New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

hd25-1 appreciation thread - Page 163

post #2431 of 2443
sorry wrong thread
post #2432 of 2443

I'm soon going to try out the uber mod with the aluminum /amperior cups. 

post #2433 of 2443
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fungus View Post
 

I'm soon going to try out the uber mod with the aluminum /amperior cups. 

 

I can imagine the improvements provided by using the improved dampening material, but not so much the weight loading. Do share your experiences when you install the mod! :normal_smile :

post #2434 of 2443

Don't underestimate weight-loading!

post #2435 of 2443

Weight loading? 

post #2436 of 2443
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post
 

Don't underestimate weight-loading!

I say this because the aluminum frame of the Sennheiser amperior/HD25 aluminium is already heavier than the plastic ones of the HD25. I wouldn't say that there won't be any improvements, just not as noticeable than if you install it on the plastic version: which works very well as I have my own pair that's modded!

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fungus View Post
 

Weight loading? 

The Custom Cans uber mod for the HD25s includes some small strips of adhesive backed lead weights in which you place in certain places around the driver. The additional weight serves as a vibration absorber, transferring more of the energy into sound production than vibrating the headphones.

post #2437 of 2443

That's what I thought. 

 

I'll probably be better of just getting the aluminium cups and skip the uber mod. 

 

But then the uber mod is significantly cheap if I'm purchasing just the materials and do the mod myself. 


Edited by Fungus - 9/28/14 at 2:46am
post #2438 of 2443
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fungus View Post
 

That's what I thought. 

 

I'll probably be better of just getting the aluminium cups and skip the uber mod. 

 

But then the uber mod is significantly cheap if I'm purchasing just the materials and do the mod myself. 

 

The uber mod doesn't just include the weights, but also a superior dampening material (forgot the name) that replaces that white felt disk. This comes in a thin adhesive backed sheet in which you cut out and stick onto the insides of the cup. Most experience (including myself) the HD25 being more open, and a wider soundstage, with the uber mod.

 

However the dampening sheet has score lines designed to fit between the "ridges" (forgot the term) inside the plastic cups. The aluminium cups shouldn't have these obstructions, and should allow an easier fit without the need to cut the sheet into small sections.

post #2439 of 2443
Quote:
Originally Posted by JacobLee89 View Post
 

 

The uber mod doesn't just include the weights, but also a superior dampening material (forgot the name) that replaces that white felt disk. This comes in a thin adhesive backed sheet in which you cut out and stick onto the insides of the cup. Most experience (including myself) the HD25 being more open, and a wider soundstage, with the uber mod.

 

However the dampening sheet has score lines designed to fit between the "ridges" (forgot the term) inside the plastic cups. The aluminium cups shouldn't have these obstructions, and should allow an easier fit without the need to cut the sheet into small sections.

In your experience with the uber mod hd25, do you notice any changes in the mids? I've heard it becomes less forwards and further away.

 

I've owned a pair of amperiors and found them to be heavy enough that when I wear them whilst jogging, I could feel the pads/cups sliding off my ears. I've never had this problem with the hd25 even when I'm doing somersaults and cartwheels :normal_smile : 

post #2440 of 2443
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fungus View Post
 

In your experience with the uber mod hd25, do you notice any changes in the mids? I've heard it becomes less forwards and further away.

 

I've owned a pair of amperiors and found them to be heavy enough that when I wear them whilst jogging, I could feel the pads/cups sliding off my ears. I've never had this problem with the hd25 even when I'm doing somersaults and cartwheels :normal_smile : 

 

The mids do change: it is less forward but only slightly, and the notion of it being further away is probably due to the additional space you have once you install the mod. This change is probably what makes people attribute the Uber HD25 with a wider soundsage. It could also be possible that the mod has improved the sound across the board, but less so on the mids.

 

It's probably a bad thing for some, but for me it's a great plus as I now find listening to brass bands an absolute pleasure with the Uber HD25s. Giving my brother a listen on them, he even goes as far to say that it's the most realistic representation of brass instruments he has heard on any headphone. I couldn't confirm for myself as I rarely find myself listening to brass instruments live.

 

That's my experience so far

post #2441 of 2443

I just got an email from custom cans regarding their pricing:

£60 to £90 for the paintwork depending on the artwork

£65 for spc cable and massloading the damping kit.

I think I'll pass :beyersmile:


Edited by Fungus - 9/29/14 at 6:06pm
post #2442 of 2443
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fungus View Post
 

I just got an email from custom cans regarding their pricing:

£60 to £90 for the paintwork depending on the artwork

£65 for spc cable and massloading the damping kit.

I think I'll pass :beyersmile:

 

Odd. Since in Ebay they charge £60 for the cable and £8 for the uber kit.

 

You can just get the Uber Kit and install it yourself. All you need really is a craft knife and a surface you don't mind cutting up. One thing to note though: mass loading the driver coil makes it impossible for the plastic cover to fully click back into place, but it holds on tightly regardless.

 

I could probably paint my own HD25, but from my calculations I'd be spending nearly £30 on the spray cans, and that's only if I want to paint it one colour. Adding pattern work will mean I'd be spending around £15 more with an additional £8 for each colour, and the results may not even come anywhere close to what Custom Cans are doing. Unless of course I have the same equipment.

 

Custom Cans are very cunning with their pricing. Fair play to them.

post #2443 of 2443
Quote:
Originally Posted by JacobLee89 View Post
 

 

Odd. Since in Ebay they charge £60 for the cable and £8 for the uber kit.

 

You can just get the Uber Kit and install it yourself. All you need really is a craft knife and a surface you don't mind cutting up. One thing to note though: mass loading the driver coil makes it impossible for the plastic cover to fully click back into place, but it holds on tightly regardless.

 

I could probably paint my own HD25, but from my calculations I'd be spending nearly £30 on the spray cans, and that's only if I want to paint it one colour. Adding pattern work will mean I'd be spending around £15 more with an additional £8 for each colour, and the results may not even come anywhere close to what Custom Cans are doing. Unless of course I have the same equipment.

 

Custom Cans are very cunning with their pricing. Fair play to them.

I thought they would install the mod for free and charge me just the kit cost. I guess not. 

 

Since the plastic cups don't click back in place, I'll probably get the amperior ear cups and be done. It looks better anyway.

Unfortunately custom cans don't stock the cups. 

 

I agree. If they do a good job with the paint job and artwork, £60 is worth it but I'll have to pay postage both ways.  

I really like the glossy finish though. 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav: