DIY and Mods

Do-it-yourself and modification guides.

sejsel
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I am starting this thread in hope that someone (anyone) could answer this query - question. I find these cans to have some really nice qualities. Clear, excellent separation, speed, detail and natural sounding, apart from one thing that kills them completely to my ears, and that is the...
DekoniAudio
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Ok, here it is. The long-awaited Frequency Comparison charts for the Dekoni Audio HD600 Ear pads. Careful analysis and hours of listening go into our ear pads and we stand by our models as the best of the best as far as replacement ear pads go. I’m going to just jump right into it. I will...
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Dekoni Audio Sennheiser HD800 Ear Pad Frequency Extravaganza!! So here we are again everyone. It’s time to inspect the Dekoni Audio HD800 Ear Pads and see where they lie in the “spectrum” of things. This is a pad we’ve been working on for a long time and I’m personally proud of the way they...
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The many cables of the ifi iDSD Black Having owned this since late April, (thank you so much Pat for the opportunity to use and review this product!) I have had the pleasure of using this DAC with various home and portable audio products. Since there are so many reviews dealing with this...
joshuadapitan
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Introduction: Superlux HD661 is Superlux's cheap clone to the Sony's legendary MDR-7506(Minus the Audio Technica Wing-Type headband). Due to Superlux carelessly aiming for the MDR-7506 frequency response(Since they could also aim for Balanced Frequency response because Sony designed the 7506...
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Here's a Headphone Power Calculator spreadsheet: You input your headphones' impedance and sensitivity (in either dB milliwatt or dB volt and it calculates the other sensitivity value). It also calculates the power and current at 1 volt rms. Input a target loudness and it'll give you the...
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The Robinette Box   Front panel features balanced 4-Pin XLR, 1/4" & 1/8" single-ended headphone jacks, 'Amp Mode Switch' and optional oscilloscope out BNC connectors.   The Robinette Box© is a headphone to speaker amplifier interface box which will connect just about any headphone with...
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I have created a JavaScript webpage calculator and Excel spreadsheet that will help you optimize a headphone resistor network interface for your headphones and your speaker amplifier.  Instructions A headphone resistor network interface helps to electrically match a pair of headphones to a...
samu
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I brought this over ear headphones around 3 months ago. This Senheiser HD 429 bundled at exactly IDR 800.000 or around $80-$82, a mid class headphones that I buy because of curiosity and I’ve been longing for over ear headphones around that budget as well.   I am quite comfort with...
hernan604
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Not satisfied with your Sennheiser 449 ? Read this, Sennheiser 449 mod, boost your headphone - The best mod, granted! Hello folks, its been a couple months since ive done this mod. Last year i bought the sennheiser 449 over the internet without giving it a try. I thought.. well its...
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The DIY forum sees a lot of the same questions repeated frequently. This article is meant to consolidate and table some of the information people can use.   (You can edit this article or PM me with recommendations, corrections, suggestions, or questions. Just keep in mind that I'm a...
ardilla
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    Here is to be collected links to the most instructive posts on how to modify the Fostex T50RP, mostly from this thread: Just listened to some Fostex T50RPs today... WOW! http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow   This is not for "Thunderpants" - only...
koolkat
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So why did I create this thread? I recently mustered the guts to open up my HD438s to do some modifying, so yes I'm fairly new to modifying. I suppose this guide could help other newbies too. The methods in this thread have been covered in several other threads, but there was no thread dedicated...
Maverickmonk
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This Article discusses the differences between the various Grado pads available, as well as some of the more popular tweaks of these pads.   There are 5 main off-the-shelf pads for the Grado's/Alessandro's headphones:   S-cush "Comfie" Pads L-Cush "Bowl" Pads "Flat" Pads Sennheiser...
Maverickmonk
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This Wiki page will provide links and other pertinent info for all the Grado/Alessandro mods discussed in the SR60-Mod, the SR60 Mod II and the Post Your Grado Mods threads.   The Grado/Alessandro prestige series headphones are open, entry to mid-level headphones popular especially for Rock...
Yoga Flame
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Introduction There are several reasons why you might need to open up your Grados. Maybe someone pulled on the cable too hard and something came loose inside, and now it needs to be re-soldered. Maybe you want to totally replace the cable with a longer/shorter/more-spendy cable. Or maybe you are...
grokit
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Originally contributed by Parrots, thanks!   I remember when i first started making my own line out docks, even though there are some instruction here how to do it, I thought it could be a little clearer. I had to make a fellow head fi'er a LOD I promised him awhile ago at no charge so...
NA Blur
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Welcome to the Grado Headphone Response Adjustement(s) wiki   As the need for a higher fidelity audio experience continues the headphone truly becomes a compact, somewhat inexpensive, and very portable solution. One such type of headphone is made by Grado Labs http://gradolabs.com/ . Over the...
balderon
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  To help any new DIY'ers this Wiki is a compilation of the answers from many threads in an attempt to compile a comprehensive list of suggestions and links for anyone starting out in DIY.   Table of Contents Getting Started Minimum Set of Tools Additional Tools Parts and Supplies...
nullstring
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I just had a thought: we need a list of current do-it-yourself headphone amplifiers. So here it is. I'll be updating when someone alerts me to new amps or amps that I have missed. Now, since there is a very large amount of circuit designs available, I'll only be listing available kits and PCB...
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