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What kind of wood would be good for rock/metal?
Whatever kind you like the looks of.
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What kind of wood would be good for rock/metal?
I'll probably end up going ebony, but its more expensive and very hard. As Aura said, go with whatever looks good.
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I think I'll just trust general judgment and get whatever everyone else gets then, that way it expedites the process a little.
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I think I'll just trust general judgment and get whatever everyone else gets then, that way it expedites the process a little.
Different kinds of wood will have very small effect on sound. Just choose what you think looks best.
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Different kinds of wood will have very small effect on sound. Just choose what you think looks best.
However, I might stray away from anything too soft like cedar as you don't want your cups dinged or blemished if you keep them for a while.

Just a thought.
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How about I have one of these beasts which I'm playing with.. Granted it isn't a headphone amp, I am using it as one to see what kind of change it would make itself. To say the difference wasn't dramatic would be a large understatement. It's a tube amp, so I'll assume a tube is driving the headphone output. I can only imagine what a good pair of headphones and amp would sound like..



What kind of equalization would you use to make up for the response inconsistencies in my headphones? Historically I wouldn't consider myself an audiophile however I have quite a bit of experience with live sound and all of the ins and outs associated with that. I've also run recording studios however both of those are different than 'professional' listening, if you will. Whereas with recording and live sound you're going for as close to flat as you can, there is a bit of preference involved with personal listening. I know for a fact that software equalizers suck, so what do you all use?

http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCom...phID[]=213
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Does removing the button open up the airflow in any significant way? Oh, BTW, how long does it take to get the SR225 recabled?



OCN is on a headphone modding binge, too. What are you planning Namrac?
I did more than remove the button on that pair I replaced the grill with a more open grill to give it lots more air and detail. It lost a bit of bass slam, but it was much more neutral and overall better sounding.

It doesn't take too long to recable a pair of Grados. the longest part is taking them apart carefully because they're glued together rather well.
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How about I have one of these beasts which I'm playing with.. Granted it isn't a headphone amp, I am using it as one to see what kind of change it would make itself. To say the difference wasn't dramatic would be a large understatement. It's a tube amp, so I'll assume a tube is driving the headphone output. I can only imagine what a good pair of headphones and amp would sound like..



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http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCom...phID[]=213
Mmm, nice receiver you have there. Usually Sansui would simply throw resistors into the main amp circuit and call it a headphone circuit, which is a good thing given your unit there.

As far as EQ, do what sounds right to you. Personally, I would go with a 5 to 7dB per octave curve on the bass side (to about 80hz) and leave treble alone. Yes, the treble could stand for improvement too, but the driver in the HD280 is just not going to take EQ well there - it's response is simply too uneven in the high register.
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Mmm, nice receiver you have there. Usually Sansui would simply throw resistors into the main amp circuit and call it a headphone circuit, which is a good thing given your unit there.

As far as EQ, do what sounds right to you. Personally, I would go with a 5 to 7dB per octave curve on the bass side (to about 80hz) and leave treble alone. Yes, the treble could stand for improvement too, but the driver in the HD280 is just not going to take EQ well there - it's response is simply too uneven in the high register.
I had figured they had done something like that. Or at least hoped.

The HD280s are pretty decent for the price but the largest beef I have with them is their drop in the 6-10khz region. It just kills vocals and the clarity of them in my opinion. In addition the 10khz region is very hot and harsh sounding. After messing around with a few EQs for a while I got it pretty decent but you can still tell there are issues up there.
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FYI ...

To supplement some of my previous heads-up types posts regarding NiN's "24 Ghosts" release (which I think is quite nice) ...

YOu can also download all of the 24 Ghosts .flacs, *and* the stellar .PDF of included very beautiful photography, from the Internet ARchive Website.

This was published by the group (including Reznor) who collaborated on the release.

Totally legal and totally free. All tracks in .FlAC format.

Enjoy.

...

Nin's 24 Ghosts, at the Archive.org Website

...

Apparently, Reznor authored the post at the ARchive site.
    
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