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post #31 of 48

Covered the thin rubber with a layer of adhesive back felt:

 

 

I don't think it looks bad at all. It looks better in person too.

post #32 of 48

Looks simple yet effective! I suppose it depends on the shape of your head whether the headband is uncomfortable or not, and whether you have hair (which I don't :) )...

post #33 of 48
Thread Starter 

It's excellent to see people still using this thread, so show us how your mod came out Ashade! :)

post #34 of 48
I didn't finish it yet... frown.gif But as soon as I finish it, it will be posted here! I promise!
post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by tracylynn MkII View Post
 

It's excellent to see people still using this thread, so show us how your mod came out Ashade! :)

 

You stir me up and... I answer... ;)

 

Here you have an aperitif:

 

 

 

 


Edited by Ashade - 10/11/13 at 12:30am
post #36 of 48

Was it easy? NO. I even broke a niddle! A real pain in the ass, pardon my french, but I think it was worth it. I messed up the bottom a little, but it doesn´t look that bad after all.

 

 

 


Edited by Ashade - 10/11/13 at 12:34am
post #37 of 48

Good job!!  I love the green thread you used! 

post #38 of 48
Thank you man! But I gotta say I actually decided to remove the bumps because I saw your great job first, so I owe you the primal idea.

In fact, I started sewing, and I forgot you were skipping one of the points each time. When I realized it, I was already very advanced, so I modified the pattern...

I'll take a picture of the thread I used. Again, thank you very much for your great original idea!
post #39 of 48

Hi There,

 I returned my 702 in the end I am currently looking at the 65th Anniversary mainly because of the headband.

Do they sound the same? as I liked the 702 for music production.

 are they worth the extra or should I go for something else 

post #40 of 48
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Originally Posted by greggreynolds View Post

Hi There,
 I returned my 702 in the end I am currently looking at the 65th Anniversary mainly because of the headband.
Do they sound the same? as I liked the 702 for music production.
 are they worth the extra or should I go for something else 

They do sound different and regarding the price difference... there's a lot of controversy. I did all the possible mods out there to my Q's and I'm very happy. You should read more about the differences between the x7xx series and decide by yourself.
post #41 of 48

It was really just the headband I couldn't cope with.

do you think that it is a pressure issue? with how the elastic mechanism works on the head or do you thin will this cure the problem?

post #42 of 48
It's the bumps what produces the pain. If you remove them everything is solved. I've done it in two Q's already and the difference is huge. I don't think the difference between a modded band and a flat band in a K712 is that big. Mine's have more cushion as well which I suppose helps better to comfort.
post #43 of 48

This has to be the easiest, cheapest, most easily replaceable solution to the K702 headband.  Bonus comfort if you cut off the bumps.

 

[img]http://i.imgur.com/PDddaEw.jpg[/img]

 

3 layers of paper towels.  Makes them just about as comfortable to the Philips X1.

post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by sweets3450 View Post
 

This has to be the easiest, cheapest, most easily replaceable solution to the K702 headband.  Bonus comfort if you cut off the bumps.

 

[img]http://i.imgur.com/PDddaEw.jpg[/img]

 

3 layers of paper towels.  Makes them just about as comfortable to the Philips X1.

 

LOL. I tried that as well but, when the paper starts rotting and smelling bad, you will prefer something a little bit more durable. Look at this nice job:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/582276/q701-appreciation-thread/5070#post_10107106

 

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Originally Posted by btarb24 View Post
 

I posted elsewhere on the forum just before this, but i figured i'd share here too.

 

$12 piece of leather from amazon

$4 for E6000 glue from michaels

1 pair of socks cut up and sewn together on the edges

razer blade to cut off bumps and trim excess leather

 

 

 
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