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post #22846 of 23426

One thing with those infinite possibilities with damping is you need a measuring rig just to compare different variations.

post #22847 of 23426
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Originally Posted by MuZo2 View Post
 

One thing with those infinite possibilities with damping is you need a measuring rig just to compare different variations.

Yeah anyone have one i can borrow? I wouldn't mind knowing how my printed ortho stacks up against the stock t50rp and the mad dog's

post #22848 of 23426

Did you check the other thread from BMF , he has generously offered his measuring rig. Check the T50rp mod thread.

post #22849 of 23426
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Originally Posted by MuZo2 View Post

One thing with those infinite possibilities with damping is you need a measuring rig just to compare different variations.

That, or a more "convoluted" "measuring rig" consisting of :
  • a set of songs to use as test tracks, that you at which part of the track the singer farted, or where the guitar sounded a bit off-tune, etc.
  • a control headphone and associated gear that you do not, and will not change the characteristics of, and you know intimately how it sounds as a whole chain,
  • a notebook.

Science.
Edited by jgray91 - 4/17/14 at 4:01am
post #22850 of 23426
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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post


That, or a more "convoluted" "measuring rig" consisting of :
  • a set of songs to use as test tracks, that you at which part of the track the singer farted, or where the guitar sounded a bit off-tune, etc.
  • a control headphone and associated gear that you do not, and will not change the characteristics of, and you know intimately how it sounds as a whole chain,
  • a notebook.

Science.

 

This, more than anything is crucial. Quite possibly the most overlooked if not downright mis understood aspect of modding. Way too many "shotgun" mods out there that just don't stack up when compared back to a reference.

post #22851 of 23426
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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post


That, or a more "convoluted" "measuring rig" consisting of :
  • a set of songs to use as test tracks, that you at which part of the track the singer farted, or where the guitar sounded a bit off-tune, etc.
  • a control headphone and associated gear that you do not, and will not change the characteristics of, and you know intimately how it sounds as a whole chain,
  • a notebook.

Science.

 The problem happens when you try tomcod them at home with no controle headphone and gear, just trying to comparte them by ear, you may get it right or worst, even pass the the sweet spot,, but i must say it's hard to determine what would be a good headphone + gear combination for use as control.

post #22852 of 23426

I too have been hyping Isodynamic phones for an awful long time! (Bought my Wharfedales in.....1974!)

Still in regular use.

If I can scan the article of their development I have from that time, I'll post it on here.

Certainly I don't mind the 'weird looks'. I think (who ever owns the rights) should re-issue them!

 

As to damping the inside of cups; don't forget CORK! It's amazing stuff!

(I love Portuguese + Spanish cork forests!)

post #22853 of 23426
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Originally Posted by Ocellia View Post
 

I too have been hyping Isodynamic phones for an awful long time! (Bought my Wharfedales in.....1974!)

Still in regular use.

If I can scan the article of their development I have from that time, I'll post it on here.

Certainly I don't mind the 'weird looks'. I think (who ever owns the rights) should re-issue them!

 

As to damping the inside of cups; don't forget CORK! It's amazing stuff!

(I love Portuguese + Spanish cork forests!)

 

You mean the same material used on Wine Bottles? that's new for me.

post #22854 of 23426

Cork?

Look it up?

Has amazing properties. I believe they even used it on the Space shuttle!

It's a great sound dampener too.

I use corks under hi-fi equipment. MUCH cheaper than the commercial 'isolation' products, and you get to drink the wine as well!

Can even be split as cable anti-vibration ...if you believe such stuff.

 

It is a natural product, harvested from Cork oaks every 9 years. Grown in an area where not much else would (unless seriously irrigated which isn't good in water-depleted Spain) and the Serrano pigs root about for the acorns beneath the trees in Autumn, plus the forests support lots of wild life.

post #22855 of 23426

Wow, this is amazing.

post #22856 of 23426
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Originally Posted by Ocellia View Post
 

Cork?

Look it up?

Has amazing properties. I believe they even used it on the Space shuttle!

It's a great sound dampener too.

I use corks under hi-fi equipment. MUCH cheaper than the commercial 'isolation' products, and you get to drink the wine as well!

Can even be split as cable anti-vibration ...if you believe such stuff.

 

It is a natural product, harvested from Cork oaks every 9 years. Grown in an area where not much else would (unless seriously irrigated which isn't good in water-depleted Spain) and the Serrano pigs root about for the acorns beneath the trees in Autumn, plus the forests support lots of wild life.


Any pics of (wine) cork stoppers used for damping? This is getting interesting!

post #22857 of 23426

I seem to recall a while ago someone using corkboard sheets. Don't remember what become of that though.

post #22858 of 23426

Does anyone tried other than XB700 pads on T30? Shure HPAEC 550 bit bigger then original but does fit okay.

They bit softer, and I can listen T30 for hour or two with this pads.

 

Is there any other on-ear pads suggestions? Bought broken pair of XB600, waiting them for arrive. I like fit of new XB's with this memory foam, but don't know how they fit Fostex yet.

 

Also, just curious, what color of bass lens in yours Т30?

 

NSFW Fostex porn. (Click to show)

post #22859 of 23426
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

I seem to recall a while ago someone using corkboard sheets. Don't remember what become of that though.

my very first T50rp mod used cork board - never tried it again but they sounded pretty good to me at the time. 

post #22860 of 23426

I seem to recall someone also tried a cotton + cork pieces thing (think fruit in jello kinda thing).

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