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post #2386 of 5935
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BigJohn, if you have access to someone with reasonable sewing skills, it probably wouldn't be too difficult to attach some thin, suitably non-irritating material of your choice where the ear-pads come into contact with your head.
post #2387 of 5935

Texture texture texture...

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Originally Posted by Dexdexter View Post
Johnny, is it a heat thing or more of a texture thing that makes them uncomfortable for you?
Texture!

I hate the feeling of that stuff!
Already after a couple of minutes it starts to irritate the hell out of me…
I think I could do with a pair of the 650’s…

I have to fall back on some old commando techniques to endure the feeling I have wearing them.
And off course the fact that they sound so good also helps…
post #2388 of 5935
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Originally Posted by Contrastique View Post
Woehoew Johnny Big!!! You are sounding good! Nice to hear your development and futher integration with these cans. They sure need quite some time for most people to get adjusted to them. Some may never, Just a matter of taste. IMO I think they are very sexy looking hp's with the blue and the grey stuff. And the velour just finishes it of. They do look a little bit plastic. Especially when I first saw them real-life at the meet. The pics on the site make them look quite different and less plastic.
But then again; love makes one blind so they sure are my best looking ones haha!
Love to hear more impressions from you regarding the 750's!
Again after a long day at work I’m listening to some music to wind down before I go to sleep.
This time it’s Daft Club!
Yeah that’s winding me down.
Strange..?
I know, I’m strange…
Just don’t hate me for it…
This sounds so much better than my A.K.G.’s
Better BASS, much easier to listen into the mix, everything.
This is a strange recording with sounds flying around in your head like a kamikaze fighter plane on a mission to drive you crazy, and the Ultrasones are taking no prisoners, they let you hear what’s going on.
Not making things sweeter than they are!
That’s what you need to get used to I think…
Honesty of reproduction of the music.
I have to go to sleep now…
post #2389 of 5935
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Originally Posted by Knoxious View Post
Have you tried the 2200’s re: color ? ( I love the sound even with my aging damaged hearing I can hear all the detail in my favorite TV shows)

Have you considered a sock to go over the ear pieces to protect your bald head ?
I’m trying to get someone to make such a sock to protect the ear piece from greasy hair !
I live in the sub-tropics and sweat ( I beg your pardon, perspiration) is a problem, the pleather on my old AKG’s disintegrated

A sock made of some soft material such as tee-shirt material should make the headphones more comfortable and keep them clean without interfering with the sound
It’s a thought I guess…
But maybe the surrounds from the 650’s fit onto the 750…
That material looks a lot better to me…
post #2390 of 5935
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Originally Posted by BigJohn View Post
It’s a thought I guess…
But maybe the surrounds from the 650’s fit onto the 750…
That material looks a lot better to me…
If by 650's you mean the Sennheiser HD-650, I doubt it, since those are oval pads while the 750's are round.
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Originally Posted by Zoide View Post
If by 650's you mean the Sennheiser HD-650, I doubt it, since those are oval pads while the 750's are round.
Nope, the Ultrasones I meant.
That looks (on photo's) like leather(look...)
post #2392 of 5935
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Originally Posted by BigJohn View Post
Texture!

I hate the feeling of that stuff!
Already after a couple of minutes it starts to irritate the hell out of me…
I think I could do with a pair of the 650’s…

I have to fall back on some old commando techniques to endure the feeling I have wearing them.
And off course the fact that they sound so good also helps…
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Originally Posted by BigJohn View Post
Nope, the Ultrasones I meant.
That looks (on photo's) like leather(look...)
Ethiopian hair sheep leather, I'm afraid, is the only route you will find satisfaction with. I forget who uses this material for its headphones, but a simple search on those keywords might show who makes such models.

Sorry about your wallet, of course, but think of it this way - you won't be buying many OTHER headphones using Ethiopian hair sheep leather, so think of the money you'll save in the long run! You could count this as more of a blessing than a curse!

"Bless you, head-fi!" will be the words found in your sig! (maybe...)

Terry

TEAM: BLESS YOU HEAD-FI!!!
post #2393 of 5935
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Originally Posted by BigJohn View Post
Nope, the Ultrasones I meant.
That looks (on photo's) like leather(look...)
The Ultrasone 650's, AFAIK, use pleather (as in "plastic leather" pads, which I don't think would be as nice as the velour pads in the 750's.

I'd say go for the Ethiopian sheep hair in the Edition 9's
post #2394 of 5935

Just When I Was Beginning to Think It Was All a Fluke

My burn in of my new 750s has been proceeding, with me doing only very brief auditioning for a few minutes about once a day. (So there is no burning in of my ears going on causing the sound changes.) At 100 hrs and then at 124 I auditioned and thought they sounded OK, but nothing special. I began to doubt if this pair would ever attain the levels of my first ones. And maybe that was my imagination cause it seems like so long ago. Maybe it was all a dream in the Ultrazone.

But I put them on today and there is some magic happening. I am getting a wide and dynamic soundstage back. Suddenly great sounding Ultrasones don't seem like such a dream. The bass is still a bit down and that magic liquid quality that set in around 250 hours is not there yet. But there is hope. It is amazing how much change can happen from one day to the next, especially at above 100 hours with the Ultrasones. And so far I still have 2 functioning drivers even though I've been giving them some pink noise.

I hope that the Ultrasones keep playing nice, and don't take another side trip into bad sound land. All this is just in time as I am getting a new turntable tomorrow. So I am planning on giving them a good work out.
post #2395 of 5935
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Originally Posted by ldj325 View Post
I hope that the Ultrasones keep playing nice, and don't take another side trip into bad sound land. All this is just in time as I am getting a new turntable tomorrow. So I am planning on giving them a good work out.
Laurence,

Nice to hear that the new pair are starting to come around just in time to meet your new Rega!
post #2396 of 5935
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Originally Posted by BigJohn View Post
But maybe the surrounds from the 650’s fit onto the 750…
That material looks a lot better to me…
The ear-pads of the PROline 650 do indeed fit the PROline 750.

However the stock ear-pads of the 750 are both thicker in size and comprised of a firmer material, so switching them out for the 650 pads will result in the headphones sitting closer to your head than they were designed to be and a definite change in sound quality (and not for the better).

So I think that sewing on a thin layer of less irritating material is probably the best option to maintain the integrity of the 750's performance.
post #2397 of 5935
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Originally Posted by Dexdexter View Post
The ear-pads of the PROline 650 do indeed fit the PROline 750.

However the stock ear-pads of the 750 are both thicker in size and comprised of a firmer material, so switching them out for the 650 pads will result in the headphones sitting closer to your head than they were designed to be and a definite change in sound quality (and not for the better).

So I think that sewing on a thin layer of less irritating material is probably the best option to maintain the integrity of the 750's performance.
He Dex,

Do you remember the size of my head...
post #2398 of 5935
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Originally Posted by tbritton View Post
Ethiopian hair sheep leather, I'm afraid, is the only route you will find satisfaction with. I forget who uses this material for its headphones, but a simple search on those keywords might show who makes such models.

Sorry about your wallet, of course, but think of it this way - you won't be buying many OTHER headphones using Ethiopian hair sheep leather, so think of the money you'll save in the long run! You could count this as more of a blessing than a curse!

"Bless you, head-fi!" will be the words found in your sig! (maybe...)

Terry

TEAM: BLESS YOU HEAD-FI!!!
So what you’re saying is (as I read it…) buy an Edition 9 and stop whining about my big bald head he?
Remember that I’m only a poor boatman struggling to pay the bills every month…
And if I get an Edition Contrastique will never stop urging me to come to her meet so she can give them a whirl…
post #2399 of 5935
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Originally Posted by BigJohn View Post
He Dex,

Do you remember the size of my head...
I do, and it should not be a problem. You just need a thin layer of something to cover the velour so you don't get the scratchies.

And it wouldn't necessarily even need to be sewn; there is a huge variety of adhesive fabrics and different kinds of tape out there...
post #2400 of 5935
Question about an open headphone.

The Beyer DT880 is called semi-opened.

The Proline 2500 is called open.

When I had my DT880s my wife was always complaining about the leakage.

Now with my Proline 2500 there is little complaint.

Does this really make the Proline 2500 semi-opened? I know they don't leak all that much for me. That is not to say they don't leak some.
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