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post #106 of 331

Might be. I think I am done with the bass-reflex hole now. For now I am going to listen to it some more before I mod anything. And if I do so I will try different dampening stuff in front of the driver.

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post #108 of 331

Sure, it works in audio racks. Right? :p

post #109 of 331

I just bought a second hand DT880 edition 2005 (250 ohm) with the purpose to make them closed back according to the mod described here.

Hopefully it will be the closed headphone I'm looking for (good sound AND comfort).

post #110 of 331

Great Tiemen! How far along are you with the mod?

post #111 of 331

The good thing is that it is highly adaptable to one's own listening habits in respect of warmth and bass amount.

post #112 of 331
Originally Posted by apatN View Post

Great Tiemen! How far along are you with the mod?

Hang on, I just received them

Not even half an hour on my head. And since this is the first time I have a modern day DT880, I decided to listen to them for a few days unmodded, comparing them to the stable.

I like them more than I expected. Not as bright and sibilant as I was afraid of, also a quite good bass.

The bad thing is that my ears are touching the drivers with these soft pads, hope the stiffer DT770 pads will solve this.

Edited by Tiemen - 7/8/10 at 10:49am
post #113 of 331


I have four felt pieces of 1 mm, and one piece of 4 mm.

Can't find 3 and 1,5 mm.

I can breath more easily through the 4 mm piece, than through the pile of four pieces.

Now which should I use for damping the cups?

Does the felt affect sound, or are they just for isolation?

Edited by Tiemen - 7/16/10 at 10:44am
post #114 of 331

Difficult to decide from apart, I'd say that's a trial & error earor case

post #115 of 331


And the headphone is still alive. I was afraid to break those tiny inner cables. But it went well.

I'm very satisfied with the sound. Meatier and fuller mids, better drum impact, highs still sweet, and the bass tuneful.  I can live with the slight less airy sound.

They are now almost as good as my vintage DT880, with much better isolation.

Kudos to NoXter and nickchen

post #116 of 331

I also have 3 layers of thinner felt and it works a treat. Great you like them. :D

post #117 of 331

These are mine, I used a Superlux HD660 housing as basis. That is roughly the same as a DT770'2003.



Don't be mislead by the mesh, that housings are still closed. The main difference to a DT880'2005 housing as basis are the mids, for some reason they have a bit more energy here.

post #118 of 331
Thread Starter 

Glad to hear that you like the closed-back! :-)


And now a small preview:



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post #120 of 331

What on earth is THAT!!!

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