Originally Posted by AnotherN00b
Also, just out of curiosity, have you compared the sound with the felt over the driver vs. just the stock material?
Keep us posted!
Yes. I just made this comparison. The SQ is clearer, IMO, without the added wool damping on the back of the driver, so I left it off.
Now, for a full serving of audiophile blasphemy, read on. Purists can stop reading right here.
Off topic-anathema alert!
FWIW: Modding is a hobby aimed at improving SQ, no? For the past 4 months, I have used a plug-in (for iTunes) that increases my pleasure quotient. It's based on HRTF DSP models similar, I suppose, to the circuitry in products by Phonitor, HeadRoom, Meir-Audio, and others. What it does for me is deepen the bass, clarify vocals, sharpen treble without fatigue, widen the sound stage, gets the sound out of the center of my head, and generally increases my pleasure for most music. What's more, you can actually try it for yourself and draw your own conclusions...for free, for a week. It works with headphones, computer speakers, and even my B&W 803S towers. If you like it, it only costs $25. I use it with all sources, straight out of my MacBook Pro, or amped through my Dacmini. With my auditory perception and IMO, it makes my modded T50RP and, believe it or not, my Audeze LCD2 sound even better on most, not all, music. I bought the hardware version for my iPhone to use with my Etymotic ER4P/S and Shure SE535 earphones with the same SQ improvements.
Drum roll, please, while I put on my flame-retardant suit...
SRSLABS iWOW computer plug-in and iWOW 3D hardware for iPhone. The name is corny but it works for me. The SRSLABS homepage explains how they completely re-worked their HTRF algorithms, improving on earlier models. BTW, I have no financial interest or relationship with this company and no conflict of interest. I'm just an ordinary customer who hopes this helps someone.
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