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post #31 of 59
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Originally Posted by Taowolf51 View Post

I wonder why I'm the only one that noticed the sibilance. :/

Well, at least it's fixed mostly with the angled mod. :D

 

Oh man, Bon Iver right now. So good!



Are these new? From my past experience, headphones get less sibilant as they burn in although I didn't think D7K were affected by burn-in as much as my Ultrasones.

You can also try rotating the pads so they sit at a different angle to your face to see if that make any difference.

I am still trying to figure out which angle is right for me.

post #32 of 59

They're a little over 3 months old.

 

I did the pad bit awhile ago, I found the rotation that best suits my ears and makes a good seal. :)

post #33 of 59

Just bought some of the rubber (for sink) rings.

 

Here are the pictures

 

-I'm impressed from the gain in height

-Only problem is the rings aren't wide enough, which means they are covering the holes a little.

-Due to it being rubber...the pad with it in is much heavier.

 

Will be testing EQ now. Right away it seems like the soundstage is a LITTLE wider -> feels further away from my ear (understandably)

Apart from that, not seeing a huge difference so far - But I don't care about the SQ (that much) as I was skeptical of it changing any way.

I'm more intrigued by the comfort/spacing between me and the pads

 

Ok after a little while, I've realized the mids have lessened a little bit.

Ont he D2K's they are very prominent, as in up-front, with the mod they are a little toned down.

But holy moly do I love that - might not be for everyone...knowing some people love the EX700's for example 0.0

Worth trying anyway, doesn't cost much, and well worth experimenting!

 

if these prove to be good, then I'll look into foam pads, and "cancel" my hunt for J$/angle pads

 

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Edited by Totally Dubbed - 3/6/12 at 9:44am
post #34 of 59
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

Just bought some of the rubber (for sink) rings.

 

Here are the pictures

 

-I'm impressed from the gain in height

-Only problem is the rings aren't wide enough, which means they are covering the holes a little.

-Due to it being rubber...the pad with it in is much heavier.

 

Will be testing EQ now. Right away it seems like the soundstage is a LITTLE wider -> feels further away from my ear (understandably)

Apart from that, not seeing a huge difference so far - But I don't care about the SQ (that much) as I was skeptical of it changing any way.

I'm more intrigued by the comfort/spacing between me and the pads

 

Ok after a little while, I've realized the mids have lessened a little bit.

Ont he D2K's they are very prominent, as in up-front, with the mod they are a little toned down.

But holy moly do I love that - might not be for everyone...knowing some people love the EX700's for example 0.0

Worth trying anyway, doesn't cost much, and well worth experimenting!

 

if these prove to be good, then I'll look into foam pads, and "cancel" my hunt for J$/angle pads

 



Those rubber rings look pretty heavy man. I think the slight SQ difference wouldn't be worth it in terms of weight and comfort for most people. I already find a sheet of dynamat in my headphones to be pretty heavy.

post #35 of 59
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Rubber rings for sink, eh? Good job smily_headphones1.gif
It's surprising that your mid is recessed though.It could be because the entire sound level is down. The sound level goes down a notch when you do this so try upping the volume slightly.
And, try more pads (or rubber in your case wink.gif and see. I have about 1/4" in it and they sound incredibly wider.
post #36 of 59
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Those rubber rings look pretty heavy man. I think the slight SQ difference wouldn't be worth it in terms of weight and comfort for most people. I already find a sheet of dynamat in my headphones to be pretty heavy.



That's why you go with a foam sheet. They are extremely light, keep the perfect shape without anything blocking the pathway and easy to insert.

post #37 of 59
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

Just bought some of the rubber (for sink) rings.

 

Here are the pictures

 

-I'm impressed from the gain in height

-Only problem is the rings aren't wide enough, which means they are covering the holes a little.

-Due to it being rubber...the pad with it in is much heavier.

 

Why don't you just cut the inner part with scissors so you get rid of some weight and clear the path?

post #38 of 59
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Originally Posted by catsup View Post

Those rubber rings look pretty heavy man. I think the slight SQ difference wouldn't be worth it in terms of weight and comfort for most people. I already find a sheet of dynamat in my headphones to be pretty heavy.

Rubber rings do make the pads heavier - but so far for the added padding, this is brilliant.

I'll be looking into the foam pads now.

 

This mod is DEFINITELY worth it for me.

Been looking for "buffing" up my pads - this might be the best/only solution
 

 



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Originally Posted by Dougeefresh View Post

Rubber rings for sink, eh? Good job :)
It's surprising that your mid is recessed though.It could be because the entire sound level is down. The sound level goes down a notch when you do this so try upping the volume slightly.
And, try more pads (or rubber in your case ;) and see. I have about 1/4" in it and they sound incredibly wider.


I can't add any more :P

These pads I think are 4mm thick (83x59x4)

Adding any more I think is dangerously stretching the inner lining of the pads.

 

And yeah the volume is literally 1-2notches lower. SUCH a SMALL difference that, A/Bing them was hard enough to tell the difference.

 

Either or, I'm liking them atm, and hell if I don't want them any more - oh well 5€ down the drain (nothing) lol :)

Might use it to repair some huge pipe? haha

 

This is a fun mod I have to say :)


Edited by Totally Dubbed - 3/6/12 at 10:02am
post #39 of 59
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Holy crap! 4mm thick?!? Wow.

Btw, I had a pair of J$ pads before but they were wayyy to hard/stiff compared to the stock pads and didn't do much at all for the sound.

post #40 of 59
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Originally Posted by Dougeefresh View Post

 

Why don't you just cut the inner part with scissors so you get rid of some weight and clear the path?


actually due to their nature - I just literally squeezed them in the direction I want, and now they are more oval shaped lol.

 

Might do that later though :)

 

 

post #41 of 59
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Originally Posted by Dougeefresh View Post

Holy crap! 4mm thick?!? Wow.

Btw, I had a pair of J$ pads before but they were wayyy to hard/stiff compared to the stock pads and didn't do much at all for the sound.


hehe how thick are yours?

2mm no?

 

 

post #42 of 59

Is 4mm a lot? Mine are much thicker (almost 1 cm?), I just kept stuffing the foam strips into these pads and it stretched out the synthetic leather around. I basically padded them to their limits. But the change in sound isn't that dramatic imo.


Edited by catsup - 3/6/12 at 10:20am
post #43 of 59
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post


hehe how thick are yours?

2mm no?

 

 


I was commenting the thickness of the rubber.
Mine is actually thicker at 0.63mm (1/4 inch) but they are superlight.
post #44 of 59
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Originally Posted by Dougeefresh View Post


I was commenting the thickness of the rubber.
Mine is actually thicker at 0.63mm (1/4 inch) but they are superlight.

well lads...you get used to rubber that thick....hahaha
 

 

 

post #45 of 59
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Sound signature doesn't change much. You do it t o make the sound stage wider. Ht expound level will go down however so you will have to increase the volume a bit to get to the same level as before without the mod. Some do say bass gets tighter a bit.

If you use the plasic ring to trace the shape you will get the rings with perfect seal.
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