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They are also better without the grill at the back.

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"without the grill" you mean completely closed off right?

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They are also better without the grill at the back.


Curious what pads you are using, I'd like to try another option to eliminate the suction effect.

 

It'd be nice to find the original style GMP? Maestro ( or whatever they are called now ) crinkly looking stock things like seen in the catalog listings.

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"without the grill" you mean completely closed off right?


No completely open. Grill is very dense and not sonically transparent.So with grill it has some mid bass hump and boomy sound..

I am using these earpads at the moment.

 

http://www.ebay.de/itm/131492035321?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

http://www.ebay.de/itm/141249183035?_trksid=p2060353.m2763.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Thought I'd post a quick little update of these now that the bolts have been ground down to proper length and the missing screws and such have been fixed.

One of the main reasons I got the Fostex T30 was because of how similar their driver is to the Sansui SS-100. So they were kind of a backup/travel solution if I could just squeeze a similar sound out of them. Interesting thing is you can actually run them okay off a DAP/phone/laptop and probably really well with portable amp. Can't do that with my SS-100's.

Anyway these were my impressions from my trial and error mods. Kept the worn Shure circumaural pads for all of them because there's just no comfort with the originals. Should probably buy another pair or something with even more padding later. They fit perfectly though.

Original: So much bass, as everyone who has ever touched a pair of these can attest

Original pads stacked with Shure pads: Even more bass, unbearably so. Not bloated just way way too much for all but the most hardcore bassheads.

Only the Shure pads for the rest of these.

Fiberglass rear wafer removed, front bass lens only: Drops the overall bass level a few db, opens up the soundstage depth, sharpens the mid bass tremendously and the upper treble. This is the most detailed configuration I was able to wring out of them. But the highs were just piercing and I couldn't find a good way to tame them.

Front bass lens + front .5mm fiber disc dampening for highs: Tames the highs but muffles the bass too much. You loose all the tightness that the felt lens gives you. Kinda defeats the entire purpose

No dampening or lenses at all: The bass isn't quite as tight as with the lens, but signature is nearer neutral. The piercing highs are gone but now you have a slight roll-off in the upper treble. Sounds the most open because it is physically.

iQEM-style bass lens and damping stacked in back: Sounds like no dampening but with a couple more decibels of bass and a little less open.

Finally wound up going with no dampening at all and the circumaural pads. It sounds the closest to neutral to me out of what I tried. It's basically like my Sansui config but a little more volume and deeper reach in the subbass with less instrument separation and soundstage. Most of the second part due to the difference in driver size between the two I would think. They still sound great to me. Mids and vocals on this tend to shine no matter what the configuration.


Please forgive the mess. Still in the middle of getting things set up right.

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No completely open. Grill is very dense and not sonically transparent.So with grill it has some mid bass hump and boomy sound..

I am using these earpads at the moment.

 

http://www.ebay.de/itm/131492035321?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

http://www.ebay.de/itm/141249183035?_trksid=p2060353.m2763.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


^ excellent thanks, you have a preference with velour or pleather?

 

= Tinkerer those look really good.

Thanks for posting about the modification trials.

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Yeah, I really like the T30's a lot, but I always come back to the Sansui's. Got tired of the makeshift white pleather pad I had though. It needed to be a bit thicker, and none of the aftermarket stuff really fit what I wanted. But I had some upholstery bull hide laying around so I made a better one myself. Color doesn't quite match but they're exactly how I like them comfort-wise. Drivers sit parallel where they should on the head like before but headband weight is spread out and clamp is less than it used to be. Mounted with double-sided tape to the metal plates on the inside of the headband to be easily removed back to stock.


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Originally Posted by Tinkerer View Post

Yeah, I really like the T30's a lot, but I always come back to the Sansui's. Got tired of the makeshift white pleather pad I had though. It needed to be a bit thicker, and none of the aftermarket stuff really fit what I wanted. But I had some upholstery bull hide laying around so I made a better one myself. Color doesn't quite match but they're exactly how I like them comfort-wise. Drivers sit parallel where they should on the head like before but headband weight is spread out and clamp is less than it used to be. Mounted with double-sided tape to the metal plates on the inside of the headband to be easily removed back to stock.


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I have both on hand. I like Sansui SS-100 more for their sound and good looks.

 

I need to try the T30 mods mentioned previously, though.

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