The HD800 & HD800S thread

Discussion in 'Headphones' started by sorrodje, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. wormcycle

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    I do not know what it is exactly, I bought a MITRA leather case for Kann Cube and it was wrapped in it. It feels like very thin viscose fabric, texture and thickness of a toilet paper but very durable
     
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    I need to apologize to Evan for taking so long, but I should throw in what I can about the foam rings that I got from him. I have an OG HD800 with the SDR mod along with the unobtanium rug liner. Completely happy/fine with the results. Still an HD800, but without any real annoyances other than being a bit laid back (which I already have with my modded HD650s). Definitely lost some of the diffuse, wide soundstage, but with the benefit of more pronounced mids. With the foam rings, but without the dust cover and rug liner, I get quite a bit more excitement back without adding too many downsides.. Thanks probably to the SDR, still no problems with peaks, but get the unfettered powers of the HD800. Still not a ton of depth (maybe due to my Jot 2), but everything is more open and exciting. Mids not as prominent, but they don't fall back as much as I thought they might. I think the foam rings are a real alternative to the rug liner as a way to shape the sound of the HD800. SDR is still a must.

    At any rate, if Ev can make some more, I hope more HD800 diehards can try the foam rings and give more feedback. I have admittedly doo doo ears and can't often articulate eveything I hear (or know what I should be reporting on), so it would great if more people tried the mod out.
     
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    You were right, the problems with instrument separation were likely to reflections, not dust cover flapping.
    Thicker foam, lower density, it is much better now. I spent enough time now to compare with stock dust covers and it is more precise bass, treble that was really bothering me in some recordings does not anymore, and no loss of details. I think I will keep it.
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    I think I know what you're talking about. Laptop screens and tablets often come shipped with them as protective wrapping. I tried searching but couldn't find what they're called. I like the idea of durable toilet paper though, very environmentally friendly if you can re-use it.
     
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    I think that’s Tyvek or something closely related.
     
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    HD800 only or would you recommend it for HD800S as well?
     

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