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post #16 of 65

That's quite a claim - bass like your M50. What equipment do you plug your M50 and AD700 into?

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Originally Posted by wdahm519 View Post


Honestly, lack of bass can be EASILY solved by using a Graphic/Parametric EQ.  Right now I'm using Play on OS X with the AU Graphic EQ plugin that I've adjusted (31 bands) for added bass, and a slight bit of super-high treble.  They sound like my ATH-M50's bass-wise now but much clearer and of course the soundstage is still enourmous, etc.

 

Perfect headphone for me.

post #17 of 65
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Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post

that is what i thought too, but never really sure why people still put down their bass if the fix is that simple.


Cause people don't believe in tweaking cans when they pay a handsome sum for it ?

or they prefer the house sound i guess.

or they think tweaking/eq-ing = distortion etc

 

omg i tried out the mod, comfort went up a notch man.

in the past my ears was always pressured by the drivers as there was no distance inbetween, now the distance is being forced by the cable, making your ears being able to lie in it comfortably :D

i only added the cable, didn't add the sponge though, does it helps ?

post #18 of 65

dude your last pic is awesome

Will try this out when mine arrives

post #19 of 65
Thread Starter 

To all,

 

Thanks for your interest and approval of my mod!

 

Now about the (lack of) bass of the AD700, if you have Foobar2000, try this EQ setting. You will experiment an enjoyable, rich deep bass. You can use the "Auto Level" if you have distortion, but in my case, I don't have distortion at all with this exact setting.

 

I also attenuate the 20 kHz and 14 kHz frequency bands a little bit, to tame the shrill.

 

 

Foobar2000.jpg

 

 

post #20 of 65
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Originally Posted by Kloug View Post

To all,

 

Thanks for your interest and approval of my mod!

 

Now about the (lack of) bass of the AD700, if you have Foobar2000, try this EQ setting. You will experience an enjoyable, rich deep bass. You can use the "Auto Level" if you have distortion, but in my case, I don't have distortion at all with this exact setting.

 

I also attenuate the 20 kHz and 14 kHz frequency bands a little bit, to tame the shrill.

 

 

Foobar2000.jpg

 

 


fixed.

post #21 of 65

I've never had an issue with comfort or sound quality. They only slip off my head if I lean my head forward roughly 60 degrees. However, I find they do sound slightly better if I push them in slightly on my head, is this the equivelent of what this mod is doing?

post #22 of 65

 

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Originally Posted by Kloug View Post

To all,

 

Thanks for your interest and approval of my mod!

 

Now about the (lack of) bass of the AD700, if you have Foobar2000, try this EQ setting. You will experiment an enjoyable, rich deep bass. You can use the "Auto Level" if you have distortion, but in my case, I don't have distortion at all with this exact setting.

 

I also attenuate the 20 kHz and 14 kHz frequency bands a little bit, to tame the shrill.

 

 

Foobar2000.jpg

 

 


What do you have your windows volume and foobar volume set to? When I tried your EQ settings I had quite a bit of distortion and a literall booming in my 'cans. I noticed in your screenshot you don't have the EQ enabled though...

post #23 of 65

That was a great mod and especially loved the diagrams!!! I could actually understand them. :)

I had a chance to sample these last week. Sound wise they are great, but, oddly enough, I had the same fit problems that nearly everyone else seems to have.

 

I ended up not buying them because of the poor fit. I wish I had seen this, but then again I don't like things tucked over my ear and can't wear most bluetooth because of it. So this may not work for me.

 

Think Senn will make a set that actually fits a majority of humans with the same audio quality?

Given how well these are being received, it seems like the right thing to do.

post #24 of 65

where do you get the polyfoam, i found the rest of the stuff but cant find that.

post #25 of 65
Thread Starter 


 

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Originally Posted by RollerBall View Post

 


What do you have your windows volume and foobar volume set to? When I tried your EQ settings I had quite a bit of distortion and a literall booming in my 'cans. I noticed in your screenshot you don't have the EQ enabled though...


 

Sorry, I made a mistake. Here are my good EQ settings :

 

 

Preset 1 - Basic Enhanced Bass

 

Bass 001.jpg
 

 

 

Preset 2 - Warm Bass

 

Bass 002.jpg

 

 

 

Preset 3 - Extreme Deep Bass

 

Bass 003.jpg

post #26 of 65
Thread Starter 

 

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Originally Posted by Junliang View Post

 

omg i tried out the mod, comfort went up a notch man.

in the past my ears was always pressured by the drivers as there was no distance inbetween, now the distance is being forced by the cable, making your ears being able to lie in it comfortably :D

i only added the cable, didn't add the sponge though, does it helps ?


The polyfoam add more distance between the pad and the driver, allowing more room for the ear to slip in with comfort.
 

post #27 of 65

where do you get this polyfoam!

post #28 of 65

and how do you get into that equalizer in foobar!

post #29 of 65
Thread Starter 

 

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Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post

where do you get the polyfoam, i found the rest of the stuff but cant find that.


I found mine in a packaging for a personal weather station at The Source (Cicuit City). I think the right name would be Polyurethane Foam.

 

It's the same type of material used for Egg Crate Foam :

 

Foam 002.jpg

post #30 of 65

ah thanks!

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