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post #271 of 406
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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post



 


x3

 

I was about to get those Eskimos but closer inspection of the housing looked really cheap from the photos.  Couldn't do it.

 

PRO TIP: Fix for cheap looking cups/housings.

 

1. Paint the insides with brush-on truck bed liner. It MUST be the brush-on variety as the spray-on stuff isn't nearly as strong.

 

2. Lightly sand the outsides with very fine sandpaper and spray with one coat of good primer. Then spray 3 or more coats of ceramic resin impregnated brake caliper paint sanding with super fine sandpaper in-between each coat.

 

 

No more cheap looks.

 

No more cheap build.

 

 

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Edited by Olimoronio - 8/17/10 at 11:42pm
post #272 of 406

ain't any

post #273 of 406

Lol, my time investment would negate the $30 cost of the phone by a good margin.  I'll stick to my other projects.    I actually like the retro design.  If you get into the housing and driver, mind taking some pics though?  Thx man.

post #274 of 406
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Originally Posted by andrewmorio View Post

I haven't heard any and would like to spread my ignorant opinion to the world.

 

Thanks for reading!

post #275 of 406
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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post

Lol, my time investment would negate the $30 cost of the phone by a good margin.  I'll stick to my other projects.    I actually like the retro design.  If you get into the housing and driver, mind taking some pics though?  Thx man.


If I looked at it that way I'd never do any modding.

 

Let's see, I paid such and such for phone A and my time is worth X...

 

Bleh... Luckily this is my hobby. thumbs.gif
 

 

 

 

 

 

btw.gif I'll definitely get into them (I mod every phone I have no matter what the cost as long as it has potential) and I sure will try to get some pics. Can't find my freaking camera right now or I would have had the Maxell pics up already.

 

No matter, I'll find it soon enough.

 


Edited by Olimoronio - 8/17/10 at 11:56pm
post #276 of 406
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Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post

If I looked at it that way I'd never do any modding.

 

Let's see, I paid such and such for phone A and my time is worth X...

 

Bleh... Luckily this is my hobby. thumbs.gif
 


Nah, i didnt mean it like that.  I just have other headphone ideas that i feel are better time spent.  As I'm sure you are well aware.  Time is finite for humans afterall.

post #277 of 406

 

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Originally Posted by trancetunes View Post

 

Lol, I'll be really upset if you come back saying the Eskuche Control's are better than the Maxell DHP-II.  If you do by any chance end up saying they are better, I hope I can still return the Maxell's and get those instead!  :P  Please get them as soon as you can so my return policy doesn't run out!  Haha :P  Try to post a summary (specifically if they are your new best choice) on this thread too?  Thanks!  :P 

 

EDIT:  I just looked at the specs for the Eskuche Control's, and although I know it doesn't really matter in many cases--The specs don't look as impressive as the Maxell's.. That's a little relieving.. :P

 

Specifications

Type: Dynamic type
Driver: φ40mm
Output overpressure value: 112dB/mW
Playback frequency zone: 20 - 20,000Hz
Impedance: 32 ohms
Plug: φ3.5 gold-plating stereo mini-plug


Lol re specs in general in this price category. I just want to point out that the Eskuche price is only a temporary 50% off coupon code, so they are not at their natural price point like the Maxell. It seems like it could be a third contender in the Maxell-PortaPro death match if it was though.

post #278 of 406

Well, the Maxell's original MSRP was $150 so I think it's fair to stack them against the Eskimos. But yeah, the Eskimos will soon become largely irrelevant to this thread anyway.


Edited by Olimoronio - 8/18/10 at 1:18am
post #279 of 406

I was just referring to the natural selling point that the headphones are widely available at; MSRP is not a consistent reference for headphones, and is meaningless for comparing products from different manufacturers.


Edited by grokit - 8/18/10 at 1:52am
post #280 of 406

Hm, also having problems with the Maxells suddenly :/

 

The left ear seems to be softer than the right, opposite of the problem reported earlier. I found that this could be fixed by putting significant pressure at the following spot. I also took them apart to help troubleshoot and it seems that this is just applying pressure to the whole cup, since pressing near the top of the inside also restores sound. Not sure how to really fix that.

 

MaxellPressure.jpg

post #281 of 406

There is nothing behind that spot exept for a small piece of foam and air. What is your source? Sounds more like a case of a bad jack.

post #282 of 406

True. which squeeze my ears and cause my head to ache after several hours. that's why I do not often wear these headphones.

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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post




No, I don't like them either fit wise.  They grab and tear hair, don't hold the fit selection well and feel really cheap.  They also photograph better than they look in real life IMO.

post #283 of 406

Also, have you tried putting them back together and giving them another listen yet? Could be the screws just came loose and the driver plate separated slightly from the cup and they were bleeding pressure. If this does turn out to be the problem then just get some low strength Loctite, apply to the screws and you should be set.


Edited by Olimoronio - 8/18/10 at 11:57am
post #284 of 406

Don't these Maxells come with a warranty?

post #285 of 406

Sure, they come with a limited manufacturer's warranty like most electronics.

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