Originally Posted by coletrain104
I think an amp alone wouldn't be enough to turn treble spike into "smooth". However, I feel like the combination of Focuspads and a tube amp or hybrid amp would go a long way (I feel that the Focuspads help the treble the most) My setup is HE-400 + Focuspads+ Schiit Vali and Modi. I'm not pushing the Vali, and I would guess that many other tubes or hybrids would drive it to meet your standards even better, though likely also at a higher price.
Coin-sized cut-out Silverstone foam damping discs partially covering the driver earside is about the cheapest non-EQ/non-hardware upgrade treble tamer.
Much the same as T50RP treble spike taming in the T50 tuning guide thread and Alpha Dog after-market Doggie Treats tuning materials. Fits behind earside dust cover. You can tune by diameter width or stack them 2 high... width and/or thickness tuning.
Make sure the sticky back has a strip/spine cut out or the sticky back would reflect back too much.You pinch the foam so the sticky back is facing you then cut a strip of the glue backing out. It is just a question of dialing in through circle diameter and/or thickness through a double stack of discs with their "spine" cut-out aligned to find your own "treble taming truth" degree of damping. May work for some members and not for others, but it is cheap and worth playing around with and reversible in seconds. I would tend to use foam and not felt for this but YMMV.
Currently listening and using it on my own pair of modded T50's. Works perfectly, as I'm very treble sensitive.
Edited by Lohb - 8/19/14 at 5:48pm