Comments on Profile Post by rhythmdevils

  1. Lyander
    Lyander
    This is the classic and not the closed, right (mavellous naming scheme, indeed)? I remember getting ears on them and rather enjoying how much slam and vive they had, but yeah the voicing was slightly too muted for me. I recall there was an engaging convo about how ortho tweaking is its own beast, would love to see how you tame this one.
    Feb 5, 2021
  2. Lyander
    Lyander
    Or is it a case of the diaphragm + magnet array being quite unsuitable for it, enough that even with some tweaking they might be complete doodoo?

    Haha, if I ever come across a good old HP-3 (not the dynamic ones I have) at a decent price please expect me to spam your inbox with questions about modding :P
    Feb 5, 2021
  3. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    We’ll see. They need damping just like vintage orthos. I’ve added some but they need moar. There’s actually nice quality treble in there!
    Feb 5, 2021
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  4. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    I’m now listening to a bright LCD-2. :) lots of tuning to do but maybe potential...
    Feb 5, 2021
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  5. rtaylor76
    rtaylor76
    I mean, the LCD-2 Closed has damping, but then they also add an MKP cap, like what would be in a speaker crossover to roll off the highs.
    Feb 5, 2021
  6. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    This is the Classic. Judging by this I’m guessing all Audeze orthos are likely improperly damped because this is God awful.
    Feb 5, 2021
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  7. rtaylor76
    rtaylor76
    Did you get yours used, because mine has foam on the back side. Maybe someone removed the rear damping foam.
    Feb 5, 2021
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  8. Imraan
    Imraan
    I didn't touch anything in the enclosures except the pads which I swapped to Dekoni Elite Velour. The only other mod I did was tightening up the stupid headband which my massive noggin stretched.
    Feb 5, 2021
  9. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    Yeah I got it used but not modded. Mine has the black foam disc too but it’s not an acoustic element it’s just there to make the slots between the grills black. It’s super light foam that has no damping effect nor does it help with resonance.
    Feb 5, 2021
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  10. rtaylor76
    rtaylor76
    I will add some damping and give it a try, but yes it will likely damp the bass down.
    Feb 5, 2021
  11. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    Yeah that’s a good thing for me with the classic. It’s got typical under damped rubbery farty bass. If I get these sounding good I’ll pass them around.
    Feb 5, 2021
  12. rtaylor76
    rtaylor76
    I find them best with the vegan slanted pads. The stock pads had peaks in the treble that the vegans helped with. Bass is also not as farty, still strong though.
    Feb 5, 2021
  13. rtaylor76
    rtaylor76
    PS - you guys are really pushing me to get my own EARS rig, lol.
    Feb 5, 2021
  14. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    Meh don’t get an ears rig. If it sounds good it is good. ;)
    Feb 5, 2021