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post #151 of 504
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

Maybe it's a 30bucks fake...? rolleyes.gif
Haha.. I highly doubt Thomann sells fake units. Btw, did u know that fake HPs sometimes sound better -> fake Beats still sound like crap but 100x better than the original ones... which isn't very surprising, LOL.
Edited by Hairspray - 8/27/13 at 3:40am
post #152 of 504
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Originally Posted by proid View Post

Defenitely not, it sounds ok but the original 681 sounds better frown.gif


Thanks for your comment, the original 681 doesn't change much after burn-in,  i hope my evo will improve with burn-in. And what is the inner foam disc mod?

Superlux 681 EVO
+ foam discs mod*
+ OFC low impedance cable
+ 200 hours break-in
= best Superlux all-rounder. Great HP.
 
(only 32 ohm but definitely benefits from a juicy amp: sounds way better with the O2 vs. the fiio E6)
 
* foam discs mod explained:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/632496/superlux-has-new-headphones-hd662mkii-hd681mkii/135
Edited by Hairspray - 8/27/13 at 4:10am
post #153 of 504
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Originally Posted by proid View Post

Just got my EVO today. I just expect it to sound like the original 681 without harsh high but no, it doesn't. Right now, out of the box, it sound so muddy, bass is just too much, boomby and uncontroled, high is so soft and lack sparkle even when i removed the felt. I'm so disappointed now. I really really love the original 681 and if Superlux only tune the high down a little bit, it will be perfect for my taste, but now it become a completely a different headphone in a bad way. I hope burn in help and i will do the filter also, lets wait and see what happend next.

That`s what I`ve found many guys think about EVO on internet. For original HD-681 (red) do or let someone do frans mkII filter mod ;) Well, seems that for both superluxes to sound good, they need modding. Out of the box oled 681 is too bright, EVO is too muddy.

post #154 of 504

even though this is an inexpensive can..i think it needs some goood power. 

post #155 of 504
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

even though this is an inexpensive can..i think it needs some goood power. 

 

Sure, it does. I power it with a Project Sunrise and never go past 9 o'clock.

post #156 of 504
Hi everyone! I just joined and wanted to say; I had those HD681EVO's few weeks now and listened a lot music. They opened even more when doing pink noise burn in 9 hours. They are more airier now. And thanks for the review OP.

My setup is Musiland 03 Dragon > HD681EVO.
post #157 of 504

After 24 hours of burn-in by pink noise, it's quite open up, everything is clearer but sound sign remain the same: tons of bass, muddy and boomby, mid is recessed, high still so soft then i do the filter mod, put in the velour pads and remove the thick felt in front of the drivers and give it some good power. OMG!!! It transformed completely in to a new Beast. Bass is much much more tighter, cleaner, faster, hit harder mid is clean, clear, balance and no longer recess, treble show sparkle like it should be, the whole sound is open up. Now it's 100% or may be 200% better, you can't even believe this is the same headphone, i'm so happy right now :D

post #158 of 504

I also think the felt is too thick, and I prefer the velour pads.

 

The headphone was great before, but without the felt or replacing with thinner felt and the velour pads, it makes it even better.

post #159 of 504
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Originally Posted by proid View Post

After 24 hours of burn-in by pink noise, it's quite open up, everything is clearer but sound sign remain the same: tons of bass, muddy and boomby, mid is recessed, high still so soft then i do the filter mod, put in the velour pads and remove the thick felt in front of the drivers and give it some good power. OMG!!! It transformed completely in to a new Beast. Bass is much much more tighter, cleaner, faster, hit harder mid is clean, clear, balance and no longer recess, treble show sparkle like it should be, the whole sound is open up. Now it's 100% or may be 200% better, you can't even believe this is the same headphone, i'm so happy right now biggrin.gif

Congrats man! And enjoy!
smily_headphones1.gifwink.gif
(btw, i first read "Beats" instead of "Beast" and I almost felt from my chair... haha)
post #160 of 504
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Originally Posted by Hairspray View Post


Congrats man! And enjoy!
smily_headphones1.gifwink.gif
(btw, i first read "Beats" instead of "Beast" and I almost felt from my chair... haha)

Yeah thanks. I think the stock EVO sucks and completely blown away after doing some mod then i dont know what will happen with people who already think that stock EVO sounds good have a chance to listen to a modified one :D

post #161 of 504
Maybe a bit soft sounding. But still maintaining crispiness and kick. If I remove a felt behind a foam I think it would become too bright. I can be wrong but sometimes I grin because it's too crisp for my ears.
post #162 of 504
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Originally Posted by proid View Post

After 24 hours of burn-in by pink noise, it's quite open up, everything is clearer but sound sign remain the same: tons of bass, muddy and boomby, mid is recessed, high still so soft then i do the filter mod, put in the velour pads and remove the thick felt in front of the drivers and give it some good power. OMG!!! It transformed completely in to a new Beast. Bass is much much more tighter, cleaner, faster, hit harder mid is clean, clear, balance and no longer recess, treble show sparkle like it should be, the whole sound is open up. Now it's 100% or may be 200% better, you can't even believe this is the same headphone, i'm so happy right now :D

Which filter mod did you exactly do?

 

 

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Originally Posted by proid View Post

Frans made many filter options for the EVO so that you can get the bass and treble at exactly level you like, big bass - fun sound or less bass, more linear and neutral

 

 

So, in the end, still, if you wish to get good sound out of EVO`s, filter mod is needed. Kind of deja-vu (original HD-681 red) ;D Now I wish someone compared filter modded EVO vs. HD-681 (mkII frans filter mod).

 

Btw, do you have schematic for EVO`s filter mod or is it same as with HD-681 ?  Haven`t done research about EVO`s filter mods. Can you give a link maybe?


Edited by CoiL - 8/28/13 at 12:47pm
post #163 of 504
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Originally Posted by proid View Post

Yeah thanks. I think the stock EVO sucks and completely blown away after doing some mod then i dont know what will happen with people who already think that stock EVO sounds good have a chance to listen to a modified one biggrin.gif
I can't believe I was wrong. Sound did not become too bright. smily_headphones1.gif And it was only slightly glued. Easy to remove in one piece.

Edit. Atm I'm testing cotton wool pad mod. I am liking so far.
Edited by Miiksu - 8/28/13 at 3:22pm
post #164 of 504

I've been using Koss UR40 for work. They've been good for the price but was curious if I could find something better for not much more. So after doing some reading on this forum and elsewhere, I decided to order the 681 Evo's. I just received them today and they are burning in currently. 

 

I just have one disappointment so far.  I ordered mine from markertek.com and they didn't come with the extra velour pads.  Where can I order those separately?


Edited by golgi - 8/28/13 at 4:10pm
post #165 of 504
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Originally Posted by golgi View Post

I've been using Koss UR40 for work. They've been good for the price but was curious if I could find something better for not much more. So after doing some reading on this forum and elsewhere, I decided to order the 681 Evo's. I just received them today and they are burning in currently. 

I just have one disappointment so far.  I ordered mine from markertek.com and they didn't come with the extra velour pads.  Where can I order those separately?
You can get velours at least on ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cushion-For-Superlux-hd681-Series-hd681f-hd681b-hd-681f-681b-Headphones-Velour-/171079811282?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Performance_DJ_Parts_Accessories&hash=item27d526c0d2
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