Kaldas Research RR 1 Conquest ($500 Electrostatic)
Jul 7, 2022 at 1:34 PM Post #706 of 728
My pad worn out after pass 2 years.
Thinking about buying a new pair of pad or just order it from Kaldas.
How did you solve this problem?
could you find any thicker pads which fit the size?
 
Jul 8, 2022 at 6:28 AM Post #707 of 728
How did you solve this problem?
could you find any thicker pads which fit the size?
Am hanging it there w/o pads.
Hope to got ideas from other rr1 lovers
 

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Jul 8, 2022 at 7:21 AM Post #709 of 728
My best pad in sound and comfort.
Foam inside stock pad, I am curious so tear it before throw away.
I must say I love the sound when using like this much more than normal stock pad.
Speed, wide stage, extend the highs, make me feel of a "esat. Hd800s"
 

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Jul 8, 2022 at 10:09 AM Post #711 of 728
@TYATYA Do you habe a template therforee?
Just cut and remove faux leather layer. It expose the foam.

Btw, order stock pad today. I will make it perforate pad when it arrive.
Stuff $18
Ship $50
Crazily order just 1 pair, bcs shipping will not increase if I had order 2
 
May 31, 2023 at 7:35 AM Post #719 of 728
Can you please share the mod details, how did you get rid of wires ? 🙂
I did not take pictures so texting only.
And I will post here if @Aumkar @Mr.TechAgent don't mind if I post here how to disassemble the unit.

Otherwise I will p.m you.

But I think before you doing the mod, even if you think warranty period was over, consider warranty void at first.
He well cover the warranty for your original unit.

Briefly, if you had changed your ear pad once or more time, you can know how to remove the inner cover (the smaller one of housing).
Then make a channel(groove) for driver's wires by using a soldering iron(ref. 320 Celsius) or something like a hot knife.
Desoldering the wires from xlr plug then cut them to be shot and then soldering.
It take 1hour in total.
 
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Jan 26, 2024 at 2:50 AM Post #720 of 728
I've had the RR1 Conquest Premium for a couple of days now.
Some early impressions:

• 2nd best treble/bass separation I've ever heard (below Sennheiser HE-1, and just above of T+A Solitare P)
(treble/bass separation = no loss of treble volume while the bass is slapping hard - almost all headphones fail this test - only HE-1 can do it 100% perfectly)
• medium/small staging
• imaging is fine
• sounds like a 'headphone', not a STAX
• kinda reminds me of HD650 tuning and staging
• why is an electrostatic headphone making this much bass? o_0
• timbre has no hyper-realism or veil - VERY safe middle-of-the-road sense of realism (extremely good timbre)

I think it is objectively my current best headphone.

(Subjectively it can't tick every box - I am a soundstage junkie and part-time basshead.)
 

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