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Monolith M1060C Closed Back Planar Headphones impressions

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by FastAndClean, Jan 12, 2018.
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  1. Gunz.jones
    Use the knife to take extra material out of the screw hole so that you can get backs to mount. Shave a little out and try. Repeat as needed for each hole.
  2. jj69
    I get that, but I don't understand how to orient the knife in a way that will shave off flat surface area from deep inside the screw holes?
  3. SomeTechNoob
    It doesn't need to be that flat. Just scrape around the circle and try to get some loose plastic gunk out so that the screws will reach through. I should probably look into fixing that...eventually.

    Also sorry for the missed messages, as I've been busy at uni recently. I sadly am still not able to provide printing services at this time.
  4. lgcubana
    The #11 blade (when mounted in the x acto knife handle) will present a triangular, 45 degree tip. Keep the straight edge perpendiculer to the screw hole and use the 45 degree edge of the blade to create your counter sync. By making even, clockwise turns.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2019
  5. Delmetrice
    I actually used an online printing service using the original files SomeTechNoob was kind enough to provide. I have to say the open performance has not been very impressive, especially when gaming. I'd have to go back and take some rather detailed notes, but I preferred the 1060 to an opened 1060C.
  6. sherm137
  7. Brainiac9000
    A YouTube reviewer by the name of, Joshua Valour, just dropped a review on open-back M1060C headphones using the grills that @DrSchnickistein created and mentioned in previous posts. Check out the video below and the link to his real carbon fiber grills below that if interested.


    *Make sure you set quantity to 2 if you order the grills. FYI, the order can take a bit to fulfill and can take a while to ship depending on your location.
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  8. DrSchnickistein
    For folks planning to purchase the grilles, make sure to order 2 to get a pair. These are sold per piece! lol I get asked that a lot recently
    Last edited: May 30, 2019
  9. stimuz
    How hard would it be to modify the grill design? I absolutely hate it, it gives no driver protection and is basically just the backs removed.
  10. DrSchnickistein
    There are other grille designs there if it's not your cup of tea.

    It's intentionally super open to minimize reflections as in the case of m1060. Design is always compromise. Some people are more than willing to forgo protection for better performance.

    Personally, I cover my grilles with super thin thermolam for protection.
    Last edited: May 30, 2019
  11. jj69
    Has anyone tried putting their M1060C on an Audeze headband using the Audeze yoke kit? Just wondering if the M1060C cups fit the Audeze yokes without the drilling and modding required as with the standard M1060?
  12. Dawnrazor
    Monoprice has the 1060c on sale for $260 today
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  13. Delmetrice
    I've looked into that pretty extensively as my head doesn't work very well with comfort straps, and I decided against the mod as I don't want to ruin them. Couldn't find/think of another way to go to a solid headband. Thought it better to list them so someone else could enjoy them.
  14. DrSchnickistein
    hey gang! here are some new batch of grilles for the m1060C. this time they're "convertible" meaning you can quick detach the wood cups and turn it into an open can or semi open with the included spacers:wink:


    well, it's still under approval but I'll post the kit as soon as possible :D
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2019
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  15. Auxine
    Ive done some research on replacing the foam damping while still keeping the sound pretty open the just from eyeballing it compared to some packing foam I have on hand, it looks like the ideal density for this application is between 30-40 PPI. Im thinking 35 PPI is ideal but I cant find it anywhere easily. I will buy some 40PPI foam(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078XTRVWS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A1W7R5UJZCLN8X&psc=1) and report back on it. It looks like this type of foam is commonly used in fish tank cut to fit filters, but more often than not those are 30PPI instead of 40PPI or 35PPI.

    Edit: It looks like 30PPI is known as speaker foam from foam manufacturers, so perhaps that density would be closer to ideal. I am ordering both 30 and 40PPI Foams and will update you guys later.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2019
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