Closed, is well.... closed
The 50s have the bottom bass vent open.
Isolation is as expected, it's an empty plastic up, with another plastic bit surrounded by a pad between you and the outside world.
After mods, isolation is increased for sure.
Hey guys, I made a How-to video of how I fill the 'Lock' hole on the stock T50RP cup to prep for paint and a different input type. No editing whatsoever, just a cut-and-next-step type of video.
HD viewing option should be available shortly after I post this.
I posted this in another thread, but just in case my experience can benefit someone else...
Just learned that my ifi Nano has a "just right" amount of power for my T50s...
I just tried listening with a Schiit Magni 2 Uber (using my ifi Nano as dac) and while it did get louder than my Nano, it did not add anything to the music.
So for those of you who are in a tight budget but want great sound, I highly recommend the T50 mk3 + MrSpeaker Alpha Pads + strap (good for bald heads) + ifi Nano.
The whole setup ran about $425.
I've been enjoying my stock T20v2 with 840 pads, especially with classical music. I got them as a gift 25 years ago and only recently realized they're better than any of the other headphones I own. I even like them more than the Shure SRH-840.
Can anyone recommend a mod to improve the midrange? I'm happy with the treble, and the muddy bass doesn't bother me much for classical music, but the mids sound congested, especially vocals. I've skimmed this massive thread but haven't found exactly the answer I'm looking for. Any help would be much appreciated.
By the way, I do have something to contribute. I found a good, cheap option for a replacement cable: the Hosa CMM-105R. It's shielded, fairly durable, and costs around $6. They make 5 and 10-foot versions. The right-angled connector fits perfectly in the T20 socket.
Could be hand selected Walnut.
IMO The Shure Alcantara pads are the best for sound and for comfort on a T50RP.
I have a company working on building one now, they should have a batch of them done in a month or two, it requires a 7mm diameter connector to get inside the hole on the T50