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Time for news on balanced cables.
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Is anybody who preordered / ordered from somewhere else than head-direct getting their headphones?

Preordered from Stereodesk... Still waiting mad.gif
I hope they compensate you (me too!) with the $100 credit...

 

When I mentioned the $100 credit to Drew at Moon Audio, he said it was unlikely that Hifiman would be offering the credit to customers that pre-ordered through a dealer. But if Hifiman wants to throw a $100 credit my way, I'll definitely use it for something at the Head-Direct store. To me it makes sense that Hifiman would credit customers that preordered directly from them, but I tend to agree with Drew that dealers won't be given the same $100 credit to pass on to their customers.

 

As for balanced cables, I will be modding my stock HE-560 cable the moment I get it. I will replace the Neutrik 1/4" with a 4 pin mini-XLR that will allow me to use the HE-560 either balanced or single-ended - I have assorted adapters to allow me to use them 1/4" or 1/8" single-ended or Kobiconn (RSA/ALO), dual 3 pin XLR or single 4 pin XLR for balanced. Of course if Hifiman was to issue me a $100 credit, I might just go ahead and order a balanced cable from Head-Direct. :)

 

Dale

post #4127 of 17297
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

You can't spell hyperbole without hype, that's a case of hyperbole I think.

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post #4128 of 17297
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Originally Posted by AgentXXL View Post

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Of course if Hifiman was to issue me a $100 credit, I might just go ahead and order a balanced cable from Head-Direct. smily_headphones1.gif

Dale

I like that "single crystal" and read up on the superior conductivity over other 'oxygen free", so I may go for that cable..
Of course your other route of DIY a balanced connector on the cable that comes with 560 sounds better
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post #4129 of 17297
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post
 

re: pads...

Mine definitely weren't the same...  There were some aesthetic changes as well as some structural ones. 

 

Quick questions: are the new pads thick/deep enough to keep the driver (or at least the fabric covering of the pads) from touching your ears?  Same question, but addressing the width of the opening.  I know everyone's ears are different, but that's one thing that drives me nuts, and why I've installed AKG Q701 pads on my HE-500s.  Just wondering if I should place an order for the new pads, or wait until that inevitable day when I buy the HE-560s.

 

Anyone with the rev. 2/final version, please chime in.  Thanks.

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

Quick questions: are the new pads thick/deep enough to keep the driver (or at least the fabric covering of the pads) from touching your ears?  Same question, but addressing the width of the opening.  I know everyone's ears are different, but that's one thing that drives me nuts, and why I've installed AKG Q701 pads on my HE-500s.  Just wondering if I should place an order for the new pads, or wait until that inevitable day when I buy the HE-560s.

 

Anyone with the rev. 2/final version, please chime in.  Thanks.

The new pads are thicker than the rev1 pads, and as thick as the prototype pads. So yeah, there's a good chance your ears would be clear from touching the drivers, if they aren't fanned.

post #4131 of 17297
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

Quick questions: are the new pads thick/deep enough to keep the driver (or at least the fabric covering of the pads) from touching your ears?  Same question, but addressing the width of the opening.  I know everyone's ears are different, but that's one thing that drives me nuts, and why I've installed AKG Q701 pads on my HE-500s.  Just wondering if I should place an order for the new pads, or wait until that inevitable day when I buy the HE-560s.

 

Anyone with the rev. 2/final version, please chime in.  Thanks.

 

I had no issues with the original pads...  Also note that the new pads are angled, which does create a larger opening as well (conical shape would be a result of this) ;)  The original pads had no issues with regard to size for me...  I feel that the majority of the statements were speculations without any real merit...  The majority of people who complained about the pads didn't have them in hand. 

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Thanks for the quick feedback, guys.

post #4133 of 17297

Wow, I am loving the way these phones sound! Very open and yet not thin, as some open airy phones can sound. Solid and yet very, very fast and transparent. 

post #4134 of 17297
Here I am wondering if I ever get a 400i if I'll try and find someone willing to sell the old pads, well, because people are idiots.
post #4135 of 17297

jerg, have you tried regrilling the rev. 2s?

post #4136 of 17297

Been listening to this phone for almost 5 hours using the vali. Zero fatigue or tiring feeling since the sound is so smooth and relax and the weight is so light.

Cant wait to get the lyr 2 for more enjoyment.

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Boy I'm glad I'm an Asian with tiny, recessed ears?
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Sub-bass extension/linearity (based on sinewave generator): rev2 = rev1 > prototype

Tightness (based on music): rev2 = prototype

Otherwise very similar.
Jerg, thanks a lot.
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jerg, have you tried regrilling the rev. 2s?

Why would I not? ;) It's a no-brainer with these.

post #4140 of 17297

Hi,

Just want to let everyone know that HifiMan will be exhibiting at the upcoming Capital Audio Fest in DC. The show will take place between July 25th through July 27th at Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, MD. Please come visit us and try all of our amazing products including the smoking hot HE-560.
 
For more information about the show, please visit http://www.capitalaudiofest.com.
 
 

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