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Old October 12, 2010, 03:09 PM
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So I went ahead looking for a new set of headphones to replace my Razer Carcharias, which works fine but isn't winning the highest quality award. So, who else to look at besides Sennheiser (At least, in my price range). I was planning on picking up some HD555's on sale, but my friend who lives near an NCIX bailed out on me. So, I finally ended up at ADay2Long's FS thread and bought his PC350's, with the Hero Mod in mind. As was expected, bass was pretty lacklustre when I first plugged it in. But, enough talking, more pictures!

Here they are, basically straight out of the box. My house is dusty if you can't tell.



Now, I didn't really even think of taking pictures until someone (Dalton?) in IRC mentioned it, so this is a little bit in. All my tools and whatnot, I didn't use the Dremel however. I've already removed the ear pads and the screws for the right side at this point. The pads just pop off, but take quite a bit of force.



Close up of the right ear's insides.



Here's what I used to make the holes, pretty simple stuff. Heat the nail up with my butane torch and shove it through. Beats the chance of drilling it and having plastic shards stuck inside the driver. (Nail is post-mod, 2mm in diameter)




First hole done. Went pretty easily through, until the head of the nail burned my thumb through the glove I was wearing.



And here's what I'm guessing is the equivalent of a "Warranty void if removed" sticker. Oh well, just jabbed the screwdriver through it.




And here is where the problem happened. Tried doing the left side, and ended up having the nail cool down way quicker than the right side. Yeah, it was stuck pretty damn good. Just torched the part of the nail sticking out and yanked it. Either way, it ended up pretty good. I had to go and do it a second time because the bass was noticeably heavier in the right ear. You just have to make sure they're both about the same size.





And in the end I now have a headset with a nice punchy bass and clearer lows, instead of sounding like tin cans. Many people did 3+ holes, but the one hole seems to do quite a bit while not making it cause problems (Some people reported the bass lasting too long, for example).
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Old October 12, 2010, 03:35 PM
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ho that's pretty simple and damn inteligent! good one dude!
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Old October 12, 2010, 04:14 PM
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I came in expecting a Lian Li PC-V350
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Old October 12, 2010, 04:20 PM
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I think it's fitting to say...no PC350 is complete without this mod.
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Old October 12, 2010, 06:10 PM
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I must say my products come dust free!

Nice mod, hope you enjoy them!
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Old October 12, 2010, 06:39 PM
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Air holes in monitors are a sign of bad diaphragms :P

Good job on your mod, however :)
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So, just did this mod as well using a old mini screwdriver to make 1 hole on each & i gotta admit after heing some audio tracks (nirvana n soundgarden) you could hear more pronounced bass from them now.
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