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post #10741 of 19437
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post


The foam isn't shown because it was taken off. Just peel slowly in case you want to put it back on.

And why isn't your driver gold?

How's the sound without the quarter foam?

Did you check with felt on grill with foam - versus felt on grill without foam?

I was thinking maybe the quarter foam could make the sound appear more like from the front perhaps?

Don't know - just asking ...

post #10742 of 19437
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Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post
 

How's the sound without the quarter foam?

Did you check with felt on grill with foam - versus felt on grill without foam?

I was thinking maybe the quarter foam could make the sound appear more like from the front perhaps?

Don't know - just asking ...

I was thinking the same thing. If he doesn't try it with the foam on/off with felt mod applied I'll try it. However, auditory memory is terrible so take it with a grain of salt :o

post #10743 of 19437
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Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post
 

How's the sound without the quarter foam?

Did you check with felt on grill with foam - versus felt on grill without foam?

I was thinking maybe the quarter foam could make the sound appear more like from the front perhaps?

Don't know - just asking ...


If I remember correctly (which doesn't mean much now), the treble were a bit toned down. It's almost unnoticeable so I didn't bother putting it back since mine disintegrated...

 

The felt mod affects the sound a lot more than that piece of foam would. Actually the stock slither of felt that's under that quarter foam affects the sound more.

post #10744 of 19437
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

 

 

Ah, nothing like a solid jack nestled between two soft... uh... upgraded pads...

 

 

 

:D

post #10745 of 19437

Version 2 of a template for the felt coming  . . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by hawkhead - 12/6/13 at 9:43pm
post #10746 of 19437
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Originally Posted by hawkhead View Post
 

Well hopefully this might be of use (mainly for the pieces round the outside rather than the strips

 

 

 

 

It needs to be 983 x917 pixels when you print it!

 

Here is a link to the image in case the head-fi picture hosting messes with it

 

http://www.zen183332.zen.co.uk/he6felt.jpg

It needs to be more precise than that (certain areas are too thin / too thick / misaligned in the template there). Which is why in my guide (link: http://www.head-fi.org/t/692494/hifiman-fuzzor-mod-driver-backwave-felt-damping-modification) I specified that the individual pieces should be measured and cut out separately, and applied separately, so that everything is extremely precise.

 

This is a semi-permanent mod so it might do good to put in a bit of extra work to get things just right.


Edited by jerg - 12/6/13 at 12:26pm
post #10747 of 19437
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

It needs to be more precise than that (certain areas are too thin / too thick / misaligned in the template there). Which is why in my guide (link: http://www.head-fi.org/t/692494/hifiman-fuzzor-mod-driver-backwave-felt-damping-modification) I specified that the individual pieces should be measured and cut out separately, and applied separately, so that everything is extremely precise.

 

This is a semi-permanent mod so it might do good to put in a bit of extra work to get things just right.


Plus it's extremely hard to cut the felt with a blade. Scissors seems like the "easiest" way but it's still a pain.

 

If a lot of people want to do the felt mod, I say it's viable to buy a "printer" that would automatically cut the felt for us. It's not all that pricey but it would require that 15-20 people want felt cut for them for like $20 shipped.

post #10748 of 19437
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 


Plus it's extremely hard to cut the felt with a blade. Scissors seems like the "easiest" way but it's still a pain.

 

If a lot of people want to do the felt mod, I say it's viable to buy a "printer" that would automatically cut the felt for us. It's not all that pricey but it would require that 15-20 people want felt cut for them for like $20 shipped.

Yeah being able to precisely cutting out those "enclosed" slots of the pattern are probably more hassle than convenience. Cutting out strips with scissors is infinitely easier and cleaner.

 

Honestly this is one of the easiest mods I've devised out of the list of modifications I've gone through in the past, the only caveat is it is a fairly repetitive grindy task, but it requires VERY little technical / handyman skills.

post #10749 of 19437
What is the purpose of the quarter foam? Soundstage presentation?
post #10750 of 19437
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

What is the purpose of the quarter foam? Soundstage presentation?

 

 

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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post
 


If I remember correctly (which doesn't mean much now), the treble were a bit toned down. It's almost unnoticeable so I didn't bother putting it back since mine disintegrated...

 

The felt mod affects the sound a lot more than that piece of foam would. Actually the stock slither of felt that's under that quarter foam affects the sound more.

post #10751 of 19437
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

What is the purpose of the quarter foam? Soundstage presentation?

What ohhgourami said, it tames treble a bit by being in that region of the ear. I think the felt mod is a much more refined version of what Hifiman is doing with that quarter-piece foam.

post #10752 of 19437

They should coat the whole magnet with foam, then!

post #10753 of 19437
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

They should coat the whole magnet with foam, then!

Not necessarily, because the foam also blocks the gaps between the magnets, which is where you don't want it applied.

post #10754 of 19437
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Not necessarily, because the foam also blocks the gaps between the magnets, which is where you don't want it applied.

 

And it will increase the distance from both sides, which is not good either.

 

So they should just hire you guys to do the job :D

post #10755 of 19437

Jerg

 

thanks - I hadn't started cutting :)

 

is the idea to match the bars underneath rather than the grid on top ?

 

 

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

It needs to be more precise than that (certain areas are too thin / too thick / misaligned in the template there). Which is why in my guide (link: http://www.head-fi.org/t/692494/hifiman-fuzzor-mod-driver-backwave-felt-damping-modification) I specified that the individual pieces should be measured and cut out separately, and applied separately, so that everything is extremely precise.

 

This is a semi-permanent mod so it might do good to put in a bit of extra work to get things just right.

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