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Quote:
Originally Posted by Diesalot View Post
 

Thank you!

Yeah, I made some SennGrados. I should have posted those first. (Used the cups from my SennGrados to test out the JVC's)

The SennGrados are better than the JVC drivers IMO.

So I guess you've looked through the Non Grado Driver thread?

 

 

Let's see your SennGrado's.


Edited by 7keys - 7/27/15 at 3:53pm
post #6482 of 6495

I used the cups from my SennGrado because I was impatient and wanted to hear the JVC's.

I Just got my Vibro cups today in the mail to rebuild the SennGrados. I also just ordered the new SennGrado ring adapters from Vibro Labs so I'm waiting for those to arrive.

I wish I had the tools to make my own wooden cups, but I'm glad that there are people out there making and selling them.

post #6483 of 6495
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diesalot View Post
 

I used the cups from my SennGrado because I was impatient and wanted to hear the JVC's.

I Just got my Vibro cups today in the mail to rebuild the SennGrados. I also just ordered the new SennGrado ring adapters from Vibro Labs so I'm waiting for those to arrive.

I wish I had the tools to make my own wooden cups, but I'm glad that there are people out there making and selling them.

Great stuff!

post #6484 of 6495

Just ordered the Turbulent Labs saddle Manta. I'll take some photos once it comes in and is fitted!

 

Thanks for the recommendations. 

post #6485 of 6495

I removed the filter paper covering the holes around the driver and the center. They sound much better! 

Improved bass, mids, vocals and no more piercing treble. I'm enjoying the sound they produce.

 

post #6486 of 6495

Interesting...

post #6487 of 6495
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diesalot View Post
 

I removed the filter paper covering the holes around the driver and the center. They sound much better! 

Improved bass, mids, vocals and no more piercing treble. I'm enjoying the sound they produce.

 

Isn't that supposed to protect the driver against dust and things.

 

 

post #6488 of 6495

I did the same thing to my SR225e headphones. The bass got stronger, maybe a little bloated. So I figured why not on the JVC drivers. They were only $30.

post #6489 of 6495

Are there any pads that mimic the stock pad + scotch tape mod? I absolutely love the mod, bass is punchy, instrument separation is amazing with detail; but the tape is so ugly and itchy.

post #6490 of 6495

newbie moder here :)

 

just bought recently my first pair of Grado. I've being following this great family brand since quite a long time and i decided to pull the trigger for a SR80e...

 

One of my main motivation is to mod my headphones working on the aesthetic and if possible improving the sound quality.

 

I read quite a number of pages of this thread and decided to start the mods

 

 

 

Recabling.

 

i decided to work with Canare L4e6s, viablue Y splitter and neutrik TRS 3.5 jack

 

first phase was to prepare the wire.

 

i removed the plastic wrapper and the shield.

i used 2 different types of paracord for the sleeving

 

first phase done!

 

 

Soldering of the jack.

 

I love Neutrik, for a beginner like myself it is very easy to work with

 

 

2 blue wires for the signal, 2 white wires for the ground

 

 

Phase 2 done!

 

Opening up of the headphones.

 

 I follow a tutorial i saw on the net, together with my loyal hair dryer reach my goal!

 

quite easy actualy, 1 min on each can.

 

 


i cleaned the remaining glue and decided to remove the SR80e inscription.

 

Once again with the haire dryer i tried to melt the glue, ..., the grill melted!!!!

 

i will have to change it!

 

No big deal

 

Phase 3 done!

 

Finding Left / Right

 

very easy:

 


the new cables are ready to be soldered to the Grado...

 

Soldering the new cable.

 

straight forward, melting the soldering paste, removing original wire and place the new.

 

 

 

 

 

Easy, unless if you have Huuuge finger as i do !!!

 


At this point a decided to go for the hole punching mod...

As you may notice, it is not possible on the SR80e.

 

There is 2 holes near the solders, and the top part is not punchable...

 

Phase 4 done!

 

the remaining tasks were quite easy, i found a potential grill ( the one i used to prevent my cat jumping for the balcony!!!).

 

Glue, replacing the 2 parts of the headphones together and...

 

... TAAA DAAAA

 


took me 2 hours and i had a lot of fun!!!

post #6491 of 6495
Quote:
Originally Posted by esteboune View Post
 

newbie moder here :)

 

just bought recently my first pair of Grado. I've being following this great family brand since quite a long time and i decided to pull the trigger for a SR80e...

 

One of my main motivation is to mod my headphones working on the aesthetic and if possible improving the sound quality.

 

I read quite a number of pages of this thread and decided to start the mods

 

 


took me 2 hours and i had a lot of fun!!!

nice work

post #6492 of 6495
Quote:
Originally Posted by esteboune View Post
 

newbie moder here :)

 

Recabling.

 

 

i used 2 different types of paracord for the sleeving

 

 

Extra Pictures (Click to show)

 

Soldering of the jack.

 

I love Neutrik, for a beginner like myself it is very easy to work with

 

 

2 blue wires for the signal, 2 white wires for the ground

 

 

Phase 2 done!

 

Opening up of the headphones.

 

 I follow a tutorial i saw on the net, together with my loyal hair dryer reach my goal!

 

quite easy actualy, 1 min on each can.

 

 


i cleaned the remaining glue and decided to remove the SR80e inscription.

 

Once again with the haire dryer i tried to melt the glue, ..., the grill melted!!!!

 

i will have to change it!

 

No big deal

 

Phase 3 done!

 

Finding Left / Right

 

very easy:

 


the new cables are ready to be soldered to the Grado...

 

Soldering the new cable.

 

straight forward, melting the soldering paste, removing original wire and place the new.

 

 

 

 

 

Easy, unless if you have Huuuge finger as i do !!!

 


At this point a decided to go for the hole punching mod...

As you may notice, it is not possible on the SR80e.

 

There is 2 holes near the solders, and the top part is not punchable...

 

Phase 4 done!

 

the remaining tasks were quite easy, i found a potential grill ( the one i used to prevent my cat jumping for the balcony!!!).

 

Glue, replacing the 2 parts of the headphones together and...

 

... TAAA DAAAA

 


took me 2 hours and i had a lot of fun!!!

 

 

Awesome job mate. Curious as to the 2 Types of ParaCord ?? I only ask, because I'm going to use the 8 Conductor Grado Cord, and I'm up in arms as to sleeve back or the 8 wires, or do a braid, and cover them all up in one could swoop . . . I've just ordered 300ft of 275 cord (3 different colours and it was cheaper this way) for the individual wires, but might order more depending on what you used, and availability in Aust.

 

Cheers

post #6493 of 6495
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Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
 

 

Awesome job mate. Curious as to the 2 Types of ParaCord ?? I only ask, because I'm going to use the 8 Conductor Grado Cord, and I'm up in arms as to sleeve back or the 8 wires, or do a braid, and cover them all up in one could swoop . . . I've just ordered 300ft of 275 cord (3 different colours and it was cheaper this way) for the individual wires, but might order more depending on what you used, and availability in Aust.

 

Cheers


Hi thanks!

 

i used this one:

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shiping-12-Colors-Reflective-Paracord-550lb-7-Strand-100FT100-feet-31-Meter-Survival-7strand-PARACHUTE/763296745.html

 

I had to remove the shielding of the canare LE4e6s to insert it in the paracord.

It is not extensible at all.

 

so it goes you will have to put 2 conductors per Paracord and braid.

post #6494 of 6495
Quote:
Originally Posted by esteboune View Post


Hi thanks!

i used this one:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shiping-12-Colors-Reflective-Paracord-550lb-7-Strand-100FT100-feet-31-Meter-Survival-7strand-PARACHUTE/763296745.html

I had to remove the shielding of the canare LE4e6s to insert it in the paracord.
It is not extensible at all.

so it goes you will have to put 2 conductors per Paracord and braid.

Or you could sleeve them individually and do an 8 Strand Braid up to the Y-split, then do 2 4 strand braids from there. Could probably super/hot glue the center of the braid at the split to keep it together if you needed to, though the tension on the 8 wires would probably keep it from unraveling itself.
post #6495 of 6495
Quote:
Originally Posted by esteboune View Post
 


Hi thanks!

 

i used this one:

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shiping-12-Colors-Reflective-Paracord-550lb-7-Strand-100FT100-feet-31-Meter-Survival-7strand-PARACHUTE/763296745.html

 

I had to remove the shielding of the canare LE4e6s to insert it in the paracord.

It is not extensible at all.

 

so it goes you will have to put 2 conductors per Paracord and braid.

 

Ok cool. Appreciate that. I thought it 550, but you just don't know, with images. I'm using the 8 Conductor Grado cable, as I believe they are still some of the best around, so I will be taking the outer sheathing off. 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post


Or you could sleeve them individually and do an 8 Strand Braid up to the Y-split, then do 2 4 strand braids from there. Could probably super/hot glue the center of the braid at the split to keep it together if you needed to, though the tension on the 8 wires would probably keep it from unraveling itself.

 

This is what I was planing on doing. Individual covering on the 8 wires, then 4 braid to the Driver. I really wanted to know the above, incase I have troubles in one way or another, covering each strand and/or 8Braiding the conductors. 

With the 550 or TechFlex I could just to a basic braid if I had issues doing the other, then hide the mess in the bigger diameter coverings. 

There are so many options out there, like using 550 for 2 conductors, then 4 Braid to the Y then cover the 4 conductors to the Drivers, or to the 8 & 4 as you mentioned. I'm acquiring everything I can, now, so if something doesn't work, I can easily enough move on the the easier option, without missing a beat . . . . .

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