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HD558s voices aren't as crisp

post #1 of 9
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As the title says the voices are... a little bit deeper and not as crisp to be honest. Compared to my vengeance 1500s. Anyone know why this is?
post #2 of 9

I wonder if the 558 -> 598 mod would fix this.

post #3 of 9

Don't know the sound signature of your other can.  However, the Senn veil is part of the sound signature of these cans and may be very different than what you had before.

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
I might try the foam mod. Is it hard? Does it ruin return warranty from amazon? I got these used, honestly not sure if I like them.

I found this does this help you help me?

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From comparing charts, it seems that the mod increases the upper-most mids and lower treble, but I think it's supposed to improve clarity, which is the issue.

 

 

Here's the thread http://www.head-fi.org/t/476814/detailed-instructions-for-soundstage-mod-hd555-headphones and a how to video 

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It looks reversible.

post #6 of 9
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Bah, not sure I want to do that. Looks easy to drop a screw in the driver or something.

 

Kind of wishing I would have went with the DT770s. But at 70 bucks more than I spent not sure I can justify that. Any suggestions on what to get?

 

What frequency should I be looking at to get more clarity in the voices?


Edited by hisagishi - 2/28/14 at 3:21am
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Bah, not sure I want to do that. Looks easy to drop a screw in the driver or something.

 

Kind of wishing I would have went with the DT770s. But at 70 bucks more than I spent not sure I can justify that. Any suggestions on what to get?

 

What frequency should I be looking at to get more clarity in the voices?

 

Really? I thought this looked very simple.

 

Anyway, what would you be looking to spend and what music do you listen to? Grados do a pretty good job for singing (because Joe Grado was an opera buff); I wouldn't use them for the spoken voice.

 

Estimates vary on the range but an easy to remember number is 80-800 Hz.

post #8 of 9
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I don't really listen to a whole lot of music tbh. I mainly just watch/play games/movies/shows. Pretty much in that order. I also watch a lot of youtube esque podcasts.

And yeah it does look easy but if I ruin them by some freak accident then I am out a hundred bucks on something I doubt I would like even after the mod.

My budget is around 150.
Edited by hisagishi - 2/28/14 at 4:52am
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I don't really listen to a whole lot of music tbh. I mainly just watch gaming/movies/shows. Pretty much in that order. I also watch a lot of youtube esque podcasts.

 

I'm surprised it didn't work out for that. I haven't heard MA900, but it looks good. I use a nearly stock T50RP.

 

It might be best to start a new help thread so people know you're looking.

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