Originally Posted by jarrett
They look ridiculous with that fabric sticking out of them
+1. Spot on!
Originally Posted by Gandasaputra
I would not even need to mood it....the sound is already good as it is. Doing mods may alter it and may be irreversible, just like that stupid XBA-30 where I had to stuff or pull foams from the nozzle but I never get its original sound when the foam was put back.
I think you guys should research how to improve its isolation instead.
Well, I think I already did. From the design of the housing, I think the subpar isolation was a compromise. Take a look here:
This cross-section diagram of the Pistons pretty much shows what's going on here. The new damping system (left) adds a second 'exhaust port' in the back of the housing, where it is protected by a wire mesh grille. If you look closely at the picture, you will see that this addition improves airlow and reduces (if not prevents) chamber resonance.
However, this means that there is more air florwing in and out of the driver, which basically means that the earphones are semi-open. Now, take a look at another earphone:
These earphones are the Philips Fidelio S2. As you can see, they too, have a grille at the back of the housing. Philips themselves labeled these earphones as semi-open, judging from their design. I think, with that, I rest my case.