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post #7306 of 7949

I have sent my TH900 to BTG audio for cable mod, will get him to do it.

post #7307 of 7949
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

 

 

 

Are the modding steps / procedure same as those for D5000 / D7000 in the link below ? :

 

http://www.lawtonaudio.com/page55.html

 

No .... the steps for the TH900 are similar, but fewer and simpler.  No holepunch, tracing or any of that.  Once you're inside, it really only takes a few minutes.

post #7308 of 7949

Good to see some open mindedness about the modding of these (at least some of the guys) coming out in the open.  When I did mine, it was like blasphemy that I'd mod a perfect headphone.  It was so bad no one would say anything but I got multiple PM's from guys who had done the mod, loved it, felt it was worth doing, but didn't want to "publicly" say anything for fear of being attacked. 

 

In the end, it's your headphone, your money, and your decision.  I have a mantra - "stock sucks" - in almost anything I touch I try to improve it.  My Cummins powered truck stock is a fine tow rig................yet it is unrecognizable at this point compared to stock and is soooooo fun to drive.  400 hp and about 800 lb ft of torque puts a smile on the face like a TH900 does!  

 

That all said, I ended up selling my pair to TWerk simply because I want to continue the journey with other headphones and having a D7000 that is modded and awfully close to the TH9000's sound made it easier to sell.  I'll probably miss it but my new HE-6 and D7100 gives me new toys to distract..............

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How can you dish egg protein membrane:)
post #7310 of 7949
*sigh*

Again, no-one has said anything against modding. When you change cable or ear pads that is what you do; whether there is an appreciable sq change is a diff matter.

The Lawton is the same as Mr Speakers but the difference is Dan has respect and humility. There is a Lawton thread rather than crap this one :-)
post #7311 of 7949
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Originally Posted by Whazzzup View Post

How can you dish egg protein membrane:)

 

It's that darn vegan fad, I tell you!!

post #7312 of 7949
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

I have sent my TH900 to BTG audio for cable mod, will get him to do it.

Oh so you're just changing cables for now right?

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Ya, If Brian at BTG can do the damping mods then will get that done also.

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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post
 

 

Once you're inside, it really only takes a few minutes.

 

This sounds so wong ... :wink_face:

 

 

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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 

Good to see some open mindedness about the modding of these (at least some of the guys) coming out in the open.  When I did mine, it was like blasphemy that I'd mod a perfect headphone.  It was so bad no one would say anything but I got multiple PM's from guys who had done the mod, loved it, felt it was worth doing, but didn't want to "publicly" say anything for fear of being attacked. 

 

In the end, it's your headphone, your money, and your decision.  I have a mantra - "stock sucks" - in almost anything I touch I try to improve it.  My Cummins powered truck stock is a fine tow rig................yet it is unrecognizable at this point compared to stock and is soooooo fun to drive.  400 hp and about 800 lb ft of torque puts a smile on the face like a TH900 does!  

 

That all said, I ended up selling my pair to TWerk simply because I want to continue the journey with other headphones and having a D7000 that is modded and awfully close to the TH9000's sound made it easier to sell.  I'll probably miss it but my new HE-6 and D7100 gives me new toys to distract..............

 

Well said, In other threads as well as reviews around the web modding the TH-900 with Urushi cups, and especially replacing the cups is depicted as nothing short of a blasphemy. Each to their own. Hers's a pic from Lawton I probably shouldn't post. But who cares, it's damn right gorgeous.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by LFC_SL View Post

*sigh*

Again, no-one has said anything against modding. When you change cable or ear pads that is what you do; whether there is an appreciable sq change is a diff matter.

The Lawton is the same as Mr Speakers but the difference is Dan has respect and humility. There is a Lawton thread rather than crap this one :-)

 

Really don't agree here. You can change the cable but I (after having exprimented enough with headfi as well as hifi cables) don't think it matters much, the only, and really only case it did matter was using silver cables for removing the veil and cleaning up the bass on a Senn 650.

Earpads, and especially the Lawtons do matter a lot, just try them. So do his ear cups (not because they have different wood imo but because they are larger) and for a lesser part his dampening.

I dunno Mr Speakers and I dunno Dan, but if your opinion is that this thread is crapped because of discussing Mark's mods then I most sincerely disagree with you. This is a thread about the TH-900, very much akin to the AH-D7000 which was very much improved by Lawton's mods. And I did try and compare, A to B, at different times while installing different mods, not only Mark's ones.


Edited by AppleheadMay - 6/24/14 at 12:34pm
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All the mods cons
post #7316 of 7949
not going to rag on anyone who wants to mod their th900. like oregonian said it's their money and they can waste it anyway they want. wink.gif
Edited by up late - 6/24/14 at 5:01pm
post #7317 of 7949
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Originally Posted by up late View Post

not going to rag on anyone who wants to mod their th900. like oregonian said it's their money and they can waste it anyway they want.

 

Your cynicism is puzzling. It appears that you are trying to start an argument.

 

We have multiple members claiming that the mods (dampening/deeper cups/etc) improve the sound, most notably, the bass. To call it a "waste of money" without ever hearing it is just an uneducated opinion. It's an opinion that holds no weight to me and hopefully the rest of the community.

 

Anyone can say "X is a waste of money because I never tried it and don't want to try it". Fill in the X with whatever you want (in your case, a TH-900 mod).

 

I'd rather to trust the word of the people who have tried it and say there is a difference. So far, those who have done the mod seem to be happy with it.


Edited by TWerk - 6/24/14 at 5:11pm
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fixed wink.gif
post #7319 of 7949
I have no issue with people modding. For me I would much rather buy a modded pair and keep my stock ones so I can do a direct comparison. I did try some J$ pads on my D2000 and found the change significant, but not for the better. I love my TH900 so I can't bring myself to mod them in case the resulting signature is not to my liking.
post #7320 of 7949

After a few days with both my sets of 900's, I don't think the mod changed anything but the bass. It's indeed tighter and I find Lawtons earcups to be more comfortable and I get a better fit as well. My ears use to touch the inside of the pad but lawtons pads fit perfect. I don't think I could change out the earcups as I really love the stock 900 cups but to anyone that does, all the power to them!

 

The mod IMO didn't make any drastic changes, just cleaned up the bass at higher volumes. i can now play dub or any bass heavy music at the same level as before without any issues at all.

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