So I bought these headphones a while back figuring, $25 after shipping was something worth investing in even a mediocre pair of headphones, and they've been sitting around my house for a while. The other day I got the bug to mod them, they have 50mm drivers which I figured have to be useful in some application. I was going to throw them into a pair of sound isolating earmuffs people wear when they are chainsawing or jack-hammering, but I couldn't really figure out a good way to mount them. So, I gave up on that idea, and decided to just use the stock molding. I don't think I've come up with anything here that is MINDBLOWING, but I drilled some holes into the back and sides of the molding and both the bass and the soundstage opened up (I expected a drop in bass, but it didn't, although the amping obviously helped - little dot I+ hybrid drove these exceptionally well). Here's what they looked like after:
(I drilled holes around the edge and put holes in the backs - they are asymmetrical because of where the cord comes into the left ear).
Anyway, the dramatic improvement in sound from these cans made me think that there might be something about these cans that is worth modding - and for $25 after shipping, its not too expensive of an experiment. I'd love to see if anyone else can mod these and get the greatest product from these cheap phones.
Some might not think its worth it to play around with $25 pair of headphones - I'm telling you, these were a tier below my hd580s in the way they sounded - it was not a $25 sound, they have a $100 sound or greater (after mod). Maybe you have some skills making a custom mount and head strap, or want to come up with a completely different setup using just the drivers. If there are any other brave souls out there willing to drop $25 bucks for an experiment I'd love to see what people come up with! You can grab them here.