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Originally Posted by Ashade View Post

Mostly agree with your opinion although I really love the sound and use them a lot. I would just point out that the clamping force evolves to something reasonable and that while the stock pads are very sweaty you can switch them with velours to get a really comfortable headphone that you can listen for hours none stop.

 

Where to get the velours fitting to these cans? 

post #1577 of 1654
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Where to get the velours fitting to these cans? 

I'll tell you as soon as I get home but the mod is described here on some these threads or its variants. They are coming from some Shures but I don't remember the exact model right now.

EDIT:

Shure SRH940 velour pads

http://www.amazon.com/Shure-HPAEC940-Replacement-Velour-Headphones/dp/B005OM06RG
Edited by Ashade - 7/30/13 at 10:37am
post #1578 of 1654

Here is mine review, Brainwavz HM5 and NuForce MMP. For Polish speaking only, however there are detailed photos as well, if you wish to see, feel welcome:

 

http://twojepc.pl/artykuly.php?id=test-Brainwavz-HM5-NuForce-MMP&jedna_strona=1

post #1579 of 1654

Hi guys,  i'm really interested in this headphones but I'm not sure if they are better than the HD 518 , can anybody help me decide which one should i get? I always read the threads here in headfi but recently I decided to join and create and account.

 

Hope you can help me guys!

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Hi guys,  i'm really interested in this headphones but I'm not sure if they are better than the HD 518 , can anybody help me decide which one should i get? I always read the threads here in headfi but recently I decided to join and create and account.

Hope you can help me guys!

I didn't listen to the 518 but, aren't those opened back? You should not compare open vs close back.

What are you gonna be using them for?
post #1581 of 1654

Thanks for your reply, I'll use them for music primarily, i like to listen many kinds of music, not only one in particular. It's my first jump from my old HD 201, so I'm not sure which should I get. I'm expecting a notorious improvement, that's my main concern. Unfortunately I can only spend up to 140 bucks...  =(


Edited by Siegfried2d - 8/29/13 at 1:53pm
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My question is... Is isolation a problem? Are you gonna be using them outside home? Or primarily on your room alone.

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No, not a problem at all. I'll use them in my room alone. I have a FiiO E07K amp. The HM5 and the HD 518 were my 2 main options but I'm open to suggestions.

 

Ironically I spent more money in my amp than my headphones (HD 201)...lol,   however i do notice a HUGE improvement in sound with the amp and I think it's time to get better headphones.


Edited by Siegfried2d - 8/29/13 at 2:01pm
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Then I would recommend open back to be honest. I never heard that family of headphones but I don´t think these ones are gonna be better than the sennheiser open back. Read more about them though.

 

To be honest, if you don´t care buying used and having already the Fiio I would say try to go for the AKG Q701/K702 if you can find them cheap. Another option are the Audio Technica AD700X or AD900X (as well used). I bought mine used for 150$ and they are by far my best headphones. Pretty neutral as well. It´s is true that is better if you have a better amp, but I think you can add that later on. Let me know how your research progresses. 

 

EDIT: If these are gonna be your only pair of headphones and you might take them out of your house, then do not doubt it and go with the Jaycar (brainwavz variants).


Edited by Ashade - 8/29/13 at 2:20pm
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I thought somebody would appreciate this picture... :)

 

 

Although the set up is intended more for the AKG Q701... I finished assembling the O2 yesterday and had to show off a little bit. :)

 

And here goes the mod as well. I used other material instead of dynamat. The results are supposed to be very similar and I liked the improvement indeed.

 


Edited by Ashade - 8/29/13 at 2:29pm
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I also use FiiO E07K with my headphones - modded HD555 and K702. I've never heard HD518, however I'd be careful with the cheaper Sennheisers, I remember HD515 were poorly made and the sound was anything but good. The same with HD419, awfull phones. 

Mabe 518 are better, hut still it's a low entry cans. I'd recommend something else: HD558 are decent phones for its price. 

For me HM5 are unconfortable as hell, the sound is nice, but I've heard better for this price. 

Think about Audio-Technica ATH AD 700, quite nice cans. 

But I love my HD555, today I'd take 558 for sure. 

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Originally Posted by Ashade View Post

I thought somebody would appreciate this picture... :)

 

 

Although the set up is intended more for the AKG Q701... I finished assembling the O2 yesterday and had to show off a little bit. :)

 

And here goes the mod as well. I used other material instead of dynamat. The results are supposed to be very similar and I liked the improvement indeed.

 

You didn't do the "pillow" mod , I think you should do It it make HM5 little more detail , the vent mod is good too if you find the bass bloat like me . I'm very happy with the HM5 after I mod It through a little heavier

post #1588 of 1654
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You didn't do the "pillow" mod , I think you should do It it make HM5 little more detail , the vent mod is good too if you find the bass bloat like me . I'm very happy with the HM5 after I mod It through a little heavier

I did it! It's just not in that picture. If I had included the material in that picture the Dynamat mod wouldn't be visible. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Ashade - 8/30/13 at 10:14am
post #1589 of 1654

I have a friend looking at these. I'm just wondering; I know they're completely different. but how do these compare to DT 880 600 ohms in being neutral?

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