Please move if this is in the wrong section, i didn't know whether to post here or in "sound science".. Hi, i recently was told that if you remove the inner mesh from your headphones that it could possibly increase sound quality.. i tested his theory and by golly it might have made a difference. I'm not completely sure though because it could also just be a placebo effect.. obviously we're talking about a minor change here... He also said that the dust that does collect there "very little", collects all on the ring depression on top of the voice coil and can be easily cleaned with a small brush. I'm not saying he's right or wrong here, i just want to know what all you other enthusiasts think about this... is it possibly dangerous in the long run? Or do you yourself personally do it and have never found any negative effects by doing this? Here's some pictures to show you what exactly i'm talking about. With.. Without.. The piece that you take out. I can also see that the mesh blocks the speaker a little bit on the outside where the plastic is on the mesh. I don't know, to me it sounds clearer but then again i really don't know because your mind can play tricks! errrrrrrrr! For reference it's the Sennheiser HD 558. I have also did the foam mod... as you can already see i just like to modify stuff lol.. i can't help it! It's a disease!