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post #2371 of 2426
The only thing thay seems unusual is the lack of the made in ireland or germany print. But in terms of sound i already asked a guy who used hundreds of hd25s and he told me they are exactly the same. Also i believe roma101 tested both as well and told me they are exactly the same.
post #2372 of 2426
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

The only thing thay seems unusual is the lack of the made in ireland or germany print. But in terms of sound i already asked a guy who used hundreds of hd25s and he told me they are exactly the same. Also i believe roma101 tested both as well and told me they are exactly the same.

 

Yes, I believe the same.

 

Cheers,

K

post #2373 of 2426

Has anyone tried replacing the earcups with the amperior ear cups? I wonder how that sounds.

post #2374 of 2426
like the HD25 Aluminum?
post #2375 of 2426
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Originally Posted by xallarap View Post
 

Has anyone tried replacing the earcups with the amperior ear cups? I wonder how that sounds.

 

Like the Amperior, surely.  Just adding Akasa Paxmate Plus foam to the cups already gets HD25 sounding closer to the Amperior, then those heavier Amperior cups should finish making HD25 sound just like it.

post #2376 of 2426
No
They would sound like the Aluminium ie still 70 ohms but with the alloy caps, just add the nice new pads to complete.
post #2377 of 2426
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

The only thing thay seems unusual is the lack of the made in ireland or germany print. But in terms of sound i already asked a guy who used hundreds of hd25s and he told me they are exactly the same. Also i believe roma101 tested both as well and told me they are exactly the same.

 

I remember reading somewhere that if you purchase that headband part from Sennheiser it will not say made in Ireland on it.

post #2378 of 2426

Add me to the list of the happy HD25 owners. I found a used pair of HD25-13 II this afternoon for 89€ and took them immediately for a few hours of metro commuting. Isolation is surprisingly good and so is the sound. I'd have to get my hands on a pair of HD25-1 to compare directly but these seem to be a bit smoother in the highs.

 

Even at 600R, these are efficient enough to be driven directly by a smartphone to more than reasonnable levels.

 

So... perfect portable cans to me.

post #2379 of 2426

Hello, i really love your cable mod. If i understand good its stock hd650 cable (this one) Can you please tell me the brand of jack you are using? I like them more than metal Neutrik

Thanks a lot Filip (love your hd25 ,)

post #2380 of 2426

Been a while -

Please excuse the NON Senn's in a few pics lol...

 

AppleMark

 

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post #2381 of 2426
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Originally Posted by TwoFiveOne View Post

I've been all through the headphone world and few cans have ever done it for me the way the HD25 does...

I've had 2 really expensive cables at different times and didn't like either one of them, especially considering the price. But the HD 650 cable is definitely a worthy upgrade IMO...

Here are my two pair. One cable is 36" and reaches exactly to the bottom of my jeans pocket. The other is only 16" and lets my Shuffle hang like a weightless pendant. The other 6' of that cable got a 1/8" female on it to serve as plugin extension to my GS-1 + MAC, a great setup. I occasionally use my portable amp but really, it's not necessary.

And with the velour pads you're looking at the greatest set of cold-weather dog walkers ever...

Just great headphones and IMO these should be part of any serious canhead's kit.



-Jim aka 251

Hello, i really love this cable mod. If i understand good its stock hd650 cable (this one) Can you please tell me the brand of jack you are using? I like them more than metal Neutrik

Thanks a lot Filip (love this hd25 ,)

post #2382 of 2426
Probably Switchcraft 35HD plugs. Neutriks would have to be dremelled a lot for the 650 cable to barely fit, but I would prefer Switchcrafts in the first place. More durable and less hassle.
post #2383 of 2426

Hi at the photo are some black (seems like rubber/plastic) with white logo, Switchcraft 35HD are silver metal...

post #2384 of 2426

The plugs are Neutriks, chosen because they're smaller. As far as durability goes, both of those cans and cables still see almost daily use, years later. (iPhone 3G dates the pic...)  I had a second set of these cables made, as backup, but have never needed them...  Still great cans, no matter what has come along since.

 

-Jim aka 251

post #2385 of 2426

Don't the plugs going into headphone ever come loose with this reversed cup arrangement ? Also is any small (?) improvement in sound worth the inconvenience of having dual cable entry with vulnerable looking connections.

 

Even on my HD25s which have the standard single sided cable the right hand (red) plug sometimes works loose resulting in loss of sound. Its the only single thing that spoils these headphones for me. I wish I knew of a permanent cure for this.

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