Here are some more custom Sennheiser HD25-1 II – These were quite tricky to do as you can imagine as there is quite a lot of detail. It was quite fun though as we got to try out a new technique.
The texture in the background Rasta Flag was done by painting the headphones jet black then clearcoating it. We then sprayed a wet coat of bright white and then dabbed it off with a scrunched up plastic bag to leave a black and white random texture. Then we sprayed the flag over the top using transparent colours so the texture showed through. It was the first time we tried this and it worked out really well.
We think that Girl DJs are a little left out with most of the top pro DJ headphones being quite masculine looking. We can obviously help with that and are working on a mini site for people who want sexy headphones that can match your outfit 😉
Check it out and let us know want you think
Well… Peter Luts ( http://www.peterluts.com/#/home ) has been super greedy and commissioned 3 custom pairs of Sennheiser HD25-1 . I really like the design and colour scheme on these. The finished models also had a blue cable to match the blue Adidas pads on them
Silver Plated OFC cable to decreases resistance and give more detail vs standard copper Teflon dielectric coating to help stop crosstalk between left and right channels Litz braided by hand from the jack to the Y split and then twisted pair to the HPSC connectors to further reduce crosstalk and inductance without straining the cable during production Soldered with silver solder - To keep the signal path as clean as possible. The cable is soldered directly to the Cardas HPSC connectors rather than splicing on the original sennheiser connectors which is done on some of the cheaper ones on ebay. Rhodium plated HPSC connectors - this stops corrosion, gives a great connection and rhodium is much harder than gold so less likely to ware off. Gold plated solid brass jack for quality and durability Carbon infused mono-filament shielding end to end to screen out RFI and EMI interference and because it sounds cool :) This stops radio and magnetic interference from other electrical items and things like mobile phones
Here are some fun ones we have recently finished. They have a ring of super bright UV LEDs around the earcup with laser cut blue plastic to cove them up they cost more than I thought to make as the laser cut bits cost £20 to get made but the effect is really good.
Here is the result of a bit of an experiment. A while ago sennheiser were kind enough to lend us a microphone to try airbrushing. To be honest the hardest bit was getting the thing apart without damaging it.
I gave it several coats of glow in the dark aqua then did the design over that so the glow shows through in the bits that were masked off
These were acustom pair made for Labrinth for sennheiser’s masters of sound promo
This was just for fun 😉
These have been done with the new UV red paint we had in. They glow v-brightly under UV Blacklight – ideal for standing out on stage. They also have one of our new HD25 Head Torches and UV red cable. They are for sale on eBay if you fancy them
Finally finished the Uber version of the HD25-1 mk ii. I have been working on them for a few months and they are just about there now.
These ones have 24ct gold gilding on them just for kicks. As you can see from the pick they are fitted with an audiophile grade cable.
Here are some of the mods that have been done. ( DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME UNLESS YOU HARE HIGHLY SKILLED AND HAVE A DELICATE TOUCH ) We can perform any of these mods for you for a sensible price
I have 24ct gold plated the springs in the sockets and gold plated some Cardas HPSC connectors to match – These have then been fitted to one of the hand braided audiophile cables and matched up with a neutrik jack
Mass loaded driver enclosure. I have added a little extra mass to the driver enclosure using lead strips and added some bituminous vibration damping material round that. This ensures more of the energy from the diaphragm goes into producing sound rather than vibrating the casing
On the back of the driver there is a similar arrangement and the bass ports are partially covered. The mass loading gives you more accurate bass but also more bass in general so the bass ports have been reduced to lessen the bass wilst keeping the extra detail
The pads have been washed to make them softer and the foam disc has been removed ( i like the extra bit if treble you get )
Inside the cup I have replaced the standard damping material which is a felt disc with more high end damping material – this helps them block out even more noise and makes the headphones sound more open – they sound less boomy and more like open back headphones.
We have some new toys now available… These HD25 head torches. They attach using a magnetized cable clam and can be pulled off to help you find things in the bottom of your record box then re-attach to help you read the dials on the mixer and of course you get to look like a borg.
They can be pointed in any direction and can be attached to either or both sides. The should be on our web shop by the end of the week