Hi all, I am a design student from the UK, I have just finished my second year. Woo, summer!.
A few weeks ago I started a project to design and build my own headphones, I currently own Sony's MDR-1R and I love them, but to build my own high quality headphones, is something I have wanted to do for a long time. I am using the HD800 drivers for this build.
I am quite far into the project already, I have a design, I have the drivers, Jacks, Cables, and most of the materials. But before I start to work on assembling the headphones, I was wondering if you guys had any tips for me. I have been buying high end gear for a while now. I have owned EX1000, IE800 and so on, I don't usually buy full sized headphones due to me commuting to university everyday.
The design is open backed, cups are constructed from seasoned oak. Some of the things I would like to know are: What is the best way to achieve dampening? To be honest I'm not entirely sure what it is.
And if anyone owns the HD800, I would love it if you could post some pictures of the inside of the cups, Don't take them apart, but just to see what behind the cushions look like. I know the drivers are angled and that's it.
Also if you have any other tips for me please post them below! :D