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post #436 of 716

That's precisely what I find charming about it, but it sure is helped by the fact that mines are put on Grado cans (a different set of aesthetic principles to match)


Edited by devouringone3 - 5/14/13 at 7:48pm
post #437 of 716

I never tried the Sennheiser strap, but I did make a snap-on headband cover using velour and soft upholstery foam.  It was more comfortable than the bare headband but not nearly as comfortable as the suspension strap, and significantly reduced the clamping force (since you had to extend the cups down further, and it effectively pushed out on the headphones).  The elastic of the suspension band helps to pull the cups against your head and slightly increases the clamping force from stock.  This can be tuned by increasing or decreasing the length of the elastic used, or by using a tighter or softer elastic.  The first strap that I made, I used elastic that was way too tight and it felt like the ear cups were smashing my head in, LOL.  After trying out a bunch of different elastics, I narrowed it down to what I have now

post #438 of 716
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Originally Posted by onefatsurfer View Post

I never tried the Sennheiser strap, but I did make a snap-on headband cover using velour and soft upholstery foam.  It was more comfortable than the bare headband but not nearly as comfortable as the suspension strap, and significantly reduced the clamping force (since you had to extend the cups down further, and it effectively pushed out on the headphones).  The elastic of the suspension band helps to pull the cups against your head and slightly increases the clamping force from stock.  This can be tuned by increasing or decreasing the length of the elastic used, or by using a tighter or softer elastic.  The first strap that I made, I used elastic that was way too tight and it felt like the ear cups were smashing my head in, LOL.  After trying out a bunch of different elastics, I narrowed it down to what I have now


Thanks for sharing your experience!

post #439 of 716

By any chance, has anyone been able to compare these to the Sony MDR-7250 or MDR-Z1000 headphones? They are both closed and have a strong studio background, so I'm just curious about how they might compare and contrast. Thanks in advance to anyone with comments!!

post #440 of 716

subbed and interested and to theogenes, i have the z1000, just dont have the paradox, m13 should have both z1000 and 7520 if i remember right, and if hes indeed buying the paradox then you can ask him for comparison

post #441 of 716
Awesome, thanks for the heads-up man!
post #442 of 716

no problem, even im interested to see his comparison, it will be easier for me to imagine how the paradox sounds if he compares to the z1000 because i already have the z1000 wink.gif

post #443 of 716

i find the soundstage of the z1000 kinda funneled when i had it...how do u find yours? 

post #444 of 716
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

i find the soundstage of the z1000 kinda funneled when i had it...how do u find yours? 

 

 

 

i havent used it for a while and just use crappy internal laptop speakers since my dx100 had to be sent back but now i just got it back. what i remember was it sounds more closed in than my dt990 though im not really a soundstage guy

post #445 of 716

I already mentioned how wonderful the Paradox sounds driven by the 30 watt/channel TBI Millenia amplifier, via the interface resistor box that Jan at TBI came up with. I am now using an external 12 volt battery supply which Jan recommended. This lowers the overall output of the amp somewhat, but that is not an issue for the Paradox. This takes the Paradox up at least another notch in terms of effortless transparency. 

post #446 of 716

Interesting! May I ask what power supply you're referring to? 

post #447 of 716
post #448 of 716

Awesome, thanks man!!

post #449 of 716
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Originally Posted by SMG52 View Post

I already mentioned how wonderful the Paradox sounds driven by the 30 watt/channel TBI Millenia amplifier, via the interface resistor box that Jan at TBI came up with. I am now using an external 12 volt battery supply which Jan recommended. This lowers the overall output of the amp somewhat, but that is not an issue for the Paradox. This takes the Paradox up at least another notch in terms of effortless transparency. 

Thanks for the information. I am still trying to get clean sound out of the Millenia to my headphones with no luck. Using the resistor adapter that Jan recommended I get constant clear noise out of my Fostex T20.

About the 12V battery supply that Jan recommended you, what would be the difference with the internal battery supply which should be around those 12V? I thought that it would only make sense to go for an external battery supply if it had 24V to get all the power that the Millenia can get.
post #450 of 716

In all honesty, I have not gone back and forth between the internal batteries and the 12 volt external battery supply with critical A/Bing. Once I realized I preferred the amp driven by battery power over ac, I decided to go the external battery route. In the longer run, I don't need to be concerned about the batteries losing power over time, nor the cost of replacement ($14 at least per replacement). The external 12 volt battery is easy to recharge. But apart from that, the internal batteries (as long as they are the better, albeit costlier lithium batteries) should work fine.

 

Sorry you are not having such good luck with your headphones via the Millenia. Maybe, as with other situations, it's somewhat headphone dependent. The resistor network Jan came up with for me was with my particular headphones in mind (Paradox). I assume you have contacted Jan. He has always been very helpful to me.

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