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post #1246 of 2600
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Very little, if any vocal information is at 10k and above. Did you reference the spike in the measurements I linked to? This graph is excellent at showing where various instruments and vocals produce sounds across the spectrum: http://www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/freqchart/main_display.htm

Lush vocals, like earsonics and westone, are typically due to elevation between 500hz and below 2k, compared to perhaps dips between 3k and 5k (the presence region). If you tried my eq and found vocals less lush, it's the added db's at 3k.

I eq'd 50hz down for the bass b/c that's where the measured peak is in this set. It's till rising at 100hz. I'll give an additiional reduction at 100hz this afternoon and see how I like it. Thanks for the suggestion!

In any case im using my note 2's neutron mp music app for the EQ changes.

 

Definitely some difference to the one ur using. 

 

However I find the 3k spike to be pleasant but changes are not that significant on my pair.

 

I'm still fiddling with my neutron EQ, it's entirely just words and numbers, a graph is missing for correct interpretation on my part.

I have to add that I have the non-woven fabric mod on my ie800s all the while.

post #1247 of 2600
What is the non-woven fabric mod? Is it placed between the nozzle opening and tip?
post #1248 of 2600
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Very little, if any vocal information is at 10k and above. Did you reference the spike in the measurements I linked to? This graph is excellent at showing where various instruments and vocals produce sounds across the spectrum: http://www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/freqchart/main_display.htm

Lush vocals, like earsonics and westone, are typically due to elevation between 500hz and below 2k, compared to perhaps dips between 3k and 5k (the presence region). If you tried my eq and found vocals less lush, it's the added db's at 3k.

I eq'd 50hz down for the bass b/c that's where the measured peak is in this set. It's till rising at 100hz. I'll give an additiional reduction at 100hz this afternoon and see how I like it. Thanks for the suggestion!

that link was a good one - fascinating info 

 

I'm actually very happy with the sound of the ie800's - love it !  But will give it a try to see what it does to the sound

post #1249 of 2600
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What is the non-woven fabric mod? Is it placed between the nozzle opening and tip?

I believe it is the one recommended by Rin to tame down the highs' harshness.

post #1250 of 2600
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Disclaimer: Much to James and Music's chagrin, this EQ was created while listening to Van Halen and Motley Crue. tongue_smile.gif

Rock on!!
post #1251 of 2600
Wearing them over the ear is so much better for stability and microphonics but it makes me feel like I'm wearing one of these:



Yeehaw!
post #1252 of 2600
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

What is the non-woven fabric mod? Is it placed between the nozzle opening and tip?

Yes it is.

 

And I cut open tea bags and take those filters as non-woven fabric.

It does tame down the bass a little too, but the highs are what im targeting to improve with the mod.

I've had this mod since i got my ie800s and I found the highs to be of little worry all these while.


Edited by muscular - 6/14/13 at 6:33am
post #1253 of 2600
Tea bags huh. I'll give it a shot this weekend. The treble is a bit peaky and could use some smoothing overall. I read Rin says it also extends bandwidth.

I really wish Rin would go into more depth and detail on some of his mods. I would never have thought to try tea bag material.
post #1254 of 2600
Well one was already included unless its gone?
post #1255 of 2600
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

Well one was already included unless its gone?

Could be mixed in one of the other cases. I'll check it out tonight.
post #1256 of 2600
It could be installed in one of the tips, it basically just looks like a white damper. I personally couldn't listen to it without it and regret not being able to try two layers.
post #1257 of 2600
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Tea bags huh. I'll give it a shot this weekend. The treble is a bit peaky and could use some smoothing overall. I read Rin says it also extends bandwidth.

I really wish Rin would go into more depth and detail on some of his mods. I would never have thought to try tea bag material.

I didn't initially.

 

Until I went to search what exactly was that material and where could i find it.

Another source is probably bandages but those had too much holes to dampen the sound much.

 

Then I saw tea bags... and most people's houses have them. Well you'll need to cut out a really small piece.

Sometimes I wonder why sennheiser even made 2 layers of metallic filters, perhaps to play this small piece of mod in between.

 

I would say have a listen to it with all the EQ taken away except for the bass with probably a -5db

post #1258 of 2600

Based on that graph (and on my experience with eq-ing treble peaks in headphones) I'd go for higher q values in order not to sacrifice the whole hi-end for a peak, I'd begin with something around 4.

post #1259 of 2600
I love the SQ of my IE800s but the microphonic cable was driving me nuts. This helped a lot (but only works if you're wearing a shirt of course)...

post #1260 of 2600
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I love the SQ of my IE800s but the microphonic cable was driving me nuts. This helped a lot (but only works if you're wearing a shirt of course)...

 

Can't you use a clip to clip it to other shirts. unless you're going shirtless then clip them to your nipples (lol just kidding). tongue.gif

 


Edited by lee730 - 6/16/13 at 1:05am
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