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post #3406 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

My guess...that thin foam might be able to mimic the leather.
U can put it on the cupbase n giv it a listen. If u wan an even fuller sound..then add tat foam to back of driver.

Try to get the felt..it seem to add impact to the bass.


I don't need more impact... LOL! If anything a LITTLE less impact/quantity or whatever it is.

post #3407 of 6492
Just using a big chunk of foam or cotton might giv u a big blob of bass.
U need to shape tat bass..tame the resonance..add bite..n add a little organic flavor..
My taste shaped my mod..u can adjust according to yur taste too. Just try a few of yur own ideas. It should get better as u try.
Edited by Lorspeaker - 3/8/14 at 6:41pm
post #3408 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

Just using a big chunk of foam or cotton might giv u a big blob of bass.
U need to shape tat bass..tame the resonance..add bite..n add a little organic flavor..
My taste shaped my mod..u can adjust according to yur taste too. Just try a few of yur own ideas. It should get better as u try.


Meh, I might just put the material back on and call it a day

post #3409 of 6492

I was feeling like I was getting a bit too much bass with the mods and losing a bit of clarity in the mids and highs. Not sure what was going on - possibly my particular pair has become messed up in some way.

 

At any rate, I thought that I'd try covering the holes with some elastoplast fabric bandaid material, and I am very pleasantly surprised by how good this is sounding to me. Still quite a full sound with a lot of controlled bass (seemingly more than stock), but with nice clarity in the mids and highs (but maybe slightly less elevated highs than stock). Just a nice full, smooth (yet clear) and engaging sound across the board.

 

But because I only have this one pair and it's been a while since I heard them in stock form, I'm wondering if what I am now hearing is indeed the stock sound (in which case I obviously love the stock sound!), or if this "elastoplast" mod actually has a different and new sound that I am really digging.

post #3410 of 6492
I added the material over the hole and the bass stayed the same so I panicked. Then I removed the cotton...now the bass is back to normal. Maybe it was the cotton all along?
post #3411 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post

I added the material over the hole and the bass stayed the same so I panicked. Then I removed the cotton...now the bass is back to normal. Maybe it was the cotton all along?

 

So, you had exposed the hole (and somehow managed to salvage the material!), and then covered up the hole again, but it wasn't until you also removed the cotton out of the cup that the bass went back to normal?

 

If so, then that pretty much proves that sound does indeed make it's way though that material, and that playing around in the cup still has an impact.

 

I still have the leather, felt and blue tac in my cups, and even though I covered up the hole again with bandaid, the stuff in the cup is probably why I am hearing more bass now than when I had everything stock. I'm not sure that I'm going to remove that stuff out of the cups though, as I'm enjoying it :)

post #3412 of 6492
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

So, you had exposed the hole (and somehow managed to salvage the material!), and then covered up the hole again, but it wasn't until you also removed the cotton out of the cup that the bass went back to normal?

 

If so, then that pretty much proves that sound does indeed make it's way though that material, and that playing around in the cup still has an impact.

 

I still have the leather, felt and blue tac in my cups, and even though I covered up the hole again with bandaid, the stuff in the cup is probably why I am hearing more bass now than when I had everything stock. I'm not sure that I'm going to remove that stuff out of the cups though, as I'm enjoying it :)


Indeed, playing around with the cup still makes a large difference.

 

Not 100% sure about that yet...

 

I'm going to try the band-aid and tell you how that sounds.

Edit: Tried scotch tape--no luck. Bass disappears.

 

I have an idea. Someone should try to put some glue stick on the hole and grab some fine strands of cotton from a cotton ball to adhere to it. That would be VERY similar to what was on it before and might work as a replacement/fix.


Edited by Nimzerz - 3/8/14 at 9:54pm
post #3413 of 6492

fabric elastoplast is not soundproof too..unlike a scotchtape. 

 

if u are losing clarity, something is too SOFT inside the cups...maybe u need a stiffer leather..or take off the thin foam..or add more hard felt..

 

if u are happy with the elastoplast-mod, by all means enjoy it. Or keep that as a workable option.

i have a few of my options that i know works for my differing setups.

 

If i take off the think foam on my latest mod, i get more rumble..and the mids are thinner/further..

this option is superb for movies... :P

 

My latestmod is more evenly balanced...sounding like a regular big can...

most unoffensive to most people i reckon. So i keep that on as a "standard" mod in post 1804.

post #3414 of 6492

Update: I attached the old material back over THE HOLE and for the HOLES in the material I used that method I stated above involving the glue and cotton...result so far is just like how the stock version sounded and seems to have worked perfectly. I also removed the felt from the box that I had sitting in there for round 2 of the mod...so that might've also contributed to getting back to the stock sound as well.


Edited by Nimzerz - 3/8/14 at 10:20pm
post #3415 of 6492

Ninzerz, what is the HOLE...and HOLES(where is this...?) lolz 

 

 

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wayne, are u using the stockcable? 

 

 

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just plugged my moddedMikros into the Audiogd amp on stock cable...

sounds really good..clear..open ...big sounding.. 

my leather is like those on a leather wallet, not those soft fluffy leather. 

 


Edited by Lorspeaker - 3/8/14 at 10:40pm
post #3416 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

what is the HOLE...and HOLES(where is this...?) lolz 


THE HOLE -- the hole covered by the material

the HOLES -- holes in the material that covers THE HOLE

 

LOL

post #3417 of 6492

huh....u meant u PUNCHED holes into the whitesticker that covered THE HOLE??? 

post #3418 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

huh....u meant u PUNCHED holes into the whitesticker that covered THE HOLE??? 


PUNCHED holes? no... It easily rips and therefore had a few "rips" or "holes" in it.

post #3419 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 


PUNCHED holes? no... It easily rips and therefore had a few "rips" or "holes" in it.

 

y dun u attempt the "full" mod that i posted, give it a shot, instead of turning back to stock. ..go find a piece of leather..."borrow"  your dad's wallet. :P

post #3420 of 6492
The "create a modding thread" possy are gonna be after us fer shure LOL!

Lors, with the mods I use the stock cable (for less bass). With the stock (or quasi stock) I use my beats cable (for more bass).
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