SuperBAF Community HD800 Mod Waiting / Status List - CURRENTLY CLOSED

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  1. purr1n

    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    All art, instructions, material selections and information in this post and following posts (collectively the "SuperBAF HD800 BTA Absorber mod") are covered by the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 international license. Any derivative work may be sold as long as instructions and art are distributed freely and correct attribution (mention of the name of the mod, SuperBAF and a link to this thread) is maintained.

    See this: http://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/superbaf-hd800-mod-formerly-btamod.254/
    And this: http://www.superbestaudiofriends.or...800-mod-formerly-btamod.254/page-5#post-25585

    We will be releasing RC1 of this mod to SuperBAF members for $10 (including USPS shipping for CONUS). We'll have to figure something out for Europe. Ravi spent over a couple hundred dollars of his own on materials to find the best one, not to mention calling in some favors (or owing return favors). We have measurements that demonstrate the effect of this mod, but Ravi's approach was "fuck you science" more or less. I've actually tested and verified some other materials, different kinds of rug liner, felts, foams, and have arrived at the same conclusion as Ravi (both subjective and measurement.) A couple of materials rise to the top of the list, but the chosen one is just a tick better than the others. Also keep in mind that measurements don't always tell the whole story. Funny thing because @Bill-P and I had shared the exact same thought in regards in the HD800 (or other headphone) modding at the recent SF Bay Area meet.

    Please read the above links to get an idea what to expect from the mod. We cannot guarantee that you will like it though. As far as this release, we don't expect any changes; but we are working on add-ons to it, e.g. resonator, etc. It's not perfect, and the perfectionist side of us doesn't feel totally comfortable. On the other hand, we would be kind of lame if we talked about this mod for another 18 months and never had anything to show for it.

    SuperBAF will make 50 pairs of the mod. That's it. From there, someone will have to pick it up. I know a local laser guy, but I don't know if I want to take this on. I've already got too many TPS reports to deal with at my real job and my side job at EC. The material and PDF/DXF file will be provided to the public shortly. So sign up. Ravi will need a while to get the production going. In the meantime, I might have a few sets ready to go. First come, first served. We will contact you when we are ready to ship.

    Waiting List / Status:
    1. DrFindley / Delivered
    2. CEE TEE / Delivered
    3. songmic / shipped
    4. OJNeg / Delivered
    5. jexby / order being prepared
    6. Greed / shipped
    7. jcmcmasterj / checking stock
    8. RVD / awaiting production
    9. SKiring
    10. foo_me
    11. Eric_C Singapore
    12. TomNC
    13. JK47
    14. hifi01170
    15. fraggler
    16. Mortalcoil
    17. PoochZag
    18. neogeosnk
    19. EraserXIV
    20. Andre Y
    21. chakku AUS / NZ
    22. jowls (AUS distributor?)
    23. FlySweep
    24. sorrodje (EUR distributor?)
    25. TheloniusSnoop
    26. TraverS
    27. AustinValentine
    28. jsgraha (AUS distributor?)
    29. SeaBupter Canada
    30. Artasia
    31. Hooncake
    32. kevnin
    33. Smitty
    34. kapanak Canada
    35. zaiken
    36. fireev1 Singapore
    37. M3NTAL
    38. HitmanFluffy Singapore
    39. Maxx134
    40. thegunner100
    41. Serious EU
    42. DrForBin
    43. Mr. Faded Glory
    44. Hekeli Land of Vikings
    45. spoony
    46. smithj AUS
    47. Jokko
    48. numbercube EU
    49. manatworks Thailand
    50. frenchbat EU
    51. KurtSvensson Land of Vikings
    52. lukeap69 Dubai
    53. Mikoss Canada
    54. Clear Water
    55. Steel Cannon
    56. snoogans
    57. Dr. Higgs
    58. PosthumousLeon
    59. dllmsch UK
    60. mvwvm RUS
    61. Koth Ganesh
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  2. jexby

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    Please add me, happy to paypal.
    include a slice of Ravi provided pizza as well!
    :cool:
     
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    Count me in. Still my go to for serious listening, the HD800.
     
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    I'd like one
     
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    Please add me to the list and I appreciate everyone's contributions to this mod.
     
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    I would definitely like to be added. I tried shipping the material which would nearly cost me 130$ (99$ shipping or something) to the Netherlands. I'll cover any and all extra shipping. If possible I'd like an extra 2 piece (or just a chunk of extra liner) to cut in shape for my own revisided Anax mod to try it on top of the full mod. I'll cover all expenses of course.


    Thanks!
     
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    Please add me to the list and thank you all for developing this!
     
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    Yeah, I'd agree with @purrin. After listening to this mod carefully with some of the amps at the meet (BW, ZD, Studio, etc...), I felt that it did meet the one important goal of "making the HD800 more listenable without making the user go through an hour following a 10-step tutorial to mod their headphone". This is as "plop it in and put it on your head" as things can get, and I must say... it's very nice for that. My mod is nowhere near this nice and user-friendly. (one reason why I never tried to charge for it :oops:)

    It's a $10 improvement to a $1500 headphone, essentially. (though in my mind, I feel like it's more like a $100 improvement)

    A simple and effective mod like this has been a long time coming, and I truly have to applaud @zerodeefex for pulling it off. He totally went all out on this. I feel like $10 is a steal for this, as Ravi spent a lot more time and effort on this than most people would realize.

    So in short... if you have an HD800, I'd say you owe it to yourself to spend that $10 to grab this.

    Side note: a resonator-type mod like the HD800S can be done without doing anything irreversible to your HD800, too, so please stay tuned for that. Though like Marv said, that's only for the perfectionist side of us. I'd be happy with the HD800 with this mod + a tube amp and a decent DAC like the Gungnir Multibit.
     
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    Can it be shipped to Singapore? I'd like to join the queue too
     
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    Great work! Please add me to the list. Thanks.
     
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    Count me in for a set too. Thanks for everyones effort in making this possible !!!
     
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    Please count me in too.... but am in france!
     
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    Yes. We can work out suitable arrangements. Really need to coverage postage, which can be expensive outside of North America.
     
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    Please send me one, too. Plan on getting the HD800s again this year.
     
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    Although Im a fairly new member of SBAF I would love to get in on this ! Living in Canada .... Cheers
     
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    Please add me! Just grabbed @SoupRKnowva pair an am quite excited. Thank you!
     
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    Add me to list please. Post payment info or anything you need. I'm in the United States, California.
     
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    I'll take a set
     
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    I'd like one too, please!
     
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