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post #2836 of 3013
I found out via the "Mad-Dog" thread that the alpha pads would most likely not fit comfortably on the FA003. Does anyone own both and want to try for me, before I spend $80?

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

The recessed female sockets in the FA-003 are fine, just need the correct male jack to fit in with the right amount of diameter thickness. 

Hmm.. That rules out Neutrik and Canare (At least, the ones I've found in Melbourne), the recessed sockets are fairly.. Well, recessed. Have you had much luck with it? If so, which adapters did you use?

BTW, The FA003 + Wood cups + AUNE T1 are a match made in heaven.
post #2837 of 3013
Sorry for the double-post, but worth it.

post #2838 of 3013

Remove the pads and unscrew the headphones.

Unscrew also the connector (female mini jack)

Take out the blue and red plastic part (glued left and right) which is currently used to lock your cable.

 

Use mini jack from Oyaide as they have a body diametre of 8 mm.

Make your own cable with these mini jack and there you have your own cable. It is very straight forward. And you can still use your old cable.

post #2839 of 3013
Thanks for the info, mate.

Hey guys, I have some Jaycar drivers, and some Fischer FA-003 drivers.

I'm still trying to get a good, accurate reading from my RMAA software, unless someone could recommend better comparison software for testing..

Here are the cosmetic differences.






I have good microphones at my disposal, so again, if anyone could recommend good testing software to use, I'd gladly run some tests.

To my ears, they sound the same, and I couldn't detect any differences in a blind test - but I didn't extensively test them just yet.
post #2840 of 3013

Your 003's look slightly different to mine.

post #2841 of 3013
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Your 003's look slightly different to mine.

How so?

Are yours the regular or TI model?
post #2842 of 3013
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Originally Posted by jensy View Post


How so?

Are yours the regular or TI model?

Regular. My one has black driver felts, also the outer cup aesthetics is different to yours and I always wondered why my one looks different. Did you buy your 003 when it was released?

post #2843 of 3013
Actually, the Jaycar ones are mine, from a trade. The FA003 are from Billy (Noisy Motel) for comparison purposes. Yours have me VERY curious..

Got photos?
post #2844 of 3013
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Originally Posted by jensy View Post

Actually, the Jaycar ones are mine, from a trade. The FA003 are from Billy (Noisy Motel) for comparison purposes. Yours have me VERY curious..

Got photos?

Yeah soon when I get time I'll post them when I get a shot. Need to find them.

post #2845 of 3013

Anyone compared FA003 or its clones versus HD380 and HD280?  How's the isolation versus HD25/HD280 and T50p/DT1350?

post #2846 of 3013
After having these for a few weeks, I'm calling it.

For those of you only just finding this thread, these are still a great set of cans.

Everyones tastes vary infinitely, but for me:

Of all the headphones that I own (roughly 20 pairs), these are my personal favourites.



I have a few spare sets of drivers, I might start trying out my own mods soon. I'll post back some results here.
Edited by White Lotus - 7/14/13 at 4:39am
post #2847 of 3013

I don't have the patience to go through this thread all over again.... And there is thread as long about hm5. Anyway.. what experience people have had with velour pads? I know shure velours are supposed to fit. I tried digitech version of this headphone with takstar HI2050 velour pads. The pads are not the highest quality compared to beyer and akg velours but they make digitechs sound amazing. Bass is slightly weakened but is still sufficient. Whole spectrum gets more air...everything is more realistic. Imaging and soundstage improved. It is whole different sound but lately I've been enjoying digitechs more than jvc ha-dx1000. I'm not saying jaycars are better than jvc...definately not. It's just refreshing experience. I'ts been a while since I had hd600 so I can't direct comparison...but I just recently sold my akg k701. I remember the sound well enough and i can say that akg's got nothing on digitechs. Amazing...
 

 

Edit: Lately my reference has been a pair of Genelec 6010A speakers. For a pair retail price is about 600 euros and those are quite a bang for the buck in speaker world. When using foobar crossfeed digitechs with velour pads get scary close.


Edited by FWFFFCLTWJAKX - 7/21/13 at 2:08pm
post #2848 of 3013
Quote:
Originally Posted by jensy View Post

After having these for a few weeks, I'm calling it.

For those of you only just finding this thread, these are still a great set of cans.

Everyones tastes vary infinitely, but for me:

Of all the headphones that I own (roughly 20 pairs), these are my personal favourites.



I have a few spare sets of drivers, I might start trying out my own mods soon. I'll post back some results here.

 

I like them a lot, and they are by far the ones I use the most. By the way, I don´t have the wooden cups. Could you do a comparison of how they sound with and without them? I modified the cups with Dynamat though.

post #2849 of 3013
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Originally Posted by FWFFFCLTWJAKX View Post

I don't have the patience to go through this thread all over again.... And there is thread as long about hm5. Anyway.. what experience people have had with velour pads? I know shure velours are supposed to fit. I tried digitech version of this headphone with takstar HI2050 velour pads. The pads are not the highest quality compared to beyer and akg velours but they make digitechs sound amazing. Bass is slightly weakened but is still sufficient. Whole spectrum gets more air...everything is more realistic. Imaging and soundstage improved. It is whole different sound but lately I've been enjoying digitechs more than jvc ha-dx1000. I'm not saying jaycars are better than jvc...definately not. It's just refreshing experience. I'ts been a while since I had hd600 so I can't direct comparison...but I just recently sold my akg k701. I remember the sound well enough and i can say that akg's got nothing on digitechs. Amazing...
 

 

Edit: Lately my reference has been a pair of Genelec 6010A speakers. For a pair retail price is about 600 euros and those are quite a bang for the buck in speaker world. When using foobar crossfeed digitechs with velour pads get scary close.

 

I would HIGHLY recommend installing the velour pads.

 

Shure HPAEC940. My avatar shows how they fit in fact. About the sound... I think it doesn´t vary a lot, but my personal feeling is that the isolation is pretty similar if not slightly better.

post #2850 of 3013
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Originally Posted by Ashade View Post

 

I like them a lot, and they are by far the ones I use the most. By the way, I don´t have the wooden cups. Could you do a comparison of how they sound with and without them? I modified the cups with Dynamat though.


A comparison is difficult at the moment - still trying to figure out the best way to get some graph readouts, as my biased is far too strong, considering how much I'm loving this wood.

I want to rant and scream about how much "better" the sound is with them, but the inner technician inside me is saying "easy boy, get some hard evidence that there is a difference at all".

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