Originally Posted by chicolom
2) The impressions sound too exaggerated, sound "too good to be true". More bass AND soundstage, simultaneously? More spaced out soundstage AND fuller sounding mids? These things are usually contradictory. I'm not saying the descriptions of it are NOT true, I'm just saying they seem suspicious. Sounds a little exaggerated, hyped, FOTM-y, etc.
Also, I'm also seeing some inconsistent descriptions. Some people are saying mid-bass is increased while others are saying it's reduced. Some people are saying sub-bass is increased while others say no change there. Some are saying the mids are fuller while others are saying they're more recessed. You get the idea. Seems a little fishy.
I'm hesitant to try it on my K712s for obvious reasons, but I'm comfortable enough going in there and messing with things that I may fool around with it if I get curious. It's a simple enough mod and my K712s aren't going anywhere.
Definitely too good to be true! Totally agree with that. More bass, fuller mids AND a better soundstage makes no sense to me either. Usually when a headphone gets warmer it's just darker and more muffled.
This is what I don't get...why is it that the mids got a little fuller yet there everything sounds clearer? I've only experienced this once when modding the DJ100. At one point the mids are just so crystal clearer and not due to extra treble. I really wonder what causes this weirdness.
I can assure you that to my ears there is no recessed mids. If I heard this at all the mod would be reversed immediately! The differences in soundstage may give some this impression. For me good mids are a priority.
Then what's weird too is that the mids are full but not any more forward. They're about the same but slightly thicker sounding. Probably not like the HD-650 but I haven't A/Bed them yet.
NOTE: I removed the foam felt from behind the grill and the soundstage isn't as spacious sounding (with the MOD ONLY!). Pretty close but now it's closer to how it was before. Why? It allows the bass to increase even further.
The largest boost in very low-bass came when I removed the grill totally to test things (modded). This allows the most air to get inside. Right now I prefer it all with no foam.
You really just have to try it. Trust me, the rest of the signature doesn't really change! Normally more bass would ruin the rest of the signature but that doesn't seem to be the case at all. No loss of treble or upper mids.
BTW I definitely want to type this mod as much as possible! It's that good!
If you do test it, Q701 pads might be best. It's possible there is too much bass for the K712 pads but I doubt it!
It definitely doesn't bloat the bass and it's still very very accurate. If bloated bass is IN a recording it definitely sounds that way now.