Just joined today. Will be posting my review in a few minutes.
Maybe I'll do the cable mod as well.
Looking forward to more impressions.
Puncturing a hole to create your own bass reflex port will only change the balance by decreasing the sub-bass and increasing the mid-bass, which then will introduce all kinds of problems for audiophiles (i.e. bloatedness, inbalance, overwhelmed mids, etc). That is unless you create a computer model of the headphone and are able to calculate the optimal size of the port to only affect bass below 50Hz or something similar, which may not be even possible depending on a number of factors.
Anyone with more technical experience can tell me if the addition of a volume control on the cable affects sound quality?
I'm asking beacuse I've never seen volume controls on high-end expensive models.
If so, I'll change the cable
Thanks for answering my question
I'm thinking of returning this and buying the AKG K550.
Here where I live, there's only a 40$ difference. I know AKG is a much more respected brand in the headphone world, but do you think I'll hear a big improvement?
I don't consider the CAL! or the CAL! 2 a basshead headphone, but if the little bass on the CAL! is too much bass for you, than you should avoid the CAL! 2.
It's bassy but definitely not a "basshead" headphone IMO.
Nice detail and soundstage, I'd rate it much higher than the first CAL
Yep, I have a basshead phones - NuForce HP-800 and I've heard a couple of more in my life and CAL!2 are not near to being a basshead cans. However the bass is quite vivid in new Aurvana, nothing to be ashamed of though. The SQ is supperb, details and soundstage are charming ...