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I'm running them through Xonar DG. I didn't mean the Pro 80 has literally no bass, I just didn't feel it had the oomph that the song asked for. Obviously the MH463 doesn't sound like a bass heavy headphone, it just delivers when it needs to. I should also mention that when the track does ask for some thumping and/or deep bass it doesn't even slightly overpower the rest of the spectrum which, for the price, is amazing. Like I said, it feels and sounds better in every way than the Pro 80 imo. Their open design also makes them feel more neutral and detailed, while still retaining a really fun sound signature. 

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I totally agree with you with the somic part. And even at $150 it's no brainer let alone $24 .
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How about these ones?? Somic Vienna V2, they look exactly same as MH463 but with an additional option of foam pads. But costs around $100.

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Somic-V2-Professional-monitor-music-headset-hifi-subwoofer-Enhanced-Super-Bass-Noise-Isolating-DJ-headphone/32389823267.html


Edited by aaDee - 7/12/15 at 9:50am
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Originally Posted by aaDee View Post
 

How about these ones?? Somic Vienna V2, they look exactly same as MH463 but with an additional option of foam pads. But costs around $100.

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Somic-V2-Professional-monitor-music-headset-hifi-subwoofer-Enhanced-Super-Bass-Noise-Isolating-DJ-headphone/32389823267.html

 

There is also a V1 model which seems like the MM163 with MM185 pads.

If this is the only difference than there are a number of similar pads that can be purchased separately.

 

As for V2, it is stated that the driver is smaller than MH463 - 42mm vs 50mm, but the impedance is higher - 54Ohm vs 45 ohm. The sensitivity rose 2dB, 95dB instead of the 93dB in the MH463.


Edited by Hal Rockwell - 7/14/15 at 6:40am
post #575 of 577
What do you think about the Somic MH539?? I've found it very cheap on Aliexpress... Does it have a good sound??
post #576 of 577
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

Ok, so i have had these MH463s with the turtle beach pads for a long minute and have some issues with their sonic presentation. The highs are pretty dull and lifeless as well as too much mid bass/ sub bass hump which interferes a lot with the rest of the sonic spectrum. The soundstage is large but not as large as i had hoped it to be from fully open back can but the instrument separation is really good on these. Not completely satisfied with what i was hearing i attempted to mod them in order to resolve all the problems stated above. **WARNING** Pics galore after the break!!!

 

HEADBAND MOD:

1st thing i noticed when i got the MH463s was that these cheapo Somics are pretty well built, great weight to them and they felt solid in your hands/ on your head. As a matter of fact toooo solid, this thing is pretty heavy when worn which causes some discomfort after some time.

.... i noticed that the headband area near the wing-plates could be pulled loose, so i took a peep under it and saw hard piece of rubber/ plastic inside. I unscrewed one side of the wing-plate on the headband and proceeded to pull the piece of rubber out. As you can see in the pic above the rubber piece seemingly is used to retain the shape/ hold the headband together. But to my surprise the headband did not fall apart after the rubber piece was pulled out. The weight of this rubber piece is pretty significant so no wonder these somics felt so heavy on the head. It feels a lot lighter after it is removed.

 

..... how the rubber headband piece looks like. My advice is to use some electrical tape/ masking tape, etc to wrap/ tape around the intersecting joints of the headband after you pull the rubber piece out. Would be best to just do one side 1st then go onto the other since you can lift/ pull the headband pleather back in order to get a better view/ handle. I didn't so it and the slider part of headband fell apart which took me some time to put back together. Not really that intricate but there is a small metal ball and a piece of tiny metal which contributes to the smooth sliding/ adjustment of the headband. If you lose those it's GG for you. LoL 

 

........I still have not taped the internal joints of the headband but its still in one piece and is holding together, it was a post thought after the headband mod and i am too lazy to go back and do it now esp. after i stuffed the thing. After the rubber piece is out, the upper area of the headband is really deflated, so i proceeded to stuff it with some cotton. It would make it easier if you take off both wing-plates so you can stuff it more evenly from both sides. This is why it is pretty important to tape the intersecting joints of the headband under the pleather just in case you need to man handle it while stuffing and the headband will not fall apart on you.  I stuffed it real good and lost count of how any cotton balls i used.

 

...... this is how the headband looks like after the cotton stuffing. These MH463s are a lot more comfy due to the reduced weight of the headband.

 

......have no idea why they used that heavy piece of rubber for the headband but i am glad it's gone, so even though it doesn't look as spiffy as it was originally they still look really professional.

 

to be continued.......................Next up!!! Sonic Mod.

 

A long long time ago, when this thread was just forming, @sfwalcer wrote this headband mod guide. I tried to follow it but wasn't pleased with the results mainly for aesthetic reasons. The mod did reduce the overall weight of the headphone and made it more comfortable due to the reduction in the clamping force, but made the headband look puffy weird. I decided to do it differently. I took the headband apart, got rid of the plastic parts that hold the pleather piece in place, got rid of the rubber piece, the pleather itself and the piece of sponge that is glued to the inner side of the headband's frame. I took a Bayerdynamic  DT770, 880, 990 style headband pad and two small plastic wire organizing stripes. The stripes are used to hold the plastic rails for the extension mechanism in place. There are two grooves on every pair of rails, the inner and the outer, that the screws of the plastic parts that held the pleather in place were. I tightened the strips in those grooves so they will stay firmly in place. The Bayer headband pad on the Somic's headband creates a shape that conforms easier with the form of my head and makes the headphone much more comfortable.

 

 

A word of advice: "If someone is going to try this mod, be careful cause there are some very small parts in the adjustment mechanism that can easily be lost".

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End? Thats what we all say...lol.

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