I prefer it like that tbh, so you can finetune the angle depending on the phone...I've studied the R10 patent PDF and experienced quite a bit w/ modding the cd1k/cd3k, I don't believe that some random earpads and random wooden earcups can end up in sheer eargasm.
The 02 earpads seem way too thick compared to what I'm hearing...finding the "sweet spot" angle for the sa5k earpads didn't take me long at all, as it was the continuation of my Manufaktur genuine leather DT770/600Ω experiments, but there isn't any room for improvement to my ears. One millimeter off, and the magic's gone IME.
Also the fact that these drivers sound much better in a semi-closed enclosure than fully closed to my ears. Drivers need to breathe OR use a lot of psychoacoustics tricks like on the Ultrasone...well, I'm a cd3k freak so I want a wide and deep 3D SS.
Now a semi-closed TP w/ some finetuned sa5k earpads would be a different story. But I've been modding phones for quite a while, discussed w/ several other modders...and I strongly believe that we need cup resonances. Too much and it sounds wonky, but too little and it sounds muffled...Beyer make their Premium 770/880 cups out of ABS for a good reason, as it's also used for many musical instruments due to its very good resonance properties.
It's all about finding the right balance. I've found the materials I like to kill inner-cup resonances and provide a deeper/more percussive low end bass....I'm really out of speech towards my pimped T50RP, they sound like a "best kept secret"...a Japanese secret weapon of some sort
Originally Posted by Anaxilus
They're modding it as we speak.
Edited by leeperry - 9/30/10 at 3:57pm