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Boy !  is Sfwalcer back ! tongue_smile.gif

 

 

...I worry for you Bro ! confused_face.gif

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Hi guys,

 

I've just received a pair of these, bought out of curiosity after all the praise on here.  First impressions were quite disappointing.  They have a very coloured sound, with vocals recessed and unrealistic, lack of treble and a hollow and uncontrolled bass.  I'm leaving them burning for a while with my metal folder on random very loud.  I hope things clean up quite a lot, but I can't imagine they'll change that much.  They do look nice in white though. I'll update when I can!

 

Great forum though, keep up the good work people!

 

Matt 

post #903 of 1446
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Originally Posted by amigomatt View Post

Hi guys,

 

I've just received a pair of these, bought out of curiosity after all the praise on here.  First impressions were quite disappointing.  They have a very coloured sound, with vocals recessed and unrealistic, lack of treble and a hollow and uncontrolled bass.  I'm leaving them burning for a while with my metal folder on random very loud.  I hope things clean up quite a lot, but I can't imagine they'll change that much.  They do look nice in white though. I'll update when I can!

 

Great forum though, keep up the good work people!

 

Matt 

 

A damping mod with cotton or something else on the inside of the housing definitely removes some resonance and controls the bass. If there was any single mod to do, I'd suggest that one. 

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Originally Posted by SanjiWatsuki View Post

I received my HM5 pads today. I do not have the O-Rings, so I attached them by putting them over the stock pads and securing them a bit with electrical tape. I noticed that there was a definite increase to the treble. To compensate, I re-applied the tape over the vents, reducing the bass and treble a bit. The overall comfort is significantly higher with the new HM5 pads. The sound signature is still a bit warm and bass-tilted, but it is a very nice sounding tonality. 

 

I also taped an old headphone pad to the top of the headband. This makes it significantly softer.

How many hours do you have on them? Just curious because it took a lot of burning in before the treble on mine evened out.

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Boy !  is Sfwalcer back ! tongue_smile.gif

 

 

...I worry for you Bro ! confused_face.gif

I do as well. haha .....................................

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

.....................for falling prey to those ATH ADs. :  (

 

m(O.O)m 1,001th post wasted on you ghost damn it!!! tongue_smile.gif


Edited by sfwalcer - 1/23/13 at 8:25am
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Did you put that or the admin?

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I will be getting these for a test run, they are beautiful in white and therefore I can offload on the wife after boredom seeps in.

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Did you put that or the admin?

Let me blow your mind Rick. I AM THE ADMIN!!! hoho

 

Go ahead and try to put that in yourself, bet you can't do it. bigsmile_face.gif

 

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I will be getting these for a test run, they are beautiful in white and therefore I can offload on the wife after boredom seeps in.

 

+1 on those white beauties, and flawless plan btw. beerchug.gif

post #909 of 1446
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Originally Posted by amigomatt View Post

Hi guys,

 

I've just received a pair of these, bought out of curiosity after all the praise on here.  First impressions were quite disappointing.  They have a very coloured sound, with vocals recessed and unrealistic, lack of treble and a hollow and uncontrolled bass.  I'm leaving them burning for a while with my metal folder on random very loud.  I hope things clean up quite a lot, but I can't imagine they'll change that much.  They do look nice in white though. I'll update when I can!

 

Great forum though, keep up the good work people!

 

Matt 

 

That's exactly what I thought when I bought them. It all changes with my tape dampening mod. (Still don't like the mid-range but he!! they're $27!)

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I do as well. haha .....................................

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

.....................for falling prey to those ATH ADs. :  (

 

Oh no! You're not doing that again. I REFUSE to click on that. Won't do it.

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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

 

Cool shot! Polarizer used I bet. What camera?

 

Thanks!

 

PM sent.

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Oh no! You're not doing that again. I REFUSE to click on that. Won't do it.


LoL, trust me this one is even more frightening, your wallet will run in fear of its dare life! Wise choice to not click. beerchug.gif

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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

Let me blow your mind Rick. I AM THE ADMIN!!! hoho

 

Go ahead and try to put that in yourself, bet you can't do it. bigsmile_face.gif

 

 

+1 on those white beauties, and flawless plan btw. beerchug.gif

 

Yeah, we know who has the white beauties.....the master troll......yahahahaha!

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Oh no! You're not doing that again. I REFUSE to click on that. Won't do it.

 

You too ?    ...I'm still recovering from the trama of clicking that last one he pulled !!!

 

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Thanks!

 

PM sent.

 

LOL   ...was ribbing Wayne on the photography thingy !    ...chill !

post #915 of 1446
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Originally Posted by charmerci View Post

 

That's exactly what I thought when I bought them. It all changes with my tape dampening mod. (Still don't like the mid-range but he!! they're $27!)

I've done the Q-tip mod, which worked a treat on balancing out the bass to the treble.  I also taped over the 3 holes and notches on the outside of the driver cover, but I can't really tell if that's made any difference.  I have burned about 10 hours in on them now and they seem a lot better than my first impressions, but aside from the Q-Tip mod, that could well be my brain adjusting to the timbre.

 

Is that the tape dampening mod that I have already done?

 

They are good for the money (but they were £27 for me, which is more than $27).  Still, they are good with dance and pop stuff, just not stuff that needs a realistic presentation of timbre.  Orchestral strings sound small and distant on these cans, which is the biggest gripe for me.  I like the bass.  It has extension and punch that belies their price, even though it is flabby and somewhat indistinct, with very little definition in the sub bass frequencies.  Still, pretty good for the price, I just wish they were more open and revealing up top.

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