1MORE H1707 Triple-Driver Over Ear
Oct 30, 2018 at 10:37 PM Post #737 of 1,414

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Nov 5, 2018 at 3:37 PM Post #738 of 1,414

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Just gotta say, I'm still really loving my H1707's!
 
Nov 9, 2018 at 1:21 PM Post #739 of 1,414

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I got one of these via Massdrop. It is the US silver and black version with graphene drivers. Did the "ceramic tweeter dampening only" mod. Kudos @Slater !!

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The cable terminates with dual TRS connectors on the headphones end. Why not TS? One YouTube reviewer suggested that the tip and ring are wired internally to each individual driver. So if regular TS connectors such as these are used, the ceramic tweeter will not receive a signal. Any truth to that?

Also, retail box says "1More Triple-Driver Over-Ear Headphones". No mention of H1707. Were did this model number came from?
 
Nov 9, 2018 at 1:52 PM Post #740 of 1,414

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I got one of these via Massdrop. It is the US silver and black version with graphene drivers. Did the "ceramic tweeter dampening only" mod. Kudos @Slater !!

I'll have to look back to see what that ceramic tweeter mod is all about (I'm completely happy with the sound though). Do you have a link?

Did you have to remove the stock pad from the plastic mounting ring to do that mod?
 
Nov 9, 2018 at 1:58 PM Post #741 of 1,414

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Over the last few weeks, I've been refining my testing with various pads, and wanted to share the results of the pad I have finally settled on.

After additional testing, I ended not being crazy about just slipping new pads over the stock cups (as seen here):

The fit was just too loose to provide a tight enough seal, and bass suffered as a result.

Therefore, I have concentrated my recent testing on pads that reuse the stock plastic mounting ring. This retains the clip mounting system, as well as the stock foam ring, providing a stock-like seal and no loss of bass.

I settled on an oval replacement pad designed for Beats Studio 2.0. I have used these a few other headphone projects, and I like them a lot. They're the most compact oval pad that I've ever found that is truly over ear. While the Beats pad isn't as generously sized as larger pads (like HM5), it has exactly enough room to fit my ear fully inside (YMMV depending on your ear size). It's a bit thicker than stock, which provided me enough room so that my ears didn't rub on the ceramic tweeter (which was worth its weight in gold).

If you want to know how well this pad would fit with your ears, simply go anywhere that sells Beats (Apple store, WalMart, Best Buy, Target, etc) and try on a pair of Beats Studio 2.0 (wired or wireless). You can also have someone measure the H x W of your ears for you.

The Beats pads are available in multiple colors and materials (including protein leather and velour). I got black protein leather, and paid $15.

Here's how the size compares to stock:
  • Stock pad - Round, OD (80mm), ID (45mm), Thickness (15mm)
  • Beats Studio 2.0 pad - Oval, OD (90mm H x 80mm W), ID (55mm H x 40mm W), Thickness (20mm)
Here's the 2 pads side-by-side so you can visualize the difference:

The Beats pads do require the removal of the stock pad from its plastic mounting ring. Harvesting the plastic mounting rings require destroying the stock pads, so you should consider the stock pads as 'sacrificial'.

However, if your stock pads are worn out beyond saving (as all of our pads will be at some point down the road), this is no big deal. Also, since my ears rubbed the tweeter due to it's poor depth and small ID, I was perfectly fine sacrificing my stock pads (as the result was a usable and comfortable solution).

Perhaps someone can/will come up with a 3D printed mounting ring at some point (maybe even me) so the stock pad/mounting ring doesn't have to be touched at all.

1. Anyways, you start by removing the stock pads from the headphones (by prying w/a credit card, dull non-serrated butter knife, spudger tool, etc).

2. Once you have the stock pads removed, you separate the stock pad from the plastic mounting ring by simply peeling it off:


3. With the stock pad separated from the plastic mounting ring, remove any adhesive residue by rubbing the residue with your thumb in a continuous rolling motion. Here's what you're left with.

4. Before you mount your Beats pad, remove the thin layer of foam from the back of the pad (if you don't, the sound will be veiled). Just tear/peel off the foam layer off and discard. The Beats pad will still have the layer of fabric in the center (like the stock pad where the L and R is written). You can see the foam layer here (the color of the foam can vary):

5. The Studio 2.0 pads come with 3M adhesive pre-attached (the good quality pads at least; the cheap ones have generic adhesive that adheres poorly). You simply peel the backing paper off, center the pad using the 4 clips as a guide (ie like 'cross hairs'), and stick the Beats pad to the face of the plastic trim ring (pressing firmly/evenly to ensure complete adhesion):


6. Now snap the pad back onto the headphone and you're done. Make sure you line up the 2 alignment pins on the plastic trim ring (shown in the top photo) with the 2 alignment holes in the face of the earcup (shown in the bottom photo):


Here's the finished product:



Because the internal volume of the Beats pads is very close to the stock pad, there is virtually no change in sound (other than a slightly wider soundstage). They are now truly over-ears (at least my ears), with no rubbing on the tweeter - success!

I feel this solution supersedes my previous pad replacements I posted a number of pages back. However, if your ears are just too large for the Beats pads, the method I laid out to use the HM5 pads (and example) is still a valid option.

Finally, replacing the Beats pads (when they eventually wear out) couldn't be easier. Just pull them off, pitch them, and peel and stick on a new set.

I've still had no luck sourcing the plastic mounting rings from 1more (kinda like pulling teeth), so I might have to resort to ripping apart my stock pads as per your excellent tutorial above.

I suppose one could glue (or double sided tape) back the original pads to the rings again if desired, correct?

Which pads did you settle on?
 
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I've still had no luck sourcing the plastic mounting rings from 1more (kinda like pulling teeth), so I might have to resort to ripping apart my stock pads as per your excellent tutorial above.

I suppose one could glue (or double sided tape) back the original pads to the rings again if desired, correct?

Which pads did you settle on?

I settled on the Beats pads and never looked back.

The 2 best mods possible on this headphone is the foam mod and the Beats pads.
 
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I settled on the Beats pads and never looked back.

The 2 best mods possible on this headphone is the foam mod and the Beats pads.

Thanks :)
 
Nov 9, 2018 at 5:02 PM Post #745 of 1,414

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I got one of these via Massdrop. It is the US silver and black version with graphene drivers. Did the "ceramic tweeter dampening only" mod. Kudos @Slater !!



The cable terminates with dual TRS connectors on the headphones end. Why not TS? One YouTube reviewer suggested that the tip and ring are wired internally to each individual driver. So if regular TS connectors such as these are used, the ceramic tweeter will not receive a signal. Any truth to that?

Also, retail box says "1More Triple-Driver Over-Ear Headphones". No mention of H1707. Were did this model number came from?

My retail box has H1707 on the label on the back of the box with the barcodes; it reads "1MORE Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones H1707" and I ordered them directly from the 1MORE USA web site. Oddly, on the same box, but pre-printed on the box to the left of that barcode label it says, "Model: 1MEJH0006"
 
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I'd like to use a longer cable with 2.5mm mono plugs. Did any of you guys tried to use an aftermarket cable with 2-pole connectors instead of 3-pole, and noticed that it didn't send a signal correctly? Here is the YouTube review I'm referring to.

In addition to the stock cable, I use a cable from the Xiaomi Mi headphone. It works great.

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It is 3-pole though. I don’t know if a 2-pole works or not. I guess just give it a try and let us know.

I seem to remember another popular cable works. If you search this thread you’ll find it. I think it was for a vmoda, but I could be wrong. Not sure if it’s TRS or mono. Just search and you’ll find it.
 
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I might try having a go at 3d printing a pad ring. I'll let you know of the results.
 
Nov 10, 2018 at 1:55 PM Post #749 of 1,414

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I might try having a go at 3d printing a pad ring. I'll let you know of the results.

If I owned a 3D printer, I totally would. It’s not a complicated part.
 
Nov 16, 2018 at 12:23 PM Post #750 of 1,414

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I might try having a go at 3d printing a pad ring. I'll let you know of the results.

That, my friend, is very exciting :)
 

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