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post #2791 of 8312
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 #2792 of 8312
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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 #2793 of 8312
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 #2794 of 8312

Doc is dead to me now

 

 

 

 

 

post #2795 of 8312
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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 #2796 of 8312
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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 #2797 of 8312
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 #2798 of 8312
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 #2799 of 8312
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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 #2800 of 8312
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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 #2801 of 8312
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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 #2802 of 8312
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 #2803 of 8312
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 #2804 of 8312
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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!

post #2805 of 8312
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Originally Posted by musubi1000 View Post


ok guys here's what I've been toying with on my set up.
S500
AKG K518 stock pads

The first problem with my AGK K518 pads was the diminished bass. The stock pads had ample bass but the AKGs seemed to or not. mostly not. But I wasn't ready to part with my newfound awesomeness afforded by unrestricted mids and highs the AKG pads revealed. I wanted my bass and after stuffing with paper towels it brought some back. Just still not as much as stock. but doable. After disassembly I noticed the three ports on the face of the drivers. ( Image: Lower L corner. only two visible now covered with scotch tape.) I thought I'd experiment and covered them with scotch tape. and voila! all the bass came back and now these totally remind me of the fx 40s bass and overall signature but now with more impact! . Nice strong low and fast. except now it's definitely stronger! but in my opinion more in balance the way I like it with a full bass sub bass section and those wonderful highs are all still there and more! You can do this to for under 25 cents! of course if you have the pads to do this

You will need:
1: 1" of scotch tape
2: scissors or knife (Exacto/ Razor for clean install)
3: 1 paper towel  
4: Pads of choice. ATs and AKGs seem pop

Here are the steps 
1: remove pads
2: locate three outer ports and cover with scotch tape (photo bottom left driver)
3: roll paper towel to fit inside the driver side facing pad (photo top pad) this item doubles to reinforce the scotch tape and to create a better seal as the stock pad is loose fitting
  Note: I can't remember who I read this step from in one of the S400 or S500 threads but I felt as though that this made a difference so props to him fo sho!
4: Roll a couple of more paper of paper towels to fit the pad (photo right pad)
5: reassemble Note: when reattaching pad be careful to keep the paper towel on the facing side of the driver and not behind it. This will help reinforce the seal to the ports

This just in!!! use a bit more scotch tape as the little amount I used got the seal blown through. I thought the bass fell off.
Here it is.
I feel the stuffing is important for body of the bass. So don't skip this step
Edited by musubi1000 - 11/4/12 at 12:10am
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