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post #136 of 148

Thomann has started to deliver the evo in Germany (and Europe I guess). I got mine today. I was very pleased with the tamed highs which aren't sharp anymore. But I was disappointed because the bass wasn't as crisp and punchy as on my old 681.

Some guy on a german forum found out that superlux put an additional felt disc between the driver and the foam-pad. He suggested to remove it:


After I removed it (it's glued slightly) I had the feeling the old 681 is back. Fast, crisp and punchy bass that just makes great fun, the sound was more airier, bigger stage, more dynamic but there are the harsh highs back, too. I will leave the felt away because I really didn't like the clogged sound with it and live with the highs until I find a possibility to mod it.


Edited by madmarty - 4/30/13 at 6:46pm
post #137 of 148
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Originally Posted by madmarty View Post

Thomann has started to deliver the evo in Germany (and Europe I guess). I got mine today. I was very pleased with the tamed highs which aren't sharp anymore. But I was disappointed because the bass wasn't as crisp and punchy as on my old 681.

Some guy on a german forum found out that superlux put an additional felt disc between the driver and the foam-pad. He suggested to remove it:


After I removed it (it's glued slightly) I had the feeling the old 681 is back. Fast, crisp and punchy bass that just makes great fun, the sound was more airier, bigger stage, more dynamic but there are the harsh highs back, too. I will leave the felt away because I really didn't like the clogged sound with it and live with the highs until I find a possibility to mod it.

 

So you actually like the old 681 better than the EVO?

post #138 of 148
Just confirmed by Superlux that we are getting the EVO models very soon. Costs the same at Php1990.00 (48.39 USD). biggrin.gif
post #139 of 148

Can anyone directly compare the HD668B to the new HD681EVO in terms of the sound character? Bass extension, mids quantity, sibilance, etc.

I currently have a pair of JVC HARX700 but I'm looking for something more open. I'm hoping the either the HD668B or HD681EVO with velour will be less hot/sweaty for long sessions as well as have a better soundstage.

post #140 of 148

Got HD681 EVO today. After 2 hours, I love it. Accurate, warm & sweet. I'm listening mainly to  classical guitar. No experience on the other Superlux headphones. I used to love Grado HP-1 ( 1g. aluminium model ). EVO is great HP for poor people like me. I'm living in Japan and have no relation with Superlux. 

post #141 of 148
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Originally Posted by madmarty View Post

Some guy on a german forum found out that superlux put an additional felt disc between the driver and the foam-pad. He suggested to remove it

So that only covers the part directly above the driver and not any of the passive radiators/fabric damped holes I see. I use a full disc of Creatology felt  and an Arctic Cotton disc ( fuzzy felty-type fabric ) inside there underneath that stock foam insert for part of the 662f mod, might have to see how it is with just above the driver only.

On a side not the Creative Soundblaster pads i should mention are top notch. Too bad they are discontinued

 

EDIT: just made the two smaller and it made all the difference.  Really nice now.

Thanks a ton for the post!

 

I hope it is more than just a fabric disc for the newer version, these are capable of much more.


Edited by nick n - 6/27/13 at 10:38pm
post #142 of 148
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Originally Posted by madmarty View Post

Thomann has started to deliver the evo in Germany (and Europe I guess). I got mine today. I was very pleased with the tamed highs which aren't sharp anymore. But I was disappointed because the bass wasn't as crisp and punchy as on my old 681.

Some guy on a german forum found out that superlux put an additional felt disc between the driver and the foam-pad. He suggested to remove it:


After I removed it (it's glued slightly) I had the feeling the old 681 is back. Fast, crisp and punchy bass that just makes great fun, the sound was more airier, bigger stage, more dynamic but there are the harsh highs back, too. I will leave the felt away because I really didn't like the clogged sound with it and live with the highs until I find a possibility to mod it.

I took the felt off and put the foam-pad back. Still 6-7 hours, but it's nice. Thanks.

post #143 of 148
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Originally Posted by Supertoaster View Post

Website says that it has "more of a delicate treble characteristic". And the 681 is known for its insane highs (in both good and bad ways) so guessing that they read the complaints.

 

 

I find it funny how a small nearly unknown headphone company based in China seems like they care more about their customers then the bigger companies :D

 

Its actually Taiwanese company who's factories are in China.

and btw, all their product are like 50% cheaper over there.

I bought my HD668B for around $25 USD in Taipei couple years ago.

post #144 of 148

I paid $35 for EVO in Japan.

post #145 of 148

Any news on the 662 II/Evo?

 

How do people like the new evo models of any of the superlux cans compared with the previous models?

post #146 of 148

I got the 681EVO and also agree those who found the need to take the felt off.  It then sounded too bright but what's wierd is that after a few days of usage, the brightness went away.. so did my pair burned in or did it destroyed my ear's hairs, which is a bad thing if it did.  What do you guys think?

post #147 of 148

So the superlux EVO is this one right? http://www.thomann.de/fr/superlux_hd_681_evo_bk.htm

 

Does the BK simply means black color?

post #148 of 148
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So the superlux EVO is this one right? http://www.thomann.de/fr/superlux_hd_681_evo_bk.htm

 

Does the BK simply means black color?

I believe the BK stands for black and the one with the W is white.

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