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post #421 of 434
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I havent heard the CAL1 but my CAL2 is warm and bassy (not bass cannons). It is quite comfortable but I've changed the pads to HM5s which make them sound much better and much more comfy. I've also tried the HM5 velours but a lot of bass gets lost using them so I'm now back to the HM5 pleathers. I'm not sure what the original pads weren't but the HM5 pads just made them better, they were thicker and pushed the cans out a bit so it improved the soundstage without any sacrificing any bass. Plus the isolation improved 


Sorry I didnt updated. Decided to get HM5 and its fantastic. Love the sound and comfort.

post #422 of 434
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Sorry I didnt updated. Decided to get HM5 and its fantastic. Love the sound and comfort.

 



Congrats. Good that you're enjoying them
post #423 of 434
After using iems and on-ear headphones for sometime, I've come back to the CAL!2 as my main driver, esp when I'm at home. Appreciate the comfort on these a lot more now, even with stock earpads. I might be considering to get the hm5 pads too, as the isolation is not great with stock.

Are there any other cheaper alternatives for a replacement cable? Preferably with braided fabric material.
post #424 of 434
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Originally Posted by greaterworks View Post

After using iems and on-ear headphones for sometime, I've come back to the CAL!2 as my main driver, esp when I'm at home. Appreciate the comfort on these a lot more now, even with stock earpads. I might be considering to get the hm5 pads too, as the isolation is not great with stock.



Are there any other cheaper alternatives for a replacement cable? Preferably with braided fabric material.

 



Get the HM5 pads! They are so comfortable. But I didn't really notice better isolation:/

Also, get some dynamat and start modding. My CAL2s are fully modded with dynamat, and they sound so much better than stock. No exaggerated wobbly bass
post #425 of 434
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After using iems and on-ear headphones for sometime, I've come back to the CAL!2 as my main driver, esp when I'm at home. Appreciate the comfort on these a lot more now, even with stock earpads. I might be considering to get the hm5 pads too, as the isolation is not great with stock.



Are there any other cheaper alternatives for a replacement cable? Preferably with braided fabric material.

 



Get the HM5 pads! They are so comfortable. But I didn't really notice better isolation:/

Also, get some dynamat and start modding. My CAL2s are fully modded with dynamat, and they sound so much better than stock. No exaggerated wobbly bass

I modded my CAL2s with dynamat and although the bass got tighter, the sound also got darker. 

post #426 of 434
Haha. Nah.. I'm not particular about the sound at all. I'm happy the way it sounds out of the box. And I don't intend to do any serious modding. At the most I will try the hm5 pads. wink.gif Did u get the velour or pleather ones?
post #427 of 434

I upgraded mine with this cable

 

http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=3570

post #428 of 434
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Haha. Nah.. I'm not particular about the sound at all. I'm happy the way it sounds out of the box. And I don't intend to do any serious modding. At the most I will try the hm5 pads. wink.gif Did u get the velour or pleather ones?

I think you lose too much bass with the velours

post #429 of 434
Are the earpads easy to remove and put on? Do u just rip them off the cup?
post #430 of 434
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Are the earpads easy to remove and put on? Do u just rip them off the cup?

Yes pretty easy to take off and put on. Yeah just carefullt pull them off. Do one end part of the pad at a time and carefullt stretch it off

post #431 of 434
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Yes pretty easy to take off and put on. Yeah just carefullt pull them off. Do one end part of the pad at a time and carefullt stretch it off
Okay thanks.
post #432 of 434

Got my CAL! 2 in yesterday. I'm not sure how I feel about them just yet. I've never had a headphone that has the presentation they offer. It seems a bit odd to me, I imagine it was done this was to increase the amount of bass (compared to the CAL! 1) without negatively affecting the mid range. It does this successfully. It not as involving as the CAL! 1 when taking this, and the laid back treble into account. I've only used them for roughly 6-7 so far so it wouldn't surprise me if the sound changes over the next 15-20 hours of usage. The soundstage is wider than the CAL! 1 but on some songs where bass isn't important it can sound almost artificial(can someone share their experience with this?)

 

I think I'd enjoy them a lot more if the bass tightens up a bit and I could get a little more treble out of them. I think too the stock cable may potentially be holding them back. That said I like the increased clarity they offer which is a noticeable improvement.

 

Using these from a Fiio E17

 

 

Thoughts?


Edited by Mangudai - 11/18/14 at 4:34am
post #433 of 434
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Originally Posted by Mangudai View Post
 

Got my CAL! 2 in yesterday. I'm not sure how I feel about them just yet. I've never had a headphone that has the presentation they offer. It seems a bit odd to me, I imagine it was done this was to increase the amount of bass (compared to the CAL! 1) without negatively affecting the mid range. It does this successfully. It not as involving as the CAL! 1 when taking this, and the laid back treble into account. I've only used them for roughly 6-7 so far so it wouldn't surprise me if the sound changes over the next 15-20 hours of usage. The soundstage is wider than the CAL! 1 but on some songs where bass isn't important it can sound almost artificial(can someone share their experience with this?)

 

I think I'd enjoy them a lot more if the bass tightens up a bit and I could get a little more treble out of them. I think too the stock cable may potentially be holding them back. That said I like the increased clarity they offer which is a noticeable improvement.

 

Using these from a Fiio E17

 

 

Thoughts?

The dynamat I put in the cups tightens up the bass slightly but makes them darker but the SPC cable I'm using balances back out again by making them slightly brighter so I get almost the same sound but tighter bass

post #434 of 434

Balances?

 

One thing I def don't want is the sound to get darker.

 

I'm curious, how common is the sound signature. It just seems odd to me to lead off with the sub bass the way these do. I guess ive become used to forward mids.

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