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Been tempted just never got to picking one up. I would imagine ( guessing here ) that the mids they describe are coming from comparing to other dynamic cans, so may not be quite the same as comparing to an orthodynamicalistical point of reference.bigsmile_face.gif

 

Yeah, but for the price of the Beyers you can buy a whole lotta used Yamaho'swink_face.gif

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The DT48 are a strange beast. Bass rolls off very sharply, or more like it drops then shelves somewhere around... ah, memory tells me 80Hz or so. Feels much like the modern Beyer COP when the vents are fully closed, except the drop was more pronounced on the DT48. I wonder if drilling a hole in the cup would improve their bass response. The midrange is a bit scooped, giving a hollow sound. 

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I've had a pair of DT48's for a while and I never understood the hype. The mids aren't that good even compared to other dynamics. 

 

Also, I just got a pair of HP3s today (a pair that sold for $20 with a supposed bad plug that just needed contact cleaner) and with some felt, dang these are nice.


Edited by Ishcabible - 4/25/13 at 6:08pm
post #21484 of 24794
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

The DT48 are a strange beast. Bass rolls off very sharply, or more like it drops then shelves somewhere around... ah, memory tells me 80Hz or so. Feels much like the modern Beyer COP when the vents are fully closed, except the drop was more pronounced on the DT48. I wonder if drilling a hole in the cup would improve their bass response. The midrange is a bit scooped, giving a hollow sound. 


If memory serves. That phone has been around since the 1930's and gone through several incarnations. How long ago was it that you had them?

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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post


If memory serves. That phone has been around since the 1930's and gone through several incarnations. How long ago was it that you had them?

 

Hey, I'm not *that* old rolleyes.gif

 

I had the DT48e, 25ohm. Maybe 2-3 years ago. 

post #21486 of 24794
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Hey, I'm not *that* old rolleyes.gif

 

I had the DT48e, 25ohm. Maybe 2-3 years ago. 


Just sayin:)

 

So they were the latest rev.  I think I ran em through about the same time as the original HD400's (folks seem to forget that one was marketed as a kiddies headphone:)) and actually went with the 400's over them. Listening to the 400's now makes me thing the Beyers must have been trully mediocre.

post #21487 of 24794
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

I've had a pair of DT48's for a while and I never understood the hype. The mids aren't that good even compared to other dynamics. 

 

Also, I just got a pair of HP3s today (a pair that sold for $20 with a supposed bad plug that just needed contact cleaner) and with some felt, dang these are nice.

Thanks for the impressions on the 48's i can rest easy now.

 

what a deal on the HP-3!

 

Correct me if I am wrong but are they not the same driver and shell as the HP-50?  If so they are ready for greatness with a little tweak or two.

post #21488 of 24794
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Thanks for the impressions on the 48's i can rest easy now.

 

what a deal on the HP-3!

 

Correct me if I am wrong but are they not the same driver and shell as the HP-50?  If so they are ready for greatness with a little tweak or two.


Funny, for who knows what reason Yh Hp 3's are to be had cheap right now. Paid about what you did a month or so ago and passed on another pair for 25 bucks. Kicking myself over that.

 

On the other hand people seem to be trying to get retail +15 for fostex now.confused.gif

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Armaegis's is probably newer than mine so his impressions are probably more relevant. Mine are from 1960 (according to the stamp on the driver). 

 

Other than adding two layers of wool felt (one layer didn't do much), what else can I do? I read that I should get V150 pads as replacements, and I probably will because the current pads are flaking.

 

I JUST bought an ESW9 too, but seeing as how I already prefer these HP3s to my K702 for a lot of my music (that doesn't involve much soundstage), I'm probably just going to let those go pretty quickly.


Edited by Ishcabible - 4/25/13 at 6:39pm
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I don't recall if there was a date stamp on mine. I picked them up from a local guy who said he'd had them maybe 30 years just sitting in a desk. 

post #21491 of 24794
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I don't recall if there was a date stamp on mine. I picked them up from a local guy who said he'd had them maybe 30 years just sitting in a desk. 


Probably the very same ones I turned down for the 400's then:) Not sure if they have re drivered them since.

post #21492 of 24794
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

Armaegis's is probably newer than mine so his impressions are probably more relevant. Mine are from 1960 (according to the stamp on the driver). 

 

Other than adding two layers of wool felt (one layer didn't do much), what else can I do? I read that I should get V150 pads as replacements, and I probably will because the current pads are flaking.

 

I JUST bought an ESW9 too, but seeing as how I already prefer these HP3s to my K702 for a lot of my music (that doesn't involve much soundstage), I'm probably just going to let those go pretty quickly.

 

Find any kind of circumaural pad that fits you for that HP3 and get back to me about sound stagewink.gif

post #21493 of 24794
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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post

 

Find any kind of circumaural pad that fits you for that HP3 and get back to me about sound stagewink.gif

 

*digs out old picture*

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Mhm, the pleather-pseudovelour donuts do a pretty good job at this.

All the while slightly deforming the original pads. The sound does change quite a bit though.

post #21494 of 24794
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Originally Posted by kalbee View Post

 

*digs out old picture*

IMG_0287.JPG

Mhm, the pleather-pseudovelour donuts do a pretty good job at this.

All the while slightly deforming the original pads. The sound does change quite a bit though.

 

I'd lose the original skins, unless you're nostalgic. A little breathing goes a long way with the circumaural solution here. Only drawback I have found is it makes a power pig even more hungry.

 

Now for phase 2, I highly recommend trying out RPGWIZARDS dolby headphone config for Foobar. He (I think) has done excellent work with this scenario and it would seem almost tailored for the "flat" orthos.

post #21495 of 24794
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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post

 

I'd lose the original skins, unless you're nostalgic. A little breathing goes a long way with the circumaural solution here. Only drawback I have found is it makes a power pig even more hungry.

 

Now for phase 2, I highly recommend trying out RPGWIZARDS dolby headphone config for Foobar. He (I think) has done excellent work with this scenario and it would seem almost tailored for the "flat" orthos.

Not really for nostalgia or anything, the donuts can wrap around the baffle but there's nothing holding it. The original pads help keep them in place with the extra material thickness i.e. friction.

The end result: angled drivers.

Also don't want my ears resting directly on the baffle.

 

Phase 2, I've tried it (or something similar) and I have mixed feelings about it sometimes. I do use it occasionally, without a doubt.

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