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post #136 of 273

Are they any better than the Koss UR20s? Whenever I turn up the volume, the UR20s produce distortion probably because of weak bass.

post #137 of 273
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Originally Posted by BotByte View Post





Hmm.... Thanks

 

Some flat dampening on the back walls

Some foam, not felt, foam filler on the inside

Remove the tape on the outside

Cover the back button of the driver with dampening

and maybe scratch that paper around the vent whole of the driver in the rear.

 

That would solidity can clarify everything. Bass might be a little killed off, but detail would also shine.

 

 

EDIT:

You have a Cmoy amp, right? or Cmoy DIY copy

 

You tested them with and without the amp, correct?

 

I bought these to tinker with, what I found after a few days and almost wearing out the screws:

 

Dampening on back walls did very little, but did soften the tone a bit.

Small cell foam inside worked wonders, removed most of the boom and turned it into punch (by far the best mod)

Removing the white tape was really bad, totally wrecked all bass response

Covering the back of the driver pulled the highs forward, IMO it was too much but some may like it

I didn't scratch the paper around the vent hole. They sounded great by the time I got to this part so didn't feel it was worth it.

 

Overall, with foam in them and dampening on the back walls the 839s changed profoundly. Enough to make me actually like and want to keep them, I was going to just give them to a basshead friend for him to use as beaters. Now I'm going to order some SRH840 pads and call them done. Awesome cans for $37 ($21+16 in pads) if you put in a little work.

 

 


Edited by Magick Man - 1/7/12 at 10:13pm
post #138 of 273
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Originally Posted by doxology View Post

has anyone tried the 8325's from monoprice? http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=8325&seq=1&format=2



Doxology, Dsnuts tried out the 8325 phones -- didn't think they were that great:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/569239/monoprice-hi-fi-dj-style-headphone-review/75#post_7727716

post #139 of 273

The 8323s are back in stock.  Monoprice sent an email stating they had 718 units in stock as of 7pm EST.  I ordered a set so make that 717.

post #140 of 273

I just got mine and like them a lot for the price.  I wish the ear cups were slightly larger for my ears and the headpiece was a little more comfy.  I paid $29 after tax and shipping.  The short cord is rather flimsy.  I wish they sold a better cord.  Their thick 3.5mm male to male cord is too thick to fit it.  I'll probably be buying a spare pair next time I place a Monoprice order.

post #141 of 273

I'm debating on buying these or the 6893 (the NC one with the mic) I asked about it in the Buying headphones seeking guidance thread; I figure some of you guys may be willing to help as well:

 

 


 

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Sorry if this ends up as a double post; it didn't show up in the thread earlier when I tried to post it
 
Fairly noob to head-fi stuffs but have been reading up on some of the information threads. And finally decided to come to this thread to seek advice and recommendations.
 
This semester I've got a couple media oriented classes: studio video production, and audio production and announcing. For audio production and announcing the teacher requires we have full-sized headphones for editing and such (no surprise and totally understandable to me). 
 
So here's the requirements:
 
First off price: $25-40 (MAX $50 and it has to be a good bit better than cheaper alternatives) I know this is pretty low for a lot of you but I am a broke college student.
 
Sound: Pretty good, nothing amazing; I know I'm not going to get the best stuff in this price range but I know this range doesn't have to be junk. Good enough for general recording and editing for radio, interviews, announcing, and some music for video clips, etc. I also wouldn't mind it having good sound for gaming on my PC.
 
Build quality/ features: Closed ear, maybe semi-open. Solid and durable, yet possibly fold able for convenient carrying around every week to class. One feature I'd really like is a removable cable so if it ends up shorting out I can just buy a new cable. Another plus would be a detachable mic for gaming as well.
 
A set of headphones that seem to get some respect for their great value and meet most of those requirements are the Monoprice dj headphones that are sadly out of stock until the time I need them by: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=8323&seq=1&format=3#specification
 
Some alternatives I have looked at are:
 
One set I'm really interested in since it seems to cover all of my needs but I've found almost nothing about it on here or anywhere else reputable as far as sound is the Monoprice NC headphones: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=6893&seq=1&format=3#specification
A couple issues I have with those are the fact the plastic looks a little cheap and too shiny and the fact that the detachable cable has a TRRS connector for the mic signal and I'm not sure where I could find a new one like that if need be.
 
Input and suggestions welcome! Thanks guys
 
Edit: looks like Monoprice actually has the hi-fi dj headphones in stock now... Think I should just grab them? I'm still interested in the other monoprice model I linked to as well. Thoughts?
post #142 of 273

tempted to try these out...

post #143 of 273

Go for it, especially if you're already going to order something from monoprice.  They have so many things for sale there.

post #144 of 273


I read where the only ones worth buying are the DJ stye.  It's cheap enough to try other those.

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Originally Posted by veritas-truth View Post

I'm debating on buying these or the 6893 (the NC one with the mic) I asked about it in the Buying headphones seeking guidance thread; I figure some of you guys may be willing to help as well:

 

 


 


 


 

post #145 of 273
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

 

I bought these to tinker with, what I found after a few days and almost wearing out the screws:

 

Dampening on back walls did very little, but did soften the tone a bit.

Small cell foam inside worked wonders, removed most of the boom and turned it into punch (by far the best mod)

Removing the white tape was really bad, totally wrecked all bass response

Covering the back of the driver pulled the highs forward, IMO it was too much but some may like it

I didn't scratch the paper around the vent hole. They sounded great by the time I got to this part so didn't feel it was worth it.

 

Overall, with foam in them and dampening on the back walls the 839s changed profoundly. Enough to make me actually like and want to keep them, I was going to just give them to a basshead friend for him to use as beaters. Now I'm going to order some SRH840 pads and call them done. Awesome cans for $37 ($21+16 in pads) if you put in a little work.

 

 


Being a headphone novice could I ask how or what is the best way to install the small cell foam in the "cans"?   I have never done an mods to headphones but would like to try this one. I purchased these phones because they were cheap and had several good reviews.

 

Thanks!
 

 

post #146 of 273

I may not be the most experienced reviewer, but stay away from the noise cancelling version.  It looks and feels cheap and clamped with way too much force.  The sound was pretty poor overall with NC off, turning on the NC seemed to boost the volume, especially the bass.  I packed them back up 5 minutes later.

post #147 of 273

wow good review. I will most likely order them in the near future. 

post #148 of 273
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Originally Posted by jlong64 View Post



Being a headphone novice could I ask how or what is the best way to install the small cell foam in the "cans"?   I have never done an mods to headphones but would like to try this one. I purchased these phones because they were cheap and had several good reviews.

Thanks!

 

I cut out thin strips, ~1/2 cm thick, enough to line the bottom of the cup, and attached them inside with a little blue tack. You could also use a little hot glue, which will peel off if you want to undo this, but I had the tack on hand.
Edited by Magick Man - 1/19/12 at 11:41pm
post #149 of 273

Thanks for the review ~ I have two questions however. 1. Where can I get a braided cable just as one pictured in the very first photo? 2. Is it possible to change stock pads to something that goes around the ear to improve comfort of these cans? I have no idea what to get and where. If you have links or tutorials for cord + pads (cheaper is better), feedback is very welcome. Thanks in advance.

post #150 of 273

My thanks for the help instructions.

 

One more question if I may? When you say "bottom" of the cans, do you mean the actual bottom that hangs below the ear or what I call the "back" the part of the cup that backs the speaker? (showing real noob ness here) :)

 

Thanks for the help and patience.

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