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I woulda went for black elastic, myself. But, it looks mad comfortable. I'd offer to buy one, if I had much money to offer, I would want pink ostrich though :P

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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post

I woulda went for black elastic, myself. But, it looks mad comfortable. I'd offer to buy one, if I had much money to offer, I would want pink ostrich though :P

next batch i'll pick up some black elastic..  regular_smile%20.gif

 

what is pink ostrich?

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Originally Posted by onefatsurfer View Post

next batch i'll pick up some black elastic..  regular_smile%20.gif

 

what is pink ostrich?

Hermes%20Birkin%20bag%2030%20Fuschia%20pink%20Ostrich%20Skin%20Gold%20hardware-530x530.jpg&sa=X&ei=BAu5UIXeBeSQ2QXltoDoDg&ved=0CAkQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNGi652DCAspEU4NewKrrIHDEJmaPA

I was mostly joking.

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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post

Hermes%20Birkin%20bag%2030%20Fuschia%20pink%20Ostrich%20Skin%20Gold%20hardware-530x530.jpg&sa=X&ei=BAu5UIXeBeSQ2QXltoDoDg&ved=0CAkQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNGi652DCAspEU4NewKrrIHDEJmaPA

I was mostly joking.

if you mail me a piece of material about the size of a sheet of paper, I'll make one out of whatever material you want... with added cost for my time, of course ;)

post #9620 of 10678

1000

 

She's very sexy.

Fullsize: http://puu.sh/1wbv5


Edited by eltocliousus - 11/30/12 at 6:21pm
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1000

 

She's very sexy.

Fullsize: http://puu.sh/1wbv5

Hi, eltocliousus. Do you hear any different between stax pad and shure pad with the DBV#3?

post #9622 of 10678
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Originally Posted by proid View Post

Hi, eltocliousus. Do you hear any different between stax pad and shure pad with the DBV#3?

 

Bigger/bloated bass (too much for me), deeper/wider soundstage, I had to add layers of transpore over the driver to tame the bass with the Stax pads for my preference. They have a better seal and are more comfortable than the Shure pads but require you to re-tune if you want an accurate low-end.


Edited by eltocliousus - 12/1/12 at 7:17am
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I keep coming back to thicker pads (HM5/003 in my case) if only for the comfort factor. But I've found that I either have to create a set of mods that tailor specifically to their unique attributes or start with a bright-sounding mod that plays to their strengths. If I apply the 003 pads to a mod that I've tailored to 840 pads, they do sound bloated and lacking in bass texture. But with a mod that otherwise favours the top end of the spectrum, I can get a better soundstage with 003 pads that sounds airier and perhaps "two rows back in the audience." But that comes at the expense of the "immediacy" and punch (mid-centric nature?) of what I can accompllish with 840 pads.

In a perfect world, I guess, you'd be able to take one set of modded cups and apply thick or thin sets of pads and get two terrific but different sound profiles. But I think that would require a lot of tweaking and experimenting with the construction of the pads themselves.
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Originally Posted by eltocliousus View Post

1000

 

She's very sexy.

Fullsize: http://puu.sh/1wbv5


Xmas tree ornaments ?

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Does anybody, by chance, know an TRRS jack that would fit into T50s instead of the standard jack socket? I've got an idea of minimising common ground resistance, which produces unwanted crosstalk, by removing any non-soldered contacts from its domain, using 4-conductor cable and TRRS jacks both on amp and headphone sides. Cable and amp-side is not a problem, but have suspicions about phone-side jack.
post #9626 of 10678

is there any easy way getting those shure or HM5 pads on? think i´ve got too big hands, they keep on slipping off while applying.

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is there any easy way getting those shure or HM5 pads on? think i´ve got too big hands, they keep on slipping off while applying.

Heh.  I ripped my Shure pads trying to get them on.  Best way is to fold the lip that goes around the headphones up all the way around, position the earpad, then slowly fold the lip back down, using your other hand to keep the earpad and lip in place.  It isn't easy, but it can be done.

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Does anybody, by chance, know an TRRS jack that would fit into T50s instead of the standard jack socket? I've got an idea of minimising common ground resistance, which produces unwanted crosstalk, by removing any non-soldered contacts from its domain, using 4-conductor cable and TRRS jacks both on amp and headphone sides. Cable and amp-side is not a problem, but have suspicions about phone-side jack.


don't know if it will fit w/o modding, but there's this:

http://www.kvconnection.com/product-p/km-161-6900-ex.htm

 

there's actually several different styles of 2.5mm trrs on that link.

let us know if it works out.

post #9629 of 10678
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Originally Posted by Nevod View Post

Does anybody, by chance, know an TRRS jack that would fit into T50s instead of the standard jack socket? I've got an idea of minimising common ground resistance, which produces unwanted crosstalk, by removing any non-soldered contacts from its domain, using 4-conductor cable and TRRS jacks both on amp and headphone sides. Cable and amp-side is not a problem, but have suspicions about phone-side jack.

The T50RP's use a standard Switchcraft TRS enclosed jack with a simple plastic frame to keep it in place.  There is no drop in replacement from Switchcraft or any other manufacturer that will give you TRRS.  There are a couple panel mount TRRS jacks available, but they would require heavier modification and may not fit since they look longer than the Switchcraft.  

 

Someone else asked me about using a TRRS jack for the same purposes, potentially adding it to the bottom of the cup (going up into the normal jack space).  I still think that an mini XLR is a better idea.  More robust, locks, and would probably take up less volume in the cup (which would be ideal for balancing the sound).

 

Here a TRRS jack I found:  http://www.showmecables.com/product/35mm-trrs-jack-panel-mount-connector-metal.aspx

post #9630 of 10678
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

Heh.  I ripped my Shure pads trying to get them on.  Best way is to fold the lip that goes around the headphones up all the way around, position the earpad, then slowly fold the lip back down, using your other hand to keep the earpad and lip in place.  It isn't easy, but it can be done.

I find that using double-sided tape at the edges makes the pads infinitely easier to put on. 

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