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post #4486 of 5656

Too sad that we had to pay 400$ to get these and yet  make it more Ugly to get the expected performance...  My friend was Laughing last Saturday when he saw mine with lots of tape.. lol.. tongue.gif I wonder why is that sennheiser loves the Bass Centric Sig? where more of audiophiles lean towards the Mid's & high's.. Does German's Love Clubbing this much?? lol biggrin.gif

post #4487 of 5656
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Originally Posted by 3ternalDr4gon View Post

Are these much better than the CKS1000's and the IE8's?

Yes they are...

post #4488 of 5656
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Originally Posted by Sylaw View Post

Too sad that we had to pay 400$ to get these and yet  make it more Ugly to get the expected performance...  My friend was Laughing last Saturday when he saw mine with lots of tape.. lol.. tongue.gif I wonder why is that sennheiser loves the Bass Centric Sig? where more of audiophiles lean towards the Mid's & high's.. Does German's Love Clubbing this much?? lol biggrin.gif


They are probably trying to appeal to the broader market (diarrhea-sound best) :P.


Edited by lee730 - 5/6/13 at 2:49am
post #4489 of 5656

Idk wtf is going on but I saw a pair of these on sale for $60 and snap bought them. About to try out that tape mod. Shipping is ganna take over a month though.


Edited by 3ternalDr4gon - 5/6/13 at 3:33am
post #4490 of 5656

I just bought fakes probably. Yay

post #4491 of 5656

At that price you shouldn't be surprised.

post #4492 of 5656

$60 is probably the cost of the cable including postage, so yeh.... 

post #4493 of 5656
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Originally Posted by 3ternalDr4gon View Post

I just bought fakes probably. Yay

 

 

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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

At that price you shouldn't be surprised.

You shouldn't worry about the tape mod then.. biggrin.gif

post #4494 of 5656
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They are probably trying to appeal to the broader market (diarrhea-sound best) :P.

Which was a mistake, since the general consumer doesn't buy £200 IEMs. At least, not without a little "b" on the side.

post #4495 of 5656

I know the tape mod works well but there is a down side. As I put the IE80s into my ears I push on the outer casing where the tape is and it eventually moves. I'm only using Scotch Tape (cheap Aussie brand) so rather than dampening vibration I'm just blocking off the tuning port. Eventually the tape has to be replaced and it's not an easy task. It requires much use of scissors, part of the tape doesn't stick down properly and there are the occasional little bubbles.

 

So...has any one got any tips as tthe most efficient and effective way of apply this excellent mod.
 

post #4496 of 5656
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Originally Posted by holden4th View Post

I know the tape mod works well but there is a down side. As I put the IE80s into my ears I push on the outer casing where the tape is and it eventually moves. I'm only using Scotch Tape (cheap Aussie brand) so rather than dampening vibration I'm just blocking off the tuning port. Eventually the tape has to be replaced and it's not an easy task. It requires much use of scissors, part of the tape doesn't stick down properly and there are the occasional little bubbles.

 

So...has any one got any tips as tthe most efficient and effective way of apply this excellent mod.
 

  • Use some cheap clear tape or a screen protector sheet.
  • Stick it on so it covers the entire flat side of the housing.
  • Trim to a square.
  • Use a razor blade or craft knife to carefully trim the tape using the small gap between the plastic of the housing and the aluminium faceplate as a guide. Don't press down, just let the knife score the tape until it peels apart.
post #4497 of 5656
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

  • Use some cheap clear tape or a screen protector sheet.
  • Stick it on so it covers the entire flat side of the housing.
  • Trim to a square.
  • Use a razor blade or craft knife to carefully trim the tape using the small gap between the plastic of the housing and the aluminium faceplate as a guide. Don't press down, just let the knife score the tape until it peels apart.

This is exactly what i do... +1 .. if you do it right , you dont need to apply tape any time soon.. if air bubbles trap only the tape will wear of. and if you do it right No one will ever see the tape. today i did a clean job on mine.. too bad still i didnt got my cam.. soon ill post mine


Edited by Sylaw - 5/7/13 at 5:54am
post #4498 of 5656
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Originally Posted by holden4th View Post

I know the tape mod works well but there is a down side. As I put the IE80s into my ears I push on the outer casing where the tape is and it eventually moves. I'm only using Scotch Tape (cheap Aussie brand) so rather than dampening vibration I'm just blocking off the tuning port. Eventually the tape has to be replaced and it's not an easy task. It requires much use of scissors, part of the tape doesn't stick down properly and there are the occasional little bubbles.

 

So...has any one got any tips as tthe most efficient and effective way of apply this excellent mod.
 

If your using water tapes, move to solid gum tapes they work fine, and wont slip away

post #4499 of 5656
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Originally Posted by holden4th View Post

I know the tape mod works well but there is a down side. As I put the IE80s into my ears I push on the outer casing where the tape is and it eventually moves. I'm only using Scotch Tape (cheap Aussie brand) so rather than dampening vibration I'm just blocking off the tuning port. Eventually the tape has to be replaced and it's not an easy task. It requires much use of scissors, part of the tape doesn't stick down properly and there are the occasional little bubbles.

 

So...has any one got any tips as tthe most efficient and effective way of apply this excellent mod.
 


I know that Russian guy (forgot his name lol) used electrical tape to do the mod. That may stay in place even better. I think he name was Alex.

post #4500 of 5656

I have had my pair for about three weeks now. Was going to buy them at the London Head-Fi meet, but couldn't wait. bigsmile_face.gif

Must say that I am loving them as an upgrade from my MTP Golds which got lost somehow mad.gif. But kinda glad as they pushed me to upgrade.

I am testing an Astell&Kern AK100, and they sound great with it. If only the unit wasn't so dam expensive and didn't have such a poor interface I would consider buying one. 

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