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post #9556 of 10878

Have you tried using silverstone instead of newplast in the baffles(as you have in that photo above), with dynamat on the ear side of the cups to stiffen the housing up?  

 

I am in the process of making handmade velour ear pads.  I made one last night and replaced the 840 pad and could tell no difference sound-wise, but the comfort improvement is pretty high.  I have most of it figured out, just have to figure out how to make the pad easy to attach to the cup (as opposed to my current "double-sided tape" method  wink.gif

post #9557 of 10878
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Originally Posted by onefatsurfer View Post

Have you tried using silverstone instead of newplast in the baffles(as you have in that photo above), with dynamat on the ear side of the cups to stiffen the housing up?  

 

I am in the process of making handmade velour ear pads.  I made one last night and replaced the 840 pad and could tell no difference sound-wise, but the comfort improvement is pretty high.  I have most of it figured out, just have to figure out how to make the pad easy to attach to the cup (as opposed to my current "double-sided tape" method  wink.gif

Yes, I have. It's not memorable and I set it aside to re-visit another time. 

 

I'd like to see your pads when you're finished.

post #9558 of 10878
Just wondering as I am currently looking at the T50RP photo in B&H....
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/281431-REG/Fostex_T50_RP_T50RP_Studio_Headphones.html
Yet different pads? can anyone who bought this recently confirm this? The stock pads I am used to are these:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/836475-REG/Fostex_1416902601_REPLACEMENT_EAR_PADS_FOR.html

Unless the picture of the T50RP has the older pads that lacked bass.
post #9559 of 10878
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Originally Posted by kalbee View Post

Unless the picture of the T50RP has the older pads that lacked bass.

Yup!
 

*sighs* I'm sitting here with everything, but my t50rp's.. 

post #9560 of 10878
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Originally Posted by kalbee View Post

Just wondering as I am currently looking at the T50RP photo in B&H....
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/281431-REG/Fostex_T50_RP_T50RP_Studio_Headphones.html
Yet different pads? can anyone who bought this recently confirm this? The stock pads I am used to are these:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/836475-REG/Fostex_1416902601_REPLACEMENT_EAR_PADS_FOR.html
Unless the picture of the T50RP has the older pads that lacked bass.

Yeah, that picture been up there for a long time, I think, but I never zoomed in on the picture until now. Those pads are the old pads. The last set of T50RP's I bought from them was 8 weeks ago. They have the new pads, new white dampener paper, and new finish on the rails.

post #9561 of 10878

It's a sad moment when your each that end-game, and it's time to start enjoying the music, that's the trouble with T50RPs, it's hard to stop and enjoy them without changing them just a little bit more to see if you can improve them. Damn it BMF and Pwnm30 for getting me back into this vicious circle, dt880smile.png.

post #9562 of 10878
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Originally Posted by eltocliousus View Post

It's a sad moment when your each that end-game, and it's time to start enjoying the music, that's the trouble with T50RPs, it's hard to stop and enjoy them without changing them just a little bit more to see if you can improve them. Damn it BMF and Pwnm30 for getting me back into this vicious circle, dt880smile.png.

 

Guilty as charged!  LOL

 

The Never Ending Tweaking is the Fun part. Great sound is the bonus.

 

Cheers, Mate.

post #9563 of 10878

It was easy for me to end the vicious cycle when I realized that my vibration dampener that I sprayed in the cups inadvertently glued it shut tongue.gif

post #9564 of 10878

I'm happy with the sound of mine... now it's just making them more comfortable! :P

post #9565 of 10878
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Originally Posted by onefatsurfer View Post

Have you tried using silverstone instead of newplast in the baffles(as you have in that photo above), with dynamat on the ear side of the cups to stiffen the housing up?  

 

I am in the process of making handmade velour ear pads.  I made one last night and replaced the 840 pad and could tell no difference sound-wise, but the comfort improvement is pretty high.  I have most of it figured out, just have to figure out how to make the pad easy to attach to the cup (as opposed to my current "double-sided tape" method  wink.gif

 

I would recommend sewing on some elastic bands just slightly smaller circumference of the cups.  The right fit could create a better seal while making it easier to remove and re-attach.  I have been planning earpads for some time, but I am waiting until I master this darn sewing machine before I move on seriously with that project.  You can get elastic strips at any fabric store, and I would go there instead of a hobby store.  "By the yard" is pennies compared to pre-packaged sizing.  Ironically, I found the perfect elastic for this project in the "DIY Bra" area of the fabric shop -- which cups were we modding blink.gif.  (Yes, I went there!)

 

 

 

^ Something like that, though black looks much nicer.

post #9566 of 10878

Only issue is it's very tough to sew such tight radii when the cord is pulling against you the whole time.  Especially when this is my first real project with the sewing machine LOL.  

 

I have a plan, just have to get my skills up so they come out looking decent.  

 

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Originally Posted by mrscotchguy View Post

 

I would recommend sewing on some elastic bands just slightly smaller circumference of the cups.  The right fit could create a better seal while making it easier to remove and re-attach.  I have been planning earpads for some time, but I am waiting until I master this darn sewing machine before I move on seriously with that project.  You can get elastic strips at any fabric store, and I would go there instead of a hobby store.  "By the yard" is pennies compared to pre-packaged sizing.  Ironically, I found the perfect elastic for this project in the "DIY Bra" area of the fabric shop -- which cups were we modding blink.gif.  (Yes, I went there!)

 

 

 

^ Something like that, though black looks much nicer.

post #9567 of 10878

With the Shure 840 pads, I've applied 1" wide leather strips that have wrapped around the pads and adhered to the plastic cups with an adhesive.  With this method, the white stitching is covered up by the leather, and has a nice professional look, when done.  I'll post more photos in the next few days when my latest revision is done.  But, when one uses the adhesive, this should be done when one is done with their modifications and are happy with the sound.

 

With regards to making many mods on a pair, consider purchasing a 2nd pair.  Have one pair be your "tweaking" set, while you use the other pair.  The price is at such a point, buying two pair is almost painless.  Mainly, the best tweaks have been posted here on the forum by BMF.

 

Enjoy!

post #9568 of 10878

FWIW, I posted some Bass and Treble Tuning Tips in the Incremental Mods and Measurements thread that work "like magic" for me. See Post 191.


Edited by bluemonkeyflyer - 11/22/12 at 12:05am
post #9569 of 10878

Hello Guys.
My pair just got in the door. I have a pair of dt 990 lying around, and i thought i would try the pads for the fostex, since a lot of people have written that these fit. But i see no way to mount them unless i use tape or something. How have you guys done this?

Cheers for the help!

post #9570 of 10878
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Originally Posted by Ulle View Post

Hello Guys.

My pair just got in the door. I have a pair of dt 990 lying around, and i thought i would try the pads for the fostex, since a lot of people have written that these fit. But i see no way to mount them unless i use tape or something. How have you guys done this?
Cheers for the help!
Double-sided tape is going to be your safest and most reversible method if you plan on putting the pads back on those DT990.
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