Focal Elear Measurements

Discussion in 'Headphone Measurements' started by Marvey, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Halaudio

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    Tricky headphone, I see. I am currently evaluating if buying a pair to mod it would be worth it or if I'd be better off waiting for something like HD820s. I already have Brainwavz angled pads and HD600's pads (and HD600s too). Looking for an upgrade over HD600s. Damn, this hobby..
     

  2. dontfeedphils

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    Joined just to say thanks to @Hands for all the groundwork that's been done on mods for the Elear. Picked up a pair a couple weeks ago after auditioning them and loving the energy and bass of the headphone, but started to notice the recessed area in the mids as well as a bit of strangnish in the treble. So far I've got the HM5 angled pleather pads on and it's improved the mids, subdued the bass a bit and seems to have added some air to the sound. Sound preference wise, the treble doesn't bother me too much, but after a long listening session yesterday my ears are a bit fatigued, so I've got some 1/4" foam on the way to try out in front of the driver.

    Thanks again to everyone in this thread!
     
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    Not sure if anyone involved in this thread still has a set of these, but for anyone interested in experimenting with different pads, I'm having my first revision of an aftermarket pad adapter I mocked up printed this week. Only worried about post/hole alignment at this point.

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  4. dontfeedphils

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    So, I'm somewhat new to headphones and high-end audio in general, and even more so with the forums related to this hobby, so I wasn't privy to the SBAF/HF beef. After posting this same thing on the Elear thread over there I received this PM:

    "Hello dontfeedphils,

    For myriad reasons (some of which you may or may not be familiar), we do not allow links or reference to superbestaudiofriends from Head-Fi. As a result, your post was edited; but, for the record, we have included the full, unedited text of your post below.

    I hope you understand, even if you don't agree.

    Best Regards,
    Joe"

    Found some time to read through a couple of threads on here last night, especially the thread covering the whole Sony measurement BS. I try not to be an us vs them kind of person, but I also don't like to deal with known twats. Think I'll end up spending more of my time here rather than HF where posts are subject to dear leaders approval.
     
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  5. neogeosnk

    neogeosnk Almost "Made"

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    I'd buy a pair or get them printed. I enjoy my elears for gaming. 5k suckout doesn't really matter when you're moving a payload in overwatch. Think a few of us here still have them despite the general meh consensus.
     
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  6. FallingObjects

    FallingObjects Pay It Forward

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    Also, they're worth trying with the Sonar works Tru-fi stuff. There's profiles for the Elears, and I'm really enjoying A/B (albeit out of a tube amp, and with HM5 pads, which both affect the sound signature).
     
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    First revision of the HM5 pad adapters. Made from cheap ABS since I knew I'd have to make changes (hence the broken tabs). Made a couple of small tweaks, preferential changes mostly. Ready to have a couple made up with SLS Nylon.

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    Below is a link to the file in igs, stp, and obj formats. For those unfamiliar with 3D printing, I'd avoid ABS for these, finish looks like hell and the tabs didn't last long. My next set will be SLS Nylon.

    https://goo.gl/haK4Uj
     
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    Last update on the pad adapters. Received the latest revision, made some tolerance/fitment adjustments and had them printed using SLS/Nylon rather than FDM/ABS. Turned out pretty good!

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