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post #3721 of 10599
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Originally Posted by micmacmo View Post

That URL hung on me, but this one takes me to the Silverstone acoustic foam. 

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=55319&vpn=RL-SF01&manufacture=Silverstone%20Technology

 

You can get plasticine and stiff felt at Michael's. 

 



Awesome, so you think it should work?  I was planning on getting some stuff from Michael's too, plasticine should be pretty easy and cheap to get my hands on.

 

I do have some Sculpey bake-clay...which seems to be pretty much plasticine that you can bake to harden.  Wonder if that'd work?  A bit expensive compared to normal plasticine but I do have some sitting around and probably won't use it for anything else for awhile...

post #3722 of 10599

Is plasticine (when dry) heavier than modeling clay?

post #3723 of 10599
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Originally Posted by dogears View Post

Is plasticine (when dry) heavier than modeling clay?



Plasticine is always dry...isn't it a polymer?  When cured Sculpey is a tiny bit lighter but it could just be in my imagination...I've never compared the weights with a scale.

 

Pretty sure modeling clay would always be heavier than plasticine though since it it has quite a bit of water in it...but I doubt it'd be the best thing to use in a headphone?  It's a bit too messy and it cracks really easily when it dries without being fired...

post #3724 of 10599

^Oops *facepalm*, I meant when it solidifies :P

post #3725 of 10599
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Originally Posted by dogears View Post

^Oops *facepalm*, I meant when it solidifies :P



Well, it's the same weight as normal plasticine, really, when it's solid.  But I'm pretty sure you can't do that with normal plasticine.

 

I do think they offer a kind of Sculpey that's super-lightweight though?  But I guess that's not what you're looking for in this case, isn't it...?

post #3726 of 10599

Chuckle...  Plasticine IS modeling clay.  I got mine on Amazon for $10 of something.  

 

http://www.amazon.com/Plasticine-24-Pack-Technicolor-Fun/dp/B004OZHOA6/ref=sr_1_6?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1318391941&sr=1-6

 

 

post #3727 of 10599

but for $10 you can pick up some tungsten putty very_evil_smiley.gif

post #3728 of 10599
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Originally Posted by micmacmo View Post

I'm far to cheap (and sensible) to drop $100+ on pads. 


I currently have these pads:

 

O2

SA5000

W11

LA3000

Jmoney somethingerother

K240 pleather

KT88 K240 pads

3 kinds of Turtlebeach velours

SRH840 and 750dj

Beyer Leather

Beyer Velour

Fostex T20

3x Koss R10

Koss MV1

 

I must be really crazy because I'm definitely cheap!  tongue.gif

post #3729 of 10599

I thought I was cheap too until head-fi :) You will be able to test out a variety of pads with the T50RP it seems as you got lots of them :p

post #3730 of 10599

*facepaw*

Now that you mentioned it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasticine

They are one and the same! :P

 

I was hoping there's a lighter alternative though :P
 

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

Chuckle...  Plasticine IS modeling clay.  I got mine on Amazon for $10 of something.  

 

http://www.amazon.com/Plasticine-24-Pack-Technicolor-Fun/dp/B004OZHOA6/ref=sr_1_6?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1318391941&sr=1-6

 

 



 

post #3731 of 10599

 

Plasticine doesn't dry out. (That's why it's so popular in kindergartens.) If it dried, you'd lose the mass of the water (or whatever solvent) and it wouldn't dampen as well. Or so I understand.

 

DaBomb, I think the two thing that both BMF Pants and Rastapants (both versions) have in common are 1) plasticine in the baffles and 2) paxmate in the cups. Both minimize the cup resonance and those annoying mid spikes. Both these mods are good places to start. Fortunately, they're also relatively inexpensive and reversible too.

post #3732 of 10599

Plasticine is a brand of modeling clay :P

post #3733 of 10599
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Originally Posted by dogears View Post

I was hoping there's a lighter alternative though :P 

 


I think the point is that you don't want a lighter dampener. In this case, it's just the dead weight of the material that's dampening the mechanical vibrations. No fancy visco-elastic properties or constraining layers. Just mass. 

 

post #3734 of 10599

where do you guys get T50RP if your in ontario canada?

 

thanks

post #3735 of 10599
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Originally Posted by balancebox View Post

where do you guys get T50RP if your in ontario canada?

 

thanks

 

From whoever has it in stock. very_evil_smiley.gif Hehehehe.

 

Couldn't resist!

Goodluck. (I imagine all the typical candidates have it.)


Edited by Hennyo - 10/11/11 at 9:59pm
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