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post #10561 of 16761
I just did the blue filter mod. Only took 35 seconds. They are easy to put back in, provided you don't lose them tiny things.

Figure I would give it a go myself and see if I like the sound. Personally I will be keeping them without the little foam, though I did put the foam away for safe keeping.

Also due to popular praises here I decided to go ahead and get the Westone tips. Went ahead with the Star/Foam True Fit combo Amazon has. Can't wait for them to come in!
post #10562 of 16761
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

Having modded all of the filters because I have two sets, the screen on the bottom certainly effects the sound. I use the white filters and the difference between the white and "full afterburner" (no filter) is substantial. Logic would also agree as there is no other reason the have a screen on the blues or blacks on the bottom as any debris would be caught by the foam at the top yet all three filters have the screen on the bottom.


Hey spook, just so I don't have to search all the posts, since you've modded them all, whats your fav?

post #10563 of 16761
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Originally Posted by hockey_magnet View Post


Hey spook, just so I don't have to search all the posts, since you've modded them all, whats your fav?
I use the standard white filter for modern progressive music (Riverside, Steven Wilson, Opeth etc) and sometimes the modified blue filter when I am in the mood for strictly classic progressive (Genesis,Yes etc). I find the recordings even the remasters/remixes of the 70's to be brighter.

The modified black is very similar to the modified blue. For bassheads who want a touch more clarity try putting the blue foam into the black filter.

Finally, I have gone filterless at times. Incredible clarity but very fatiguing and you lose some soundstage width.

There is no right answer. I think filter choice is driven more by the type of music you listen to then the technical aspects of each filter.
Edited by spook76 - 4/13/15 at 7:17pm
post #10564 of 16761
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post


I use the standard white filter for modern progressive music (Riverside, Steven Wilson, Opeth etc) and sometimes the modified blue filter when I am in the mood for strictly classic progressive (Genesis,Yes etc). I find the recordings even the remasters/remixes of the 70's to be brighter.

The modified black is very similar to the modified blue. For bassheads who want a touch more clarity try putting the blue foam into the black filter.

Finally, I have gone filterless at times. Incredible clarity but very fatiguing and you lose some soundstage width.

There is no right answer. I think filter choice is driven more by the type of music you listen to then the technical aspects of each filter.


good response, Thanks

post #10565 of 16761
 

 

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Thanks, hockey_magnet.  With those part numbers I was able to find other sources for the filters.

post #10566 of 16761
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Thanks, hockey_magnet.  With those part numbers I was able to find other sources for the filters.

Can you let me know where else you found them?
Thanks
post #10567 of 16761
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Can you let me know where else you found them?
Thanks

 

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Can you let me know where else you found them?
Thanks
 
 

http://www.fullcompass.com/product/480498.html

post #10568 of 16761
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Can you let me know where else you found them?


Thanks

I found them at a few other places but with shipping etc. the savings was negligible
post #10569 of 16761

Yeah, I'm finding the same thing.  Who would have guessed the price Shure quoted to Moedawg would be the least expensive option for two plastic tubes? 

post #10570 of 16761
One question regarding the blue mod. I removed the grey foam which is at the opposite end of the red ring but I saw another small piece of foam sitted beneath the grey foam that I removed. Should that be removed as well?
post #10571 of 16761
No! Same mistake I made It is attached and can't be put back easily if we're talking about the same things
post #10572 of 16761
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No! Same mistake I made It is attached and can't be put back easily if we're talking about the same things
Thanks for your prompt reply! I stopped in time and didn't take out the 2nd piece of foam beneath.
post #10573 of 16761

Oh boy, I don't even have my 846's yet and now I'm stressing myself out over modding the filters. This seems so tempting and easy to do, but I always get nervous with this type of thing. I'll probably give my 846's some time without any mods once I get them, buy an extra set of blues just in case, and then take the plunge. Hey, at least it's only around 20 dollars. With this hobby, I'll take it  :p 

 

If anyone doing the mod would be willing to take a video of them doing it, that would probably be very helpful to all of us! Just throwing it out there. 

post #10574 of 16761
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Originally Posted by cvbcbcmv View Post
 

Oh boy, I don't even have my 846's yet and now I'm stressing myself out over modding the filters. This seems so tempting and easy to do, but I always get nervous with this type of thing. I'll probably give my 846's some time without any mods once I get them, buy an extra set of blues just in case, and then take the plunge. Hey, at least it's only around 20 dollars. With this hobby, I'll take it  :p 

 

If anyone doing the mod would be willing to take a video of them doing it, that would probably be very helpful to all of us! Just throwing it out there. 

Honestly if you look at the blue filter under a strong light you can easily see the foam piece to remove near the top of the opening. It will be very near the top. You just grab it with a pin and gently raise it out. It has no weight so be careful not to flick it across the room. It is extremely simple to do. I know that because I could do it with my old eyes. Takes a few seconds. If you are uncomfortable doing this then don't. The 846 with the standard blue filter sounds wonderful with the right source. The improvement is only worth the mod if you don't stress over it. You might not even like what the mod does. Takes 30 seconds to put the foam back if you don't like it and have saved the foam carefully. 

post #10575 of 16761
Yeah try it out first stock and see how you like the sound. Once your brain gets used to it, you can try out the mod. But if you like it stock, then the mod isn't a requirement. Let your ears guide the way. smily_headphones1.gif
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