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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post

Hey shame on you. You should be proud to have Tim Horton coffee (Just kidding) wink_face.gif. I'm from the same castaway region (Québec) so I feel the pain.

For pad option I'm waiting for the new Hifiman Leather (Pleather??) replacement earpad at $20 + shipping. I currently have the SRH-840 and like them but I was curious on trying these one. I'll report back the differences when they arrived.

 

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I bought some of these to play with and had no luck at all.  Utterly cutoff the bass.  I didn't play with them on stock, only on some units with the white felt removed, so YMWV.
 

 

post #6122 of 10599
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Originally Posted by kalbee View Post

I experienced this when I was really tired. I think it was the volume... in the evening the next day my ears were fine again. Depends on the type of music too; in order to test them out I had to try with songs of different bpm and genre and eventually that made my ears hurt a bit. I can sense the pressure level changing in my ears so that's probably what's causing it.
 



Yes it feels a lot like when listening at too loud for too long, except that it sets in much softer for much shorter. Also a lot like when I am near ultrasonic equipments.

 

I also wonder if I am not used to closed headphones as I rarely listen to them, since all the sound pressure is kept in airtight earpad.

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Can you tell me if the padding is firmer compare to the Shure pads?

 

I wanted to try other pads because I rip my SRH-840 pads while putting them back. Does the Hifiman easier to install?

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

 

I bought some of these to play with and had no luck at all.  Utterly cutoff the bass.  I didn't play with them on stock, only on some units with the white felt removed, so YMWV.
 

 



 

 


Edited by Twinster - 2/4/12 at 6:28am
post #6124 of 10599
As a general rule, it's a bad idea to use open-headphone pads on closed headphones and vice versa. There may be a few exceptions to this, but the role of open pads is quite different.
post #6125 of 10599

Twinster,

 

I have a pair of T50's being modded as we speak,and I'll be getting the Sure840 pads.

Are you guys saying that these pads should NOT be used???

 

If so,what pads are recommended?

 

Any advise/help will be appreciated,

Thanks

Mike

post #6126 of 10599

I have a quick question relating to the bass on my Maplepants v1.  I got tons of Bass with my Cedarpants v1 and I am not experiencing that with my Maplepants as much.  Does having the driver closer to the inside cup back make more bass?  I thought I read some place that having it too close will ruin the drivers and too far away and no bass.  I tried to hit the middle of that spot and it's just not as much bass as I'd like.  Please help.

post #6127 of 10599
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Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post

I have a quick question relating to the bass on my Maplepants v1.  I got tons of Bass with my Cedarpants v1 and I am not experiencing that with my Maplepants as much.  Does having the driver closer to the inside cup back make more bass?  I thought I read some place that having it too close will ruin the drivers and too far away and no bass.  I tried to hit the middle of that spot and it's just not as much bass as I'd like.  Please help.


...have you looked into the differences in the woods you're using at all?

 

post #6128 of 10599
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

Twinster,

 

I have a pair of T50's being modded as we speak,and I'll be getting the Sure840 pads.

Are you guys saying that these pads should NOT be used???

 

If so,what pads are recommended?

 

Any advise/help will be appreciated,

Thanks

Mike

 

You should look at the wiki. http://www.head-fi.org/a/fostex-t50rp-modification-summary-links-wiki

 

Specifically this section: http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4485#post_7868175

 

I use the Shure 840 pads.  They are a mice upgrade in comfort and isolation from the stock pads.
 

 

post #6129 of 10599
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Originally Posted by kingoftown1 View Post


...have you looked into the differences in the woods you're using at all?

 


I'd also try working with some bass port options, too.  If you could add a few more, then see what the difference is.  Then, you could plug one and see if anything changes, etc.

 

Also, when I "demo" a pair, am I allowed to suggest, enhance or improve them in any way??  biggrin.gif  wink.gif

post #6130 of 10599
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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post

I wanted to try other pads because I rip my SRH-840 pads while putting them back. Does the Hifiman easier to install?


 

Simon,

 

From what I've read regarding the Hifiman pads, they are held in place with 4 clips.  The clips appear quite easy to break as I've read in several of the forums.  I guess I'll know more on Monday when the HE-5LEs arrive.  They'll have the velour pads initially, but I'm sure I'll be opting for the leather option quite quickly.  It's kind of hard to believe that a true pair of leather pads would be sold for $20.00 from Hifiman.  I'm guessing pleather, though.  Also, look at what Audeze did when they introduced the leather headband option that came with new yokes.  They priced it at about $140 and nearly started a revolution.  biggrin.gif

post #6131 of 10599

If anyone needs an extra set, I am selling these with the following mods:

 

Dynamat on back of baffle, Paxmate on top of Dynamat,

Vents fully closed,

Plasticine flush mass loading the back side of driver,

Transpore 1.5 on back of driver, white felt removed,

Dust cover surrounding ear side of driver removed, over driver cover still intact,

Dynamat surrounding ear side of driver, Paxmate on top of Dynamat,

Shure 840 Pads, Tissue pad risers,

Sennheiser 280 headband pad,

Neutrik 3.5mm Gold Plug added

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/593905/price-drop-modded-fostex-t50rp-rastapants-2-840-pad-edition

Someone please buy these, I am losing money buy selling these, but some people are on my back about some money I owe them.

 

They're only $130 shipped.

 

Sorry for the plug

post #6132 of 10599

It appears that SonicFiber has dropped their eBay price of the T50RP headphones back down to $82.99, with free shipping in the U.S.  I'm not sure what happened with that $129.99 price spike over the last few weeks.  I guess the purchases probably dropped way down and they realized that not too many people were willing to spend $129.99 on the 'phones.

 

post #6133 of 10599

Nice, thanks for the update!  BHPhotoVideo upped their prices as well.  Everywhere is out of stock.  SonicFiber is a good deal I think.

post #6134 of 10599

Where do I get the 280 headband pad?  Also, thanks for the update on the SonicFiber lowering their prices.  BHPhotovideo even upped their prices and so did Front End Audio, etc and both of those are out until the end of this month to late spring.  Sigh.

post #6135 of 10599

I got mine from Full Compass, but now they are out of stock, so you might have to wait a while; I got mine about 3 weeks after I ordered. They also sell the T50RP there. 

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