Official HIFIMAN HE1000 Impressions Thread
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Apr 13, 2021 at 12:15 AM Post #3,527 of 3,531

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Hi everyone
How should HE1000 v2 headphone connectors be wired for 4.4mm Penntacon? Is this the correct way?

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Has anyone found any third-party solutions for HE1000 V2 earpads. Originals are of very poor quality. I have posted here about this. I have seen an earpad by an eBay seller which is made with lambskin. Anyone here tried those? Seems to be good quality and the seller says they have the same dimensions. Sound quality may be little affected due to material change. But I am fed up with these pads as they fall apart within a year even you do not use them.

I have found some sheepskin third-party pads. These are the pictures and the seller says they have the same original measurements. The headband is too sheepskin and black. I am going to order and see. I expect some change in sound signature, but it may serve well too.
 

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I have found some sheepskin third-party pads. These are the pictures and the seller says they have the same original measurements. The headband is too sheepskin and black. I am going to order and see. I expect some change in sound signature, but it may serve well too.
Please do and can you also give link to the third party pads? :)
 
Apr 22, 2021 at 7:52 AM Post #3,530 of 3,531

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Got the pads They are of good quality. Have the same dimensions as the originals. The sound signature changed a little I think the mild grittiness of upper mids is a bit tamed now. Bass response is a little augmented. But bass is not boomy! The upper treble is a bit livelier but not sibilant. I like what I hear.
He sent me a headband too. The headband needs a bit of tweaking to install. I will discuss this with him.
One has to remove the plastic mount with inner fabric from the original pads carefully, to install this.
When I tried to remove the headband, I saw the quality of materials used in this headphone. I carefully removed the two drivers from the steel headbands. The material is of very poor quality. The screws used to fix the drivers and inner plastic parts are just mediocre stuff. I can not believe these Cans cost 2999 USD.
They sound wonderful, however. It is an engineering achievement that they produce this kind of sound quality from just cheap materials like this. Hifiman charging us for that technology! Wonderful Can with world-class sound quality made out of cheap materials (for a premium price)!! :ksc75smile:
 

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