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post #406 of 502

I'm not sure why some have an issue with the cables.  Mine came with relatively high quality cables which I see no need to replace.  The only mod for sound that I would recommend is the circular foam removal that bushzyx mentioned. 

post #407 of 502

IMO, the cables were ok. Tested with a multi-tester and came with around 0.5 ohm resistance. Honestly, i will not buy a high quality cable for almost the same price of the headphone.

 

Possible mods to work with and it differs from taste are: Replacing with velour pads (easy); removing the felt in front of the driver or replacing with thinner felt (easy). 

post #408 of 502

...and hardware filter mod ;) 

post #409 of 502
And it already comes with 2 cables, one long and one short cable. No need to buy new ones ;D
post #410 of 502

I will try the velour pads for sure,just not sure how to properly replace them,but i guess it is not that hard.I thought about buying another cable,because some people had problems with it,in the previous pages.Another thing,are the cups adjustable with the leather band,or i just tighten or loosen them up with it?

post #411 of 502

So,i got them and i am very pleased with these headphones.The sound quality is great,i can say better than the HD202's i had.But due to my crappy onboard PC soundcard they are not very loud,even at high volume.Still,they sound pretty good,but i just wish they were a bit louder.So im on the lookout for a good desktop amp,adn so far by going through reviews and different models,the Schiit Modi+Magni combo looks good,and is in my price range.But do i really need the DAC and the amp?If i get the Magni only,will it do the job?

post #412 of 502

HRT microStreamer is also an excellent alternative for very little money.

Has plenty of drive for most headphones. The DAC section in particular I feel is punching way above it's price point.

 

Also, with the 681 EVO I like the presentation of the HRT more than my DacPort's.

The bass doesn't dominate the rest of the frequencies as much as it does on all other sources I have. Also the treble seems to be brought a bit more into focus, which is another plus, since the evo's are rather treble shy.


Edited by Bobby S - 3/9/14 at 4:09am
post #413 of 502

Will check it out too.

The FiiO E17 has a lot of positive feedback,and i can find it in the local shops here,so i might just get one.


Edited by Shogster - 3/9/14 at 3:56am
post #414 of 502

I ordered the 681 EVO last night, with the spare velour pads. Does anyone have any tips or a link, on how to change out the pads? Thanks.

post #415 of 502

I have the original version with the vinyl pads.  Vice like.  Sad since the sound is good but can't do it.

post #416 of 502
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Originally Posted by darthman View Post
 

I have the original version with the vinyl pads.  Vice like.  Sad since the sound is good but can't do it.

 

Damn. This is the first time I saw someone say they are vice like.

post #417 of 502

Headphone fit is always a personal thing.

However the "vice-like" grip can be easily fixed by bending the two headband rods slightly outwards.

You can adjust them to whatever 'grip' you like.

post #418 of 502

I think one of the issues is that the original vinyl pads are very stiff and very large.  But I will try bending the headband as you suggest and I very much appreciate that advice.

post #419 of 502

Yes, that is the main problem with these headphones. Stock pleather pads are really uncomfortable.

But they can be swapped with a large variety of others (akg, some beyer pads, superlux's own velours, OEMs, even Shure pads, etc).

And being very light weight headphones they can become very comfortable to wear.

post #420 of 502
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Originally Posted by Bobby S View Post
 

Yes, that is the main problem with these headphones. Stock pleather pads are really uncomfortable.

But they can be swapped with a large variety of others (akg, some beyer pads, superlux's own velours, OEMs, even Shure pads, etc).

And being very light weight headphones they can become very comfortable to wear.

 

They now come with an extra set of velours pads. Changing them is easy and can be done in a few minutes, just pull the existing pad of from one side. You will see how they are attached and then just put the others back on, they are quite flexible but being careful is always a good idea.

 

Cheers,

K

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