Originally Posted by arecibo
I performed a few of the mods from the thread started by Bilavideo. I did the silk veil removal, the hole punch, felt on the back of the driver. More recently, after the original pads wore out, I got bowl pads and did the electrical tape mod on their circumference. I thought the modding was fun. I don't recall the original sound of the headphones, but now they are pretty good. http://www.head-fi.org/t/508459/sr60-mod
Certainly you could go by baseball cap size for a guess if your head is large (mine is about 7 1/2 inches). This is just your head circumference about 1/2 an inch above your eyebrows. All I know is that I had to stretch my Jaycar headphones to about the max to get a loose enough fit. So either I have a reasonably large head for headphones or I dislike clamping force.
Finally, if you want isolation, you should probably go with the pro 80's. For the most part my office is quiet enough for it not to matter, but I do have my Jaycars there as well if external noise is an issue.
I am sorry your head is 7"? my head is around 23". however eyebrow to eyebrow it becomes 6 1/2 inches. anyway I like to think I have a small or medium sized head. actually after hearing what you say now I want to get the Hi 2050 again
Actually I have a solution, all these years I wasn't even sure what type of headphones I used, the Takstar 800's I had were quite loud...so could anyone tell me if the Takstar TS 819 is a open, semi open or closed headphone? cant find much on it on the internet?
also why is everybody here against adding / transplanting a volume controller from my broken takstar to the 2050 or pro80? dont you people see how convenient it is? more importantly why doesn't the higher end headphones come with a controller. I mean I am sure if they can make fast processors and gizmos they can make a refined high end technology to change sound levels at the finger tip and not having to use your mouse or amp when you are sitting 20 feet away?
edit: this is my takstar ts 819's, 40mm, speakers 200mW , 32 Ohm 102dB. served me well, open, semi open or closed, I dont know, it may however influence my decision.Edited by Birdman74 - 1/19/13 at 12:59am