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post #8221 of 14887

this version is unbalanced, and all bipolar.

no fets, no mosfets. But most important

NO FEEDBACK of any kind.

 

other versions coming.

post #8222 of 14887
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Originally Posted by kevin gilmore View Post

this version is unbalanced, and all bipolar.

no fets, no mosfets. But most important

NO FEEDBACK of any kind.

 

other versions coming.

thank you

post #8223 of 14887

Wow, I think I've almost got my HE-6 sounding dark now...

- J$ Beyer pads

- retaining ring has nylon as dust cover, a piece of soft felt on top, and a small amount of  twaron angel hair sandwiched in between

- replaced rear grill with a more open mesh, with nylon dust cover, and removed the stock foam and cotton

post #8224 of 14887
Quote:
Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Wow, I think I've almost got my HE-6 sounding dark now...

- J$ Beyer pads

- retaining ring has nylon as dust cover, a piece of soft felt on top, and a small amount of  twaron angel hair sandwiched in between

- replaced rear grill with a more open mesh, with nylon dust cover, and removed the stock foam and cotton


Could you provide some pictures and a little more detail Please?

 

Thanks!!

 

Jack

post #8225 of 14887

Made some new metal grills that are much more open than the stock ones. This was the most time consuming part

 

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added some nylon dust cover

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removed the stock foam and installed the new grills; notice that you can some what see through them now

1000

 

 

here's the new J$ pads, the retaining ring with nylon dust cover, and the circle of felt

put the felt on top of the retaining ring before installing the pad

I later sandwiched a bit of twaron angel hair in between the dust cover and felt

while bringing up bass it also brought up the treble a bit, so I stuck a felt disk in under the pad (above the ring)

 

reassembled (those are the stock grills in the picture)

HE-6 w/J$ Beyer pads, next to a modded Foxtex T50rp w/J$ Beyer pads

post #8226 of 14887
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Made some new metal grills that are much more open than the stock ones. This was the most time consuming part

 

1000

 

added some nylon dust cover

1000

 

removed the stock foam and installed the new grills; notice that you can some what see through them now

1000

 

 

here's the new J$ pads, the retaining ring with nylon dust cover, and the circle of felt

put the felt on top of the retaining ring before installing the pad

I later sandwiched a bit of twaron angel hair in between the dust cover and felt

while bringing up bass it also brought up the treble a bit, so I stuck a felt disk in under the pad (above the ring)

 

reassembled (those are the stock grills in the picture)

HE-6 w/J$ Beyer pads, next to a modded Foxtex T50rp w/J$ Beyer pads


Thanks--Now how would you compare the sound to the stock pads velour or pleather?

 

Jack

post #8227 of 14887

The stock pads never sit quite right on my head, resulting in poor bass. The J$ are more comfortable and seal much better, and bring the low end up considerably. Changing the grill opens up the sound a bit and takes a lot of that edge off the highs, mostly likely from reduced reflections. 

post #8228 of 14887

That is awesome Armaegis.  Kudos for doing something about the edge instead of living with it.

 

Wish I could hear this.

post #8229 of 14887

Well you can easily remove the rear grills and see what kind of difference it makes. Literally just run your fingernail along the seam of the rear retaining ring until it pops off.

post #8230 of 14887

But, but, but why mess with the treble? confused.gif I believe it is one of the best. The only can I would describe as having a weighty and palpable treble...

post #8231 of 14887

There's a treble peak/ringing in there that gets to me.

post #8232 of 14887
Quote:
Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Well you can easily remove the rear grills and see what kind of difference it makes. Literally just run your fingernail along the seam of the rear retaining ring until it pops off.

 

Maybe if I still had an HE-6 I might!

 

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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

But, but, but why mess with the treble? confused.gif I believe it is one of the best. The only can I would describe as having a weighty and palpable treble...

 

Personally I enjoyed the treble on the HE-6 too.  It's just that the response across the range could have been a bit smoother.  That trough in the midrange accentuates the transition to the treble, and makes it seems like there's an etch up there.  If that transition could be smoother, it'd be lovely.

 

Not sure what I'm doing here or why I'm thinking about this though, I've already left this baby in a dumpster.

post #8233 of 14887
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Originally Posted by sphinxvc View Post

 

Maybe if I still had an HE-6 I might!

 

 

Personally I enjoyed the treble on the HE-6 too.  It's just that the response across the range could have been a bit smoother.  That trough in the midrange accentuates the transition to the treble, and makes it seems like there's an etch up there.  If that transition could be smoother, it'd be lovely.

 

Not sure what I'm doing here or why I'm thinking about this though, I've already left this baby in a dumpster.

 

 

What didn't you like about the Odyssey Stratos?

post #8234 of 14887

I liked it fine (it was a Stratos Plus).  I like the F3 even better.  It's got a lower noise floor.  The "images" are more precise.  Better dynamics.  Lower bass extension. 

post #8235 of 14887
The precise imaging and spatial aspect of the 6s is a major draw for me. I get lost in well recorded live events. It's rare to get such a 3D presentation in a headphone but on the right sources and amps......... Best I've heard the 6s (imaging) was on the Simaudio Moon Evo I600. The sound made you turn your head as an instrument or vocal started up from nothing. The center staging was precise and defined like nothing else. I love the F series of Mr Pass for authority and speed but if I had FU money, I'd take the Moon.
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