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post #4066 of 4875
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

Yes.  I have the concept in mind and will draw it up in a grid format and make the spreadsheet format available.  I'm sure this will be interesting as if we all are using the same criteria and grading scale, it will be less "apples vs. oranges" when it comes to viewers reading through the test results.  However, this will be later -- very late tonight, or early in the morning.  I have something I need to tend to given that it's fall and time for a little fun  --  a great, festive event.

 

 

 

Yum!

 I hope it's not a number system where you check off like.......... ...bass onet o five.... one being the highest score.

I'd much rather read their description of the sound.

post #4067 of 4875
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Originally Posted by 7keys 

 

 I hope it's not a number system where you check off like.......... ...bass onet o five.... one being the highest score.

I'd much rather read their description of the sound.

 

Actually, I did it a bit different.  I broke the criteria apart a bit further.  I didn't just look for bass slam.  Instead, I'm interested in male vocals, female vocals, keyboards, percussion, horns (if present), etc.  On the sheet that I used for the DAC comparison, I also made footnote references.  I wanted to use those to clarify a bit better why one DAC may have received a 4 vs. a 5.  The footnote basically would indicate that in the male vocals section, the presence and depth of the vocals could be heard better and appear more realistic than the other DACs.  I think a lot of this same approach can openly be used for the tonewood cups, too.

post #4068 of 4875
^ what you just described is almost exactly what I'm going to do. I'm also going to include bass, mid, and treble overviews.
post #4069 of 4875
You guys need to get out more biggrin.gif

Darren
post #4070 of 4875

I've only had time to check out the Walnut cups so far and WOW, this is GOOD. They just do everything in the music so much justice. I can't wait to slip on the birch cups tomorrow. I'll also start the thread tomorrow.
post #4071 of 4875

Just finished these today.  So sad to let them go already....

 

They sound soooooooo good.  

 

Original sr60

 

 

post #4072 of 4875
Dang those look good!
post #4073 of 4875
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

Dang those look good!

 

Thank you sir.  I just wished I knew how to work with leather to make headbands.

post #4074 of 4875
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post
 

Just finished these today.  So sad to let them go already....

 

They sound soooooooo good.  

 

Original sr60

 

What?  You're selling them already?  Those cups look excellent!

 

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Thank you sir.  I just wished I knew how to work with leather to make headbands.

 

Actually, it's not that bad.  All you need is about $10 - $15 dollars in sewing supplies, plus about $8.00 for some nylon bonded thread.  As to the leather, there's an Ebay vendor who sells 8" x 10" leather rectangles in some great finishes and patterns for about $10.00 shipped.  As to the initial $10 - $15 in sewing supplies and the $8.00 for thread, you can use those supplies and materials over and over again to sew about 25 more headbands.  The only added cost for each headband, would be the $10.00 charge for the leather.

 

I've covered quite a few and hand sewn each of them.  I used to have a $1,400 leather sewing machine and even with the servo controlled motor, it was very hard to handle.  Since I don't care to do this commercially, I'm fine with hand-sewing a band for a new pair of my headphones every few months.  I'm prepping to make some more comfortable headbands for the RS1i, and PS-500.

 

Here are some links to my gallery on the headphone headband improvement efforts that I've done with the HifiMan and Sennheiser headphones.  Also, in a thread somewhere, I basically described the tools that I used, along with providing pictures, too.  I need to find that thread so I can reference the items again.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/g/a/750470/sennheiser-hd-555-headband-improvement-effort/

 

http://www.head-fi.org/g/a/749111/hifiman-he-5le-headband-improvement-effort/

 

http://www.head-fi.org/g/i/872715/main-shot-he-500-with-custom-canare-star-quad-cable-covered-with-550-lb-burgundy-paracord-the-actual-color-is-burgundy-and-not-as-pink-as-shown-in-the-picture-since-the-flash-washed-the-cable-sleeve-color-out-a-bit/sort/display_order/

 

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Originally Posted by dgcrane View Post

You guys need to get out more biggrin.gif

Darren
 
I get out plenty.  Had an afternoon away shopping for car parts.  Ate dinner out with the family and then during the past 3 hours, I rebuilt the lower 1/4 of my transmission on my car.  :p  ;)  However, it's time for me to get OUT again and take the vehicle for a test ride.  :beerchug:
 

Edited by wje - 10/13/13 at 8:44pm
post #4075 of 4875

Hey 

 

Does someone know where i can order the little black things that hold my speaker in place (as you see on my photo). ]http://i.imgur.com/DxqBaks.jpg

post #4076 of 4875
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Originally Posted by stoondje View Post
 

Hey 

 

Does someone know where i can order the little black things that hold my speaker in place (as you see on my photo). ]http://i.imgur.com/DxqBaks.jpg

 

 

Those are gimbals.  Are yours broken?  You can contact Grado and they'll send you replacements.  However, if you want to buy them, you'll have to find someone who is selling them as in the f/s forum here.

post #4077 of 4875
Try bizfromqc.
He has some gimbles
post #4078 of 4875
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

What?  You're selling them already?  Those cups look excellent!

 

 

Actually, it's not that bad.  All you need is about $10 - $15 dollars in sewing supplies, plus about $8.00 for some nylon bonded thread.  As to the leather, there's an Ebay vendor who sells 8" x 10" leather rectangles in some great finishes and patterns for about $10.00 shipped.  As to the initial $10 - $15 in sewing supplies and the $8.00 for thread, you can use those supplies and materials over and over again to sew about 25 more headbands.  The only added cost for each headband, would be the $10.00 charge for the leather.

 

I've covered quite a few and hand sewn each of them.  I used to have a $1,400 leather sewing machine and even with the servo controlled motor, it was very hard to handle.  Since I don't care to do this commercially, I'm fine with hand-sewing a band for a new pair of my headphones every few months.  I'm prepping to make some more comfortable headbands for the RS1i, and PS-500.

 

Here are some links to my gallery on the headphone headband improvement efforts that I've done with the HifiMan and Sennheiser headphones.  Also, in a thread somewhere, I basically described the tools that I used, along with providing pictures, too.  I need to find that thread so I can reference the items again.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/g/a/750470/sennheiser-hd-555-headband-improvement-effort/

 

http://www.head-fi.org/g/a/749111/hifiman-he-5le-headband-improvement-effort/

 

http://www.head-fi.org/g/i/872715/main-shot-he-500-with-custom-canare-star-quad-cable-covered-with-550-lb-burgundy-paracord-the-actual-color-is-burgundy-and-not-as-pink-as-shown-in-the-picture-since-the-flash-washed-the-cable-sleeve-color-out-a-bit/sort/display_order/

 

 

nice!  Well if you ever decide to make extras.  Let me know!  Id glady buy 2-3 lol

post #4079 of 4875

So far I'm not a fan of the birch. Mids are too far back in the sound and highs are too present, they cover everything up. Percussion isn't as percussive as I'd like. Tom and bass drum hits are actually quite nice. Good sound and FEEL
post #4080 of 4875

Beautiful. 

I am not sure if you have it in the thread somewhere, but could you share some info about the brown braided hook up wire you used. It looks like telephone wire from the 50's. Very nice looking.

 

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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post
 

Just finished these today.  So sad to let them go already....

 

They sound soooooooo good.  

 

Original sr60

 

 

 

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