Originally Posted by markl
Gotta be very very sparing with the Fiberloft. I suggest a very thin layer; pull it apart and spread it so it isn't so dense. Dig a bit out in the middle where the butt of the driver goes. At most, before closing it back up, thin, pulled apart Fiberloft should stick out no more than 1/4" over the lip of the cup. Too much will damp the sound too much. When you rea-attach the ear cup to the headphone assembly, the Fiberloft should not cause any pressure that pushed the cup out so you have to clamp it down to get it to stay. It should fit just easily as if there was no Fiberloft at all.
What frequencies is the Fibreloft supposed to attenuate? For me adding any fibreloft causes too much bass recession. The dynamat is fine for tightening bass for me at the volumes I listen to - which is usually quite quiet.
Originally Posted by markl
Here's another tip I highly recommend. Put no padding under the forward part of the pad. Only put padding on the rear side of the pad, tapering it down as is comes closer to the front, as seen here:
Why? This does a few positive things:
1. Angles the driver like the R10 (and some AudioTechnicas), further closing the gap in the middle of the image. You now have no double image of the singer left and right, they converge into a single, solid image in the middle. Singer also seems to take a step forward in the mix (and doesn't get quite as lost in the mix), closer in perspective to what the R10 delivers.
2. Preserves more of the upper midrange and highs, which are slightly recessed on the D5000.
This may be harder for folks that have used layers of foam, but I highly recommend it.
I tried putting foam in just at the back of the earpad, just in the front and more in the back and less in the front. In all cases, I prefer the sound without any padding in the earpads at all. Again, this is possibly a volume thing.
Another tweak I tried from looking at the R10 is putting some foam between the earcup and the frame which the earpads attach to. Again, abandoned due to too much attenuation of the bass.
I am actually really enjoying these cans now that they've had a bit of time to burn in. The treble which I found unbearably loud in comparison to the rest of the frequency range has calmed down a lot. It is still a little too shouty for my tastes.
The sound has become a little less dry and a little more liquid. If it continues in this direction, I will say that they certainly are doing a lot of things right.
Nice bass quantity though it could be more detailed and textured. Midrange, continues to be a little recessed and is not 'magical'. Treble a little too present.
Originally Posted by Nik
Hi Fing,as I can read on your signature, you have the Yamamoto... what your opinion about the Denon/Yamamoto setup? May be not many headfiers have this combo at the moment...
The Denon mates with the Yamamoto very well and the music it produces is very enjoyable. I'm trialling some triodes in my source that emphasise midrange at the moment and I do like it a lot - nice soundstage, lush mids though not as powerful a bass as my Extreme Platinum.