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10/14/07 at 9:35am
Both would be nice. Looking for something in the vicinity of $100.
Cooooooool! I'm definately going to give that a try! How well do the earpads fit over that matting? Do you know exactly what the material is called? Thanks for a great suggestion!
The earpads fit perfectly over the material.
I don't know what the stuff is officially called, but I know its intended use is for headliners in cars. I showed some good close up photos of it so you will recognize it when you see it in the fabric store. It's available in different colors. I chose Proline blue.
You can achieve a tamer top end by applying a simple mod to the PL2500.
At most fabric shops you can buy this fabric backed foam that I used. It is made for use as headliner material for automobiles.
Remove the ear pads.
Initially, cut a disc to cover the front side of the baffle, covering the driver holes as well as the majority of the baffle.
Replace the ear pads over the fabric/foam disc.
Listen to your cans with a variety of music. When my cans were new (not broken in) this was just right, as far as sound goes. As they burned in, I started cutting a "V" notch in the foam disc to gradually expose the holes in front of the drivers.
As the cans continued to burn in, I gradually opened up the "V."
At this point, when comparing them to my AKGK701, Grado SR-200, and Sennheiser/Cardas HD600s, they're a little brighter than I like so I'm going to cut new discs with a smaller "V" notch in them.
The material is very inexpensive, so for a few dollars I can make dozens and dozens of discs.
I've also applied a smaller disc of Dynamat to the inside of the can and to the front side of the baffle to dampen stray resonance. Additionally, I added a single disc of fabric/foam to the inside of the can to further dampen reflections. Those simple modifications to the 2500 have transformed them from a good sounding can to a great sounding can.
Best of luck!