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Variation of the Kramer mod for the KSC75

post #1 of 30
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I dont know if anybody has done this before, but I took the theory that mo' airflo = mo' betta to the extreme. I took out the plastic grills and looked around my place for some screens. Since the only screens I could find were on my windows, and that I wanted to do the mod NOW, I found an alternative. A sewing kit!
I found a sewing kit in my drawer for some reason and it had some really thin string and I figured I would try to weave it around the little spikes used to attach the pads and this is what I got:





Sound Quality:
Everything seems better. Feels like a veil has been lifted and the highs go way higher than I ever expected. Also, the bass is nice, thick and impactful. I really like it. The only drawback I see is that now these cans sound too revealing so now I have to make sure I have good recordings on my shuffle, whereas everything sounded "good." Now everything sounds better, and the cans are a bit more revealing.

The Mod:
All I did was tie one end of the string to a small needle. I ran the needle through one of the slits where the grills connect to and tied the other end of the string onto the driver housing. Then, I just ran wires across the little teeth until I got a good amount of coverage. Make sure you wire them as tight as possible, you dont want the driver touching the fibers and you want the string to resonate as little as possible.

Has this been done before?
post #2 of 30
Grandma-Knitted ksc75 mod! xD
post #3 of 30
Thread Starter 
G-K KSC75 mod anyone?

EDIT:
haha if this wasnt already done, lets call it the makasin mod. Granny Knitted, sounds kinda...... old. hahha
post #4 of 30
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Im gonna go try the kramer mod and see which one I like more. This mod is pretty cool though, everything sounds super open.
post #5 of 30
I don't think that would protect the drivers at all. Might as well not even put the string on. But using window screen or maybe nylon is probably a good idea.
post #6 of 30
this mod is great for people who don't want to commit to drilling
or don't own a drill press

great idea!
post #7 of 30
Thread Starter 
It protects the drivers. Not as much as a real grill, but much more than not having them on. There is not enugh room for me to put a finger through and poke the grill, and since the string is tight, it provides a pretty strong resistance when I push on it.
post #8 of 30
I did it some time ago, but didn't post because I didn't have an unmodded pair to compare to:
http://www.sgheadphones.net/index.ph...07&#entry86807





One thing's for certain, the bass sounds less boomy.
post #9 of 30
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Originally Posted by makasin View Post
It protects the drivers. Not as much as a real grill, but much more than not having them on. There is not enugh room for me to put a finger through and poke the grill, and since the string is tight, it provides a pretty strong resistance when I push on it.
Well maybe it does protect the drivers in that sense, but what about dust? Hair? Stuff like that tends to make its way into drivers on a regular basis...
post #10 of 30
@ Mrvile:
Been 3 months for mine, still clean as anything.
The same logic should apply for the kramer-modded ones, they've got more holes too.
post #11 of 30
Meh. In the end, they're just $20 KSC75's.
post #12 of 30
I don't see how you guys keep hair and dust out of the drivers. I get a new hair stuck in the driver about once a month on my unmodded KSC75s! Maybe I'm just going bald

This looks like a cool mod though.
post #13 of 30
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Originally Posted by Mrvile View Post
Meh. In the end, they're just $20 KSC75's.
Yes and they are still more cost-effective than anything you or I own xD
post #14 of 30
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Originally Posted by MaloS View Post
Yes and they are still more cost-effective than anything you or I own xD
Really?

As soon as I saw the $124 Amazon price for the HD580 (and as soon as I gathered the funds) I purchased them.

I've had $20 bucks sitting in my wallet for the past sixteen months but I've never really gotten myself to pick up a pair of KSC75's.
post #15 of 30
I said cost-effective, not top of the line lol. hd580 is great for the price, but not 6x better than ksc75. Maybe 2x (on the basis of Bass and Sound-stage).
I only bought a pair while they were for 10 bucks on amazon.com cause I wanted to hear what people are talking about, and I don't listen to them, I have headphones that are ways better, but the price comparison is sick.
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