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post #1066 of 2312

Thanks Guys!

Much appreciated!

 

I have the Shure 840 pads coming with the T50's so I'll start there and look into the Basic Mod. I should give a good listen to these in stock form at the start anyway for a reference point.

:beerchug:

post #1067 of 2312
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

Get some Shure 840 pads (~$20), some felt or cotton or other fuzzy breathable material (free from your bathroom or sock drawer).

 

step 1: pull off the old pads, stretch the new ones, carefully slip them on

 

actually you can stop here

Emphasizing. You can stop there, because past pads there's not a great increase in anything. 

 

If you want my suggestion, I find that the sound is much more lush and musical when you open the headphone up more, ie drill holes in the back. 

 

Though, the funnest part of the T50RPs isn't just following guides, but crafting your own signature from them. 

post #1068 of 2312
Thanks I'll keep the holes in mind for down the road... Can't wait to get these and start tinkering.
post #1069 of 2312
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Originally Posted by bluemonkeyflyer View Post
 

 

 

Full Monty Mod:

 

1. Go the extra mile and follow one of the pictorials/tutorials. You may find, as I do, that sound quality improves compared to the simpler mods.

2. You can add or subtract components to best suit your preferences.

 

 

I'm pretty sure the full monty mod only involves subtracting components... :ph34r:

post #1070 of 2312

Now there is a picture I didn't need...

post #1071 of 2312
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

 

I'm pretty sure the full monty mod only involves subtracting components... :ph34r:

 

LOL!  

post #1072 of 2312
Man I can't wait. I had mad dog 3.2s for a week or two and loved them. But got a good trade deal for an amp/dac. Now I'm getting a stock pair and ready to start finally modding! I've been reading up on t50s for years now. Read every last word for a long time. Hope I can get something close to the 3.2s out of these.
post #1073 of 2312
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Originally Posted by hemipowered007 View Post

Man I can't wait. I had mad dog 3.2s for a week or two and loved them. But got a good trade deal for an amp/dac. Now I'm getting a stock pair and ready to start finally modding! I've been reading up on t50s for years now. Read every last word for a long time. Hope I can get something close to the 3.2s out of these.

Good luck. Have fun with it and let us know how it goes.
post #1074 of 2312

Just purchased a pair of the Fostex T50RP and all the required things for the mods, now it comes down to which one I should try.

 

I was wondering out of the people here who have tried doing the mods themselves which one did they find the most enjoyable. (I know everyone's idea of enjoyable is different, just figured before they get to me I could weigh my options.)

 

Oh there is some amazing amount of time and energy that went in to this tread. I have to say it was the main reason I chose to purchase the T50RP. I am looking forward to spending many hours "tweaking" my own pair.

 

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread and any others like it. I have spent weeks reading reviews on Head-Fi and can't thank everyone enough for all the input I have read.

post #1075 of 2312

You will have to experiment and find one which suits you. You can try DBV #3 and modify the contents to your liking.

post #1076 of 2312

Thanks, I was thinking the DBV #3 was the way to go.

post #1077 of 2312
I liked the latex foam pads (makeup wedges) more than the cotton balls for absorption (see nick n's mod). I found a pack of those at the supermarket.
post #1078 of 2312
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Originally Posted by MasterMech7777 View Post
 

I was wondering out of the people here who have tried doing the mods themselves which one did they find the most enjoyable. 

I'm not one for winning in frequency graph competitions, so I prefer opening the headphones up a bit. New pads is a must, but then rip the cloth off the back of the drivers and start drilling holes in the back of the cups for more air flow. But this is very permanent, so more for those adventurous types (or those who have several pairs in their closet, like me). 

post #1079 of 2312

I decided to go with the Shure SRH940 velour pads, (I know mixed reviews for the sound field that is produced using these pads) I am going to get them to work. I ordered enough material to do a hundred set of the mods. Since I am working in Afghanistan right this moment I can't go to the local store and get replacement material :P so have to order in bulk to make it worth the month it takes for things to get over here.

I also ordered the:

Pyle Home PHE7AB USB DAC and Portable Headphone Amplifier (basically a re-branded Fiio E7)

Sennheiser Foam Headband Pad for HD600 (liked the look of the add on foam pads instead of the dual band look)

FiiO L3 Line Out Dock (LOD) Cable For iPod and iPhone (Don't need the internal amp with the DAC/AMP I am getting)

Replacement Audio Cable Cord for BOSE On-Ear 2 OE2 OE2i Headphones (These are designed similar to V-Moda headphone cable but could be bought on Amazon)

not to forget the Headphones themselfs

Fostex T50RP Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (These are sold by "Mr. Speaker", not sure if it is the same peeps that are making the Mad Dog, and Alpha Dog)

 

Over all everything was around 300 bucks with all materials included. I am very happy with my first purchase of "Orthodynamic" :L3000:headphones. I will update this with what how it turns out.

 

Wish me luck ::atsmile:and thanks for the support.

post #1080 of 2312

Sennheiser Foam Headband Pad for HD600

 

I bought this headband but could not figure out how to attach them to the Fostex. I tried velcro and 2 way sticky tape. Both would not grip on the Fostex side. Can anyone help me with this. Currently have Vibro leather strap installed but might want to change.

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