Originally Posted by zeplin
I seriously can't understand how you can make such huge, sweeping generalizations about the sound of something that you've never heard???
I mean, look at what happens to the HD600/650's when you remove the foam and put in the pantyhose material! You get an almost transformed sound. And for a small "tweak," it sure provides a definite, immediately noticeable change. I think the material used in headphones plays a much bigger role in the sound than you think. Look how much of a difference it makes when constructing the drivers themselves. Look at how big a difference it makes when a person changes the material on the walls of a listening room...different materials form different sound characteristics. After all, the reason why sound engineers use certain materials for audio products is because those certain materials produce a certain type of sound...a sound that they tailor to their personal tastes through using those specific materials. Even though you personally can't "foresee" a change in the sound and are completely happy with the stock sound, doesn't mean the differences aren't there. It sounds as if you know the differences might be there, but you also refuse to find out...I guess I'm kind of confused by some of your statements??? According to two people, the differences are in fact there. I just think you should reserve judgement until you've personally heard a woodied CD3k for yourself.
I don't know what to say, but I look at the mod this way, the CD3000 is a closed headphone, the rear chamber is not connected to the one you hear at all, is not like a ported speaker OK, it works like a sealed enclosure, so the only funtion of the rear chamber is damping the sound behind the driver, but you are not hearing at all what is happening behind the driver, just the effect that this principle of functioning produce over the driver itlsef, right?
This it is not like the case of a musical instrument in which you actually hear the sound of the chamber, no, in the CD3000 you only hear the driver, the echoe, resonance etc.. of the chamber is not heard directly, it is behind the front baffle and driver, in which way this may affect the overall sound, I don't know, but for sure the effect should be more subtle, as if the chamber were open to the front like a ported enclosure..
By the way I have heard the HD600 with, and without, the foam, and the difference (if any) is very subtle also, is not that big as you are trying to point it out....sorry but that was my experience, i was trying ot remove that veil, and that laid back sound, and I was never able to do it....there was no mod that changed that....