I would not advise using leather earpads on their GradoMagnums. Your bass response will be all over the place. Sadly, (p)leather pads on GradoMagnums simply do not work.
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Grado modders go Magnum - Page 203post #3031 of 324711/14/13 at 10:44amThread Starter
Gear mentioned in this thread:post #3032 of 324711/14/13 at 2:12pmQuote:Originally Posted by wje
The velour that I have doesn't stretch as much as the cheaper velour that is sold in standard fabric shops. That version of velour is designed more for clothing and requires a lighter weight an more flexibilty. However, that variation is made from a knit fabric. When you cut out the pieces and attempt to sew them together, the knit backing tends to shred quite a bit of the strings that hold it all together. This is why I chose to move towards the upholstery grade version. It is denser, but doesn't shed nearly to the degree of the lighter weight material.
But, your thought is a great one. Since the use of the spray adhesive would be used, then the lighter velour would have more flexibilty and since one would not be stitching it, then it would stay together relatively well.
I did get 4 pair of the Sennheiser 414 pads yesterday. I'll get the reverse quarter mod performed and check into applying some of my velour to the pads in the next 3-4 days. I have the L-Cush pads, but not any spares to sacrifice at this point.
Full of good ideas, I am ;)post #3033 of 324711/16/13 at 6:45amSo in the quest for alternate drivers, do you think these are acceptable stats?
Frequency Range 250Hz ~ 20kHz
Impedance 8 Ohm
Sound Pressure Level 110dB
Power - Rated 0.1W
Power - Max 0.2W
Size / Dimension 40.00mm Diapost #3034 of 324711/16/13 at 6:58ampost #3035 of 324711/16/13 at 7:28ampost #3036 of 324711/16/13 at 10:19amQuote:
Hi, It seems a bit light on the bass end. If this driver were used for other purposes (non-music) it would be a good product. For headphones, not so much. It could go lower with the bass response than the stated level, but it's hard to tell how it might present itself. Possible distortion? Etc.post #3037 of 324711/16/13 at 11:10amI don't even pretend to know how to interpret the charts, but what I've been reading is that 20-20 is ideal for frequency response in a driver. That's the same response as a sr60i but here at 8ohm as opposed to 32ohm loading. Not the easiest thing to grasppost #3038 of 324711/16/13 at 12:37pmQuote:
No, I understand. The 20 Hz to 20 kHz is just the range that the driver is capable of. The music we listen to can be a big factor, too. If it's bassy music, it could easily reach down to the 40 - 60 Hz, if not a bit below. Higher frequencies - certain instruments could push the driver into the upper frequency ranges. Then again, we also have to take other factors into consideration, too. If our own hearing has limitations and we can't hear above 12 kHz, then we'll never use that capability of the driver.
If you go into a discount store and look at the packages of ear buds, you'll see almost all of the ear buds in the $10 - $20 range indicate a 20 Hz - 20 kHz response rate. Personally, such marketing numbers in that case are full of fluff. The graphs and frequency ranges are good tools. But, we also have to understand the other conditions, too.post #3039 of 324711/16/13 at 4:28pmpost #3040 of 324711/16/13 at 6:28pm
Sweetness. I see his woodworking guy is still doing beautiful work.post #3041 of 324711/16/13 at 7:12pm
Indeed...these were slightly different this time around...
1. No ridge for the drivers to sit against inside the cup (easily remedied with a thin strip of foam tape).
2. The holes for the headband gimbals go all the way through the walls, they aren't just indents.
3. The last pair needed foam strips around the edge of the drivers to seat them firmly, this pair fit absolutely perfectly, no need for any foam.
Still gorgeous workmanship.post #3042 of 324711/16/13 at 9:09pmpost #3043 of 324711/17/13 at 5:43am
...am rather excited, this is my first pair of "press-fit" woodies. All of my others have been foam-mounts. Funds are a little tight at the moment but I don't want to skimp on this build, so they are probably going to be heading up to Ted (AKA Headphonelounge) for a nice copper cable and if I can sell off a little more vinyl on eBay, they will be getting a Turbulent Labs headband as well.post #3044 of 324711/17/13 at 10:54amQuote:Originally Posted by fleasbaby
...am rather excited, this is my first pair of "press-fit" woodies. All of my others have been foam-mounts. Funds are a little tight at the moment but I don't want to skimp on this build, so they are probably going to be heading up to Ted (AKA Headphonelounge) for a nice copper cable and if I can sell off a little more vinyl on eBay, they will be getting a Turbulent Labs headband as well.
What measurement did he use for the press fit if I may ask? Can you get a caliper on that? Thankspost #3045 of 324711/17/13 at 11:47am
Hmmmm, no calipers unfortunately, but Jin at Turbulent kindly gave me the dimensions on the Magnum X drivers, which is what I am using here. 4.5 cm across, and 9 mm deep.
Fits in these cups like a glove. Unbelievable actually.
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