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post #31 of 208

Yes it could very well be the felt I am using. But I was thinking of what you said about taming

the back wave behind the driver. So tonight when I got back home I tried this:

 

 

Matrixnobu Beyer Mod 2.jpg

 

 

Right Below the center hole of the driver I put this half circle piece of felt. It stops the high

frequency waves from bouncing straight back into the Driver. It's probably what causes it

to peak. And so far I think this might be the best sound I have gotten so far. The T1 is a

lot more musical to me with a wider range of music.

post #32 of 208
Thread Starter 

Good to know. I will try this sometime and update the thread accordingly.

 

EDIT: Also what brand and type of felt are you using?

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matrixnobu View Post

Yes it could very well be the felt I am using. But I was thinking of what you said about taming

the back wave behind the driver. So tonight when I got back home I tried this:

 

 

Matrixnobu Beyer Mod 2.jpg

 

 

Right Below the center hole of the driver I put this half circle piece of felt. It stops the high

frequency waves from bouncing straight back into the Driver. It's probably what causes it

to peak. And so far I think this might be the best sound I have gotten so far. The T1 is a

lot more musical to me with a wider range of music.


Edited by Zombie_X - 6/4/12 at 7:38pm
post #33 of 208

I don't have the packaging for the felt I'm using. I had it from a previous project.

But it's about 1/8" inch thick.

 

Update: I made the semi circle a little longer so it extends to the openning in

             the middle. Definately smoother than before which I thought wasn't

             possible. I loved the T1's stock but they are definately blowing me away

             now.

 

Matrixnobu Beyer Mod 3.jpg

post #34 of 208

after a few days of listening, I fear that i have overdampened my T1... on some songs it is good, on other's the sound is just off... Anyways i might be meeting up with some T1 owners in the next month, we could do a A-B with full mod, half mod and stock :) for now i'll try to gain as much as i can with full mod... 

post #35 of 208

After a few listens to different music tonight I'm back to the smaller circle. With the longer one I fear the

sound was off as well.

 

 

Matrixnobu Beyer Mod 2.jpg


Edited by Matrixnobu - 6/6/12 at 1:02am
post #36 of 208
Thread Starter 

Yeah getting it just right takes some tinkering. Different brands yield different results.

post #37 of 208

This is true. So far I'm pretty happy with the sound I've gotten. Hopefully some of the other T1 owners will post their findings here. We can't be the first to try this. It would be interesting to see what they've come up with.

post #38 of 208

This is very interesting and seems like a nice cheap mod and given the fact my warranty is long gone (balanced ftw) i'm going to give this a try. One question however when removing the drivers are there notches so that you can put them back in the exact same way? Let's see if i can source some good felt here in Europe. I'll let you guys know how it goes!

post #39 of 208

Yes there are. So it's pretty easy to do.

post #40 of 208
Thread Starter 

Yup, and what's best of all is the felt is cheap so if you don't like the outcome f the sound you can easily reverse the mod. 

 

I got my batch of Felt from Amazon in and it gave me the best sound yet! It's thin and easy to work with. I like it!

 

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Originally Posted by Matrixnobu View Post

Yes there are. So it's pretty easy to do.

post #41 of 208

It seems the area that really changes the sound is right underneath that hole in the

back of the driver.

 

I've tried a few different sizes and thicknesses and different materials. So now I'm

really loving the smoothness of these cans. I'm sure I'll keep experimenting so I

will keep updating.

post #42 of 208
Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

 

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Will this be suitable for a recable?

 

 

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Links

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-20-AWG-Shielded-Silver-Teflon-Wire-Twisted-Pair-/230780841017

 

http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=1680

 

 

kiteki

post #43 of 208

Looks like a nice cable. But I guess I would make sure it's a good copper first. Personally I would

only go with name that I would know. Especially for these cans.

post #44 of 208
Thread Starter 

kiteki, 

 

That type of SPC is really stiff and has a lot of microphonic's. For the T1 I would recommend some type of copper cable. The T1 already has a really good cable on it, so you can't cheap out on this stuff now man! You don't have to spend a lot, maybe some OCC copper will be a good choice.

 

I see Toxic Cables offers OCC on ebay and it's fairly priced. Always worth a look my friend.

 

I also have a bunch of bulk wire if you need some. I have some OCC, SPC, and thicker Belden wire.

post #45 of 208

Here is an update to the dampening I have done to the T1

 

I still felt something was dampening the sound of the HP to much. So I decided that

underneath the driver hole I would try a thinner material than the felt I was using. So

the only thing I could think of that was like the felt but thinner was two pieces of tissue

paper cut into small squares. So I taped them in the area where the felt was. And

Viola! It's not the most elegant method I know. But ultimately it's the sound that I really

care about.

 

I think this has gotten the siblance under contol without sacrificing the clarity of the T1.

 

 

 

Matrixnobu Beyer Mod 4.jpg

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