Hello Takstar owners, I am the Birdman, actually an member of OCN but I frequent head fi quite often too :) I am in the market for a new set of headphones and leaning towards Takstar Hi 2050, so had a lot of things I wanted to ask.
I actually have a set of Takstar TS800's so I know they make good products, but unfortunately my ones left can has broken and come off, probably too much traveling stress with the headphones, but it has served me very well and looks like its beyond repair now, so time to get a new set of cans. So I have been reading this thread and many others on the internet and it seems the Takstar's have a growing cult following and the Takstar Hi 2050 are supposed to be a really nice set that sits something in between the Beyers DT880 and DT990. Then Again I have heard a few bad things such as this...."Out of the box we have a baby DT990 , after 150 hours however, Takstar lose that ala DT990 bass, acting more like a baby DT880 (32ohm version)."
A few things I want in my headphones is
1. Long Cable (around 15foot or more)
2. a Volume Control Dial Thinggy I can Lower Higher the Volume at ease.
I guess since I am good with a soldering iron I could get either the Hi2050 or Pro80's and solider the Volume Controller from my TS800 on to my Hi2050 or what do you use? Any good after market inline volume controllers that would look professional?
Anyway for publicly watching Porn, I am thinking about choosing Between the Hi 2050's and the Pro80's. Okay Okay, maybe not porn but you know privately listening to my stuff and what not. I want them for music and movies mostly. I am not a hiphop rap music guy, I do listen to that once in a while but mostly listen to Jazz and other stuff more like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X90dyIjZXw, also rock, metal and other stuff through the 50 - 80's. Hope that gives you an idea. So anyway I am not clear how much noise is leaked from Hi 2050 so if that is a minus I may chose the Pro80. What I hate the most about the Pro80 is the "teliphone cord" like spiral cord design that will cause a constant pull, thats annoying. So I am thinking about Getting the Hi 2050, adding a volume Controller, Then Sleeving it in some Paracord from ebay(anybody know what size I need?) and a golden 3.5mm connector.
I Also dont like the idea of a 2m + 2m extension, I want to add a full 4 - 5m wire without extensions, Does the thickness of the cable matter? I guess thicker cable is better for longer distance? in that case do I have to make my own cable out of networking cable or can I get real good thick proper PVC coated round stuff off ebay redy to be soldered? I do have plenty of thick speaker wire at home however I think they will be too thick and wont look pro even when sleeved with paracord, so I want something that looks OEM black corded with thick wiring inside. My TS800's cable is actually 15 foot long but the internal cables are pretty thin, not as thick as what I saw they used in Hi 2050's.
I would also like to Mod the Hi 2050, Not sure what exactly I am supposed to do? Do I open the cans up and stuff say medical grade cotton in there or something? What Improvements can be made? Some resources would help. Thanks
Edited by Birdman74 - 1/17/13 at 3:27am