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post #796 of 802

Come on ppl some help here please!


Edited by nicholars - 2/24/15 at 10:03am
post #797 of 802

For example each step :

 

Padding ear pads = Increased soundstage, more sibilance?

 

Dynamat on cup = Tighter bass, less bass? more sibilance?

 

Dynamat on driver = tighter bass, less bass? more sibilance?

 

I do not have the luxury of being able to mess up the headphones and some of the mods are not reversible so can anyone give me some info on what mods to do for a bit of bass tightening, better soundstage, more forward midrange.. WITHOUT lowering the bass quantity much OR making the treble any more sibiliant than it already is.... Do any of these mods make the treble smoother?

 

Also if you use dynamat on the cups on the D2000... Do you then dispose of the white foam stuff that is already there? Or do you put that back in there on top of the dynamat?


Edited by nicholars - 2/24/15 at 10:10am
post #798 of 802

Also is it just me that cannot see any of the images? It says "sign in to discover imageshack" I tried signing into imageshack but still cannot see the images...

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Also is it just me that cannot see any of the images? It says "sign in to discover imageshack" I tried signing into imageshack but still cannot see the images...


So first of all, most of those early images are from 2008 and are long gone. 

 

Regarding your main question, most have experienced only the full meal deal (all mods done together as a synergistic package as Mark Lawton intended) and as such don't have any experience to relate other than guessing.

 

The two cases I've experienced with the cups - the white hollo-fill or whatever it was was removed when the Dynamat lining was done.  Myself, I added it to my D2000 because the cup is about 1/2" deeper than stock and was very boomy without it.  Cleaned it right up and the sound is tight and crisp now with both Dynamat and hollo-fill. 

 

You can try with and without the hollo-fill as it's the one very easily reversible mod.

 

I had my D7000 bone stock for a month before I sent it to Lawton for his modding - and it went from a good headphone to a great headphone, one I will never sell.  I heard NO reduction in bass, only tightening.  I heard NO sibilance before or after, and being that I'm not a treble-sensitive sort, can't help you there.  I do think in general the mods smooth the treble out and again, bass is never reduced, though I could understand if it becomes less boomy and tighter a person could interpret that as reduced bass.  I also have a D5000 that is bone stock other than Lawton angle pads and the bass is phenomenal stock already and going back and forth with my D7000 the only difference I can discern is tightness. 

 

The mod to me was well worth doing.  Good luck whichever way you decide.  Hope this helped. 

post #800 of 802
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 


So first of all, most of those early images are from 2008 and are long gone. 

 

Regarding your main question, most have experienced only the full meal deal (all mods done together as a synergistic package as Mark Lawton intended) and as such don't have any experience to relate other than guessing.

 

The two cases I've experienced with the cups - the white hollo-fill or whatever it was was removed when the Dynamat lining was done.  Myself, I added it to my D2000 because the cup is about 1/2" deeper than stock and was very boomy without it.  Cleaned it right up and the sound is tight and crisp now with both Dynamat and hollo-fill. 

 

You can try with and without the hollo-fill as it's the one very easily reversible mod.

 

I had my D7000 bone stock for a month before I sent it to Lawton for his modding - and it went from a good headphone to a great headphone, one I will never sell.  I heard NO reduction in bass, only tightening.  I heard NO sibilance before or after, and being that I'm not a treble-sensitive sort, can't help you there.  I do think in general the mods smooth the treble out and again, bass is never reduced, though I could understand if it becomes less boomy and tighter a person could interpret that as reduced bass.  I also have a D5000 that is bone stock other than Lawton angle pads and the bass is phenomenal stock already and going back and forth with my D7000 the only difference I can discern is tightness. 

 

The mod to me was well worth doing.  Good luck whichever way you decide.  Hope this helped. 

 

Thanks for reply...

 

I just tried stuffing the pads with polyester out of a pillow but I do not have any plastic cups... I noticed the stage was bigger and there was more treble and a lot less bass.... Probably because it was getting lost in the gap where I added the polyester filling but didn't seal it off with a plastic cup.... I am thinking of just adding some dynamat to the cups and not doing anything else... Hopefully this will tighten up the bass a bit and remove a bit of resonance. TBH I am reasonably happy with the D2000 in stock form as I only use them as basshead headphones for electronic music anyway and have other headphones for different genres etc... but tighter bass, more forward midrange, bigger soundstage and smoother treble would be nice...


Edited by nicholars - 2/24/15 at 12:25pm
post #801 of 802

Anyone?

 

What mods can I do that will not increase the brightness / sibilance?

 

What about just putting dynamat on the cups and not doing anything else... what effect would that have?

 

I want tighter bass but I do not want to make them any more bright / sibilant than they already are..

post #802 of 802

Great work,but i think it requires some skills ,maybe someone with more experience in modding can do it!

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