No,no,no,no, leave the 580 as is, you'll ruin it, no foam removal, keep the grills. If it's good why change it?
do absolutely nothing. the HD580 requires no mods.
@brencho funny enough, I have heard 4 HD580 still this point and all of them are Bill' works.
@m17xr2b I will be eager to find out how amazing it would be with Stellaris. Surprisingly good on Zana Deux already.
@purr1n was about to tag you actually, since I saw you posted that HD580 will sound differently depends on how worn the pad is. Mine is 90% gone and I actually like it that way. Super close to the ear = a much more exciting and "dynamic" sound for me. Put on new pads and the energy's gone but I had to do it, old worn pads were pretty gross.
I was going to try messing around with my 2002 HD580 but every time I put them on I find myself thinking it's not worth messing with -no mod will magically bring more bass extension and reduce distortion - that's just how the driver is. The rest doesn't need 'fixing'. Synergy is more important.
@E_Schaaf I do feel that Bill's mod makes it sounds less grainy (foam removal maybe?) but the HD600/HD650 grill also makes 580 become more gentle than I'd like.
But I do agree is synergy is more important, though I have a hard time imagining 580 would sound outright bad on any system.
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