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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. Lohb
    Got these..cups off....low-end reminds me of my good old Audeze LCD-2.1's.
    Phantoms have a more natural tonality,a 'sweetness' to the way they deliver.. nudge more microdetail but less subs...if I could just combine the two...this cruel game of endgame cans hunting as I can only keep 1 set.
    M1060C lighter weight than I imagined..Audeze 2CB seemed a bigger chunk of weight from memory. Earpads feel same quality grade and compression as 2C/B....better than Phantom stock pads which are shallow and don't seal so well.

    Would have been good to see a Valour review guy expanded comparison to 2CB cups on and 2C cups off....1060C not as dark as my prior 2Cs....could hear that 2-3K scoop and spike kind of with the cups on...something 'off"....2CB uses a resistor network glued in the cup to even that out, but side-effect IMO was too much bite/attack to the delivery vs buttery 2Cs...
    My cups grain kind of 90% to angle I'd put them on personally...not much of a match in bookend of grain...one has supreme grain...the other not so much...but I'll strip them both down to Zebrano natural tone anyway.

    Free VST/AU Audeze Reveal Plug-in can tweak the sound around with about 20 presets and a dry/wet dial...

    I did use 2CB to block out awful cafe music in past....do not care what cans look like in public in the slightest...music soon pulls you in..haha....so I'm looking out for a message from the cups kit guy in this thread to see if it looks good to add this click-on/off kit to them for outside and cups off all the way in private....
    Voices for netflix movies...Phantom seems to have the edge...less added brogue/grain to male voices...
    What a ramble.
    Time for more 'Depth Charge' tracks to test out these monsters.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2019
  2. Lohb
    Late to the party, but I'm really liking these exclusively for electronic music...

    Plastic stock strap completely removed and my community known "Lohb strap" in double layer leather installed. Should have made it for 1060C ages ago...


    My friend said they sounded slightly tonally off for organic music and something funky (but small) going on in the mids...ignorance is bliss when you listen to electronic music, which has no easy to distinguish real world tonality mostly....
    These are a keeper 4sure....nearest to LCD2.1 I have found in bass and mids after longer listening.
    5-year warrant to boot.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2019 at 11:01 AM
  3. greatredswarm
    Just received my grill kit (with adaptor plate) from armattan productions! For me, the magnet in the m1060c isn't strong enough to hold the cups on. It's oriented the right way and everything. Anyone have any thoughts?
  4. Lohb
    Oooh, was about to buy that kit myself, will hold off and see how it pans out on a solution.
  5. senegalas
    How about pantyhose mod? Like use stretched pantyhose instead of those thick pads. Should prevent from dust going in and since they are thin they should sound good too
  6. jotaku
    That's what I did on my M1060s. Works great.
  7. DrSchnickistein
    Have you tried wrapping the pegs with tape to make them thicker? Possibly something grabby or velcroey(assuming people who mod m1060 have a crapload of them) to lock onto the grille holes.

    you could also try this trick: d.tools4.co.za/blog/2017/05/03/magnetize-a-screwdriver-bit-or-screw/

    if it still isn't enough, consider getting these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-PAIR-4-B...139688?hash=item26141c0c28:g:QTgAAOSw-dBTwT5a
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2019
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  8. Lohb
    anyone owned Audioquest Nightowl along with 1060C..? They seem similar from descriptions..
  9. TheHeedHunter
    I got M1060C last friday, printed hexacon grilles and fazors in the back and added same kind of fabric to the grilles as it's behind the pad. These sound pretty decent, I like the soundstage being a bit larger than modded 58X and the bass response. These are first planars for me and I like them a lot. I'm currently waiting connectors and wire to make balanced cable to iDSD nano BL.

    How's the front fazors done, if anyone's tried? I didn't want to make extra layer of plastic between pad and driver housing but I did try them a bit. Maybe more clear and brighter sound; as surprisingly did the rear fazor do too. Bass response didn't change that much. So I left the original structure on the pad side.
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