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post #1216 of 9470

I hope they start selling the new ear pads soon. Can they be pre-ordered too? lol 

post #1217 of 9470
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

^^ So what was your final price on the he500 with coupon?

US$549.

 

I guess we won't be seeing any deal for the HE-560 anytime soon...

Maybe an open box/demo or if someone buys and doesn't like it, which seems unlikely at this time with all the hype.

post #1218 of 9470
Thread Starter 

Small observation: I find that I like the tonal balance a bit more when I press the headphones in so that the earpads are slightly squished on my head, and the drivers closer to my ears / the seal more complete.


Edited by jerg - 4/11/14 at 6:57pm
post #1219 of 9470
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Small observation: I find that I like the tonal balance a bit more when I press the headphones in so that the earpads are slightly squished on my head, and the drivers closer to my ears / the seal more complete.
Are you covering the cups (at least partially) by doing so?
post #1220 of 9470
I think that you'd get the same effect once the pads have worn in and compressed on their own. Hifiman may have already accounted for this.
post #1221 of 9470
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Are you covering the cups (at least partially) by doing so?

No.

 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I think that you'd get the same effect once the pads have worn in and compressed on their own. Hifiman may have already accounted for this.

 

That's possible, and if it's the case then people would want a "burn-in while worn" time lol. Or maybe a dummy head when burning in.

post #1222 of 9470

You could just place it on a stand that compressed the pads a bit. Let it play for several days and also compress the pads at the same time. 

 

 

Actually the pad compression makes an appreciable difference on the clamp and sound of those 650's. 


Edited by MattTCG - 4/12/14 at 7:08am
post #1223 of 9470
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

You could just place it on a stand that compressed the pads a bit. Let it play for several days and also compress the pads at the same time. 

 

 

Actually the pad compression makes an appreciable difference on the clamp and sound of those 650's. 

Eh I'll just be patient and have the pads "wear in" naturally through use. 

 

There were measurements actually, that suggested evening-out of the frequency response of HD650s after their earpads have been in use for some time and compressed a bit. 

 

The fortunate thing is that these new HFM headbands apply an even, perfect clamping force over a wide range of head widths. It must be the way the spring steel is shaped (rectangular instead of circular), the margin of wearability is much higher. And that means it won't be too clampy for big heads / too loose for small heads.


Edited by jerg - 4/12/14 at 3:12pm
post #1224 of 9470

Any comparison vs LCD-2:o2smile:

post #1225 of 9470

The sound stage is much bigger  than the lCD 2 and has plenty of air and separation. The bass is not as extended as the LCD2. 

post #1226 of 9470
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The sound stage is much bigger  than the lCD 2 and has plenty of air and separation. The bass is not as extended as the LCD2. 

 

The old version, or the updated version?

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The old version, or the updated version?

I am still using the old version

post #1228 of 9470
I am wondering when they will start to ship.
I know it is very soon but just wondering when.

I see oppo is shipping already.

I wonder how they compare and can't wait for that review
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post #1229 of 9470
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I am wondering when they will start to ship.
I know it is very soon but just wondering when.

I see oppo is shipping already.

I wonder how they compare and can't wait for that review
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not sure. I know it will be soon and assuming it will be the end fo the month.

post #1230 of 9470
Damn I am pumped for these!
Seeing the PM-1 rolls off the treble sooner than the LCD-X is a bit of a bummer for me... I love air, with a <12khz massive roll-off there'll be practically none ;/ Oh well, makes the choice so much easier though. 200 bucks cheaper with the baffle fixed... Bring it ;D
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