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post #20476 of 20484
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Originally Posted by DavidA View Post

The grill mod is not very dangerous and is reversible, just don't go poking around inside of the housing while the grills are removed, also while the grills are off you might want to try the placing the sorbothane on the inside of the housing.  I'm probably going to try the sorbothane mod in a month or two after I've moved, it sound interesting and is reversible so can't hurt to try.
Is there any photos of the grill mod? My sorb should arrive today & i may do both. Some photos of the process would be nice.
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Originally Posted by raybone0566 View Post


Is there any photos of the grill mod? My sorb should arrive today & i may do both. Some photos of the process would be nice.

This is what I used for my grill mod:

The grill material came from amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/CCG-Perforated-Grill-Mesh-Sheet/dp/B00F3FJYSQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1425916155&sr=1-2&keywords=car+grill

I cut it with a large sheet metal cutting snips, placed some painters tape on the grill material and traced the original grill on the tape and cute it out.  Used a dremmel to finish it of to the correct size.

Silk organza:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056BHGV4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

cut out a square slightly larger than the grill and used a spray on adhesive to attach to back of grill.

Note that I didn't put back the retainer ring.  I cut the grill larger where they had to fit in the slots for the retainer ring since the grill is too thick to fit under the ring as is, grinding all the edges to fit under the ring is going to take awhile.

Be careful not to use too much pressure when filing the edges, the grill material is strong but it will bend and if you bend it too much it will crack off, learned this the hard way, wasted 2 grills.

One sheet will make about 10 to 12 grills depending on how you lay them out, I've made 8 so far and have enough to make 3-4 more.  Made 2 for HE-400, 2 for HE-400i and 2 for HE-560 with 2 that I ruined trying to feather the edge to fit under the retaining rings.

Finished product:

He-400i

HE-400i

HE-400


Edited by DavidA - 7/29/15 at 6:45am
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@DavidA

 

Very nice. They look great.

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Originally Posted by htr2d2 View Post
 

@DavidA

 

Very nice. They look great.


thanks:beyersmile:

post #20480 of 20484
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Originally Posted by coletrain104 View Post
 

They're airier, less full sounding. Honestly I take issue with both :rolleyes: 

I always found the pleather pads to have an echoey effect


But they do sound more detailed than the pleather, I guess thats good, what do u mean by take issues? Meaning that u favor the pleather?

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But they do sound more detailed than the pleather, I guess thats good, what do u mean by take issues? Meaning that u favor the pleather?

Meaning I really think both have a weird vocal presentation. I'm not sure which I prefer.

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Originally Posted by coletrain104 View Post
 

Meaning I really think both have a weird vocal presentation. I'm not sure which I prefer.


Time to mod your pleathers then. Remove the foam spacer ring, then cut some hole-punch sized holes in the back of the pleather. You can also trim the excess material from the mounting ring, though I am not sure if that REALLY was the key part of the mod. Look up Jergmod for pics and detailed process info.

 

The reward is less resonance/ringing in the midrange, similar to the velours, while you retain the "warm" bass.

 

Because the mesh material is thicker than the velours, they still lack the "ultimate" resolution possible. In my case not all the ringing went away. But I had my pleathers on for months this way and really enjoyed it. It is just that in the long-run the velours are better. ;)

 

But I like being able to switch back and forth and play around from time to time.

post #20483 of 20484
While everyone is modding their HE-400, I just got my Asgard2 and Modi 2 Uber and yes now we're talking. :-)
I guess on how loud a track is recorded but it seems on high gain I get the best results.
Read that the Asgard2 is somewhat smoother/fuller then the Magni2 (brighter), so that helps with the treble (though I must say it doesn't bother me at all).
Before I even think of modding/earpads/headbands I think I'll be enjoying this first.
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Originally Posted by MarcelE View Post

While everyone is modding their HE-400, I just got my Asgard2 and Modi 2 Uber and yes now we're talking. :-)
I guess on how loud a track is recorded but it seems on high gain I get the best results.
Read that the Asgard2 is somewhat smoother/fuller then the Magni2 (brighter), so that helps with the treble (though I must say it doesn't bother me at all).
Before I even think of modding/earpads/headbands I think I'll be enjoying this first.

+1. The whole modding thing is open to you, but properly driving them should be first and foremost. These aren't run-of-the-mill iDevice-friendly cans. Enjoy the new setup - I'm sure it's made a big difference, and in time track what you miss/need/enjoy and go from there.

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