My post from 5 Dec (840 pads are a must unless you've got better)
My T50RP arrived 2 days ago, (order inspired by Magicman's 40 hr mod session) they didn't seem as bad out of the box as I feared - got some idea of how they could sound by cupping my hands around the cups and applying pressure.
I took them home that evening and, after staring at them for a while, decided to take them apart.
I loaded the baffle etc. with modelling clay, sealed most of the vent grill, stuck some foam in the cups, put in some fluffed cotton balls - and I'd had enough (tweak energy dissipated in an hour) - screwed them back together and fitted 840 pads.
I might only be half way to max sound-wise (or maybe I got lucky) but damn they sound good, spent the rest of the evening until late listening to music with them.
I took them back into work the next day, a teenage Beats fan had a listen and "Oh,wow" was his wide-eyed response.
I'd like to thank all T50 mod contributors for leading me to this (maybe I'll try harder one day).
And, I loved them from X3 as USB DAC.
Edit: I bought mine from eGlobal
if you're in USA maybe you can get better prices, these were by far the cheapest to get sent to Australia.
Thanks. What guide did you follow for the mods that you did?
I think there would be a lot of value in making a wiki entry for the novice - something like "essential mods in an hour". There's a lot of great info there, but its information overload and might scare off lot of people who just want good sound with minimum effort, cost and risk (me).
Edited by Stuff Jones - 1/29/14 at 8:41am