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post #10531 of 17292
Yep, I expected a subtle improvement, but it was so much more. I also wasn't going to touch as I was happy with the blues but wanted just a wee bit more treble sparkle. But whole sound is more cohesive. Like some fingerprints been cleaned of a camera lens.
post #10532 of 17292
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Originally Posted by Caruryn View Post
 

You're missing a lot and they're not a little better.Every frequency gets an improvement.The bass  hits harder and is cleaner,transparency and instrument percussion is also improved,treble is more extended and sparkly.Just do it but not in the dark and definitely not drunk :D.Use a pin and pry on the very edge of the inserted foam.For anyone modding the 535 with knowles dampers this is child's play.(Worst 20 min of my life trying not to break the nozzle while getting out the stock damper).

I seriously considered doing it earlier, but when I disassembled at looked at the foam, it looked quite a bit different than I expected.  I think that's the primary reason I decided not to mess with it.  To me it looked like someone had just haphazardly dropped the foam 'disk' into the hole at the top of the filter.  Nothing about it looked efficient/precise, and figured there must be a reason it lay there the way it was.  Okay, I'll take another look.  If the difference is as great as you describe, I need to hear it for myself.  Dang it!! :blink: 

 

Update: Put on my big-boy pants, grabbed a safety-pin, folded it back a little and went digging into the installed blue filters.  Actually, much easier than I expected.  Pried out the white foam (much smaller than I expected), and put everything back together.  You were right, the sound is much improved!  Thanks for the push.


Edited by Jazzi - 4/13/15 at 2:24pm
post #10533 of 17292
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Originally Posted by Jazzi View Post
 

I seriously considered doing it earlier, but when I disassembled at looked at the foam, it looked quite a bit different than I expected.  I think that's the primary reason I decided not to mess with it.  To me it looked like someone had just haphazardly dropped the foam 'disk' into the hole at the top of the filter.  Nothing about it looked efficient/precise, and figured there must be a reason it lay there the way it was.  Okay, I'll take another look.  If the difference is as great as you describe, I need to hear it for myself.  Dang it!! :blink: 

 

Update: Put on my big-boy pants, grabbed a safety-pin, folded it back a little and went digging into the installed blue filters.  Actually, much easier than I expected.  Pried out the white foam (much smaller than I expected), and put everything back together.  You were right, the sound is much improved!  Thanks for the push.

Glad it all worked out:smile:.You can thank olddude he's the one who started it.

post #10534 of 17292
Removed "White Foam"? Okay, mine was Dark Gray.
post #10535 of 17292

so i have a question will modding the filter make the sound more harsh as i figure some people might be sensitive to harsh high, and modding would add more harshness to the sound signature

post #10536 of 17292
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Originally Posted by 325xia View Post

Removed "White Foam"? Okay, mine was Dark Gray.

Mine grey as well. The bottom material that must be retained was white I think.
post #10537 of 17292
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post

so i have a question will modding the filter make the sound more harsh as i figure some people might be sensitive to harsh high, and modding would add more harshness to the sound signature
You should try it. It doesn't have to be a permanent mod. You can always return them to the original way. Just don't lose the foam inserts. I find the mod a perfect sound signature.
post #10538 of 17292
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Glad it all worked out:smile:.You can thank olddude he's the one who started it.

Okay, thanks olddude! ;)

post #10539 of 17292
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Originally Posted by 325xia View Post

Removed "White Foam"? Okay, mine was Dark Gray.

Ooops!  Okay, I need to re-read the thread.  Possibly I've performed the mod incorrectly.  When I removed the 'arm'/sleeve with the filter, the white foam is what was now exposed and visible (end of the filter with the red ring).  At no time did I remove the filter from the metal sleeve.  Did I perform the mod from the wrong end?


Edited by Jazzi - 4/13/15 at 3:03pm
post #10540 of 17292
Correct from the plastic insert. The long thin end had about 3mm by 1mm grey piece of foam. One of mine was partly down tube, other near top.
post #10541 of 17292
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Originally Posted by AndrewH13 View Post

Correct from the plastic insert. The long thin end had about 3mm by 1mm grey piece of foam. One of mine was partly down tube, other near top.

Sorry, but I'm still confused.  Is the mod performed from the end with the red ring, or the other end?

post #10542 of 17292
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Sorry, but I'm still confused.  Is the mod performed from the end with the red ring, or the other end?

The other end. What would be considered the top.

post #10543 of 17292

Yes,from the side you put the tips on.As the guys said it should be dark gray in colour.

post #10544 of 17292

Thanks Chodi, Caruyn, 325xia, and others. :eek:

 

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Originally Posted by Caruryn View Post
 

Yes,from the side you put the tips on.As the guys said it should be dark gray in colour.

 

 

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The other end. What would be considered the top.

 

Thanks, guys.  Was able to remove the 'dark grey' foam, and apparently lost the white foam removed from the other end! (Now you see why I didn't mod when I first read about it).  Highs are much clearer.  Not sure I hear the difference in the lower end, yet.  Guess I'm in the market for some of those super-expensive filter replacements Moedawg was telling us about. :)

post #10545 of 17292
Good job you mentioned the colour as it seems removal of both is similar to no filter at all and may be detrimental to other areas of sound.
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