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post #706 of 1750

what i neeeed is SOFT...........LAMB.................SKIN......

post #707 of 1750

Have you tried LCD-2 pads? Some guy said that they placed your ear too far from the driver which reduced overall sound quality (which I'd have to hear for myself. I'm almost positive you could get a better seal though--even though the cotton mod has an exceptional seal compared to stock. How would you go about acquiring LCD-2 pads anyways?

post #708 of 1750
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Originally Posted by JmanOfIsrael View Post

Immediately after I posted that I did a google search and found the original mod by Curly. I am in the process of putting the pads back on, they look great! I dxanex had a great idea but it isn't ideal (practically and aesthetically) for me to put rubber bands around the pads--I know, I care about looks.

 

Which one is the mod by Curly? The pad stuffing with cotton?

post #709 of 1750
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Originally Posted by aristidesfl View Post

 

Which one is the mod by Curly? The pad stuffing with cotton?

Yep! That is the one. It is the first post in this thread!

post #710 of 1750

Has anyone compared the sound difference between Curly Mod with cotton and the one where you place a rope all around under de pads?

I've made the rope one and it improves confort since it increases the space to the ears inside the cups. Wondering if it cotton would have a different result.

post #711 of 1750

just got to hear the K550's today. Damn i'm impressed. 

 

Nice soundstage for a closed headphone, plenty of bass, non-fatiguing highs, neutral mids. These were my noob impressions after about 10mins of listening..

 

If I needed another closed headphone, these would probably be it..

 

edit: also got to hear the beats for the first time today. they sounded *pretty* ugly compared to the K550. tongue.gif


Edited by Headzone - 7/8/13 at 9:58am
post #712 of 1750
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Originally Posted by Headzone View Post

*pretty* ugly

 

I see what you did there.

I just ordered a third-hand K550 yesterday. Super excited.

post #713 of 1750
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Originally Posted by shadowox8 View Post

 

I just ordered a third-hand K550 yesterday. Super excited.

Shipping sometime today! I did my best to make them look first hand so you get the excitement of opening them for the "first time"!!

 

Hopefully you'll get them by Wednesday/Thursday!

post #714 of 1750
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Originally Posted by JmanOfIsrael View Post

I did my best to make them look first hand so you get the excitement of opening them for the "first time"!!

 

Haha, thanks!

post #715 of 1750

I am happy to say that I am officially one of you all now—I am listening to my new (used) K550 as I type this.

I definitely anticipate some tinkering in hopes of finding a better fit, but I am nevertheless looking forward to some serious head-time with this headphone.

post #716 of 1750

I just got my K550 today!

 

I am in a unique position as I am coming from the K551.

 

Like most of you, I did not enjoy the K551 cord and thought the K550 would be a good change.

 

Interesting enough, from all the people that said K550 and K551 sound the same, I have to disagree ! They are very different headphones now I have a chance to try them both and I only had the K550 for less than 2 hours (listening non-stop... :] )

 

I'll update and make a review later!

post #717 of 1750
Just ordered these on amazon and should come in this upcoming week. I will compare with my a900x! smily_headphones1.gif
post #718 of 1750
^ You actually bought my K550. The same ones I have for sale here on head-fi (check my signature). I'll mark them as sold, don't worry. Forgot I also put them up on Amazon! Haha.

You got a good deal wink.gif
post #719 of 1750
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post

^ You actually bought my K550. The same ones I have for sale here on head-fi (check my signature). I'll mark them as sold, don't worry. Forgot I also put them up on Amazon! Haha.

You got a good deal wink.gif

You're seller audioscape on amazon? I ask because I ordered a used pair on amazon but the seller cancelled my order. mad.gif
post #720 of 1750
When was this? I didn't cancel your order, I'll be mailing it out today.

Maybe it was another pair I was selling that I had already sold on head-fi? It's rare but it happens. Don't fret too much.

PM me if you have questions
Edited by dxanex - 7/15/13 at 5:35am
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