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Originally Posted by 7keys View Post
 

Beautiful!

 

Quick question though, where did you get the leather (I'm assuming) rings for your cups?

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Originally Posted by CJG888 View Post

I'm hoping to add a little more "body" to the sound of my SR225i, and have decided to look at fitting wooden cups. The two options I have found are the Yew Woodworks cups (Cocobolo or Hawaiian Koa) and the obvious Turbulent Labs Vibros. Which of these options is likely to sound better? The Yew ones clearly look better....

Also, if I were to go for the Yew Woodworks cups, which wood would give a more neutral sound? Both are, AFAIK, tone woods. I think that Cocobolo is used in the manufacture of high-end woodwind instruments.

Finally, how easy will it be to liberate the SR225i drivers? Will I need to destroy the plastic cups to do so? What is generally the success rate? If it goes wrong, I will be left with a headband and gimbals to sell for spares....

....or I will need to buy a set of Magnum drivers from Turbulent.

 

If you are looking for a more neutral sound, a harder wood is the way to go. I have gotten great results with cups made of Lignum Vitae. Curly Maple, African Blackwood and several others have yielded similar results. Lean, punchy bass, nice clear highs, unobstructed mids. I am currently using Turbulent X drivers.

 

I had some 225 pinks and some 225i that I tried in Paduak, and that was a nice "bodied" sound (if we are using the same definition :)).

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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

Beautiful!

 

Quick question though, where did you get the leather (I'm assuming) rings for your cups?

I bought a soft leather coat at a thrift shop for $8. I want to make a leather jacket for my L-cush....I have some koss ksc75 drivers coming.

 

 

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Onward to the full StratoKOSSter!
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7Keys, I love the leather jacket. I definitely want to do this.

That looks perfect.

I did the tape mod and immediately got more bass without sacrificing any detail on my MS1i's. But ever since I changed my pads on my DT770's to leather from the Velour, my L cushes  don't feel comfortable as I would like. And I wear them a lot.

The change on the Beyers to the leather was amazing and incredible -- better sound all the way around and way more comfortable. Crisper bass, and it brought the mids and low mids forward imo and gave them a more balanced sound.

 

 

How much did putting leather all the way around the L cush affect the imaging? Did it box it up too much? I actually like the imaging I get with the MS1i. It's tighter than my DT770's, but a lot of my live recorded FLACs that are audience and soundboard recordings have a much better soundstage than the Beyers. Very accurate, especially at low late night volumes.

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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

Onward to the full StratoKOSSter!

I've been wanting to try a full StratoKOSSter for the last year but couldn't find any leather pads. Well I have some now....just waiting on the drivers. 

 

 

 

If you're going to go........go all the way!

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Originally Posted by notben View Post
 

7Keys, I love the leather jacket. I definitely want to do this.

That looks perfect.

I did the tape mod and immediately got more bass without sacrificing any detail on my MS1i's. But ever since I changed my pads on my DT770's to leather from the Velour, my L cushes  don't feel comfortable as I would like. And I wear them a lot.

The change on the Beyers to the leather was amazing and incredible -- better sound all the way around and way more comfortable. Crisper bass, and it brought the mids and low mids forward imo and gave them a more balanced sound.

 

 

How much did putting leather all the way around the L cush affect the imaging? Did it box it up too much? I actually like the imaging I get with the MS1i. It's tighter than my DT770's, but a lot of my live recorded FLACs that are audience and soundboard recordings have a much better soundstage than the Beyers. Very accurate, especially at low late night volumes.

As you can see in the picture I have only made one so far..:rolleyes:

 

The other one is half finished, I'll finish it tonight.


Edited by 7keys - 5/29/14 at 10:30am
post #5004 of 5200
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Originally Posted by 7keys View Post
 

As you can see in the picture I have only made one so far..:rolleyes:

 

The other one is half finished, I'll finish it tonight.


Gotcha. Thanks. I was getting a little excited :blink:

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I've just totalled both drivers trying to solder my sr80s into their new wooden homes. Not a good start to the weekend.:(

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I've just totalled both drivers trying to solder my sr80s into their new wooden homes. Not a good start to the weekend.frown.gif

Not good at all! What kind of soldering iron were you using ?
post #5007 of 5200

Gas one. I was too impatient getting the old cable off that I ripped the connections off the driver.

 

I thought I'd done the first driver ok but no sounds when I tested it.

 

Never mind. I've ordered a pair of px100s so sengrado's here I come.

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Damn that sucks on two fronts. Amazon had the senn PX100-ii for $45 last Saturday. Now they are $65
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£30 here in the uk. I was interested in them anyway.

 

I blame this forum :D I started reading it about a year ago when my cables started playing up. Several million read posts later and I've made my own wooden cups and cables. Shame i blew the drivers. They were a present.

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A nice little grado mod with some HF2s.
Senheisser HD800 detachable cable conversion
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