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post #22546 of 23696
Right, bought both for $100. Would that count as reasonable?
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post

Right, bought both for $100. Would that count as reasonable?

That's a good price for working, good condition sets. 

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Originally Posted by bluemonkeyflyer View Post
 

That's a good price for working, good condition sets. 

Ok, thanks for the information. I'm wondering whether it would be possible to transplant one of them into an AKG K141 shell. I know that changing the driver housing will really affect the sound signature and I'm just wondering whether either of them will fit with enough space for dampening.

 

EDIT: The shell's going for $50 including shipping. Not sure I want to buy it now.


Edited by BucketInABucket - 3/19/14 at 2:25pm
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I found the 5M's bass to be vastly overblown and without the "holographic" SS of the YH1, I suspect that the regular 5 would be more balanced.

post #22550 of 23696
Great that I bought both then. It may be that like certain Yamaha orthos, there were variences in QC.
post #22551 of 23696
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Great that I bought both then. It may be that like certain Yamaha orthos, there were variences in QC.

Exactly. Congrats on a good deal for 2.

 

I have no experience with the Foster Fones you plan on using. I can, however, measure the drivers if this would help you

post #22552 of 23696

141 shells and any of those AKG types are a ridiculous pain to open and close, not a typical way. And also the gimbals that hold the drivers in some are a real chore. Search through here for Armaegis' AKG k240 to Sextett transplant in his profile. A real chore.

And not to mention all the openings to try out various things.

post #22553 of 23696
Do you guys know of any other headphone shells that would work?
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and if i'm not wrong, our eldest ortho modders a.k.a ludoo have already tried to use K141 or 140 as fosterfones in the pasts..

or you can check it on:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/111193/lightbox/
Edited by iQEM - 3/20/14 at 1:40am
post #22555 of 23696

Ooo, interesting. I see why they're considered difficult to mod now. Also, what would be a good price for a Fostex T20v2? I currently see one listed for $49 + $34 shipping and it seems like way too much.

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Well, I did say that I will post how my was-current YH-1 mod is: (click to enlarge obviously)
this is the foam thing that I talked about. It's for crafts that you can get at a store in rolls with different colours and stuff. 



Thickness seems to be around 1 to 2mm. 



The second material I use is wool, well my guess, since the fellow that gave me this said it's from a winter coat. It makes more sense to be wool than it to be felt
 


The thickness could be around 3 or 4mm, not too porous.  



And empty cup without the vent felt pieces: 



So it's cup <- foam <- wool <- driver+baffle. 

The sound is as I described previously:
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Well, there's something odd with the treble. It's not really grating or anything, but it just feels odd. Detail retrieval seems to improve, but I suspect that's because of the odd treble. Bass kind of tuned down a bit overall, but midbass sounds more boomy now. Female vocals is more veiled than stock, but male vocals seem to be clearer now. It's odd, and I don't really like it.
post #22557 of 23696

Found the Koss UR55 semi-open backed. Will they work for an ortho transplant?

post #22558 of 23696
Anything theoretically works.
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I'm worried the 55mm TDS-5 and 5M drivers won't fit with enough room for dampening though.

post #22560 of 23696
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Originally Posted by nick n View Post
 

141 shells and any of those AKG types are a ridiculous pain to open and close, not a typical way. And also the gimbals that hold the drivers in some are a real chore. Search through here for Armaegis' AKG k240 to Sextett transplant in his profile. A real chore.

And not to mention all the openings to try out various things.

 

Ugh yeah... there's a reason that project has been on the backburner for ages now. AKG shells are non-mod friendly.

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