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The only way to know for certain whether or not the diaphragm is warped is to separate the two halves of the driver frame in order to lift out the diaphragm. It's tricky and not without risk. I linked a video in Post 1 of this thread showing how to do it. This should be considered the last resort for a problem you can't live with. Good luck which ever way you go!
Measurement Kits   For anyone interested in measuring their headphone FR, distortion, CSD, etc, I have available 3 measurement kits I built, tested, and never used. They are the "Frans (solderdude) Improved Phantom Power Supply" (Dual Stereo version but works in Mono mode) installed inside Altoid tins. They are described at the top of Post 1 in this thread. I'll include a genuine "unobtainium" Panasonic WM-61A microphone with Etymotic IEM triflange tip and soldered 3.5...
This is a PITA, for sure. Let me know.
iAmBMF   Sennheiser HD-800   I've bought several items on massdrop including Shure 846 and AKG K7xx. Great products, Great sound quality, and Great service.
maul, If you (or anyone) need to replace a faulty diaphragm, I have a spare. As nick n mentioned, once in a while there is warped diaphragm that gets past Fostex QC and  hits the magnets, causing a bass rattle or hum. This problem may be addressed in FIMM...I don't remember for sure. As long as the dust cover on the ear side and the white "paper" on the rear side of the driver are intact, you don't need to worry about debris inside the driver. ~ BMF
Congrats to Mikko and thanks to Dr. Alex for the contest. I look forward to hearing "Liquid Spark!"   I just received my Liquid Carbon and I am impressed! Truly an excellent amp for an unbelievably low price.
Thanks, Dr. Alex, for this fun "name the amp" contest.   Best wishes to all.   ~ BMF
  In early 2011, I asked Smeggy to make a unique set of Thunder Pants (TP1) with custom wood carving. He asked what I had in mind. I told him, "surprise me" and that he did in June 2011. The craftsmanship and details are impressive as was the price...$700.00. Smeggy used a wood engraving tool to etch the dragons and gold paint to highlight their fire and scales. My TP1 "Double Dragons" are true to their name, "Thunder Pants." I prefer a more neutral FR so I may put them up...
Nick, I was secretly hoping you would do just that and serve as an example for me to follow. So, random selection may be the way to go. I sold my LCD2 for $500 to a good friend who tried them for 6 months and loves them. Which one to choose?a vintage ortho,a vintage dynamic,a current ortho,a current dynamic,an IEM,an on ear,or Smeggy's beautifully hand carved Game of Thrones motif--> Kahleesi's "Double Dragons" - one each  cup. Off topic, but did any of you guys and gals...
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