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post #16 of 31

Very interesting...I just received my m50's today.  I like them much better than my ad700 due to the bass actually being there however was somewhat disappointed at the same time.  I'l listen to them for the week and maybe I'll try this out. =)  

post #17 of 31

Looks comfortable, how about the weight?

post #18 of 31
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Originally Posted by ziocomposite View Post

Very interesting...I just received my m50's today.  I like them much better than my ad700 due to the bass actually being there however was somewhat disappointed at the same time.  I'l listen to them for the week and maybe I'll try this out. =)  

 

Hopefully after some burn-in they might appeal.  Otherwise, you have this option evil_smiley.gif
 

 

post #19 of 31
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Looks comfortable, how about the weight?

 

Good question.  They actually don't weigh much more with the extra pads.  They however do feel a touch lighter due to the circular form of the Beyer pads spreading the weight evenly around the ears.  The pads are maybe at most 1 ounce combined.  If I held my modded version in one hand and stock in the other, no lie, they would feel virtually the same.
 

 

post #20 of 31

Why did you buy these Beyer-pads ?If i buy another set like the original M50 , and glue them on top like you did with the Beyers , would that have the same effect ?

post #21 of 31
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Why did you buy these Beyer-pads ?If i buy another set like the original M50 , and glue them on top like you did with the Beyers , would that have the same effect ?


The Beyer pads are round, they spread the weight of the headphone evenly around the head more than oval shaped = more comfort in the long run.  Just like a vehicle wheel.  I also did try doubling the stock M50 pads, they both give off the same effect to the sound.  I just preffered the comfort of the Beyers since none of their headphones gives me problems even with glasses.

 

post #22 of 31

This mod is still very interesting...just adding the pleath/beys doubles the bass while increasing the sound stage to the ad700's.  When you described 3d, did that mean the sound stage?  I love the sound stage of the ad700 and felt like the only thing missing was the bass.  Would you say this mod makes the m50 a bass version of the ad700 or is that something totally different? 

 

Just read your review on the mk II's and was wondering with the bass doubled with the m50, how does it stack up against the mk?


Edited by ziocomposite - 5/19/11 at 7:30pm
post #23 of 31
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This mod is still very interesting...just adding the pleath/beys doubles the bass while increasing the sound stage to the ad700's.  When you described 3d, did that mean the sound stage?  I love the sound stage of the ad700 and felt like the only thing missing was the bass.  Would you say this mod makes the m50 a bass version of the ad700 or is that something totally different? 

 

Just read your review on the mk II's and was wondering with the bass doubled with the m50, how does it stack up against the mk?


Yes, when I spoke of 3D I did mean the soundstage has a surround sound effect akin to 3D positioning.  And yes, it does sound more like a AD700 but as mentioned before, you can tell the limits of the soundstage even though it's huge.  However the AD700's still due to their open design "feels" open.  I'll illustrate; playing soccer in a huge indoor stadium (M50 mod) vs. playing it at an outdoor stadium (AD700).  That's the best way I can describe it.

 

As far as the MK2's, I'm waiting on the Beyer pads on Monday evil_smiley.gif

The bass on my fully burned-in MK2's are equivalent to what the M50 mod has.  That's insane!  Can't wait to see how much bass I can survive in very_evil_smiley.gif

 


Edited by GN3RAL KARL - 5/19/11 at 7:40pm
post #24 of 31


 

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 I'll illustrate; playing soccer in a huge indoor stadium (M50 mod) vs. playing it at an outdoor stadium (AD700).  That's the best way I can describe it.

 

As far as the MK2's, I'm waiting on the Beyer pads on Monday evil_smiley.gif

The bass on my fully burned-in MK2's are equivalent to what the M50 mod has.  That's insane!  Can't wait to see how much bass I can survive in very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Alright, I get your saying about that "open" sound.  
 

LMAO!!!  Well it's good to hear that adding the pleath/beys to the m50 increases it to the mk2's level!!! =) I may just partake in that depending on how the "Zo" portable sub woofer does when I receive it next week.  Dude, you might get an eargasm when those bey pads come in lol.  Yesssssss!!!!!

 

post #25 of 31
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Dude, you might get an eargasm when those bey pads come in lol.  Yesssssss!!!!!

 

 

Exactly!!!  biggrin.gif

I Love these headphones so much (this is my reference pair, period), that I will have two sets of pads.  One will be the stock M50 pads and the other will be the Double-cush mod pair.  I will interchange at will depending on mood or preference!

 

I'm also interested in that Zo too, I'll follow your thoughts on it. wink.gif


Edited by GN3RAL KARL - 5/19/11 at 8:02pm
post #26 of 31

Ill definitely let you know bro! Yeah, the way my set up is this: Zune HD --> cmoybb v2.03 (low imp ver) --> m50 The cmoybb is a godsend with the bass boost but it is still short of what I want. If the ZO accomplishes my bass needs considering those who support it know their stuff. My search will be over :). And if not, your method is my last chance at eargasm level lol.

 

 

 

Update Zune hd --->cmoybb v2.03 w/boost off ----> zo 1-4 clicks ----> m50 = nirvana lol

 

Zune hd --->cmoybb v2.03 w/boost on ----> zo 1-4 clicks ----> ad700 = That nice open feeling but WITH BASS L3000.gif


Edited by ziocomposite - 5/22/11 at 10:53am
post #27 of 31

omg... thats hot mod for ath m50...

i just bought the m50 yesterday and looking for some mod :D

post #28 of 31

Do they still fold properly? Also, wouldn't it look nicer if you glued the pad instead of holding it there with a rubber band? Also, I've never modded a headphone before, has anyone else tried this with the same results? I'm just worried that the positive result that the TC had is specific to his case, due to the glue, or the specific positioning of the pad. 


Edited by DaanaltheNoob - 9/26/12 at 4:06pm
post #29 of 31

Scuse me but . . .your link leads to velour earpads and your picture shows leather-like ones. I searched for leather liked ones and only found velour ... Do you have a link for the leather-like version?
Plus! What glue do you use?

 

Thanks a lot for the Mod ! It sounds very interesting, especially if the bass is doubled ! I'm a basshead like you!

post #30 of 31

For my m50's I was thinking of buying the replacement headband foam for the sennheiser hd600 and finding a good way to attach them that actually looks good.  Any one hear of something like this being done?

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