It'd be nice if one can choose or if the other one could be bought separately or even included with the 560.
Still very impressed and much respect
I have "only" had the HE-500, but am now solidly ordering HE-560 here in the USA soon.
their company responsiveness, adjustments to veteran (yes Jerg) recommendations and now quick adjustments to last minute ear pad sizing is nothing short of amazing!
Cheers to HiFiMan!
This has to be the fastest a company has responded to a potential problem I've seen, and in the best way possible. Huge props can't wait to get mine.
Interestingly, I have this same problem with the PM-1. After wearing the headphones for a couple week intensively the padding seem to have compressed and they now cause me ear pain :(. Switch to the leather pads, and problem solved.
So this means if I preordered from a dealer I have to wait another two weeks?? I like that the problem with the earpads is being addressed quickly but my patience is starting to wear a little thin... Another two weeks is gonna be the end of May =/ I have small to average sized Asian ears so this wouldn't have bothered me lol.
Yeah, guess I'll have to think about the greater good haha. It's just tough after waiting for so long, getting a whole new desktop setup ready, finally expect them within the next week, and then only to be told there's a half month delay. I also was gonna decide whether to sell my AD2000X to someone else based on whether or not the HE-560 was good enough to be my only full-sized can, but now I don't know if I have the time to wait around to compare the two before that guy changes his mind on buying my AD2000X.
I would, but I have an incentive to preorder from the dealer
Now I feel bad for starting the ear pad thing. But I did measure them and there clearly was a difference. I can take pics if I have to
Of course the HE-500 pads have been used and the HE-560 pads are brand new, so must be that. You can really feel the difference but anyway, the problem is solved. (now just improve the stitching lol)
It won't be any fun without ear pain, I was hoping to get mine customized with metal pins and spikes
Really commendable to see Hifiman acting so fast on an issue like this - really looking after their customers. Though, it makes me want to hold out for a few months for any potential revision changes... probably a unfair outlook.
I can't remember any company more sincerely responsible to the needs of their consumers. I am amazed at the speed of the response from Hifiman. I was going to raise this issue of Western ears vs Asian ears earlier in this thread but I was afraid of being called out for it. To hear a representative from Hifiman honestly acknowledge this is very comforting. I have big Western ears. I will wait to order until they have resolved this but in doing so they have made me a customer for life.