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post #1096 of 17137

I'm not passing judgement, just not my cup of tea. I respect anyone's desire to "make it theirs" or make it unique. You see the same thing with car enthusiasts, no doubt. (I actually own a highly modified M3). But as with cars, I am more inclined to accept a modification if it has real science behind it and a lot of R&D from a highly qualified source (Dinan and Alessandro for example).

 

 

post #1097 of 17137
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post


On the other hand, a lot of people will say the opposite - modding a cheapo front-wheel drive Japanese sedan will never yield as satisfying results as saving up your money to just get an M3. Which of course doesn't mean you have to stop with the stock sport shocks because you can get good parts off of Bilstein...or as is closer to the foam mod on the HD600, removing most of the interior to make it go faster. But yeah I kinda agree with you on that one; you strip the M3 and it might get you a few split seconds off your lap times, but the penalties to comfort and practicality personality won't be worth it. If I had that much money, I'd be racing a stripped RX-7, and driving around in an A3. Or at least an Acura. 

At some point my foam covers disintegrated but the earpads were still kinda good so I just removed the foam. By the time I got around to putting new pads, I tried them without the cover first, then put them in...hell yeah I never removed them again!

 



As a car enthusiast, I love those sports car analogies.  My friend loves to mod cars, he sees as an opportunity to improve upon a car's perceived shortcomings(mostly power wise).  I on the other hand, feel the engineers who designed it, know better how to optimize the car than I do.  So, why mess with a good thing?

 

 


Edited by Digital-Pride - 1/31/12 at 7:58am
post #1098 of 17137

all this car talk in the thread now...saweet! :)

 

Anyways some cars take better to modification than others (as with headphones).  Some are worth it...some are not.

post #1099 of 17137

Car talk and Sennheisers!?  I'm in!

 

I did the Anax foam mods to the HD 800s, and took the foams out of my HD 600s.

 

Every day I drive a 2002 Civic Si that's only lowered and is otherwise stock.  I used to race autocross in a 1994 Civic hatch in E Prepared.

 

 

Solid bars instead of shocks on an M3?  Brilliant!

 

post #1100 of 17137
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post

Car talk and Sennheisers!?  I'm in!

 

I did the Anax foam mods to the HD 800s, and took the foams out of my HD 600s.

 

Every day I drive a 2002 Civic Si that's only lowered and is otherwise stock.  I used to race autocross in a 1994 Civic hatch in E Prepared.

 

 

Solid bars instead of shocks on an M3?  Brilliant!

 


Nice!  I love the v-tec growl of Honda's high performance engines.  Seriously, who gets more out of small displacement engines than Honda?


Edited by Digital-Pride - 1/31/12 at 3:15pm
post #1101 of 17137
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Nice!  I love the v-tec growl of Honda's high performance engines.  Seriously, who gets more out of small displacement engines than Honda?



 Hartley Enterprises?

 

 

  • 75° odd fire V8
  • 2.8 LITER, 170 cu. in. displacement (3.0 liter optional)
  • 84mm Bore X 63mm Stroke (67 stroke optional)
  • 4 cams, 32 valves via internal silent chain
  • 530mm wide x 485mm long x 530mm high
  • 400HP @ 10,000 rpm with stock street cams

 

 hartley v8.jpg

post #1102 of 17137

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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post


Audio-gd NFB 12.1
$215 + shipping

 

I have the Audio-gd NFB-12, basically same model with the digital filters.  Decent DAC and amp for the money.  Slightly warm signature that can be changed by using the filters.  Pairs quite nicely with the HD600s.  Worth considering.



 

Ive heard the nfb12 will change the soundstage of the cans quite a bit.... Which happens to be one of my favorite qualities of the hd 600s. Is this true? If so I'd like to keep looking for a dac/amp a bit more neutral which enhances rather than changes the sound.


Edited by steelle - 1/31/12 at 5:23pm
post #1103 of 17137
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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

 Hartley Enterprises?

 

 

  • 75° odd fire V8
  • 2.8 LITER, 170 cu. in. displacement (3.0 liter optional)
  • 84mm Bore X 63mm Stroke (67 stroke optional)
  • 4 cams, 32 valves via internal silent chain
  • 530mm wide x 485mm long x 530mm high
  • 400HP @ 10,000 rpm with stock street cams

 

 <snip>


Now that's what I call optimal horsepower per liter.biggrin.gif  Is that engine strictly for racing?

 

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Originally Posted by steelle View Post

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Ive heard the nfb12 will change the soundstage of the cans quite a bit.... Which happens to be one of my favorite qualities of the he 600s. Is this true? If so I'd like to keep looking for a dac/amp a bit more neutral which just enhances rather than changes the sound.


You'd probably need to talk to someone with a few more amps to compare.  I personally haven't noticed any changing of the sound-stage with the NFB-12, but all I had to compare with was The E7/E9 (which I found thin and dry in comparison), the E11 which really isn't a fair match, and my PortaTube.

post #1105 of 17137

Received my HD 600's a few days ago and got my Schiit Asgard in today, quickly set everything up and put in Dark Side of the Moon, incredible is all I have to say I've been texting my friends telling them they have to hear this, LOL. 

 

Back to the music.

post #1106 of 17137

A nice pairing I have found is the 600s with a Bellari 540. The 540 pushes them with a ton of headroom and warms the mids. I change the tube way too much on this amp, but I have an old Bugle boy that just sounds like money with the 600s.

post #1107 of 17137
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

A nice pairing I have found is the 600s with a Bellari 540. The 540 pushes them with a ton of headroom and warms the mids. I change the tube way too much on this amp, but I have an old Bugle boy that just sounds like money with the 600s.



Can't agree more!!!!!!

post #1108 of 17137
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Originally Posted by Digital-Pride View Post


Now that's what I call optimal horsepower per liter.biggrin.gif  Is that engine strictly for racing?

 



 More or less some Aussie guy sells it in his road car named the Skelta which can be road rego'd - as can the Caterham Levante which has one

 under the hood. It's two Suzuki Hayabusa motorbike heads on a custom mini V8 block basically.

 

 Ok, back to the HD600 :-)

 

post #1109 of 17137

Just got my HD600's in the mail today from Amazon. So far I am very impressed but right now I am forced to plug them into my Marantz SR5005 modern receiver. I cannot wait to hook them up to my coming Asgard and BiFrost. I am hoping those two items will bring these to a even higher performance.

post #1110 of 17137

So I picked up a pair of HD 580 that basically had no headband. It's got HD 600 grills already and I've got a new HD 600 headband and new ear pads on the way. For all intents and purposes I can say I have HD 600s, right?? I mean, who's gonna know? smily_headphones1.gif

I can't wait to get these back in one piece so I can listen to them properly!!


Edited by JRoMan - 1/31/12 at 9:52pm
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