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Wow, that 500 character-limit is so silly, especially on an information-packed audiophile forum. XD
Having gone through or tried so many sets of hp's over the last 2 years, but then finding myself returning time and time again to the MK3's is a testament to their potential.
However, I had owned the Ether C Flow for a few months and could somewhat validate that statement. Even not considering the 10 times cost difference, I feel my MK3 sounded and isolated better.
Totally understand the Mad Dog situation..used to own the Mad Dog Pro and I still regard it highly despite having sacrificed them into Alphas over a year ago. I've seen lots of opinions about how the original Mad Dog 3.2 is regarded as Dan Clark's best work, even compared to his in-house Ether line-up...maybe that is a bit of a stretch.
Why in the world can you only use 500 characters in a comment?!?!
I did love the sound of the modded MKIII, but I still like sound of the mod better on the MKII. They are just getting harder and harder to purchase new these days.
Thanks for the look and I love my MKIIs as much as both my friends love the MKIIIs.
I agree, the case/cable/strap are required to complete this mod
I actually built the two in these photos for a couple of friends that requested them. I personally have two pairs of the MKII. The first one I ever modded and the last one that I modded last week.
One big difference is that the last hole in the last photo needs to be added to the felt for the MKIII but not the MKII. The MKIII has a very poor low end response if you cover the opening on the back of the driver from what I've seen. Another difference is that I use soft felt for the back of the MKII driver and stiff felt for the back of the MKIII driver. The mod photos, except for the last one are for the MKII steps.
The reason I placed the holes in that pattern is that they align perfectly with the outer grids of the driver. It seemed proper to have sound travel through uniform channels as to keep the sound as clean and controlled as can be. I was very happy with the sound in all the mods I've made so far.
In on the two YouTube videos, people punched holes randomly in the felt. They made it appear as if the number was more important than the placement. Holes randomly punched in a dampening medium and what I know about acoustics didn't seem to mesh.
I spent a couple of days reading and and this was what I decided to do. I based it off certain parts of incremental mods that I read about, the parts included in the Mayflower mod kit, two different YouTube videos, many years of acoustic experience, and SWAG (Scientific Wild Ass Guessing). I was pretty happy with the results and all my other audiophile friends were amazed by them.
I even reached out to Dan Clark who is located pretty close to me about making another set for me, but he plainly refused. That was it, if I wanted modded Fostex I would need to build them myself (I didn't know of any other at the time than MrSpeakers).
This whole modding thing started when I decided I needed some audiophile headphones and I am cheap. I found by reading that headphones can easily be modded for superior sound, Fostex T50RP are some of the most popular headphones to mod, planar > dynamic, and MrSpeakers discontinues the Mad Dog.
The modding materials come from Mayflower via eBay:
Nice job, enjoy your phones!
How'd you get the modding materials? Was it from a mod kit or..?
Interesting hole pattern in the driver felt, reminds me of my Mayflower V1, just has more holes. Mine has the same case, cable and leather headband strap. *high five*
The MK3 is one of the best headphones in existence (once you set it up right and feed it power, imo).
that is one Beautiful rig , how do you find the LCD-X? currently waiting for mine to come from the US
That was incredibly well photographed, love that clean desk.
Those tubes look real cool. What are they?
Cool...Finally, an inexpensive HeadPhone Stand.
cute. what about another box?
Jewels and stones are for "positive energy" lol.
These headphones are probably the most affordable headphone that I could honestly and comfortably say that I would have been happy using for the rest of my life.
Yeah, this photo makes them look like clown shoes, but in reality, it's not bad at all. Most people wouldn't realize they aren't stock if they didn't know.
Looks like the vegan pads are slightly larger than the wood on these?
What sort of cables are you using in that photo with your LZA4s?