Bit of an update . Had some different pads I ordered show up, so as I was walking by the Headphone cabinet these caught my eyes and had to be finalized.
Needed to bring up them up to a higher standard, specifically in the bass levels.
There's a couple things that are important in the end here.
* The seam along the cup to baffle join has a few notched out vents maybe 5 or 6 per cup, so I sealed the entire perimeter of that joint , including those notched vents , with black electrical tape - you can't even notice it.
This should stop any bleedout ( yes it did ) and bump up lower regions.
* Next the Creative pads seen earlier were swapped out in favour of new Shure 550 ones, lower profile same softness and also down to around a 33mm opening.
* Placed a disc of black Creatology felt in each pad opening.
Bass now sits about neutral, but it's a really nice neutral.
Everything else still stands for mods. I doubt anyone would replicate this since it is number of very particular materials, cables included. Can't see any other way of getting here with alternate stuff or substitutions honestly.
Something of interest possibly to someone besides me and a few scant others.
Final mod pic with the pads.
I had to stop and think " what do I have on again?" I was lost in the music and they sounded really good I forgot what they were, which is a good thing considering what is on hand here to compare them to.
Also just for curiosity, Philips had a Dynamic Driver version of this as well, exact same housing and headband, apparently it sounded half decent so be on the lookout if you dig the look on these as much as I do. I believe it was Tan/ Brown in colour
Edited by nick n - 5/18/13 at 8:21pm