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post #976 of 36863
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Originally Posted by ElephantTLK View Post
Can someone tell me how to remove foam from headband? I will replace it but i dnot know how to remove this foam... Is there some clip?

Thanks...
Anyone?
post #977 of 36863
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post
The k701s harsh treble is around the 7khz region. I dont think I can even hear any air from those cans past 14khz. Its bone dry IMO. The senn hd580/hd600 are sparklier on top IMO than the 701s but the 701s are brighter(meaning lower treble peaks)
That wasn't to suggest that it's harsh at that sound frequency, rather to show that my hearing is pretty crap.

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Can someone tell me how to remove foam from headband? I will replace it but i dnot know how to remove this foam... Is there some clip?

Thanks...
Inner side, right at the ends of the head band is a black plastic piece which you can pry out from the head band side with your nails/sharp object. Just flick it out. Then pull down the speaker parts [they can actually come off without the black caps] and you can slide off the head band.

Hope that makes sense. It's 1:45am here and I cannot sleep.
post #978 of 36863
Does anyone have opinions to offer regarding the HD650s versus the D5000's?
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the HD650 treble is really on the spot for me. they really shine in the upper highs...maybe the lower treble is just a tiny tiny tiny bit rolled off comparing to other headphones but for me it is enough as i am a little sensitive in the high frequencies.
that's one of the reasons I am not upgrading the cable...because I don't need anymore resolution than it is.
post #980 of 36863
I recently came across this post from the Grado appreciation thread. The Sennheiser wood cups are great and will be an awesome combination with J$ Leather Pads for Sennheiser HD580/600/650.

These are now on my Wishlist for 2010....

Merry X'Mas & Happy New Year...
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post #981 of 36863
The design of them just don't sit well with me. They stick out like a sore thumb. However, how much soundstage improvement is there with them? You can also go with the Headphile closed woodies for a different effect as well.
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The design of them just don't sit well with me. They stick out like a sore thumb. However, how much soundstage improvement is there with them? You can also go with the Headphile closed woodies for a different effect as well.
I am not going for additional soundstage improvement.. More for cosmetic purpose and the Headphile woodies are too huge to my likings... Awaiting to leather pads for better comfort now.
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I usually abide by my "form follows function" statement. I'll pass on the open woodies, but the leather pads are a must.
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At times I would like to dress up my gears to differentiate it from other... as long as it doesn't burn a hole in my pocket.
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What effect do those woodies really even have? All I can figure out is that making them closed with SIGNIFICANTLY increase bass impact. But, what about the "Deep" upgrade? What chance does that make to the sonic signature? Improve highs, improve lows, or just look really nice?
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Originally Posted by TStewart422 View Post
What effect do those woodies really even have? All I can figure out is that making them closed with SIGNIFICANTLY increase bass impact. But, what about the "Deep" upgrade? What chance does that make to the sonic signature? Improve highs, improve lows, or just look really nice?
I would think it helps on vibration control comparing to plastic material. Too bad I don;t have carpentry skills.
post #987 of 36863
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Originally Posted by OutdoorXplorer View Post
I would think it helps on vibration control comparing to plastic material. Too bad I don;t have carpentry skills.
And what does that do to the sound?
post #988 of 36863
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post
The k701s harsh treble is around the 7khz region. I dont think I can even hear any air from those cans past 14khz. Its bone dry IMO. The senn hd580/hd600 are sparklier on top IMO than the 701s but the 701s are brighter(meaning lower treble peaks)
That's what I hear as well--a harsh spikeness well in the audible range. Couldn't abide these phones, though it's clear from their general neurality and openness that there's potential there. If AKG could sort out the treble I'd be willing to take another listen
post #989 of 36863
Wow, so my HD650s came in today. First off I saw the box and thought 'Why do companies like Senn and Grado put their headphones in such crappy boxes?' then I pulled out the actual box from the corrugated cardboard, lol, issue solved.
But as for sound holy smokes these things fill out like the sr325i just arent capable of. Really great soundstage and the smoothness of everything is such a welcomed relief from the grado sr325i aggressive uppermids and highs.

Everything now has a place and the guitars/vocals/snare drums arent competing and producing a slightly harsh byproduct. Also, I sense a slightly different approach to the high end, which I can assume is the veil that is always mentioned, but notice enhanced upper detail compared to the grado 325i. So in the end its not an issue at all, but a pleasant plus.

Oh and the filled out bass and lower mids, good god theyre amazing! Overall Ive got to say I think they have surpassed my grados (and Ive been a long time grado guy). Still love the grados but theyre just a notch below the senns in this case, though sometimes you just want that aggressive/fun sound. Cant wait for the burn in to enhance (seriously these things sound great as is!).

PS: Coming from the grado bowls, these things are like pillows on my head
post #990 of 36863
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Originally Posted by zombi View Post
Wow, so my HD650s came in today. First off I saw the box and thought 'Why do companies like Senn and Grado put their headphones in such crappy boxes?' then I pulled out the actual box from the corrugated cardboard, lol, issue solved.
But as for sound holy smokes these things fill out like the sr325i just arent capable of. Really great soundstage and the smoothness of everything is such a welcomed relief from the grado sr325i aggressive uppermids and highs.

Everything now has a place and the guitars/vocals/snare drums arent competing and producing a slightly harsh byproduct. Also, I sense a slightly different approach to the high end, which I can assume is the veil that is always mentioned, but notice enhanced upper detail compared to the grado 325i. So in the end its not an issue at all, but a pleasant plus.

Oh and the filled out bass and lower mids, good god theyre amazing! Overall Ive got to say I think they have surpassed my grados (and Ive been a long time grado guy). Still love the grados but theyre just a notch below the senns in this case, though sometimes you just want that aggressive/fun sound. Cant wait for the burn in to enhance (seriously these things sound great as is!).

PS: Coming from the grado bowls, these things are like pillows on my head
Glad to see you like them. I went through the same thing the first time I put them on my head too.
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