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post #22441 of 23459
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post
 

I finally got my Smelas in today! They actually sound kind of like what I was expecting. The treble definitely is a problem area, but they're incredibly engaging. 

More like the lack of treble, really. If there was some way to punch it back up it'd be a great headphone, but I was too scared that I'd **** up the stock damping to try it myself. Has anyone else experimented with them?

post #22442 of 23459

Wasn't the stock damping completely shot? The foam in there is the only thing holding the driver to the baffle, and I bet %99 it is shot.

post #22443 of 23459

I'd tinker with it myself if the screws weren't so darn stubborn. 

post #22444 of 23459
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Originally Posted by nick n View Post
 

Wasn't the stock damping completely shot? The foam in there is the only thing holding the driver to the baffle, and I bet %99 it is shot.

How the hell is it so fast if the damping wore out? Orthos usually dont get that kind of speed unless you damp them like crazy...

post #22445 of 23459

From what I recall the damping is only foam I doubt it does much.


Edited by nick n - 2/25/14 at 7:59pm
post #22446 of 23459

^ya, its only the foam back there which would mean that these are tuned much higher than most vintage orthos. They seems to be pretty close to being critically damped with just the foam, very fast and clean sounding. Its a bit rolled off at either ends but still very enjoyable in the stock form. I'd recommend rolling some pads to get a more optimal frequency response before trying to redamp these.

post #22447 of 23459

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Just arrived PMB-100 

 

 

post #22448 of 23459
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Originally Posted by MuZo2 View Post
 

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Just arrived PMB-100 

 

 

 

Damn. Nice.

 

...wait, where's the cable?

post #22449 of 23459

 

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They have removable cables.

post #22450 of 23459

Hello gurubhai, nice to see you here.

 Things going excellent as usual?

 

 The PMB do you find that you get a nagging feeling they need to be closer to your ears or sealed?

 i did see a picture with actual pads put on there, forget where.

 Very nice acquisition. very nice

post #22451 of 23459

Yes its very strange feeling with PMB-100 no seal, there are no pads. Its like putting portable radios to your ears.

Sound- No bass & no treble extension, but need to get more accustomed to wearing them.

post #22452 of 23459

Maybe a deep actual pad might help. It's certainly odd they designed that without a massive driver to throw it out there nicely.  Sure the airy idea is great but did they not test the things?

thanks very much for posting that have always been curious.:beerchug:

post #22453 of 23459
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Originally Posted by MuZo2 View Post
 

PMB-100 no seal, there are no pads. Its like putting portable radios to your ears.

Sound- No bass

 

No earpads = no sealing = no bass IMHO.

post #22454 of 23459
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
 

 

No earpads = no sealing = no bass IMHO.

 

The PMB drivers usually gives a decent bass output if they are put directly on the ear (that gives some seal too) - even if you just hold them to your ear without the headset. Any distance at all without pads though...

post #22455 of 23459

 

I think these photos speak for themselves.

Needless to say, this headphone is on it's way back to the seller.

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