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post #1366 of 1427
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You could make some serious money if you started making and selling those mods. That is the nicest HD580 I have ever seen by far!!


I am particularly interested in the lamb skin headband.

post #1367 of 1427

Headband Orpheus style. Very soft and thin, yet punk looking lambskin.

 

post #1368 of 1427
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Headband Orpheus style. Very soft and thin, yet punk looking lambskin.




Seriously. How much?
post #1369 of 1427

Hey, I am a firm believer in sharing. I am always happy myself, when other people inspire and help me without trying to make money.

 

-- So, anybody interested in a "How to"?

-- Yes?

 

-- Here you go!

post #1370 of 1427

If anybody is trying to refurbish their ancient HD580's I've actually had success with Sennheiser where you send them a decrepit pair of HD580's and they send your stuff back basically brand new with any iffy parts replaced which in my scenario included pads, cable, headband.. and there may have been a driver swap but I don't remember. I do remember things sounding better, but I still have my 580's! The price was like $100 at the time and their service, communication, and overall feel of the brand as a whole from that experience was very luxurious and accommodating.

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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

If anybody is trying to refurbish their ancient HD580's I've actually had success with Sennheiser where you send them a decrepit pair of HD580's and they send your stuff back basically brand new with any iffy parts replaced which in my scenario included pads, cable, headband.. and there may have been a driver swap but I don't remember. I do remember things sounding better, but I still have my 580's! The price was like $100 at the time and their service, communication, and overall feel of the brand as a whole from that experience was very luxurious and accommodating.
How long ago was this? I'm interested in doing just this if it's cheaper than buying those parts separately.
post #1372 of 1427
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post
 

If anybody is trying to refurbish their ancient HD580's I've actually had success with Sennheiser where you send them a decrepit pair of HD580's and they send your stuff back basically brand new with any iffy parts replaced which in my scenario included pads, cable, headband.. and there may have been a driver swap but I don't remember. I do remember things sounding better, but I still have my 580's! The price was like $100 at the time and their service, communication, and overall feel of the brand as a whole from that experience was very luxurious and accommodating.

That would be great, but I doubt they would still offer that service now considering the HD580 has been discontinued. It wouldn't hurt to call and ask, but don't get your hopes up.

 

Anyone that is wanting parts replaced, the HD600 and HD650 parts are 100% compatible with the HD580, you can order whatever you need and just paint them black/dark grey to match your HD580. I'm sure most of you already know this, I just figured I would share that in the small chance that someone reading didn't.


Edited by cCasper TFG - 3/24/14 at 3:45am
post #1373 of 1427

If anyone has a spare headband, I'd love to buy it. The problem with buying through Sennheiser is that their headband includes the yolks and everything, which brings the price to ~$70 for an HD600 headband and even more for the HD650. I just want that one piece of plastic!

post #1374 of 1427

I have seen others use epoxy or maybe it was gorilla glue and strips of rounded over metal adhered to the outside of the plastic as reinforcement.  There might be room enough to glue a small piece inside the headband too, to double it up.  Next use a beyer snap-on headband over the patch job... or if you do it right it should be flat enough to use the OEM headband padding.

 

Heres a thread from a while back:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/319821/dont-like-big-sennheiser-word-on-600-650-headband-erase-it

 

Someone here used aluminum and rivets.

post #1375 of 1427

I did the headband mod and it works great...  I used thicker leather and it bunched up more than the other members job.  but its really comfy.  it adds a little bit of weight too.  its a $8-10 mod so I might re-do it at some point.

 

post #1376 of 1427

Sinistar evil looking in low light conditions...

 

 

post #1377 of 1427

That riveted headband looks sweet! Mine is just stretched out, luckily not broken, so I should be able to reinforce it with sheet metal. I really dig the all black look of yours, by the way. I was dreaming up that look and hadn't seen it done before (HD600 black grills with the black headband and HD650 cable).

post #1378 of 1427

My HD 580's, purchased from a guy in New York on eBay, came in the mail a week ago.  $171 shipped.  They are SPECTACULAR !!! 

 

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My HD 580's, purchased from a guy in New York on eBay, came in the mail a week ago.  $171 shipped.  They are SPECTACULAR !!! 

 

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Welcome to the HD 580 club!!!  Im using it now to listen Paco de Lucia.  It sound great with classic music.  

post #1380 of 1427

After a decade of loyal service, I've replaced my HD580's drivers. Got the capsules from Custom Cable in the UK. Now they are ready for an additional decade of fantastic musical reproduction! Cheers to all! 

 

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