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post #331 of 580
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Ahaha. I'm very happy now. My SA5000's makes my EX1000 sounds congested and fuzzy in comparison. I think I've got the right formula! There's nothing I would change now, except if I could get more sub-bass - but as suggested, I don't think there is anyway I can do that without EQ. I don't mind though, I'm really happy, and really enjoying them. Now, to wait until a meet where I can bring them and get some second opinions!

Am I qualified to join this thread if I only own a sa3k? XP
post #332 of 580
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Ahaha. I'm very happy now. My SA5000's makes my EX1000 sounds congested and fuzzy in comparison. I think I've got the right formula! There's nothing I would change now, except if I could get more sub-bass - but as suggested, I don't think there is anyway I can do that without EQ. I don't mind though, I'm really happy, and really enjoying them. Now, to wait until a meet where I can bring them and get some second opinions!

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Just make sure the second opinions you get agree with you, or you'll have to start all over! tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

Am I qualified to join this thread if I only own a sa3k? XP

Sure why not? There were a few people back on the first few pages with SA3000 joining in. They're very similar from my understanding (never heard the SA3000).
post #333 of 580

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a_rec, I wonder why can't you do a neat job with that... To me, the high frequencies seem to have gotten tamed down a bit, but it still extends nicely. It might also be placebo because of reading through the Anax mods and discovering similar designs even in my Denon and a lot of other cans. It makes much more sense to me in terms of modding, because I really think they have first designed the SA5000, and then scaled the fine product down to the SA3000 and then the SA1000. I have to admit I am doing these mods to keep my SA3k away from possible design flaws.

 

I have also dampened the inner chamber, but I don't have the time to open the cups up again today. After stuffing it with the sound deadener, they are very difficult to open. Overall impact on high frequencies are similar to the above, but the real treat lies in the bass response. Either the stuffing the chamber or applying a ring of deadener onto the driver, or both, together have given them a very very tight bass response. It is no more a loose, weightless bass. It is tight and quick, like a rubber band being loose and then now stretched. Lightning fast together with the other frequencies, awesome bass.

 

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For the pads, I just kept them stock. I need to find more time for it, but the time I've got new pads on, I've already forgotten how the old pads sound like. I do have Denon pads and I have tried them, but I cannot tell a lot of differences straight away. Might report back next time when I have a whole day mastering my pad changing (oh eww).

 

Rather, I have 'phatpad'd them with some hollow tubing. The increased volume of air inside the cup gave me a wider soundstage and maybe more bass presence. I am not sure is that due to the increased volume of air, or the distance between my ears and the driver actually.

post #334 of 580
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

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a_rec, I wonder why can't you do a neat job with that... To me, the high frequencies seem to have gotten tamed down a bit, but it still extends nicely. It might also be placebo because of reading through the Anax mods and discovering similar designs even in my Denon and a lot of other cans. It makes much more sense to me in terms of modding, because I really think they have first designed the SA5000, and then scaled the fine product down to the SA3000 and then the SA1000. I have to admit I am doing these mods to keep my SA3k away from possible design flaws.

 

I have also dampened the inner chamber, but I don't have the time to open the cups up again today. After stuffing it with the sound deadener, they are very difficult to open. Overall impact on high frequencies are similar to the above, but the real treat lies in the bass response. Either the stuffing the chamber or applying a ring of deadener onto the driver, or both, together have given them a very very tight bass response. It is no more a loose, weightless bass. It is tight and quick, like a rubber band being loose and then now stretched. Lightning fast together with the other frequencies, awesome bass.

 

IMG_2095.JPG

For the pads, I just kept them stock. I need to find more time for it, but the time I've got new pads on, I've already forgotten how the old pads sound like. I do have Denon pads and I have tried them, but I cannot tell a lot of differences straight away. Might report back next time when I have a whole day mastering my pad changing (oh eww).

 

Rather, I have 'phatpad'd them with some hollow tubing. The increased volume of air inside the cup gave me a wider soundstage and maybe more bass presence. I am not sure is that due to the increased volume of air, or the distance between my ears and the driver actually.

 

 

Nice work! As I said though, I was trying to cover additional exposed area on the top of the baffle, not just on the inner opening, so that is why I arrived at the weird starfish shape.

 

I think the most observable improvement was in the low frequencies with additional mass damping applied, so its nice to see you found that too.


Edited by a_recording - 5/13/12 at 12:50am
post #335 of 580
So by further dampening the baffle, I get even tighter bass, or more bass? Sounds tempting.
post #336 of 580

Sorry, that last post was a little unclear. I actually meant two different sentences, ie agreeing with you about the mass damping improving bass and also answering your question about why I couldn't make it neater. No I don't think the additional area I covered improved the bass, but it did seemingly decrease some high frequency ringing.


Edited by a_recording - 5/13/12 at 12:50am
post #337 of 580

good thing or bad thing - in your opinion

post #338 of 580
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

good thing or bad thing - in your opinion

 

Good thing! :3

post #339 of 580

Do you think is it worth to get them for $500 MINT condition?Or maybe i can get them for less?


Edited by airkitoy - 8/15/12 at 10:56pm
post #340 of 580
Which? SA3000 or SA5000?
post #341 of 580
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Originally Posted by airkitoy View Post

Do you think is it worth to get them for $200 MINT condition?Or maybe i can get them for less?

 

If you can get the SA5000 for $200 MINT, don't do it, let me know where you can get them, and then I will get them for you.

 

Haha, just kidding. Seriously, that is a good offer! Is there more than one pair?

post #342 of 580

Got mine for $240.  I feel cheated.  >.<

post #343 of 580
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Originally Posted by airkitoy View Post

Do you think is it worth to get them for $200 MINT condition?Or maybe i can get them for less?

 

Let me know too, then you can take my SA3000 !!! That's a very very good price for the SA5k!!! If that's the 3k, well not too good...

post #344 of 580

*This is the part where airkitoy goes quiet because he realises he is sitting on a gold mine of SA5000's.*

post #345 of 580

Its SA5000, I just picked them up from local warehouse sale.Any possible to fake this headphones?They comes with everything with very nice like shoe box with headphone stand.

 

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