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post #166 of 177

So I removed all of the Dynamat, because that made the highs too harsh, but now (unmodded) they still sound too harsh? 

 

What can I do to make the highs a bit more softer textured (like when they were unmodded) ?

post #167 of 177

Personally, I think highs on these sound fine for a headphone of this type/price, and I rather enjoy their sparkly nature at the top. It probably contributes to its more open sounding nature of soundstage also. 

 

I guess one way to do it would be to get softer highs (I don't know any of the modding stuff) would be to get a tube amp to smoothen it up, but that's probably unreasonable considering the price as well as the impedance mismatch factors. Maybe look into a different headphone with softer highs...

post #168 of 177
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Originally Posted by K_19 View Post
 

Personally, I think highs on these sound fine for a headphone of this type/price, and I rather enjoy their sparkly nature at the top. It probably contributes to its more open sounding nature of soundstage also. 

 

I guess one way to do it would be to get softer highs (I don't know any of the modding stuff) would be to get a tube amp to smoothen it up, but that's probably unreasonable considering the price as well as the impedance mismatch factors. Maybe look into a different headphone with softer highs...

Yeah, the highs sound VERY good indeed (AND are VERY soft textured) in their stock form, but they mess up after putting dynamat in the cup. Even when I removed all the Dynamat, they still sound more closed in and have harsher treble than how they were stock.

 

I don't recommend this mod.

post #169 of 177

So guys reading this who wanna buy the CAL, DO NOT mod these cans, cus they WILL sound not as good as their stock form.

post #170 of 177
PLACEBO!
If you removed all dynamat = returned to stock state.
HOW can that altered the sound now?
Dynamat is NOT GOOD damping material for hp, its made for car damping.
post #171 of 177
You can use this Wall repair tape to stop in inner reflections thats causing harshing:
http://www.screwfix.com/p/wall-repair-tape-white-50mm-x-25m/78232
78232_P
And fill some light speaker BAF wadding in the chamber to stop standing waves/reduce hollow/echoish sounding.
http://www.bd-design.nl/contents/en-us/d39.html
post #172 of 177
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Originally Posted by cdsa35000 View Post

You can use this Wall repair tape to stop in inner reflections thats causing harshing:
http://www.screwfix.com/p/wall-repair-tape-white-50mm-x-25m/78232
78232_P
And fill some light speaker BAF wadding in the chamber to stop standing waves/reduce hollow/echoish sounding.
http://www.bd-design.nl/contents/en-us/d39.html

Where do I need to put the wall repair tape exactly?

 

And do you mean the ''chamber'' inside of the cups?

post #173 of 177
Just stick to the cup walls, the bare smooth plastic is reflecting the inner soundwaves and put/fill a little piece of BAF inside the cup.
Like this, but alu foil is wrong!
900x900px-LL-8027caaa_IMG_6164.jpg
bare plastic is to smooth:
900x900px-LL-d185d449_IMG_6163.jpg
BAF/polyester filling:
1000x500px-LL-1a36cdd7_batting.jpg
900x900px-LL-1135f41d_image.jpeg
http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/315
Edited by cdsa35000 - 3/29/15 at 5:10am
post #174 of 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdsa35000 View Post

Just stick to the cup walls, the bare smooth plastic is reflecting the inner soundwaves and put/fill a little piece of BAF inside the cup.
Like this, but alu foil is wrong!
900x900px-LL-8027caaa_IMG_6164.jpg
bare plastic is to smooth:
900x900px-LL-d185d449_IMG_6163.jpg
BAF/polyester filling:
1000x500px-LL-1a36cdd7_batting.jpg
900x900px-LL-1135f41d_image.jpeg
http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/315

So first I need to put tape on the inside of the cups, and after that BAf filling?

 

What about the drivers, do I need to cover those as well, or not?

post #175 of 177
Yes, if you want do it correctly, cover with the tape any bare hard plastic/metale surface to stop reflection/resonance.
post #176 of 177

I just ordered my first pair. Closed, unexpensive and excellent tonality. Couldn't sleep on these any longer.

post #177 of 177
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Originally Posted by markanini View Post
 

I just ordered my first pair. Closed, unexpensive and excellent tonality. Couldn't sleep on these any longer.

I agree. They're EXCELLENT, especially for their price.

 

Imo, they sound like a brighter Sennheiser Momentum, but with boomier bass.

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