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post #3376 of 5761
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They are just that revealing. You'll hear stuff like that you've never heard before.


I have a hard time believing that.

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:D

post #3378 of 5761
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 


Is it part of the headphone then? And is that what that Dynamat will fix? Or are these just THAT revealing?! Explain plsss
:P

 

Well, I hear what sounds like reverb with my T5p sometimes, so I'm planning on lining the cups with Dynamat to see if it fixes the problem.  I don't hear anything with the Mikros, so I'm not planning on doing anything to them. 

 

If the reverb is bothering you, there is only one thing to do.

 

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So I SHOULD do the whole mod? Does it have to be leather/dynamat or are there some other common materials that would work?

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I have a hard time believing that.

 

Well, they are very revealing. But I don't know how revealing the HE-500's are.

post #3381 of 5761
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I have a hard time believing that.


What do your ears tell you?

post #3382 of 5761
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What do your ears tell you?


That it's probably the headphone resonating... but that's not to say these aren't revealing, cause they definitely are! I've heard some nuances in music I never noticed on the HE500 lol (partly cause these are closed back so there is no ambient noise).

post #3383 of 5761
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That it's probably the headphone resonating... but that's not to say these aren't revealing, cause they definitely are! I've heard some nuances in music I never noticed on the HE500 lol (partly cause these are closed back so there is no ambient noise).

post #3384 of 5761

Would cotton work?

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Would cotton work?


It's better than nothing...and if you still hear something funky then you can use something else (leather, Dynamat).

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It's better than nothing...and if you still hear something funky then you can use something else (leather, Dynamat).


I don't get how leather would help...

post #3387 of 5761
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So I SHOULD do the whole mod? Does it have to be leather/dynamat or are there some other common materials that would work?

 

They sounds so different, that I can't say for sure if you should do the mod. If you already love the sound of the stock phones, then who knows if you would like the modded sound. If you have two pairs though, then they for sure they should be done.

 

Keep in mind that I don't have the HE-500's to compare to, but the stock 90's to me sound very natural, balanced and detailed. They have adequate bass, but not nearly as much as say my M500's. My M500's sound more fun and colorful in comparison to the stock 90's. But the odd thing with the stock 90's is that their natural, balanced and detailed sound becomes very addictive, and I really like it.

 

The modded 90's in comparison become warmer overall. The bass becomes more prominent and the highs are smoother. The sound becomes much fuller and smoother overall. The mids and highs are toned down a bit, but they still sound detailed and balanced within that warmer signature.

 

I think that some people would absolutely love the modded SQ and others who prefer that more natural, detailed and brighter sound will prefer the stock SQ. Me? I love'em them both :)

 

Edit: regarding your leather/dynamat question, a few have used dynamat to great effect. I would have tried it if I had it.


Edited by waynes world - 3/8/14 at 4:45pm
post #3388 of 5761
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Atraf - cable upgrades really don't impact frequency response. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation on this topic, and cables may well impact certain aspects of sound quality that are not within the standard array of measurements used in the audio world. If cables really did bring out treble or boost bass (or sound distinctly warmer or brighter than one another), that would be easily measured, even if the effects were well below the threshold of audibility. Reputable cable makers actually acknowledge that short run cables (assuming that there is not something terribly wrong with them), do not impact sound in such a simple manner.

If you want to bring out the bass, amp them well, eq them, or plan to mod them. I have been thoroughly enjoying my Mikros with a mini3 for the last couple of evenings. It lends some real kick to the bottom end. Frankly, I'm not sure I want bass above and beyond what I'm hearing, and I am certainly not a treblehead.

Thanks for the info about the cables, this thread is definitely confusing.

 

This is thread as 2 much information about modding and less on the the headphones them self, its impossible to learn something.

I think separating the the thread to 2 will be a great idea .. 

post #3389 of 5761
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

They sounds so different, that I can't say for sure if you should do the mod. If you already love the sound of the stock phones, then who knows if you would like the modded sound. If you have two pairs though, then they for sure they should be done.

 

Keep in mind that I don't have the HE-500's to compare to, but the stock 90's to me sound very natural, balanced and detailed. They have adequate bass, but not nearly as much as say my M500's. My M500's sound more fun and colorful in comparison to the stock 90's. But the odd thing with the stock 90's is that their natural, balanced and detailed sound becomes very addictive, and I really like it.

 

The modded 90's in comparison become warmer overall. The bass becomes more prominent and the highs are smoother. The sound becomes much fuller and smoother overall. The mids and highs are toned down a bit, but they still sound detailed and balanced within that warmer signature.

 

I think that some people would absolutely love the modded SQ and others who prefer that more natural, detailed and brighter sound will prefer the stock SQ. Me? I love'em them both :)

 

Edit: regarding your leather/dynamat question, a few have used dynamat to great effect. I would have tried it if I had it.


I do like the stock sound as I also find it natural, but others have said that the mod also makes the sound more 3D and might help imaging (the place that I find these lacking HEAVILY). Should I just add some dampening in the cup for now? I found some crappy plastic PC headphones that have those foam earpads and was thinking of putting those in it.

post #3390 of 5761
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 


I do like the stock sound as I also find it natural, but others have said that the mod also makes the sound more 3D and might help imaging (the place that I find these lacking HEAVILY). Should I just add some dampening in the cup for now? I found some crappy plastic PC headphones that have those foam earpads and was thinking of putting those in it.

 

Not sure about adding dampening while keeping the hole plugged. When I reverted back to stock by covering back up the hole, I left the blue tac in the cups. But I found they sounded flatter and less detailed and I had to remove the blue tac in order to really get back to the stock sound. But it would be easy enough for you to try. Just be careful of the left driver wire.

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