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post #13741 of 37349

did your guys' earpads soften over time? i just got a brand new pair yesterday and they sound amazing, but the earpads are a little hard. the in store demo pair had earpads that felt like butter and were super comfortable. How long should it take for them to soften up and be less hard?

post #13742 of 37349

The softer they get the less likely they are to seal well.  They should be firm for a while.


Edited by Tuco1965 - 9/27/13 at 8:29am
post #13743 of 37349
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Originally Posted by jamesino View Post
 

Anyone here using the Magni/Modi combo with a laptop? If so, where do yo set the volume pot? I find that at 12 o'clock, the vocals finally start to come out, but it's starting to get too loud. 

 

Are you reducing the signal digitally somewhere in your chain? For the HD650, I find 9 o' clock is plenty loud.

post #13744 of 37349
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Originally Posted by gabsonuro View Post

did your guys' earpads soften over time? i just got a brand new pair yesterday and they sound amazing, but the earpads are a little hard. the in store demo pair had earpads that felt like butter and were super comfortable. How long should it take for them to soften up and be less hard?

I replaced mine after 4 years and i find the sound is amazing.
Pretty expensive for a pad though, but it's worth it.
post #13745 of 37349
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post

Are you reducing the signal digitally somewhere in your chain? For the HD650, I find 9 o' clock is plenty loud.

I dont normally reduce volume digitally unless i have no choice. reduce signal digitally more often also reducing resolution.
post #13746 of 37349

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Originally Posted by gabsonuro View Post
 

How long should it take for them to soften up and be less hard?

I think mine felt broken in after about a month or so of regular use.

 

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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post

The softer they get the less likely they are to seal well. They should be firm for a while.

I regularly used mine for over a year and the pads never got soft enough to cause a seal issue.

post #13747 of 37349
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post


I dont normally reduce volume digitally unless i have no choice. reduce signal digitally more often also reducing resolution.

 

The reason I asked is because the HD650 is ear-splittingly loud out of the Magni/Modi with the pot at 12 o'clock. I can't imagine listening at that volume unless the OP is dropping the signal down somewhere upstream in his system.

post #13748 of 37349
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post

The reason I asked is because the HD650 is ear-splittingly loud out of the Magni/Modi with the pot at 12 o'clock. I can't imagine listening at that volume unless the OP is dropping the signal down somewhere upstream in his system.

That's what I was thinking, the Mangi is quite the capable headphone driver, and could probably blow out some cheaper earbuds. The HD650 is listenable to at 60 on my Fiio E17, but I assume the Magni is a whole different ball game, I've been trying to get my hands on the Mangi/Modi combo here in Canada without paying 280$.
Edited by Wuzupmyhomiz - 9/27/13 at 10:38am
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Schiit has a Mangi now? Is that the new V2?

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

Schiit has a Mangi now? Is that the new V2?

 

huh?

post #13751 of 37349
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

huh?

 

Mangi?

:biggrin:

post #13752 of 37349

to everyone saying the 650 sounds "veiled" i actually find the complete opposite.... i find the 600 and 598 sound veiled and the 650 to sound super natural and open.

post #13753 of 37349
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Originally Posted by gabsonuro View Post
 

to everyone saying the 650 sounds "veiled" i actually find the complete opposite.... i find the 600 and 598 sound veiled and the 650 to sound super natural and open.

 

The pre-silver driver HD650 has always had a veil (I've used both and had the latter for the last year) and the HD650's with the silver driver are way different.

post #13754 of 37349

I don't have the 598 but I find the 600 and 650 sound really similar except for the better bass on the 650. How do you tell if you have a silver driver or not? I am hoping you don't have to take them apart to tell.

post #13755 of 37349
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

I don't have the 598 but I find the 600 and 650 sound really similar except for the better bass on the 650. How do you tell if you have a silver driver or not? I am hoping you don't have to take them apart to tell.

 

You should be able to tell if you put them in the light and look through the grill. The new ones have a brighter, silver driver, hence the name.

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