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post #16 of 18

I've been playing with the thought of recabling my UR40s after the plug messed up on them for quite a while now so I could have the best headphones I ever owned back, which would be the best cable and plug for doing so on?

 

Source of audio would be mostly my computer.

 

Currently using MDR-V150s as their replacement, but the UR40s still felt better, and actually sounded a little better as well, now that I'm thinking about it. Another UR40 mod I'm considering is velour earpads, and the same also goes for the V150s, and another V150 mod I'm considering trying is padding the headband somehow.


Edited by HPuser9083 - 11/18/13 at 4:44pm
post #17 of 18

They use the exact same drivers as the KSC75 so they sound pretty much just like them but a bit more open. Their weakness is in the enclosure as it is a cheap plastic that provides a fair amount of nasty ringing. I played around with my UR40 to dampen the enclosure (the plastic bits, I removed the foam from the grill) and things became a little better but not perfect. In the end, I found that the best way to make them sound good is by transplanting the drivers into a better enclosure.

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Note: eventually I replaced the UR40 drivers with PortaPro 25th Anniversary drivers as they are a little bit more refined to my ears and lack the metallic treble that the UR40 suffers from.

post #18 of 18

I plan on putting Portapro drivers in my UR40s too, actually, and I removed the foam too. That's should I end up getting any Portapros. Also may try putting KSC75s with PX200 earpads on the Portapro headband too, use the KSC75-powered Portapros while on the go, and the Portapro-powered UR40s while at home. :p


Edited by HPuser9083 - 11/23/13 at 9:26pm
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