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Headphones are Defender ..... don't remember any more. Got them for free. One of the wires is taped on them
But work fine. A model might be in my sig.
    
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Has anyone ever thought of putting stuff like Dynamat inside HD595's? We're having people working on our house so I need something that at least silences the outside of the house. Some of you probably think it's an incarnation to the devil to do such things, but I do unfortunately not have enough money to buy a pair of DT700's.
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Has anyone ever thought of putting stuff like Dynamat inside HD595's? We're having people working on our house so I need something that at least silences the outside of the house. Some of you probably think it's an incarnation to the devil to do such things, but I do unfortunately not have enough money to buy a pair of DT700's.
By all means, try anything ... it's the way great things are discovered, afterall ...



But that said ...

I've never heard a headphone designed as an "open" headphone and which sounds good once closed. Hasn't happened ...

I have no idea why this is ... but it is ...
    
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By all means, try anything ... it's the way great things are discovered, afterall ...



But that said ...

I've never heard a headphone designed as an "open" headphone and which sounds good once closed. Hasn't happened ...

I have no idea why this is ... but it is ...
Your post is a bit unclear... are you saying you've never heard a closed headphone that was designed to be open, or you never heard one that sounded good?

Because I would hate to spend 20-30 bucks on sound isolation just to find out that my sound just really went crappy.

*EDIT*

How about dismantling/whatever the HD595's? I tried looking in the box, but the instructions were a bit unclear. It doesn't feel right when I try to do it. NVM figured it out
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Your post is a bit unclear... are you saying you've never heard a closed headphone that was designed to be open, or you never heard one that sounded good?

Because I would hate to spend 20-30 bucks on sound isolation just to find out that my sound just really went crappy.

*EDIT*

How about dismantling/whatever the HD595's? I tried looking in the box, but the instructions were a bit unclear. It doesn't feel right when I try to do it. NVM figured it out
Sorry for the mis communication ...

I mean to say, I've never heard a pair of headphones that were designed to be "open cans" ... that is ... the backs open, like the 595's, the HD600's, the Grado RS1's, etc. ...

That sounded good or even decent once closing the backs (via a cupped hand or even dynamat or otherwise) ... they just lose all their personality and dynamics ...

Again ... I'm not an afficionado regarding the open cans vs. closed cans design goal and implementation ... but there are obviously some huge differences between "open backed" cans and "closed back" cans that simply do not translate when trying to forcibly close or open one or the other and against what they were designed to be.

But that said ... I would also encourage you to try anything and everything as long as it's reversible and not damaging to your 595's ...

Have fun.

    
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anyone know the best manufacturers of 19J6 Tubes? The best I could find were Raytheons... did Bendix or Telefunk ever make them? I'm sure I could find some RCA/GE/Sylvanias... but I'm looking for the more rare tubes...
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Has anyone ever thought of putting stuff like Dynamat inside HD595's? We're having people working on our house so I need something that at least silences the outside of the house. Some of you probably think it's an incarnation to the devil to do such things, but I do unfortunately not have enough money to buy a pair of DT700's.
not really a lot of room to dampen anything in them...
http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/products.nsf/resources/0F7A212762B1AED2C12574330042F5DD/$File/HD_5x5_Changing_the_cable_eng.pdf
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