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Every time someone posts a topic advertising an ebay listing it pisses me off. I've lost SO many opportunities because of that.

 

Agreed, the prices have gone crazy for some items in ebay.  You'd never think there was a global recession!  Some very nice vintage pieces on this thread.

post #482 of 1376

Come on, we gotta have more than that!

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Anyone?

post #484 of 1376

Well, I modded my Audatrons.

 

I added mounts on the outside of the cups for K240 pads. Currently, they are using my K240 Studio leather pads, but I will soon have velour K271 pads for them.

 

I also opened them up and unglued the drivers from the baffle. I suspended them away from the ear using the lid from a plastic container with a hole in the center. 

 

I also modded the damping a lot and removed the volume potentiometers. These pots were very low quality and were messing up the signal quality. They were also extremely bad for acoustics in the earcup. I really wanted to keep them, but they had to go.

 

I will take internal pictures later, but they look pretty sweet:

 

 

I'll cover the ugly holes on the center of the earcup once I find something suitable.


Edited by takato14 - 10/2/12 at 4:30pm
post #485 of 1376

And here are the insides.

 

The hole on the back of the driver was covered with felt, but removing that helped.

 

As you can see here, theres a gap between the driver and the baffle plate. 

 This greatly helps the soundstage and imaging. It also knocks the previously boomy and suffocating bass down a couple notches. 

post #486 of 1376

Why is this thread dying :/

post #487 of 1376

Just bought a rebranding of the first headphone in the OP. Will post pictures and impressions once I get them. 

 

Until then, keep 'em coming, guys!

post #488 of 1376

Umm....I just got a set of Pioneer Monitor 10s in the mail, but the pads were deteriorated, so I duct taped some Brainwavs HM5 pads on them. It looks ugly, but it sounds excellent.

EDIT (so this post can actually have useful information): These headphones have the best soundstage I have ever heard, ever. (flamesuit equipped)

post #489 of 1376
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Umm....I just got a set of Pioneer Monitor 10s in the mail, but the pads were deteriorated, so I duct taped some Brainwavs HM5 pads on them. It looks ugly, but it sounds excellent.

EDIT (so this post can actually have useful information): These headphones have the best soundstage I have ever heard, ever. (flamesuit equipped)

Post a picture?

post #490 of 1376
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EDIT (so this post can actually have useful information): These headphones have the best soundstage I have ever heard, ever. (flamesuit equipped)

 

Describe, good man. I think the vintage AKG K 250 has the best soundstage I've ever heard, but if someone bought them on that recommendation, looking maybe for a wide and airy stage, they'd be totally ripped off.


Edited by vid - 10/9/12 at 11:04am
post #491 of 1376
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Describe, good man. I think the vintage AKG K 250 has the best soundstage I've ever heard, but if someone bought them on that recommendation, looking maybe for a wide and airy stage, they'd be totally ripped off.

"Best" was probably the wrong word. The soundstage on these Monitor 10s is GIGANTIC. I found myself looking over my shoulder when I heard hard panned sounds. The Brainwavs pads (actually Jaycar...actually Yoga...but that's another discussion) make them a bit more intimate, but the stereo separation on these is almost comically exaggerated. Kind of a "am I really listening to headphones right now?" phenomenon.

post #492 of 1376
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Post a picture?

I suppose I could for a fellow Michigander.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brainwavs pads are a bit small, but whatever, it works. xD

By the way, the Pro Monitor 10s are gigantamongous. 

The Pro Monitor 10s have the most interesting expanding mechanism I have ever seen. You have to unscrew them and push up or down. Works like a charm, but it takes a little longer than more modern methods.

Car and Driver FTW! No headband cushioning FTL!

 

 

A quick shot of the K240 Monitors I got as an eBay special.

And a quick shot of the Creative WoW pads on the K240 Monitors. Removing the foam insert and using these pads really brings out the treble and mids. 

post #493 of 1376
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Post a picture?

I suppose I could for a fellow Michigander.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brainwavs pads are a bit small, but whatever, it works. xD

By the way, the Pro Monitor 10s are gigantamongous. 

The Pro Monitor 10s have the most interesting expanding mechanism I have ever seen. You have to unscrew them and push up or down. Works like a charm, but it takes a little longer than more modern methods.

Car and Driver FTW! No headband cushioning FTL!

 

 

A quick shot of the K240 Monitors I got as an eBay special.

And a quick shot of the Creative WoW pads on the K240 Monitors. Removing the foam insert and using these pads really brings out the treble and mids. 

Holy crap, why do headphones always look smaller in photos? Those are massive =__=

post #494 of 1376
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Holy crap, why do headphones always look smaller in photos? Those are massive =__=

It's funny, with the Brainwavz pads, they feel extremely light. Odd, huh. People complain about these things not having a full metal construction, but I actually love the plastic. Just imagine how heavy it'd be if these bad boys were all metal. Ouch.

post #495 of 1376
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Holy crap, why do headphones always look smaller in photos? Those are massive =__=

It's funny, with the Brainwavz pads, they feel extremely light. Odd, huh. People complain about these things not having a full metal construction, but I actually love the plastic. Just imagine how heavy it'd be if these bad boys were all metal. Ouch.

? The Monitor 10 uses a LOT of metal. It's one of the heaviest vintage cans. Afaik the earcups are the only plastic part.

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