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post #31 of 2335
Expect the weight to be slightly less than PS1 and HP2. At best, they are bearable only because they sound so damn good

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post #32 of 2335
Interesting - but I see they still have the plastic grado boxes that hold the metal rods by tension alone. that's probably not going to hold, especially with all that metal hanging down there.

A nice solution would be to incorporate metal screws to keep the rod in place, like the HP2 has. headphile developed something like that for the plastic boxes, i had a pair that had these in use and they worked like a charm:

Grado HHF-1 , Grado HF-1 Mod, Grado Rod Locks, Woody Recable Leather Headbands
post #33 of 2335
I'm a little curious why they keep talking about neutral & intert sounds...why would you go anywhere near a Grado if that's what you want?
post #34 of 2335
Honestly, they should offer reviews etc of this service. Limited to only 100 at a high price point is exclusivity reserved for a tried and true product.

On a side note, did you notice the 2 tones of black on their website? :P
post #35 of 2335
Can we get a mini review from the mod creator with reference to the HP2?
post #36 of 2335
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Originally Posted by ecclesand View Post
Agreed. And, if they built an aluminum rod lock mechanism with a tightening screw, they would sell a buttload IMO.
I've already suggested them both via eMail. Didn't describe it as "rod lock" though, I called it labeled plastic thingy
post #37 of 2335
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Originally Posted by ecclesand View Post
Agreed. And, if they built an aluminum rod lock mechanism with a tightening screw, they would sell a buttload IMO.
On this note, I'm curious if it is indeed possible to remove the plastic rod lock mechanism without destroying it. Is there any easy way to remove the L & R tension mech's from the metal tab of headband?
post #38 of 2335
How is it that more of us haven't heard/seen this before?


I bet if they sold the parts separately it would still be uber spendy.
post #39 of 2335
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post
How is it that more of us haven't heard/seen this before?


I bet if they sold the parts separately it would still be uber spendy.
Because the site just opened
post #40 of 2335
Hello everyone. My name is Rhydon, i am the founder of Symphones.

Moderators please note i have asked for "member of the trade status" as well as a spot in the 'mall-fi' section.

I just wanted to say we do plan on offering a special discount to fellow head-fi'ers. More about this later in the week. We just launched today and are trying to catch up with the overwhelming response. Its wonderful seeing so much enthusiasm.

If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an line through the website. Otherwise keep an eye open for any news!


Thanks!
post #41 of 2335
i emailed symphones regarding the improvements and effects full aluminum may have on the SR325i. here is the reply that they send me in quote:

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Hi,
what kind of improvements can i expect if i were to do this on the SR325i? will this benefit the tone only or will it add better detail, resolution?

thanks.

Hello,

Thanks for your interest.

The improvements of the Magnum enhancement are quite substantial. Sonically it has noticeably more detail and resolution than the unmodified headphone. You will notice an increase in high frequency response as well as an extensive increase in overall clarity throughout the frequency spectrum. Key words to describe Magnum are increased clarity, better balance of sound and smooth frequency extension.

We have spent quite some time tuning the sound of this product so it stands in a league of its own.

I hope this was able to answer your question. Feel free to contact me if you require any more information.



Rhydon Rayment
Symphones
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Originally Posted by Rhydon View Post
Hello everyone. My name is Rhydon, i am the founder of Symphones.

Moderators please note i have asked for "member of the trade status" as well as a spot in the 'mall-fi' section.

I just wanted to say we do plan on offering a special discount to fellow head-fi'ers. More about this later in the week. We just launched today and are trying to catch up with the overwhelming response. Its wonderful seeing so much enthusiasm.

If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an line through the website. Otherwise keep an eye open for any news!


Thanks!
did you say discount? now i am really interested. i was originally thinking about recabling my 325i...decisions, decisions.
post #42 of 2335
Anyone can recable their 325i. Only a hundred can have MAGNUM lol
post #43 of 2335
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Originally Posted by Xan7hos View Post
Anyone can recable their 325i. Only a hundred can have MAGNUM lol
hah...that is so true. i actually want to do both!

i knew i should have stayed away from head-fi...my poor wallet.
post #44 of 2335
discount=interesting ~ how much though
post #45 of 2335
I must say they are quick with responsing to eMails.
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Originally Posted by Magnum
At this time we only offer Magnum as a complete service. The forks require some extensive equipment to assemble. They are secured via 'press-fit' to the Magnum housing. This is a process where heavy pressure is used to forge 2 metals together. As for the plastic headband blocks, we do plan on offering a solution to this in the future.
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