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post #61 of 302

Hi all,

 

First I would like to say thank you for introducing these Knowles dampers.  Now I put in the white ones and I am loving it so far.  My only problem is that I can't retract them back out without poking through the mesh and the noodle method almost broke the plastic neck (I put too much force on it).  I contacted mouser for the extraction tool and they quoted me US$255...

 

So any suggestions in removing the dampers?  I put the side with the curving end in first...

 

Thanks,

 

-- Sam

post #62 of 302

I have a hard time taking off the stock dampers. Glued to the sides of the nozzle, mesh already damaged. :(

post #63 of 302
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Originally Posted by FuriousSam View Post
 

Hi all,

 

First I would like to say thank you for introducing these Knowles dampers.  Now I put in the white ones and I am loving it so far.  My only problem is that I can't retract them back out without poking through the mesh and the noodle method almost broke the plastic neck (I put too much force on it).  I contacted mouser for the extraction tool and they quoted me US$255...

 

So any suggestions in removing the dampers?  I put the side with the curving end in first...

 

Thanks,

 

-- Sam

For me, they just popped right off. Stick something thin and sharp. You might have to smash the mesh original filter to get them out as they are glued. But once the glued filter is out, all other filters should go in and come out easily.

post #64 of 302
Was able to remove but the nozzle almost broke.

http://instagram.com/p/fmHRNnQtZc/
post #65 of 302

Very interested in this mod, as i just picked up some se535. but afraid of maybe breaking the nozzle or disfiguring the nozzle. ect.....but very interested in how the filters change the sound signature

post #66 of 302
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Very interested in this mod, as i just picked up some se535. but afraid of maybe breaking the nozzle or disfiguring the nozzle. ect.....but very interested in how the filters change the sound signature

It's not that hard to remove the filter. The change is dramatic. Much more noticeable than cable upgrades or anything else.

post #67 of 302
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It's not that hard to remove the filter. The change is dramatic. Much more noticeable than cable upgrades or anything else.

what filters did you find most notable also what was the sound signature of the change

post #68 of 302
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what filters did you find most notable also what was the sound signature of the change

Orange.

post #69 of 302

what were the sound signature improvement

post #70 of 302

If this works, this'll be the cheapest audio upgrade to date. Very exciting!

 

Just to clarify, in order to get the stock dampers out the first time with a wax tool, will I need to punch right through them and dig them out from underneath? Or is it better to keep prodding them with a needle till they break?

post #71 of 302
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what were the sound signature improvement

More exciting sound. More bass and bit more treble. Still great mids though.

post #72 of 302
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If this works, this'll be the cheapest audio upgrade to date. Very exciting!

 

Just to clarify, in order to get the stock dampers out the first time with a wax tool, will I need to punch right through them and dig them out from underneath? Or is it better to keep prodding them with a needle till they break?

First method would be the easiest. That's what I've done.

post #73 of 302

Don't think I saw the detail so...

 

This is what the dampers do.  Keeping in mind that the bigger the damper value, the more veil comes in.

 

 

Also can anyone confirm that the Ety tool can reach the original filter or is it in too deep?

post #74 of 302

I'll add that going red or deeper... just get a Westone ;)  That's their signature and it's what I'm trying to leave since this area is the presence region and the difference of a UM3X pulled up 6dB and stock is insane.  Unfortunately it's already pulled way down, the damper is glued in permanently and the only brighter damper would be gray and not nearly enough to take it out of the mud :(

 

So I was originally thinking ER-4PT but between fit concerns and the gut feeling that it would need some bass boost... I'm back on the 535 fence.  Red or Bronze... stock or Knowles.  Anyone know if the Ety one fit?  Stock one looks to be the same plastic and not metal.

post #75 of 302

Just ordered browns, grays, whites and greens...

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