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post #256 of 582

Awesome!!

post #257 of 582
They sound fantastic. The bass is more articulate than my SR225I'S. Treble is super clean.
post #258 of 582
Okay...fuggit. I have to make myself some SennGrados.
post #259 of 582
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

Okay...fuggit. I have to make myself some SennGrados.

 :) I now need to get a couple more pairs of the Senn PX100-ii's for the other cups I'm having made. 

post #260 of 582
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 :) I now need to get a couple more pairs of the Senn PX100-ii's for the other cups I'm having made. 

Try a closed cup design,....although you'll need to make some leather covered  L-Cush pads to really get the best out of them.

It's a different beast.

post #261 of 582
+1. ^^^
post #262 of 582

Hi, I made adapter rings posted by pepku, especially for his senngrado's, these are routed in santos rosewood, and compared to lousy standard plastic these have faster attack and decay and tighter bass, quite obviously, as drivers are glued into hard wood, not lightly put in soft plastic.

 
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I've also made the rest of his headphones, pics here (hope you don't mind pepku)

http://imgur.com/RtSn14h,6YlWyci,WkePvf9#0

Rosewood cups, waxed + aluminium grills. Headband and cable made by pepku. Cups damped with felt, to cut excess highs, stock px100 pads in front of drivers for the same reason.

We have directly compared these to HD800 and HE-5LE, on Aune T1 and my heavily modified lehmann clone, and we were stunned.

Headphones were comparable to HD800, similarly detailed, and with same pinpoint accuracy. Smaller soundstage, but i do not think this is a con - for rock music HD800 soundstage is too large and feels strangely stretched. Senngrados feel perfectly natural. HE-5LE was destroyed by sennheiser alliance, so not much about them. Of course HD800 are technically superior, but well, disregarding price tag, I wouldn't be sure what to choose. And I really love HD800, so figure how much do I like senngrados ; ) One more thing, px100 II drivers in all plastic case was comparable to hifimans, but have had more pleasant sound imho, so wooden rings are definitely an improvement

 

I want to say may thanks to head-fi community, and especially wje, for developing such a wonderful idea, a moderately cheap diy phones with flagship level sound.

 

And, uhmmm, sorry for my rusty english, hope you can understand a bit :D
 


Edited by michauczok - 6/14/14 at 9:11am
post #263 of 582
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Originally Posted by michauczok View Post
 

Hi, I made adapter rings posted by pepku, especially for his senngrado's, these are routed in santos rosewood, and compared to lousy standard plastic these have faster attack and decay and tighter bass, quite obviously, as drivers are glued into hard wood, not lightly put in soft plastic.

Nice work, I think I'll make some and see what I think.

post #264 of 582
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Originally Posted by michauczok View Post
 

Hi, I made adapter rings posted by pepku, especially for his senngrado's, these are routed in santos rosewood, and compared to lousy standard plastic these have faster attack and decay and tighter bass, quite obviously, as drivers are glued into hard wood, not lightly put in soft plastic.


What a lovely pair you have. They sound so good as they look :)

post #265 of 582
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Originally Posted by michauczok View Post
 

Hi, I made adapter rings posted by pepku, especially for his senngrado's, these are routed in santos rosewood, and compared to lousy standard plastic these have faster attack and decay and tighter bass, quite obviously, as drivers are glued into hard wood, not lightly put in soft plastic.

Did you get the highs under control?

post #266 of 582
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Originally Posted by 7keys View Post
 

Did you get the highs under control?

 

Yes I did, at first highs were too harsh, so I damped cups with a strip of 2mm thick felt, and put foam in front of drivers. Highs became smooth and soft, yet detailed. Stock plastic is the weakest spot of senngrado's imo.

 

You got to try wood, but maybe something softer, like mahogany, or maybe harder rings combined with cups made of softer wood - additional damping probably would not be needed. Rosewood makes these drivers sound extremely neutral, balanced and detailed, mahogany would be warmer and rounder.

 

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Originally Posted by Rauliki View Post
 


What a lovely pair you have. They sound so good as they look :)

 

Unfortunately these aren't mine, but thanks nevertheless, I've got to make another pair for myself, and for a few friends too.


Edited by michauczok - 6/14/14 at 9:11am
post #267 of 582

Closed set of Macassar  Ebony cups. Put some Cherry stain on the blond part.

I have a pair of PX100's for these.

 

post #268 of 582
If anybody is interested I have a sennheiser pxc 250ii (which shares the same driver size and almost sure has the same px200ii driver) shipped everywhere for 50$. Negotiable
post #269 of 582

 

 

New plussound headband for the SGs. No padding but still much more comfortable than the stock band. 

post #270 of 582
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

New plussound headband for the SGs. No padding but still much more comfortable than the stock band. 


Excellent choice of colors, they look amazing with a new headband, I did something similar with my zebrano ones.

Yours look great too 7keys, gotta try closed cups some day.

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