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post #3946 of 5003

500th post...woo hoo biggrin.gif

 

Spent the day putting the wood on the 225's and painting pieces of the 225 headband assy., and repainting some of the 60 pieces. Used some Krylon oil rubbed bronze, I like it. The 225 came together a little cleaner than the 60 mostly because I didnt paint the headband. Sounds like Saintkeat has a fix for that. I'll PM you in a bit SK but if you have one available I'll take it. I'm going to go spend some time in front of the TV so the PM will be in a little bit. I also Fabricated and painted some tips for the gimbal rods with some $2 beads from Walmart.

 

Used the grill from the 225, which looks pretty awesome painted gold.

 

As far as the sound goes I'll have to get back to you guys...but they sound great. Listening to a little Grace Potter & the Nocturnals at the moment.

 

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Edited by KneelJung - 5/21/11 at 5:44pm
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post #3948 of 5003
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Originally Posted by KneelJung View Post

500th post...woo hoo biggrin.gif

 

Spent the day putting the wood on the 225's and painting pieces of the 225 headband assy., and repainting some of the 60 pieces. Used some Krylon oil rubbed bronze, I like it. The 225 came together a little cleaner than the 60 mostly because I didnt paint the headband. Sounds like Saintkeat has a fix for that. I'll PM you in a bit SK but if you have one available I'll take it. I'm going to go spend some time in front of the TV so the PM will be in a little bit. I also Fabricated and painted some tips for the gimbal rods with some $2 beads from Walmart.

Used the grill from the 225, which looks pretty awesome painted gold.

 

As far as the sound goes I'll have to get back to you guys...but they sound great. Listening to a little Grace Potter & the Nocturnals at the moment.

 

 


Those are looking real fine.  I'm 100% sure the sound will be soulful.  Also, congrats on the 500th post. :)

 

post #3949 of 5003

Nice job, KneelJung! The more I see these woodied mods, the more inspired I become to take the plunge... 

post #3950 of 5003

Hey, I'm looking for those fancy aluminum rod tips/caps like I've seen on some customized Grados... does anyone here know of a source? Something similar to what's used in this photo...

 

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Edited by one19 - 5/21/11 at 8:13pm
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Hey, I'm looking for those fancy aluminum rod tips/caps like I've seen on some customized Grados... does anyone here know of a source? Something similar to what's used in this photo...

 

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those are not custom grados... Those are the grado hp 1/2/3. 

 

post #3952 of 5003

Thanks for everyone haha but I've ordered both pads to give them a try~ :D

 

about the ms1000, is it basically

ms1+distancer+Jumbo pads?

 

Then how much difference is it to,

ms1 (vents popped) (cloth taken away) (blutak) + bowl pads?

 

 

so excited i can't wait! I have high treble resistance but I do want to see more soundstage haha~~

 

 

p.s. question,

ms1000 thread said that without the distancer, the mod will kill the mids. Then Venting provided bass. But i recall someone from the earlier posts said that they don't need the distancer (but it improves the sound too) for the Jumbo pads after venting? :S

post #3953 of 5003
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For people interested in utilizing the 414 pads or even the Grado "comfy" pads with the quarter "mod" for that matter, I stumbled across a pretty neat tip in my Web travels.  All it takes is two tools: 1) A nice sharp pointed craft knife and, 2) A socket about the size of a quarter from a typical socket set.

 

First, I'd clean up the socket with some good degreaser, so you don't get any grime on the fresh new yellow 414 pads.  Place the ear pad down on a work surface that won't get ruined when you make the cut with the knife.  Position the socket over the foam where you want to make your cut.  Hold the socket firmly in place with one hand so it doesn't move.  With the craft knife in the other hand, slowly follow around the circular edge of the socket with the knife to make a nice, clean cut.  When you're sure you've completely cut through the foam around the whole diameter of the socket, you can then lift up the socket to check out your work.  This will usually result in a nice, clean - and professional looking opening on the ear pad.

 

Best of luck.  Enjoy !


YUP! thats by far the best way I have found to cut them out, and I usually end up cutting them bigger than a quarter. I cut the hole out the size of the driver, don't see a point in cutting it any smaller than that. 

 

post #3954 of 5003

anybody have some excess felt that works well for recovering poked holes? I went to all 10 and I'm curious to see what it would sound like with some more covered back up. Also, I have some pics to share shortly when I get back upstairs. 

post #3955 of 5003

I just put the loop end of some self-adhesive velcro over it. craft stores have self-adhesive felt that would probably work better though. if nothing else, it would look cleaner.

 

I replaced the adhesive foam I had over the driver magnets with white sticky-tack and the occassional buzz has now dissapeared completely. beerchug.gif

 

If anyone knows anyone that will mod my sr-60 to be like that hp-1/2/3 then I too am quite interested :wink:

 

 

listening to my 60's from my marantz receiver, with only 4 holes vented, I am amazed at how much bass I can dial in just with the receiver nobs. I can literally rock my head with bass if I want (not sub-bass mind you, but tight mid-bass), and I've just got small oak outers (might have to rectify that one weekend...) and I'm running bowls. It's crazy what one can do with a little eq. Pendulum's "The Island" sounds like a nightclub on my head. If I dial it back a little bit, bass rifts from the Red Hot Chili Peppers  (and the octave lowered guitar in Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes) never sounded so thick and meaty. Its tempting to try to pick up a vintage stand-alone eq to play with...that could be fun...

post #3956 of 5003
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anybody have some excess felt that works well for recovering poked holes? I went to all 10 and I'm curious to see what it would sound like with some more covered back up. Also, I have some pics to share shortly when I get back upstairs. 

 

I've just used the felt from a craft store like Michael's, etc.  A 8" x 10" piece usually runs about $.30 cents.  I actually took apart a pair of headphones modified by Bilavideo and that's what he utilized to re-work the holes.
 

 

post #3957 of 5003
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I've just used the felt from a craft store like Michael's, etc.  A 8" x 10" piece usually runs about $.30 cents.  I actually took apart a pair of headphones modified by Bilavideo and that's what he utilized to re-work the holes.
 

 

10-4. I'll try to get into a craft store to see what they have this weekend.
 

 

post #3958 of 5003

I never tried this but perhaps you could use the damp sheets, the kind you use to clean your monitor with. They appear to have roughly the same structure.

post #3959 of 5003

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Odysseus: [Achilles throws his spear into a nearby tree] Your reputation for hospitality is fast becoming legend.


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know you're probably wondering what this is. Well, I found it in a store in the UK (WH Smith) for a fiver. It's similar to this, but not this: http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndSearch/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=33205458

O
kay, I'm getting to the relevant part in a second...

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Thi
s is going to sound a touch defensive, but I assure you they actually look better than that on, I just can't be bothered to take a new photo. I just wanted to thank you guys, I suppose, especially Bilavideo. I'll detail my odd journey over the past fourteen days for you. Firstly, I see the SR60s on the wikipedia page for 'headphones' and, contrary to the commonality, I absolutely adored them. I immediately searched for SR60s and stumbled upon this thread. Now, the first thing I saw was Bilavideo destroying these beautiful babies, and there may have been a touch of enmity. Soon brushed away, however, by about page three. I promptly bought a pair (for an astonishing £90 - the approximate equivalent of $130, at a guess) and loved them. However, I wanted a little more, so I cracked them open with some boiling water, popped through the felt and left it at that. Then I thought I may as well quarter mod them and cut that felt away. Then I got excited again and (mistakenly) took the mesh completely off. I expected them to sound better (I never take them out anyway), but they really, really don't. I put all the holes through (also a bit of a mistake) and then saw this mesh in WH Smith. 

Okay, that was a little longwinded I suppose. I'm happy with them. Tremendously so, in fact, though I may seek to cover a few holes up (any times? tape?). 

Anyway, as I said, THANK YOU. :) Before, the only semi-decent 'phones I'd owned were the CX300s which, for what they are (cheaper in UK/EU, remember) are pretty good (but nothing on my Grados!) 

P.s. the pink is because I have a sense of humour. ;) 

Edit: 90 British pounds = 145.65600 U.S. dollars

Just in case anyone wondered how silly my country is. I know these are about 70USD in America. :) 


Edited by Lyam - 5/24/11 at 1:37pm
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^ No problem man; to each his own. You can be yourself here on head-fi.

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