Alex Grell (Sennheiser) on cables Oct 8, 2012 14:22:24 GMT
Post by Deleted on Oct 8, 2012 14:22:24 GMT
Oct 8, 2012 9:06:57 GMT @iancraig10 said:
I think we tend to tune headphones to our ears via the bass though so we put them in the position where the bass is maximum.
I would love to pull my D2000 apart and recable them with Cardas myself, dampen the back down (and tighten the cups while I'm at it), but I'm too much of a chicken and would probably destroy them.
If you are not absolutely sure that the Cardas cable will change the D2000 to your liking, if I were you, may I suggest that you do the physical dampening first because it would be much easier to reverse. I hate to see you recable one of your favorite headphones, and if they do not turn out as you expected, then feel stuck with the recabled ones, which at that point would be hard-wired, and harder to revert to their former state. I would feel very bad if this happens, and that it would have happened because of my experience, which you may have taken as example.
Every time I recable a new set of cans that require hard-wiring, I take a chance, and risk irreversibly damaging them, but I know that I only have myself to blame if something goes wrong, and am on my own! Needless to say that if after recabling you like the change and improvement, then I would be very happy. But, I don't want to feel responsible if the reverse turns out to be true.
What impressed me with the D2000 before recabling was that the bass tended to be a little boomy. One of the first things I noticed after recabling with the Cardas, among others, was that the bass, to my taste, was tightened just the right amount, and I didn't feel the need to dampen it further for fear of losing some of it.
As Alex suggested, Mike would be the person who can do this for you, but if I were you, I would make one change at the time. This way it will be easier to track cause and effect.
Please take the above said as friendly suggestions, coming from a place of care, and not wanting to see you get hurt. Of course, I know that you are a person who makes his own decisions, and I don't want to influence you one way or another.
Al the Best!
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With the Denon in particular, the cable is a nuisance. It's so tangly but a little bass dampening wouldn't hurt imo.
You are right; it is my favourite headphone as well. Don't worry, I wouldn't do anything drastic and I really don't take offence at suggestions!!
I don't like being so ham fisted is more like it. It's terrible. When I have to repair a heli, for me it's such a fiddly job with all the tiny parts and my bad eyesight!!!
I burned my finger with a soldering iron and din't find out until I could actually smell burning. I have no feeling in one finger.....
That's why I'm so damned helpless sometimes.