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post #541 of 667

I seem to have solved the problem with the harsh-sounding treble. This in no way will suit everyone but for me it's perfect. I just put some light, thin fabric on the inside of the earcups (see picture). This makes the treble sound a-lot less harsh, but it does also make the bass sound a bit flabby, which I don't mind at all. Overall, the detail is lost a little bit, but the general sound is slightly more laid-back.

 

Like I said, this mod certainly won't interest everyone but if you are getting annoyed with the harshness in the upper registers you can easily give this a go.

 

Also, interestingly, I feel like this mod solves the issue I had with getting the positioning quite right. I would always be moving these around on my head trying to get the best possible sound, but now it seems like the sound is the same however I wear them. Somehow this mod must have messed with the whole S-logic thing ha. Not that I mind at all.

 

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post #542 of 667

Quick question, I am stuck between HFI 580 and DJ1. I know the only difference is the cable and looks, but which cable is shorter? Ultrasone has the DJ1 listed at 3 meters, but it is coiled. They have the 580 listed at 1 meter, but it also says 4 meters extended. Does anybody think the 580 cable is to long? Is the DJ1 coiled cable is the same as the 580

post #543 of 667

Actually, the DJ1 is slightly louder than the HFI-580. Aside from that, the HFI-580 has been updated to come with a 1m straight cable plus a 4m extension cable. The DJ1 comes with a 3m coiled cable.

post #544 of 667
Wait what?!?? The HFI580s no longer have that rediculously long cable?
post #545 of 667

I was surprised to see Ultrasone updating the HFI-580 cable.

 

I would hardly call the original 3m cable ridiculously long, though wink.gif

post #546 of 667
Where can you get the updated cable version though?
post #547 of 667

They should already been replacing all current HFI-580 models being sold, which will be phased out for the new model. Asking the retailer should help clear that out.

post #548 of 667

how long is the 3m coiled when its coiled up? Is it 3m counting the coil or is it 3m with the coil stretched out
 

post #549 of 667

The 580 is going away?  I feel almost sad, but I also feel like I've moved to a new level here in Head-fi.  I now own a pair that is no longer being made. (soon)

post #550 of 667
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Originally Posted by lukEM22 View Post

how long is the 3m coiled when its coiled up? Is it 3m counting the coil or is it 3m with the coil stretched out
 


If it's the same as the PRO series, that would be the length when stretched out. If it was 3m coiled it would be ridiculously long.

post #551 of 667
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Originally Posted by MegaMushroom View Post

The 580 is going away?  I feel almost sad, but I also feel like I've moved to a new level here in Head-fi.  I now own a pair that is no longer being made. (soon)

 

No worries, the HFI-580 isn't going anywhere :) It just got updated to come with a 1m straight cable and a 4m extension cable instead of the original 3m cable.

post #552 of 667
Let me try that mod when I get home. Im more into passive and smooth listening these days
post #553 of 667
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Let me try that mod when I get home. Im more into passive and smooth listening these days

 

I'm afraid you lost me there :)

post #554 of 667
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Originally Posted by sacrifice13 View Post

I seem to have solved the problem with the harsh-sounding treble. This in no way will suit everyone but for me it's perfect. I just put some light, thin fabric on the inside of the earcups (see picture). This makes the treble sound a-lot less harsh, but it does also make the bass sound a bit flabby, which I don't mind at all. Overall, the detail is lost a little bit, but the general sound is slightly more laid-back.

 

Like I said, this mod certainly won't interest everyone but if you are getting annoyed with the harshness in the upper registers you can easily give this a go.

 

Also, interestingly, I feel like this mod solves the issue I had with getting the positioning quite right. I would always be moving these around on my head trying to get the best possible sound, but now it seems like the sound is the same however I wear them. Somehow this mod must have messed with the whole S-logic thing ha. Not that I mind at all.

 

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This mod biggrin.gif

post #555 of 667
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

This mod biggrin.gif

 

Ah :)

 

Well, in theory it would make sense regarding treble, but its reported effects on bass aren't good, IMHO. Also, I'm a bit puzzled at how it could change the whole headphone position relative to the head.

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