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post #76 of 348
Drew is a quick responder. If he doesn't get back to you in a days' time - either the email was not received, or he could have taken a mini-vacation.
He's handled the mod. for many people (including some europeans). ..........or you could ask Highflyin9 at http://www.zynsonix.com/Contact.htm or PM Cantsleep
post #77 of 348
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Originally Posted by shuy View Post
i want my im716 modded too, but i have no experience in soldering n stuff. i've emailed moon audio for it to be professionally modded, but got no reply.
That's strange. My communication with Drew always was very quick. Maybe he's busy? In any case, here's a picture of his work. You can also opt to use white shrink wrap.



EDIT: I'm one of the Europeans BushGuy is referring to.
post #78 of 348
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Originally Posted by jSatch View Post
I ended up with the 68-Ohm resistors […]
IIRC, you're not using an amp, correct? Might I ask what DAP you're using?
post #79 of 348
Just finished it. Thanks for the guide. It took me almost two hours to do it. Kinda embarrassing, but its the first time ive ever soldered anything. I also kinda accidentally hit the wire with the soldering iron and melted a bit of the rubber. Nothing too bad though. I managed to connect the ground and right channel perfectly. When it came to the last channel, i burnt the wire and burnt my finger twice

I used the 68 ohm resistors and even without an amp they sound great from my h320. Im not sure if there is an improvement in sound quality, but im certain it didnt get any worse so thats always a plus. Now I just need to wait for my ibasso t1 to make this portable rig kick uber ass.

Wow, i cant believe i actually managed to do this without breaking my headphones.
post #80 of 348
Funny... I actually just did this with a set of philips canalphones I bought. Except I actually removed a "noise cancelling" pod, which just boosted volume!
post #81 of 348
Wow, they sound much clearer and more detailed now. At first I brushed it off as placebo but im loving the sound. Im fairly sure that they did really improve. Higher impedance and less crap in the way certainly cant hurt the SQ.

And they are much more comfortable now that I dont have a heavy plastic thing hanging from my ears. More portable, more comfortable and they sound better. Excellent mod.
post #82 of 348
Hi, I am planning on doing this mod to my AL pairs.

Does the elimination of the pod help in reducing/eliminating the microphonics by any chance?
post #83 of 348
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Originally Posted by sachu View Post
Hi, I am planning on doing this mod to my AL pairs.

Does the elimination of the pod help in reducing/eliminating the microphonics by any chance?
I didnt notice less microphonics.. they are still sensitive.
post #84 of 348
That's a shame. These are such good earphones.
But i Just can't bear the microphonics.

Guess mine will end up in the FS section.
Soon as i hit 50 posts that is.
post #85 of 348
I just did this and there was a noticeable improvement. Thanks much for the guide. I used 68-ohm carbon-film resistors though and matched with a MM to 67.3. I'm wondering if it's worth it to switch to metal-film. Rat-shack didn't have metal-film in small packs and would have to buy their 200 count of various resistances.
post #86 of 348
I suggest that if you want to minimize microphonics - simply wear them with the cable under your shirt.........same as any other IEM.
post #87 of 348
Thread Starter 

Energizer Bunny

I bonked on my bike and killed my iPod so I haven't been around these parts for some months now.

Happy to see the thread is still running. Funny, I didn't know they still sold these phones.

Cheers to all. I'll check back in when I get another iPod. Unfortunately it may be a while, I have a Mac and most other brands (eg, Zen) are not compatible with it. Not too happy with iPod.

Cheers,
Joe
post #88 of 348
Sucks to hear about the iPod. Apple is one reason why I don't have an iPod, I don't like their closed architectures.

Anyhow, I had the im716 for over a year, and I hardly use it. Since it's been sitting there, I figured, why not.
post #89 of 348
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Originally Posted by holland View Post
I just did this and there was a noticeable improvement. Thanks much for the guide. I used 68-ohm carbon-film resistors though and matched with a MM to 67.3. I'm wondering if it's worth it to switch to metal-film. Rat-shack didn't have metal-film in small packs and would have to buy their 200 count of various resistances.
You could pick up some really high quality resistors pretty cheap- just check the internet for DIY electronics or speakers.

I don't have any sites off-hand. All my tinkering in this area was in another life, that is, prior to the web.

Yeah, I agree about the closed architecture of the iPods. Sound quality to cost ratio ain't so great either.

I'm using my wife's old Rio. Not bad for bike rides- runs off a AA battery forever, and can swap out Secure Digital cards (way nice). Haven't tried it with the iM716. Can't even remember where the heck it is at the moment.

Later
post #90 of 348
i'm gonna try and do this myself. any brand of resistors to recommend?
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