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post #196 of 571
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

You are trying to take them off? They are clipped into place so you have to put pressure on the pads to keep them from sliding around when you are trying to remove them and pull either up or down in a circular motion. I no longer have my pads clipped into place but I have them attached to the frame via velcro. This greatly tightens the bass and gives the cans speed with the open-back mod. That would take them to a whole other level for you if you every decide to test the mod out. Doesn't need to be permanent either. Can be tested in less than 15 minutes.

 

If not and you are just trying to figure out how the pads should be positioned; the thicker side of the pads should be on the back of your ears while the smaller side should cover the front of your ears.

 


I think I should give them more burn-in, before playing with them more :P
I'm already thinking of the JMoneypads for comfort....if there is a way to get the XB700's pads on them...now that would be epic :P

 

 

post #197 of 571
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Originally Posted by mbamg View Post

TL;DR Bashing people's choices just isn't the way to go. Just have them sit down in a quiet room and have them play their favourite songs over your headphones.

 



LOL that's how I got my father on the headphone wagon. He's not a member here, but instantly after listening to my M50s and my RE-262's he threw his $5 buds on the table and said "those are never going in my ears again, I don't even want to see them, they make me depressed". So a week later I asked him if he wanted to buy the M50 and RE-262 because I wanted to upgrade, he said yes. 

post #198 of 571
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


You are trying to take them off? They are clipped into place so you have to put pressure on the pads to keep them from sliding around when you are trying to remove them and pull either up or down in a circular motion. I no longer have my pads clipped into place but I have them attached to the frame via velcro. This greatly tightens the bass and gives the cans speed with the open-back mod. That would take them to a whole other level for you if you every decide to test the mod out. Doesn't need to be permanent either. Can be tested in less than 15 minutes.

 

If not and you are just trying to figure out how the pads should be positioned; the thicker side of the pads should be on the back of your ears while the smaller side should cover the front of your ears.

 


You really, really like them open, don't you? It seems to me that you're trying to get everyone who owns the D2000/D5000 to do the open back mod. Know what, I might just go ahead and try it. Granted it will ruin my warranty, but warranty only concerns manufacturing errors I think (at least where I bought them from) and seeing as there are no manufacturing errors showing until now, I might as well go ahead and try it. What's the harm if it's reversible?

 

post #199 of 571

It won't ruin your warranty. Because you are not altering anything or damaging anything... You can put the cups back on and reclip the pads back into place as if nothing had every happened to them (non-damaging). I didn't make this mod permanent until I tried out the mod and discovered how the new mod made my stock denon 5000s sound like ****. If I wanted I could easily buy a spare set of denon 7000 ear cups and could easily put them back to stock settings with no appearance of modification. But I have no intention of going back to stock ever so I figure why waste money on a spare set of cups. You could also just forgo altering your cups and just leave them off. You get the same effect pretty much, but the headphones look like crap though lol.
 

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


You are trying to take them off? They are clipped into place so you have to put pressure on the pads to keep them from sliding around when you are trying to remove them and pull either up or down in a circular motion. I no longer have my pads clipped into place but I have them attached to the frame via Velcro. This greatly tightens the bass and gives the cans speed with the open-back mod. That would take them to a whole other level for you if you every decide to test the mod out. Doesn't need to be permanent either. Can be tested in less than 15 minutes.

 

If not and you are just trying to figure out how the pads should be positioned; the thicker side of the pads should be on the back of your ears while the smaller side should cover the front of your ears.

 



 



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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post


You really, really like them open, don't you? It seems to me that you're trying to get everyone who owns the D2000/D5000 to do the open back mod. Know what, I might just go ahead and try it. Granted it will ruin my warranty, but warranty only concerns manufacturing errors I think (at least where I bought them from) and seeing as there are no manufacturing errors showing until now, I might as well go ahead and try it. What's the harm if it's reversible?

 



 


Edited by lee730 - 1/12/12 at 4:45pm
post #200 of 571
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

It won't ruin your warranty. Because you are not altering anything or damaging anything... You can put the cups back on and reclip the pads back into place as if nothing had every happened to them (non-damaging). I didn't make this mod permanent until I tried out the mod and discovered how the new mod made my stock denon 5000s sound like ****. If I wanted I could easily buy a spare set of denon 7000 ear cups and could easily put them back to stock settings with no appearance of modification. But I have no intention of going back to stock ever so I figure why waste money on a spare set of cups. You could also just forgo altering your cups and just leave them off. You get the same effect pretty much, but the headphones look like crap though lol.

 



The only problem is I have a 4 year old and a 3 year old. They already like my headphones, and often gets to listen to them. Having a fully open headphone, a good one like the D2000, would not be optimal IMO LOL

 

So, if I like it I might have to mod my cups (or buy a spare set of cups and mod them). You know where I could buy a set of them if I happen to like the open back mod?

post #201 of 571
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post



The only problem is I have a 4 year old and a 3 year old. They already like my headphones, and often gets to listen to them. Having a fully open headphone, a good one like the D2000, would not be optimal IMO LOL

 

So, if I like it I might have to mod my cups (or buy a spare set of cups and mod them). You know where I could buy a set of them if I happen to like the open back mod?


I know Lawton audio sells them. He offered me a pair of denon 7000 cups for $50.00. The denon 2000 cups are cheaper...

 

post #202 of 571
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


I know Lawton audio sells them. He offered me a pair of denon 7000 cups for $50.00. The denon 2000 cups are cheaper...

 



I'll have to check with him. AFTER I buy the FX500 900x600px-LL-f7f362c1_emot-clint.gif

 

Have you tried the Markl mod?

post #203 of 571
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post



I'll have to check with him. AFTER I buy the FX500 900x600px-LL-f7f362c1_emot-clint.gif

 

Have you tried the Markl mod?



No I haven't. Also haven't been tempted to even try it after doing this mod. I just really enjoy the sound. I hear the markle mod is suppose to help with the bass department and sound staging. Think is I've done that already with this mod and of course and open phone will have a bigger sound stage than a closed can regardless. Bass is super tight since the cups aren't locked into place and I can detect how low these things really go do to this instead of having my brain vibrate and getting irritated by the flabbiness.

post #204 of 571
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post



No I haven't. Also haven't been tempted to even try it after doing this mod. I just really enjoy the sound. I hear the markle mod is suppose to help with the bass department and sound staging. Think is I've done that already with this mod and of course and open phone will have a bigger sound stage than a closed can regardless. Bass is super tight since the cups aren't locked into place and I can detect how low these things really go do to this instead of having my brain vibrate and getting irritated by the flabbiness.


Both mods are tempting options to try. I'll try the open back mod first to see if I like it - as it is free and fast to do and so on. You did yours exactly like in open back mod thread here?

post #205 of 571
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post


Both mods are tempting options to try. I'll try the open back mod first to see if I like it - as it is free and fast to do and so on. You did yours exactly like in open back mod thread here?



Yes. Except I didn't take off any of the backing on the drivers. I didn't see any need to do that as hans ended up making a few steps backwards. More so I wouldn't upgrade my cable as it would most likely add more treble which would be a bad thing at this point. Then again I do have an upgraded cable standard over the Denon 2000s. I kept it simple and it happened to work out great. Basically just unclip the pads, remove the screws to unhook the cups. Place the cups on the side. Put back the screws. Place the pads on the frame and not locked into place like they were before (I use velcro now to keep them in place permanently this way). You can actually place them onto the driver and wear them still without having them fixed into place. I used this method before making the mod permanent.

post #206 of 571
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post



Yes. Except I didn't take off any of the backing on the drivers. I didn't see any need to do that as hans ended up making a few steps backwards. More so I wouldn't upgrade my cable as it would most likely add more treble which would be a bad thing at this point. Then again I do have an upgraded cable standard over the Denon 2000s. I kept it simple and it happened to work out great. Basically just unclip the pads, remove the screws to unhook the cups. Place the cups on the side. Put back the screws. Place the pads on the frame and not locked into place like they were before (I use velcro now to keep them in place permanently this way). You can actually place them onto the driver and wear them still without having them fixed into place. I used this method before making the mod permanent.


Thank you my friend. I'll save that description of how to do it. :)

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do itttttttttttttt

 

so worth it... i can't stop listening to them

 

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post #209 of 571
Thread Starter 

My fingers are so itching on these two - IE80 or FX700

 

The IE80 looks better.

 

Decision......decision

post #210 of 571
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Originally Posted by lostid View Post

My fingers are so itching on these two - IE80 or FX700

 

The IE80 looks better.

 

Decision......decision

They are both good.. I find the IE80s more fun and are much better for long listening sessions. There sound stage would give you that full headphone feeling and probably remind you more of your earbuds but sound better. The FX700s are amazing for detail and clarity but are better listened at lower volume levels. There imagining is quite amazing even at low volumes... Both the FX700 and IE80 will be much fuller sounding than your Sony EX600 are, it will make them sound thin and anemic in comparison... I found this even when compared to the EX1000 flagship.
 

 


Edited by lee730 - 1/13/12 at 10:29am
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