Originally Posted by maverickronin
The size of soundstage doesn't really seem to change on any of my other amps either.
Does that Akasa foam really help that much? Will it be a night and day difference?
-angled earpads provide a very convincing 3D SS, that's the trade secret of all the best phones: cd3k, r10, hd800, t1, k1k, you name it.
-amping volume is not what matters...I'd advise to get something w/ rollable opamps, and you'll get my drift. My currently fav. chip on the T50RP is OPA1641, the SS is simply mind blowing. Try AD797B to get a good taste of what a 3D SS means, as majkel wrote here: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f6/audio-gd-discrete-op-amps-reviewed-OPA-earth-OPA-moon-OPA-sun-v-2-a-397691/
I don't really like AD797B, but its SS is business.
-the Akasa allows you to hear the original "ambience" of the record, you're not listening to the cups anymore.
Originally Posted by smashing
Man. If only I started my journey with this, and not with the Beyers...
Well, the Darth woodies are not too cost effective to put it nicely...you can polish a DT770/Pro80 driver as much as you like, it'll still sound like ---- in the end. No audiophool magic can help, even if you summon the forest gods really hard(and drain your customers wallet just as hard). And I've seen what's being used to damp the large cups darth's: just a bunch of cotton balls...rocket science, eh.
Originally Posted by AnotherN00b
Maybe I need to remove the stock felt
As I already wrote, I tried really hard to keep the stock felt before the drivers but that's a no-go. It simply digs a major dip around 2.5kHz to my ears.
I only put Akasa at the back of the cups, I didn't put any on the "curved" peripheral section that's in contact w/ the baffle...not sure whether that'd matter. I plan on trying to put some in there at some point, but this phone just makes me really really lazy coz each improvement upstream pays in cash...and I don't think that I've reached its top potential yet. I must be standing in the 80/85% region atm.