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Do you listen to your phones with the little foam covers on or off? I find that without the foam covers the Senn's sound NOTICEABLY clearer, although a bit harsher. I think they might be responsible for making the "veil" a bit more apparant. Vocals also sound a bit more upfront

How many have noticed this difference? Am I just going crazy?
 
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A couple of months ago I decided to leave my HD600 alone based on the thread link above.
 
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That it is too risky?
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by SptsNaz
That it is too risky?


Reason 1: I could damage "my precious" HD600 by trying to remove the foam covers.
Reason 2: Dirt or hair, as stated in the thread, might damage the drivers.
Reason 3: And the most important reason is that I enjoy the warmth that the foam provides. If I wanted a clearer sound then I could always alter the treble in EAX audio contoller, a much safer alternative.

But, some poeple want or need to rip apart or alter their equipment. For myself, I evaluate how valuable the electronic hardware is to me . I depend on the HD600s, day to day, for emotional stability, so the answer is no. Maybe I would when I commandeer the HD700s!
 
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How exactly would you damage the headphones when removing the foam? The pads are meant to be taken out. I guess the grilles can bend a little, but not likely if you watch what you're doing.

I still haven't critically evaluated the difference, but I can see why you prefer the stock method. They do seem warmer with the foam, but definitely not as airy
 
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If you want airyness you should try the AKG K1000s.
 
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I like my hd600's as they come from the factory. I don't really notice a "veil", perhaps it's the amp you are driving them with.

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Quote:

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I like my hd600's as they come from the factory. I don't really notice a "veil", perhaps it's the amp you are driving them with.

- augustwest



Gilmore Lite... so no

I never said they sounded veiled stock, I just think they sound more upfront without the foam.

guess this mod isn't really preferred here...
 
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Originally Posted by backdrifter
Don't worry what people do here. The people who post on your thread are a fraction of the people on Head-Fi, and a smaller fraction of those who own the headphone. Trust your ears and be happy.



Well said!
 
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Alright, back to enjoying my senns then


That speaker-like sound is so damn addictive
 
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