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Originally Posted by Ocellia View Post
 

Am I the only one here who utilises a normal amplifier to listen to 'phones?

Tap off the speaker sockets into my Wharfedales-they were provided, originally, with an adaptor, albeit a DIN one (it was the 1970s!)

 Not knowing enough about amps and the effects of a non 8 ohm load, am I losing anything?

You're not alone.

There are quite a few guys using small speaker amps to power their volt-hungry Hifimans.

post #23012 of 23375

Well I use a dedicated headphone amp.

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Continuation of my portable DiY ortho modding journey.

 

So, I finally came up with name for it. Argentum (latin for silver) because of its silver cups. Ironically, I bought some toxic cables copper cable to recable it with because I'm a cheapskate but am getting tired of the crappy old cable I used. The 3D-printed baffles I commissioned arrive today too so I got to work modding it. It's actually the second set of baffles I commissioned because the first set didn't fit onto the metal cups.

Glamour shot of the Argentum complete with the plastic baffles.

Picture diary! (Click to show)

Couple glamour shots of the baffles. Quite well-made considering they only took 2 business days to arrive including the day I ordered them.

Piece of wool lining the cups and arctic bamboo covering the vent I made in the cups.

Recently did a partial MarkL mod on my D2K so I had the white foam fibre glass thing stuff left over. Guess what I did with it?

Donut of felt over the rear of the driver too.

Sealed the driver to the baffle with blu-tak.

Piece of arctic...(I forgot oops) over the driver.

Glamour shots of the headphones. Those scratches though...

Changes:

Sub-bass, nice to hear you again; I missed you! Also, much better bass in general, they hit normally instead of like a wet fish on concrete. A sensible level of treble too but less soundstage size as a result of the fibreglass stuff filling a large part of the cup.

post #23014 of 23375

What pads are those?

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Genuine ESW9 pads I ordered because I liked how they were made of real leather which feels great. Quite expensive though.

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YH-5M on taobao for $1794.73:basshead:


 

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Originally Posted by MuZo2 View Post

YH-5M on taobao for $1794.73:basshead:

Somehow I'm not surprised tongue.gif
post #23018 of 23375

Rare as hen's teeth though.

post #23019 of 23375
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post
 

Changes:

Sub-bass, nice to hear you again; I missed you! Also, much better bass in general, they hit normally instead of like a wet fish on concrete.

 

Or:

 

post #23020 of 23375
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Originally Posted by k3oxkjo View Post
 

 

Or:

 

Lol that is brilliant :D


Mini-update on the Argentum. I had a spair pair of slightly flat HD25 ALU stock pads lying around and decided to try them since they were just about the right size to fit on the baffle. They increase bass impact slightly but reduce soundstage too. Hmm...

 

EDIT: Also increased treble quantity, which is a no-no for me. Basically, they make the Argentum more V-shaped. ESW9 pads win!

 

EDIT 2: Seems like the sound signature of the Argentum is heavily affected by its position on my ears. Further back means a more treble-heavy sound, further forward the opposite of course.


Edited by BucketInABucket - 5/22/14 at 1:48pm
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Just arrived. My new walkaround phones I think.

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Doesn't "Dynamic" more commonly refer to moving-coil drivers?

Maybe they were taking a leaf out of Yamaha's books and simply shortened "orthodynamic."

post #23023 of 23375

They look like ATH OEMs, but we have seen dynamic drivers in such cups before. Are these planar magnetic? It is possible that dynamic refers to the driver being dynamic ( classic voice coil driver )

 

..dB

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Google images show ortho driver. Also wikiphonia states its ortho.
 

post #23025 of 23375

I'm pretty sure it is an AT oem, which also went under other brands like Vivanco....

and some of them did house moving-voice-coil drivers.... I guess that would explain it.

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