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post #2026 of 3090
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

...Why not both? It is simple physics that a wider, flexible suspension strap will distribute pressure/cm^2 more evenly than a thinner, solid headband. Weight and headband ergonomics are not mutually exclusive for comfort.

I agree I just always read the edition 10 being comfortable and sounding aweful so imo it would be sick to have the things I mentioned above all in one package. I am less picky of comfort than most anyway i am appreciative of aesthetics almost equally because I have yet to have a hp that was uncomfortable to me unless it didnt fully cover the ear.

post #2027 of 3090

I am interested in buying a pair of HE-500 myself, but seeing these new models will be like 150g grams it got me thinking. How do most of you find the weight of the HE-500 for long periods, like 2-4 hours. Thank you

post #2028 of 3090
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I am interested in buying a pair of HE-500 myself, but seeing these new models will be like 150g grams it got me thinking. How do most of you find the weight of the HE-500 for long periods, like 2-4 hours. Thank you

Honestly, as much as I love the HE-500s, and I do love them, the weight is an issue, I can get through an album or two but I need to take the headphones off after that, even just for a minute or so, before moving on, now that could just be something I do, but comparing them to my d2000s, dt880s, HD800s, the Hifimans score last in comfort, granted all those other headphones I would consider pretty much perfect comfort wise.

 

If you can hold out, wait, Fang seems to literally only make awesome stuff, so I think there is a high probability that these headphones impress in both SQ and comfort.

 

But, the HE-500 is a really good headphone, seriously good, so it is heavy, but most of us are willing to carry that weight :D

post #2029 of 3090

I find the present headband design on the Hifiman simple and just excellent. I am lucky, the HE-6 is not only the best headphone I heard but also the most comfortable. I believe the issue isn't with the weight but people failing to bent the headband to perfectly fit their head shape so the weight is equally distributed.

post #2030 of 3090

I don't understand all the talk about comfort. Based on impressions from the show, it seems universally accepted that the lighter weight combined with the suspension strap make these appreciably more comfortable for all. 

post #2031 of 3090
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I don't understand all the talk about comfort. Based on impressions from the show, it seems universally accepted that the lighter weight combined with the suspension strap make these appreciably more comfortable for all. 

 

Pretty much this. The headphones will be comfortable, period. No two ways about it.

post #2032 of 3090

Actually, I really like the Audio TEchnica Wing System, granted I had to warp the schiit out of my headband to get them, to seal but the wings always worked for me, super comfy and the cans aren't that light! Wood Closed backs are kinda heavy :3 

post #2033 of 3090
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Originally Posted by D4rkst3EL View Post
 

I am interested in buying a pair of HE-500 myself, but seeing these new models will be like 150g grams it got me thinking. How do most of you find the weight of the HE-500 for long periods, like 2-4 hours. Thank you

I've not had any issue with the weight of the HE-500. When I first got them, the clamping force was too much (esp. since their pads aren't that soft), but that's gotten better with time. I hope the new earpads are a lot more comfortable/softer, and I'm still hoping they go mini-xlr for the cable.

post #2034 of 3090

I too personally find the AKGs suspension system very comfortable, or any other suspension systems that work [Fidelio X1 comes to mind], as long as the suspension is strong enough to hold, padded and as long as the earcups are big enough, it works almost always perfectly for me.

post #2035 of 3090
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I don't understand all the talk about comfort. Based on impressions from the show, it seems universally accepted that the lighter weight combined with the suspension strap make these appreciably more comfortable for all. 

i understand the talk..

 

its because when someone is desiring to hear or find a new impression on the headphone or updated info someone mentions it. I also think it was stirred up again because I said that an he560 would be sick in an ultrasone edition 10 body and someone said that it would be uncomfortable. 

 

A lot of topics will reoccur until the product gets reviewed or someone posts impressions first hand or hifiman mentions some new information on the product. Everything that can be talked about regarding this hp apart from that already has just about.

post #2036 of 3090
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

$400 has always been the standard price.

Probably safe to say the new line will not be seeing price drops. Nice to know they don't depreciate in prices
post #2037 of 3090

I just wish the 560 released already [the pre-order at least :o ] or us getting some decent impressions :p 


Edited by conquerator2 - 2/23/14 at 12:24pm
post #2038 of 3090

Amazing that we have been able to produce 136 pages.. Pretty much anything significant said about the new models could be written down on a single piece of paper.

post #2039 of 3090

Not us, it's the hype and anticipation :D

post #2040 of 3090

I am pretty confused at if I should get the HE-500 at 509-599$ or wait for the HE-400i. Anyone else in the same position

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