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post #121 of 230

Wow..it's very impressive mod.

post #122 of 230

Hi, i want to mod my CAL.


Some questions:


I have a Xonar U7 Soundcard, make it any sense that i want to recable my CAL, is there a significant difference of the audio quality?

And which cable would you take?


Mogami W2893?

or this sounds really good but i think a little expensive: http://forzaaudioworks.com/en/product.php?id_product=45

post #123 of 230

Recommend to you Astruds  mod. Worth it - tried. Damping is more useful than recabling. Astrud is somehow speechless... 



Edited by garcsa - 3/7/14 at 12:19pm
post #124 of 230

Any headband mods? I find it really hard on my head but I love the sound and earpads of the headphone!


Generally, I would love my cal to have other headband. Maybe headband fro other headphone would fit. It's a simple shape without cables inside, should not be hard to find or make one

post #125 of 230


So non accessories like earpads and headband that would fit the cal! ?

User on another forum said I could try this. Would if fit our cal! ?



post #126 of 230

Experiment and report back!

post #127 of 230

Did anyone find better earpads to replace the stock ones ?

Not a big fan of earpads foam mods and looking for more thickness and isolation.

I was thinking maybe HM5's but not sure they fit though...

post #128 of 230

I ordered some HM5s for my CAL2. I have the original so I'll see how it fits.

post #129 of 230

Nice, thanks a lot.

post #130 of 230

for me the mod in the very first post in this thread did the job of giving enough space for my ear. I can really recommend that as the first to try, if someone might have forgotten that in the light of the many posts here :-)

post #131 of 230

Tried HM5 pads on the CAL!s and fits my ears sooo much better. I haven't listened to these in some time, so I'm not sure if it changes much of the the sound signature. Since it is a bit farther from the drivers than the stock pads, I think it gives it little bit more soundstage. I definitely recommend the HM5 pads for CAL! just for the pure comfort.. Also, HM5 pads + CAL 2s = Best experience with these cans I've had so far.

post #132 of 230

Great ! That's good news. Thanks for your feedback.

Do you think you could do a quick comparison and post a few pictures?

Did the HM5 pads help for isolation?

post #133 of 230

Honestly if you're still on the fence about getting the pads then save your money. It's $17.50 american dollars for a pair of HM5 pads, which is less than a bar tab on a Friday night for me. I really enjoy the ergonomics, the isolation is not better or worse on the CAL! (on the CAL2 HM5 pads do provide a bit more of isolation). They are a tiny bit larger than the headphone cups but still fit really well. I'm pretty sure someone in this thread posted a photo of HM5 pads on CAL! so just do a bit of backtracking for some photos.

post #134 of 230
Originally Posted by Hailin View Post

Here are the pics of the HM5 pads. Sorry about the crappy quality and yes I have dusted since. beyersmile.png




Thanks, found the pics. Ear space and comfort both improved. For less than 20$, it seems to me like a reasonable upgrade especially since HM5 pads fit other headphones too.

post #135 of 230

How good are these Headphones for Listening to Rock Genre off my cell phone or Laptop with no Amp ?
My friend who is somewhat of an audiophile said Creative are more famous for their bass and are meant for more bass heavy genre like hip hop , He said he would prefer Sennheiser HD 449 over these are those suit my taste of music better

A little info about what i am into


The Genre i usually listen to is Pop ,Alternative Rock , Indy Rock , Pop Rock , nu metal , experimental rock , christian rock , punk rock . I dont listen to heavy Metal that often 

Some of the bands i usually listen to


Linkin Park (old stuff )
Breaking Benjamin
End game
Simple plan
Nickel back
Marianams trench
30 seconds to Mars

The Cab

Imagine Dragon

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