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Vintage DT990 with worn black pads sound dark and mids centric, with good bass, I like them a lot. Wonder how Beyer became like this. Jan 18, 2021 at 2:27 AM

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    1. Ti_Leo
      Ti_Leo
      Vintage DT990 with worn black pads sound dark and mids centric, with good bass, I like them a lot. Wonder how Beyer became like this.
      1. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I still listen to a recabled DT880 250 ohm. It may not have the best overall sound signature, but I enjoy it for an everyday open headphone.
        Jan 18, 2021 at 11:22 AM
    2. Ti_Leo
      Ti_Leo
      Imagine a "Hifiman R1X"
    3. Ti_Leo
      Ti_Leo
      Spent half a day trying to figure out why my Pi2AES had no sound. Turned out it's just loose AES cable connection. Typical...
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      2. Michael Kelly
        Michael Kelly
        Was it loose at the PI2AES side? hopefully it was not an issue with the connectors on our board, but please let us know if it was.
        Oct 27, 2020
      3. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        @Michael Kelly No, it's at the DAC side. The connect at Pi2AES is really firm! Great product!!
        Oct 27, 2020
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    4. Ti_Leo
      Ti_Leo
      HE400 with Dekoni perforated pads sounds surprisingly good. It doesn't sound like cheap-ish old round HFM series, as it's warm and full.
    5. Ti_Leo
      Ti_Leo
      For those who want their HD800s to be more HD650-like, try cheap leather ear pads on AliExpress. Warmer, more bass, smaller soundstage.
      1. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        Ignore my previous impression of Dekoni leather pads. it was made when the polarity was inverted... I bought used unit with after market BAL cable, turned out the cable was poorly made. Now I fixed it, Dekoni leather pads sound quite shouty, hard and V-shaped to me.
        Oct 12, 2020
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    6. Ti_Leo
      Ti_Leo
      Switching Modi Multibit to Modius: No! Modi Multibit was better! I Love the mids! Switching back to Modi Multibit after a week: Wait... I kinda miss Modius now?
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      2. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        Swear you need 2 diametrically opposing DACS, I try to do that.
        Sep 3, 2020
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      3. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        @Scott Kramer Well, these two DACs are my attempt on this direction, but as I get to know these two more, I found the weakness on each more often...
        Sep 3, 2020
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    7. Ti_Leo
      Ti_Leo
      It's like there really are 2 types of Elex pads, the softer ones present some metallic sheen while the stiffer ones hardly have that.
      1. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        The softer ones are really softer and squishy, one press and it's all the way to the bottom. The stiffer ones have this slight initial strength against pressing, then there are soft as well. It's like linear mechanical keyboard switches vs tactile ones...
        Aug 24, 2020
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      2. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        Did yours have the soft ones originally?
        Aug 25, 2020
      3. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        Well, I happened to get two pairs recently, so one pair has softer pads and the other pair has stiffer ones. I wouldn't compare them if I didn't buy the latest bunch of Elex pads on Drop, and saw people complaint about soft inferior pads they received (and there's only one pad in the package).

        It's not that much of difference, but if I pay attention, it's there.
        Aug 25, 2020
    8. Ti_Leo
      Ti_Leo
      HD6XX K, take off its grills and the foam pieces behind the drivers, put on HD265 cups and a layer of TP. Closed HD600 completed, somehow.
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      3. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        @gixxerwimp Nah... really not good at serious comparisons... Plus I want to experiment some cheap protein leather pads on it. Now with HD6XX OG pads, this closed-back HD6XX sounds like lower mids recessed, hallower HD600. It's OK, I wouldn't complain, it's much less V-shaped than TH-X00. But switching back to HD600 / HD650 makes me appreciate the fullness of their sound.
        Aug 21, 2020
      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        In any case, once you get it sorted out, I'm sure others would be interested in your findings. So please do share :D
        Aug 21, 2020
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      5. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        @gixxerwimp It's so nice of you! I'll post if I can get better result. (Too lazy these days...)
        Aug 21, 2020
    9. Ti_Leo
      Ti_Leo
      SDR + Anaxilus + Dekoni sheepskin pads + 1 layer of facial mask material makes my HD800 sound warm, bassy and closed back. This is strange.
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      2. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        @Lyander Yep, I admit it sounds too warm now, as I was shocked at beginning. But about comfort, I feel the pads are a bit too thick as they squash my face a bit... OK I have a big head... I'm going to buy some thinner leather pads to compare.
        Jun 14, 2020
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Hmm, thinking that squishing the pads more might actually help? Compress the stuff inside so it's not as wub-wub-wub, but I've not got a large head so limited capacity to compare. Curious whether that'd affect sound a lot now, huh.
        Jun 14, 2020
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      4. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        Just check the price here, about $15 so it's a must do (I'm in China). I don't like the dust shield cloth inside the Dekoni pads either, as it touches my ears. But those cheap thinner Chinese pads don't have the cloth so they look perfect for me. Btw, I don't really want to squish the Dekoni pads as they use memory foam, don't want to let them memorize the squishing pain.
        Jun 14, 2020
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    10. Ti_Leo
      Ti_Leo
      So weird, swapping ear pads between HE5SE and HE5 (2017) will make both of them sound better to me...
    11. Ti_Leo
      Ti_Leo
      Really lucky on modding HE5, midrange got even smoother while I was trying to boost bass a bit. Now I need a durable solution.
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