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I've seen more than one guy with his custom built speakers here in a build log or picture or something.
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I've never heard of anyone building their own headphones, post a build log if you do.

Like Tudj said, it's not common to even have a Hi-Fi forum on an overclocking website. Or a photography forum. But when i need to ask a question about either i always ask on OCN rather than head-fi or nikon cafe.
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JVC HA-RX300, Sony MDR-x150 The JVC's were cheaper and have better sound HAHA.

WOOOOOOO Pg. 939, just like my old AMD processor, I really liked that thing.
Edited by Killam0n - 2/15/11 at 3:29am
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Originally Posted by coreyL View Post
If you want bass, try the crossfade. They have enough bass to literally vibrate your skull from an iPod. You might even have to eq out the bass if the sound pressure bothers you too much from the bass.
But that's the real trick, isn't it? Getting enough bass in to add flavor, but not too much so it drowns out the other factors. When I say I love bass, I mean that I love what it adds, not that I want it to drown out everything else (which is why I will never have those car subs) That's actually why I ended up going with the 840s.
    
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Originally Posted by Killam0n View Post
JVC HA-RX300, Sony MDR-x150 The JVC's were cheaper and have better sound HAHA.

WOOOOOOO Pg. 939, just like my old AMD processor, I really liked that thing.
*looks at sig rig*

in other news, headphone audio's been taking a backseat so-to-speak lately. A 2 hour one-way drive gives wonderful incentives to put money toward a better car audio system...

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Originally Posted by coreyL View Post
Im not even joking. I really want to start building some headphones. I don't even care if my first few pairs sound liked balls. I already know that no one will help and I will get treat like a moron for wanting to build my own
I say go for it, I'm all for pathological DIY.
Problem is that you'll essentially be forced to use drivers/speakers/elements that you won't have any application-specific parameters to test. You'd essentially have to rig up a testing method in order to derive equivalent Thiele-Small parameters just so you could go about it in a methodical manner instead of trial-and-error. (yes I know T/S are particular to low-freq stuff, but I don't know what full-range equivalent exists)

The only stand-alone drivers I've seen are these from Parts-express, which aren't quite up to the specs you want. you could re-purpose a replacement element from say Sennheiser since you can buy individual replacements. But you don't get any info besides the impedance.

Also just found the elements for an EX-29, but again not to desired spec
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But that's the real trick, isn't it? Getting enough bass in to add flavor, but not too much so it drowns out the other factors. When I say I love bass, I mean that I love what it adds, not that I want it to drown out everything else (which is why I will never have those car subs) That's actually why I ended up going with the 840s.
It depends on the ears. From iPod amplification, it sounds awesome. I literally had them playing the dirtiest dubstep possible for weeks on end on a different iPod to burn them in while I just used my cx6. Then I set eq to full treble and burned it in another week while wearing them (left them on while hanging ony neck. Was on 24/7) they sound really amazing now for $130 on an iPod without eq. Best of all, they have a great soundstage. I'm extremely picky with my audio quality though, and my bx5a's are complete garbage in my mind, my headphones, even my sennheiser cx6 aren't that good at all. They won't stack up to focal, gallo, or ATC. Trust me.
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*looks at sig rig*

in other news, headphone audio's been taking a backseat so-to-speak lately. A 2 hour one-way drive gives wonderful incentives to put money toward a better car audio system...



I say go for it, I'm all for pathological DIY.
Problem is that you'll essentially be forced to use drivers/speakers/elements that you won't have any application-specific parameters to test. You'd essentially have to rig up a testing method in order to derive equivalent Thiele-Small parameters just so you could go about it in a methodical manner instead of trial-and-error. (yes I know T/S are particular to low-freq stuff, but I don't know what full-range equivalent exists)

The only stand-alone drivers I've seen are these from Parts-express, which aren't quite up to the specs you want. you could re-purpose a replacement element from say Sennheiser since you can buy individual replacements. But you don't get any info besides the impedance.

Also just found the elements for an EX-29, but again not to desired spec
It would be nice if better headphone drivers were abundant

As for car audio, when I start re designing my 93 DSM Eclipse, I'm going to literally take out ALL the car plastic siding interior and replace it with fiberglass and have a birch or MDF enclosure for focal drivers designed in the side door with easy removal for driver replacements. I'll probably have curvy red, metallic grey, or blue fiberglass siding with tribal air brushed designs on them. This way I can have that bass I want without my freaking car rattling and no gay plastic resonation, and it will look amazing while doing it.


Quote:
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That would be because this a forum for overclocking computers, not building headphones/speakers/subwoofers. You wouldn't expect to go on a forum for modifying cars and have people respond in great detail to your questions on how to setup watercooling or overclock a graphics card.

It's not that people don't want to help you, the majority simply cannot help you because they have no knowledge in that area.

There's nothing wrong with building your own, as long as you are aware of everything that is involved and required and you have or at least have access to all of the tools necessary to complete the job (which I doubt the majority of people do).

Don't take my comments in a negative way, I'd really love to see you design, build and enjoy a pair of custom headphones
One of my problems is when I say stuff I very fully intend to do like this, no one ever takes it seriously.. I'm a stupid 19 year old kid after all.
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i have me a pair of grado sr-80s and some senn hd555s.
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I'm extremely picky with my audio quality though
i lol'd
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just got my ATH-M50 in today. these are my first "real" headphones. sounds amazing to me

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i lol'd
quote taken out of context much? Corey's right when he says it won't stack up to those speakers. I'd love to own some ADAM or say, the Genelec 1031a. I feel that even the AV40 / DX4 (same thing really) don't stack up to lower end passive speaker hi-fi.
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