SuperBAF Community HD800 Mod Waiting / Status List - CURRENTLY CLOSED

Discussion in 'Modifications and Tweaks' started by purr1n, Jan 6, 2016.

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  1. Nanekiu

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    Sure! will probably get the materials in 1-2 weeks depending on shipping and customs.
     
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    Great! Much appreciated. Just PM me when the time comes :)
     
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    Without coming across like a smartass Twat would it be safe to assume that this project has been backburnered?
     
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    If not I think I'll pull out on this one, I tried putting some of my own rug liner in and it touches my ears so I don't think I could deal with that. Ring/Trapezoid mods are it for me.
     
  5. foo_me

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    Is there a status update for this?
    While $10 is $10 it's still $10.
    For transparency sake, it would be helpful to know.
    Thanks.
     
  6. purr1n

    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    Did you pay and not get one? Let me check with @zerodeefex
     
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    I thought we were to wait for a production update before paying?
     
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    That's what I thought too.
     
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    Oh and while we are at it: I am actually not sure if I'll get anything, I mean I'm on the list but initially we were talking about 50 pieces and I'm number 51. So eh... will I get anything?
     
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    fraggler A Happy & Busy Life

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    I payed right after getting the shipping survey several months ago. No rush, but an update would be cool.
     
  11. zerodeefex

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    Half the US ones went out. The others were on hold until I had and validated the SuperDupont mods. They're packed but I'm trying to slip in some SD mods for those of you without a shipment yet.

    International folks, I'll ask for payment soon.

    Also, everyone's free to get a refund if they decide they like SD mod only or can make it themselves now that the instructions are posted. I mentioned that when I published the mod instructions, just PM me. I don't want anyone feeling like they're stuck paying $10 for something they can make themselves :)
     
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  12. SKiring

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    @zerodeefex you can remove me from the list! I already PMed you but I can imagine you being swarmed with PMs. I've got the material myself.
     
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    Yay! I'm an international folk.. :punk:
     
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    songmic Gear cycler East Asia edition

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    Here are my thoughts on the SuperBAF Mod:

    When I applied it to my previous HD800, the changes/improvements weren't as significant as I had hoped. The mids seemed more emphasized and the headphone became slightly warmer overall, but it was still a bright and 7K-peaky headphone all the same. I haven't tried the SuperDupont Resonator as I later purchased an HD800S, but I felt that SuperBAF Mod alone wasn't enough to get the job done. Maybe SuperDupont Resonator alone isn't enough either, I would try applying both and see the results.

    On the other hand, I absolutely love how the SuperBAF Mod has tamed my HD800S. It's somewhat ironic since the SuperBAF Mod was originally developed with the HD800 in mind, in a way to make it warmer sounding in the direction toward HD800S (although the SuperDupont Resonator was able to mimic it more closely). I felt that despite the Helmholtz resonator the HD800S leaned on the bright side of things, but with the SuperBAF Mod installed I no longer feel that way anymore. Not as warm as HD650 but on par with HD600 in terms of warmth and fatigue-less-ness to my ears. For example, SR-009, LCD-X, TH-900, TH-X00, HE-6, T1 are all brighter sounding than HD800S + SuperBAF Mod IMO. If you're concerned whether the SuperBAF Mod would adversely affect the headphone in any way, I can assure you that the SuperBAF Mod alone does not sacrifice or compromise the HD800S' transparency, imaging capabilities and other technicalities that make it an already superb headphone as far as I could tell. Even if it does to a small degree, it's barely noticeable and could be easily overlooked.

    Compared to my modded HD650, I wasn't entirely satisfied with the stock HD800S's tonality and thought I should keep both. With the SuperBAF Mod, I no longer miss the HD650. I've never felt more confident that I've reached my endgame headphone: HD800S + SuperBAF Mod. I'm pretty sure the HD800 + SuperBAF Mod + SuperDupont Resonator would come close.
     
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    Is this mod still available for purchase? If it is I would like to get in on it. \/
     
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    I paid back in January and was just wondering since there wasn't any activity on this recently nor any update when another member asked.
    I don't need a refund and wouldn't mind trying it out once it's ready.
    Even it was not going forward and the fees became a donation to SBAF, that would be cool too.
    Just wanted to understand where this mod stood.

    I appreciate all the efforts of the community and understand these things can take time.
    Since it's still active, then I'll wait.
    Thanks for the update!
     
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    Please remove me from the list.
     
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    Still happy to wait, zerodeefex, appreciate the update and the hard work!
     
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    Will there be more SBAF made?
     
  20. songmic

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    Unless someone else (possibly with a lot of time and resources in his hands) willingly steps up to continue mass production from where Zerodeefex has left off, then no. But he was kind enough to provide a template and detailed instruction for anyone to do it themselves free of charge.
     
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