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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post
 

is this the hole mod where I poke a hole in the tape covering the hole or is there a different mod I should be looking at. I am enjoying the heck out of the OE as well as the M90 but if I can marry the two signatures and eliminate the OE's I will take them back to Future Shop in a heart beat. The only thing else I like about the OE over the ML is a bit of comfort and a larger sound stage. But since I already own the K545 I already have both of those areas covered.

 

I personally don't know how anyone can get that tape off of the hole without destroying the tape. But fear not! If you want to get the hole covered again, there are various materials that will work just fine, including the elastoplast bandaid material that is working wonders for my ears.

 

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Originally Posted by slowpickr View Post

Mikros doesn't sound good coming directly out of my cowon D2+. M80 does. Thinking these are going to be picky about the source. I only have a few hours of play time on them though.

 

Do yourself a favour and don't judge until 100 hours of burn in.

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

Do yourself a favour and don't judge until 100 hours of burn in.

 

+1. Or more.

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OK I will burn these I'm for another days giving them 100+ hours of burnin.

I am struggling to find a local source for thin hardwood to make my cup extender. Shipping is going to cost me 5 times the cost of the wood if I buy online!

Here is my plan for anyone interested. I am going to buy Shure 840 pads (89mm by 109mm oval). Buy 1/16" thick cherry wood. Cut three ovals. Two will be 89x109 and one will 83x103. The bottom and top pieces will have an inner oval cut the exact size of the plastic plate holding the driver. The middle piece will be the smaller oval with a hole cut to the size of outer edge of the driver. The 3 pieces will be glued together and will fit over the plastic plate. The smaller diameter oval in the middle will allow room to tuck and hide the 840 pad lip. The middle plate will have 3 matching screw holes to allow the plate to be screwed into place using the existing screw anchors allowing the plate to be removed to return the headphone back to stock configuration. By making the top and bottom plates have an inner oval the size of the plate it would allow people the option to incorporate the original foam underneath the 840 pad whixh the ear would rest on enhancing the isolation. I am going to either paint the extender black or possibly stain it black to retain some of the wood grain.

What I might need is a willing partner from the US to buy and cut a sheet of wood up into 3.75" rectangles and mail them to me. I am going to check out the local lumber store locally on Monday first though, just in case I can find someone who has what I need in stock.

Here is the one online reseller I have found in the US, that had 1/16 cherry wood sheets available. http://www.kencraftstore.com/woods/Thin_Lumber.html
Edited by dweaver - 3/29/14 at 5:22pm
post #4459 of 6488
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

OK I will burn these I'm for another days giving them 100+ hours of burnin.

I am struggling to find a local source for thin hardwood to make my cup extender. Shipping is going to cost me 5 times the cost of the wood if I buy online!

Here is my plan for anyone interested. I am going to buy Shure 840 pads (89mm by 109mm oval). Buy 1/16" thick cherry wood. Cut three ovals. Two will be 89x109 and one will 83x103. The bottom and top pieces will have an inner oval cut the exact size of the plastic plate holding the driver. The middle piece will be the smaller oval with a hole cut to the size of outer edge of the driver. The 3 pieces will be glued together and will fit over the plastic plate. The smaller diameter oval in the middle will allow room to tuck and hide the 840 pad lip. The middle plate will have 3 matching screw holes to allow the plate to be screwed into place using the existing screw anchors allowing the plate to be removed to return the headphone back to stock configuration. By making the top and bottom plates have an inner oval the size of the plate it would allow people the option to incorporate the original foam underneath the 840 pad whixh the ear would rest on enhancing the isolation. I am going to either paint the extender black or possibly stain it black to retain some of the wood grain.

What I might need is a willing partner from the US to buy and cut a sheet of wood up into 3.75" rectangles and mail them to me. I am going to check out the local lumber store locally on Monday first though, just in case I can find someone who has what I need in stock.

Here is the one online reseller I have found in the US, that had 1/16 cherry wood sheets available. http://www.kencraftstore.com/woods/Thin_Lumber.html

 

Go here:

http://www.blackforestwood.com/

 

Not sure if they'd have it but worth a shot and local!

 

Mine arrived, they are interesting, need some time to burn in, but I do enjoy the highs already.

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Howdy Robin, I tried that company but the thinnest they can go is 1/8" unless I pay to have them sand them down.

But I did find a place that I could get 1/16" ABS plastic sheets that might do the trick.
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If you guys (and gals I'm sure lol) haven't tried wearing these things reversed, DEWWWW ITTTTTT!

 

I actually threw them on wanting to try them in "normal mode".  I quickly was thinking "Wow, they are staying on quite well in normal mode and not rotating towards the front and losing the seal and they are sounding great. What's going on?". Then I realized that I had them on in reversed mode. D'oh! (I'm a nice boy...)  

 

Comfort can sometimes be a bit of a compromise in reversed because more pressure is exerted on the back of the ear, but it's worth it to me because the discomfort doesn't always materialize. And if it does, I just flip them back around into normal mode (and let them start rotating forward on me, and start losing the seal, and I have to start fiddling with them again lol).


Edited by waynes world - 3/29/14 at 5:55pm
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waynes world have you tried tilting the headband top a bit back from up and down it will find a nice fit that way also

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waynes world have you tried tilting the headband top a bit back from up and down it will find a nice fit that way also

 

Thanks nick. Yup, that's how I normally wear it when in normal mode. I think that there are variations between sets relating to how easily they rotate forward. Pataburd noticed that one of his pairs does this quite easily, and I think that my pair does as well. I can get them sitting in place, but it feels precarious, and sooner or later they rotate forward. But in reversed mode.. not an issue.

 

If yours do not rotate forward easily, then you my friend are one of the blessed ones! :)

 

p.s. like my Saturday night avatar? Coppermoon per chance??? :rolleyes:

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waynes world have you tried tilting the headband top a bit back from up and down it will find a nice fit that way also

The way for me to get the best fit is to have the band at and top the very top of my head (just in front of my crown). I must say the design of the tilted angle ear cups is quite smart wink.gif
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By making the top and bottom plates have an inner oval the size of the plate it would allow people the option to incorporate the original foam underneath the 840 pad whixh the ear would rest on enhancing the isolation.l[/quote]

Wonderful plan!
U will need to keep the original foam I reckon..else the bass with thin out.
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

Thanks nick. Yup, that's how I normally wear it when in normal mode. I think that there are variations between sets relating to how easily they rotate forward. Pataburd noticed that one of his pairs does this quite easily, and I think that my pair does as well. I can get them sitting in place, but it feels precarious, and sooner or later they rotate forward. But in reversed mode.. not an issue.

 

If yours do not rotate forward easily, then you my friend are one of the blessed ones! :)

 

p.s. like my Saturday night avatar? Coppermoon per chance??? :rolleyes:


yes my man , actually do have Copper Moon  and some precarious finger over mouse hovering while looking on ebay upcoming this fine evening

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yes my man , actually do have Copper Moon  and some precarious finger over mouse hovering while looking on ebay upcoming this fine evening

 

Lol. Ran out of Coppermoon. Hmm, looks like Jamesons will simply have to do lol! I think I'll be keeping that avatar active for a while!

 

My finger is currently hovering over this button. But, I am having eargasms over the 8320's, so I suppose that I don't really need the 9396's. Then again, only $20....

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wayne you got yourself a pm

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Just bought a pair of Mikros though sfwalcer!! Can't wait to try out these cans when they arrive :P 

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Just bought a pair of Mikros though sfwalcer!! Can't wait to try out these cans when they arrive :P 


^ Hey i am gonna' have to charge some shipping and handling trollsaction fees!!! :mad:

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