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post #211 of 217

Live 2 has clearly more bass. To my ears it sounded a bit too soft and warm, that extra bass does that. In rock music bass guitars are quite upfront. The first version is more balanced when comparing lows and highs. The 2's have a sturdier build though. I find the first version better in SQ, but cheaper/flimsier in build quality.

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Live 2 has clearly more bass. To my ears it sounded a bit too soft and warm, that extra bass does that. In rock music bass guitars are quite upfront. The first version is more balanced when comparing lows and highs. The 2's have a sturdier build though. I find the first version better in SQ, but cheaper/flimsier in build quality.

 

Thank you for the info.

 

I guess I'd stick to my old CAL! and search for another choice..

post #213 of 217

Hello, I recently got Creative Aurvana Live! and like the sound very much. It is great price to performance can indeed. I found that the earpad is a bit smaller than my ear and it makes my ear soar with long listening session. Has anyone replaced their earpad with slightly larger one and if so, which earpad do you recommend? Thank you. :)

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Great tips! Do you mind taking a photo from a different view, I have some problem understanding all the terms since english isn't my main language and I'm pretty rookie at headphones. ;)

 

Must say I've fallen in love with my CAL!'s. They combine awesome bang for the buck soundwise as well as good comfort. :)

I did the same mod, here's a how to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awesome. Thank you so much for sharing. I will do this today to make it more transportable. :)

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Hello, I recently got Creative Aurvana Live! and like the sound very much. It is great price to performance can indeed. I found that the earpad is a bit smaller than my ear and it makes my ear soar with long listening session. Has anyone replaced their earpad with slightly larger one and if so, which earpad do you recommend? Thank you. :)

 

I read all of previous threads and found that HM5 Memory foam pad is good alternative. I will go ahead with this one and see how it improves in terms of comfort and sound. Thank you.

post #216 of 217

Hi!

 

I' using my modded CAL! for some 2 years now.

There were numerous steps I've taken to make them betterr suit my listening preferences.

Stock they were bass heavy for me, almost unbearable.

 

There is a list of steps I did  - only those I found good were left and are listed.

 

- 2-3mm thick layer of felt in the cups - decreases speed somewhat, but on louder passages there is now less hollow, cupped signature

- thin layer of fiberloft on top of it - decreases resonance frequency from 55-60 Hz to some 45-50 Hz

- paper covering magnet vent removed, thin 1.5mm foam ring glued to magnet - some spike around 4-5 kHz is reduced

- 1 pinhole hole on driver backside covered by adhesive breathable paper piece - midbass is reduced by some 3 dB

- front baffle covered - glued - by 1mm thick felt oval, with driver circle cut out - for me, it makes localisation more precise and let the drivers quite disappear

- instead of stock pleather pads, those from Sennheiser PC320 are used - some jersey surface - makes bass lot less present and reduces some spikes and valleys in low to mid treble

- inside them is about 10cm piece of thin 5*5mm foam on rear side of pads, forming semi-circle to make them roomy for my ears and dampen treble a bit

 

Bass is now still a bit loose, but present, vocal range seems OK, not recessed, and treble just sparks a bit.

They are not LIVE! anymore, just inconspicuous allowing longer listening sessions for me. But, they are not laid-back IMO.

 

Overall, I'm satisfied now, even without recabling or wooden cups...

 

Moonwalker


Edited by Moonwalker - 4/14/16 at 2:03am
post #217 of 217
After the Dynamat and a simple canare cable, it sounds just like a baby denon d2000, but the high is a bit lacking comparing to its bigger brothers.
The CAL is one of the best closed sub$100 closed headphone
Sounds good without an amp
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