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post #1996 of 2351

Here are some pictures of the wooden cups I'm making, This is a non-descript hardwood, just for testing. Going to put Dynamat in them and install them later this week!

 

post #1997 of 2351
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Here are some pictures of the wooden cups I'm making, This is a non-descript hardwood, just for testing. Going to put Dynamat in them and install them later this week!





WOW. Impressive. What tool are you using? Certainly not the lathe.
post #1998 of 2351
Looks almost like it was milled
post #1999 of 2351
Its made on a cnc milling machine.
post #2000 of 2351
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Its made on a cnc milling machine.
Oh nice. I wish I have that machine so I can carve my own smily_headphones1.gif kind of expensive to have it.
post #2001 of 2351
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Here are some pictures of the wooden cups I'm making, This is a non-descript hardwood, just for testing. Going to put Dynamat in them and install them later this week!

 

Nice work! Looking forward to your impressions.

post #2002 of 2351
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Here are some pictures of the wooden cups I'm making, This is a non-descript hardwood, just for testing. Going to put Dynamat in them and install them later this week!

 


Very nice.  What kind of wood?  And are you planning on doing any damping (a la Lawton)?  Are they stock depth? 

post #2003 of 2351
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Very nice.  What kind of wood?  And are you planning on doing any damping (a la Lawton)?  Are they stock depth? 

Hi, thanks! I have no idea what kind of wood this is, it's very course. But I'm getting some Bubbinga tomorrow! I'm going to dampen them using Dynamat. They are stock depth.

 

I changed one side now, and I'm under the impression that the treble on that side is a bit smoother. But this is with the stock Fostex dampening, which is very sparse.

post #2004 of 2351
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I changed one side now, and I'm under the impression that the treble on that side is a bit smoother. But this is with the stock Fostex dampening, which is very sparse.

 

I have a vision.. daanh's woodcups on my TH-600 in the not so far future^^

post #2005 of 2351
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Hi, thanks! I have no idea what kind of wood this is, it's very course. But I'm getting some Bubbinga tomorrow! I'm going to dampen them using Dynamat. They are stock depth.

 

I changed one side now, and I'm under the impression that the treble on that side is a bit smoother. But this is with the stock Fostex dampening, which is very sparse.


Just a heads up - Mark Lawton is now using Fatmat instead of Dynamat - says the change is due to improved control he gets instead of the reflective surfaces of the Dynamat.  Just got my TH900 back from him so I can only say the man knows of what he speaks.

 

Are you planning on making more of these and selling? 

post #2006 of 2351
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Just a heads up - Mark Lawton is now using Fatmat instead of Dynamat - says the change is due to improved control he gets instead of the reflective surfaces of the Dynamat.  Just got my TH900 back from him so I can only say the man knows of what he speaks.

Are you planning on making more of these and selling? 

Good to know, thank you. I could make more and sell them, at a fairly low price even. But I'm afraid Lawton wouldnt be happy... do you also have a th600?
post #2007 of 2351
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Good to know, thank you. I could make more and sell them, at a fairly low price even. But I'm afraid Lawton wouldnt be happy... do you also have a th600?

I will also buy. If is fairly low I will get th600.
post #2008 of 2351
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I will also buy. If is fairly low I will get th600.

Ditto. I'd also be interested, especially if it is affordable as you say. Also, competition is just part of having a business, IMO smily_headphones1.gif
post #2009 of 2351

So.........received my TH600's a bit over a week ago.  Listened to them right away, and then found out (after a day or two) that my pre-amp interface was EQ'd for my T50RP headphones.  Whoops! ;)

 

Anyhow, I burned them in for about 4 days straight, and have subsequently been listening this week.  To be honest, I've gone both ways on them: absolutely LOVING them on one day, and then not being so sure the next day.  It's very odd, and I can't say I've ever experienced this with headphones or IEMs.  Perhaps related to the music I'm listening to at the time?  Perhaps a head cold?  I'm not sure...but the "dislike times" I have usually involves the high-bass (or low-mids) sounding "muddy" to me.  Certainly not always, but it's like if the song tends that way, then these headphones accentuate it....at least to my ears.  On a (very) positive note, the sub-bass and highs are amazing -- really.  I've never heard sub-bass like this, and the highs are just perfect for me...especially since I tend toward having a low-tolerance for any sibilance whatsoever.

 

Two questions:

 

1)  I'm using the Fiio E17 as my desktop amp/dac.  I currently have no EQ on these (which seems fine), and I've been fooling around with the +6 or +12db gain settings.  Any recommendations on using gain or not?  I understand gain very well with soundboards, but I guess I don't with headphone amps...as to whether or not it's advantageous to use.  Maybe just personal pref?

 

2)  I heard my co-workers HE 500's today, and honestly....I really prefer the TH600's.  Maybe I don't like open headphones or something.  Am I crazy?

 

Thanks for reading.

post #2010 of 2351
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Originally Posted by yipcanjo View Post

So.........received my TH600's a bit over a week ago.  Listened to them right away, and then found out (after a day or two) that my pre-amp interface was EQ'd for my T50RP headphones.  Whoops! wink.gif

Anyhow, I burned them in for about 4 days straight, and have subsequently been listening this week.  To be honest, I've gone both ways on them: absolutely LOVING them on one day, and then not being so sure the next day.  It's very odd, and I can't say I've ever experienced this with headphones or IEMs.  Perhaps related to the music I'm listening to at the time?  Perhaps a head cold?  I'm not sure...but the "dislike times" I have usually involves the high-bass (or low-mids) sounding "muddy" to me.  Certainly not always, but it's like if the song tends that way, then these headphones accentuate it....at least to my ears.  On a (very) positive note, the sub-bass and highs are amazing -- really.  I've never heard sub-bass like this, and the highs are just perfect for me...especially since I tend toward having a low-tolerance for any sibilance whatsoever.

Two questions:

1)  I'm using the Fiio E17 as my desktop amp/dac.  I currently have no EQ on these (which seems fine), and I've been fooling around with the +6 or +12db gain settings.  Any recommendations on using gain or not?  I understand gain very well with soundboards, but I guess I don't with headphone amps...as to whether or not it's advantageous to use.  Maybe just personal pref?

2)  I heard my co-workers HE 500's today, and honestly....I really prefer the TH600's.  Maybe I don't like open headphones or something.  Am I crazy?

Thanks for reading.
I also prefer my TH600s over my HE500s. Mainly because I listen to EDM. They blitz the HE500s for that genre. The TH600 have a wider soundstage than the HE500s strangely for closed cans
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