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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post


Hmmm...I guess if I had the right piece of wood I could make a pair of cups with an exaggerated lip that has the circumference necessary to hold the bigger pads...

 

I think there's a person on Ebay who makes adapters that mount onto existing plastic Grado cups and allow you to utilize the grey velour pads from Beyerdynamic.  Being that HifiMan has released the offering of their Focus pads, I think it would be interesting to see how they might be able to integrate into the Senn Grado configuration.   As I mentioned, I didn't feel that any bass was really lost at all.  The setup the guy sells on Ebay runs about $90 with the Beyerdynamic pads.

 

I'm now curious how the Focus pads would work with a StratoKosster closed headphone configuration.  That's the general direction my compass is pointing, just not sure exactly where I'll land.

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I think there's a person on Ebay who makes adapters that mount onto existing plastic Grado cups and allow you to utilize the grey velour pads from Beyerdynamic.  Being that HifiMan has released the offering of their Focus pads, I think it would be interesting to see how they might be able to integrate into the Senn Grado configuration.   As I mentioned, I didn't feel that any bass was really lost at all.  The setup the guy sells on Ebay runs about $90 with the Beyerdynamic pads.

I'm now curious how the Focus pads would work with a StratoKosster closed headphone configuration.  That's the general direction my compass is pointing, just not sure exactly where I'll land.

...let me know your inclination and give me an idea of the diameter of the pad. I am in the middle of woodying some DT220 for someone, but might have a minute to try either a closed or open version of the cup with an exaggerated lip, depending on what you want smily_headphones1.gif. I owe you.
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post


...let me know your inclination and give me an idea of the diameter of the pad. I am in the middle of woodying some DT220 for someone, but might have a minute to try either a closed or open version of the cup with an exaggerated lip, depending on what you want smily_headphones1.gif. I owe you.

fleasbaby

Didn't you try using an adapter with beyerdynamic pads with a grado headphone last year and didn't like it?

Although with closed cups it would be a different story. 

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fleasbaby
Didn't you try using an adapter with beyerdynamic pads with a grado headphone last year and didn't like it?
Although with closed cups it would be a different story. 

I had Jim make a solid wood version of the Beyer cup, and put some Grado drivers in them. It was nice, but the solid body and the pads muted them a little...he made a hollowed out version later, and they were better. I need to keep experimenting with them...I am wondering if a smaller cup with a wide lip will sound better.
post #425 of 431

Read all 29 pages of this thread, excellent information.

 

I was originally thinking about woodifying my SR60i, but, after 7Keys alerted me to this thread, I found a pair of demo PX100II on a Dutch secondhand marketplace for 25 euro plus 4 euro shipping. 7Keys send a Vivitar headband with the Khaya cups I bought from him through eBay, and cCasper is currently working on a silver cable with an angled Switchcraft 3.5mm jack on it. Sennheiser is rumoured to be better with Jazz.

 

I have two Grados (SR60i :dt880smile: and SR325iS:L3000:), but I intend the SennGrado :gs1000smile: to become my wooden 'jazz' headphones.

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Read all 29 pages of this thread, excellent information.



 



I was originally thinking about woodifying my SR60i, but, after 7Keys alerted me to this thread, I found a pair of demo PX100II on a Dutch secondhand marketplace for 25 euro plus 4 euro shipping. 7Keys send a Vivitar headband with the Khaya cups I bought from him through eBay, and cCasper is currently working on a silver cable with an angled Switchcraft 3.5mm jack on it. Sennheiser is rumoured to be better with Jazz.



 



I have two Grados (SR60i " src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/dt880smile.png" /> and SR325iS" src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/L3000.gif" />), but I intend the SennGrado " src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/gs1000.gif" /> to become my wooden 'jazz' headphones.


 




You might want to read through this one also, to see what members think of the SennGrado



http://www.head-fi.org/t/728069/woodied-sennheiser-aka-senngrado-tour-thread/195#post_11109209
Edited by 7keys - 12/7/14 at 12:24pm
post #427 of 431

Yes, I read that thread too. Taking notes on how to liberate the drivers from WJE... :L3000:

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Yes, I read that thread too. Taking notes on how to liberate the drivers from WJE... L3000.gif

As an additional note to liberating the drivers, I used a very small amount of rubbing alcohol on the tip of the screwdriver. It helped to break down the glue faster. It required almost no force and left everything completely undamaged as the separation was very easy and clean.
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As an additional note to liberating the drivers, I used a very small amount of rubbing alcohol on the tip of the screwdriver. It helped to break down the glue faster. It required almost no force and left everything completely undamaged as the separation was very easy and clean.


Good tip, thanks!

post #430 of 431

I found this from Wally World online; http://www.walmart.com/ip/New-VM-Audio-SRHP5-Stereo-MP3-iPhone-iPod-On-Ear-DJ-Headphones-Monitor-Black/40873191

They come in; Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, and....Pink.

 

And $12.49 at the Shack; http://www.radioshack.com/auvio-folding-headphones-with-mic-black/3300936.html

 

eBay; http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vivitar-DJ-Mixers-Foldable-Headphones-Compact-Edition-/131373739466?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item1e967c2dca

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XVivitar+DJ+headphones&_nkw=Vivitar+DJ+headphones&_sacat=0

 

 

~D


Edited by ipdtt - Today at 2:08 am
post #431 of 431

Hi, I want to present my newest creation: Santos rosewood cups, polished and oiled

 

 

Folding hedband - upgraded auvio clone, recabled internally

 

Here you can see cable cosker, ordinary jack 3,5mm, stereo

 

Comfy pads

 

Mesh - steel


5N 26AWG per wire cable

 

And new mod - tilted drivers for better soundstage



Drivers tuned with: Donut shaped pieces od synamat at the magnets (9mm outer, 3mm inner diameter) and some foam glued at the rear end of the driver - increasing mids.

Hope you like it, and merry christmas for you all guys :)

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