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I received my new JVA HA-RX900 headphones three days ago and have had them connected to my netbook 24 hours a day playing bassline music quite loudly (underneath two blankets). Today I received two sheets of Dynamat Original and modified the headphones according to this guide:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/381303/jvc-ha-rx900-modifications-a-picture-tutorial-56k-forget-about-it

I made all the modifications except the acoustic stuffing (I don't much care to drown out some of the bass plus I don't have any of this stuff). I also have no idea what people are saying that the extra weight of the headphones is uncomfortable - I don't notice the change at all..

Anyway, the sound quality is stunning, to say the least. I'm now testing them on my Asus Xonar D1 with increased bass and treble on the equaliser and with Dolby Headphone and Dolby Pro Logic IIx enabled on 192 kHz sampling rate. Wow!
Goodbye crap "gaming headsets" - no chance in hell they can match this setup. Best of all, these headphones cost me £55.45 and the Dynamat Original was £11.49 from eBay. Add these together and it's still a bit less than my old Roccat Kave "5.1 gaming headset".

A must buy for gamers not wanting to spend more than £100 on headphones!!

EDIT: Back to my netbook they go. One more day of burning in should complete the 100 hours! biggrin.gif
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Next thing you have to say good-bye to after crappy gaming headsets are gimmicky EQ effects.
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Originally Posted by cuad;12511845 
Next thing you have to say good-bye to after crappy gaming headsets are gimmicky EQ effects.

Hahaha really?
How are they gimmicky if they really make the bass heavier?
I'm loving how my entire head shakes with bassline music. Without the equaliser and Dolby effects, I get very little bass compared and gaming surround is diminished a noticeable amount. Can't call that gimmicky, by definition!
    
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I've had my JVC HARX900's for about a week now. Also just got a used Udac2, and have to say its a pretty sweet set up. I haven't even burned the phones in properly yet, and I plan to do the mods sometime in the near future. Thanks to everyone that recommending these great phones to the lurkers like me.

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Originally Posted by Battou62;12514564 
I've had my JVC HARX900's for about a week now. Also just got a used Udac2, and have to say its a pretty sweet set up. I haven't even burned the phones in properly yet, and I plan to do the mods sometime in the near future. Thanks to everyone that recommending these great phones to the lurkers like me.

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Definitely burn them in and do the mods - you'll be amazed at the difference. When I tried them when I first got them out of the box, I felt they sounded "alright". However, I did buy them because of everything I had read and knew that burning them in and modifying them would bring out the goodness, so no despair. Now I couldn't be happier - I've done the 100 hours burn-in and have the Dynamat inside. Love them!
    
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As these are my first "real" headphones, I think they sound great stock. I do plan on modding them as soon I get them broke in, though I'll probably only remove the felt over the drivers. I'm overly cautious when it comes to tampering with things.
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Originally Posted by Battou62;12524570 
As these are my first "real" headphones, I think they sound great stock. I do plan on modding them as soon I get them broke in, though I'll probably only remove the felt over the drivers. I'm overly cautious when it comes to tampering with things.

Hehe, I understand the feeling. I felt iffy about opening them up and sticking stuff in them but I realised whilst I was doing it that there was nothing to worry about at all. All the screws (there's very few) are very easily removable and once you do that, everything comes apart nicely with very few bits to worry about. I guess the only thing to be careful with is the thin signal wire once you open them up. Mind you, the actual cable is pretty damn long so you can pull them apart quite a lot before you are actually tugging the wire.

What you stick the Dynamat on to is simply plastic so there's nothing at all to worry about there. You do stick a tiny bit of Dynamat on top of the magnetic cover but it is just that, a cover, so nothing to worry about there either. It's very well worth doing as the removal of the felt didn't do anywhere near as much as the Dynamat, in my experience.
    
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Yup I pulled the felt rings out this wekend. It was pretty easy to do and the guide was very helpful. Removing some of the felt definately opens up the highs on these phones. I was playing some Rift this weekend and was suprised how awesome they sound and jhow good they work for positioning.
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HA-RX900s? *brofist* My headphones too.
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Yeah definitely, I love the positioning on the headphones. I play a lot of Battlefield Bad Company 2 online and these headphones really do give me a very similar positioning to my 5.2 speakers. Very impressed.
    
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