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Originally Posted by DooberKnob View Post

What is the difference between the closed and semi-open models. Do the closed have bass ports/vents at all, or are the completely sealed, and how is the isolation?


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.
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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.

 

 

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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. 

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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.

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Originally Posted by Quinoa View Post

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.


Close up a few vent slats, and add some felt to the back of the driver. This should bring the mids a bit more forward? Consequently this will reduce bass bloat.

Felt will have a much bigger impact then vets intitally. Although it's much easier to tape up a vent, and to take the tape off

There's always trade offs. (In this case it's win-win depending on how you like your bass)
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Hey friends, I'm going to carve a set of cups for my Mk2 T50RP. Does anyone know what type of wood this is? 

 

 

These are some Smeggy made several years ago, I believe.

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Originally Posted by t-crisis View Post
 

Hey friends, I'm going to carve a set of cups for my Mk2 T50RP. Does anyone know what type of wood this is? 

 

 

These are some Smeggy made several years ago, I believe.

Could be hand selected Walnut.

post #11213 of 11244

do DT 880 pads fit the T50RP-mk3 ?

 

they seem to be the most comfortable pads I have ever felt!

 

what are the other most comfortable pads for T50RP-mk3 ?

 

 

oh, another question - did B&H stop carrying beyerdynamic cans & pads?

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Originally Posted by wild bill View Post
 

do DT 880 pads fit the T50RP-mk3 ?

 

they seem to be the most comfortable pads I have ever felt!

 

what are the other most comfortable pads for T50RP-mk3 ?

 

 

oh, another question - did B&H stop carrying beyerdynamic cans & pads?


IMO The Shure Alcantara pads are the best for sound and for comfort on a T50RP.

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also best recommended replacement cable that doesn't cost a small fortune?

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Originally Posted by wild bill View Post

also best recommended replacement cable that doesn't cost a small fortune?


Depends, if you want to replace the stock cable, any 3.5mm stereo cable. Yes, like how you plug in your ipod into your car.

My full rewire cost $16. My mk2s are now, Dual entry, removable, covered. Of course that takes work


EDIT: Admittedly, the left channel has issues. I think it's the 1/4" jack that goes into the amp. Resold weed (I meant *****resoldered***** I want to keep the auto correct, that's just gold heh)it twice same issue. I just need to take the time and do some trail and error. Figure out if it's the cans, connector, wire or my Mangi 2u
Edited by SeEnCreaTive - 1/26/16 at 11:51am
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Is anyone using the ZMF lambskin pads on their T50RP mk3?

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Anyone compare the T50RP MK3 (or previous versions) to the Fidelio X2?

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Is there such a thing as a minijack plug that would both fit the T50RP cup and still allow the use of thick gauge wire?

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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
 

Is there such a thing as a minijack plug that would both fit the T50RP cup and still allow the use of thick gauge wire?


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

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