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post #1741 of 7605

Meaning the sleeving that history would crack and split after after a few months of use is just the same as it used to be? 

post #1742 of 7605

I'd hope there would be some sort of pad matching before shipping.

This is something that always bugged me with the HM5 pads, I only got two same pads the first time, every other time they were different. Then again those were $10 and for that they were s till great.

This is hopefully a rare occurrence. I suppose these will be $30 - $50 tops but it'd be nice to receive matched pairs every time ;)

post #1743 of 7605
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Meaning the sleeving that history would crack and split after after a few months of use is just the same as it used to be? 

I had 5LE's that never cracked or split...

post #1744 of 7605

That's great for you. But read the 1300 pages or so on the he400 thread and count the number of people that had this problem. It's alarming. 

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Now it's time for some serious listening...impressions soon!
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Congratz !! Could you make some comparissons with HE -500 's bass ?
post #1746 of 7605
These things are amazingly light, noticeably lighter than the PM1.

Pads on mine don't match on the stitching either.
post #1747 of 7605
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Originally Posted by manzano804 View Post

Now it's time for some serious listening...impressions soon!
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Congratz !! Could you make some comparissons with HE -500 's bass ?

 

Unfortunately, I don't have a pair of HE-500 on me right now. I used to owned a pair of HE-400, and these are definitely everything the HE-400 was in the bass department and more. The bass is tight and textured, and shows up with quantity and punch when called for, particularly with my bass heavy Trap/Dubstep/Deep House music. I imagine this changes quite a bit with source/amplification components, just because swapping out tubes in my Aune T1 already yielded appreciable differences in the quantity/impact of bass these cans put out.

 

Hope that helps!

post #1748 of 7605

Stjj, Any subjective comments about comfort overall? Thank you very much.

post #1749 of 7605
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Originally Posted by stjj89 View Post

Unfortunately, I don't have a pair of HE-500 on me right now. I used to owned a pair of HE-400, and these are definitely everything the HE-400 was in the bass department and more. The bass is tight and textured, and shows up with quantity and punch when called for, particularly with my bass heavy Trap/Dubstep/Deep House music. I imagine this changes quite a bit with source/amplification components, just because swapping out tubes in my Aune T1 already yielded appreciable differences in the quantity/impact of bass these cans put out.

Hope that helps!
Thanks for your comments , they are very helpful.
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post
 

Stjj, Any subjective comments about comfort overall? Thank you very much.

 

They are comfy overall. The pads are soft, the headband distributes weight well, and the earcups can be angled according to the shape of your head. My only issue with these is that the opening is a tad small for my large ears, so the edges of my ears get a little irritated after extended periods of wear. The Beyerdynamic DT770s that I owned previously best it in this regard because of the wider ear openings. Other than that, I have no complaints.

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...only issue with these is that the opening is a tad small for my large ears, so the edges of my ears get a little irritated after extended periods of wear...

 

I am very discouraged to hear this. I traditionally have problems with ear openings being too small. I'd say my ears are on the medium-large size. For example, I had to return the full size Momentum and NAD HP50.

 

I hope HiFiMAN is not following this new trend of smaller pads.

 

Can someone compare and report the difference between these pads and my HE-500, please?


Edited by Roth_s - 5/2/14 at 1:02pm
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Originally Posted by Roth_s View Post
 

 

I am very discouraged to hear this. I traditionally have problems with ear openings being too small. I'd say my ears are on the medium-large size. For example, I've had to return the full size Momentum and NAD HP50.

 

I hope HiFiMAN is not following this new trend of smaller pads.

 

Can someone compare and report the difference between these pads and my HE-500, please?

The openings are identical in size to previous Hifiman earpads, but are deeper so there is more volume of space. I have medium-sized ears and it is much more spacious than older HFM pads, enough so that it is not an issue for me.

 

Basically if your ears are ok with older Hifiman pads, these should be no problem and more spacious in fact. If your ears were too long for older HFM pads, these will also be problematic. If your ears weren't too long, but were too fanned-out for older HFM pads (where tip of your ear could touch the driver), these will be a lot better.


Edited by jerg - 5/2/14 at 12:33pm
post #1753 of 7605
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Originally Posted by Roth_s View Post
 

 

I am very discouraged to hear this. I traditionally have problems with ear openings being too small. I'd say my ears are on the medium-large size. For example, I've had to return the full size Momentum and NAD HP50.

 

I hope HiFiMAN is not following this new trend of smaller pads.

 

Can someone compare and report the difference between these pads and my HE-500, please?

+1

I usually have the same problems as well, exceptions were the original HiFiMAN pleathers and the deeper velours. Recently also the AKG K701 angled pads and memory foam pads, and kinda the K612 pads [but these are a bit too shallow]. Also the X1 pads are great but these are not sold separately.

So I hope the opening is at least on par with the old pleathers as well as depth [but these newer ones are softer, so maybe they compress more?]

post #1754 of 7605
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

The openings are identical in size to previous Hifiman earpads, but are deeper so there is more volume of space. I have medium-sized ears and it is much more spacious than older HFM pads, enough so that it is not an issue for me.

 

Basically if your ears are ok with older Hifiman pads, these should be no problem and more spacious in fact. If your ears were too long for older HFM pads, these will also be problematic. If your ears weren't too long, but were too fanned-out for older HFM pads (where tip of your ear could touch the driver), these will be a lot better.


Thanks for your input, jerg.

 

I am relieved to hear the HE-560 pads are the same inside diameter, yet slightly deeper. Pretty anxious to receive mine. I ordered them twelve days ago.

post #1755 of 7605
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Originally Posted by Roth_s View Post
 


Thanks for your input, jerg.

 

I am relieved to hear the HE-560 pads are the same inside diameter, yet slightly deeper. Pretty anxious to receive mine. I ordered them twelve days ago.

+1, thanks Jerg!

I ordered mine on Feb 25th -_- Talk about anxiety :rolleyes:

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