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post #16 of 45

Hey, just got a set of 1100s recently as well! Just tried this mod, but couldn't say I can hear any difference either.. =/

I'm using two layers of masking tape and definitely got a tight seal over both ports..  maybe we need to use some thicker electrical tape or something?

 

Would be good if I could make this work, they are a *little* too bassy for my liking at the moment!

post #17 of 45

Burn in definitely helped with the bass, I think the bass is perfect where it is now, and I've been listening to them heavily for a couple weeks now.

post #18 of 45

Just tried with two layers of electrical tape instead of masking tape - definitely a difference this time, and I like it!

Thanks for the info, Nugwin.. I've had mine for exactly a week and been using them pretty heavily as well. They're definitely better than they were out of the box, so no doubt they'll still improve a bit more more. Might even end up taking the tape back off :)

 

Edit - up to three layers of electrical tape, sounds perfect to me now! The difference between two and three layers could just be placebo, don't know how much difference it would make.. but I don't really care, this is how I'm leaving them for now!

 

Second edit - just a quick cameraphone shot to help out with the pictures, it's really simple:

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To remove the pad, just pull on the leathery cushion part, and it pops right out - there are clips along the edges that hold it in. To replace, you pretty much just push it back on so that it clips back in!

 

 


Edited by Dom252 - 2/17/12 at 2:38pm
post #19 of 45

I found also if you amp them properly (even though they're pretty easy to drive) the bass will tighten up.

post #20 of 45

Very interesting mod! I'd like to try it as I really need to bring the mids of this baby forward. However, I'm afraid I'll break the phones if I remove the pads. Can someone provide a more extensive explanation about how it's done?

 

Thanks in advance!

post #21 of 45
Thread Starter 

'Tis I, the OP.  Ye be not afraid to remove the pads, the backing on them is foam not plastic.  No harm will come of them.  All one need do is pull at them from the inside.

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Originally Posted by horizon21 View Post

Very interesting mod! I'd like to try it as I really need to bring the mids of this baby forward. However, I'm afraid I'll break the phones if I remove the pads. Can someone provide a more extensive explanation about how it's done?

 

Thanks in advance!

post #22 of 45

Thanks for the quick response! That definitely did the trick. All that is left now is to buy some masking tape.

post #23 of 45
Thread Starter 

Yeah, I also highly recommend you use masking tape as it doesn't tend to resonate and is rather heavy.

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Thanks for the quick response! That definitely did the trick. All that is left now is to buy some masking tape.

post #24 of 45

Fate must be kidding me :( On my way back from the store with masking tape in hand, I noticed the infamous problem of the 1100 - a cracked fork T_T The 1100 is 2 days old! 2 days!

I just packed the headphones to ship them back. Why, Denon, why did you not make those from metal....

 

I guess I will not have the chance to try that mod after all. Sigh.


Edited by horizon21 - 5/11/12 at 8:24am
post #25 of 45
Thread Starter 

Most forks on most headphones are plastic.  I mean, for a $200 headphone, you would expect more, but I don't think this is really Denon's fault :P

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Originally Posted by horizon21 View Post

Fate must be kidding me :( On my way back from the store with masking tape in hand, I noticed the infamous problem of the 1100 - a cracked fork T_T The 1100 is 2 days old! 2 days!

I just packed the headphones to ship them back. Why, Denon, why did you not make those from metal....

 

I guess I will not have the chance to try that mod after all. Sigh.

post #26 of 45
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Originally Posted by linuxid10t View Post

Most forks on most headphones are plastic.  I mean, for a $200 headphone, you would expect more, but I don't think this is really Denon's fault :P

Well, I believe that the Denon AH-D1001/1000's forks are made of metal. That's a huge let-down on denon's side. If they costed me ~50 bucks - whatever but at their RRP the build quality is ridiculous.

post #27 of 45
Thread Starter 

I disagree with you there.  BESIDES the forks, the rest of the headphones are extremely well built.  The cups are aluminum (covered in plastic.)  The headband itself is metal and it has some of the best pleather I have ever seen on a headphone or otherwise.

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Originally Posted by horizon21 View Post

Well, I believe that the Denon AH-D1001/1000's forks are made of metal. That's a huge let-down on denon's side. If they costed me ~50 bucks - whatever but at their RRP the build quality is ridiculous.

post #28 of 45

A chain is as strong as its weakest link. I agree with the above statement, but one cannot use the aluminium cups without proper forks to hold them :)

 

P.S. I also experienced some creaking of the plastic headband when I move my head but that is negligible for me.


Edited by horizon21 - 5/12/12 at 12:10pm
post #29 of 45

Does anyone know if there are "improved" cups for the AH-D1100, like wooded ear cups?

Or at least something better then the stock cups.

post #30 of 45
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

Does anyone know if there are "improved" cups for the AH-D1100, like wooded ear cups?

Or at least something better then the stock cups.


Yeah they put them on the A100

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