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I'm thinking 

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Nothing!

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I’m thinking Amethyst lined geode.

 

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I'm thinking 

I’m thinking Amethyst lined geode.

 

 

 

...in all seriousness...anyone tried acrylics yet? I saw an article about it being used by folks turning pens, and I saw a pair of slip-ons made by Yew Audio on Etsy....

post #213 of 342

As I remember LostintheMidrange wrote that 5-10% of what he heard was the cups (of course he meant only wood cups), I think most of us would agree that wood cups are better than plastic. What about aluminium? If it were so good why assemble PS500 or PS1000 with wooden inside?

Maybe wood inside - aluminium outside is the way? It wouldn't be cheap.

 

PS. Was Hp1000 all aluminium?

PPS. Maybe the way the SR100 sound is because of the plastic cups, I've read that HP1000 are more neutral (aluminium cups?) and not that funny sounding. I'm curious how HP's in wood would sound.


Edited by Rauliki - 4/27/14 at 4:18am
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...I tried to get RS1 style cups milled from aluminium a while back. It fell through though, I need to try again with a different machinist. The aim was to try and mimic the PS1 (well, I have no idea where I would figure out the drivers, but at least I would have a start with cups).

 

The HP1000 were indeed all aluminium.

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...I tried to get RS1 style cups milled from aluminium a while back. It fell through though, I need to try again with a different machinist. The aim was to try and mimic the PS1 (well, I have no idea where I would figure out the drivers, but at least I would have a start with cups).

 

The HP1000 were indeed all aluminium.

What exactly went wrong?

I'm thinking of aluminium cups, I'm going to ask how much would they cost.

 

I saw pics of the PS1 and to me they are exactly the same as RS1i cups but made from aluminium.

Or maybe PS1 cups are a bit higher?

 


Edited by Rauliki - 4/27/14 at 9:30am
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The machinist took 4 weeks and still hadn't done them, so I cancelled the order...

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The machinist took 4 weeks and still hadn't done them, so I cancelled the order...


First i've read it "masochist" , 4 weeks .... he surely took the time :)

post #218 of 342

Indeed. I got so tired of calling and being told yet another job had needed to come before mine, I eventually told him I was headed elsewhere...

 

A few folks recommended I look at lining the aluminium cups with something when I got them to eliminate ringing. I wanted to try them before I did anything like that though.

post #219 of 342

For those looking for drivers, the Sennheiser px95 might work. 27$ on amazon.com, not that sure about the size though.

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-PX95-mini-headphones/dp/B00DZIQSEQ/


Edited by squallkiercosa - 5/3/14 at 2:48pm
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Just transplanted my Cocobolo SR80s and some PX100 drivers. Falling in love all over again with my SennCocoGrados!

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I just found some nice soft leather at a second hand store, going to try to make some leather pads. 

 

 

For all you Canadians who are looking for a good price on PX100 11,

 NCIX has them for $37 on sale today.

 

http://www.ncix.com/detail/sennheiser-px-100-ii-open-design-c6-86040-1374.htm


Edited by 7keys - 5/8/14 at 11:16am
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I made some rather crude leather slip-ons for my G-cush pads and I really like the increase in bass they give. 

 

I was testing the closed cups against the open cups with Chesky records… Explorations in space &  time 176kHz/24bit recording. 

 

You really get the 3d sound scape with the closed cup and G-cush pads.  You have one track for distance, with the open cup the drums seem close but the closed cups push the sound way out. They have sound that come in from the left and circle you. With the open cups  you hear it come from the left and then appear on the right but the closed cups with G-cush you get the impression the sounds are moving around your head.

 

 

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Don't tell the guys in the Grado fan club, but these PX100s are making me seriously consider letting the RS1s go...
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Don't tell the guys in the Grado fan club, but these PX100s are making me seriously consider letting the RS1s go...
Wow! That's a big call smily_headphones1.gif they're really great!
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Just to let the SennGrado fans know, I created them on the review thread, so now we can more formally spread the word about how awesome they are!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-grado-hybrid-a-k-a-senngrado/reviews/11027

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