DIY K1000-type headphones
Nov 21, 2008 at 3:35 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 25

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Well I made one. They sound amazing. I used 3" fullrange speaker drivers, but the bass is a bit strong so maybe 2" fullrange drivers would work better. The nearfield frequency response up to 3000Hz is extremely flat. Farfield measurements confirm that the treble is flat as well.

It's a shame that K1000-type headphones have to be so ugly by their very design. Otherwise I would show pictures.
 
Nov 21, 2008 at 3:39 AM Post #2 of 25

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Oh get over it you priss and post photos
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Nov 21, 2008 at 5:40 AM Post #4 of 25

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that sounds interesting, waiting for some pictures.

What drivers did you use?
 
Nov 21, 2008 at 11:28 AM Post #8 of 25

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Sounds like a lot of fun.
Pictures would of course be nice though..
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Nov 21, 2008 at 2:21 PM Post #10 of 25

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Nov 21, 2008 at 4:52 PM Post #11 of 25

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The 3" speaker is only 80-15Khz, so you should mis a lot of bass I think, or at least the deepest baselines..
 
Nov 21, 2008 at 4:55 PM Post #12 of 25

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these are tested at 1w/1meter

the small(er) signal and more near field results will be quite different.
 
Nov 21, 2008 at 5:14 PM Post #13 of 25

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Quote:

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The 3" speaker is only 80-15Khz, so you should mis a lot of bass I think, or at least the deepest baselines..


to the contrary, the bass is the best i've ever heard from "headphones". very deep and well-defined bass. these little things have 6mm of excursion. most drivers used in headphones start rolling off at around 200Hz when measured from 1m. used as headphones you get most of the low end back. hence, my recommendation of the 2" unit for regular DIY headphones (as opposed to open headphones, where the 3" would be better).
 
Nov 21, 2008 at 5:19 PM Post #14 of 25

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what about weight? Aren't they heavy?

I think I'll give it a go, a DIY woody headphone with these 3" or 2" drivers should be a fun thing to toy with.
 
Nov 21, 2008 at 5:19 PM Post #15 of 25

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What are you using for the frame? I'm going to be putting up a pair of MB Quart QP85's for sale soon which would be ideal to hack apart I would think.
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