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Those who applied a Lawton driver dampening modification, please share your impressions! Was it a trade? Did the headphones loose something in sound quality, or the mod only made them sound better with no disadvantages?
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The E-MU Palo Santo cups are somewhere in between the stock Mahogany and Purpleheart cups... warmer and smoother than the Purplehearts, but better detail/precision in the bass than the Mahogany. Less bass impact than the Purplehearts but also smoother highs. Also 1/4 the price of Lawton cups...
VRacer111
Nice to know as I have a backup pair or Mahoganies as well. I just can't justify 500usd for cups no matter now nice they look (more expensive than the headphones themselves ) .This may be a better option I think. Thanks for the response.
Just thought I drop a comment for anyone that has these or want these and have ZMF or Audeze headphones or wires. I wanted to have replaceable cables and I had some cords for Audeze headphones so figure I cut the headphone cord and terminate them with mini xlrs and the mod came out being really easy and cheap. I think i got the connectors for $8 and with some trial and error and googling took me about 3 hours to put together. Iirc the brown wires were ground and the different colors were the hot/positive.
Can anyone tell me how to change out the ear pads? So far no answer on the Dekoni brand ear pad thread. BTW I love these headphones!
Jazz1
Hold the cup/driver frame in one hand and grab the outside of the pad near the frame and rotate pad slightly counterclockwise to unlock, pad will come straight out then just take mounting ring off pad and put on new pad - depending on pad this could be quite a chore. Then drop new pad with mounting ring straight into the large opening end of the slots and push down and rotate slightly clockwise to lock pad (should feel it catch).
VRacer111
Thank you so very much!
Hi, I have doubts between buying fostex thx00 ph or focal lear. I currently have a technical audio ws1100 and I want to take a leap to a more high range. I also had the opportunity to try the Hifiman 400s and I did not like them, then I tried Hifiman 1000 and it was spectacular, all the frequencies seemed when they corresponded my audiotechnica now sounded obviously aprende (entry level). Then what I am looking for is something that presents all the frequencies when it corresponds and with a good extension of these. It will be the focal elear or fostex the one that more approaches the hifiman he 1000 , keeping proportions and consederations in the price.
Thank you
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OsvaldoMV
I also haven't tried any Focal headphones yet, eagerly awaiting the Elex. I enjoy the purple hearts but they are more fun than accurate and can be muddy at times (the Lawton tune up helps with this). You will probably be happier with Elears based on their reputation for detail and accuracy.

If you purchase Elears from a dealer that allows returns, you could always send them back if you don't like them.
I do own both the modded Purplehearts with driver dampening with Ori pads and just got the Focal Elear. I really like the Elear but there’s something funky with the treble as it sounds very splashy to me.
it also could be my source as I run them through a Lyr2 and Jot. Haven’t tried my Project Ember yet but that’ll be tonight.
To my ears, they’re quite different in their presentations but as Vracer states, the Elear are more clean, more detailed, faster and dynamic. They do not have the bass impact of the Purplehearts, actually not even close. They have a great mid bass bump which gives them much warmth compared to the PH’s. They’re also very dynamic. I just can’t get past that splashy treble though and it’s an issue with me. Overall they’re a very solid HP and I just need to mess with my sources to see if I can do something with the treble.
Not sure best way to measure them, but they fit fine with some room in a Slappa Hardbody PRO case, which has interior dimensions of 4.5" (D) x 7.5"(W) x 8.75"(H):

http://www.slappa.com/HardBody-PRO-Full-Size-Headphone-case.html

Cups are ~4.1" diameter for a TH-X00.
A good test track for your TH-X00s whenever you get them!


https://youtu.be/c8vN5fKKdy8
Hey Massdrop Peeps!

I need the dimensions of these Fostex TH-X00 headphones as need to put them in a tough IP67 foam inserts case to take them travelling.

Thank you for your help!

:)
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Easily fits in Pelican 1300 case.
6EQUJ5
Thank you 6EQUJ5
anyone got a pair they want to sell in the uk pm me
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Ok I'll send you a PM with all the details tomorrow, I'm off to bed now, catch you later
Eh anyway, check this link here I posted all the details on Reddit few days ago:
https://www.reddit.com/r/AVexchange/comments/7mgtyo/euwtsnew_fostex_thx00_modded_wpaypal_trade/

I had to make a HeadFi account which has to be approved before I can send you any PMs
https://youtu.be/29iTkYSZ1qk
https://www.facebook.com/I.Love.MyDesy/videos/10155907564024561/

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