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post #16 of 50
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Originally Posted by AlexG84 View Post

Hello Test Subject,

 

I own a pair of M50's and I am content with SQ but comfort for me is a definite negative at this point in time. Can you please tell me how the dt-250 pads feel. As they are really uncomfortable I find them really fatiguing =.

 

 

Cheers, Alex.

I find the M50 snug fitting but not comfortable for extended wear.   The HD238 is very comfortable but SQ is not so good as the M50.  So there needs to be a trade-off between SQ and comfort. I now have 3 different phones I use every day.  The M50 is for listening, the others are for background music
 

 

post #17 of 50

I don't know if this is really a mod, but here is what happened when I tore into some ATH-M50's

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/586304/full-ath-m50-deconstruction

post #18 of 50

Hey, just wanted to add my mod to this thread. I performed the removable cable mod, and added in the DT250 ear pads.

DSC05707a.jpg

post #19 of 50
Thread Starter 

Looking great, good job!

post #20 of 50

Could anybody who has done the detachable cable mod list what parts they used? I can't seem to find a female 3.5mm connection that would fit...

 

Would it be better to make your own cable or just get a pre-terminated one?

post #21 of 50
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Originally Posted by refboy4 View Post

Could anybody who has done the detachable cable mod list what parts they used? I can't seem to find a female 3.5mm connection that would fit...

 

Would it be better to make your own cable or just get a pre-terminated one?



Just flip around mouser and find one.

 

As for the cable, it's your choice. That's the brilliance of a removable cable!

post #22 of 50

Hey just wanted to ask, i got my Ath M50s, and the cable is too dang long.. Id really love to mod it,

is there any tutorial here? And I'm planning on using my Beats Solo cable, since i got an extra because i own one..

Does the beats cable will affect the sound quality of the M50 comparing to the default cable?? 

thanks!

post #23 of 50
Thread Starter 

The problem I found was to find a high quality 3.5mm female jack. It need to have the highest conductivity possible. Any recommendations?

post #24 of 50

Switchcraft PCB jacks for sure.

post #25 of 50
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

Switchcraft PCB jacks for sure.



I actually use those and I find they are pretty large inside a headphone.

 

I've been using Kycon 3.5mm

http://www.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=STX-3100-3Cvirtualkey51700000virtualkey806-STX-3100-3C

post #26 of 50

I've played around with the Switchcraft 35RAPC4BHN2 jack on cables.  My friend loved it, and I liked it too.

 

I want to try this jack later, but it's rather expensive.

post #27 of 50

The problem with those is they aren't threaded so you'd have to glue them to the cup.

post #28 of 50

The Kycon looks good.

post #29 of 50

Yup! That's the one I use!

post #30 of 50

To the folks using the DT250 velours, what changes, if any, did you notice in sound?

 

Over the weekend I listened to a member's M50s using Shure SRH840 pads. They were pretty comfy, but I really liked how it leveled out the bass boom.

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