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post #16 of 30

I am listening to my 1350's right now on my Lyr amp that has been rolled with 1960's Stuttgart tubes and they sound OUTSTANDING. They are by far the best headphone I've heard at this size. 

post #17 of 30

EQing in Foobar worked wonders for bringing out the low end that the the 1350s are capable of.  Im running flac from a PC through an iBasso D10 to a glow amp one.  I just got a set of HD650s yesterday and I love the overall sound more but Im missing the impact of the beyers.

post #18 of 30

I'm currently experimenting with my butchered pair of DT 1350 to improve the damping inside. I'll report to you back when I have something, but I can say that I actually prefer it with almost everything removed :

- the damping plate on the back of the cup

- the sticky filter that covers the holes on the back of the driver

- the side filters

- the pads filter.

I've only kept the tissue in front of the driver.

 

In this position the DT 1350 becomes massively dynamic, yet retains clarity, which shows that the main culprit isn't the small driver, but the damping inside. I don't think frequency response changes much, but the sound is just fuller and feels "liberated". It's no longer thin sounding in the slightest and doesn't feel over damped anymore.

 

in fact I've also listen to it in "open mode" : by putting the two driver plates up to my ears. In this configuration I thought the sound was perfect. Once back on the cups, the sound felt as expecting more "closed in", with unwanted reverbs. But I still preferred it this way than with all the damping inside.

I'm not saying that it's better though, just different. There is still something wrong in the sound to my ears.

 

But I'm sure the DT 1350 could have been made substantially better with a better cup design.


Edited by MayaTlab - 10/16/11 at 2:33am
post #19 of 30

Re: modding the DT1350. Is it difficult to reterminate? I don't like the 3.5mm plug on them.

post #20 of 30

I have just posted a guide to dismantling the DT1350 here which may help with the moding process -

http://www.head-fi.org/t/618332/dismantling-guide-for-the-dt-1350-should-help-with-re-cabling-and-modinng

If I get round to it I will  have a play around with some mods - I have already recabled them with SPC throughout - I am getting another pair soon so I can compare the differences before and after mods

post #21 of 30
If you look in my profile
http://www.head-fi.org/gallery/image/view/album/91939/id/513832/sort/display_order
I have internal pictures of both type of DT1350.
Edited by Twinster - 7/15/12 at 8:48am
post #22 of 30

Thanks for the pictures!

post #23 of 30

Has anyone tried playing around with additional dampening inside the cups? If yes, any results?

I'm quite happy with the sound in stock condition, but it's alway interesting to see if there's room for improvement.

post #24 of 30
I am on the journey of modifying a DT1350. I want an open cups for it on wood. So here's the start.





post #25 of 30

:basshead: where did you buy those cups ?

post #26 of 30
I made those cups myself
post #27 of 30

looks sick.

So how does it affect the sound? I would expect it to sound worse, since the driver is made for a closed cup. I hope you will tell me I'm wrong though, since I love modding and they look so cool.

post #28 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aizura View Post
 

looks sick.

So how does it affect the sound? I would expect it to sound worse, since the driver is made for a closed cup. I hope you will tell me I'm wrong though, since I love modding and they look so cool.

 

You are absolutely wrong my friend...

 

The stock has that tunnel like sound due to its plastic cups. 

 

Quoted from the DT1350 owner "The sound is no longer tunnel-like. Its soundstage is wider (as expected) and the bass has that natural decay of an open chamber. "

 

https://m.ak.fbcdn.net/sphotos-c.ak/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1/1660739_10202292647214007_56471335_n.jpg

post #29 of 30

post #30 of 30

You're gonna put Grado out of business with these cans :p

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