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^ LOL biggrin.gif

 

-M

 

nice and tidy by the way magickman! 

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Do yall think think the cushioning from the hd580/600s would make the headband more comfortable (as an alternative to LFFs suspension mod)? http://shop.sennheiserusa.com/retail2002/ProductDetails.aspx?direct_cat=Parts&direct_prod=052715 

 

Also, why do I see some people marking little holes (with a screwdriver?) in their plasticine? What effect does this have versus leaving it smooth?

 

 

Very nice magickman, super clean. Love the colors cool.gif

 


Edited by steelle - 1/31/12 at 3:10pm
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Non flat surfaces diffuses reflection, however at enclosure this small I doubt it would make any difference.

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Do yall think think the cushioning from the hd580/600s would make the headband more comfortable (as an alternative to LFFs suspension mod)? http://shop.sennheiserusa.com/retail2002/ProductDetails.aspx?direct_cat=Parts&direct_prod=052715 

I am using the 580 headband pad and it is extremely comfortable.
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I am using the 580 headband pad and it is extremely comfortable.

I ordered it too, got it sitting right here waiting to go on. Paid $8 for it from B&H.
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Non flat surfaces diffuses reflection, however at enclosure this small I doubt it would make any difference.

Meh, it's not like it takes much time. I'm just doing this while watching Top Gear. It's all good.
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I don't think you can beat the comfort and price of the suspension headband with the one of the stock T50RP earpads taped to the underside of it. I am extremely sensitive to pressure on the top of my head from headphones. I have yet to find a pair of headphones I can wear for more than an hour or two without feeling some sort of discomfort on the top of my head. The same applied to clamping force and other discomfort on the sides of my head, though to a much lesser extent.

 

With the suspension headband (I used paper and covered it with black duct tape) and the unused earpad on the underside, I can wear the T50RPs for...well, I don't know! They have never become uncomfortable! They look super goofy, but I don't care.

 

If you don't mind the looks, suspension headband + unused stock T50RP earpad taped to the bottom is unbeatable on all fronts IMO.

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With regards to Beyer ear pad, any one using them? Specifically which pads are compatible? Or anything for DT770/880/990 are compatible?



I tired them, but they increased the treble too much for me.

BTW the gel pads have a flexible plastic back that you can't stretch, so you can't just put them on like other pads. I got mine on by cutting the top and bottom of two balloons to make a giant rubberband then stretching it over the pads and the cups. This took me at least half an hour to put the pads on without distorting the shape.

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I ordered it too, got it sitting right here waiting to go on. Paid $8 for it from B&H.
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I am using the 580 headband pad and it is extremely comfortable.

 

 

Cheers, gonna give this a try.
 

 

 

 


 

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Non flat surfaces diffuses reflection, however at enclosure this small I doubt it would make any difference.


I see, thanks.

 

 


 

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I don't think you can beat the comfort and price of the suspension headband with the one of the stock T50RP earpads taped to the underside of it. I am extremely sensitive to pressure on the top of my head from headphones. I have yet to find a pair of headphones I can wear for more than an hour or two without feeling some sort of discomfort on the top of my head. The same applied to clamping force and other discomfort on the sides of my head, though to a much lesser extent.

 

With the suspension headband (I used paper and covered it with black duct tape) and the unused earpad on the underside, I can wear the T50RPs for...well, I don't know! They have never become uncomfortable! They look super goofy, but I don't care.

 

If you don't mind the looks, suspension headband + unused stock T50RP earpad taped to the bottom is unbeatable on all fronts IMO.


Yeah I actually tried it and it was much more comfortable, but I'm a sucker for aesthetics and it's just too damn ugly for my taste.

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Thanks. :)

 

As for the 840 pads, is it universally agreed that they sound better? Or is it a matter of taste? Or they make no difference?

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Or they make no difference?

IME
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The Shures have bigger ear holes, that was my main reason for getting them.
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I am using the 580 headband pad and it is extremely comfortable.


I was thinking of doing this too.  Do you have pictures of your Fostex with the pads on?  And how did you attach it? 3M?

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Padded stock headband versus suspension strap: has anyone compared the two?
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Thanks. :)

 

As for the 840 pads, is it universally agreed that they sound better? Or is it a matter of taste? Or they make no difference?


I don't know if it's universal, but most people think they 840 pads sound better. I personally noticed a large difference between the stock and 840 pads (sound and comfort wise). I think it's almost mandatory that the pads get swapped out.
 

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Padded stock headband versus suspension strap: has anyone compared the two?


I experimented with padding on the headband before moving to the suspension headband. I remember the suspension headband (without the padding on the underside) being more or less as comfortable as certain padding on the stock headband. It was a noticeable improvement from stock headband with no padding. That said, suspension headband + padding on the underside handily trumps everything else I've tried when it comes to comfort. If you don't use the stock T50RP earpads, just use one of those as your padding.

 

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