Soundstage and depth on the LCDs is unrivalled in my opinion, however the T50RPs mids and imaging match the LCDs and thats where the music is for me.
More detail then the CK10 know to be very detail?? That is very big statement.
A few questions for you modders.
- is Newplast heavier than normal plasticine?
- how do you stick felt to the back of the driver? Double sided tape? Glue? Is it necessary to achieve air tightness?
- I suppose you can't remove the white membrane at the back if the driver while sealing off the entire enclosure? (I mean it will sound really bad)
From the picture tutorials, I believe the felt is often sitting on two strips of double sided tape on two sides of the drivers. It's not actually air-tight with the driver considering the way they are placed.
Thanks. Do you mind link me to the picture tutorial you talked about? Or just let me know who is the poster? I assume it is somewhere here in this thread, I haven't got to that part yet. Thanks.
Btw, DHL says my headphone is delivered 2 hours ago. :-p
Got the T20-mk2 and Beyer gel pads from postal office. If I'd known the logistics, could have got them back 28th.
Will start modding them in the weekends.
Don't even have anything to plug them into - don't have an 1/4 -> 1/8 adapter, so unable to listen to them yet. Look and feel much better than my Philips SHP2700. Significantly heavier and more robust save the earcup attachments - these look questionable. No squeaks whatsoever. Despite the weight, they are much more comfortable on the head. Isolation is about the same, though. Even stock earpads seem to be comfortable for me - ears fit inside completely and don't touch anything.
Will try to get an adapter tomorrow. Not expecting much out of stock though.
I have a problem, I don't hear much wrong with the stock T50RP.
Please bear in mind that my main (and so far favourite) headphone is AKG K501, known to have a lush midrange. Smooth, airy, and relaxed sounding. And not known to be a bassy headphone. I do not like headphones with energetic trebles, and in this categories are DT880, DT990, most of the Grados, and etc. I also do not like aggressive and fatiguing sound. I also dislike a smoothed over sound with no texture, and muffled sound (with certain material, I find Westone 3 sounded like speakers with broken tweeters ).
Bass goes rather low. There is a hump on upper bass and lower midrange. Midrange is smooth and upfront. Treble is smooth and rather extended. The airiness is there when called for, but not the most airy sounding headphone around. Headstage is rather small and typical of a closed headphone. Imaging is mediocre. Instrument separation and layering are also mediocre, but it may have to do with the small sound stage.
Frequency balance is close to what I consider perfect. Smoothness of the midrange and treble is its specialty I guess. Detail wise, I am not so sure, it is not a headphone that throws detail at you, so at times it sounded a bit smoothed over. But on a track that I am familiar with I actually hear people talking in the background that I have not noticed before, so it might be that I am not used to the smoothness of orthodynamic driver. I could use a larger sound stage, but I am not someone who emphasize imaging with headphones, I feel that headphones just can not do a proper sound staging. I also could use a better layering.
Comfort is fine for me. The ear pad can be deeper and seal better though.
I am not sure what to mod for, as it seems pretty good to me for a closed headphone. I think I probably won't be doing anything extreme. Any suggestion on the direction would be welcome.
Edit: On further thought, the dynamic seems compressed compared to other dynamic headphones that I heard, not sure if it is the property of orthodynamic driver. And I think I do hear the resonance, Michael Buble sounded like he is singing into a tin can.
I enjoy my T50RP's a lot! Need a good amp to give the bass weight. I put EQu on my ipad and with just a few judicious touches
have the sound right where I like it...never more than 1.5db boost or cut. I would like to find a better set of earpads. I guess my
Sennheiser HD650's have spoiled me.
That's my biggest gripe about the T50RP, together w/ its very flabby deep bass. This phone is not dynamic enough to my taste, I got/you can get used to it...but down the road, it's still not bouncy enough. Vintage yamies sound far more nervous.
I wouldn't be able to have that cup sitting in front of me for more than five minutes without trying to play Simon on it.