So the O2 earpads don't really have recessed mids after all? You make peremptory statements, show us measurements then say that all those earpads are highly dependent on the cups damping...I'd like to try the O2(especially the improved MK2 black version) but g*ddamn, I'm not paying $155 for recessed mids, however comfy they could be
I have always said any mod is a system whose interacting parts are extremely tightly coupled in their effects. I can make a crappy sounding O2 system with sucked out mids if I used in on a setup tuned to 5000 pads, or make the 5000 pads sound gutless by sticking them on an O2. The effects tend to be relative, though, in a sense like equalizers. So if the O2 pad has a "U" shape on a system tuned to an 840 pad then taking an 840 pad and sticking it on a system tuned for O2 pad probably yields a upside-down "U" when all things are equal (usually).
It seems a lot of people are missing this point, and applying mods that have been built with one set of pads in mind then saying "that mod has thin bass" when the pad they chose wasn't aligned to the tuning (I'm not saying you, leeperry, at all, just a general comment). I only say this so people understand that when trying to implement a mod; if you don't do 100% of something suggested in a mod your results could vary HUGELY; from "wow" to "ewww". The difference in pads, port tuning and driver backing are all huge, and changing one can affect everything.
I could go so far as to say that the pads are second only to eliminating resonances within the cup, to the extent they actually could be the main reason one choses a given mod.
Edited by mrspeakers - 11/5/11 at 6:16pm