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post #1726 of 1738
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Originally Posted by Ashade View Post
 

The mod proposed here is so awesome!!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/615030/unleash-the-full-potential-of-your-brainwavz-hm5-or-fa-003-with-mods

 

I don´t know if I even like them better than the M-100 for home listening...

 

 

 

And a little bit of cotton... Wonderfull!!!

 

The soundstage goes several levels up!!

Sorry for bringing this up, i just got my HM5 and find it harsh at upper mid and sibilance sopran female vocal, tried velour pad but it doesn't help much. Is this mod will brings down the problems? also i kinda have a difficulty of getting the mod stuffs, can I substitute them with usual cotton, dense foam for side, and flannel cloth instead of felt?

 

thanks.


Edited by lesp4ul - 10/31/15 at 5:50am
post #1727 of 1738
Nevermind, i tried the mod like on the first post, here it goes:

Instead using dynamat i use acoustic mat as suggested by local car audio store, more less similar like dynamat with aluminum top.

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Fill with aquarium filter (dacron?)

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Covered the front driver with fiber felt

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I'm still hearing some sibilance with woman vocal, but i think the harsh part is gone (maybe). Any extra suggestion? I didn't replace cup felt with mat tho.

Credit to OP.

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post #1728 of 1738
Try removing the cups and keeping the pads on, and playing pink noise while you listen. Now hold your fingers over the black foam in the middle of the driver's backside. You're trying to seal the hole the foam is coming out of with your skin. Listen carefully to the high mids area. Notice how sealing this area kind of scoops out a bit of high mids? I think I'm going to try a mod based on this effect. Might help the 2.8-ish khz peak!

Edit: has anyone tried tearing the foam off the inside of the cup? I'm thinking of tearing it off, using it as a template for dynamat, line the rear with dynamat, and glue foam back over the dynamat. Thoughts?

re-edit: Just tried putting two felt pads into the rear cup so they press up against the rear of the driver, where the black foam is. Don't do that. Ever. Ugh!
Edited by MF Kitten - 12/30/15 at 6:06am
post #1729 of 1738

I'm interested in buying one - almost ordered one but once I check Amazon I backed out due to it's headband cracking issue.

 

Here my question to the owners of this Headphone, Anybody used regularly what is the MAX expected life before appearing Cracks on the Headphone Band.

 

At Amazon user claim it was 7 months if use regularly.

 

P.S: - I have a Big Head above my Shoulders....so Longevity is less for me ..Right ?

post #1730 of 1738
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Originally Posted by Ab10 View Post
 

I'm interested in buying one - almost ordered one but once I check Amazon I backed out due to it's headband cracking issue.

 

Here my question to the owners of this Headphone, Anybody used regularly what is the MAX expected life before appearing Cracks on the Headphone Band.

 

At Amazon user claim it was 7 months if use regularly.

 

P.S: - I have a Big Head above my Shoulders....so Longevity is less for me ..Right ?


Maybe get the 'clone' NVX 100...the headband is more flexible.

 

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/cat_m725_i736_nvx-over-ear-headphones.html

 

http://www.nvx.com/xpt100-studio-over-ear-headphones/

 

http://www.amazon.com/NVX-Over-Ear-Headphones-ComfortMax-Cushions/dp/B0093PVTPS


Edited by cdeviney - 1/25/16 at 9:14am
post #1731 of 1738

I've had my HM5 for well over a year now and have had no issues. I baby them, just like everything else I own though. I bring them to work most days to listen to on my lunch break. 

post #1732 of 1738
Hi all,
I was wondering if anyone can tell me if the hard case that comes with the HM5 (see picture) would fit the beyerdynamic dt770 or dt990.
Thanks!

post #1733 of 1738
Quote:
Originally Posted by MF Kitten View Post

Try removing the cups and keeping the pads on, and playing pink noise while you listen. Now hold your fingers over the black foam in the middle of the driver's backside. You're trying to seal the hole the foam is coming out of with your skin. Listen carefully to the high mids area. Notice how sealing this area kind of scoops out a bit of high mids? I think I'm going to try a mod based on this effect. Might help the 2.8-ish khz peak!

Edit: has anyone tried tearing the foam off the inside of the cup? I'm thinking of tearing it off, using it as a template for dynamat, line the rear with dynamat, and glue foam back over the dynamat. Thoughts?

re-edit: Just tried putting two felt pads into the rear cup so they press up against the rear of the driver, where the black foam is. Don't do that. Ever. Ugh!

Whoaa, good I decided not to remove that rear felt, but my HM5 seems to sound better after burned it again with pink noise. maybe...

post #1734 of 1738


My headband recently had started cracking like most people say will eventually happen. Fixed it up with one of those kits where the glue hardens under UV light. Lightly sanded the area of the cracks, and applied the glue. Seems to be holding up fine. Doesn't look as pretty anymore, but the headphones still work and I've always enjoyed their sound.
post #1735 of 1738

This is better than ath m50x?

post #1736 of 1738
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Originally Posted by Bartmil View Post

This is better than ath m50x?

Ive never heard the m50 for myself, but going off of what i remember reading about the M50, the HM5 should be the more nuetral heqdphone. The one with the flatter response overall. For me it compares very nicely with my Q701. I call it my sealed back Q701. It sounds very similar in terms of frequency response.
post #1737 of 1738

Hey, I was wondering if someone here had heard the AKG K550 (or K553 pro or K550 MK2's) and can compare these? Thanks! 

post #1738 of 1738
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Originally Posted by iCupboard View Post
 

Hey, I was wondering if someone here had heard the AKG K550 (or K553 pro or K550 MK2's) and can compare these? Thanks! 

550 is better than hm5, If you like Hm5 model Fischer Audio FA003Ti has better SQ than HM5.

 

http://fischeraudio.com/shop/fa-003-ti/

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