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post #481 of 2455
Place a coin sized felt in the center of the driver...
U can test it out by sticking it from outside the pad to hear if u like the effect b4 u rip open the pad.
post #482 of 2455

Well, I put my K550 video review up:

 

 

I'm really interested in what mods can be done on them, but at the same time I don't want to gum everything up in case I want to sell them... I'm not totally in love with the sound signature but I don't hate it either...

post #483 of 2455

I've decided I'm not too overly attached to mine. 

 

The continuing clamping force/seal issue has got me back to using my Bose AE2s while out in public. 

 

Even if they do sound more colored and certainly more grainy they stay on my head better. 

post #484 of 2455

When I was studying abroad in the Fall, one of my classmates had a pair of 550s. The first time I tried them, I wasn't blown away, but I definitely noticed small sounds in my music that I had previously never noticed. Despite my initially tepid response, a few days later, I had to listen to them again…and then again a few days after that. Suffice to say, they grew on me.

 

I'm not sure if these are the perfect headphones for me, but I certainly wouldn't mind owning a pair someday.

post #485 of 2455
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Originally Posted by shadowox8 View Post

I'm not sure if these are the perfect headphones for me, but I certainly wouldn't mind owning a pair someday.

 

I did find they grew on me, but I don't know if I will keep them. The money may be better put towards something like the TH-600 for my tastes..

post #486 of 2455

these are a set of very clear " 50mm drivers...."  

this tot just hounded me today, there must be something i can do to maximize its potential..

this 200$can should be slamming like a denon...without screaming like a b**ch

 

ok did some more tweaking...

and this is what i did to take away the scream somewhere in the highs.

 

infront of the driver..added a 1mm felt :

this takes away the upper highs i believe.

 

 

 

but there is another peak somewhere in the vocals that drives me nuts..

open up the screws, n behind the driver, i added this ring felt:

 

 

 

 

i can quite confidently say this felt kills off that scream in the vocals.. lol

whitney's "i will always love u"  doesnt cut me like a knife anymore.

duggehsmile.pngL3000.gif


Edited by Lorspeaker - 5/17/13 at 12:26am
post #487 of 2455
Quote:
Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Well, I put my K550 video review up:

 

 

I'm really interested in what mods can be done on them, but at the same time I don't want to gum everything up in case I want to sell them... I'm not totally in love with the sound signature but I don't hate it either...

You are using makeup+lipstick aren't you?

post #488 of 2455

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Originally Posted by aristidesfl View Post

You are using makeup+lipstick aren't you?

 

Haha, lol no. If I was that would be a pretty bad job. I'm wearing some lip balm because my lips peel a lot?

 

I'm going to file this under "strange compliment".

post #489 of 2455
Quote:
Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Quote:

 

Haha, lol no. If I was that would be a pretty bad job. I'm wearing some lip balm because my lips peel a lot?

 

I'm going to file this under "strange compliment".

 

You could actually file it under "slightly creepy compliment". (Just kidding). As long as you don't file it under "complement".

 

I thought that was an Aussie accent. Wasn't quite sure till I looked at your Location.

 

Anyway, really nice review. Very smooth and to the point.

post #490 of 2455

I agreed with a lot of the review however I don't find the K550 too bright. I however, like a more analytical sound. 

post #491 of 2455
Quote:
Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

I thought that was an Aussie accent. Wasn't quite sure till I looked at your Location.

 

Yah I might need to put subtitles on it haha.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by RamblinE View Post

I agreed with a lot of the review however I don't find the K550 too bright. I however, like a more analytical sound. 

 

It only pops up on some tracks. Funnily enough I like the K550 more with my glasses off but that isn't exactly practical...

post #492 of 2455

added some fotos in the previous post of the mod i just did last nite...

if u find your k550 to screammy.,,,check it out above.

post #493 of 2455
Maybe AKG revised some models, or it's burn in, or I'm just used to it, but I've never felt my K550 to be "screammy" or overly bright...true the treble does spike a bit but I've only heard one track that really pierced my ears and it was a piss poor recording anyway. Give it time, you'll understand them and enjoy them.

It may also be because I use them exclusively on tube amps too, I think that helps tame them and smooth out the highs. I find them a wonderful compliment to my HD 650.
post #494 of 2455
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

these are a set of very clear " 50mm drivers...."  

this tot just hounded me today, there must be something i can do to maximize its potential..

this 200$can should be slamming like a denon...without screaming like a b**ch

 

ok did some more tweaking...

and this is what i did to take away the scream somewhere in the highs.

 

infront of the driver..added a 1mm felt :

this takes away the upper highs i believe.

 

 

 

but there is another peak somewhere in the vocals that drives me nuts..

open up the screws, n behind the driver, i added this ring felt:

 

 

 

 

i can quite confidently say this felt kills off that scream in the vocals.. lol

whitney's "i will always love u"  doesnt cut me like a knife anymore.

duggehsmile.pngL3000.gif


hello,

 

more details on materials, possible templates?

 

thank you ever so! smily_headphones1.gif

post #495 of 2455

my felt is 1mm thick...both front n back discs same diameter...so jus measure n follow tat at the front.

to cut inner hole, jus fold the felt into quarters n snip , jus estimate, not heart surgery :P

 

u can experiment with foam lying around yur home too...

my point is, to minimise the scream, u need to get to the back ring of the driver.

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