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post #2476 of 3212

Finished  beyersmile.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- MCA low profile walnut cups

- Magnum X drivers

- Turbulent Labs saddle manta headband (custom - minimal padding)

- Self braided and made cable using 4 strands Toxic Cables 26awg OCC 7N w/ Viablue 3.5mm mini edition

 

Other mods:

- Taped bowls

- Sanded and polished stock gimbals


Edited by lawrywild - 3/2/13 at 5:39am
post #2477 of 3212

Really nice job! Love the low profile cups and the rod tips

post #2478 of 3212

Here's mine:)

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post #2479 of 3212
damn i thought i was special. only one here that can go magnums.....wait, we're talking about headphones. oppsy!
post #2480 of 3212
...and in honor of devouringone...

post #2481 of 3212
Been spending time with these this week. I see how they could be called bassy...I have had to turn off all the Jeteffect settings on my Cowon J3, and on my Clip+ with its FiiO E5 I had to turn the bass boost off. They definitely need a neutral-ish source, and they benefit from amplification.

I am loving hearing classic albums through them...Blonde on Blonde by Dylan, Music from the Big Pink by the Band, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders by Bowie...

Have yet to order other pads still.
post #2482 of 3212
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

Been spending time with these this week. I see how they could be called bassy...I have had to turn off all the Jeteffect settings on my Cowon J3, and on my Clip+ with its FiiO E5 I had to turn the bass boost off. They definitely need a neutral-ish source, and they benefit from amplification.

I am loving hearing classic albums through them...Blonde on Blonde by Dylan, Music from the Big Pink by the Band, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders by Bowie...

Have yet to order other pads still.

What pads do you have?

 

I personally remain confused by allegations that these are bassy. My particular V5's have bass levels similar to the SR60i w/ L-Cush pads, which really is the least bassy of the Grados. I suspect my Vibro Classic Cups may be the reason.

post #2483 of 3212
I am using the L-Cush...I have the drivers mounted using the same foam that Luke hands out with the Vibro cups, but as mentioned before, am using Cabillas mahoganies.

Perhaps it's the fact that Vibro cups are notched and not drilled for cabling? That has to do something, right?
post #2484 of 3212
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

Perhaps it's the fact that Vibro cups are notched and not drilled for cabling? That has to do something, right?

Yeah that's kinda what I'm suspecting.

post #2485 of 3212
Perfect! An excuse to find new cups smily_headphones1.gif...onward and upward in the name of science.
post #2486 of 3212

Finished my magnum build consisting of:

- Magnum v5/X drivers

- SR325is outer cups

- Wooden inner cups

- Onyx manta headband

- Grado 8-conductor cable with Neutrik NP3X-B 1/4'' plug

- Stock Grado gimbals

 

 

 

 

 

post #2487 of 3212
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Originally Posted by 32y0 View Post

Finished my magnum build consisting of:
- Magnum v5/X drivers
- SR325is outer cups
- Wooden inner cups
- Onyx manta headband
- Grado 8-conductor cable with Neutrik NP3X-B 1/4'' plug
- Stock Grado gimbals















sound impressions?
post #2488 of 3212
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Originally Posted by hemipowered007 View Post


sound impressions?

 

I haven't listened that much, but so far I really like them. Pretty detailed, good bass quantity and quality. Nice complement to my HD650.

post #2489 of 3212

I've just completed my magnums - V5 and vibro cups from turbulent labs. I'm incredibly impressed with the sound, especially as my previous drivers were MS1is. However I noticed when first listening a rattle in the right driver which now seems to have stopped after around 10hrs of use. Is this normal? I'm familiar with the Grado rattle but this has only happened to me before after years of use.

post #2490 of 3212
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Originally Posted by 32y0 View Post

Finished my magnum build consisting of:
- Magnum v5/X drivers
- SR325is outer cups
- Wooden inner cups
- Onyx manta headband
- Grado 8-conductor cable with Neutrik NP3X-B 1/4'' plug
- Stock

Just curious, where did you get the wooden inner sleeves?
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