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post #11896 of 19172

Has anyone tried just drilling a ton of holes in the cups and making the T50rp open backed? I know DBV tried opening up another set of vents (and hence the moniker of "double bass vents" which has lost it's original meaning but the naming remained), but has anyone gone further than that? 

 

There's also the silly voice in my head that says after I've transplanted these drivers into the COP, I should try an open backed Sennheiser next... 

post #11897 of 19172
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Has anyone tried just drilling a ton of holes in the cups and making the T50rp open backed? I know DBV tried opening up another set of vents (and hence the moniker of "double bass vents" which has lost it's original meaning but the naming remained), but has anyone gone further than that? 

There's also the silly voice in my head that says after I've transplanted these drivers into the COP, I should try an open backed Sennheiser next... 
I was thinking the same thing about the T50 yesterday. With all of the talk about how the Mad Dog and other mods supposedly whip the HE-400 in everything but soundstage, I'm surprised nobody's tried it yet. On the other hand, it's already a pretty bass-neutral can as it is; you'd have to do some pretty thorough modding to have the signature come out right.
post #11898 of 19172

Actually It's not completely my setup... but it was for yesterday, when my friend came by with his 3-channel Beta22 and HE-6 (with moon-audio Silver Dragon cable), so I decided to post a few photos here wink.gif

 

 

BTW My 009 win over HE-6 hands down, on any music we listened, from rock and pop to classic and jazz... I think my new driver tubes for WES (Brimar 6SL7WTY) was one of the reasons of such a massive dominance of 009... this tubes are fantastic, especially SQ (especially electric guitars) smily_headphones1.gif

post #11899 of 19172
Lovin that setup ^ smily_headphones1.gif SR009's always look so nice next to some large tubes.
post #11900 of 19172

The Paradox is masterful, but man I did not like the Mad Dogs at all...

 

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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post


I was thinking the same thing about the T50 yesterday. With all of the talk about how the Mad Dog and other mods supposedly whip the HE-400 in everything but soundstage, I'm surprised nobody's tried it yet. On the other hand, it's already a pretty bass-neutral can as it is; you'd have to do some pretty thorough modding to have the signature come out right.
post #11901 of 19172
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Has anyone tried just drilling a ton of holes in the cups and making the T50rp open backed? I know DBV tried opening up another set of vents (and hence the moniker of "double bass vents" which has lost it's original meaning but the naming remained), but has anyone gone further than that? 

 

There's also the silly voice in my head that says after I've transplanted these drivers into the COP, I should try an open backed Sennheiser next... 

 

 


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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post


I was thinking the same thing about the T50 yesterday. With all of the talk about how the Mad Dog and other mods supposedly whip the HE-400 in everything but soundstage, I'm surprised nobody's tried it yet. On the other hand, it's already a pretty bass-neutral can as it is; you'd have to do some pretty thorough modding to have the signature come out right.

 

Wow.... how did I accidentally post this in the "show us your station thread" rather than the T50rp modding one... blink.gif Ok, gonna do a cut'n'paste now...

post #11902 of 19172
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Originally Posted by DragonOwen View Post

Actually It's not completely my setup... but it was for yesterday, when my friend came by with his 3-channel Beta22 and HE-6 (with moon-audio Silver Dragon cable), so I decided to post a few photos here wink.gif

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

BTW My 009 win over HE-6 hands down, on any music we listened, from rock and pop to classic and jazz... I think my new driver tubes for WES (Brimar 6SL7WTY) was one of the reasons of such a massive dominance of 009... this tubes are fantastic, especially SQ (especially electric guitars) smily_headphones1.gif

 

I'm wondering if that had something to do with the HE-6 pairing with the B22 not being totally an apples to oranges comparison (SS vs tubes). The pairing of HE-6 with something more synergistic MIGHT get it closer? :) Otherwise, I think if you had both the SR-009s and HE-6s in your home, with comparable electronics driving them both, you've pretty much hit the end of the road for SOT headphile for the current time being... until something better comes along. :D

post #11903 of 19172

Does anyone have a recommendation for an inexpensive desk? My desk is a piece of rubbish and doesn't really fill my needs.

A nice end table with drawers would also be ace.

post #11904 of 19172
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

Does anyone have a recommendation for an inexpensive desk? My desk is a piece of rubbish and doesn't really fill my needs.

A nice end table with drawers would also be ace.


Check out Staples or Office Max. Of Course, Ikea is another one to consider..

post #11905 of 19172
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Originally Posted by twizzleraddict View Post

I'm wondering if that had something to do with the HE-6 pairing with the B22 not being totally an apples to oranges comparison (SS vs tubes). The pairing of HE-6 with something more synergistic MIGHT get it closer? smily_headphones1.gif Otherwise, I think if you had both the SR-009s and HE-6s in your home, with comparable electronics driving them both, you've pretty much hit the end of the road for SOT headphile for the current time being... until something better comes along. biggrin.gif
Do I believe that HE-6 with some super amp might get closer to the sound of SR-009 on my current setup?
Maybe.

Do I believe that overall sound quality of HE-6 might become compatible to the sound quality of SR-009 on my current setup?
No.

I owned HE-6 for about a year, listened it on different amps, and the sound of HE-6 with 3-channel Beta22 of my friend is the best sound I heard of HE-6... I consider the possibility that HE-6 might sound even better, but I don't think that thats will be some massive improvements and without this massive improvements HE-6 don't even have a chance to compete with SR-009 on my current setup....

Of course, it's only IMHO... A week ago a guy from russian headphone forum came by with his Denon 7100... He didn't like SR-009, he said it has little bass for him and they are too bright on his music on the volume that he listening music (he listening music on veeeeery high volume... I can listen music on this volume about 2-3 seconds, after that I became a little bit deaf...).... I listened his Denon 7100... I think 7100 is sound awful, for me it's really a big downgrade from 7000..... So views on "ideal" sound is very varies from person to person... But the owner of HE-6 and Beta22 is sadly agreed with me that SR-009 on my current setup is much better then his HE-6 in every way on any music...
post #11906 of 19172

+1 on Ikea. 

 

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Originally Posted by Destroysall View Post


Check out Staples or Office Max. Of Course, Ikea is another one to consider..

post #11907 of 19172

You can actually get some really nice furniture online from Amazon and Overstock. You just need to really pay attention to measurements and read reviews and look at pictures to get a good idea of what you're getting. Definitely not as ideal as seeing it in person, but it's cheaper, more convenient and you get a much wider selection.

post #11908 of 19172
I wouldn't say it's more convenient.. it's more convenient to go to the store, look at it, try it out, then take it home, than to trust online measurement specs and hope things fit right, then deal with delivery schedule and the inevitable shipping damage on large items.
post #11909 of 19172

My current audio rack (coffee table) was a close-out model. Once the Amazon online retailer brought in the replacement model, the few older models left in inventory got marked down heavily. I enjoyed both the design and huge markdown - was already familiar with the table the previous year.

post #11910 of 19172
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

Does anyone have a recommendation for an inexpensive desk? My desk is a piece of rubbish and doesn't really fill my needs.


A nice end table with drawers would also be ace.

Target or Ikea usually works for me
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