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post #3301 of 4969
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

Well I had my car looked at today by a mechanic and it's going to cost less to fix than I anticipated, so I will be getting some Alpha Pads here in the next week or two biggrin.gif

woot Im going Lawton pads myself. I think they look better than the alphas imo
post #3302 of 4969
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woot Im going Lawton pads myself. I think they look better than the alphas imo

The Alphas just look so comfy though, and they're pretty thick. I'm buying for comfort, and I wouldn't mind the headband clamping a little tighter to my head, sometimes I don't even want to look down or they might fall off. I don't like that a bit.

post #3303 of 4969
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

The Alphas just look so comfy though, and they're pretty thick. I'm buying for comfort, and I wouldn't mind the headband clamping a little tighter to my head, sometimes I don't even want to look down or they might fall off. I don't like that a bit.

Alphas are the bomb for comfort and will help with the clamp.
post #3304 of 4969
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Alphas are the bomb for comfort and will help with the clamp.

how are the Lawtons for clamp, any increases at all 

 

Yay I got a bite on the HifiFlight Kit pb2 today, I need a new balanced amp for the d2k, as my pb1 is stuck on high gain! Huzzah! 


Edited by Mshenay - 1/16/14 at 4:55am
post #3305 of 4969
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

how are the Lawtons for clamp, any increases at all 

 

Yay I got a bite on the HifiFlight Kit pb2 today, I need a new balanced amp for the d2k, as my pb1 is stuck on high gain! Huzzah! 


Really they add very little clamp to speak of, they are just really a firmer and slightly thicker stock Denon pad.  I like them on my D7000. 

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Really they add very little clamp to speak of, they are just really a firmer and slightly thicker stock Denon pad.  I like them on my D7000. 

well I'm going to attempt to get a pb2 this week... for around $275 or so dollars... meaning I'm going to wait on the d2k mods, as I really need a balanced amp for my D2k [as the pb1 has to much gain and it STUCK in high gain, hence buy a pb2 upgrade my amp and get one that works in low gain lol]

 

that said we'll see how my seller responds... he was in China wanting $260+ shipping comes with the HiFilight kit and adapter, meaing roughly around $300 for the whole thing, and $300 is a touch out of my budget atm... hoping I can get it all for $275 without the $40 adapter 

post #3307 of 4969

So the D2k is back... sounds nice enough DEFINATLY needs some mods, reminds me of the w1000x beofre it was modded, bass wise. But best of all the sub bass is there :D can't wait to plug it into my balanced amp at home! 

 

It is kinda lose, but no more so than my W1000x, so I can live with that
 

and ANY pad that is BIGGER will increase clamp, so I can imagine the Lawtons may increase the clamp force a smidge, not expecting miracles at this point 

 

still I might see if Mark will put on some Alpha Pads while he's doing my mods >:3

 

as 3 week waiting period for his pads to come in is assinine 


Edited by Mshenay - 1/16/14 at 10:55am
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... hmmm me gusta. Out of the Pb1... I like it... still going to mod and get Lawton or Alpha Pads...

 

also dat freaking Sub Bass... deng boi... hits like a truck

 

can't wait to get em modded 

 

also... they sound nice balanced out of my Nfb 10es2.

 

With the Vali they are good :D smile on my face good... the NFb 10ES2... blank stare of shock good :O 

 

they are doing REALLY nice with Core n Bass too! I'm enjoying these more than the HE 400 tbh 

 

heck I might slap some Alpha Pads on these and be freaking done with em! 


Edited by Mshenay - 1/16/14 at 11:45am
post #3309 of 4969
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

... hmmm me gusta. Out of the Pb1... I like it... still going to mod and get Lawton or Alpha Pads...

 

also dat freaking Sub Bass... deng boi... hits like a truck

 

can't wait to get em modded 

 

also... they sound nice balanced out of my Nfb 10es2.

 

With the Vali they are good :D smile on my face good... the NFb 10ES2... blank stare of shock good :O 

 

they are doing REALLY nice with Core n Bass too! I'm enjoying these more than the HE 400 tbh 

 

heck I might slap some Alpha Pads on these and be freaking done with em! 


Glad you finally got it right.  Congrats buddy.................now you know what they are capable of - with Lawton mods you're really going to be amazed.  Alpha's or Lawton angled.............?  Which will it be?

post #3310 of 4969
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 


Glad you finally got it right.  Congrats buddy.................now you know what they are capable of - with Lawton mods you're really going to be amazed.  Alpha's or Lawton angled.............?  Which will it be?

I can Get Alpha's soon... but I might save for the FUll Lawton Pads + inner mods

 

 

 

 

Useing my D2k with any of my Balanced Amps Balanced outputs get's my Mono, when connected to both my pb1 and NFB 10ES2 in the 4pin XLR out and 6pin hiRose output the D2k operates in mono sound, my Dt 880 runs in balanced stero on both amps using the same out puts and adapters 

 

The D2k with a 4pin xlr to SE adapter out of the SE output of both amps runs in stero! That being said... I've just sold my Vali... for good to pay for an ENTIRE recable of my D2k... hopefully a new hard re wired cable will fix theese darn cable issues

 

I'm very upset about this too because balanced out of BOTH amps the sound is KILLER but... oh wait it's MONO! THe SE on both amps lacks the authority and sound stage depth as the balanced outs... ut the SE run in STERO MODE and have well more width because it's STERO MODE

 

that said, going to get the WHOLE kit bang and ka boodle for my D2k, recable and then off to Lawton Audio for a Partial Mod and the installion of the Lawton Pads, the stock pads clamp just fine imo 

 

but this is... 12/13 weeks now and while I have a perfectly working SE D2k... I still don't have it running balanced like what I paid $39 to have 

 

Still even in SE it does sound very good! I am a happy camper at this point :D

 

just a little irrated at all the time and money I've had to throw into this thing... it'll be about $750 when all is said and done... and while I could save maybe $100 doing some of the work my self... I'm to frusrated with the headphone and too busy to even want to attempt it. I'd rather pay the Ca$h and be done with it q.q


Edited by Mshenay - 1/16/14 at 2:12pm
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So I'm selling the Vali and putting that money to getting all the work on my D2k finished. I've got enough from the Sale to install everything my self, and have a little left over. 

 

that said, my last session with the Vali and D2k reveals the two are a nice pair... this EDM is HARD pumpin! Ofc SE out xD 

post #3312 of 4969

Well, someone asked me to black out their D2K. It wasn't fun the first time, but now I know exactly how to take them apart so it may be a little easier this time around. They want the Mini XLR pigtails as well. I'm starting a fad! Haha

 

jk

post #3313 of 4969
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

Well, someone asked me to black out their D2K. It wasn't fun the first time, but now I know exactly how to take them apart so it may be a little easier this time around. They want the Mini XLR pigtails as well. I'm starting a fad! Haha

 

jk

nice xD

post #3314 of 4969

Just pulled the trigger on my Alpha Pads :D

post #3315 of 4969

Question...if I didn't really care for the sound of the original D2000, is it worth it to go forward with a Lawton Mod? Does the tuning change and wood cups change the sound THAT much (I won't bother with the cable change)?

 

The D2000 really isn't my thing at all. The bass is deep, but too loose, the mids are too recessed and the highs are annoyingly sibilant. It's never a pleasant experience with them. I bought them awhile ago (they were my first real high end headphone) and just debating selling them or trying to salvage them.

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