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So how you like Scotch tape? :)


I haven't done it yet, I've had a crazy couple of weeks at work, which given the MASSIVE time investment in said mod is a pretty piss-poor excuse, but I will try it.

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The drivers are doped differently as you move up the line-up. And no amount of moding can yield a magnum.

 

Some of the drivers literally have "audiophile oil".. I mean destressing applied to them to make them sound better. Sounds stupid but hey, the upper end cans do sound better.

 

Can't hate a company for making money if you like their stuff.

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Is there a thread where those with woodies show pictures of their work?
 


Not really, most have their own sites you can find by googling.

Martin Custom Audio

Headphone Lounge

Headphile

are three good places to start, there is a thread of makers, but those three are about the only reliable ones still around.

not forgetting Vibro labs, think their the best of the bunch. Got my classics on the way
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Some of the drivers literally have "audiophile oil".. I mean destressing applied to them to make them sound better. Sounds stupid but hey, the upper end cans do sound better.

 

Can't hate a company for making money if you like their stuff.

 

I'm willing to pay big big bucks for a few drops of some audiophile oil.

 

If anyone has some shoot me a PM. 

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kidding?

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I'm willing to pay big big bucks for a few drops of some audiophile oil.

 

If anyone has some shoot me a PM. 

 

I think you're going about your upgrades in the wrong order.  If anything, buy some cable isolators so your headphone cable doesn't have to rest on the table-top surface when using the headphones.  This will ensure any energy from the table-top will not interfere with the cable signal.  Also, one has to consider the purchase of "magic stones" to keep on top of their source player.  Once you've implemented those two "essential" upgrades, then the audiophile oil should be considered.  I've found the synthetic variety to last the longest and keep the drivers in great shape.  biggrin.gif

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not forgetting Vibro labs, think their the best of the bunch. Got my classics on the way

 

They're one and the same as Headphone Lounge. We brought them onboard as part of our group of dudes doing audio stuff.

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They're one and the same as Headphone Lounge. We brought them onboard as part of our group of dudes doing audio stuff.

 

Yep, Headphone Lounge has been very kind to host me, but I also have my own dedicated site!

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Reading this thread has reignited an idea i had to mod my HF1s back in the day, which seemed pointless after i got my RS1s, but might be interesting to do with magnums, the only thing is, where does one acquire a set of drivers?  The symphones website seems rather out of date...

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Originally Posted by 7keys View Post

I'm willing to pay big big bucks for a few drops of some audiophile oil.

 

If anyone has some shoot me a PM. 

 

I think you're going about your upgrades in the wrong order.  If anything, buy some cable isolators so your headphone cable doesn't have to rest on the table-top surface when using the headphones.  This will ensure any energy from the table-top will not interfere with the cable signal.  Also, one has to consider the purchase of "magic stones" to keep on top of their source player.  Once you've implemented those two "essential" upgrades, then the audiophile oil should be considered.  I've found the synthetic variety to last the longest and keep the drivers in great shape.  biggrin.gif


All these upgrades are all well and good. Hope all your source music are top notch, otherwise it's money spent and nothing gained.
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Thanks for all the offers for audiophile oil, who knew it would be so expensive.

 

 

 

On a more serious note, the paint came off one of the magnum drivers, do you think it's a problem?

 

700

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where does one acquire a set of drivers?  The symphones website seems rather out of date...

 

 

I bought mine off the symphones website a little over a month ago, just shoot them an email.

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If anyone happens to have a spare set of Magnum drivers, I'm interested in acquiring them.  I'm ideally, looking at a build using some of the new cups from HeadphoneLounge.  As with my previous contributions to this thread, I'd provide a detailed post (or posts) regarding the creation of a beautiful set of Magnums as well as a great performing pair of headphones.

 

Thank you,

post #1739 of 3250
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I bought mine off the symphones website a little over a month ago, just shoot them an email.

Ah, good stuff, thanks.

post #1740 of 3250
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Thanks for all the offers for audiophile oil, who knew it would be so expensive.

 

 

 

On a more serious note, the paint came off one of the magnum drivers, do you think it's a problem?

 

700

I can sell you some audiophile paint, it's not cheap but it does wonders in taming upgradeitis (just by depleting your wallet).evil_smiley.gif

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