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post #3496 of 4026
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Originally Posted by adamlr View Post
 


i doubt ill just try it without hearing of a precedent... the fact that these things are discontinued just makes me paranoid. 

now, granted, i got these with the full intention of tinkering with them, but i want to tinker myself. mostly because its cost effective, but also because of the hobby side of things. im a poor soon to be student, and im going to move to an even more expensive city in order to be closer to the "sound industry" which i hope to become a part of. in other words - i have to pinch every penny. i think ill shop around for wooden cups and some dynamat, if i can find extra deep ones for a good price then ill go for it, but this is probably going to be a very long process...

 

thanks for all the help =]

If you're REALLY wanting to go cheap, find a lathe you can use and order some wood online ;)

post #3497 of 4026
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

If you're REALLY wanting to go cheap, find a lathe you can use and order some wood online ;)


if only i could :tongue_smile:

post #3498 of 4026
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

If you're REALLY wanting to go cheap, find a lathe you can use and order some wood online ;)


You can always paint it or clad it with plywood. :wink_face:

post #3499 of 4026

Got my D2k back and whoa... that bass q.q a little to much for Jazz, or rather it's tighter I think... but a little to tight for my accoustic jazz, the stuff the HE 4 and W1000x do best [this is how ever a stricly EDM closed back so I could care less, I just use the jazz track to make sure the Left and right channels are seperate [which they are thank BRIAN] 

 

I'm going to have to do a full review of these things at some point, at the moment though the bass reminds me a little bit of the ATH A900x a little... mechnical a good bit of bass without much decay, which... isn't a bad thing by any means [I've got stock depth wood cups and dampend drivers, also going through my Special 7 songs, and noticing some bass details in a vocal track I hadn't noticed before... yay]

 

all in all my only regret is the cable is too dmn short... I think it's like 3 feet <.< for at home I'ts like BARELY long enough. When I use it on the go it'll be the perfect length [but thankfully I'm getting the W1000x and HE 4 modded for modular cables at 4.5 feet]

 

Non the less fully modded and I'm sastified with it 

 

On a positive note the low mids and bass do remind me of the HE 400, minus the upper mid dip 

 

awww yea, just listened to my first actual EDM track, and mmm dat bass nice and tight, tight enough I can EQ now and really make it kick, which is good because it eq's without getting to bloated [which before I couldn't do] that and the HM801 and PB2 are rather bassy amps, the entire hm series DAPs my 601 and 801 both had some killer bass [without any eq] 

 

also Skream's to much Sushi is a fun track again, I'll admit the XB 700 was a little funner [the sing is literally Sub Bass + a High Hat] but the D2k is a little more refined 

 

Now Skream's Subliminal has a little more depth and does sound better on the D2k than the last time I heard it with XB 700 

 

that same can be said for all of The Others, that old skool dubstep wobble sucks on the XB700, too lost and sloppy, that poor thing couldn't wobble at all 

 

and finally, Dj N Type and The Others [I miss N Types remixes] me gusta! 

 

Finally with regards to EQ, I'm happy to say I didn't have to EQ 156k down any, like I usually do, bass is tight enough to not get to bloated in that freqancy 

 

Now D2k vs HE 4...  the D2K has that growl in the sub bass, but the HE 4 has a better edge around like 50-150 or so. Not to mention the  open back nature of the HE 4 + Ortho Magic [jk] does a better job of layering and has a smidge more edge to it, but guess what out in public with tons of noise the HE 4 sounds ehh not to great [hence is why I own a closed back for travel and the open for at home]

 

Anyways there's my mini review, 

 

Oh pics 

 

 

post #3500 of 4026
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

If you're REALLY wanting to go cheap, find a lathe you can use and order some wood online ;)

I was a lathe operator for 35 years stopped working before i started the HP thing damm ,would of saved big time oh well what can you do .

post #3501 of 4026
Mshenay you could always have Brian make you an extension for when you're not mobile.
post #3502 of 4026
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

Mshenay you could always have Brian make you an extension for when you're not mobile.

meh I'm uber broke atm, I can live with it being short

 

but that is an idea 

post #3503 of 4026
@Mshenay

Ha Ha !
At last guy... You got it !
Hope you ll enjoy it a lot !
Happy for you !

Thx for this mini review also
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post #3504 of 4026
Just got my Alphas today and installed it...
And wait for the wooden cups on tomorrow or so...
Will let you know

@Oregonian

Think ziricote + Beyerdynmic clear gel would look great...(?)
(Without any think about sound !)

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post #3505 of 4026

Inspired by the recent release of the Alpha Dogs "obedience kit" (http://www.head-fi.org/t/676095/mrspeakers-alpha-dog-revealed-the-worlds-first-production-3d-printed-headphones/5880#post_10291892), I experimented with gluing felt discs on the protection grills of the D2000 drivers. This is the best solution I have found so far--perhaps the final one--for taming the treble peaks in my modded Denon. Compared to the Etymotics MC3, for example, I don't hear sibilance in human vocals as increased anymore. After doing this mod, the bass became too overpowering for my taste, so I put more fiberloft inside the wood cups. I am still deciding whether I will keep the perforated felt discs that I had devised to be placed between the driver plates and the headphone frame, although my preference for now is to go without.

 

Also, I can only restate my preference for using the stock earpads with fiberloft inside the cups, instead of stuffed earpads as first suggested by markl. See this previous post: http://www.head-fi.org/t/350721/denon-d2000-d5000-md2000-md5000-appreciation-thread/3345#post_10220278

 

 

post #3506 of 4026
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Originally Posted by adamlr View Post

 

 

the metal arms that connect the headband to the swivel bit, theyre loose and often open by themselves. its not drastic, but its definitely annoying and i dont want it to get worse. any suggestions on how to tighten them up? also, is there any way of increasing the headband pressure? the grip is only just strong enough now that ive installed the alpha pads, im wondering if anyone has tried bending the headband for a better grip, like one does with the m-100?

 

thats one beautiful set of headphones youve got there mate!

 

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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

There's really no way to make that happen less. There are little bearing things on the inside of that part that allow the headband to move that cannot be adjusted in any way.

 

I can offer some assistance as I myself modified the bearing system ! It takes considerable but not overly excessive force to extend the arms on my D2000's now. 

I did this a year or so ago - I will look into the casing when I'm back with the headphones and take a photo for you. It's totally doable. 

 

EDIT:

 


Edited by D2000 - 3/16/14 at 3:00am
post #3507 of 4026
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Originally Posted by D2000 View Post
 

 

 

I can offer some assistance as I myself modified the bearing system ! It takes considerable but not overly excessive force to extend the arms on my D2000's now. 

I did this a year or so ago - I will look into the casing when I'm back with the headphones and take a photo for you. It's totally doable. 

 

EDIT:

 


fantastic! big ups mate - cheers! ill give it a try over the weekend

post #3508 of 4026
@D2000 - thanks for that great tip! Worked like a charm.
post #3509 of 4026

Good fix, but Im glad I use my D5000's at the smallest setting all the time so I have never adjusted mine.

post #3510 of 4026

Mine have never self adjusted

On another positive note, my d2k got a listen by... a random person.

 

Was waiting for my car to get repaird in a sears and the women in the room with me noticed them... and ask for a listen.

 

TUrns out she's got a Minor in music composition and has just started making her own music! So we had a fun chat about music and headphones and gear ect...

 

while listening to my modded D2k she noted "Whoa I can hear everything" played her some 16bit Modern Jazz Quartet 

 

either way that was a fun... moment! And we exchanged emails so hopefully before long head fi might have a new member! Though it's always nice when people notice my headphones and rather large portable rig, even better when they enjoy what they hear ;3

 

I also didn't mention the cost! No reason to scare away a potential new member right off the bat

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