same time as the HE-500. It was a mistake by Hifiman to not push it a bit more.

How they're able to achieve efficiency with a single-side magnet design makes me curious. The HE-4 is a bastard to drive.

The connectors stay on and screw on just fine. It's the fact that they can twist up the cable as you're connecting that makes them problematic. And yes, I know how to connect them properly. Doesn't make them any more logical.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/10/14 at 12:57am
post #210 of 3090
I guess it wouldn't hurt to have begun with mini-xlr connectors, but since they have made many models with the smc ones, I think they just want to keep their headphones universal between each other in terms of cabling.
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