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01-03-2020 08:55 AM
Miiksu
Quote: Originally Posted by BonzaiTree View Post
So you recommend leather pads vs velour/microsuede?
I've heard that material affects the sound, which makes sense--but I haven't experimented yet for myself to see what I prefer (guess it depends on what the specific cans need).

That's one thing I've been wondering. Because I can get hybrid angled Brainwavz pads for $24 which seems tempting.

Edit: I think I'm going to wait to test out the headphones and then do some more research and then decide.
Genuine leather last long but may make the sound more piercing. Micro suede is good choice also. Angled increase upper midrange and that is good for planars. Hybrid is in the middle. I would take it if u can crap it for only 24$. Is it correct size?

And I haven't heared angled brainwavz oval pads. It may be even better than China M1060 angle sheepskins or not. It just so expensive that I try not to test every earpads in the world :d

Quote: Originally Posted by BonzaiTree View Post
Damn I need to stay out of these threads, head-fi and z reviews.
I ended up ordering a pair of the HF580's too. Now no more spending on audio for a while!!! lol
I had forgotten how good Echo TDS-16 sound when modded. Its easy to mod and fun Very flat sounding. This is a good headphone start with it if u are interested on that. Can't wear long on-ear headphones but for casual listening a good option. It would sound a lot better if full sized. Maybe doing some weird mod and make it over-ear, for the lulz!



Quote: Originally Posted by iamjanco View Post
Lol, it showed up:

Attachment 315776
I use 22uF 400V caps on my amp
01-03-2020 08:15 AM
BonzaiTree So you recommend leather pads vs velour/microsuede?
I've heard that material affects the sound, which makes sense--but I haven't experimented yet for myself to see what I prefer (guess it depends on what the specific cans need).

That's one thing I've been wondering. Because I can get hybrid angled Brainwavz pads for $24 which seems tempting.

Edit: I think I'm going to wait to test out the headphones and then do some more research and then decide.
01-03-2020 04:25 AM
Miiksu
Quote: Originally Posted by BonzaiTree View Post
Do you like these ones you purchased?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3282...9708e5d2fd160b

I don't mind springing for better pads if they're comfortable--I worry about those $5 ones being uncomfortable/scratchy. Are they fine?
Not anymore. I have better pads Best so far Brainwavz oval pads and M1060 Sheepskin angled. I'm just testing M1060 pad and I'm very suprised. May be the best pad for this headphone. 20€ is not much for sheepskin and angled. Example Brainwavz oval angled sheepskins cost double the price This is softer than Brainwavz pads and 50% cheaper! Very comfy. You need to only tape the pads to cans. You can use black tape or clear tape.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000...1dd84c4dLv0HAY
01-02-2020 08:44 PM
BonzaiTree
Quote: Originally Posted by Miiksu View Post
Dont forgot to get better pads. Stock pads are too thin.
Do you like these ones you purchased?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3282...9708e5d2fd160b

I don't mind springing for better pads if they're comfortable--I worry about those $5 ones being uncomfortable/scratchy. Are they fine?
01-02-2020 04:54 PM
Miiksu
Quote: Originally Posted by BonzaiTree View Post
Damn I need to stay out of these threads, head-fi and z reviews.
I ended up ordering a pair of the HF580's too. Now no more spending on audio for a while!!! lol
Dont forgot to get better pads. Stock pads are too thin.
01-02-2020 03:04 PM
iamjanco
Quote: Originally Posted by BonzaiTree View Post
Damn I need to stay out of these threads, head-fi and z reviews.
I ended up ordering a pair of the HF580's too. Now no more spending on audio for a while!!! lol
Lol, it showed up:

Attachment 315776
01-02-2020 12:14 PM
BonzaiTree Damn I need to stay out of these threads, head-fi and z reviews.
I ended up ordering a pair of the HF580's too. Now no more spending on audio for a while!!! lol
01-02-2020 05:50 AM
Miiksu
Quote: Originally Posted by BonzaiTree View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by Miiksu View Post
Complex back modifications and some simple front mods. I used high density foam, very fine metal mesh, double side tape, cleaning cloth, tinfoil, kinesio tape, felt and lastly magnetic sheets. See the HF580 thread at head-fi but my posts is on every corner. Not in the one big post. Also removable cable mod is optional but worth it [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
Dang dude nice [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
What would you compare them to now?

Also, on the opposite spectrum of planar bass, what are your guys' thoughts on entry level electrostatics? Like the Koss ESP/95X combo. On for $400 right now on the ol' Drop.
thanks 🙂 it took me quite long time to fine tune these. My first planar modded HP was echo tds-16. You van get it low as 50$ at eBay. Decent sounding over ear HP. Made in the 1990.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ECHO-N16-40...aYpGa&LH_BIN=1

Takstar HF580 is my best hp atm. Can't really compare. But it sound a good loudspeaker with paired subwoofer. I also made my own exciter hybrid floorstand speakers. It use vibration exciter drivers and orthodynamic drivers.
01-01-2020 02:06 PM
BonzaiTree
Quote: Originally Posted by Miiksu View Post
Complex back modifications and some simple front mods. I used high density foam, very fine metal mesh, double side tape, cleaning cloth, tinfoil, kinesio tape, felt and lastly magnetic sheets. See the HF580 thread at head-fi but my posts is on every corner. Not in the one big post. Also removable cable mod is optional but worth it
Dang dude nice
What would you compare them to now?

Also, on the opposite spectrum of planar bass, what are your guys' thoughts on entry level electrostatics? Like the Koss ESP/95X combo. On for $400 right now on the ol' Drop.
12-30-2019 11:52 PM
Miiksu
Quote: Originally Posted by BonzaiTree View Post
What mods did you do to the HF580?
Complex back modifications and some simple front mods. I used high density foam, very fine metal mesh, double side tape, cleaning cloth, tinfoil, kinesio tape, felt and lastly magnetic sheets. See the HF580 thread at head-fi but my posts is on every corner. Not in the one big post. Also removable cable mod is optional but worth it
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