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post #496 of 2455

 

there are 3 or 4 actual holes covered by this white sticker...

may i know, from anyone with modding experience, what is the effect if i open up these holes?

(do i get bigger bass??? :P)

post #497 of 2455
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Originally Posted by inasafeplace View Post

I orderer Lawton pads... Will post pics when they arrive on 3 weeks...

 

your lawton pads arrived? does it fit? hows the sound effect?popcorn.gif

post #498 of 2455
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

 

there are 3 or 4 actual holes covered by this white sticker...

may i know, from anyone with modding experience, what is the effect if i open up these holes?

(do i get bigger bass??? :P)

If it's anything like my Grados, then yes it should offer more bass. Just go slowly (1 at a time) otherwise it won't sound very good and it's tough to go back.

post #499 of 2455

y is it tough to "go back".....

cant i just paste a sticker over the hole again>?

or is the white sticker a special perforated paper?

post #500 of 2455
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

y is it tough to "go back".....

cant i just paste a sticker over the hole again>?

or is the white sticker a special perforated paper?

It's some sort of cloth, don't know exactly what it is. I'm sure you could put something back on it but it's easier to just do one at a time.

post #501 of 2455
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

 

your lawton pads arrived? does it fit? hows the sound effect?popcorn.gif


They were shipped yesterday.... they get new stocks a few times a year it seems....

post #502 of 2455
Thought I'd just ask here instead of making a new thread.

Can anyone compare the k550 to the beyerdynamic custom one pro?
I generally listen to my grados so I want as close to open sounding between the two.
The grados leak too much for me to use at work.
post #503 of 2455

Well i bought the k550 and so far i am enjoying them.

 

Good sound, enough bass for me and i must say when the song calls for it they do shake on your head also it just has this lean, deep, full, spacious sound that is clean and clear and smooth.

 

Sometimes with the way it sounds it makes me jump sometimes exactly as being spooked, no other can of mine has done that before (dt 48, dt 150, dr 770, dt 880, dt 990, k 701, q 701, k240 mk2, k242, hd 555, hd 650, t50rp, ath m 50, hd 25 ii, hfi 580, pro 900, ultrasone proline 2500).

 

Needs a good seal as you know, sounds like an open can, good isolation, easy to drive yea..

 

I dunno it just sounds beautiful can see why people praise them or love them.


Edited by lltfdaniel - 5/21/13 at 2:07pm
post #504 of 2455

Hello K550 owners. Would any of you say that this headphone blocks out noise well? I've been considering selling my AKG K240 headphones and getting these instead for the sake of isolation. Do they sound just as good?

post #505 of 2455
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Originally Posted by Hifi Man View Post

Hello K550 owners. Would any of you say that this headphone blocks out noise well? I've been considering selling my AKG K240 headphones and getting these instead for the sake of isolation. Do they sound just as good?

Yup, these headphones isolate quite well IMO, which is quite amazing considering how relatively open sounding these are. Had the K240s at one time as well and as much as I love that headphone and recommend it often to friends who are looking to get into this hobby, K550 IMO sounds better in every way.
post #506 of 2455
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Originally Posted by inasafeplace View Post


They were shipped yesterday.... they get new stocks a few times a year it seems....

 

i hv this nagging foreboding, it aint gonna FIT... rolleyes.gifph34r.gif

post #507 of 2455
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Originally Posted by Hifi Man View Post

Hello K550 owners. Would any of you say that this headphone blocks out noise well? I've been considering selling my AKG K240 headphones and getting these instead for the sake of isolation. Do they sound just as good?

 

They isolate more then the Audio Technica ATH-M50 I had.

post #508 of 2455
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Originally Posted by lltfdaniel View Post

Well i bought the k550 and so far i am enjoying them.

 

Good sound, enough bass for me and i must say when the song calls for it they do shake on your head also it just has this lean, deep, full, spacious sound that is clean and clear and smooth.

 

Sometimes with the way it sounds it makes me jump sometimes exactly as being spooked, no other can of mine has done that before (dt 48, dt 150, dr 770, dt 880, dt 990, k 701, q 701, k240 mk2, k242, hd 555, hd 650, t50rp, ath m 50, hd 25 ii, hfi 580, pro 900, ultrasone proline 2500).

 

Needs a good seal as you know, sounds like an open can, good isolation, easy to drive yea..

 

I dunno it just sounds beautiful can see why people praise them or love them.

 

Can you order the K550, DT880 and HD650 in terms of personal sound preference, and then in terms of confort?

Thanks

post #509 of 2455

This is a close one.

 

Personal sound preference.

 

K550

DT880

HD 650

 

Comfort uhh

 

K550

hd650

dt880

post #510 of 2455
Sound : 650 / 550 modded / 880
Comfort : 650 / 880 / 550 perspiration tongue.gif
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