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post #2791 of 8034
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Originally Posted by jwong View Post

 

Aw Doc, you'll always be our huckleberry...  

 

And sfwalcer, that $40 Uptown deal was through JR.com. They had them new at that price for a few hours, before all the head-fiers snatched them up. I should have bought more, especially since I sold them for a nice profit!

 

Interesting JR was where i got my Philips SHE5105 for $15, seems like they are clearing all of their philips inventory hmmmmm, give us a heads up next time on crazy deals like that. LoL

 

But $40 is a crazy price for those uptowns esp since they were just released not so long ago and supposedly sound pretty good.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post


Haha I think it will be boosted once he buys,
I helped by buying it just now lol.
Hey, anyone try the "brown paper towel" mod? smily_headphones1.gif
It holds up better and stiffer than the white napkin paper,
and keeps its's shape so doesnt get worn down easy.

 

I know man this sucks, prices on those cheapo sonys are going up by the minute. LoL Good thing I got a pair while they were like $20, phewwww.

 

Nope have not tried that brown paper towel stuffage, seems too dense but the sound might actually sound better due to the more dense material. Let us know if there are any sonic differences?

post #2792 of 8034
To me the brown paper helps transmit the bass & mids while not absorbing the sound as much.
I am having more focus.
It is stiffer and thinner than the white Napkins.
There is more air space as a result.
I am prefering it.


I am also realizing why the vent hole on the driver edge was there,
Taped up the bass has more impact & hits your ear.
With stock pads it is almost like a vacuum seal.
post #2793 of 8034
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

To me the brown paper helps transmit the bass & mids while not absorbing the sound as much.
I am having more focus.
It is stiffer and thinner than the white Napkins.
There is more air space as a result.
I am prefering it.
I am also realizing why the vent hole on the driver edge was there,
Taped up the bass has more impact & hits your ear.
With stock pads it is almost like a vacuum seal.


Coolios i might try stuffing my stock pads with some of that brown papers if i can get my hands on some. What you wrote makes perfect sense due to it being more dense.

 

haha nice that you tried that taping mod musubi1000 discovered, when those vent holes on the driver edge are covered up with the stock pads on, these S500s changes into bass monsters. Really amazing.

 

edit: so are you using stuffed stock pads with your S500s or do you have other set of pads on them Maxx?


Edited by sfwalcer - 11/2/12 at 11:42pm
post #2794 of 8034
All my testing done on a s400 in stock pads
still waiting for my s500
So your brown paper results will vary smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Maxx134 - 11/3/12 at 12:18am
post #2795 of 8034

Doc is dead to me now

 

 

 

 

 

post #2796 of 8034
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

To me the brown paper helps transmit the bass & mids while not absorbing the sound as much.
I am having more focus.
It is stiffer and thinner than the white Napkins.
There is more air space as a result.
I am prefering it.
I am also realizing why the vent hole on the driver edge was there,
Taped up the bass has more impact & hits your ear.
With stock pads it is almost like a vacuum seal.

I am using that brown paper from the begining, still using it.
post #2797 of 8034
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

haha, it is doc, tape tape tape, re-wrap the pads, DONE!!! LoL

edit: almost didn't recognize you doc without your cowboi avatar. heeeeeee
Oh man you can't pry these S500s off my head even with a jack hammer, DAT big deep/ tight BASS + the entire full sound spectrum = audio nirvana


Yea, it works on my s400's

Just made an a/b test between the tape moded and stock s400, same track same volume. The track starts with heavy bass kickdrum, i am hearing maybe 1 db more of bass. So, since its free and easy, why not?
Edited by rickdohc - 11/3/12 at 7:46am
post #2798 of 8034
I'm telling you guys if you tape up your perimeter ports you will bring the bass up to another level that almost matches the qualities of the highs. fast detailed textured powerful lower end. together thes pads and tape have made these not make me wanna get my AKG Tiesto. I don't need anything beyond this.
post #2799 of 8034
Thread Starter 

Actually this is interesting. I remember using the ATH velours it lets out too much bass. Maybe this is a way of getting the bass end back. Will try out soon.

post #2800 of 8034
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Originally Posted by musubi1000 View Post

I'm telling you guys if you tape up your perimeter ports you will bring the bass up to another level that almost matches the qualities of the highs. fast detailed textured powerful lower end. together thes pads and tape have made these not make me wanna get my AKG Tiesto. I don't need anything beyond this.

Which pads are you speaking of?

post #2801 of 8034
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Actually this is interesting. I remember using the ATH velours it lets out too much bass. Maybe this is a way of getting the bass end back. Will try out soon.
Normally I'm not a mod type of guy, but I might try this as well... Better bass? Sounds fantastic.
post #2802 of 8034
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Originally Posted by musubi1000 View Post

I'm telling you guys if you tape up your perimeter ports you will bring the bass up to another level that almost matches the qualities of the highs. fast detailed textured powerful lower end. together thes pads and tape have made these not make me wanna get my AKG Tiesto. I don't need anything beyond this.
Which pads do you use?
post #2803 of 8034
AKG K518 pads but I don't thinks it's of importance if you tape up the ports and restrain the fabric covered ports with either paper towel or felt ot something.
Edit: the AT and the AKGs should work here as stated other pads may vary
Edited by musubi1000 - 11/3/12 at 10:16pm
post #2804 of 8034
You know guys I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say these are by far the best headphones I've heard now that I taped the ports and stuffed the cushions. The bass can now steal the show!
Edit: think 10" subwoofer set a few db over flat
Edited by musubi1000 - 11/3/12 at 8:56pm
post #2805 of 8034
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Originally Posted by musubi1000 View Post

You know guys I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say these are by far the best headphones I've heard now that I taped the ports and stuffed the cushions. The bass can now steal the show!
Edit: think 10" subwoofer set a few db over flat

 

I'm completely happy with the s500/ath-pleather combo, but your mod sounds pretty easy. Please post a like back to instructions/photos (I couldn't find them). Thanks!

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