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post #451 of 920
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I use the Adam A7, and the KRK V8. The differences between the pads in terms of isolation are not so big, but my girlfriend was still able to hear some hi hats coming out and she was about 1.5m from me, and this compare to the original that was dead silence.

Those are really nice monitors. Do you have a normal hifi system too? Or do you prefer the sound of the monitors?

post #452 of 920

Here is a modification of the GMP 8.35D that makes it less sibilant and bright paired with the oval ear pads.

 

First I tried it with some paper, but this basically reflected all the treble. Definitely not good, if you want to try paper do not use printing paper, it is too dense. Tissue paper worked much better though.

 

 

Time to try a thin layer of t-shirt cotton. There was a very slight difference in sibilance. Good.

Let's try two layers.

 

 

Doubling the amount of cotton layers worked perfect, it took away the edge of the sibilance.

Using this I do not have to use the EQ settings that cut in the 6 Khz area. The edge of the sibilance is gone, it's slightly less bright but it is still very detailed.

Compaired to the stock ear pads the headphone has a bigger soundstage while maintaining the amount of sibilance and brightness.

 

Highly recommended!

 

 

 

 

Using an equalizer to cut the 6Khz peak all closed headphones have (that I know of) works, but you can't always use an equalizer. For example youtube can have some seriously sibilant videos. This mod makes this headphone just better on itself in my opinion. It just doesn't feel right to have a headphone that's only really good when equalized correctly.

 

So try the double layer of cotton, it's marvelous!

 

EDIT: I replaced the double layer of cotton with very thin tissue paper. This only affects the highs, and let's the mids shine like they should.

The single layer of thin paper is definitely an improvement over nothing. And slightly better than the double cotton mod.


Edited by Marleybob217 - 9/25/12 at 12:25pm
post #453 of 920

Marleybob, I did almost the exact same thing with my k240DF. Like you, I have a very low tolerance for harsh sibilants.....it ruins the music for me. I didn't get it in a lot of songs, but just enough to make it necessary to do the cloth mod to my DF. Now I can enjoy them again. I was hardly using them at all because of that issue. I used a thin, porous, cleaning cloth for the mod, right on top of the DF foam

post #454 of 920
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Marleybob, I did almost the exact same thing with my k240DF. Like you, I have a very low tolerance for harsh sibilants.....it ruins the music for me. I didn't get it in a lot of songs, but just enough to make it necessary to do the cloth mod to my DF. Now I can enjoy them again. I was hardly using them at all because of that issue. I used a thin, porous, cleaning cloth for the mod, right on top of the DF foam

I think it's a fantastic solution, i mean it costs almost nothing, and it works really well. When there is a harsh s sound on a recording, I want to hear it, but I don't want this awfull sharp sound that mainly closed headphones produce.

 

Are you still considering buying a SRH840 or gmp 8.35D or any headphone for that matter?

post #455 of 920
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I think it's a fantastic solution, i mean it costs almost nothing, and it works really well. When there is a harsh s sound on a recording, I want to hear it, but I don't want this awfull sharp sound that mainly closed headphones produce.

 

Are you still considering buying a SRH840 or gmp 8.35D or any headphone for that matter?

I placed a bid on a used sony 7509, originally bought from an authorized dealer, but I've been outbid....not sure yet how high I'll go. In a big review of headphones in sound on sound magazine, the 7509 came out on top out of all the closed phones they tested.....better than the 840 in their opinion. They didn't test any of the GMP's though. I'm really happy with all my open and semi-open phones, so I really only need a decent portable, and don't want to spend a whole lot. 

post #456 of 920
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I placed a bid on a used sony 7509, originally bought from an authorized dealer, but I've been outbid....not sure yet how high I'll go. In a big review of headphones in sound on sound magazine, the 7509 came out on top out of all the closed phones they tested.....better than the 840 in their opinion. They didn't test any of the GMP's though. I'm really happy with all my open and semi-open phones, so I really only need a decent portable, and don't want to spend a whole lot. 

I would say the gmp 8.35D is definitely worth the wait, I even sold my HD650. But if you can get the sonys for a good price, go for it.

post #457 of 920
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Looks like the UK magazine "What Hifi" agree with what we're talking here, he just forgot to burn them in for a few hours. happy_face1.gif

 

post #458 of 920
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Looks like the UK magazine "What Hifi" agree with what we're talking here, he just forgot to burn them in for a few hours. happy_face1.gif

 

I noticed this on facebook! And I actually did not hear much difference before and after burn in.

But especially with the stock pads I don't think they sound 'splashy' just honest. With the oval pads they are slightly sibilant, but this is still sibilance that is already there in the recording.

I actually think more producers should check their recordings on closed headphones, preferably something sibilant like the dt770 80 ohm would be good :p.

EDIT: I think these deserve more than 4 stars, considering it's price and sound quality and isolation.


Edited by Marleybob217 - 8/30/12 at 10:05am
post #459 of 920
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Looks like the UK magazine "What Hifi" agree with what we're talking here, he just forgot to burn them in for a few hours. happy_face1.gif

 

http://www.whathifi.com/review/sennheiser-hd-25-1-ii-adidas-originals

 

Above is a link that reviews the HD-25s and gives them a full 5 stars. The gmp 8.35 is literally better in every aspect, how can it have a (much) lower score than the hd-25?

 

That's just plain ridiculous...

post #460 of 920
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http://www.whathifi.com/review/sennheiser-hd-25-1-ii-adidas-originals

 

Above is a link that reviews the HD-25s and gives them a full 5 stars. The gmp 8.35 is literally better in every aspect, how can it have a (much) lower score than the hd-25?

 

That's just plain ridiculous...

 

 I definitely agree with you, he probably going to sale his Sennheisers soon. happy_face1.gif

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post #462 of 920
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/625538/the-greatest-closed-headphone-thread

 

I nominated the GMP 8.35D ^.^

Will be trying the sony v900 soon....same driver as the 7509....it's like the v6 and the 7506....essentially the same headphone. I won a used set on ebay....made in Japan. They got some great reviews along with the 7509. These are the supposedly superior non-HD model. Perhaps some day in the future I'll move up to a GMP, but for now, I'm happy to say sayonara to the v6!  

post #463 of 920
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Will be trying the sony v900 soon....same driver as the 7509....it's like the v6 and the 7506....essentially the same headphone. I won a used set on ebay....made in Japan. They got some great reviews along with the 7509. These are the supposedly superior non-HD model. Perhaps some day in the future I'll move up to a GMP, but for now, I'm happy to say sayonara to the v6!  

Congratulations, for how much did you bought them?

post #464 of 920
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Congratulations, for how much did you bought them?

A small recording studio that closed had three sets of closed phones for sale....one 7509 that went for almost $120, and two v900's that went for $61 and $67 I think. I got the lowest priced one. There were a lot of bidders on the 7509....only two or three of us bid on the v900s which are less well known. One guy on the forum gave them a very good review recently, along with Sound on Sound Magazine, which chose them(7509) above the shure 840 as their top closed phone for mixing and studio use.

post #465 of 920
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Originally Posted by lejaz View Post

A small recording studio that closed had three sets of closed phones for sale....one 7509 that went for almost $120, and two v900's that went for $61 and $67 I think. I got the lowest priced one. There were a lot of bidders on the 7509....only two or three of us bid on the v900s which are less well known. One guy on the forum gave them a very good review recently, along with Sound on Sound Magazine, which chose them(7509) above the shure 840 as their top closed phone for mixing and studio use.

 

Congratulations on your V900, maybe this guy didn't heard the 8.35 yet. I didn't get attacked by the 7506, but I do want to try and compare the 8.35 to the 7520 in the studio. happy_face1.gif

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