Ok here's some sexcee pics/ impressions of luisdent's my MH1 re-cables.
These 2 sets ROCKS!!! Gave them some spins for the past couple of weeks and the black re-cable set for sure sounds more balanced/ slightly flatter if you will, even without the bass port taped.
While the copper re-cable set sounds BOLDER/ FULLER and more fun in comparison. Even with the bass port taped on the copper re-cables there is still more GLORIOUS bass on them compared to the black set. And it appears that i wasn't trippin' when i heard that there were minor differences between the 2 sets during my initial listening and this is what luisdent said regarding the matter:
Yes [in that i was correct in hearing sonic differences between the two re-cables]. That is because, even though I taped the vents on the copper ones the stress relief is open leaving some venting. You need at least "some" venting or you risk damaging the drivers according to rin. On the black set I filled the stress relief with super glue. I left the vent open to prevent damage and filled the stress relief completely.
The stress relief lets in a lot more air than the vent, so blocking that completely with glue should make the bass less volume on the black set. Not much, but it could be noticeable if you listen for it.
This makes the copper re-cable more ideal for commuting due to the bigger, bolder, fuller, and more fun bassy sound cuz it's better for blocking out background noises. The black re-cable on the other hand is more suitable for home cuz you will hear more external noise leaking in as the result of the tamer bass. Some might prefer less isolation and a leaner sound on-the-go for safety reasons but i for one likes the fuller sound to block out my surroundings mo'.
If you like the MH1/Cs original stock sound and wish to use these as your on-the-go portables, blocking the bass ports/ strain relief is not necessarily the desire outcome you want. But it is great to have multiple sets with slightly different sound sigs for different purposes as the result of simple mods that everyone can do tbh.
So on that note I freaken love both of my re-cabled sets for their minor yet apparent differences, and am glad luisdent did it that way without even my permission or consulting me 1st!!! haha NICE AND WELL PLAYED!!!
So if you wanna PM the fool for a re-cable MAKE SURE HE KNOWS WHO'S BOSS BY TELLING HIM EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT or else is is just gonna goof around with your 'ish!!! j/k not really.
Just too bad he is no longer solely loyal to these lovely lowly MH1/Cs cuz of his new love interest, but i guess head-fi brings out the promiscuity outta' all of us. CURSE YOU!!! : P
edit: oh yeah forgot to say he did an AMAZING job on these re-cables as ya'll can see as well as gave me a sweet deal on them cuz i sent him 4 guinea pig sets to mess with. Only 2 of my soldiers made it back to me, but he has got this re-cable thing locked down and sealed it seems. So congrats on the great work my sharky/ dolphin hombre.
Edited by sfwalcer - 5/18/14 at 10:20pm