Discussion in 'Headphone Measurements' started by cskippy, May 24, 2018.
Wow! I like your photo. Feeling like I'm in good company
You are in good company with these phones.
I purchased impedance adapters a long time ago and forgot about them.
I Just started using them with different amps.
The Crack is OTL and 120 ohm output. I am using a 150 ohm adapter and they have been on for several days. I just haven't needed anything else, music, movies, games.
I love the open stage. Verite is excellent but the room has walls. Verum is more like being outdoors and refreshing.
With the SW51+, I use the 80 ohm adapter and again it is an improvement.
I don't need one with the phonitor e.
Quoting two most helpful posts of this thread from my perspective.
1) Applying felt on magnets as per @Garuspik helped to kill tendency for unnatural brightness that bothered me at times, with some music. No more artificial reflections... well, mostly anyway.
2) Using Ether angled pads further neutralized the frequency response and corrected haziness and greyness in mids. The pads preferred by @cskippy are close second but only the Mrspeakers pads I feel truly and fully addressed the above concerns. Basically, true non-perf leather all the way for me. Note: The angled nature also somewhat improved on comfort and imaging ability of the cans.
In terms of timbre (overall character/colour), Verum 1 is now on par with my PMx2s = the only headphone I ever heard was satisfactory in this regard. And I heard a lot of them. This is mindblowing in my book. PMx2s are somewhat warmer tonally but they both give similar impression timbre-wise now.
In terms of tonality, I just sold LCD2 Classic w/ Vegan pads - my favourite in terms of frequency response. I would argue the Audezes were still more accurate in higher mids (more HD650-like) but overall the modded Verum 1 is just t here "enough". It just feels overall (more) uncoloured now while Audezes were a touch warmer and nasal than dead-neutral.
If you have issues with your Verum One similar to those described by me, the above suggestions might actually help to tackle them.
Verum 1 are so ... let's say good cause I'm constantly reading community suggestions and opinions. It's my shame that some percentage of first batch was defective, but lesson learned and people received warranty service and free leather pads (that were created also after community suggestions) as an "excuse me"
Yes, as @Magnetostatic_Tubephile said felt mod is rather effective. I didn't implement it in first generation cause it's time consumable. But anyone can but felt on self-adhesive tape, cut it on 3mm strips and glue on magnets.
Now I'm working on 2 projects:
1) Verum 2 - it will be an orthdynamic headphone (Verum 1 is isodynamic )but I'm not ready to speak about it yet.
2) Verum 1 mk2 - a version where almost all advices will be implemented. The main difference will be a headband.
It will be ~40 grams lighter (and that's significant, believe me), more comfortable and MUCH more good looking
And some photo of freshly from the oven new headband.
I have done felt on it and very like it. Can the new headband use on verum1?
Sorry, unclear what you tried to say. "isodynamic" sounds better for me, in several ways
Orthdynamic - planar with concentric ring magnets.
Isodynamic - planar with bar magnets.
Sure. And I'll sell it at self-cost to all Verum 1 owners. I personally hate when I buy some thing and in a couple of month manufacturer release new better version with the same price. So when it'll be finished i'll send several units for a test and then sell it for 40-50$ including shipping.
You're the first one to make that distinction I've seen on the interwebs. All of them consider both the same. Thanks for clarifying.
It's widely used definition:
From what I recall (though I am not a reliable source), the ortho vs iso distinction has been understood that way in the Euro block for a while. It's mostly the US that has mushed the meanings together.
wasn't "Orthodynamic" Yamaha's trademark?
I don't know Anyway, i'm not inspired by Yamaha. Here is Verum 2 magnetic system (one side)
To be honest i prefered the pre fazer audezes. I think that change was "too much" for my ears. I will try "garuspiking" them only partially and see how that goes.
I think I will skip the Verum 1 mk2 and go straight to Verum 2 instead
Applying felt on this is going to be pain in the ass.
Yes, but... It'll be my pain in the ass
sorry able see the picture.
Thinking about some redesign along with a new headband. What's your opinion?
I think these look pretty cool! Two thoughts/considerations come to mind. The first is that the design may be a bit too evocative of the Rosson Audio Design RAD-0 (very similar geometrical motif). The second is that the texture may be too much of a good thing. That is, it might clash with the aqua print on the cups. I actually like the “V” design on the grills of the Mk-1. Maybe there is a way you could freshen that up while retaining some of the classic Mk-1 design cues? Of course, this feedback is merely my opinion as a prospective Mk-2 buyer~
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